Four free-agents the Buccaneers could sign before training camp begins
Let’s be honest, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers don’t have much cap space as we trek towards the beginning of training camp.
With the addition of Tom Brady, as well as some other moves such as trading for Rob Gronkowski and bringing back Shaquil Barrett, Ndamukong Suh and Jason Pierre-Paul, the Buccaneers are facing very little wiggle room when it comes to the cap and the 2020 season.
The Buccaneers have yet to sign a rookie yet- and they know what those contracts will cost per the CBA- but that still doesn’t mean that they couldn’t restructure a few deals to make one or two more free-agency signings before it’s all said and done.
Here’s a look at four realistic free-agents the Buccaneers could sign before training camp. These are ranked for from least-likely to most-likely.
4. Darron Lee, LB
There’s one particular area that the Bucs need to build depth and that’s along the front-seven. They’ve got plenty of talent in the linebacker core with Shaq Barrett and JPP on the outside and Devin White and Lavonte David on the inside.
But there’s basically no depth or experience after that.
Darron Lee basically played primarily as a special teamer last season with the Kansas City Chiefs and has seemingly regressed since his starting days with the franchise just a year prior. That being said, sometimes all you need is some new scenery.
If Lee can’t find a match between now and the beginning of training camp, Tampa Bay could sign him to a relatively small one-year deal and that would at the very least give the Bucs quality depth and experience at the linebacker position.