James Wilder – RB
- Playoff Games: 2
- Conference Championship Appearances: 0
After the Bucs made the playoffs in his first two seasons with the team, James Wilder probably felt like he was going to appear in way more than just two postseason matchups in his NFL career. Unfortunately for Wilder, he never got an opportunity to compete in any additional playoff games after his second year in the league.
Even during his best season in the NFL back in 1984 when he represented the Bucs in the Pro Bowl after rushing for 1,544 yards and 13 touchdowns, it still didn’t result in a playoff appearance for the talented running back.
Donnie Abraham – CB
- Playoff Games: 10
- Conference Championship Appearances: 1
Just like Warrick Dunn, Donnie Abraham left Tampa a season too early. After spending his first six years in the NFL with the Bucs, Abraham signed with the New York Jets in 2002 and watched as his old team went on to capture that season’s Vince Lombardi trophy.
Abraham, who accumulated the second-most interceptions of any Tampa player in team history, had several opportunities to participate in the playoffs. But none of these opportunities ever resulted in him playing in a Super Bowl as the 1999 NFC Championship with the Bucs is the closest he ever came to reaching the big game in his career.