Buccaneers trenches get stronger with yet another return

William Gholston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports
William Gholston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports /

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have another veteran returning to the team, this time bringing some beef to the trenches. It’s just another reason why the Buccaneers’ offseason has been a resounding success.

We knew going into the offseason that the probability of the Bucs repeating the offseason they had a year ago in terms of retaining their own was basically zero. However, that’s not to say that Jason Licht and company haven’t come darn close.

Criminally underrated interior defensive lineman William Gholston announced via his agency’s Twitter account that he will be back with the Buccaneers:

While the details of the contract have yet to be announced as of this writing, we can surmise that Gholston will be back in Tampa Bay for next season at the very least, and that is enough reason for fans to rejoice.

Gholston has been one of the more unsung heroes on the Buccaneers roster, but especially as it pertains to the defense (obviously). With a roster full of huge names, Gholston’s name might not be the biggest amongst casuals, but his game certainly warrants it.

In his ninth season with the team, Gholston enjoyed a career-high in sacks with 4.5, and will now be back a tenth to mark a decade in Tampa Bay. Games are won and lost in the trenches, and the Buccaneers are making sure they win as much as possible with this move. Sure, the futures of players like Ndamukong Suh and Jason Pierre-Paul in Tampa Bay appear bleak, but with young studs still in the fold, and with the return of Gholston, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers appear to be just fine up front and rushing the passer. That’s not even mentioning the fact that the upcoming Draft class appears to be chock full of talent.

William Gholston’s return might not make the most headlines compared to other moves when is all said and done, such as the story of his career, yet it is still a massive positive moving forward.