The Tampa Bay Buccaneers nonetheless have numerous work to do and the crew is internet hosting six free brokers on Monday because the crew continues to look to enhance their roster. Former Florida operating again Jordan Scarlett and Ohio State huge receiver Johnnie Dixon headline the group of free brokers assembly with the Bucs.
“Testing with Bucs this weekend and as a consequence of work out Monday: TE Codey McElroy, WR Travis Jonsen, RB Jordan Scarlett, WR Johnnie Dixon, WR/RB Taquan Mizzell, TE Charles Scarff,” The Athletic’s Greg Auman famous on Twitter.
The Buccaneers have been coping with quite a few accidents, notably on offense. Because the exercise listing reveals, the Bucs have plenty of operating backs and tight ends who’ve accidents. LeSean McCoy and Leonard Fournette have each been sidelined and the crew misplaced O.J. Howard for the remainder of the season.
Scarlett Rushed for 889 Yards & 6 Touchdowns for the Gators in 2016
Scarlett performed three years at Florida and his finest statistical season got here in 2016 when the operating again notched 179 rushes for 889 yards and 6 touchdowns. The Panthers chosen Scarlett within the fifth spherical of the 2019 NFL Draft. Former Panthers head coach Ron Rivera praised Scarlett in the course of the preseason.
“For the restricted snaps he bought, he ran the ball very well, ran it actually onerous,” Rivera defined to the Charlotte Observer. “He performed properly on particular groups, made one of many tackles.”
Scarlett discovered it tough to see the sector behind Panthers star operating again Christian McCaffrey and appeared in only one sport dashing 4 occasions for 9 yards. The Panthers launched Scarlett simply earlier than the beginning of the 2020 season.
The Bucs even have a number of huge receivers with accidents together with Chris Godwin and Mike Evans. Dixon is one other intriguing participant on the free-agent go to listing because the receiver had a profitable faculty profession at Ohio State. Dixon had 669 receiving yards and eight touchdowns in 2018 with the Buckeyes. The receiver has frolicked with the Texans and Cardinals throughout his quick NFL profession.
Vita Vea Will Miss the Remainder of the Season
It isn’t simply the offense that’s coping with accidents as defensive deal with Vita Vea sustained a season-ending ankle damage towards the Bears. Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians admitted it’s onerous to exchange the manufacturing of gamers like Vea and Howard.
“It’ll be a giant loss,” Arians defined, per Buccaneers.com. “[When] you lose gamers like O.J. and Vita, you may plug the subsequent man in, however they’re not the identical. I hate it for him as a result of he was having such an incredible yr. …I don’t know if there was a greater nostril deal with on the market. He was getting sacks. He was getting strain up the center. [He] bought damage on an incredible hustle play on the facet going backwards and forwards and it was actually pleasant hearth that bought his leg. He was taking part in actually, very well.”
It is going to be fascinating to see if the Buccaneers add some free-agent defensive tackles to their go to listing. Tampa takes on Inexperienced Bay in Week 6 as they appear to get again on observe after a disappointing loss in Chicago.