Buccaneers That Must Stay? A Pewter Plank Roundtable
Kourtnei Brown has been cut 10 different times in his career, but the Bucs shouldn’t make it 11. Keeping the former Clemson Tiger would likely force Tampa Bay to carry six defensive ends, but it’s a move that would pay off. Brown may only have four tackles this preseason, but he would be a good piece to have for depth on the defensive line. He came up with a sack against the Cleveland Browns last week, making it eight in the game for the Tampa Bay defense. When I was watching the defensive line during training camp, Brown was a guy that stood out to me as someone who could be a productive part of an improved pass rush.
Two years ago, Jacquies Smith burst onto the scene as an effective pass rusher for the Bucs and just last year, Howard Jones showed some promise off the end as well. Both guys were once undrafted free agents, just like Brown once was. Brown could be the next Buccaneer defensive end to make the team off the roster bubble and make an immediate impact.
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