The Buccaneers are in the thick of the Vincent Jackson pursuit, ostensibly vying directly with the Chargers.
They’re also the only team that has so far set up a free agent visit with offensive guard Carl Nicks, according to Stephen Holder of the Tampa Bay Times.
A deal with Jackson is believed to be close. The fact that no other teams have scheduled meetings with Nicks suggests the Bucs are also the early frontrunners to land this year’s top free agent offensive lineman.
Signing both Jackson and Nicks would give the Buccaneers two of the top players on PFT’s Hot 100 list.