I can confirm Bucs have traded for Steelers tackle Jerald Hawkins, Pittsburgh's fourth-round pick in 2016. Upgrades their offensive line depth. Bucs and Steelers will swap late-round picks in 2021 draft. @NFLstroud had it first.— Greg Auman (@gregauman) August 31, 2019
Tampa Bay Times’ Rick Stroud was on the trade first, while The Athletics’ Greg Auman gave the details.
Hawkins was a fourth-round pick for the Steelers in the 2016 draft, playing in five games while starting one in 2017.
Arians, Licht, and the coaching staff obviously saw the issue along the line and addressed it in the way they felt best as many of the offensive linemen that had been released or waived up to this point didn’t move the dial.
More roster moves are sure to come as the Bucs continue to make cuts to get down to the 53 player limit.