Will Bucs Be Active at Trade Deadline?

After being active at the trade dealine a year ago, will Bucs GM Jason Licht be aggressive again this year?

Here are some players Jason Licht could be discussing before Tuesday's trade deadline:

Mike Glennon - There are plenty of teams (Jets) who need a quarterback. If they get the right offer, the Bucs should pull the trigger. (3rd Round)

Evan Smith - Smith is done as a starter in Tampa. He's a versatile lineman who possesses some value. (5th Round)

Alterraun Verner - Verner has made a nice move to nickel corner, but his days are limited with a $6 million salary. (5th Round)

Demar Dotson - Gosder Cherilus has been fine at right tackle, and quite frankly, I don't want to mess with the Bucs offensive line chemistry right now. Plus, remember that Dotson is still looking for a new big contract that he will likely not get with the Bucs. (3rd Round)

Gerald McCoy - Say what you want, but the Bucs biggest trade piece may be Gerald McCoy. No, I don't think they'd move him in season, and they might never move him at all. I mean, what would you do with his face that's been plastered all over the Bucs facility and the stadium. With that said, McCoy is not living up to his massive contract, and young players like Jameis Winston and Kwon Alexander have shown more leadership ability. McCoy is probably the only player on the Bucs roster that they could logically trade away and get a 1st round pick...excluding key young players like Jameis Winston, Kwon Alexander, Mike Evans, etc... (1st and conditional 3rd Round Picks)

Vincent Jackson - I'd love to see Vincent Jackson stick around for the rest of his career, but at his salary for next year, that ain't happening. Jackson's cap value in 2016 is over $12 million. I hope the Bucs and Jackson can negotiate a new extension, but I also understand that it's a business where money should be weighed with production. Also, take into account that Jackson will be 33 years old next season. (3rd Round)

Doug Martin - Like McCoy, Martin would probably bring back quite the haul, but more than McCoy, Martin has a much bigger impact on the team. The fact that Martin is in the final year of his rookie contract and he's having a career year is concerning. Will he continue to work hard and be productive after he signs a new contract? How much money is he seeking? The only way I trade Martin is if another team overpays for him. I'm thinking two high draft picks. (1st and 3rd Round Picks)


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