Dwight Freeney Cut; Will Bucs Claim?

November 21st, 2017

The Seahawks cut loose 37-year-old, seven-time Pro Bowler Dwight Freeney today, a guy who possibly is better than one of the Buccaneers’ defensive ends.

Freeney had three sacks in four games after Seattle pulled him off the street last month. He played 27 percent of the defensive snaps last night in the Seahawks’ tough loss to the Falcons.

So what will general manager Jason Licht do?

Might Licht put in a claim for Freeney and see if he can find his old magic down the stretch, as he tries to add a few sacks to what might be a Hall of Fame career? (Yes, “might be.” Freeney wasn’t necessarily better than Simeon Rice or even John Abraham.)

Joe would love to see the Bucs add a situational pass rusher like Freeney. Maybe he brings a spark, not just in his own play but to others’ performance. In case you haven’t noticed, the Bucs’ edge rush is lacking (what edge rush?).

Sorry, but Joe’s not worried about Will Clarke missing out on valuable snaps.

31 Responses to “Dwight Freeney Cut; Will Bucs Claim?”

  1. DB55 Says:

    Will Clarke 😭

    I guessing if Freeney was interested he would have signed 3 years ago.

  2. doolnutts Says:

    I wish… funny thing is those 3 sacks part time in 4 games is more than anyone of our DE have in 10 games lololol

  3. K_bassuka Says:

    Probably not, JL already got the best players on this team.

  4. Conte Piscateli Says:

    I believe as a veteran player Freeney isn’t subject to the waivers. This would eliminate the option of claiming him. Something tells me he is more interested in playing for a contender at this point in his career.

  5. Sweep the leg Says:

    So the pats picked up reedy.

    I swear the Bucs organization are idiots.

    Who did we waive him for?

    Sorry as s Martino or whoever?

    Pathetic. Not good enough for the Bucs but good enough for a super bowl contender.

    It figures.

    These are the reasons I only watch the second half of games. They don’t deserve all of my attention.

    And yea I sold my Bucs lions tickets not going to this sh it show of a team.

    Pisses me off.

  6. Sweep the leg Says:

    I’m rooting for the pats to win the super bowl so reedy can say fu*k you Licht and koetter and all of them.

  7. Sweep the leg Says:

    And of course the Bucs won’t pick up Freeney cause the team is run by a bunch of dumba** clowns.

    Wish we could trade koetter and Licht to the pats.

  8. JimmyJack Says:

    Joe please enlighten me………What I your right mind makes you think Freeny wants to empty what’s left in his tank to play for our trainwreck of a team?

  9. Bucsfan951 Says:

    Why pick him up? The season is done anyways. Yes the defensive pass rush sucks real bad but they did get 5 turnovers last game and the offense could only put up 23 points (only 2 tds) Why waste the money?

  10. Warrenfb12 Says:

    Three sacks in four games and they cut him? Is he hurt? Pick him up!

  11. mdsbuc Says:

    Should we rotate Simeon and Freeney… Or should we bookend them?

  12. JimmyJack Says:

    Warren my guess is that he would retire be for coming to help a team get to 8-8.

  13. Tackleblockwin Says:

    You sign him for all the these reasons and more.

    1. He is better than any of our DEs
    2. You are trying to create a winning culture.
    3. To send a message to our pass rushers.
    4. We currently create 0 pressure on third and long.
    5. He enjoys sacking quarterbacks.
    6. He has no off field issues.
    7. We have the money.

  14. Roy T. Buford Says:

    Any particular reason Freeney would want to come hop on a train wreck in progress?

  15. I'm a Tandyman Bucs Fan Says:

    To late in the game for that move. The Bucs are playing for Peanuts not Playoffs at this point with the schedule they have left. Honestly they may not win another game this year!! Need to clean house starting with Koetter and Smith and some of the Bucs me players and get ready for 2018!!!

  16. unbelievable Says:

    No chance he has any interest in Tampa. Maybe if we were 6-4 instead… but not at 4-6. Never gonna happen.

    Any word on why Reedy was cut?

  17. BucEmUp Says:

    I will take Simeon Rice over Freeney. The guy has done nothing but take plays off since he got a chance to return. Loaf….pass.

    I want a new DC in town that doesn’t play not to lose. Someone who will move our corners up to the line and play some smash mouth football.

  18. dmatt Says:

    Sign the man!!! We have DII defensive ends that make it obvious they’re outta their league. Freeney would make a difference.

  19. Sweep the leg Says:


    See my earlier posts on why they cut reedy.

    Clowns. Idiots. Pathetic franchise.

    That sums it up.

  20. JimmyJack Says:

    Why haven’t there been any word on why they cut Reedy? Didn’t anybody ask Dirk that in his post game interview?

    And forget about Freeney…….If he is reading this he is probably laughing. If this team wanted Freeney they would have showed up against the Panthers in their Southern home.

    It was nice sweeping them last year…….By the looks of things it will take us another 20 years to do it again.

  21. Joel Says:

    How does Joe not know Freeney isn’t subject to waivers?

  22. Swanee Says:

    Stupid move to release Reedy. Of course he is good enough for the world champions. I hope Reedy gets his ring. Outstanding Athlete with great hands and speed with no discipline issues.

  23. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    You want Freeney? Sign him to a 1 & 1/2 year deal……he’ll do that.

  24. Bucsfan2245 Says:

    Because he’s the one player who will get us over the top? That’s a joke that we should sign him and that he would sign here.

  25. Mikep4bucs Says:

    We may want to look at former CB out of LSU Collins who was a 2nd round pick 2 years ago of the Falcons but can’t stay out of trouble. With our two LSU LB’s there, maybe they can keep him straight (ala honey badger), gain some ATL intel, and help him reach his potential. He started 6 games and had 2 picks last year, then got suspended (drugs) for 10 games. Worth a look at least.

  26. NJBucsFan Says:

    All players cut after the trade deadline are subject to waivers. Any team interested can place a claim. Worst record wins at this point. The winning team is awarded the player and are responsible for the remaining contract.

    He may refuse to report and retire though.

  27. 813bucboi Says:

    he’ll go to the pats….GO BUCS!!!!

  28. Miguel Grande Says:

    [Accusing any Bucs player, current or past, of any crime will get you run. — Joe]

  29. Nick2 Says:

    The Bucs seem to have an aversion to well known defensive ends with proven track records for sacking the QB. Go figure. Jason Liicht wants to be the superhero that finds guys on the cheap. Unfortunately they never pan out and we never make the playoffs.

  30. Bucsfanman Says:


    Tackleblockwin Says:
    November 21st, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    You sign him for all the these reasons and more.

    1. He is better than any of our DEs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    2. You are trying to create a winning culture.***
    3. To send a message to our pass rushers.
    4. We currently create 0 pressure on third and long.***
    5. He enjoys sacking quarterbacks.
    6. He has no off field issues.
    7. We have the money.***

    Any more dumb questions?!

  31. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    An OK band aid but no real solution.