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Bucs Trade For Offensive Line Depth

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Pittsburgh Steelers pull off a trade

NFL: New England Patriots at Pittsburgh Steelers Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made a move, trading for offensive tackle Jerald Hawkins from the Pittsburgh Steelers, with the teams agreeing to swap late round picks in the 2021 draft.

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.