The Tampa Bay Buccaneers pulled off the biggest trade in the off-season on Sunday with the acquisition of Darrelle Revis. The Bucs will depend on Revis to help upgrade a secondary that ranked last in the NFL in 2012 against the pass. Even with the addition of the three-time All-Pro cornerback, the Bucs may still need to upgrade their defensive line at both tackle and end.
Charles Woodson is headed for free agency, but even as a 36-year-old defensive back, he shouldn't be out of work long. In today's pass-first NFL, cornerbacks and safeties come at a premium. Woodson with 55 career interceptions has experience at both positions.
Tampa Bay has the fifth-most cap space in the league and GM Mark Dominik says the team could be heavily involved in free agency again. Last year, the Bucs landed free agents Vincent Jackson, Carl Nicks and Eric Wright.
A flurry of free-agent moves and a trade-up in the draft helped Tampa Bay address its offense this past offseason. After a 7-9 finish, the Bucs will need to make similar moves to shore up their pass defense if they hope to be a more serious contender for an NFC playoff berth in 2013.