All the teams lining up to talk to free agents have an extra name to add to their list, one who could be signed immediately.
According to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, the Buccaneers have released veteran guard Davin Joseph.
The Bucs had reportedly shopped him in trade, but the combination of his age (30), injury (coming off knee surgery) and cost ($6 million base salary) made that unlikely. Coming off a staph infection (even if it wasn’t MRSA)
Now the Bucs have quite a rebuild to do up front, as there’s no certainty about the condition of Carl Nicks.
While Joseph struggled last year, his track record should earn him a look elsewhere, especially if he can pass a physical and convince teams last year’s struggles were health related.