The overhaul and purging of this Buccaneers’ roster cannot be overstated, and expect the defensive line to be impacted more than any other position. With Curry already axed, and McCoy appearing to want out, names like Beau Allen and Max Unrein could also get the boot.
While the team still has last year’s first round pick Vita Vea, Jason Pierre-Paul, Carl Nassib, and Noah Spence still under contract, another piece would add depth to the front four. And after all, Tampa Bay may be ready to move on from Spence as well, who has not performed the way that the team imagined that he would when he was taken in the second round in 2016.
A huge hole could be created along the defensive front, and another short term deal could be in the making for Sheldon Richardson. After hitting the market for the first time last year, Richardson signed a one-year, $8 million deal with the Seattle Seahawks. He could be looking at a similar deal this offseason.
The 28-year-old defensive tackle would provide a pass rush from the interior of the defensive line that would pair wonderfully with Pierre-Paul, who led the team in sacks last season. With a ton of cap space about to be freed up, the team could land Richardson on a bargain deal.