The Tampa Bay Buccaneers recently worked out a slew of players, and they are probably just updating their emergency list at this point. But it was still interesting to see that the Buccaneers decided to work out a quarterback in John Skelton, who most notably was an awful starter for the Arizona Cardinals. The Bucs also decided to work out former New York Giants wide receiver Ramses Barden, who was cut earlier this season by the Giants on an injury settlement.
Not much can be expected out of either player, and it’s weird to see the Bucs work out Skelton. This only seems to make sense as an emergency list/due diligence kind of workout, because Skelton would have little value to the Bucs. He is receiving plenty of workouts so far this season, though, so nobody should be too surprised if he finds another gig as a third-string QB. Skelton isn’t going to get anything better than that, though, and he was released by the San Francisco 49ers earlier this month (just ten days after they signed him) after being their No. 3 QB.
Ramses Barden is an extremely tall receiver at 6’6″, but he doesn’t offer much outside of that. The 27-year-old spent all four years of his career with the Giants and caught a career-high 14 passes for 220 yards last season, and we’ll see if the Bucs do indeed decide to take a flier on Barden.