Demar Dotson is gone after 2019
The longest tenured Buccaneer entering the 2019 season will more than likely no longer be named as such. Demar Dotson is entering the last year of his contract, and after a decade of repping the pewter and red, he will probably be looking for a new team.
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He has made quite the career out of being a converted tight end and undrafted free agent of the Buccaneers back in 2009. Dotson has been the Buccaneers’ starting right tackle since 2012, and has been extremely reliable in that span as well, but after this year the Buccaneers are going to have to look elsewhere.
As previously mentioned, the Buccaneers could benefit from a shuffling of the line of scrimmage. Really only Ali Marpet and Ryan Jensen should be locked into their positions at left guard and center respectively, as the Buccaneers, if Williams is acquired, could move Dotson to right guard to cover up the massive void there, bump Smith over to the right side, and Plug Williams in on the left.
Having a talented offensive lineman further under contract, like Williams, for once Dotson moves on will be beneficial as the Buccaneers did not add any talent to the offensive line group this offseason and could be even shallower next year. Adding Williams would calm those fears a bit once Dotson is no longer a Buccaneer after the 2019 season.