Buccaneers Free Agency 2012: Rebuilding Process Starts Here

In just a few seasons, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers went from an up-and-coming franchise to one of the league's bottom-feeders. Things bottomed out in 2011 with a 4-12 record and a ten-game losing streak to end the year. Head coach Raheem Morris was shown the door and now the Bucs must re-build from the ground up.

That will have a lot to with how they handle their free agents. They don't have many but longtime Bucs like Ronde Barber and Ernest Graham are among the crop. The team also has to sort out RB LeGarrette Blount.

Here is the full crop of impending Tampa Bay free agents via Mac's Football Blog:

Exclusive Rights Free Agents (2)

RB LeGarrette Blount
WR Preston Parker

Restricted Free Agents (3)

RB Kregg Lumpkin
OT Demar Dotson
DE Michael Bennett

Unrestricted Free Agents (12)

QB Josh Johnson
RB Earnest Graham
WR Michael Spurlock
OT James Lee
OL Jeremy Zuttah
DT Jovan Haye
LB Geno Hayes
CB Ronde Barber
CB Elbert Mack
S Sean Jones
S Corey Lynch
K Connor Barth

For more on the Bucs, visit Bucs Nation.

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