Safety J.J. Wilcox is coming in for a visit with the Buccaneers.
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It has been a big start to free agency for the Buccaneers. DeSean Jackson joins the fray on the offensive side of the ball, and Bucs Nation went crazy. They added Chris Baker to line up with Gerald McCoy and friends.
Jason Licht was just getting started. The team then officially announced they were re-signing Jacquizz Rodgers and Chris Conte. We had reported the news on Rodgers earlier in the week, but now he and Conte, whom we hadn’t heard about, are official.
It sounds like Licht has more work to do. Wednesday yielded a report that the Bucs had interested in safety J.J. Wilcox, previously of the Dallas Cowboys. According to Jenna Laine of ESPN, that interest is moving ahead, as Wilcox is set to come to Tampa Bay for a visit.
First, we have to take our hats off to Jason Licht. He is making a big statement to the rest of the league that he is serious about taking his Bucs to the next level. Licht is also leaving no stone unturned, no matter if it is the big free agent like Jackson, or the next level for a player like Wilcox.
Secondly, the Bucs have a need at the position. With Conte signed, Wilcox would make a third safety under contract. He’s known as a hard hitter, which is important on the back-end of a defense. There is an intimidation factor, as it doesn’t hurt to have a guy back there that will make wide receivers hesitate before going over the middle.
It also would still give the Bucs the flexibility to draft a safety during the first two days of the draft. All in all this wouldn’t be a bad idea at all.