Buccaneers Free Agent Outlook Part I
By James Yarcho
Josh Robinson – Cornerback/Special Teams
Another player brought in on a prove it deal, Josh Robinson became one of the key special teams players on the 2016 Buccaneers team. Although he didn’t see much playing time at cornerback, his value as a gunner on punt coverage was well worth the $2-million dollars he was paid.
As far as proving it, he certainly did that. With his emergence, he may be challenging Russell Shepard for special teams captain in the near future.
His ability to play corner certainly adds value at the position for depth should someone get injured and having a year in Smith’s system is a major bonus. The Bucs will likely still target corner in free agency or the draft as they’ll look to bolster the corps in preparation for Brent Grimes to either move on or retire after his contract is up.
Robinson isn’t a starting caliber corner, but he’s valuable enough to the team to make sure he returns in 2017.