Buccaneers Free Agent Outlook Part I
By James Yarcho
Brandon Myers – Tight End
Brandon Myers was one of the “big” free agent signings when Lovie Smith joined the team in 2014. However, Myers has been a role player at best throughout his time and has been surpassed by Cameron Brate as the tight end pass catcher and Myers isn’t near as talented a blocker as Luke Stocker, so he’s been left in no man’s land.
The Bucs thought they had a plethora of tight end depth at the start of the season – until they all began dropping like flies leading to players like Alan Cross getting snaps. That being said, it seems as if the Bucs will likely address tight end in the draft with the likes of O.J. Howard if they decide he’s the best player available at nineteen, or perhaps Jake Butt or Michael Roberts in the mid-to-late rounds.
Some other pending free agent tight ends include Jordan Cameron, Jermaine Gresham, Larry Donnell, Levine Toilolo, and Luke Wilson. The re-signing of Brandon Myers seems like a long shot at best.