Bucs Were Contenders to Land Marshall

Before Brandon Marshall ended up being traded to Miami, rumors were circulating that the Buccaneers could be a suitor for the talented wide receiver. Today, Pro Football Talk reported that Tampa Bay was in fact a heavy suitor for Marshall, as were the New York Jets and Seattle Seahawks.

The Jets nearly gave up a first-rounder for Marshall, which would have been the ideal plan for Denver. In Tampa’s case, they were not willing to give up the third overall pick (but who can blame them) to acquire Marshall.

With Marshall out of the picture, and Ted Ginn as well, the Buccaneers will lean towards the draft to address their receiving woes. Second round possibilities could be Golden Tate or Arrelious Benn, but if the Buccaneers were to turn to the free agent market for a veteran receiver, they could possibly consider bringing in the once dominent, but arrogant Terrell Owens.

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