5 realistic free agents Buccaneers could sign in 2024

Tampa Bay can improve the roster without breaking the bank this offseason.

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If there’s one area the Buccaneers need to use the offseason to improve, it’s the offensive line. Things have been in shambles upfront over the last few seasons with no signs of things getting better anytime soon. Injuries have played a major factor, as losing Ryan Jensen in back-to-back seasons hurt the line, but it feels like the team hasn’t fully recovered from what happened in 2022.

That needs to change this offseason, and while there are intriguing internal candidates the Bucs should look to free agency to try and start fixing things.

The Bucs could go big to try and do this and look at top offensive line free agents like Kevin Dotson and Robert Hunt, but there are budget options that make sense too. Damien Lewis could be someone the team looks at to help improve things on the interior offensive line.

He struggled a bit last year with Seattle but he graded out in the 70s according to PFF in 2022. Lewis has also been a big part of the Seahawks run game succeeding, which is going to be a key attribute the Bucs look for when trying to rebuild the offensive line.

Lewis fills an obvious hole at guard, and can play next to Tristan Wirfs on the left side of the line while potentially helping with the development of Cody Mauch at right guard. The challenge of fixing the offensive line is bigger than one addition, but Lewis could be what the Bucs were hoping Matt Feiler would be expect the team has more wiggle room in the budget to try and make something better happen.