After a dreadful 2015 season, the Buccaneers defense will most likely look considerably different when the 2016 season kicks off in September. And no unit will likely be as revamped as the secondary.
On Thursday the Buccaneers will host and visit with free agent cornerback Brice McCain, who spent 2015 with the Miami Dolphins but was released after just one season. Jason Cole of Bleacher Report was the first to report the meeting.
McCain was a sixth round draft pick by the Houston in 2009, and spent five seasons playing for the Texans before signing as a free agent with the Steelers in 2014 where he had three interceptions including returning a Blake Bortles pass for a touchdown in a Week 5 matchup against the Jaguars.
McCain parlayed his success with Pittsburgh into free agency contract with the Dolphins last season, a deal that included $3 million in guaranteed money. But after starting just 11 games, and primarily playing the nickel position and recording just on interception, he as released last week by Miami.
Tampa Bay has two free agents in the secondary, Sterling Moore and Mike Jenkins, and it is thought that neither is a lock to return to Tampa Bay.
New linebackers coach Mark Duffner coached in Miami last season and is familiar with McCain.
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In Licht we trust! Go Bucs!
I’m neutral as we need back ups.
He is another player that could come on board with a sm price tag.
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Anyone is better than Mike Jenkins, even if they are in a wheelchair.
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