Moving down the list of reliable options, running back Devonta Freeman was another name that started getting some buzz about joining the Buccaneers at the end of May.
A report had come out that the Bucs had offered Freeman, but he disputed this quickly on Twitter, saying no such deal was offered.
While Freeman did shoot down the rumor, he made it clear that he was not against playing for the Bucs, they just had to contact him.
Realistically speaking, one of the only reasons for the Bucs to sign Freeman is if Ronald Jones experiences a massive injury before the start of the season. Jones looks to be in command of the starting job, and Freeman doesn’t want to get paid backup running back money.
If Tampa Bay gets to the point where they are unsure about the future of their running back room, Freeman should be one of the top names that the team pursues.
Freeman has made it clear that he is willing to wait for the right contract to come along and will not play in 2020 if the right deal doesn’t isn’t offered, so there is a chance that he will still be available depending on the needs of the Buccaneers closer to the start of the season.