Wouldn't it be nice if, one day, this picture features the two greatest free agent acquisitions in Buccaneers history. Defensive end Simeon Rice (97) was often putting pressure on quarterbacks such as Tom Brady in this file photo. CLIFF MCBRIDE | Archive [Times]
John Romano | Tampa Bay’s history of free agents is what you might politely call spotty. Here’s a list of the best and worst in Bucs history.
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Andrei Vasilevskiy finishes second in the goalie category behind Carey Price.
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  2. Wouldn't it be nice if, one day, this picture features the two greatest free agent acquisitions in Buccaneers history. Defensive end Simeon Rice (97) was often putting pressure on quarterbacks such as Tom Brady in this file photo. CLIFF MCBRIDE | Archive [Times]
  3. The Lightning's Victor Hedman beats the Canadiens' Carey Price for a goal at Amalie Arena. Hedman is named top defenseman and teammate Andrei Vasilevskiy is the runner-up to Price in the goalie category in voting by NHL players. [DIRK SHADD   |   Times] [DIRK SHADD  |  Times]
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  5. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) gestures during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in October in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) [NICK WASS  |  AP]
  6. Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Brandon Lowe, left, forces Arizona Diamondbacks' Ketel Marte at second and relays the throw to first in time to turn a double play on Wilmer Flores during a game last season at Tropicana Field. [CHRIS O'MEARA  |  AP]
  7. Robinson may have won the Class A state flag football title for the fourth straight time last spring, but they did miss on the Gatorade shower for coach Josh Saunders, dodging in black cap at right. The team hopes they'll get to defend their crown this year. [SCOTT PURKS  |  Special to the Times]
  8. Thaddeus Bullard, left, and LaJashia Wallace,13, talk after school at Sligh Middle Magnet School on Feb. 21. Bullard, also known as WWE superstar "Titus O'Neil," is a noted philanthropist and former Gator football player who has made it his life's mission to create a school that would serve an underprivileged community in many ways. Sligh Middle Magnet is the school he has adopted. [OCTAVIO JONES  |  Times]
  9. Quarterback Jameis Winston (3) talks with wide receiver Chris Godwin (12) on the sideline during the second half of a Dec. 1 Bucs game last season. [PHELAN M. EBENHACK  |  AP]
  10. Justin Doyle, 48, collapsed and later died while running in the March 1 Skyway 10K race. A St. Petersburg Fire Rescue report reveals the confusion and miscommunications that delayed medical help. [Courtesy of Lea Doyle | Times staff]
  11. Brigham Young Cougars linebacker Max Tooley (31) tackles USF Bulls running back Jordan Cronkrite (2) during the second half of the game at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Oct. 12. [Times]
  12. Chris Sale works out during Red Sox spring training in February. He has surgery on the day he turns 31. [JOHN BAZEMORE  |  AP]
  13. The USF softball team, led by interim coach Jess Moore (center), was 16-9 when its season was halted by mounting concerns over the coronavirus. [DIRK SHADD  |  Times]
  14. New York Mets' Pete Alonso, a Tampa Bay native, is enjoying the great outdoors while on a break from baseball due to the current pandemic. [ADAM HUNGER  |  AP]
  15. Amalie Arena has been without hockey since March 12, but there are indications the NHL is gearing up for late summer hockey games by asking teams to keep arena dates open in August. [CHRIS URSO      |  Times]
  16. Jim McElwain’s buyout from Florida was negotiated to $7.5 million. [Times]
  17. Timmy Hill, shown Feb. 16 at Daytona International Speedway, got some exposure with Sunday's iRacing victory on national television that he and his sponsors normally would not receive. [JOHN RAOUX  |  AP]
  18. Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman, Panthers center Aleksander Barkov, Sabres center Jack Eichel and Canadiens defenseman Shea Weber (clockwise from top left) participate in a media webcast. [NHL]
  19. Ray Morris, the Pirates' director of Florida operations, readies the order at Demetrios’ Pizza House. [Courtesy Bradenton Marauders]
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  21. Miami coach Jim Larranaga says of recruiting: " I feel like one-on-one is better. I want to talk to a young man. I want to have a conversation. I don’t want to be posting, tweeting, Instagramming.” [CARL JUSTE  |  AP]
  22. General manager Jason Licht on the offseason preparation for possibly landing a new quarterback, which eventually became Tom Brady: “We spent a lot of time ... meeting, evaluating every quarterback, every player like we always do — but especially quarterbacks that we thought could be potential (unrestricted free agents).” [Times]
  23. An empty Amalie Arena is seen on March 12, the day that the NHL announced the season is on pause indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic. [URSO, CHRIS  |  Times]
  24. A man jogs past the Olympic rings Monday, March 30, 2020, in Tokyo. The Tokyo Olympics will open next year in the same time slot scheduled for this year's games. Tokyo organizers said Monday the opening ceremony will take place on July 23, 2021. [JAE C. HONG  |  AP]
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