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The current list of tight ends on the Bucccaneers roster (in alphabetical order):
Between the six, we have a total of 46 NFL game started, less than three seasons worth. Considering that these 46 starts are spread among six players, Tampa's tight end situation looks increasingly dire.
Luke Stocker has the most starting experience, having 20 starts in his two years in the league. Conventional wisdom might say that he'll start in 2013, but then you look at his 28 career receptions and, all of a sudden, he doesn't seem like a guy you want starting for your team.
Free agent additions Tom Crabtree, a former Packer, and Zach Miller, a former Jaguar, are Stocker's two most direct challenges. Crabtree, however, has averaged six receptions a year over three years, and Miller played only four games in 2011 before spending all of 2012 on injured reserve.
Deeper into the depth chart, we find sophomore Danny Noble, UDFA Evan Landi and third-year man Nate Byham. Of the three, Byham has the most experience, with 25 games under his belt. It should be noted that Noble flashed talent during last year's offseason before winding up on injured reserve, and Landi did well during the rookie minicamps.
So, to sum it all all up, we have no actual idea who will start at tight end for the Bucs.
These OTAs will be all about narrowing down the possible contenders.