Bucs, Cardinals Complete Bruce Arians Trade

When the Buccaneers agreed to hire Bruce Arians, the NFL informed them that they would not need to send compensation to the Cardinals. Later, the Cardinals told the league office that they believed they still had a claim to his rights. In order to avoid a protracted argument, the Bucs have agreed to trade a sixth-round pick to the Cardinals in exchange for Arians’ rights and a seventh-round pick. 

Ultimately, the Bucs probably could have avoided giving up compensation, particularly since they previously got the green light from the league office. However, they want to hit the ground running with Arians, so they made a small concession enabling them to keep things simple.

The Bucs lured Arians out of retirement with a four-year deal that includes a team option for a fifth season. Already, much of Arians’ staff appears to be in place with Todd Bowles serving as the as the defensive coordinatorByron Leftwich as the passing-game coordinator, and Harold Goodwin as the run-game overseer.

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9 comments on “Bucs, Cardinals Complete Bruce Arians Trade

  1. slpdajab55

    Now Bruce … go get David Johnson to solve that mess at running back. Then the Bucs would be dangerous .. Evans, Johnson , Brate, OJ .. oh I forgot .. need a QB

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    • PeterDipersio

      I would rather draft a RB than go get one in free agency!

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    • bklynny67

      And an entire defense. They have been among the worst for a while now. All that offense isn’t gonna do any good with a mediocre QB and horrid defense.

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      • PeterDipersio

        Yes! They need a better defense! They can start by getting rid of that poison in Brent Grimes!

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  2. ChiTownFanTilDeath

    Great headline. Didn’t know a trade was involved

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  3. justinkm19

    Not sure this opportunity would bring me out of retirement

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  4. jonesadoug

    I’m glad someone hired him. he was one of the worst announcers I’ve ever heard.

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