Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas
They've got veteran Will Allen as their top backup option right now. But Allen's not any sort of long-term solution and he might not even be their best alternative to get through the first four games. The Bucs had moved former safety Jermaine Phillips to weak-side linebacker at the start of the offseason.
Moving Phillips back to safety and pairing him with Sabby Piscitelli could be a more attractive option for the Bucs. They have more depth at linebacker with Quincy Black, Adam Hayward and Angelo Crowell each capable of taking on a starting role.