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2016 NFL Draft Trade Rumors: "Almost no chance" of Mike Glennon trade

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been trying to trade Mike Glennon for months, as he's in the final year of  his contract, and are well-prepared for moving on from him. But it's starting to look more and more like he'll stay put -- that, at least, is what Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times believes.

That's disappointing, and I would argue an overall failure of strategy on Jason Licht's part. We're not privy to the exact offers the Bucs have received for Glennon the past two years, of course, but it was clear from the moment they drafted Jameis Winston that Glennon was a redundant player. Moving guys like that for draft capital is the kind of thing that smart teams do all the time.

That said, not all is lost. The Bucs will likely get a compensatory pick for Glennon once he walks in free agency. That compensatory would come in 2018, though, and only if the Bucs don't sign more free agents than they lose (they do have a lot of players with expiring contracts). Moreover, Glennon's contract size would determine the pick the Bucs would get, and a late fourth- or late fifth-round pick is the most likely outcome there.

At least the Bucs have a competent backup for one more year in case Jameis Winston goes down.