3 trades Buccaneers should have made before the deadline

Should the Bucs have made a deal before the deadline?
Tamp Bay Buccaneers, Devin White
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As the NFL trade deadline came and went, we saw the Tampa Bay Buccaneers sit back and do nothing rather than make a move, just as Todd Bowles led us to believe.

It could have been argued that the Bucs buy or sell, and either argument would have had some solid talking points behind them. But, Jason Licht and company did neither.

At 3-4, and losers of three in a row, the Bucs faced a crossroads it seems. They are still alive in the NFC South, but at the same time, are they good enough to do anything if they snuck into the postseason?

At this point, it seems the Bucs may end up regret not making these moves at the deadline.

1. A Devin White trade

During the offseason, linebacker Devin White made it known that he wanted out of Tampa Bay, requesting a trade. The Bucs did not oblige, and White has remained on the team, playing out the final year of his contract.

White could have helped a few different contending teams compete for a Super Bowl rather than sticking around the mediocrity that is currently Tampa Bay. But, the Bucs opted to keep him.

It sure feels like White will be wearing a different uniform next year, so why wouldn't the Bucs try and get something for him while they could? Sure, a compensatory pick is in their future if he signs elsewhere. But, the Bucs could have potentially gotten even more for him had they dealt him before the deadline.