Bucs trading Anthony Collins? Good luck

TAMPA, Fla. -- There were reports Monday that said the Buccaneers were trying to trade left tackle Anthony Collins.

I wish them luck on that one. I can’t see anybody giving up anything for Collins after he was one of the biggest free-agent flops in the league last season.

Signed to a five-year, $30 million contract after spending most of his career as a backup in Cincinnati, Collins flopped so badly that he wasn’t even active for the final four games. His run blocking and pass blocking were disappointing and the coaching staff ended up having questions about his attitude and work ethic.

Collins has a base salary of $6 million in each of the remaining years on his contract. I can’t imagine any other team wanting to take on that contract.

The more likely outcome is that the Bucs will have to release Collins. That move would save them $3 million against this year’s salary cap. Collins might not be the only veteran on the hot seat.

Safety Dashon Goldson and punter Michael Koenen also could be casualties. Releasing Goldson would save the Bucs $4 million against the cap and cutting Koenen would free up $3.25 million.