Monday, March 11, 2013
Bucs moving quickly on CBs?
By Tim Kavanagh
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers thought they'd secured a long-term answer at one CB slot last offseason by way of their multi-year pact with Eric Wright. However, due to some off-field issues, the relationship between Wright and the Bucs appears to be headed to a divorce, which makes CB a major priority for Tampa Bay in the weeks ahead. Fortunately, they've got themselves a wealth of space under the salary cap with which to work.
While the Bucs have been mentioned as a possible trade partner for the New York Jets in a Darrelle Revis deal, they've also set their sights on some free agents at the position as well. In fact, Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune reports that the team is pursuing Derek Cox, and he's a player that the Bucs "could sign out of the chute on Tuesday" once the market officially opens.
If the move comes to pass, it'll be interesting to see whether the Bucs are satisfied there, or will continue to pursue other options via free agency and the draft.