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Is Osi Umenyiora destined for Tampa Bay?

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07:53 PM ET 02.26 | Rotoworld released an NFL Free Agency primer today, projecting where the top free agents will sign this offseason. Sean Smith, a player popular amongst Buccaneer fans, is projected to sign with the Jaguars, and none of the other big name corners are connected with the Buccaneers. In fact, only two players among the top 50 are linked with Tampa Bay, and one of them is a re-signed Michael Bennett, who Rotoworld predicts will command around $7 million per year. This would give the Bucs three defensive ends, so why not sign a fourth? That must have been the author's prospective, as he also has the Buccaneers signing Giants' veteran pass rusher Osi Umenyiora. He does fail to address where Umenyiora would fit in a defensive line rotation, and why a player who registered only six sacks at an advancing age would help a team improve their pass rush. But let's assume Osi's connection with Sheridan (a linebacker coach) is valid, and Osi would show improved production with the Buccaneers. Would he be a fit in Tampa Bay?

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February 26, 2013  11:27 PM ET

As long as he's not a Giant I'm happy.

February 27, 2013  03:38 AM ET

49ers would be wise to see if they can sign Osi who can help SF's defensive line.

February 27, 2013  07:41 AM ET

Isn't Florida where all old people go to kick...or let their careers die?

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February 27, 2013  08:55 AM ET

I'm really surprised that there is as much interest in Osi as there seems to be. He gets hurt a lot and his performance over the past few years has been sporadic. He also complains about his salary too much. But to his credit, he has played well for the Giants in the playoff runs.

February 27, 2013  10:09 AM ET

Too bad he feels underappreciated by the Giants, who got him a Super Bowl ring. There's just no team loyalty anymore.

 
February 27, 2013  09:34 PM ET

The Bucs need secondary help foremost.

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