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Derrick Morgan headed to Tampa for visit

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Derrick Morgan left the Atlanta Falcons without a deal and he's now headed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a visit, per Greg Auman.

Morgan is a sixth-year veteran who was drafted in the first round of the 2010 NFL draft by the Tennessee Titans, and only lived up to his promise over the past couple of years. He hasn't really been a sack artist, but he's played well at a variety of positions, rushing as an outside linebacker, defensive end and even defensive tackle.

Morgan should be the Bucs' highest priority at this point, given that they've just cut Michael Johnson that leaves them with just Jacquies Smith, William Gholston, Larry English, T.J. Fatunikin and Lawrence Sudbury at defensive end. Getting a p consistent pass-rush out of that group is going to be challenging. Even so, Morgan won't magically solve those issues. He's likely to line up on the strong side, and could even slide inside on passing downs. He's solid enough, but not the one-man wrecking crew the Bucs really want. But then, they won't find that in free agency anyway.