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Scott Reynolds is in his 22nd year of covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the vice president, publisher and senior Bucs beat writer for PewterReport.com. Author of the popular SR's Fab 5 column on Fridays, Reynolds oversees web development and forges marketing partnerships for PewterReport.com in addition to his editorial duties. A graduate of Kansas State University in 1995, Reynolds enjoys giving back to the community as the defensive line coach for his sons' Pop Warner team, the South Pasco Predators. Reynolds can be reached at: sr@pewterreport.com

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  1. 1

    plopes808

    I like it…offer up more competition and make everyone better. Still hoping for some OL talent but it’s going pretty good so far

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    deeznuts

    Good signings – I like the way Lovie is building his LB corps but we don’t have a true MLB (LVD, Carter, Lansanah, Alexander, Williams). Swearinger is a knucklehead but a good football player, he should make the final roster if he cleans up his act. Still need some Oline.

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  3. 3

    EastEndBoy

    Don’t understand why we want a SS who won’t play ST, is a poor tackler (rated something like 50th by PFF last year), and has a bad attitude….Greene I like…I can see him at MLB flying around the field…one out of two ain’t bad!

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  4. 4

    Horse

    Way to small to be a Safety. Why are we having so much problems in getting a Safety.

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  5. 5

    macabee

    Horse,

    We’ve got big safeties.

    SAFETY – 6

    35 Hackett, Chris FS 6-2 195 23 R TCU
    23 Conte, Chris SS 6-2 203 26 5 California
    30 McDougald, Bradley FS 6-1 209 24 2 Kansas
    Xx Swearinger, D.J. SS 5-10 208 23 2 South Carolina
    37 Tandy, Keith FS 5-10 205 26 3 West Virginia
    31 Wright, Major SS 5-11 204 26 5 Florida
    ————————————————

    Keep your eye on Chris Hackett, this kid is going to be good. And don’t be fooled by size. DJ Swearinger is a real headbanger. Like Goldson, we’re going to have to try and keep him out of Goodell’s doghouse!

    And remember, the best safety in the NFL today is Earl Thomas and he is only 5-10, 202 – just plays big. The big helmet splitters like 6-2, 220 John Lynch is from an era gone by! Sorry! I miss him too!

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    1. 5.1

      Horse

      macabee; good points, thanks for the info.

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    russmillerwy

    Swearinger’s bio reads like Sabby Piscitelli’s, only with a worse attitude. He’s a bust. Not sure the other guy has much going for him besides being a Lovie project. “Used to be a Bear? C’mon down to Tampa!” Really hard to get excited about anyone who would be getting cut this time of year. Cannon fodder.

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    1. 6.1

      Uncle Stan

      1 Sabby was enough!

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  7. 7

    pinkstob

    Catching a primetime Texans game is nearly as hard as finding one for the Bucs so I’ve never really watched Swearinger play. As a Buc I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt until he proves otherwise. Greene I see as more of a ST guy for us. I don’t think he’s a better LB than anyone else we have on the team already.

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    macabee

    Generally agree with russmiller. A 2nd round pick that gets waived in his 2nd year is a clue. Swearinger is more of a knucklehead than a bust. He’s just as likely to have a big play as he is to not wrap up a tackle or blow a coverage.
    This is a “no harm, no fault” pick-up. He is dirt cheap and has talent (2nd round pick). The success of this pick will depend on coaching and how receptive he is to it. If not, then he’s gone – and didn’t cost anything – no harm, no fault!

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    1. 8.1

      76Buc

      Well said. There is no risk here. Relax guys.

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    2. 8.2

      magoobee

      We are good at acquiring knuckleheads.

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    stlbucsfan

    These two additions add talent to the roster and greatly help STs. I wont judge Swearinger bc it didnt work out with the Texans i’ll just hope he learned something is willing to come in and do what it takes to help this team. Could be a steal if he figures it out and gets comfortable in this scheme. Greene will immediately upgrade STs and our depth at LB, great low risk high reward signings.

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    BucWild02

    As a resident of Indianapolis, I have watched the Houston Texans and DJ Swearinger compete against the Colts the past two seasons. He is a talent. You have to remember that there is a new coaching staff in Houston that inherited him last year. He’s just not their guy. Tampa did the same thing with DE Michael Bennett and he turned into a great player for the Seahawks.

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    magoobee

    I have no problem bring everyone in for a shot. It should not take long to determine if they are worth keeping.

    Having first dibs on waived players is an advantage we have until Week 3 in the season. We better not have the advantage in Week 4.

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  12. 12

    fl0nase

    I just want to say that Michael Bennett was great in Tampa before he was great for the Seahawks. The Bucs, in their unending quest to save a nickel, decided to give the DE to Bowers because they thought he’d ‘grow’ into it and let Bennett go to free agency after a 9 sack season. Yep, I’m still really bitter about it.

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    1. 12.1

      inspecto

      I agree should have kept MB

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  13. 13

    SOXX

    I can see our team change quite a bit until game 3.

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  14. 14

    georgehicks

    Well it seems that most of the bucs starting positions are locked up or full open to get new players. After I read the Scott Reynold article last week about all the new staff prosonnel everything makes perfectly sense espically if some of these prise rookies that Tampa wanted does hit the waiver wire.And Iam on board with Jameis Winston being the NO#1 pick.Tampa with a little luck with get by and have a decent team now. I was just wndering Buc fans or any of the writers how many mult draft picks or hown mant future picks Tampa has for 2016.Go Bucs

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