The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost two players from the 2012 roster today, and neither is a surprise. The first move was a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles, getting rid of never-used often-injured wideout Arrelious Benn in exchange for a upgrade in draft picks and a conditional 2014 draft pick which is likely dependent upon making the roster and playing time.
The Bucs have traded WR Arrelious Benn & a 2013 7th round pick to Philadelphia for a 2013 6th round pick & a conditional 2014 pick.
— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@TBBuccaneers) March 15, 2013
The next deal was losing a player the Buccaneers had pretty much given up on. Roy Miller, a defensive tackle who saw his playing time decrease drastically over the course of the season, has signed a contract with the Jaguars. The Buccaneers brought back Corvey Irvin, as we reported, and he will likely compete for time at defensive tackle, along with whatever players the Buccaneers bring in this offseason to bolster the defensive line.
BREAKING: DT Roy Miller agrees to a 2-year deal with #Jaguars
— 620 WDAE, Tampa Bay (@620wdae) March 15, 2013
The Buccaneers have not surprised anyone with these reports, as Benn was reported to be on the trading block for days, and Miller’s departure was rumored weeks ago. I believe the Benn trade is definitely a positive for the Buccaneers, as he was unneeded and any value at all for him is a bonus. The loss of Miller really doesn’t bother me, because of all the defensive linemen this season, he had the least impact, and was the most replaceable.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated with any more breaking news.