16:11 p.m.: And Elvis Dumervil is officially a free agent because they couldn't get the contract turned in in time.
Hold on, contract not filed in time. Elvis Dumervil has been officially released— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) March 15, 2013
15:33 p.m.: Louis Delmas signs with the Lions, while Elvis Dumervil remains in Denver after taking a pay cut, per Adam Schefter. Not all that relevant: the Buccaneers weren't going to pursue either player.
14:53 p.m.: Eric Wright lost his grievance and his guarantee has been voided. The Bucs can now cut him and save $7.75 million of salary cap space.
14:10 p.m.: The Falcons signed Tony Gonzalez to a two-year, $14 million contract. That means facing the best tight end in NFL history for two more years. Goodie.
13:26 p.m.: The Patriots have re-signed CB Kyle Arrington, per Jeff Phowe of the Boston Herald. That's another cornerback off the market, not that he was very intriguing.
12:00 a.m.: The Buccaneers let Michael Bennett leave because of Da'Quan Bowers' upside. That's what the Tampa Bay Times is reporting. I can't disagree that Bowers has a ridiculous amount if upside, but the Bucs now have no depth and no third-down rusher inside to pair with McCoy. Bowers could gave started, and Bennett would still gave seen a ton of snaps each game.
11:34 a.m.: The Miami Dolphins have signed tight end Dustin Keller to a one-year deal, per Adam Schefter. Not much left on the tight end market for the Bucs.
11:29 a.m.: The Bucs have won an award for their athletic training staff, while Davin Joseph has been named the team's recipient of the Ed Block Courage award.
Congrats to Todd Toriscelli & the Bucs' athletic training staff, who will honored as the Athletic Training Staff of the Year on Saturday.— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@TBBuccaneers) March 15, 2013
The Bucs' training staff did a good job rehabbing players from injuries the past season.
11:25 a.m.: The Patriots gave signed WR Donald Jones, per Adam Schefter. Could gave been solid depth in Tampa.
10:54 a.m.: The Jets have signed Mike Goodwin to a three-year deal, per Adam Schefter. Does this affect the Bucs? Nope.
10:00 a.m.: How did media and fans react to the Dashon Goldson signing? We find out.
9:56 a.m.: Rick Gosselin has an interesting note.
The NFL has spent $707 million on the Top 25 free agents, of which $297 million is guaranteed. Those 25 FAs have a combined six Pro Bowls.— Rick Gosselin (@RickGosselinDMN) March 15, 2013
Two of those Pro Bowls are Goldson's.
9:00 a.m.: The Patriots are hosting Dwight Freeney, John Abraham and Adrian Wilson, per Tom E. Curran. That's a lot of old guys.
8:20 a.m.: Jeremy Trueblood thanks the fans.
Thank you to all the old Buc fans for letting me b a part of the fun for 7 years as well.I'll root 4 u until I see u on the field— Jeremy Trueblood (@jeremyTRUEblood) March 15, 2013
To all the other true fans, thanks for struggling through the heat with us and cheering us on with sweat drenched clothes!#dieHARDfans— Jeremy Trueblood (@jeremyTRUEblood) March 15, 2013
8:10 a.m.: Adam Schefter reports the Dolphins want to re-sign Jake Long after all.
Not sure if it'll be good enough, but this much is sure: Miami making a strong push to re-sign OT Jake Long.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 15, 2013
Here's a new thing I'm going to try today: a live blog that serves as your open thread. We have plenty of action coming in, so let's get to it!