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Bucs lose out on Vernon

UPDATE – 4:58 p.m. ET: Giants win the contest:

UPDATE – 3:39 p.m. ET: NFL Media’s Jeff Darlington reports that the Jaguars and Giants have been making a strong push for Vernon’s services since the tag was lifted. They were described as “most serious” in talks which backs up TBC’s source from earlier this morning of the Bucs offering less than what he is looking for.

UPDATE – 9:40 a.m. ET: ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting the Dolphins have removed the transition tag off of Vernon. He will officially be a free agent once the new league year begins this afternoon.

The Bucs along with the Jaguars, Giants, Cardinals and Falcons will make a push for Vernon now. Jacksonville has reportedly made Vernon top priority.

UPDATE – 3/9 8:16 a.m. ET: We are already aware of the price Miami has on Vernon — $15-million per year. Anything less would be matched, if the transition tag sticks. Anything over they will not match. That’s all according to the Miami Herald. Then of course there is Vernon who has a value on himself of roughly the same or slightly north of that.

Early Wednesday morning, TheBayCave.com learned that the Buccaneers may start out by offering significantly less than noted above as their initial offer could be potentially damning to negotiations. If true, Vernon will most likely look elsewhere and not give the Bucs an opportunity to correct it themselves. Or Miami simply matches.

3/8 11:00 p.m. ET: As the Tampa Bay Buccaneers saw pass rusher after pass rusher get swooped up by other teams, many  were already labeling their offseason a failure. Not so fast.

Per a source close to the team, the Buccaneers are looking to begin negotiating with soon-to-be Miami Dolphins free agent defensive end Olivier Vernon once the clock hits 4 p.m. ET Wednesday afternoon. The team will apparently pull out all the stops for the 25-year-old and be “extremely aggressive” in their attempts.

Vernon is currently under a transition tag courtesy of the Miami Dolphins but talks of that tag being lifted can soon become reality. The lifting of the tag was reportedly pending due to a potential new deal with other defensive lineman Cameron Wake. Those talks appear to be moving forward which would then lead into the removal of Vernon’s tag.

There will be lots of moving parts and it is unknown for certain if this was in the Buccaneers plans all along after hosting Panthers’ defensive end Charles Johnson. But Tampa Bay understands their need for the position and they appear to be setting up a big campaign to not let Vernon out of their sights.

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49 Comments on Bucs lose out on Vernon

GilArciaTBC said : Guest Report 5 months ago

ND1Bucsfan TheBayCave I Haven't

ND1Bucsfan said : Guest Report 5 months ago

GilArciaTBC TheBayCave Well we missed out on Vernon, but hearing about another Miami DE in Derrick Shelby hear anything on him?#IGWT

JPGarv said : Guest Report 5 months ago

GilArciaTBC TheBayCave at that price? Thank goodness.U0001f334U0001f3c8U0001f334

JamesDa22271592 said : Guest Report 5 months ago

GilArciaTBC Wow. Our front is garbage!!! Need to strike gold in the draft!!!

ND1Bucsfan said : Guest Report 5 months ago

GilArciaTBC TheBayCave Lets get him TBBuccaneers !!!

headlinesbrber said : Guest Report 5 months ago

GilArciaTBC TheBayCave not good :/

Nardawg74 said : Guest Report 5 months ago

GilArciaTBC TheBayCave I thought he signed with the Jags?

scottyi61 said : Guest Report 5 months ago

GilArciaTBC So we roll into last season with the same embarrassing defense plus a few rookies....

ND1Bucsfan said : Guest Report 5 months ago

GilArciaTBC TheBayCave Hope you are right cuz we need him and need a FA signing that can actually pan out #IGWT

GilArciaTBC said : Guest Report 5 months ago

ND1Bucsfan TheBayCave They better if they seriously want him like I was told they do. If not, it's all for nothing.

DHTampa said : Guest Report 5 months ago

GilArciaTBC TheBayCave "gentlemen, start your engines" U0001f3c1

ND1Bucsfan said : Guest Report 5 months ago

GilArciaTBC TheBayCave Bucs going to up offer then or are they out already?

metsjetsnets8 said : Guest Report 5 months ago

GilArciaTBC salvarezza_alex TheBayCave this will bring the Bucs right to the playoffs

Rickelodeon23 said : Guest Report 5 months ago

GilArciaTBC TheBayCave jags will land him $$&&

DMN813 said : Guest Report 5 months ago

GilArciaTBC Thats 2x as much as he's worth for Miami but Tampa has glaring need for DE. Hopefully his big deal is heavy with incentives.

Swaggcoach305 said : Guest Report 5 months ago

GilArciaTBC TheBayCave exactly my friend...smh

GilArciaTBC said : Guest Report 5 months ago

Swaggcoach305 TheBayCave And in this scenario, IMO, they'll be laughed at.

Swaggcoach305 said : Guest Report 5 months ago

GilArciaTBC TheBayCave and yet they're still low balling people when they're armed with $60mil smh

mauger345 said : Guest Report 5 months ago

GilArciaTBC Unless they have inside info that’s a terrible idea. The crazy money being thrown around in FA, no way he settles for less $

GilArciaTBC said : Guest Report 5 months ago

mauger345 I'm not sure if it's intentional or a form of trying to see how low he will go. IMO, they do that, he walks away... Laughing.

mauger345 said : Guest Report 5 months ago

GilArciaTBC Read your update and I am kind of confused. Bucs are going to intentionally lowball the first offer?

bucman22 said : Guest Report 5 months ago

GilArciaTBC holy schnikiez

GilArciaTBC said : Guest Report 5 months ago

bucman22 theMMQB If Bucs really want him as bad as I was told, they need to offer north of $15M

RyanTerrana said : Guest Report 5 months ago

Swaggcoach305 GilArciaTBC TheBayCave all of those guys have substantial risk, Johnson wanted to go back to Carolina, Vernon was/is best

bucman22 said : Guest Report 5 months ago

GilArciaTBC did u read his story in theMMQB seams like guy who knows he's already made it..ugh hate FA

Swaggcoach305 said : Guest Report 5 months ago

RyanTerrana GilArciaTBC TheBayCave go ahead and name me another....ill wait

Swaggcoach305 said : Guest Report 5 months ago

RyanTerrana GilArciaTBC TheBayCave the last consistent guy we went after actually came to Tampa and continued to be consistent (V-JAX)

Swaggcoach305 said : Guest Report 5 months ago

RyanTerrana GilArciaTBC TheBayCave we always go after these COULD BE guys and end up falling flat on our damn face

Swaggcoach305 said : Guest Report 5 months ago

RyanTerrana GilArciaTBC TheBayCave and all of them are CONSISTENT players something we never go after.

Swaggcoach305 said : Guest Report 5 months ago

RyanTerrana GilArciaTBC TheBayCave Mario-misfit, Johnson-injured, JPP-hand in 2015. All removed only 1 year from doubled digit seasons

RyanTerrana said : Guest Report 5 months ago

Swaggcoach305 GilArciaTBC TheBayCave all of those guys you just mentioned didn't eclipse 10 sacks either. Don't pay for past production

Swaggcoach305 said : Guest Report 5 months ago

DevinThompson22 GilArciaTBC TheBayCave ok I agree with u on that one

iAmLocoOcho said : Guest Report 5 months ago

GilArciaTBC TheBayCave Heard the Giants are all in wit him! We can't let this FLA kid, leave his backyard! We have to get this deal done!

Swaggcoach305 said : Guest Report 5 months ago

GilArciaTBC ok I'm talking about production right now. John Abraham was old, Dwight freeney was old, and they did what again?? Exactly

DevinThompson22 said : Guest Report 5 months ago

Swaggcoach305 GilArciaTBC TheBayCave also not the best ran organization

DevinThompson22 said : Guest Report 5 months ago

Swaggcoach305 GilArciaTBC TheBayCave pretty simple, Mario Williams was alot cheaper and they aren't in the best situation as far as cap

GilArciaTBC said : Guest Report 5 months ago

Swaggcoach305 RyanTerrana TheBayCave Williams - old, Johnson - injured, JPP - was never leaving. Vernon is 25 and has projections of Von

Swaggcoach305 said : Guest Report 5 months ago

DevinThompson22 GilArciaTBC TheBayCave if he's so much of a beast why did they just bring somebody else in to replace him??!

Swaggcoach305 said : Guest Report 5 months ago

DevinThompson22 GilArciaTBC TheBayCave beast!?! Smh stop it

Swaggcoach305 said : Guest Report 5 months ago

RyanTerrana GilArciaTBC TheBayCave who?? Um Williams, Johnson, JPP. All who have eclipsed 10 sacks a year consistently. Vernon never have

DevinThompson22 said : Guest Report 5 months ago

Swaggcoach305 GilArciaTBC TheBayCave Vernon is a beast.. not sure many were better then him

GilArciaTBC said : Guest Report 5 months ago

Swaggcoach305 TheBayCave I can't say that is accurate. Market will have him at or around 15-mil. He is worth it.

RyanTerrana said : Guest Report 5 months ago

Swaggcoach305 GilArciaTBC TheBayCave lol like who?

Elias_Catala said : Guest Report 5 months ago

GilArciaTBC TheBayCave that's exactly the name of wanted to hear get it done bucs #bucsnation

DMN813 said : Guest Report 5 months ago

GilArciaTBC Hopefully Vernons name will be in there. Miami has other DEs so it would be overpaying for them but Tampa is in desperate need

Holbrook3D said : Guest Report 5 months ago

GilArciaTBC TheBayCave As are the Jags.

ToddRichards8 said : Guest Report 5 months ago

GilArciaTBC TheBayCave hone31

NickBrew2840 said : Guest Report 5 months ago

GilArciaTBC #IGWT

JYarcho_BUCS said : Guest Report 5 months ago

GilArciaTBC TheBayCave this makes me happy. #IGWT

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