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Buccaneers host free agent Brice McCain for visit

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are hosting cornerback Brice McCain for a visit today, according to Jason Cole of Bleacher Reportconfirmed by Greg Auman. McCain was released by the Miami Dolphins last week after a disappointing season as the team's primarily slot cornerback. Cutting him saved the cap-strapped Dolphins some $2.5 million in salary cap space.

McCain originally entered the league as a sixth-round pick for the Houston Texans in 2009, but he started just ten games in five years in Houston. He left in free agency for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2014, and signed a two-year deal with the Miami Dolphins last year.

If the Bucs sign him, the 29-year-old should provide some competition in the slot, a position for which the Bucs don't have a great candidate right now. The team's secondary was a mess last year, and they had several players try their hand at the slot -- mostly Alterraun Verner and Sterling Moore. The latter is a free agent who hasn't been re-signed, so McCain would provide some insurance in case they don't bring Moore back.