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Guard John Moffitt unretires, Buccaneers could pick him up on waivers

Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been busy picking up players with their number one waiver priority, and they're going to get the chance to add another useful piece to their roster. This time, it's an offensive lineman: guard John Moffitt, a third-round pick for the Seattle Seahawks in 2011 who was traded to the Denver Broncos in 2013 before retiring at midseason.

According to Jay Glazer, Moffitt was dealing with the drug issues at the time but has since cleaned up his life and is now ready to re-enter the NFL after training with Glazer to get back into football shape. The New York Times reported on his life out of football late last year. Moffitt wasn't exactly a dominant player before his retirement, starting just 15 games over three seasons amid injury issues, but he does have the potential to be a solid starting guard. While he's still under contract with the Broncos, Glazer noted that they'll waive him  -- which means the Bucs can pick up the guard, who's still on his rookie contract.

Adding John Moffitt would be a relatively low-risk move, and the Buccaneers certainly could still use some help along the offensive line. They'd have no obligations towards him and could simply cut him at any time if he didn't live up to that potential, or if his previous drug issues resurfaced.