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With Tampa Bay already having some promising young safeties Warren Sapp Jersey , is there any room for a big free agent addition?"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections 2016 NFL DraftInjuriesFree AgencyGame FilmNFL Free AgencyDoes Buccaneers’ existing safety group limit free agency possibilities? New,5commentsWith Tampa Bay already having some promising young safeties, is there any room for a big free agent addition?ESTShareTweetShareShareDoes Buccaneers’ existing safety group limit free agency possibilities? Kim Klement-USA TODAY SportsThe need for defensive help has led to a lot of speculation about what the Buccaneers might do when free agency opens up on March 13. There isn’t a ton of cap space to work with, especially if the Bucs are bringing back some of their own guys. Questions have been surrounding all three levels of the defense for the last couple of months, but one of the position groups that might not be set up for a big free agent signing is the safeties.Ever since Bruce Arians was hired, Tyrann Mathieu has been a specific name mentioned in connection with Tampa Bay. It’s not hard to see why. There’s a mutual love between Arians and Mathieu, plus the “Honey Badger” has plenty left in the tank. The Bucs also seem like a good landing spot because of the need for a veteran presence in the secondary. But would a guy like Mathieu — or another big name veteran safety — stunt the growth of the team’s existing safety group?Justin Evans, who is only entering his third NFL season, is the most established safety on the roster. He should continue to be a full-time starter in 2019. In addition to him, the Bucs have Jordan Whitehead starting his second season as a pro. The 2018 fourth-rounder had a very promising rookie year, and he could certainly prove to be a big steal if he’s given the opportunity. Then there’s M.J. Stewart, who is also entering his second year. The second-rounder from a year ago played cornerback in his rookie season, but general manager Jason Licht said at the NFL Scouting Combine that the North Carolina product will be moving to safety.With all of that being said, would the addition of Mathieu or another big-time veteran make sense for such a young group of safeties? If the Bucs do bring in Mathieu Womens Gerald McCoy Jersey , they’d have him, Evans, Whitehead and Stewart all battling for snaps. With the kind of money that it would take to bring Mathieu in, he’d surely start. That presumably leaves two young players on the sideline for the majority of the time. To really develop and get better, these young guys need to be on the field.One argument could be that a veteran safety is a clear upgrade over the second-year guys, so it shouldn’t matter that they’re on the sideline. Such a veteran very well may be an upgrade, but stunting growth of the guys that are supposed to be your future might be problematic in the long run. With the promise that Whitehead showed and the potential that Stewart has at his new position, it would seem unlike Jason Licht to give up them being key pieces so soon.Don’t get me wrong. I’ve been a big fan of Tyrann Mathieu since his LSU days, and I’d love to see him become a Buccaneer. But is the current setup of the roster conducive to such a signing? It’s definitely something to think about. Stifled by the salary cap, the Atlanta Falcons won't be offering Julio Jones a more lucrative contract.Not this year, at least.Now the question is: Will the star receiver show up for training camp?The Falcons informed Jones several weeks ago that they would not renegotiate his current $71.5 million package, which still has three years remaining and included $47 million in guaranteed money, according to a person familiar with the discussions. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because the talks have not been made public.The team's decision, which was first reported by The Athletic Womens Lavonte David Jersey , does not preclude talks after the season on a deal more in line with Jones' status as one of the NFL's top receivers. But the Falcons do not believe they have enough financial leeway under the cap to renegotiate the contract in 2018.The team hasn't been told if Jones will be at training camp. Players are required to report next Thursday, with the first practice the following day.Atlanta already agreed to a five-year, $150 million extension with quarterback Matt Ryan, the most lucrative deal in NFL history. The team is also focused on working out new contracts for defensive tackle Grady Jarrett, offensive guard Jake Matthews and safety Ricardo Allen.A flurry of new contracts during the offseason dropped Jones, who makes an average salary of $14.25 million, out of the top half-dozen on the list of the league's highest-paid receivers. Tampa Bay's Mike Evans, Cleveland's Jarvis Landry and Kansas City's Sammy Watkins are among those now making more per year than Jones, a two-time All-Pro who caught 88 passes for 1,444 yards last season.In 2015, Jones turned in one of the greatest seasons by a receiver with 136 receptions for 1,871 yards and eight touchdowns. He is a five-time Pro Bowler.In an apparent sign of his unhappiness, Jones skipped organized team workouts at the team's training facility this summer, as well as a mandatory minicamp. But he apparently took part in Ryan's private passing camp in California along with about a dozen of his teammates this month.Jones has gone silent on social media and hasn't talked with the Atlanta media in months. In one of his rare media appearances Womens Carlton Davis Jersey , he told TMZ that he has a good relationship with the franchise that pulled off a huge trade with Cleveland to make him a first-round pick in 2011."Everyone wants a story right now. There's no story to be told," Jones insisted. "I'm just working on getting myself better. I'm just working on myself right now. That's all that is. There's no bad blood between me and the team or anything like that."Jones remains in the good graces of coach Dan Quinn, who didn't seem at all upset when Jones skipped the minicamp ."Sometimes football and business intersect," Quinn said. "That's OK and that happens a lot."Quinn has talked constantly of "brotherhood" and making sure players do everything as a team. For instance, the players stood together as a team on the sideline during the national anthem for all games after two players kneeled in protest early in the 2017 season.Quinn doesn't think Jones' absence has affected the Falcons' unity."Do we want everybody here all the time? Hell yeah, like all the time," the coach said. "What I'd say is if you ask to a man, the guy is a hell of a teammate, and the time he spends here, the way he mentors people, how hard he plays, there is plenty of brotherhood in Julio."

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