Bucs longtime DL laments 2022 season, uncertain future

One of the longest-tenured players on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ current roster, defensive lineman Will Gholston has been a mainstay in the trenches for more than a decade, surviving a long list of coaching changes and scheme switches.

After signing a one-year deal to remain in Tampa Bay last offseason, Gholston once again finds himself heading for free agency, after a frustrating 2022 season that saw the Bucs get bounced from the playoffs in the first round.

After Monday night’s wild-card loss to the Dallas Cowboys, Gholston spoke with the media about this tumultuous 2022 campaign, and whether or not he’d prefer to remain with the Bucs next season.

‘Of course,’ he said on his desire to stay with the team that drafted him. ‘Who wouldn’t?’

Despite going 8-9 in the regular season, including a three-game losing streak midway through, Gholston said that there were positives to the rocky year.

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‘The biggest thing that I take away is no matter how up or down we were, nobody in this locker room pointed the finger at somebody else,’ he said. ‘We all held each other accountable. We all stuck together. We all showed the real bond of brotherhood when it comes to wearing that shield.’

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