The Facts: The only thing teams need to do to hold onto players designated as exclusive rights free agents is tender them a one-year contract offer and Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports the Buccaneers did that with some of their players on Monday. Humphries is a notable contributor on the list.
Diehards Line: Humphries caught 55 passes for 622 yards in 2016 as one of the more prominent members of the passing game not named Mike Evans. Humphries caught 27 passes as an undrafted rookie in 2015 and has more catches than 27 of the wideouts that were drafted that year. Wide receiver Freddie Martino were also tendered. Tight end Cameron Brate is also set to be exclusive rights free agents, but have not been tendered at this point.