While coming as not a big surprise, Ian Rapoport tweeted Monday afternoon that the Bucs are shopping tackle Anthony Collins and if a trade partner isn’t found last year’s free agent replacement for Donald Penn will be released.
Collins was part of a prized free agent class that was signed on the opening day of free agency last March but wore out his welcome in Tampa Bay by the end of the season. Collins, a former Bengal reserve, started and played in 10 games for Tampa Bay last season and struggled with consistency on the field and battled some injuries. Collins managed to get into the organization’s dog house, and was a healthy scratch over the last few weeks of the season. Sources told PewterReport.com that the team wasn’t happy with Collins effort to rehab from a late season injury.
For now Tampa Bay has Demar Dotson pegged to start training camp as the starter at left tackle, creating a void on the right side where Dotson has played well the last few years.
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