Brent Grimes is set to hit free agency, and I do not suspect either side has any interest in an extension after his comments regarding his commitment to the team and its correlation to his earnings. On top of this, it would be surprising to see former first round pick Vernon Hargreaves make it through camp this year as he has been an utter disappointment thus far in his career.
While it is possible for the team to snag a corner in the second or third round of the draft, expect them to pursue a low risk, high reward signing in free agency; Jason Verrett fits that bill. The former first round pick of the Chargers is set to hit the open market, and after tearing his ACL this past offseason and missing the entire year, paired with the depth that Los Angeles has at the position, it seems unlikely that he will return to the team.
With promising youngsters Carlton Davis and Justin Evans, adding a veteran presence to the locker room not named Grimes would be a big boost for the Bucs defense, now manned by Todd Bowles. Considering he is coming off of a serious knew injury, it could be suspected that Verrett could sign a short-term “prove it” deal, and if this is reality, the Bucs should pursue his services.