Hi, Buccaneers fans!
Let the purge begin! Our 2016 Tampa Bay Buccaneers improved their regular season record by three games from 6-10 in 2015 to 9-7 in 2016, but still not enough to reach the NFL postseason, but instead eliminated themselves from the playoffs.
Now begins the long off-season between now and July. First activity is the players report to One Buccaneers Place to clean out their lockers at the Buccaneers facility, and the players may like say their farewells, reminisce their personal and team relationships, and discuss the past season and their team experience with other players, as they bag away their personal equipment and belongings from their team lockers. Buccaneers may also give final season ending interviews, and press conferences summarizing their NFL season and experience as a Tampa Bay Buuccaneer player to the media in the locker room, while other Bucccaneers players clear their lockers, and possibly exchange autograph jerseys.
Many of this year's Buccaneers team moving forward, while some of them may return to the Bucs by contract, other players may decide take the option to sign with other NFL teams, retire, or even help the Bucs management restructure their current contracts to stay within the Bucs salary cap to stay with the Bucs next season, but help the Bucs sign future agents and rookies with the restructuring for a better Bucs team on the field next season.
Next come the 2017 NFL Combine at Indianapolis in February. NFL Calendar year begins in the first week of March, and the Bucs, like the rest of the NFL teams, can sign veteran free agents to lucrative contracts within their teams salary cap.
Then come the NFL Draft in May, the Organized Team Activities in May and June, and the summer team training camp, where the 90-man camp roster of drafted and undrafted college rookies, veteran players and free agents, report to the Buccaneers Training and Administrative complex at One Buccaneers Place, Tampa, FL 33607.
We wish the players though a productive offseason as you leave the Buccaneers and football, and prepare for next season this summer.
Also wish Buccaneers management good luck and the best as they reload the franchise for 2017, and GO BUCS!!!!!