3 former Tampa Bay Buccaneers players we’re glad are back, 3 we're glad are gone

Great decisions here all around!

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Glad to have back: Mike Evans

It would have been weird seeing Mike Evans in anything that isn't a Bucs jersey but fortunately, we don't have to worry about that! The Buccaneers ensured that Evans, a former first-round pick by the team in 2014, would be around for at least one more year (there's a potential out on his deal after 2024).

Evans was signed to a two-year deal worth $41 million and it was critical for the Bucs to make sure that Mayfield had his top weapon back for the 2024 season. Last year, Evans finished with 1,255 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns. Getting the band back together was important for the team this offseason and they did a great job in making sure that happened.

Glad are gone: Matt Feiler

Matt Feiler hasn't signed anywhere yet but it doesn't feel like the Bucs are going to re-sign him, especially after the rough 2023 season he had. Feiler struggled and also got dinged up during the season, making it an easy decision not to retain him.

According to PFF, Feiler took 386 snaps at left guard and graded out at 54.7 overall with a run-blocking grade of 52.2. It wasn't a stellar performance from Feiler and the team has seemingly replaced him with Ben Bredeson and Sua Opeta to fight it out for the left guard job in 2024.