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The Bucs signed a veteran running back this week in Andre Ellington who last played for the Texans in 2017. Ellington played for Coach Arians in Arizona for most of his five seasons in the desert and had his most productive years within that system. He doesn’t seem to be an every-down back from his workload back then, but he’s an effective one. His first year in the league he averaged 5.5 yards per carry. Two seasons later that number was up to 6.4, though the workload overall was less. He’s versatile, though, getting pretty significant work for a running back during that time catching passes. His first two seasons in the league saw him go over 1,000 all-purpose yards, in fact. Arians hasn’t been shy about what a proponent he is for second chances and it seems Ellington is the latest beneficiary to be given a chance to show he’s not quite done yet.
The Franchise Tag Window began on Tuesday, which means teams have until March 5th to place any sort of tag on a player set to become a free agent with the new league year. The Bucs have not made a move as of yet but have a couple free agents this year that could warrant them taking such measures. The three biggest name free agents are left tackle Donovan Smith, linebacker Kwon Alexander and wide receiver Adam Humphries, all of which made Pro Football Talk’s Top 100 free agents list this year. Scott Smith has some thoughts on what the Bucs could do this year as well as the last time they deployed the franchise tag here.