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With training camp on the horizon, many believe this year’s Buccaneer team can be better than last year’s, thanks to a stellar offseason. Tampa Bay put together a strong free agent class, headlined by DeSean Jackson, and landed a handful of potential starters in the NFL Draft, including O.J. Howard.
“The Bucs had two clear goals this offseason: get more speed on offense and get more physical on defense,” ESPN’s Jenna Laine wrote. “They signed wide receiver DeSean Jackson, who runs a 4.35 in the 40-yard dash and is one of the fastest players in the league, and they drafted Chris Godwin, who clocked a 4.42 at the NFL combine.
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“They got one of the most impactful safeties in the draft, Justin Evans, and signed a true thumper, J.J. Wilcox. Stopping the run has also been a point of emphasis going back to last season, which is why they re-signed William Gholston, whose 21.5 run stuffs are ninth-most in the NFL among defensive linemen since 2013.”
Gholston will be joined on the defensive line by Chris Baker, who is expected to play a…
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