The Buccaneers have already been very active on the 1st day of free agency in the NFL, but they are far from done.
Here are names the Buccaneers will host Tuesday night
QB Josh McCown: McCown would come in to compete for the starting quarterback position, but likely end up as a backup. It is well known of the run Josh McCown went on last year, when he filled in for the injured Jay Cutler and started 5 games. He threw 13 touchdowns and just 1 interception. My concern is whether McCown was a product of Marc Trestman’s system. Before last season, McCown served as a backup in Chicago, playing sparingly in 2011 and 2012. Before the 2011 season, McCown was coaching high school football in North Carolina/Wednesday morning:
OT Anthony Collins: Collins took full advantage of his opportunity to be a starter in 2013 when Bengals Pro Bowl left tackle, Andrew Whitworth, went down with an injury. A 4th round pick in 2008, Collins has had time to develop as a reserve for the Bengals, but the feeling around the NFL is that Collins might be one of the better bargains in free agency this year.
CB Charles Tillman: Tillman’s an 11 year veteran who spent his entire career in Chicago, and most of it under Lovie Smith. Tillman is a turnover machine and has an excellent understanding of what Lovie Smith requires on his defense.
OL Evan Dietrich-Smith: Dietrich-Smith is probably best know as the player Ndamukong Suh stomped on in that infamous Thanksgiving Day game. He was an undrafted free agent in 2009. He started the 2010 season with the Seattle Seahawks, but after being cut by them, returned to the Packers in a reserve role. Until 2013, Dietrich-Smith had limited starting experience, but ended up starting all 16 games in 2013 for the Packers at center.
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