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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have made an offer to Johnathan Joseph

According to Incarcerated Bob of, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have made an offer to Johnathan Joseph. The Lions and Bengals are also after the young cornerback. Yes, that's a weirdly named source, but Bob has been very accurate and very early with his NFL news over the past few days. He's trustworthy. 

If so, this shows that the Bucs aren't as satisfied at cornerback as I thought. With Ronde Barber and Aqib Talib the Bucs have some quality as starters, and they have developing depth with E.J. Biggers and Myron Lewis. Johnathan Joseph could step right in and be a starter. Joseph is 27 years old and would fit with the Bucs' philosophy of going after younger players.

Joseph would also be a very good fit in the Bucs' scheme, as he's a versatile cornerback who can play and has played everything, from press-man to zone coverage. Raheem Morris loves versatile defensive backs, and he would use Joseph to good effect. 

With Talib's numerous offseason problems, this could be a first step to slowly getting him out of the building. The Bucs need to plan for life without Talib, as that could become reality in the next year or two.