Mailbag: Waiver-claim system helping Buccaneers

TAMPA, Fla. -- It's time for our weekly look into the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Twitter mailbag.

@PatYazESPN: That's a great question. The Bucs are in a unique position because they hold the first claim on the waiver wire throughout the offseason and up until the third week of the regular season. They already have been active in that role by claiming D.J. Swearinger and Tim Wright, two guys who should make the team. I'm guessing the Bucs will continue to be active with waiver claims and we could see about five or six more before all is said and done.

@PatYazESPN: Louis Murphy has the edge going into training camp because of his experience. But Kenny Bell will get a long look. The Bucs drafted Bell because they think he can play slot receiver. But it might be too much to expect Bell to step in right away, even though he looked good in the offseason workouts.

@PatYazESPN: Assuming Doug Martin has a great season (and that's a big assumption), I think the chances of him re-signing with the Bucs would be good. Martin likes living in Tampa and a strong season might make him even more comfortable.

@PatYazESPN: I don't think it's far-fetched at all, although I don't think anything is imminent on that front. Brooks has retained a good relationship with the Bucs and he has a good football mind. He has a lot of other things going on in his life. But, if the timing is right and he's interested, I could see Brooks coming to work for the Bucs.

@PatYazESPN: I think it's safe to say Logan Mankins will be at left guard, Evan Smith at center and Demar Dotson at right tackle. After that, there are question marks. The Bucs are hoping rookies Donovan Smith and Ali Marpet at ready to start at left tackle and right guard respectively. If they're not ready, Kevin Pamphile could end up at left tackle and Kadeem Edwards at right guard. But the Bucs are pretty high on the two rookies.