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2014 Free Agents

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Free Agents

Quarterbacks:

Josh Freeman, Mike Vick, Matt Cassel, Chad Henne, Colt McCoy, Josh McCown. Restricted Free Agent: Thad Lewis.

Running Back:

Maurice Jones-Drew, Rashard Mendenhall, Rashad Jennings, Ahmad Bradshaw, Darren McFadden, Knowshon Moreno, LeGarrette Blount, Donald Brown, Andre Brown, Ben Tate, Toby Gerhart. Restricted Free Agent: Joique Bell, Bobby Rainey.

Fullback:

Erik Lorig, Spencer Larsen, John Kuhn, Greg Jones. Restricted Free Agent: Jed Collins, Henri Hynoski.

Wide Receiver:

Anquan Boldin, James Jones, Devin Hester, Jacoby Jones, Ted Ginn Jr., Julian Edelman, Mario Manningham, Jerome Simpson, Eric Decker, Riley Cooper, Darrius Heyward-Bey, Emmanuel Sanders, Tiquan Underwood, Jeremy Maclin, Hakeem Nicks, Golden Tate, Danario Alexander, Rejis Benn, Kenny Britt, Dexter McCluster, Andre Roberts. Restricted Free Agent: Brandon LaFell, Doug Baldwin, Kris Durham, Joseph Morgan, Eric Page, Andrew Hawkins. Exclusive Rights Free Agent: Aldrick Robinson, Chris Owusu.

Tight End:

Tony Gonzalez, Jimmy Graham, Kellen Winslow, Dustin Keller, Dennis Pitta, Brandon Myers, Brandon Pettigrew, Fred Davis, Jeff Cumberland, Ed Dickson, Jim Dray, Jermichael Finley, Jake Ballard, Anthony McCoy, Andrew Quarless, Garrett Graham. Restricted Free Agent: Nate Byham.

Tackle:

Jordan Gross, Khalif Barnes, Brandon Albert, Eugene Monroe, Jared Veldheer, Charles Brown, Bryant McKinnie, David Diehl, Tyson Clabo, Eric Winston, Michael Oher, Eben Britton, Marshall Newhouse, Rodger Saffold, Austin Howard, Zach Strief.

Guard:

Travelle Wharton, Kevin Boothe, Richie Incognito, Chad Rinehart, Matt Slauson, John Jerry, Jamon Meredith, Zane Beadles, Geoff Schwartz, Jon Asamoah, Vladimir Ducasse, David Diehl.

Center:

Alex Mack, Brian De La Puente, Evan Dietrich-Smith, Fernando Velasco, Dan Koppen, Ted Larsen.

Defensive End:

Israel Idonije, Shaun Phillips, Antonio Smith, Jared Allen, Justin Tuck, Anthony Spencer, Michael Bennett, Robert Ayers, Willie Young, Tyson Jackson, Lamar Houston, Michael Johnson, Daniel Te'o-Nesheim, Everson Griffin, Greg Hardy.

Defensive Tackle:

Henry Melton, Jason Hatcher, Randy Starks, Linval Joseph, Paul Soliai, Ryan Pickett, Jonathon Babineaux, Kevin Williams, Peria Jerry, Vance Walker, Fred Evans, Corey Peters, Corey Wootton, Cam Thomas, Aubrayo Franklin, Gary Gibson, Terrence Cody, TOny McDaniel, Clinton McDonald, Antonio Johnson. Restricted Free Agent: Earl Mitchell, Terrell McClain.

Linebacker:

London Fletcher, Calvin Pace, Will Weatherspoon, Nick Barnett, Karlos Dansby, Daryl Smith, Rocky McIntosh, Jonathon Vilma, D.J. Williams, James Anderson, Stewart Bradley, Desmond Bishop, Blake Costanzo, Parys Haralson, Adam Hayward, Marvin Mitchell, Jordan Senn, Daryl Tapp, Jon Beason, Dan Connor, JoLonn Dunbar, Joe Mays, Akeem Jordan, Brian Orakpo, Larry English, Keith Rivers, Wesley Woodyard, Brandon Spikes, Pat Angerer, Jonathon Casillas, Frank Zombo, Donald Butler, Jacob Cutrera, Arthur Moats, Perry Riley, Dekoda Watson, Jason Worilds. Restricted Free Agent: Kavell Conner, Mark Herzlich. Exclusive Rights Free Agent: Cam Johnson, Josh Bynes.

Cornerback:

Drayton Florence, Rashean Mathis, Charles Tillman, Aaron Ross, Brent Grimes, DeAngelo Hall, Kelvin Hayden, Will Blackmon, Brandon Browner, Richard Marshall, Terrell Thomas, Tarell Brown, Corey Graham, Mike Jenkins, Josh Wilson, Eric Wright, Tracy Porter, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Aqib Talib, Antoine Cason, Danny Gorrer, Chris Owens, Sam Shields, Brandon Ghee, Walter Thurman, Cassius Vaughn, Alterraun Verner, Vontae Davis, Captain Munnerlyn. Restricted Free Agent: Javier Arenas, Tony Carter, Chimdi Chekwa, Chris Harris, Robert McClain, Marcus Sherels. Exclusive Rights Free Agent: Deveron Carr, R.J. Stanford.

Safety:

Charles Woodson, Ed Reed, Yeremiah Bell, Ryan Clark, Chris Crocker, Quentin Mikell, Mike Adams, Will Allen, Reed Daughty, Jim Leonard, James Ihedigbo, Matt Giordano, Michael Huff, Bernard Pollard, Antoine Bethea, Chris Clemons, Donte Whitner, Jairus Byrd, T.J. Ward, Kendrick Lewis, Craig Steltz, Malcolm Jenkins, Mike Mitchell, Nate Allen, Stevie Brown, Don Carey, Taylor Mays, Major Wright. Restricted Free Right: M.D. Jennings. Exclusive Rights Free Agent: Duke Ihenacho.

Punters:

Brian Moorman, Matt Dodge, Pat McAfee, Mat McBriar, Donnie Jones, Dave Zastudil. Restricted Free Agent: Chris Jones.

What I want to happen:

Release:

Davin Joseph, Donald Penn, Keith Tandy, Luke Stocker, Michael Koenen.

Let walk:

Rian Lindell, Gary Gibson, Brian Leonard, Dan Orlovsky, Lawrence Tynes, Michael Adams, Spencer Larsen, Kyle Adams, Matt Masifilio, Derrick Roberson, Bradley McDougal.

Resign:

Jonathon Casillas, Dekoda Watson, Ted Larsen, Daniel Te'o-Nesheim, Adam Hayward, Erik Lorig, Jamon Meredith, Jacob Cutrera, Danny Gorrer, Andrew Economos, Tiquan Underwood, Eric Page, Deveron Carr, Nate Byham, Bobby Rainey, Chris Owusu.

Draft:

At pick 7 select either Jadeveon Clowney or Jake Matthews. If either aren't available than try to trade out or take BPA. At this pick that would probably be Ebron, Mosley, or Watkins(especially after that orange bowl performance). In the 2nd round, take Seferian-Jenkins if he is still available. If not, than Lovie and Tedford can get their QB here or go BPA. Throughout the rest of the draft, the Bucs should look to get depth at safety, offensive line, and more offensive line.

Evaluate:

Russell Sheppard, Skye Dawson, Eric Page, Kelcie McCray, Michael Smith, Lonnie Pryor, Michael Hill, Scott Solomon, Marvin Booker, Danny Lansanah, Jacob Cutrera, Patrick Omameh, Anthony Gaitor, Rashad Melvin, Danny Gorrer, Deveron Carr.

Draft Watkins or sign a WR:

Julian Edelman, Devin Hester, Jeremy Maclin, Emmanuel Sanders, Jacoby Jones, Ted Ginn Jr. Edelman, Hester, Jones, and Ginn are all returners. Hester will be more than willing to come to Tampa with Lovie Smith now the head coach(he threatened to retire when Lovie was fired). Edelman, Maclin, and Sanders are all pretty good possession receivers too.

Sign a CB:

Charles Tillman(old but still capable), Brent Grimes, Terrell Thomas, Tarell Brown, Corey Graham, Tracy Porter, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie(this would be expensive), Antoine Cason, Sam Shields, Brandon Ghee, Walter Thurman, Cassius Vaughn, Vontae Davis. Vontae Davis, Walter Thurman, Cassius Vaughn, Alterraun Verner, Sam Shields, Antoine Cason, and Tracy Porter are my favorites. Grimes, Rodgers-Cromartie, and Verner would all be pretty expensive. Tillman is a tad old. Thomas is injury prone. Brown, Graham, and Ghee aren't world beaters. If one of the following restricted free agents are available than that would be good: Chris Harris, Javier Arenas, Tony Carter. Harris and Carter are pretty good. Arenas is an upside pick and returner.

Draft Matthews or sign a OT:

Brandon Albert, Jared Veldheer, Michael Oher, Donald Penn(reduced contract). If the Bucs were to get Oher, I would want them to either move Oher or Dotson to left tackle.

Sign a OG:

Davin Joseph(restructured for cheaper), Jon Asamoah, John Jerry. I like Ted Larsen and Jeremy Zuttahs ability to play both positions so this is only if the Bucs feel there is a need.

Draft Mosley or sign a LB:

Brian Orakpo, Wesley Woodyard, Jon Beason, Jonathon Vilma, Brandon Spikes, Pat Angerer, Kavell Conner, or Donald Butler. Orakpo, Woodyard, and Beason can be outside guys. Vilma, Spikes, Angerer, Conner, and Butler would move Foster over to strong side.

Draft Sefarian-Jenkins or sign a TE:

Jimmy Graham, Dustin Keller, Jeff Cumberland, Dennis Pitta, or Ed Dickson. Graham would be the steal of the year. Keller is injury prone but talented. Cumberland has good potential just needs a good quarterback, wait, we need one too. Pitta and Dickson are pretty good.

Draft or sign a P:

Donnie Jones, Pat McAfee, or Michael Koenen(on a very, very, very, reduced contract).

Get a returner:

Sammy Watkins, Julian Edelman, Jacoby Jones, Ted Ginn Jr., Javier Arenas, Devin Hester, or Marcus Sherels. All are capable returners. Sherels is a beast at punt returning. Edelman has the best return average ever on punts. Hester is the kick return leader. Ginn and Jones have been good returners throughout their careers. Watkins is crazy athletic.

Put it together:

Draft:

DE Jadeveon Clowney, TE Austin Sefarian-Jenkins, QB Aaron Murray, SS Jimmie Ward, OT Justin Britt, P Pat O'Donnell. Undrafted Free Agents: Look at the McCray twins out of Central Florida. Both are guards who are likely to be undrafted.

Sign:

Julian Edelman, Walter Thurman, Brian Orakpo, and Jared Veldheer. Resign or restructure Davin Joseph to a much smaller amount of money.

Questions, comments, concerns, leave em in the comments.

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