December 4, 2023

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Jason Licht: secondary is “healthy now”

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Buccaneers GM Jason Licht - Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have had one heck of a wild offseason and have stayed busy little bees all throughout. The team is adding the pieces they need to take another deep run into the Playoffs during one of the toughest schedules the team has seen in a very long time.

The team has recently brought in a few of the NFL’s top defensive draft prospects as a part of their 30 pre-draft meetings. Here are just a few they have met with:

Jason Licht recently stated that he felt that team’s secondary group was in good shape and healthy, but that ⁠is not an indication that the team will shy away from drafting any of the positions in the secondary this year. In fact, you can count on the team doing just that. The Buccaneers will be on the lookout for safety and cornerback in this year’s draft and will also be bringing in undrafted free agents at the position for OTAs. 

The secondary was a sore spot last season due to injuries sustained throughout various times in the season, but the Bucs will certainly address that, so it will not be such a problem this year. 

The Bucs will look to strengthen the defense this year through the Draft and possibly with trades down the line. With Suh most likely not returning to the team, the Bucs will have to look for his replacement as well, and that player is in this draft. This year’s draft will have a few offensive players selected, but this one should be a little more defense-focused.