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The 2018 Buccaneers free agency tracker

Tracking all the rumors and news during the legal tampering period on through free agency.

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The 2018 legal tampering period begins Monday. This day allows for teams across the league to begin negotiations with players before free agency begins March 14.

Tampa Bay enters the new league year with holes all over the roster. Bucs Nation offered up a few best bets for each position over the weekend, which can all be found here.

This is a good time for the Bucs to beef up their rosters with veterans before the draft. This is also a pivotal time for this regime which faces a lot of heat after underperforming last season. They have to be cautious about who to sign, hoping the signing does not backfire on them.

We’ll track every piece of news related to the Buccaneers and post it right here, updating it often throughout the week.

March 16

Well, It’s Day 3. Restlessness continues to grow. Bucs, however, are as cool as a cucumber.

8:39p.m. ET

Jensen chooses the Bucs, per multiple reports. This is the huge news fans have been waiting for!

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March 15

Day 1 of free agency has come and gone and the Bucs addressed the defensive line with players many are not too excited about. With reports linking the team to veteran cornerback Morris Claiborne amd defensive lineman Alex Okafor, they may be continuing to look at addressing their positions of need on defense in Day 2.

Plenty of players still available. Whether they signed them or not remains to be seen.

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10:38a.m. ET

Wonder if the Bucs can find a way to cancel his flight...

5:44a.m. ET

Looks like Tampa Bay may lose out on Jensen.

March 14

Teams can officially begin signing players later today at 4p.m. ET. The Bucs have been quiet thus far aside from keeping their own guys. Will they make any splash signings today ornin the coming days? We’ll have to wait and see.

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A kicker!

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12:47p.m. ET

The Bucs have re-signed safety Keith Tandy. Both sides agreed to a two-year deal.

11:36a.m. ET

Beau Allen to sign with the Bucs.

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7:57a.m. ET

Bucs closely monitoring the Tyrann Mathieu contract situation in Arizona?

March 13

The first day of the legal tampering period is in the books. With less than 24 hours before free agency officially begins, the Bucs have come to terms a few of their own already. Rumors have been swirling of the team being tied to top free agents. We’ll see what Day 2 of the legal tampering period brings.

1:37p.m. ET

Bucs are showing interest in running back Jerick McKinnon.

9:46a.m. ET

Peyton Barber has been signed through 2018.

March 12

7:58p.m. ET

Report states Philly’s DT Beau Allen is on the Bucs radar.

6:27p.m. ET

Bucs trying to add a top DT.

3:50p.m. ET

Bucs place a tender on receiver Adam Humphries.

2:37p.m. ET

Grimes is returning to the Bucs, per Rick Stroud of Tampa Bay Times. It is reportedly a one-year deal worth $10M.

2:25p.m. ET

La Canfora reports the Bucs and Cameron Brate agree to an extension. This is great news for Jameis Winston and the offense.

2:06p.m. ET

Bucs want to bring back McClain.

Early Monday Morning

CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora states the Bucs are in on Trumaine Johnson:

Teams like Green Bay, Tennessee, Tampa and Houston are doing a lot of work at the corner position; one of them is likely to land Trumaine Johnson and I have a hunch it may be the Texans, who badly need defensive upgrades after injuries and free-agent defections (A.J. Bouye) weakened that unit in 2017.