The Buccaneers aren’t done with their free agent shopping spree, as reports have already lined the Tampa Bay team to multiple free agents who are coming to Tampa to meet with team officials.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, the Buccaneers will meet with veteran quarterback Josh McCown first, before he meets with any other team. This is encouraging news for the Bucs, who will almost certainly offer McCown a chance to start should he defeat Mike Glennon in offseason competitions.
McCown has never been a great player, but in the system Jeff Tedford hopes to run, the ideal quarterback is one who understands the offense and distributes the ball quickly. McCown is more than capable of that, and has the experience and ability to trump Glennon in a competition, should the NC State product not improve.
The Bucs will also meet with former Seahawks corner Walter Thurmond III, according to Jason La Canfora. He’ll stop in Jacksonville first, but then head to Tampa to meet with the Bucs. If Gus Bradley (a former Seattle assistant) doesn’t win Thurmond over, Lovie Smith will get a chance to pitch the former nickel corner on the chance to help fill the void left by Darrelle Revis.
And finally, the Buccaneers will meet with Michael Johnson and put him through a physical once he arrives in Tampa ahead of what should be an easy process of signing paperwork and introducing the former Bengal as the team’s free agent centerpiece this offseason.