You may not realize it, but we are already in the midst of NFL Free Agency. Once midnight hit on Saturday, March 8th, teams could begin negotiations with free agents and their representatives. Even though no player will officially sign until the afternoon of the 11th, the most exciting time of the NFL offseason is upon us.
While I could (and probably will, eventually) go on about how the Tampa Bay Buccaneers should make a play at top free agents like Eugene Monroe, Alex Mack, and Michael Johnson this post is something different. This is a look at the underrated or “sleeper” signings that the Bucs could make to improve a roster that has both a bounty of talent, a number of holes and a dearth of depth.
The fact is that currently, Tampa Bay has around $18 Million in cap space heading into free agency. This is before potential restructuring, extending and/or terminating of contracts belonging to key players such as Darrelle Revis, Gerald McCoy, Carl Nicks and Donald Penn.
Let’s be honest, the franchise could be in a much worse position. Still, Jason Licht and Lovie Smith need to work creatively to bring in a number of role players who can make an immediate impact on a team poised for a turnaround.
So, here are some of the best sleeper signings for every unit on the Buccaneers.