Moving On

March 9th, 2020

Renowned bottom-of-the-Bucs-roster guru and beat writer Greg Auman has Twittered that tackle/guard Mike Liedtke will not be slapped with a tender by the Bucs and will hit the unrestricted free agency market.

Liedtke, 28, is perhaps best known during his four Bucs seasons for doing a very strong job replacing left tackle Donovan Smith during the 2018 preseason.

21 Responses to “Moving On”

  1. Marine Buc Says:

    No big surprise. We are probably drafting an OT with our first pick. J. Willis from Alabama or Thomas from Georgia.

    I like Becton and Wirfs but they probably won’t be available at pick #14.

  2. zzbuc Says:

    Agree with you Marine Buc!!!
    For sure Becton and WIrfs will not be there…….

  3. AKickInTheBucNuts Says:

    Lite Bulb knows how to make SuperBowl moves.

  4. BucEmUp Says:

    Id spend our first four picks on trenches. Inlike donavan but if this guy answers the bell then that would save some money with smith

  5. El Buco Realisto Says:

    The “real” fans can’t wait to see this “moving on” story when it’s about the GM and ole stale biscuit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    go bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Defense Rules Says:

    Bucs were his 6th team since 2015. When your resume shows a grand total of THREE offensive snaps in 5 years my guess is you’re PROBABLY replaceable.

  7. TOM Says:

    Liedtke could pssibly be resigned at a later date.

  8. 541BucsFan Says:

    For every 1 superstars in pro sports there are a thousand of guys working there butts off just trying to get a chance. Most never make a team.

    Congrats for living the NFL dream! All the best to you.

  9. catcard202 Says:

    Brad Seaton, Anthony Fabino, Zack Bailey & Aaron Stinnie all being under contract as OT/G depth make Liedtke expendable.

  10. Barack's Crack Pipe Says:

    Kinda sad. He seemed like a guy who might thrive if he ever got a shot. But then, I’m not at practices every day. Wtfdik?

  11. Barack's Crack Pipe Says:

    It did seem like he was on the injured list every time we needed a backup to play regular snaps.

  12. Craig Says:

    If he has gotten healthy, they should keep him. O-line back ups that can play multiple positions are at a premium later in the season.

  13. JimmyJack Says:

    Really DR. Only 3 snaps? I thought he played a couple games for us under Koetter. I might be confusing him with that Wester guy though. Whoever it was I thought they looked pretty promising as depth players.

  14. JimmyJack Says:

    Also if you liked this player it doesn’t mean he won’t return. They could still bring him I to camp to compete.

    Guess we just see where he winds up in the summer.

  15. geno711 Says:

    Defense Rules is correct again.

    Although Liedtke played when Donovan was hurt in the preseason, he actually only ever had 3 offensive snaps during the regular season with the Buc’s.

    Amazing off season chatter we have here!

  16. SOEbuc Says:

    That’s it. Any starter we think will be good or healthy we drop a good player. Loved Leidtke in 2018 PS and thought he could be better than Don Smitty who we just gave $40 million. Ugh.

  17. SOEbuc Says:

    *drop a good depth player

  18. stpetebucsfan Says:

    @Marine Buc

    Agree with your assessment completely. Personally I lust for the top two although as you mentioned they probably won’t last until #14.

    So would you trade OJ to move up enough to grab Wirfs or Becton?

  19. Big O Says:

    Defense: #14 Safety LSU Grant Delpit

  20. RGA Says:

    He is a back-up on one of the leagues worst offensive lines. Bottom of the rung in pass protection and run blocking. Pointing the finger at Winston is very convenient but a defense that gives up near 30 points a game and an offensive line that is umm offensive should be the primary concern here. The best thing this Bucs football team has going is the passing game, QB and receivers.

  21. Barack's Crack Pipe Says:

    stpetebucsfan Says:
    “So would you trade OJ to move up enough to grab Wirfs or Becton?”

    I know you weren’t asking me, but heck, yeah! I’d feel lucky to get 2nd round value for him now. We’d probably have to throw another low pick in there, though.