The Buccaneers decided to keep three of their own veterans.
According to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, the Bucs picked up the one-year options for 2018 on right tackle Demar Dotson, safety Chris Conte, and defensive back Josh Robinson.
With Jake Arrieta in tow, a team that hasn’t posted a winning record since 2011 has a real chance to coalesce into a contender quickly.
If that happens in 2018, don’t be surprised if a front office led by general manager Matt Klentak attempts to add for a push at a postseason berth.
While young, controllable starters will likely be at the top of any potential list of targets for the Phillies, one past-his-prime veteran could also be in the mix of players the Phillies could think about this summer: Cole Hamels .
Yes, a return with the former Phillies ace.
In a way-too-early ESPN MLB trade deadline primer , the Worldwide Leader singled out Hamels as a potential trade target for a buying Phillies team in July.
The timing wasn’t right for Darnold at the Combine. Darnold’s decision should be respected, not criticized.
I think that every young man has to make the decision that’s best for him, Helton said. I haven’t talked to Sam since he’s gotten back from the Combine. I know one thing about Sam. He’s always gonna make the best decision in the moment. If he feels like it’s better to throw on Pro Day, I’m all for it.
If Darnold chooses not to throw at the Pro Day, that’s his business. If he chooses to decline to submit to private workouts, that’s his business, too. If he decides to say, Watch my film and draft me or don’t, that’s also his business.
Whatever he chooses to do, he shouldn’t be accused of being afraid to compete by those who hope to fill the days and weeks until the draft with more data points from players who have blindly submitted for decades to the NFL’s ultimate dog-and-pony show. It’s OK for everyone in this business to make business decisions, except of course for the men on whom the business relies the most.