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Ten teams put in waiver claims on Tim Wright, eight on D.J. Swearinger

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For the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, there's more to having the first overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft than just picking Jameis Winston. It's also given them the top spot in waiver priority until week three of the regular season, a fact they've used liberally to snap up some talented players. Players that other teams really, really wanted.

Case in point: ten teams put in waiver claims for Tim Wright, who the Bucs reclaimed over the weekend. That according to Field Yates. Wright's a popular guy, but he's not the only one: the Bucs also claimed D.J. Swearinger last month, and he saw eight teams putting in claims for him -- again per Field Yates. Obviously waived players aren't perfect, but clearly the Bucs are snapping up some players who at least have some value.

In fact, Lovie Smith went so far as to say that Swearinger felt like an extra draft pick. Perhaps Wright will, too. Of course, both players first have to make the roster and there's no guarantee that they will. They're both coming in at highly competitive positions. But the Bucs are making good use of their waiver priority, and they should profit from that for the rest of this offseason.

In fact, that waiver priority will be especially important right before the final seasons, when teams first cut their rosters down to 53 players. Several undrafted free agents and draft picks the Bucs liked will be available then. It wouldn't surprise me to see them put in quite a few waiver claims to get a few of those players on their roster for the start of the season.