Alex Okafor visiting Bucs on Thursday

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Defensive end Alex Okafor will visit the Buccaneers on Thursday, pewterreport.com reports.

Okafor, 27, has ties to Bucs General Manager Jason Licht and defensive line coach Brentson Buckner. Licht was in Arizona when the Cardinals used a fourth-round pick on him in 2013, and Buckner was an assistant coach in Arizona for Okafor’s first four seasons.

Okafor had a career best eight sacks in 2014. He has 18 the past four seasons after playing only one game as a rookie.

He spent last season in New Orleans, where he made 4.5 sacks in 10 games before an Achilles tear.

4 responses to “Alex Okafor visiting Bucs on Thursday

  1. I really do not understand what the Bucs are doing this season free agency wise. They have needs at corner back and defensive end and don’t seem interested in any of the play makers who are in the market or were on the market. Just makes me sad knowing we have money. Also I know we have to save some of it for our free agents coming up in future years.

  2. They shouldn’t be wasting their time with okafor. Achilles injuries are huge. He’s not worth the money. Use the money on Suh, and a safety. Then the D will be solid enough to win games on their own.

  3. bouchez9393 says:
    March 14, 2018 at 10:35 pm
    They shouldn’t be wasting their time with okafor. Achilles injuries are huge. He’s not worth the money. Use the money on Suh, and a safety. Then the D will be solid enough to win games on their own.

    Do you have any idea what Suh will be asking? & Achilles injuries are less worse than ACL injuries, & teams resign players after them & more players come back more from those.

  4. @maddogg365, who cares what Suh is asking, the Bucs have the most cap space in the NFL, and if they had Suh and McCoy up front with Lavonte at linebacker, nobody would ever run on them! They would force teams to be a pass only offence, and the defence scheme gets much easier like that. The offence is set, now it’s time to stack the D line and win some ball games!

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