Tampa Bay Buccaneers Trying to Trade Anthony Collins


Nov 30, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers tackle Anthony Collins (73) against the Cincinnati Bengals during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

In a move that will surprise few, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are looking to move on from left tackle Anthony Collins.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, the Bucs are trying to trade Collins and if they find no takers they will reportedly cut him.

Tampa Bay signed Collins last offseason to a five-year, $30 million deal.

In short, he was basically a disaster for the Bucs. Collins was poor in both pass and rush protection and started just 10 games due to injury and was eventually benched.

According to Pro Football Focus, he ranked 71st tackle in terms of pass blocking out of 84 qualifiers. He was ranked 63rd overall as a tackle and committed nine penalties and allowed four sacks.

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Collins is guaranteed a $3 million base salary in 2015 and the Bucs will owe him nothing more if they cut him by Mar. 12.

To make matters worse for the Bucs, the team cut Donald Penn last offseason who went on to have a very good year with the Oakland Raiders.

Either way, whether it’s in free agency or in the draft, the Bucs are again looking for a left tackle.