Buccaneers: 3 free agents Tampa Bay needs to get on the phone right now

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Three free agents the Tampa Bay Buccaneers need get on the phone right now

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are currently 1-1 on the season and they have a lot of work to do if they want to reach the postseason for the first time in 12 years.

The Buccaneers opened up the season with a loss to the New Orleans Saints, but avenged themselves at home with a victory over the Carolina Panthers. Now- as they move toward a streak of games that includes the Broncos, Chargers and Bears- the Buccaneers need to come away with some key wins to preserve their place in the standings early in the season.

While the roster seems to be coming together nicely, that doesn’t mean Tampa Bay has all of its holes filled or that the franchise couldn’t still waive a player or two and make a move to better position themselves moving forward.

Here are three free-agents that it certainly wouldn’t hurt to give a phone call to following the first two weeks of the season for the Buccaneers.

3. Paul Richardson, WR

The Bucs have had some injury troubles at wide receiver early this season and though it seems that everyone is okay long-term, there has been one major disappointing factor and that’s rookie WR Tyler Johnson.

Johnson, who many believed would be the No. 3 wide receiver this season, has made absolutely zero impact. Could the Bucs work out a minimal deal to get Antonio Brown and solidify that wide receiver room? After all, Tom Brady could use all the help he can get with how the offensive line has looked the first couple of weeks.

While Paul Richardson is by no means a Pro-Bowler, he could provide added depth especially if the Bucs suffer any more injuries at the position or if Johnson is never able to get going. Richardson isn’t a guy we’d see Tampa Bay bringing in immediately, but someone to keep an eye on as the season progresses.