Report: Sears remains active in offseason for Bucs

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are cautiously optimistic that guard Arron Sears will return to action for him this season. Sears missed all of last season after essentially removing himself from the team nearly 12 months ago.

Sears was battling depression, according to league sources, and he spent the season on the non-football injury list. But he returned to the club late in the year and according to Rick Stroud of the St. Petersburg Times, he’s been an active worker at the team’s headquarters through the early part of the offseason.

“Aaron has been here, he's been in camp, showing up here working out," Dominik said. "We treat him just like one of the other 80 people on our roster, whether he's the first or the 80th. The hope is he can continue to work out and get himself into shape. He's got an entire offseason to see what he can do."

After being away for the game for a year, it will be interesting to see what Sears can show and whether or not he can maintain a consistent level of play. The Bucs have made the right moves with him to this point, they haven’t pushed on him and if he responds it will be a bonus for the organization.

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