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Derrick Morgan latest on Buccaneers radar in free agency

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are going after Tennessee Titans defensive end Derrick Morgan, according to Greg Auman. The Bucs have now been tied to half the available defensive ends and offensive tackles, so it's not exactly clear how serious any of this interest really is.

Morgan has 23 sacks over his five-year career, and has played all over the defensive line -- from outside linebacker to 4-3 defensive end to 3-4 defensive end to defensive tackle. Entering the league at 6'3", 296 lbs. he's certainly not the lithe pass rusher I'd expect the Bucs to go after, and he seems like he'd be a better fit as a base defensive end who can slide inside on passing downs.

Then again, Pro Football Focus really likes him as a pass rusher, and quickly watching some Titans games he does look decent. Morgan primarily played on the left side of the defensive line, which would mean he's set to line up opposite Michael Johnson for the Bucs.

The Bucs are clearly looking for help in two areas: defensive end and offensive line. And Morgan would be a solid piece for the defensive line, if not necessarily a true difference maker.