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The Buccaneers were busy during the month of March — more so in the first couple weeks. As a result, Tampa Bay headlined stories across the nation that ranged from free agency comings and goings to the league's owners meetings and everything in between. But as the calendar flips to April, the Bucs will be busier than the month prior.
The Bucs, along with the rest of the teams in the NFL, will be able to host their offseason workouts this month. That means head coach Lovie Smith and the rest of the staff will be able to finally see and speak to their players which is something they have been unable to do with the majority of the roster this offseason.
For the Buccaneers, they can begin the offseason program on April 7 which is the date given to teams who hired new head coaches after the 2013 season.
In addition, the Buccaneers will start wrapping up their scouting efforts leading into May's draft. The team is expected to host several private workouts for many prospects throughout the month of April, including several who are Florida natives.
The Bucs may also host North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron as the team did not attend the school's pro day on March 25.
Several pro days remain like Georgia's, LSU's, and South Carolina's — which will feature potential first overall pick defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. Much like Johnny Manziel's pro day, South Carolina's is expected to be heavily scouted because of Clowney.
Let's not forget that the free agency period is still going on as well. Tampa Bay is bringing in Chicago Bears safety Major Wright for a visit. The former Florida Gator confirmed the visit via his Twitter page Tuesday afternoon.
The Bucs will undoubtedly have their hands full in the coming weeks. What they do in the coming weeks could set the tone for how they handle the draft May 8-10.
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