Free agency for the Buccaneers has been quiet this year, compared to last year when the Bucs “won” free agency. Nonetheless, moves have been made. Here is what the team has done so far:
The NFL has released the preseason schedule for the 2015 season. The Buccaneers opponents are as follows:
Week 1 at Minnesota Vikings
Week 2 v. Cincinnati Bengals
Week 3 v. Cleveland Browns
Week 4 at Miami Dolphins
The Buccaneers have been shoring up the defense and sizing up possible offensive depth this offseason. Now they have made a move on special teams. Larry Dean has been signed by the Bucs after spending last season with Buffalo.
Current Detroit Lions defensive end George Johnson may be making his way back to Tampa after all. The Buccaneers have made the defensive end a three year offer. Because he is a restricted free agent, the Lions are able to match the offer within five days to keep him on the team.
Former Buccaneers kicker Lawrence Tynes is suing the Buccaneers for the MRSA infection that plagued the team in 2013. Tynes was signed with the team after kicker Connor Barth (#10) tore his Achilles tendon during the offseason. However, Tynes never actually kicked for the team. He contracted the MRSA infection and wound up on the team’s non-football injured reserve. He was still paid his $840,000 salary for that year.