The first wave of free agency has completed and the Buccaneers have made a splash. What’s next? Which of Tampa Bay’s position groups still have needs that have to be addressed before the fall?
The Buccaneers did a whole lot in the first few days of free agency, filling some important holes on the roster. A few players left the team, some stayed and more joined. However, the Bucs still have needs to fill. Whether it comes through more free agency signings or the draft, Tampa Bay will need to shore up certain positions before the 2017 season kicks off.
One of the team’s most glaring needs heading into the offseason was a No. 2 receiver. On the first day of the new NFL year, the Bucs crossed that need off of their list with the signing of veteran speedster DeSean Jackson. D-Jax was the biggest signing for general manager Jason Licht, but other moves were made as well. Tampa Bay added defensive lineman Chris Baker and safety J.J. Wilcox, while also re-signing Chris Conte, Jacquizz Rodgers, Josh Robinson and Sealver Siliga.
So with the Bucs addressing a few different positions in the first week of free agency, what needs are left?