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5 Free Agents the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Should Target This Offseason

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5 Free Agents the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Should Target This Offseason

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The fact that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have hired their new head coach in Lovie Smith is pretty good news this NFL offseason. That is about where the good news starts and stops for this team though after a year that wasn’t very good. To their credit they are always a hard fighting bunch but there just wasn’t much they were able to do against any opponents that were fairly tough.

Going into the 2014 season the Buccaneers will probably want to do what they can to give themselves a chance to win more than 4 games for the balance of the season. Hiring a new coach certainly good give a boost if only because it will change the way things are done and the way things were done clearly wasn’t working.

Smith has some success as a coach and the Bucs hope that he does bring success to their franchise as well. To do so they will likely try to make good with a high draft pick and also they could thicken their team through gains in the offseason and free agency. Though it doesn’t work quite as easily as it does in some other sports, the Bucs can still improve their team with good signings.

The players listed are the kind of players they need and if they can get them looking in the direction of Tampa Bay then they should grab them. What other players would you like them to go after or even release? What changes do you think they should make? Leave a comment below with any input as it is always appreciated.

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Josh Brown – K

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The Bucs had one of the worst FG percentages in the NFL this season. Being able to count on the guy going out to grab three points matters a ton every single game. Brown would be a good veteran option to put in the mix.

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Robert Meachem – WR

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Things might change a little more than most seasons with the coaching change in Tampa. One thing they definitely need though is some help in the receiving corp. Meachem is a well proven wideout that could do a lot of good for the team.

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Anquan Boldin – WR

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Obviously Boldin is a huge name among wide receivers and for good reason. Whether the Bucs could afford to sway him in their direction is unknown but if they could he would be a huge plus for the offense.

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B.J. Raji – DT

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Raji can play in a few spots on the defensive line and could potentially add some good rush defense as well as a little more pass rush.

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Colt McCoy – QB

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McCoy might end up being a life-long backup for someone but he also can start and might be a good option to bring in to help a young draft pick come along during training camp and into the season.