NFL free agency officially gets under way at 4:00 p.m. ET today -- that is, slightly less than an hour as of the writing of this post. But unofficially, free agency has been going for days and many players have re-signed with their original teams, or committed to signing with a new team once they're allowed to.
The Bucs have primarily re-signed their own over the last couple of days. There have been reports of talks with various free agents, but they haven't gotten anyone to commit to signing -- at least not as far as we know. Meanwhile, they've missed out on basically every offensive tackle worth signing and are now going to have focus on guards, if they want to get some offensive line help. And I would assume they do, given the horrendous play they had last year.
Three players the Bucs are now consistently linked with are defensive ends Derrick Morgan and Jabaal Sheard, and safety/cornerback Ron Parker. And someone like guard Clint Boling is likely to be in the mix, too. We'll cover all the free agency moves that are in any way relevant to the Bucs, right here. Stay with us!
8:51 p.m.: Revis is headed to the Jets, his agents posted on Twitter. And Clint Boling is re-signing with the Bengals, according to Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com, so it's basically Wisniewski or bust now.
7:37 p.m.: Jabaal Sheard is visiting the Patriots, per Schefter. Haven't heard much of him and the Bucs recently. Seems like Derrick Morgan is more likely.
7:30 p.m.: And Henry Melton's visiting. Things are getting busy.
7:15 p.m.: Stefen Wisniewski is visiting, too.
6:15 p.m.: Bruce Carter is visiting the Bucs. In other news, the Colts officially announced signing Frank Gore, whil the Giants signed Jaguars linebacker J.T. Thomas, per Dan Graziano. And this happened:
o_o RT @WillBrinson: LeSean McCoy said Frank Gore asked him about Philadelphia. Shady smiles. "I was honest with him … for the most part."— Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL) March 10, 2015
5:56 p.m.: According to Rand Getlin, Derrick Morgan will visit the Bucs if he leaves Atlanta without a contract.
5:31 p.m.: As expected, the Jets have released Percy Harvin, per Ian Rapoport. He has ties to defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, but I don't think Bucs will go after him.
5:25 p.m.: Derrick Morgan's first visit is with...the Falcons, not the Bucs, per Ian Rapoport.
5:17 p.m.: The Bucs re-signed Leonard Johnson and are working on re-signing Bobby Rainey. Meanwhile, Trent Cole finally signed with the Colts on a two-year, $16 million deal, per Adam Caplan. That's too rich for my blood.
4:42 p.m.: Schefter and Caplan note Torrey Smith is signing with the 49ers.
4:20 p.m.: Stephen Paea is headed to Washington, and he says he chose that destination over the Bucs and Lions, per John Keim.
4:14 p.m.: Safety Antrel Rolle heads to Chicago, per Jen Lada of CSN Chicago. Adam Caplan reports Jonathan Casillas heads to the Giants. And Vikings sign backup quarterback Shaun Hill, per Ross Jones. Hill was reportedly a Bucs target.
4:08 p.m.: Schefter says the "sense" in New England is Darrelle Revis is heading to the Jets. Schefter also notesthat linebacker Malcolm Smith is now an Oakland Raider, while Ed Werder says Owen Daniels will catch passes from Peyton Manning. Finally, the Falcons are signing linebackers Brooks Reed and Justin Durant, again per Schefter. And a last Schefter note: cornerback Buster Skrine is heading to the Cleveland Browns.
4:07 p.m.: The NFL just went temporarily insane. Jimmy Graham was traded to the Seahawks, Haloti Ngata to the Lions, and Sam Bradford to the Eagles. Details here.
3:45 p.m.: So Jay Glazer says Graham is headed to the Seattle Seahawks. And the rich get richer. The Seahawks give up their first-round pick and Max Unger, while the Saints give up a fourth-rounder. That trade actually looks pretty good for the Saints, sadly.
3:37 p.m.: The Saints' cap problems are so serious that they're now shopping Jimmy Graham, according to Ian Rapoport. Getting him out of the division would be pretty good. Or even better: onto Tampa Bay's roster.