Buccaneers should consider signing recent free agent

Melvin Gordon, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images)
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The Buccaneers aren’t a perfect team. If they want to keep their roster in a place to compete for the future, they may want to stay busy in free agency.

A good team always finds a way to get better as you approach the playoffs. The Buccaneers are trying to prove that they are a good team, and it is clear to anyone that is watching that this team could still use some help from the free agent market.

As it stands, there aren’t any major holes that the team absolutely has to address, but good teams still find ways to improve key positions with marginal improvements on the market if they have the money.

One such position that could get this attention from the Buccaneers could be running back.

Running back may not be the most important position in the NFL, but the Bucs do seem to care about getting a quality run game going, but what they have doesn’t always work to that end.

Rachaad White is good and Leonard Fournette works hard when he is healthy, but the Bucs essentially refuse to use Giovani Bernard and Ke’Shawn Vaughn.

Perhaps they would be willing to use Melvin Gordon or Darrell Henderson.

Both players aren’t coming off glamorous seasons by any stretch after getting cut, but they are both veterans with plenty of experience that could come out and immediately help the Bucs; especially Gordon if he can get his fumbles under control.

Either back would only get a few touches per game, but they would have a way of bringing those reps up to a higher level if the Bucs can find a way to get them on the field instead of some of the other pieces that they don’t actually seem to want to use.

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