The Buccaneers have finally cleared some roster space by cutting lame duck punter Bradley Pinion. They should add a tight end next.
The Buccaneers have finally made the right decision by cutting Bradley Pinion before we get too far through the offseason.
Tampa has freed up some cap space with this move and opened the door for a new player to join the ranks of the hopeful to make the team in August.
While the Bucs could still keep their eyes on positions that always need depth like wide receiver and the secondary, the best position to target right now is tight end.
Cameron Brate and two rookies is not a tight end room that a Super Bowl team can lean on. Brate is decent as a second guy but little more, and rookies generally struggle in their first year in the NFL at the position.
In an effort to stem some of the bleeding created by Gronkowski’s retirement, the Bucs need to act quickly. There are still plenty of viable names on the market like Eric Ebron, Kyle Rudolph, and Jared Cook.
All three of these guys have the talent to supplant Brate as the number one option and none would break the bank.
While some fans would like to see what the rookies or practice squad tight ends on the roster can do, this isn’t the time to make any dreams come true. This is the time to win, and the only way to get close to replacing Gronkowski’s production on the field is by spending some money at the position.
It doesn’t really matter who they take. The Bucs just need to bring in at least one more veteran tight end if they really care about winning.
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