Tampa Bay Buccaneers free agency capsule
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By The Associated Press
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (5-11)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: CBs Brent Grimes and Robert McClain; Ss T.J. Ward and Keith Tandy; C Evan Smith; QB Ryan Fitzpatrick; DTs Clinton McDonald and DT Sealver Siliga; LS Garrison Sanborn; DEs Justin Trattou and Will Clarke; Gs Adam Gettis and Kevin Pamphile; RB Charles Sims.
NEEDS: After finishing last in league with 22 sacks, annual pursuit of help for anemic pass rush continues. Offensive line needs bolstering, too, and running back is priority following release of Doug Martin. With Brent Grimes becoming free agent, cornerback - or two - would be welcome addition to defense that was liability last season.
AVAILABLE SALARY CAP SPACE (approximately): $71.1 million
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Updated March 9, 2018