Finally getting surgery
Mayfield (shoulder) will have surgery Wednesday to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Mayfield's outlook for 2022 would be more worrisome if the surgery was for his throwing arm. As is, Mayfield should be ready for training camp, if not the Browns' offseason program. He's scheduled to play out 2022 under the fifth-year option on his rookie contract, and while the Browns reportedly plan to retain him as their starter, according to Rapoport, it's unclear if they'll seriously discuss an extension. Even after accounting for the injury that plagued him since Week 2, the past season was a clear step back from the year before, both for Mayfield personally and the Browns offense as a whole.
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Competition expected from rookie
Otton is joined on the tight end depth chart by rookie fifth-round pick Payne Durham, who recorded 56 receptions for 560 yards and eight touchdowns during his senior 2022 campaign at Purdue, Brianna Dix of the team's official site reports.
To see more outside work
Godwin, who played 60 percent of his snaps in the slot in 2022, is expected to see a lot more work on the outside next season, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.
Will have chance to battle Mayfield
Trask and fellow signal-caller Baker Mayfield are expected to engage in a battle for the starting quarterback job that could last straight through the final preseason game, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports.
Starting role up for grabs
Offensive coordinator Dave Canales said Wednesday the Buccaneers won't rush to name Mayfield or Kyle Trask as the starting quarterback, Brianna Dix of the team's official site reports.
Speedy wideout heads to Tampa
The Buccaneers selected Palmer in the sixth round of the 2023 NFL Draft, 191st overall.
Headed to Tampa Bay
The Buccaneers selected Durham in the fifth round of the 2023 NFL Draft, 171st overall.
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Links up with Bucs
The Buccaneers selected Kancey in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft, 19th overall.
Poised to lead backfield
As the Buccaneers' offseason program commences this week, White profiles as the team's No. 1 running back, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports.
Clean bill of health
Tucker (undisclosed) will host his pro day on April 24 at Syracuse after having received medical clearance last week, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Staying in Tampa?
Bucs GM Jason Licht said the team has no intention of trading White, who recently requested a trade, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.