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Buccaneers have visitors lined up

3/11/2015

TAMPA, Fla. -- The first day of free agency is over, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are far from done.

The team has at least five free agents expected to visit. Oakland center Stefen Wisniewski, Dallas linebacker Bruce Carter, Tennessee defensive end Derrick Morgan, Chicago safety Chris Conte and Dallas defensive tackle Henry Melton are scheduled to come to One Buccaneer Place in the coming days.

Wisniewski spent the last four seasons with the Raiders, starting 61 games. The interest in Wisniewski could be a sign the Bucs aren’t sold on Evan Dietrich-Smith, who was signed as a free agent last year. The team could also be considering moving Wisniewski or Dietrich-Smith to right guard, which is a need position.

Carter started eight games for the Cowboys last season and produced five interceptions. The Bucs could look to him to provide better pass coverage at linebacker. Carter has played inside and outside linebacker.

Morgan has played outside linebacker in Tennessee’s 3-4 scheme but projects as a defensive end in a 4-3 system. Morgan has had at least six sacks in each of the last three seasons. He is scheduled to visit the Atlanta Falcons before he meets with the Bucs.

Melton played for coach Lovie Smith in Chicago for four seasons. He had five sacks last season and could be viewed as a rotational player behind Gerald McCoy and Clinton McDonald.

Conte also played for Smith in Chicago. He could be a candidate to take the place of Dashon Goldson, who could end up being released.