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NFL Free Agency: Anthony Collins to Buccaneers 'basically done'?

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are almost certain to sign free agent offensive tackle Anthony Collins.

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It looks like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are almost certainly signing free agent offensive tackle Anthony Collins. Aaron Wilson reported earlier that Collins is likely to get $6.5 to $7 million per year on the open market.

So, that's your first free agency signing of the year: Anthony Collins. A left tackle who played very, very well last year -- but who also has 25 career starts in six NFL season, and has never played all 16 games. He's also 28 years old, which is slightly older than ideal. He'd probably be an upgrade over Donald Penn, but he wouldn't be any cheaper, and it's hard to trust him based on just seven games.

Collins would presumably displace Donald Penn as the starter at left tackle, which still leaves the Bucs with holes at both offensive guard positions. Oddly enough, the team has not been linked to any of the free agent interior linemen on the market.