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At the same time as you're thinking that Skip Bayless, Tom Brady is working to recruit Julio Jones to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
On FS1's Undisputed, Bayless acknowledged any individual with regards to Jones texted him Thursday morning that Brady sent the seven-time Expert Bowler an instantaneous message on Instagram asking him to "come on all the contrivance down to the sunshine right here in Tampa, and let’s be tall together."
Jones grew to become a free agent Thursday after the Tennessee Titans released him. The crew listed the 33-year-light as a publish-June 1 reduce, which will set it aside $9.5 million in cap home.
Brady's return to the Bucs after a 40-day retirement nearly completely altered the crew's plans this offseason.
Somewhat than making an strive to web a quarterback to alter Brady, Tampa Bay fundamental manager Jason Licht has been ready to focal point on reloading the roster to support the 44-year-light future Hall of Famer.
The Buccaneers possess already ensured Brady can possess a receiving corps that has each and each stars and depth. Mike Evans and Chris Godwin are nonetheless with the crew.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported on Wednesday that Godwin agreed to a three-year, $60 million extension after the Bucs on the beginning placed the franchise mark on him.
Rapoport also reported the Buccaneers will trace free-agent receiver Russell Gage. Brokers Drew Rosenhaus and Robert Bailey instructed ESPN's Adam Schefter that Breshad Perriman will re-trace with the crew on a one-year deal.
They even possess Scotty Miller, Tyler Johnson and Jaelon Darden on their roster.
Tampa Bay is also ready to ask if Maintain Gronkowski will return.
Jones would possibly perhaps perhaps be a luxurious item better than the relaxation at this point. He will nearly completely be hoping to rebuild his imprint after accidents restricted him to 19 video games accurate by the last two seasons combined.
The Titans acquired Jones and a 2023 sixth-round web from the Atlanta Falcons in June 2021 for a 2nd-round web in 2022 and a fourth-round web in 2023.
Jones contrivance profession-lows in targets (48), receptions (31), receiving yards (434) and touchdowns (one) in precisely 10 video games final season.
Tampa Bay obtained the NFC South in 2021 with a 13-4 document, however it lost to the Los Angeles Rams within the NFC Divisional Round.