Trade targets that are tied to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are approaching a crucial trade deadline, and they may make some moves to improve the team for a deeper playoff push.

Good teams always get better at the trade deadline. These teams get off their bad contracts and bring in talented players for cheap from desperate teams, and the Buccaneers are desperately trying to prove that they aren’t just a good team but a great team.

Tampa Bay is off to a hot five and two start with a favorable matchup against the depleted New York Giants tonight in primetime. The Bucs need to win this game to remain playoff favorites, but the moves off the field could help take the team to the next level.

Teams like the Baltimore Ravens and the Kansas City Chiefs are the poster children for franchises that make the right moves when they’re available. It may be hard to replace a player that is playing at a decent level for a superstar, but making the playoffs comes from smart business decisions in most scenarios.

While the Buccaneers aren’t favorites to make any significant trades before the trade deadline, there have been some rumors that have understandably surrounded some players that could be involved in dealings with the Buccaneers.