Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Bucs' free agents Nos. 16-18
By Pat Yasinskas
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are in a unique, and favorable, position as they get ready for the start of free agency in March. That is because the Bucs don’t have any major potential free agents to worry about re-signing.
They do have some role players that will be re-signed, but there are no marquee players. Let’s start taking a look at Tampa Bay’s potential free agents with Nos. 16 through 18 in my rankings.
16. Brian Leonard, running back. A Rutgers product, Leonard was a favorite of former coach Greg Schiano. Leonard wasn’t very productive in a backup role. He’s expendable because the Bucs will have a healthy Doug Martin, with Mike James and Bobby Rainey as the top backups.
17. Rian Lindell, kicker. The Bucs have Connor Barth returning from a torn Achilles. That means Lindell’s time in Tampa Bay is up.
18. Lawrence Tynes, kicker. Tynes spent all of last season on the non-football injury list. He’ll have to resume his career elsewhere.