Continuing our look at potential free-agents the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could show interest in.
This time, we’re looking at the NFC Wild Card match-up between the Seattle Seahawks and Dallas Cowboys.
|DEFENSIVE END||FRANK CLARK||26|
|RUNNING BACK||MIKE DAVIS||26|
|OFFENSIVE TACKLE||GEORGE FANT||27|
|DEFENSIVE END||BRANDEN JACKSON||26|
|DEFENSIVE END||QUINTON JEFFERSON||26|
|DEFENSIVE END||DION JORDAN||29|
|RUNNING BACK||TRE MADDEN||26|
|RUNNING BACK||J.D. MCKISSIC||26|
|WIDE RECEIVER||DAVID MOORE||24|
|LONG SNAPPER||TYLER OTT||27|
|OFFENSIVE TACKLE||JORDAN SIMMONS||25|
|DEFENSIVE TACKLE||SHAMAR STEPHEN||28|
PLAYER TO WATCH: DE, FRANK CLARK
Jason Pierre-Paul has proven to be one of the best moves Jason Licht has made in his time as the general manager of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After starting his career with 29.5 sacks in his first four seasons, he’s continued his years as one of the league’s top pass rushers netting 12.5 sacks in his ninth NFL season.
But, what if Licht added another defensive end to play on the other side who has started his career with 36 sacks in his first four years?
Now, that would be something.
Tampa Bay has the ability to clear tons of cap space if they choose to do so, and if they do they could legitimately afford Clarks price tag of somewhere between $11-$14M per year.
Clark has three seasons of at least nine sacks, and two with double-digits playing in Seattle. The problem here is, the Seahawks have plenty of money to tag him if they can’t get him inked before the start of the new league year.
|WIDE RECEIVER||TAVON AUSTIN||28|
|WIDE RECEIVER||COLE BEASLEY||30|
|OFFENSIVE TACKLE||CAMERON FLEMING||26|
|DEFENSIVE TACKLE||DAVID IRVING||26|
|DEFENSIVE END||DATONE JONES||29|
|LONG SNAPPER||L.P. LADOUCEUR||38|
|DEFENSIVE END||DEMARCUS LAWRENCE||27|
|DEFENSIVE END||CARAUN REID||27|
|RUNNING BACK||ROD SMITH||27|
|TIGHT END||GEOFF SWAIM||25|
PLAYER TO WATCH: TE, BLAKE JARWIN
If you’re looking back at the list for Jarwin’s name, it isn’t there. See, we need to watch Jarwin this weekend becuase his performance will greatly impact what the Dallas Cowboys do in relation to tight end, Geoff Swaim.
Swaim went down after nine games this season, and when he did he had collected 26 receptions for 242-yards and one touchdown.
Turning 26-years old early next season, Swaim’s measurables and stats are very comparable to Cameron Brate who will be 28-years old before next season and is set to earn $7M and carries zero dead money into 2019.
I’m not saying the Bucs should move on from Brate, but given the team’s current situation and their lack of overall improvement over the past few seasons it wouldn’t be surprising to see the team do so.
Bringing in Swaim would give the team a second tight end who can catch and block to play behind O.J. Howard and free up cap room for another potentially impactful signing.
Something worth watching, anyway.
The Seattle Seahawks visit the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday, January 5th. Looking at the players with expiring contracts, there will be plenty to look for as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers look for talent to add in 2019.