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Safety George Wilson was cut by Buffalo two weeks ago.
The soon-to-be 38-year-old Ronde Barber can still play, as evidenced by being a Pro Bowl alternate in 2012.
Barber racked up 92 tackles, four interceptions and a forced fumble on the season, all while providing a veteran presence and is the lone remaining link to Tampa Bay's championship of 2002.
Whether or not Barber decides to return in 2013 is secondary to the fact that the Bucs still need to get younger—and better—at the position. This, despite having 23-year-old Ahmad Black as his primary backup last season.
And while the NFL draft may certainly provide that upgrade, there are several notable options via free agency that could very easily get the job done, including the likes of George Wilson, Kenny Phillips, LaRon Landry, Dashon Goldson, Louis Delmas and Glover Quin, to name a few.
If the Bucs are serious about fixing their 32nd-ranked pass defense, they would be wise to at least consider an extra look at landing one of these free agents come March.