Training camp is just around the corner for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and when it arrives we'll finally get to see pieces of the roster begin to settle into place.
We all know the most pressing battle at camp will involved Baker Mayfield and Kyle Trask for the right to be the starting quarterback next season. It's not the only battle, though, and it might be that not everyone who will be a part of the Bucs journey this season has arrived on the team yet.
Tampa Bay is a bit strapped for cash, but this is the time of year when veteran deals tend to come cheap. There are still some pretty interesting names floating around the open market looking for work, some of whom might be a fit for the Bucs.
Marcus Peters, Dalvin Cook, Ezekiel Elliott, and our old friend Leonard Fournette are marquee names that stick out, However, if the Bucs make any moves they'll be a little more low key than that but could still provide some star power and talent to strengthen the roster at some key positions.
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The Buccaneers already have two kickers on the roster, but given how important reliable kicking is and how inconsistent it's been in the past for Tampa Bay it doesn't hurt to try a few different guys out. It also doesn't hurt when one of those guys has been one of the league's best kickers over the last decade-plus.
Robbie Gould might not have a ton of football ahead of him, but he's established over the last 18 seasons that he can be relied on to get the job done. That's not a luxury the Bucs have been afforded, and it's something that Todd Bowles might want to shore up before it comes back to bite him.
Chase McLaughlin and Rodrigo Blankenship are both competing for the kicking gig at training camp, but Gould and his career 86.5 kicking percentage could make for an interesting battle.
One thing that might work against Gould in Tampa Bay is the strength of his leg. The Bucs decided to move on from Ryan Succop mostly for financial reasons, but his inability to hit long kicks certainly didn't make the decision harder to make.
To be fair, Gould connected on both of his kicks from beyond 50 yards last season but that's not a great sample size. That being said, if the Bucs are regularly creating long-distance kicking situations, that's a pretty big issue. Succop was put in that position last season so often because the offense was so bad, something that shouldn't be the case again this year.