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November 10, 2010 @ 8:30 am
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Bucs Add Former USF Linebacker McKenzie To Practice Squad

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Wolf Heard

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers added a local prospect to their practice squad with the signing of linebacker Tyrone McKenzie. McKenzie played his collegiate ball inside Raymond James Stadium with the University of South Florida from 2007-2008.

The 6-foot-2, 245-pound McKenzie entered the league has a third-round pick of the New England Patriots in 2009. He tore the ACL in his right knee his rookie season and missed the year. He was released by the Patriots earlier this season before being placed on their practice squad after clearing waivers.

At USF McKenzie earned second-team All Big East honors in 2007 and first-team honors in 2008. He finished his collegiate career with 369 tackles, 4.5 sacks, six forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and two interceptions.
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    Not this year, but he won't be resigned in the offseason.
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    Doubt this means the end of Rudd. At least not quite yet.
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    Did anyone else see Ruud during the game take off his helmet to fix his long locks? That must've sent shivers down the spines of the Falcon offense. For pete's sake, it's like having a girl at MLBer.
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    Yes would like to see another middle linebacker.
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    Great pick up! This guy was actually on my "Favorite 50" list in 2009. He had a crazy college career and ended up transfering 3 times due to some family problems, and I think that hindered him a bit, but even after suffering an MCL injury as a rookie, he was great as a junior and senior. This guy is excactly what many have been asking for. A bigger, meaner LB that excells at tackling and is a very smart football player. His weakness is that while he has great quickness, his overall speed is a bit slow and he isn't great in coverage. He could end up being a great strong side LB if Black was to move to MLB and replace Ruud. CBSsports.com had him ranked as the 10th best LB in the draft that year, and the Patriots draft pretty well, so for them to take him in the 3rd round is a good indication of his potential. If his ACL injury is truly healed up and he is still the same player he was in college, I hope he works out and is with us for awhile.
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    Maybe they figured it out, Rudd is not the answer at MLB.
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