Bucs Sign A Jumbo-Sized Tackle

July 31st, 2019

Our beloved Buccaneers made bottom-of-the-roster moves today and pounced on 27-year-old offensive tackle Will Poehls.

Poehls checks in at a whopping 6-8, 344 pounds. He was undrafted in 2014 and recently was cut by the Colts. He’s bounced around with the Titans, Bears, Bills and Jaguars.

Per NFL.com., Poehls is the Ryan Griffin of tackles, meaning he’s never played in a regular-season game.

This only intrigues Joe because the signing comes after Caleb Benenoch hasn’t looked very good at tackle in practice, and Donovan Smith has a some sort of minor Achilles injury, per Bruce Arians.

No, Joe doesn’t expect Poehls to blossom into a starter, but Joe does suspect the Bucs are starting to think a little harder about their tackle depth.

This guy Poehl has hung around the NFL for a reason. Perhaps he’s a late bloomer.

43 Responses to “Bucs Sign A Jumbo-Sized Tackle”

  1. Defense Rules Says:

    HOPEFULLY he blossoms with the Bucs. We can use the help.

  2. Wright Says:

    Don’t think this is the last we’ll hear about potential offensive line signings. I still think there is a possibility we might see JPP shown the door in a few weeks in order to free up 7.4 million in cap space to pick up a cap casualty. Not saying it will happen, just saying I wouldn’t be surprised if the move occurs.

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    The roster will be tweaked many times before the season starts…..I would expect players that don’t produce to be gone regardless if they were a draft pick…..

  4. Wright Says:

    camp* casualty

  5. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    With Dotson down they needed a tackle to share reps. He won’t make the team.

  6. Ken Stevenson Says:

    You just hope to get lucky. Anyone any good is already on a roster

  7. DB55 Says:

    We had a kid that size playing tackle last year in preseason forgot his name but he was 6’8 400 pounder too and imo outplayed Dotson. Anyone remember his name? Want to say he played college ball at Fordham but I could be wrong. We picked him from the titans also.

  8. 813bucboi Says:

    benenoch still not looking good….damn….thats crazy….

    we’ll see what happens….

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  9. Mike Johnson Says:

    You know Joe..Initially I thought, camp Meat. But you never know. A guy like this who has bounced around several camps. He’s got something. But has not been able to harness it. He just might be..a late bloomer.

  10. DB55 Says:

    Brad Seaton currently with Cleveland 6’8″ 310lb

  11. Dougyballs Says:

    Dotson was signed off a practice squad. C Brate was undrafted cut. And went to the saints and we got him back. I’m pretty sure brees would love to have his talent right now.

  12. Dougyballs Says:

    Sometimes it’s about scheme Sometimes it’s about fit and being comfortable and sometimes it’s a coach that notices a flaw and corrects it

  13. DB55 Says:

    They need to put Dotson back on the practice squad like the USF practice squad

  14. JA Says:

    “Pounced” [sic] on a guy that will join his fifth team in six years, with zero game experience, might be the hyperbole of the decade.

  15. tmaxcon Says:

    dotson lol….. you nuthugggers bringing jokes today… dotson is a feel good story that has never been able to play football… he’s average on his best day and the worst player on the field on sundays most weeks… bucs oline is scary bad just like the rest of the roster. run jameis run…escape the black hole…

  16. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    The article neglects to mention the WR and TE they signed today as well.

  17. Stanglassman Says:

    Waived T Riley Mayfield.
    Waived/injured S Orion Stewart.
    Waived TE Donnie Ernsberger.
    Signed WR Matthew Eaton.
    Signed TE Scott Orndoff.
    Claimed T William Poehls off waivers from Indianapolis.

  18. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:


    Now you know Dotson doesn’t qualify for Practice Squad, lol.

  19. tmaxcon Says:


    outside of sapp and selmon the bucs entire ring of underachievement is filled with practice squad players so why would I expect bucfan to want to raise the bar when they don’t know any better. bucs starting o line are backups on a xfl team… not a single nfl caliber lineman starter or backup on entire roster… yes that includes the extremely average marpet…

  20. tmaxcon Says:

    nobody builds a team with others teams garbage like the bucs and the hilarious part is glazers have trained bucfan to get excited over these type of players.

  21. Marine Buc Says:

    Let’s give the guy a chance to compete. They signed him for a reason. I remember when Mark Dominic signed Donald Penn off of the street and he became one of the best tackles in Bucs history.

  22. Marine Buc Says:

    Not better than Paul Gruber but dam solid…

  23. firethecannons Says:

    this dude was a guard for Colts and a guard while in college–maybe he makes it, worth a shot.

  24. Kobe Faker Says:

    “BA knows nothing offensively can be achieved with the state of this oline

    He can BS work around a skilled position but he isnt going to wait for “development” from Crappa or Benenoch like Koetter all season

    If they cant play…the olineman is out”

    Kobe Faker

  25. Stanglassman Says:

    Some of these guys just need to find the system that fits their particular skill set. There’s about 350 OL guys in the league and bouncing around there’s only about 25% of them are really good to excellent players. The talent of the rest of them is fairly close. Aside from intelligence and playing well as a unit. Team OL Run blocking is attitude and pass blocking is communication.

  26. Pryda...Sec147 Says:

    6-8 hopefully we can teach him some technique like Byron Leftwich says and get this guy to play to his potential.

  27. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Can’t we all just get along?

  28. O'Kane Says:

    Going from the ridiculous to the sublime I imagine Trent Williams is only a fig leaf of somebody’s imagination.

  29. BA FAN Says:

    If you will recall our game with the Redskins last year they had so
    many OL injuries their OL they faced us with were all signed off the street the week before they played us and their OL Coach developed them all in one week and they ran the ball on us and pass blocked well enough to beat our putrid Defense. It just requires the right DL Coach! We used to have a good one a long time ago that developed Dotson. Dotson played hurt last year but has had surgery and is playing well right now. PFF has rated him our top OLineman for many years, despite the false news from Tmax.

  30. Buc4evr Says:

    Can this guy be any worse than Cappa or Benenoch? What the heck, worth a shot, let’s see what he’s got. After Byron and Bruce saw how bad the O-line is the week, I expect that there be a lot of changes in the next 4 weeks.

  31. gobuxfla Says:

    I’ll take a chance on him. Based on some of zipperhead’s draft picks, he might be just what we need to get the running game going.

  32. BucDan Says:

    Every time I saw Liedtke play he looked pretty decent. I’m constantly scratching my head on why he hasn’t been the go-to as of yet. Can’t get the playbook down?

  33. Stanglassman Says:

    All the other sites thought Benenoch has been looking good at tackle. Just like he did a couple of years ago before he was put at G, the wrong position.

  34. WestChap Says:

    More drivel from tmaxcon.

  35. Mike Johnson Says:

    You’s a cold man there tmaxcon. funny as hell..But Cold.

  36. Clay Travis Says:

    Poehls is obviously a superstar that JAY-MISS will turn into garbage.

    Don’t worry, WE will run JAY-MISS out of town!

    WE will win for WE are legion!

  37. tmaxcon Says:

    BA FAN

    Being rated the best of the worst is laughable you made my point for me…. being the best on bucs is equivalent to being the best turd in the bowl but it doesn’t make that turd edibles

  38. Stanglassman Says:

    I guess former Bucs OL players that are starting on other XFL(?) teams like Ted Larson on Az Cardinals or Kevin Pamphile (#7 ranked) Tenn. Titians.

  39. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    This is a good sign. At least we know the Bucs are still looking for Offensive live help. I would put money on it that the Bucs picks up 1 or 2 more guys after the final 53 cutdown is made.

  40. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:


    Just like you guys give up on good players every year, here we go again. Alex Cappa will be our starter, and he will be fine.

    This new guy is pure camp meat, a fill-in guy because Dotson is injured. He might last two weeks at best. Probably not even that.

  41. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    BucDan Says
    “Every time I saw Liedtke play he looked pretty decent. I’m constantly scratching my head on why he hasn’t been the go-to as of yet.”

    I have a feeling he will eventually replace Dotson, unless we find someone unexpectedly.

    I like him too. Early this off season I predicted the oline to be Smith, Marpet, Jenson, Cappa and Leidke by the end of this season.

  42. Allbuccedup Says:

    Never heard of him.

  43. Jackpc1 Says:

    I agree about Liedtke. He has looked decent and the prior coaching staff thought he woud be part of the rotation.