Though we are a Bucs-centric site, PewterReport.com will be tracking all of the big-name free agents in real time here on this page, because where players go could affect other moves around the league, and could ultimately be players the Bucs face at some point.

Just because you may not see a player’s name on this list right away, that doesn’t mean we won’t be adding them as rumors and reports start to come out about different players with the start of the open negotiating period on Monday, March 11 at noon prior to the official start of free agency on Wednesday, March 13.

Make sure to refer back to this page to get not only the official signings of the players, but also any well-sourced rumors of where some of the big-name players may be going before it happens. When players are signed, we will update that next to their name with the team and contract details, if known.

BUCS FREE AGENCY RUMORS
*UPDATED: MARCH 14 – 10:30 AM

• The Bucs have some mild interest in Jacksonville’s T.J. Yeldon because of his receiving ability, and might have signed him by now if they hadn’t added Andre Ellington already. But the coaching staff knows Ellington well and he handled third-down duties for Bruce Arians in Arizona.

But the real running back to watch for the Bucs is newly released Isaiah Crowell, who played for new Tampa Bay defensive coordinator Todd Bowles in New York last year. In a February SR’s Fab 5 last year, PewterReport.com’s Scott Reynolds implored the Bucs to sign Crowell, but the previous coaching staff wasn’t as fond of his game film. The former Cleveland back signed with the Jets instead.

Browns RB Isaiah Crowell - Photo by: Getty Images
Browns RB Isaiah Crowell – Photo by: Getty Images

Crowell rushed for 685 yards and six touchdowns on 143 carries (4.8 avg.) with the Jets last year, in addition to catching 21 passes for 152 yards. At 5-foot-11, 225 pounds, Crowell is built similarly to Peyton Barber, who signed a one-year deal to remain with the Bucs, but a bit more explosive. Crowell has rushed for 3,803 yards and 27 touchdowns on 880 carries (4.3 avg.).

If the price is right, the Bucs could be really interested in Crowell. This one bears watching as the veteran running back free agent market is quickly drying up with Atlanta’s Tevin Coleman heading to San Francisco and New Orleans’ Mark Ingram going to Baltimore on Wednesday.

• Tampa Bay only had lukewarm interest in free agent defensive end Markus Golden and likely won’t be trading for Cleveland’s Emmanuel Ogbah, either. The Bucs need help at strongside defensive end, and that position requires a bigger body to hold up at the point of attack.

Ogbah and Golden are better pass rushers than Will Gholston, but aren’t nearly as stout against the run as what the Bucs are looking for. Keep an eye on Boston College defensive end Zach Allen in the second round of the draft. Allen had a formal interview with the Bucs at the NFL Scouting Combine.

• Despite the Bucs re-signing of inside linebacker Kevin Minter and adding “moneybacker” Deone Bucannon, Tampa Bay isn’t done at linebacker. The signing of Bucannon and the re-signing of Minter and Bond will not preclude the Bucs from drafting a linebacker in free agency – even in the first round. Tampa Bay met with both LSU inside linebacker Devin White and Michigan inside linebacker Devin Bush at the NFL Scouting Combine and the Bucs like both players.

• We are sticking with our reporting that despite the Bucs signing Ryan Griffin to a two-year contract, Tampa Bay is still interested in signing former Bucs quarterback Mike Glennon as Jameis Winston’s backup if the price is right, as PewterReport.com reported on Friday. That was a role Glennon occupied from 2015-16 before leaving to go to Chicago to be the Bears’ starter. After one year in the Windy City, Glennon left for Arizona in 2018 where he played for Bucs offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich.

Bucs QBs Ryan Griffin & Jameis Winston and former Bucs QB Mike Glennon
Bucs QBs Ryan Griffin & Jameis Winston and former Bucs QB Mike Glennon – Photo by: Cliff Welch/PR

Tampa Bay will likely carry three quarterbacks this year and Glennon and Griffin would compete for the No. 2 job behind Winston in training camp. The Bucs are concerned that Glennon could be lured to QB-needy Miami where there is a greater chance he would see the field sooner there rather than in Tampa Bay behind Winston, who is entrenched as the starter.

• The Bucs didn’t have any interest in former Cardinals receiver John Brown either, and the feeling was mutual. Brown grew tired of Bruce Arians’ touch practices in Arizona and admitted such last year in playing with Baltimore. The 28-year old Brown, who hasn’t caught more than 42 passes for 715 yards and five touchdowns in any season over the past three years, is now on his third team in three years after signing with Buffalo for $27 million over three years.

• Once punter Bradley Pinion was signed, re-signing Cairo Santos made sense for Tampa Bay because Pinion can also handle kickoffs, which was Santos’ weakness. Santos is an accurate kicker, but not known to have a big leg.

Given the Bucs’ kicking woes over the past decade, especially since general manager Jason Licht has run the team since 2014, expect Tampa Bay to add another quality kicker to the mix to have some legitimate competition in training camp. Wouldn’t be surprised if that veteran competition is former Tampa Bay kicker Matt Bryant.

• The signing of wide receiver Breshad Perriman was a surprise that just materialized on Tuesday when he opted out of his one-year, $4 million contract with Cleveland after learning that the Browns had traded for wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. to start opposite Jarvis Landry. Licht and director of football administration Mike Greenberg were incredibly opportunistic and getting Perriman, who has great size at 6-foot-2, 215 pounds and blazing 4.25 speed, to come to Tampa Bay.

2019 NFL FREE AGENT ACTIVITY
*UPDATED: MARCH 17 – 10:30 PM

Quarterback

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick– Signed two-year deal with the Dolphins

QB Case Keenum – Denver to trade Keenum to Washington for a swap of picks with the Broncos getting a sixth-rounder and the Redskins getting a seventh-rounder in 2019.

QB Joe Flacco – Ravens to trade Flacco to Denver for a fourth-round draft pick in 2019.

QB E.J. Manuel – signed a one-year deal with Kansas City.

QB Mike Glennon – released by Cardinals.

QB Nick Foles – Expected to sign with the Jacksonville Jaguars on a four-year deal worth $88 million.

QB Blake Bortles – Expected to be released by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

QB Matt Ryan – Atlanta converts $8.75 million of Ryan’s base salary into a signing bonus. Creates $7 million in cap space for the Falcons.

QB Teddy Bridgewater – Expected to re-sign with the New Orleans Saints.

QB Ryan Tannehill – Traded to Tennessee Titans for draft picks.

QB Brett Hundley – Expected to sign with the Arizona Cardinals on a one-year deal worth $3 million.

QB Tyrod Taylor – Agreed to terms with Los Angeles Chargers on two-year deal.

QB Ryan Griffin – Signed two-year, $2.9 million deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

QB Matt Schaub – Signed two-year extension with the Falcons worth $3.78 million.

Running Back

RB Carlos Hyde – Signed a one-year deal with Kansas City worth $2.8 million after being released by the the Jaguars.

RB Duke Johnson – Reportedly being shopped by Cleveland due to the acquisition of Kareem Hunt, according to NFL.com. Johnson has been drawing the interest of several teams with Tampa Bay potentially being one.

RB Alex Collins – Released by the Baltimore Ravens

RB Kareem Hunt – Signed by the Cleveland Browns for one-year worth $1 million.

FB C.J. Hamm – Tendered as a restricted free agent by the Vikings

RB Raheem Mostert – Tendered as a restricted free agent by the 49ers.

FB Kyle Juszczyk – Team option picked up by 49ers.

RB Frank Gore – Agreed on a deal with the Buffalo Bills for one-year worth $2 million.

RB Mike Davis – Agrees to sign with the Chicago Bears for a two-year deal worth $6 million with a maximum of $7 million.

RB Latavius Murray – Expected to sign with the New Orleans Saints on a four-year deal worth $14.4 million.

RB Le’Veon Bell – Expected to sign with the New York Jets on a four-year deal worth $52.5 million.

RB Brandon Bolden – Expected to sign a two-year deal with the New England Patriots.

RB Mark Ingram – Agreed to terms with the Baltimore Ravens on a three-year deal worth $15 million.

FB Jamize Olawale – Re-signing with the Dallas Cowboys.

RB Adrian Peterson – Re-signing with the Washington Redskins on a two-year deal worth $8 million.

RB Tevin Coleman – Signs two-year, $10 million deal with the San Fransisco 49ers.

RB Mark Ingram – Signed a three-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens.

RB Zach Zenner – Signed a one-year extension with the Detroit Lions.

RB Kenjon Barner – Signed a one-year deal with the Atlanta Falcons.

Wide Receiver

WR Chris Conley – signs with Jaguars

WR Pierre Garcon – Released by San Francisco.

WR Antonio Brown – Traded from Pittsburgh to Oakland for a third- and fifth-round draft pick in 2019.

WR DeSean Jackson – Bucs to trade Jackson and a conditional seventh-round draft pick in 2020 to the Philadelphia Eagles for a sixth-round draft pick in 2019.

WR Danny Amendola – Signed a one-year contract with Detroit for a $4.5 million base salary and a chance to get up to $5.75 million with incentives. Amendola was released by Miami on Friday.

WR Sammie Coates – Signed one-year deal with Kansas City.

WR Darren Andrews – Cut by New England.

WR Michael Crabtree – Cut by the Baltimore Ravens.

WR Torrey Smith – Team option picked up by the Carolina Panthers.

WR Daniel Williams – Cut by Cleveland Browns.

WR Robby Anderson – Tendered as a restricted free agent by the New York Jets.

WR Emanuel Sanders – Team option picked up by Denver Broncos.

WR Jamison Crowder – Expected to sign with the New York Jets  on a three-year $28.5 million guarantee.

WR Adam Humphries – Expected to sign with the Tennessee Titans for a four-year deal worth $36 million.

WR Devin Funchess – Expected to sign a one-year with the Indianapolis Colts worth $13 million.

WR Josh Bellamy – Expected to sign with the New York Jets on a two-year deal worth $7 million.

WR Josh Gordon – Low restricted tender worth $2.025 million placed on Gordon by the New England Patriots.

WR Jaydon Mickens – Jaguars will not tender a contract for Mickens.

WR DeVante Parker – Re-signs with the Miami Dolphins on a two-year deal worth $13 million.

WR John Brown – Expected to sign with the Buffalo Bills on a three-year deal worth $27 million.

WR Cole Beasley – Expected to sign with the Buffalo Bills for a two-year deal worth $17 million.

WR Breshad Perriman – Signs with Buccaneers for a one-year deal worth $4 million.

WR Cordarrelle Patterson – Intends to sign with the Chicago Bears on a two-year deal worth $10 million.

WR Odell Beckham Jr. – Giants to trade Beckham to the Cleveland Browns for a first-round and third-round pick in 2019, and safety Jabril Peppers.

WR Tyrell Williams – Intends to sign with the Oakland Raiders.

WR Geronimo Allison – Tendered by the Green Bay Packers.

WR Golden Tate – Signed a four-year, $37.5 million deal with the New York Giants.

WR Donte Moncrief – Signed a two-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers

WR Phillip Dorsett – Signed a one-year deal with the New England Patriots

WR Andre Roberts – Signed a two-year deal with the New York Jets.

WR Maurice Harris – Signed with the New England Patriots.

WR Kevin White – Signing with the Arizona Cardinals

WR Jordan Matthews – Signed with the San Fransisco 49ers.

 

Tight End

TE Logan Paulsen – Re-signs with Atlanta

TE Tyler Eifert – Re-signs with the Bengals for two years

TE Dwayne Allen signed a two-year deal with Miami on Saturday after being released by New England.

TE Charles Clay – Signed one-year $12 million deal with the Arizona Cardinals

TE Nick Boyle – Re-signed with the Baltimore Ravens for three-years worth $18 million.

TE Dion Sims – Cut by the Chicago Bears.

TE Darren Fells – Cut by Cleveland Browns.

TE Jason Witten – Signed by Dallas Cowboys for one-year worth $3.5 million.

TE Jermaine Gresham – Cut by the Arizona Cardinals.

TE C.J. Uzomah – Re-signs with the Cincinnati Bengals for a three-year deal worth $18 million.

TE Jesse James – Intending to sign with the Detroit Lions on a four-year deal worth $25 million.

TE Tyler Kroft – Agrees to terms with the Buffalo Bills on a three-year deal worth $18.75 million, and a chance for $21 million with incentives.

TE Demetrius Harris – Intends to sign a two-year deal with the Cleveland Browns.

TE Clive Walford – Signed a one-year deal with the Miami Dolphins.

TE Marcedes Lewis – Re-signs one-year, $2.1 million deal with the Green Bay Packers.

TE Luke Stocker – Signed a two-year deal with the Atlanta Falcons.

TE Matt LaCosse – Signing with the New England Patriots.

TE Jeff Heuerman – Re-signing to a two-year, $9 million deal with the Denver Broncos.

Offensive Line

T Ereck Flowers – Set to visit the Redskins

OG Earl Watford – To sign with Buccaneers

T Cedric Ogbuehi – Signs with the Jaguars

LT Donovan Smith – Re-signed by Tampa Bay to a 3-year, $41.25 million contract.

LT Donald Penn – Released by Oakland

G Kelechi Osemele – Reportedly being traded from Oakland to the New York Jets.

G Kevin Zeitler – Traded from Cleveland to the New York Giants for outside linebacker Olivier Vernon and the 155th draft pick in 2019.

G Ramon Foster – Re-signed by Pittsburgh to 2-year, $8.25 million contract.

C Markus Pouncy – Re-signed by Pittsburgh to 3-year, $29 million contract.

G T.J. Lang – Released by the Detroit Lions to save $8.8 million. Lang played two years for Detroit, making the Pro Bowl in 2017.

T Marcus Gilbert – Traded from Pittsburgh to Arizona for a sixth-round pick in the 2019 draft.

RT Jeremy Parnell – Cut by Jacksonville.

C John Sullivan – Cut by Los Angeles Rams.

G Ted Larsen – Signed a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears.

G Jon Halapio – Re-signed with NY Giants for one-year.

C Spencer Pulley – Re-signed with the NY Giants for a three-year deal worth $9.6 million.

OL Jeremiah Sirles – Re-signed with Buffalo Bills for one-year worth $805,000.

C Spencer Long – Signed with the Buffalo Bills for a three-year deal worth $12.6 million.

RT Demar Dotson – Team option picked up by Bucs.

OT Trent Brown – Intends to sign four-year, $66 million dollar deal with Raiders including $36.75 million guaranteed.

G Mike Remmers – Cut by Minnesota Vikings

OT Jason Peters – Signed to one-year deal worth a max $10 million, with $5.5 million guaranteed, with Philadelphia Eagles.

G Jonotthan Harrison – Re-signed with the New York Jets on a two-year deal worth a maximum $6 million.

OT Bobby Hart – Signing with the Cincinnati Bengals with a three-year deal worth $21 million.

OG Stefen Wisniewski – Team option declined by Philadelphia.

C Mitch Morse – Intended to sign with the Buffalo Bills on a four-year deal worth $44.5 million contract.

OT JuWan James – Expected to sign with the Denver Broncos on a four-year deal worth $52 million.

OL Billy Turner – Expected to sign with the Green Bay Packers on four-year deal worth $29.5 million.

OG Rodger Saffold – Expected to sign with the Tennessee Titans on a four-year dwell worth $44 million.

LG James Carpenter – Intends to sign a four-year deal with the Atlanta Falcons.

C Matt Paradis – Expected to sign with the Carolina Panthers on a three-year deal worth $27.03 million.

OG J.R. Sweezy – Expected to sign with the Arizona Cardinals on a two-year deal.

OG Oday Aboushi – Expected to sign with the Detroit Lions on a one-year deal worth $2 million.

OT Kevin Pamphile – Re-signing with the Tennessee Titans on a one-year deal.

OG A.J. Cann – Signing with the Jacksonville Jaguars on a three-year deal worth $15 million.

RT Ty Sambrailo – Cut by the Atlanta Falcons.

RT Daryl Williams – Re-signing with the Panthers on a one year deal.

OG Josh Sitton – Expected to sign with the New York Jets.

OT Bobby Massie – Re-signed to a one-year, $7 million deal with the Cleveland Browns.

OT Ty Nsekhe – Signing with the Buffalo Bills.

OT Cameron Fleming – Re-signed two-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys.

OG Mike Iupati – Signed a one-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks.

OG D.J. Fluker – Re-signed two-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks.

OG John Miller – Signed a three-year, $16.5 million deal with the Cincinnati Bengals.

T- LaAdrian Waddle – Agrees to join there Buffalo Bills

OG Max Garcia – Signed by Arinzona Cardinals

C Max Unger – Retires from the Saints

 

Defensive Line

DT Zach Kerr – Re-signs with Broncos

DE Vinny Curry – Cut by Buccaneers, visiting Bengals on Monday

DE Frank Clark – Seattle used franchise tag worth $17.1 million.

DT Jonathan Hankins – Re-signed two-year deal to stay with the Raiders. Terms not reported.

DE Brandon Graham – Re-signed by Philadelphia to a 3-year, $40 million contract.

DE Michael Bennett – Traded from Philadelphia to New England for a fifth-round pick according to ESPN.

DE Margus Hunt – Re-signed by Indianapolis to 2-year, $9 million contract.

DT Malik Jackson – Cut by Jacksonville, signs with Philadelphia Eagles on a three-year deal worth $30 million.

DT Andre Branch – Cut by Miami.

DT Grady Jarrett – Atlanta used franchise tag worth $15.2 million.

DT Jordan Phillips – Re-signed by the Buffalo Bills for one-year worth $4.5 million.

DE Bryan Cox Jr. – Tendered as a restricted free agent by the Carolina Panthers

DE Demarcus Lawrence – Dallas uses franchise tag worth $20 million.

DT Daniel Ross – Re-Signed with Cowboys on a one-year deal.

DT Cassius Marsh – Team option picked up by 49ers.

DT Malik McDowell – Cut by the Seattle Seahawks.

DE Vinny Curry – Cut by Bucs

DE Angelo Blackson – Agreed to three-year, $12 million deal with Houston Texans.

DE Joel Heath – Re-signed with Houston Texans to one-year deal.

DE Trey Flowers – Intended to sign with the Detroit Lions.

DT Shemar Stephen – Expected to sign with the Minnesota Vikings on a three-year deal worth $12.45.

DT Sheldon Richardson – Expected to sign with the Cleveland Browns on a three-year deal worth $36 million.

DE Henry Anderson – Re-signs with the New York Jets for a three-year deal worth 25.2 million.

DT Quinton Jefferson – Tendered by the Seahawks at a fifth round level.

DE John Simon – Expected to sign with the New England Patriots.

DT Stacy McGee – Cut by the Washington Redskins.

DT Brandon Mebane – Re-signed by the Las Angeles Chargers.

DE Alex Okafor – Signed with the Kansas City Chiefs.

DT Christian Covington – Signed with the Dallas Cowboys.

DT Malcom Brown – Signed a three-year, $15 million deal with the New Orleans Saints.

DT Mike Pennel – Signing with the New England Patriots.

DT Steve McLendon – Re-signed with the New York Jets.

DT Daniel McCullers – Re-signed two-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Linebacker

OLB Davante Bond – Re-signed by Tampa Bay for one year.

OLB Dante Fowler Jr. – Signed a one-year deal worth $12 million to stay with the L.A. Rams.

OLB Justin Houston – Released by Kansas City in a salary cap move. Houston was set to make $15.25 million in 2019.

OLB Jadeveon Clowney – Houston used franchise tag worth $17.1 million.

OLB Dee Ford – Received the franchise tag by Kansas City worth $15.4 million. Chiefs trade Ford to the San Francisco 49ers for second-round pick in the 2020 draft.

OLB Olivier Vernon – Traded to Cleveland for guard Kevin Zeitler and the 132nd pick in the 2019 draft.

ILB Sean Lee – Restructured contract with Dallas to a $3.5 million base salary with the opportunity to make up to $7 million in incentives.

LB Denzel Perryman – Received a 2-year deal, $12 million to stay with the Los Angeles Chargers.

LB Mark Barron – Cut by Los Angeles Rams.

OLB Tank Carradine – Signed a one-year deal with Miami worth $1.25 million.

LB Thurston Armbrister – Cut by Arizona Cardinals.

LB Josh Bynes – Cut by the Cardinals.

LB Lorenzo Alexander – Re-signed by Buffalo Bills for one-year worth $3.75 million.

LB Jared Norris – Re-signs with the Carolina Panthers on a two-year deal worth $1.69 million.

LB Sam Acho – Cut by the Chicago Bears.

LB Jamie Collins – Cut by the Cleveland Browns.

LB Justin March-Lillard – Re-signed with the Dallas Cowboys for one-year worth $720,000.

LB Nicholas Grisby – Cut by Lions.

LB Antonio Morrison – Cut by Packers.

LB Dakota Watson – Team option picked up by 49ers.

LB Kwon Alexander – Signed four-year, $54 millon deal with the San Fransisco 49ers that includes $27 million guaranteed.

LB Craig Robertson – Re-signed by the Saints on a two-year deal worth $4 million

LB Terrell Suggs – Expected to sign with the Arizona Cardinals.

OLB Anthony Barr –  Expected to Re-sign with the Minnesota Vikings after initially intending to sign with the New York Jets.

ILB C.J. Mosley – Expected to sign with the New York Jets for a five-year deal worth $85 million.

LB Khalil Mack – Restructures contract with Bears by converting $13 million of Mack’s salary and roster bonus into a signing bonus. Creates $11 million in cap space for Chicago.

LB Za’Darius Smith – Expected to sign with the Green Bay Packers on a four-year deal worth $66 million.

OLB Preston Smith – Expected to sign with the Green Bay Packers on a four-year deal worth $52 million.

LB Ryan Shazier – Steelers will keep Shazier’s contract in 2019, putting him on the PUP list. It allows Shazier to continue having an active NFL players’ insurance and gain another pension year.

LB Thomas Davis – Intended to sign with the Los Angeles Chargers

ILB Jordan Hicks – Expected to sign a four-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals worth $36 million.

LB Deone Bucannon – Expected to sign with the Bucs on a one-year deal.

LB Preston Brown – Re-signed with the Cincinnati Bengals on a three-year deal worth $21 million.

LB Damien Wilson – Agreed to terms with the Kansas City Chiefs.

LB Kevin Minter – Re-signing with the Bucs.

LB Ray-Ray Armstrong – Re-signing with the Cleveland Browns on a one-year deal worth $2.25 million.

LB Zach Brown – Cut by the Washington Redskins.

LB Mychal Kendricks – Re-signed by the Seattle Seahawks.

OLB Cameron Wake – Signed with the Tennessee Titans.

LB David Mayo – Signed with the San Fransisco 49ers

ILB Neville Hewitt – Re-signed with the New York Jets.

OLB K.J. Wright – Re-signed two-year, $15 million deal with the Seattle Seahawks.

OLB Shaq Barrett – Agree to terms on a one-year, $1.5 million deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

LB Jake Ryan – Set to sign with the Jaguars

Cornerback

CB Marcus Cooper  – Re-signs with Detroit

CB Kevin Johnson – Cut by Houston, now expected to sign with the Buffalo Bills.

CB Nevin Lawson – Set to be released by Detroit in a salary cap move. Lawson has been a starter the past three seasons after being drafted in 2014.

CB Dontae Johnson – Signed a one-year deal with Kansas City.

CB Jomal Wiltz – Signed a two-year deal with Miami worth $1.08 million.

CB Brandon Carr – Team option picked up by Baltimore Ravens for $7 million.

CB Captain Munnerlyn – Cut by Carolina Panthers.

CB Elie Bouka – Cut by the Philadelphia Eagles.

CB Chris Maragos – Cut by the Philadelphia Eagles.

CB K’Waun Williams – Team option picked up by 49ers.

CB Akeem King – Signed by Seahawks for one-year worth $1 million.

CB Darryl Roberts – Re-signs with New York Jets.

CB Justin Coleman – Expected to sign with Detroit Lions on a four-year deal worth $36 million.

CB Buster Skrine – Expected to sign with the Chicago Bears for a three-year deal worth $8.5 million.

CB Kareem Jackson – Agreed to a deal with the Denver Broncos on a three-year deal worth $33 million.

CB Bradly Roby – Expected to sign with the Houston Texans on a one-year deal worth $10 million.

CB Steven Nelson – Expected to sign with the Pittsburgh Steelers on a three-year deal worth $25.5 million.

CB Eric Rowe – Expected to sign with the Miami Dolphins on a one-year deal worth $3.5 million.

CB Jason McCourty – Re-signing with the New England Patriots on a two-year deal.

CB Pierre Desir – Re-signing with the Indianapolis Colts on a three-year deal.

CB Brian Poole – Signed one-year, $3.5 million deal with the New York Jets.

CB Tony Lippett – Signed a one-year deal with the New York Giants.

Safety

S Kentrell Brice – Drawing interest from Bucs, Texans, Colts

S Kurt Coleman – Cut by New Orleans.

S Tashaun Gipson – Cut by Jacksonville, expected to sign with with the Houston Texans

S Glover Quinn – Cut by Detroit.

S Jahleel Addae – Released by San Diego, saving the Chargers $5.5 million.

S Eric Weddle – Signed a two-year deal with the Los Angeles Rams worth up to $12.5 million on March 8th after being released by the Baltimore Ravens on March 6th.

S Colin Jones – Received a 2-year deal, reportedly worth $2.6 million, to stay with the Carolina Panthers.

S Antoine Bethea – Released by Arizona, saving the Cardinals $4 million. Expected to sign with the New York Giants on a two-year deal.

S Colin Jones – Re-signed by Carolina Panthers for a two-year deal.

S Darian Thompson – Re-signed by Dallas Cowboys for one-year worth $720,000.

S Darian Stewart – Cut by Denver Broncos

S Erik Harris – Re-signed with the Oakland Raiders on two-year deal worth $6.5 million.

S Anthony Harris – Minnesota Vikings place a second-round tender on Harris.

S Anthony Sendejo – Option declined by Minnesota Vikings, making him a free agent.

S Landon Collins – Expected to sign with the Washington Redskins on a six-year deal worth $84 million.

S Kenny Vaccaro – Re-signs with the Tennessee Titans on a four-year deal worth $26 million.

S Jonathan Cyprien – Cut by Titans.

S Tyraan Mathieu – Intends to sign with the Kansas City Chiefs on a three-year deal worth $42 million.

S Chris Banjo – Agreed to terms with the New Orleans Saints on a three-year deal worth $9 million.

S Lamarcus Joyner – Expected to sign with the Oakland Raiders on a four-year deal worth $42 million.

S Adrian Amos – Intended to sign with the Green Bay Packers on a four-year deal worth $37 million.

S Earl Thomas – Signing with the Baltimore Ravens on a four-year deal worth $55 million.

S Eric Berry – Released by the Chiefs.

S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix – Signed a one-year, $3.5 million deal with the Chicago Bears.

S Jimmy Ward – Re-signed with the San Fransisco 49ers.

S Andrew Adams – Signed with the Detroit Lions

S Terrence Brooks – Signed a two-year deal with the New England Patriots.

Special Teams

K Robbie Gould – San Francisco used franchise tag.

P Brett Kern – Re-signed by Tennessee for 4 years for $12.55 million.

K Kai Forbath – Cut by Jacksonville.

LS Reid Ferguson – Re-signed with the Buffalo Bills for three years worth $2.75 million.

LS Casey Kreiter – Re-signs with Denver Broncos for one-year worth $1 million.

LS Carson Tinker – Cut by Jaguars.

P Matt Wile – Tendered as a restricted free agent by the Minnesota Vikings

K Aldrick Rosas – Re-signed by the Giants for one-year worth $645,000.

P Bryan Anger – Released by the Bucs.

P Bradley Pinion – Expected to sign with the Bucs on a four-year deal.

K Cairo Santos – Signs with the Buccaneers.

K Will Lutz – Agreed to terms with the New Orleans Saints on a five-year deal.

K Jason Meyers – Intending to sign with the Seattle Seahawks.

K Cody Parkey – Released by the Chicago Bears

P Jordan Berry – Re-signed two-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers

K Chandler Catanzaro – Re-signed with the New York Jets.

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50 COMMENTS

  1. Lots of good safties out there. Go Bucs!

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    • Bucs already signed a safety. Isaiah Johnson providing coverage with Gerald McCoy providing (no)pressure. No walls were hurt in the filming of this play!

      Watch this classic Bucs play vs. the Steelers!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhQAK8_bzpg

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  2. Kwon wants 11 to 13 mill?! So long kwon, you ain’t worth that. As for mesean, hes gone and wont be missed.

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  3. Just read the Vikings are shopping Xavier Rhodes. That should be a trade Licht should try and make. Not sure what it would take to get him but he is an ideal corner for our new defense. I wouldn’t give up a first or second but a third hell yes. He cap number is around 10 mil so it is doable

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    • Crazy that Rhodes is being shopped.

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    • Rhodes has the size to compete with the top receivers in the NFC south, I would love for him to come here but I just don’t see it happening with our limited cap space.

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  4. Another quick note. Because of a deep DL draft class a lot of veteran DL are out there now.

    Vet DL + vet ILB + vet CB + vet S = Better defense overall for the Bucs.

    Offense needs a vet guard for sure and a vet WR/return specialist

    Special teams: Kicker AND Punter.

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  5. I think we will be busier in FA than people think. We will sign, mostly middle and lower tier guys, but I expect a lot of new faces next year.

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  6. Where are you SurferDudes?

    Trenton Brown expected to be way OVERPAID by the Raiders. 4-years/$66million.

    Gruden strikes again.

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    • Bucs getting Donovan Smith for 3 years $41 million is looking better and better every minute.

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      • Yes!!! Great news! Bucs midseason pick up LB Kevin Minter, who was formerly cut by BA in AZ, will be back next year to play special teams!

        #SpecialTeamsAreSoSpecial

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        • So far, it’s been a bloodbath.

          Hump and Kwon were key pieces and their production will be missed, even if they were overpaid by their new teams. D.Jax will also be a good fit in Philly once again.

          Cap space is at approx $13m and will be more when Bucs cut failed 2018 free agent Mitch Unrein. That is enough to sign Peyton Barber, Kevin Minter, the rookie pool, K, and a Long Snapper. That solves the teams short term needs to field a team assuming they draft a MLB, DT, and RG that are good enough to start this year.

          Longer term, Nassib is on the last year of his rookie deal, McCoy is 32, JPP is 31, David is 28, Dotson is 34, and Winston will get a mega deal next season if they keep him.

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  7. By the looks of things the Bucs seem to be happy with the current roster. Keep the high priced old, under performers, divas, deadweight FA’s signed over the last few years to crowd out the cap space for young guys in their prime. But hey, at least Licht will feel good about it.

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  8. Finally traded Jackson!

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  9. I WANT to be sad when I see all these teams signing (usually over-paying) big name free agents as we (the Bucs) sit here on the sidelines if you will. But I keep reminding myself that we’ve “Won” the off-season here a few times recently and what has it gotten us? Last place in the NFC South. If we were a contender and just needed that one (or two) pieces to play for a championship then sitting idly would be more maddening. As it is a high priced player or isn’t going to put US over the top. I have NO IDEA what the Bucs are planning this off-season…. I just HOPE that they have one.

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  10. Welcome to Tampa, BA. You’re seeing today what we see every year. Your GM friend hired you to make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear. Good luck. You’ll need it. Top talent goes elsewhere. Bucs might get 5th tier talent. It’s a Bucs life.

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    • Be careful to not confuse Top Names with Top Talent, The Bucs for the first time in years are not trying to win FA. Just sit back and look at some of these contracts being signed and the GM’s offering them, this was Jason Licht just 1yr ago. Don’t worry there is plenty of talent to go around, we don’t need quality names as much as we need quality depth. Think of this as the BA effect.

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      • I need some of that stuff you’re smoking. Bucs ranked last or in the bottom 5 of every major defensive category last year. Vs QBR, vs pass, vs rush, total yards, turnovers and scoring.

        Now they’ll be better because Kwon is gone and the new coaches are going to “tailor” the scheme to the strengths of the leftover players?

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        • Rank last because of Mitch Urein, Beau Allen & Vinnie Curry. PUFF PUFF PASS

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          • BA effect? More like BS effect.

            Remember when Gruden was hired by the Raiders last year for 10 years and 100 million? AFC West is as tough a division as NFC South.

            Expect Bruce Arians to be lucky to get to .500 next year with or without scapegoats Vinny Curry, Mitch Unrein, and/or Beau Allen.

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      • Agreed.

        Just need a competent veteran guard, safety, WR, CB and LB and then bring on the draft. No reason to overpay when the Bucs need NFL average at these respective positions.

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  11. Looks like round 1 is about over, I think we make some moves in the next coming rounds of FA. Sad to see our guys go but there was no way we could’ve nor should’ve paid them what they got from other teams. Watching all the big names leave the board is bitter sweet but I believe it is part of the plan. We should start making some moves coming up soon.

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    • Time to fill some of the holes on the roster with proven vets and then focus on the draft.

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  12. Anyone heard any rumblings on whether McCoy is staying or going?

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  13. Two former Arians players that I was hoping would reunite with him, Honey Badger and John Brown, have signed elsewhere.

    Bucs doing nothing. What’s their money at?

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    • $13.5 million in cap space after trading Jackson. Still trying to sign Barber supposedly. At a minimum, they will put a 2nd round tender on him and he will earn $3 million in 2019. Rookie pool will be over 9 million.

      They have 13.5m until they cut players who are under contract, and it appears they are in no hurry.

      Losing free agents Kwon Alexander and Adam Humphries give the Bucs nothing in 2019. Depending on playing time for their new teams, market value, and Bucs free agent additions, they could potentially earn the Bucs compensatory picks in 2020. The NFL doesn’t share their formula for awarding comp picks, so it is pure speculation until its awarded.

      Example: Glennon, Akkem Spence, and Russ Shephard left in 2017. DJax, Swaggy Baker, JJ Wilcox signed in free agency that year. Bucs were awarded a 7th round compensatory pick in 2018 even though Glennon was the highest paid QB in free agency by the Bears.

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  14. Wouldn’t it be better to sign Bortles versus Glennon?

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    • No. Straight up. This is because Bortles is awful. What have you seen from him that made you ask that question? I’m curious.

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  15. Quick recap as of right now:

    Re-signed starting LT D. Smith
    Re-signed special teams LB D. Bond
    Tendered Liedtke and I. Johnson
    Re-signed R. Griffin
    Signed S/LB D. Bucannon
    Signed P Pinion

    So far the Bucs are putting together the glue guys that this team needs. Still need help at ILB, DB, OG, K, and WR.

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    • Add in signing of RB A. Ellington

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  16. If not signing Iupati for RG, I hope Licht is talking with Wisniewski.

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    • That would be fine with me.

      According to recent reports Bucs have re-signed K Santos and have also signed WR Perriman.

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  17. Speed and more speed. WR Perriman clocked at 4.25 and LB/S clocked at 4.49. Bucs are getting faster.

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  18. What does Gruden have to do with any of this, the Bucs dodged a huge bullet by not signing him. Raiders are Stupid! As far as I am concerned the Bucs are playing their hand perfectly, why pay $$ for a bunch of names.
    As far as expectations for the season, you think we”ll be lucky to be .500 when free agency is just starting and we haven’t made any draft picks. Okay now I get it.

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  19. We had NFL average at our MLB position before we let him go. Kon wasn’t worth 13 million with a healthy knee and we had no idea how he was going to work out in a 3-4 scheme.
    I also remember Daryl Revis who not to long ago who we signed in FA for $16 mill who was coming off a ACL tear and all I heard was it took a year for him to get back to where be was because he was still rehabbing it. Great, so we payed him a mill a game to rehab with us. Thanks Dummynick.
    When these guys get big fat contracts with two years guaranteed money the majority of them get soft and we have seen it here countless times. Personally, I’m glad we are staying out of the first wave of FA.
    Guys like Brandon Myers, Clinton McDonald and yes, even Beau Allen were great bargains, played decently for us and performed much better for us than stiffs like Swaggy Baker, those two FA clowns from the Bengals and that CB we got who twittered out he was going on a Carribean vacation after he got suspended for PEDs.
    In my humble opinion, the only ding we have suffered so far is the loss of Humpries and I think Pierre Garcon would look good in pewter and red.

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  20. Big Sombere, now many times have I heard people and coaches say they want players who will run through walls for them and not quit on plays
    Apparently we have one.
    Instead of chuckling about it, be thankful for it.
    Sure wish the Bucs hasn’t cut Alvin Adams. Led the team in INTs and he was definitely a ball hawk who thought once the ball was in the air, he had just as much right to it as anyone.

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  21. Look at this way; we’ll see if the main issues were coaching and culture, or if Licht truly sucks at evaluating talent. Based on what Alexander and Humphries are going to be making on their new teams, I’m leaning towards the coaching / culture side.

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  22. Why can’t I reply to someone else’s comment? It just moves down to the bottom instead of below the comment I’m replying to.

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  23. A RG and a CB would be the icing on the cake for this free agency period. Then onto the draft.

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  24. “The signing of Bucannon and the re-signing of Minter and Bond will not preclude the Bucs from drafting a linebacker in free agency – even in the first round.”

    How do you draft someone in free agency?

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  25. Matt Kalil?????

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  26. TJ Yeldon would be nice. Bring the big boi in.

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  27. Adam Schefter saying the Bucs signed LB Shaq Barrett.

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  28. Still need a vet guard, vet OT, another vet RB, and a vet DB.

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  29. I like that Licht and BA have a plan and are sticking to it. Rarely have we had success with big ticket FAs so I’m happy to see us not wasting money on any this year. We’ve built up our depleted LB group and picked up what could prove to be a steal in Perriman. He’s saying the right things in regard to building chemistry with Winston and if they’re true, will provide the same threat DJax should have when he was here.

    I’m still hoping to see a veteran CB and or S signed but I honestly am not all that familiar with the available FAs in those positions. At RB I’d love to see us grab Crowell if he’s available at a good price. I saw Kalil just hit the market as well and he’s probably worth kicking the tires and seeing what he’s asking.

    Looking forward to a good draft and seeing what BA can do with the pieces he’s got available. The accountability he brings should bode well for the team.

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  30. Bucs just signed veteran OL Watford. Watford has played both guard spots and right tackle.

    Still need a vet CB and a vet S.

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  31. Please tell me the salary for Shaq Barrett is a typo! It says the Bucs signed him to a 1yr/$15MILLION deal?? That has to be $1.5mil, right??

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    • I believe it was $4 mil with incentives up to $1 mil

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  32. i noticed, too, that it was 1st reported that he signed a one year deal for $ 4 million and this article says $15 million. It needs clarification.

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