Down two receivers overnight, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers must get saavy in rebuilding the wide receiver position by targeting overlooked free agents.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers took the “less is more” approach yesterday in watching both Adam Humphries and DeSean walk out the door yesterday on the first day of the tampering period of free agency. The team now finds a gaping hole at the wide receiver position leaving Mike Evans and Chris Godwin as the only two contributing receivers from the 2018 season on the roster.
The Buccaneers gave Jackson his wish and traded him back to the Philadelphia Eagles in addition to a 2020 seventh round pick in order to net a sixth round pick in the upcoming draft, giving them more ammunition to work with. In addition to the departure of Jackson, Humphries took an offer of $36 million over four years from the Tennessee Titans, an offer the Buccaneers could not match.
Now the Bucs will rely on the fast-rising Godwin to step into the number two role next to Evans, Tampa Bay needs to add another piece or two behind them to build depth at the wide receiver position. Without much money to play with, here are some potential bargain free agent pass catchers and players that the Bucs could bring aboard the ship in Tampa Bay to replace Jackson.