Bucs’ Offensive Tackle Opts-Out

August 6th, 2020

No, not that one.

Not long ago, Bucs rock of a left tackle, Donovan Smith, told the world on Instagram that he is “not a lab rat” and suggested he may take a pass on the 2020 season because of The Sickness.

Well, the Bucs have their first player opting-out before today’s 4 p.m. deadline, while Smith may be staying (at the time of this typing). Another tackle decided to skip this season. Tom Pelissero of NFL Network said backup tackle Brad Seaton has informed the Bucs he will opt-out.

Now the question is, will Seaton be the only Bucs player bowing out?

23 Responses to “Bucs’ Offensive Tackle Opts-Out”

  1. Rob Says:

    Never heard of him. Holding my breath until 4pm to see who else opts out due to the sickness. Go Bucs!

  2. 813bucboi Says:

    gotta do what you gotta do….

    GO BUCS!!!!

  3. Buccanstopit Says:

    This is relevant like me opting out

  4. OneBuc55 Says:

    Danggit Joe you scared me…

    I immediately thought Donovan Smith opted out…
    Keeping my fingers crossed

  5. Smashsquatch Says:

    A three year pro who’s averaged $170k/yr will now earn $350k from the couch.
    He’s passing up $260k as he was scheduled to earn $610k this year.

  6. Trey Long Says:

    sadly many doctors are successfully treating covid w very few fatalities, under. 01%
    W hcq cocktail but politicians and media want public ignorant and scared.

  7. Rayjay1122 Says:

    Bubble guy anyways…not surprised at all.

  8. JimmyJack Says:

    Not devastating but not good either. We need quality depth at Tackle. The proof is last year when Donavan was out. Our line turned into a trainwreck. Not saying that Seaton was the answer for this but less competition is not good. Let’s hope we can get better quality depth this year then we had last year. Losing a guy they had a year invested in is not a good sign.

  9. Bobby Buc Says:

    rumor that dotson is resigning?

  10. Lvbuc Says:

    You will see some fringe players op out. This way they get paid, instead of getting cut and get zero

  11. Sarasota Garey Says:

    I guess that gives us a little cap space

  12. AtlBuc Says:


  13. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    If Donovan Smith opts out, Tristan Wirfs will probably move over to LT. Not sure how much money is left in the cap to add another OT when teams cut down to 53.

  14. Oneilbucs Says:

    who is this guy ?????

  15. ocala Says:

    Smart move by him. He was not going to make the roster and now he is going to make $350,000. You would think 10 to 15 guys on each team will opt out with that guarantee available to them as opposed to trying to make the roster, getting cut and making nothing.

  16. Bill Cicero Says:

    I wish I could opt out of work and double my pay. Just how dumb is the NFL anyway? If I was in charge I’d make it 30% of last years salary, not to exceed $350,000. There’s no way in hell I’d incentivize opting out for bench warmers.

  17. Cobraboy Says:

    Aa a bubble guy, he [prolly makes more $$$ dropping out instead of getting cut.

  18. Hodad Says:

    Opting out does not mean these players won’t get Covid. At least the NFL has 15 minute testing, and safety measures in place, good luck in the real world Brad. You need a test then? Wait on hours long lines, and wait a week for the results. Not to mention, you’re Brad Seaton. Good luck with your future career at Lowes.

  19. mark2001 Says:

    No fans at the first two Packer home games. The rest of the year? Up in the air.

  20. ModHairKen Says:


  21. kyle Hoge Says:

    Dirty Trick Joe… Thought it was smith, I about spit my cheerios all over the screen.

  22. bkgrime Says:

    never trust a man named Brad

  23. Brandon Short Says:

    Great business decision for dude that wasn’t making a roster. $350k guaranteed for doing nothing. If he got cut he would have made ZERO