By Eric Schmidt

According to the Tampa Tribune, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have free agent TE Martellus Bennett on their radar this March when the period begins. The Buccaneers need a tight end as Dallas Clark is a free agent and they could definitely get younger at that position. However, Roy Cummings of the Tribune wrote last month, that the Buccaneers would like Clark to return for one more season.

In a Q&A column appearing in the Tribune, Tampa could have their eye on Bennett in order to team him up with his brother Michael, who has played for the Buccaneers but is a free agent. The two brothers have stated that they’d like to play on the same team.

Clark will turn 34 this June. Bennett just turned 26. Bennett has a bigger frame at 6-foot-6-inches, 265 pounds. He recorded 55 receptions for 626 yards and five scores this season versus 47 receptions for 435 yards and four scores for Clark. Bennett also have seven plays for 20 or more yards last season.

Another player that the Buccaneers should look at, if he becomes available, is Jared Cook from the Tennessee Titans. The Titans are not utilizing Cook’s athletic talents properly. There does however seem to be some disagreement whether or not the Titans will place the franchise tag on the tight end. If he slips away in free agency, he would be a good fit for the Buccaneers next season.




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Readers Comments (6)

  1. avatar Under_Dog_Lefty

    That would be a good move to pick up Bennett at tight end. Not only is an upgrade needed at that position, but it would undoubtedly help the negotiations in retaining his brother. That would be another smart free agent move by Dominik.

  2. avatar Chris

    I would rather take a M.Williams from Alabama in the 5th or 6th rd. He’s the same 6-6 big body frame and Williams is a beast when it comes to blocking. His size alone will make him a big red zone threat. Also I’d take Cook over Bennett. That being said I don’t think the Bucs should re-sign Michael Bennett. His one good year was due to McCoy being healthy and Miller stepping up and playing better. I re-sign Miller before Bennett and try and get a Pass Rushing.

    • avatar Sirus

      I agree Bennett dorpped alot of passes and we don’t need that.


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