With both a first-round pick (Gerald McCoy) and a second-round pick (Brian Price) devoted to the defensive tackle position, the Buccaneers no longer need a first-round pick of the Vikings from the 2000 draft.
Per a league source, the Bucs are shopping Chris Hovan.
After five years with the Vikings, Hovan has spent five seasons in Tampa, starting every game but one since 2005.
Hovan is under contract through 2010. He’s due to earn a base salary of $4 million this year.