The Buccaneers have been one of the busiest teams through the first week of free agency as they’ve both added players and parted ways with veterans that no longer fit what they want to do on the field.
The offensive line has been a busy area on both fronts with Anthony Collins and Evan Dietrich-Smith joining the team and Donald Penn and Davin Joseph leaving Tampa. According to a report from Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports, the departures may not be done.
LaCanfora reports that the Bucs are open to listening to trade offers for Jeremy Zuttah, who started every game at center over the last two seasons. Zuttah has also played guard and there are several teams, including the Colts, that may still be in the market for help on the interior of the offensive line.
Moving Zuttah would clear his $4.5 million salary from the books, but making such a deal can be hard if teams believe the player will just be released if no deal materializes. LaCanfora reports the Bucs can and will hold onto Zuttah if they can’t make a trade, but we’ll see if any teams are willing to take the bait or if they prefer to see if Tampa decides to cut bait.