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9-7, 2nd in NFC South

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Quite the shake-up expected with the Bucs' offensive line this spring. Head coach Dirk Koetter just told reporters at the NFL owners meetings that they'll experiment with last year's right guard, Ali Marpet, at center, J.R. Sweezy at right guard (he would have been the starting left guard last year had it not been for injury) and last year's starting left guard, Kevin Pamphile, will get some work in at right tackle. The goal is to put the best five on the field.


Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dalvin Cook didn't want to make comparisons with Leonard Fournette, but he said he "definitely" feels as if he's the draft's best running back. "Every time I step on the field I feel I'm the best player," Cook said. He also talked about teaming back up with Jameis Winston with the Bucs.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bucs have defensive line coach Jay Hayes at the University of Florida pro day today. Defensive tackle Caleb Brantley (the Bucs interviewed him at the combine) and defensive end Bryan Cox, Jr. are the two to watch here. Brantley's actually drawn comparisons to Aaron Donald.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Bucs defensive end Jacquies ?Smith is on a visit with the 49ers right now. The Bucs gave him an original round tender (under $1.8 million) so they could sign him without draft pick compensation (was an UDFA)?. He is coming off a torn ACL that he suffered in the season opener in 2016.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan safety Jabrill Peppers told ESPN's Michael Rothstein that he met with the Bucs after his pro day workout today. He also met with the Saints and Cardinals on Thursday.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Michigan DE Taco Charlton said he believed he is a Top 15 guy. Has visits set up with Dallas, New Orleans, Tampa Bay and Miami. Met last night with Saints, Steelers, Ravens and Titans.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs secondary coach Jon Hoke worked out Washington safety Budda Baker on Wednesday. He's worked out for six teams so far. At 5-foot-10 and 195 pounds, he's a bit undersized, but has a knack for flying around the ball. Very instinctive. Sure-tackler. There's some Tyrann Matthieu to him.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Source tells me UConn safety Obi Melifonwu had a private meeting today with Bucs defensive backs coach Brett Maxie. He had a really solid pro day Wednesday. Showed great movement, fluidity, footwork and was explosive when he accelerated. Scouts really like his length too. He posted a 44-inch vertical at the combine (one inch off the combine all-time record) and his 6-foot-4 frame gives him the ability to match up against bigger receivers and tight ends.

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7dSheil Kapadia

Seahawks bring on McDougald for safety depth

Free-agent safety Bradley McDougald, who had a career-high 91 tackles for the Bucs last season, reached a one-year deal with the Seahawks.

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8dMike Sando

Exec: DeSean Jackson is worth the baggage

DeSean Jackson "goes through his mood swings," one NFL GM said, "but s---, he can run by everybody, so there is serious value to him."

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Source tells me Bucknell offensive tackle Julien Davenport is meeting with Bucs offensive line coach George Warhop tonight for dinner and has a private workout with him tomorrow. He's got upcoming private workouts with the 49ers, Cowboys and Giants and met with the Chargers before his pro day last week. He's 6-foot-7, has an 87.5 inch wingspan and is a former basketball player. Great footwork.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Blast from the past! Two former Bucs receivers at USF pro day today -- Keenan McCardell and Reidel Anthony. McCardell is now the receivers coach for the Jaguars and and Anthony coaches at the Performance Compound in Tampa.

Team Stats

Passing Yards245.416th
Rushing Yards101.024th
Points For22.0Tied-18th
Points Against23.115th