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Buccaneers running out of offensive line options with Jermey Parnell to Jaguars

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Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Offensive tackle is heading to the Jacksonville Jaguarsaccording to Ian Rapoport. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had reportedly been interested in the former Dallas Cowboys lineman's services, but it appears they missed on him -- if they even swung.

The Bucs need to find two new starting offensive linemen this offseason, one at guard and one at either tackle position. But the market is thinning quickly, and Bryan Bulaga is now the only available lineman the Bucs have been connected with. Bulaga is a right tackle, so signing him would likely mean moving to Demar Dotson to the left side -- and that could easily backfire.

Finding a tackle is step one, step two would be finding an offensive guard to play opposite Logan Mankins. That's going to be an issue, too, and it's possible the Bucs will leave that problem to the draft. They do still have Kadeem Edwards, last year's fifth-round pick who's recovering from injury. Counting on him to develop seems like an iffy proposition, but at least it's something.