The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are seemingly loaded at wide receiver. With Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and newly signed free agents Russell Gage and Breshard Perriman, the Bucs are set, right?
According to Skip Bayless of FS1’s “Undisputed”, Buccaneers quarterback reached out recently released wide receiver Julio Jones shortly after his release from Tennessee. “The message effectively said, ‘hey, come on down to the sunshine here in Tampa and let’s be great together”. Titans general manager Jon Robinson stated this about Jones’ release. “It certainly was not a lack of effort on his part. He tried his best to get out there, but he was battling it all year long. At the end of the day, and it’s on our wall in the training room, ‘Availability is just as important as ability.’ And, unfortunately for him — no fault of anybody — he just wasn’t available for us as much as he would have liked to have been, and certainly as we would have liked him to have been.”
So why are we bringing this back up?
Buccaneers receiver Chris Godwin‘s injury time-frame to return isn’t until sometime in December. “I don’t have one in mind quite yet. Thankfully, this is my only time now going through this,” Godwin stated to the media. “I’m not really sure what those kind of timelines look like. I just try to take it a day at a time.”
Can the Buccaneers handle being without Godwin that long? We know Evans will do what he always does, but can Gage fill Godwin‘s shoes until December? That remains to be seen. What we do know is this is more likely than not Brady’s last season in Tampa Bay. I just can’t see the Bucs not adding another receiver before the season starts. We know Jones has Brady’s seal of approval, the question is, can the team and Jones come to terms on a deal?
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