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The worst defensive players for Tampa Bay in 2023, per PFF

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have played some good defense in 2023, but they’ve also had plenty of regrettable moments across the course of the year.

The team is strong in run defense and stalwart in the red zone, but their passing defense remains one of the worst in the NFL. Some of the team’s notable mainstays like Lavonte David and Antoine Winfield Jr. have performed well this year, but others — including some newer additions to the team — have struggled. Pro Football Focus seemed to reflect this in their end-of-year grades for the team.

Here are the five lowest-graded defensive players on defense for the Bucs in 2023:

DL Mike Greene

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(Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Overall grade: 40.4

LB Devin White

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Kim Klement Neitzel-USA TODAY Sports

Overall grade: 46.0

DL Calijah Kancey

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(Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)

Overall grade: 46.6

S Ryan Neal

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Denny Simmons / The Tennessean / USA TODAY NETWORK

Overall grade: 49.7

Patrick O'Connor

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Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Overall grade: 50.9

Story originally appeared on Buccaneers Wire