Bucs keep four free agents: Wright, Stocker, English, Williams

Published March 7, 2015

The NFL's free agency talks started Saturday, and the Bucs' first step was to bring back depth in their own free agents, agreeing to terms with safety Major Wright, tight end Luke Stocker, defensive end Larry English and linebacker Jason Williams for the 2015 season.

No financial terms were immediately released, though none were likely significant contracts that would involve guaranteed money. Wright started seven games in his first season with the Bucs, finishing with 51 tackles, and Stocker started seven games, stepping in when other tight ends were limited by injuries. English, a former first-round pick in San Diego, had 12 total tackles and one sack as a backup end, and Williams played well on special teams, totaling seven tackles in three games after being cut by the Panthers.

Wright and Stocker go into the summer with the best chances of making the Bucs' 53-man roster, though English and Williams will likely be battling for the final spots at their positions. They join two other Bucs free agents who chose to stay in Tampa in receiver Louis Murphy and cornerback Mike Jenkins.