Here are five familiar players the Buccaneers may release prior to week one of the 2017 season.
It may be an off time for the NFL as far as on the field, but it is far from an off time for people like Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht. Obviously he works hard all year, but one could argue that we are in his busiest time. Right now, he is in the final two weeks of preparation for the NFL draft. He is evaluating and making his final draft board. He is also reviewing the remaining free agents to see if any of them could potentially bring the Bucs some help.
Though it is early, he is also evaluating the current roster. Publicly, he will tell you that none of that happens until the team hits the field for workouts. That’s the right thing to say, but it’s only human nature to think about what this roster is going to look like. Where is he going to make changes to the depth chart? Who needs to go to make room for draftees? Those thoughts are starting to happen, believe me.
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As bloggers, we don’t have to be shy about the fact that we are already having those thoughts. The offseason is a time where two things happen in blogs; review and speculation. We all are speculating about what is going to happen with the draft.
This morning, the speculation is a little bit different.
This morning we are taking a look at the current roster. Obviously it’s an early look, since the draft and workouts have not occurred yet. But either way, we can start to see how this roster might be shaping up. We know the needs, and we have an idea of where the team may be going in the draft.
So let’s speculate. This morning, we present four players that could be released prior to week one of the 2017 season. Some may be obvious, others may not be. Again, these are just early thoughts based on the roster, performance, and potential changes on the horizon.