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July 18, 2009 @ 5:28 am
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Bucs Were Interested In DE Jarmon

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Tampa Bay was interested in Kentucky defensive end Jeremy Jarmon in the 2009 Supplemental Draft. Jarmon went to the Washington Redskins, who gave up a 2010 third-round pick to land the talented defensive end. Had he fallen to the fourth round Jarmon might have become a Buccaneer.
The Buccaneers didn't come away from the 2009 Supplemental Draft with any players, but that doesn't mean they weren't interested in acquiring any of them.

In fact, the Bucs had their eye on the only player taken in the 2009 Supplemental Draft on Thursday - Kentucky defensive end Jeremy Jarmon.

The 6-foot-3, 278-pound Jarmon, who notched 17.5 career sacks at Kentucky, was suspended for his senior season after he tested positive for a banned substance. He took full responsibility for the mistake and made the most of a negative situation by declaring himself eligible for the supplemental draft.

PewterReport.com first reported Tampa Bay's interest in Jarmon on May 30, but the Bucs apparently weren't as  interested in him as the Washington Redskins, who surrendered a third-round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft to acquire Jarmon.

The Bucs are in need of improved sack production this year, which is why the team hired defensive coordinator Jim Bates and selected defensive tackle Roy Miller and defensive end Kyle Moore in the third- and fourth-round, respectively.

While it's unclear what the Bucs might have been willing to surrender in the way of a draft pick in order to select Jarmon, reporter Adam Shefter, who left NFL.com earlier this offseason and is set to join ESPN on Aug. 17, posted on his Twitter page that the Bucs, Philadelphia Eagles, New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions and New England Patriots had submitted claims for Jarmon in the fourth round of the 2009 Supplemental Draft.

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