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July 28, 2011 @ 1:11 pm
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Bucs, Joseph Making Progress Towards Contract Extension

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are getting closer to signing free agent guard Davin Joseph to a lucrative long-term contract. Sources have told Pewter Report that the situation is progressing and they believe a deal will get done in the next 24 hours. 

Joseph had dinner with Bucs general manager Mark Dominik, head coach Raheem Morris, offensive coordinator Greg Olson, offensive line coach Pat Morris, quarterback Josh Freeman and right tackle Jeremy Trueblood on Wednesday night. Joseph did not receive an offer from the Bucs on Wednesday.

Joseph, 27, was a first-round pick of the Buccaneers in the 2006 NFL Draft. In his career with Tampa Bay, Joseph has played in 68 games with 67 starts at right guard. Joseph made the Pro Bowl after his 2008 season.

Last year Joseph played in 11 games before breaking a foot and missing the final five games of the season. In 2009 Joseph played in 16 games for the second time in his career. The other season that Joseph played in every game was in the 2007 season. Joseph suffered a broken leg in the 2008 preseason and missed the first four games of the year. 


The 6-foot-3, 313-pound Joseph projects to be a better fit in the blocking scheme for new offensive line coach Pat Morris. The past two seasons Joseph played in a lot of zone schemes under former offensive line coach Pete Mangurian. The first three years of his career Joseph played for offensive line coach Bill Muir.

Trueblood, 27, was a second-round pick of the Buccaneers in the 2006 NFL Draft. In his career with Tampa Bay he has played in 77 games with 68 starts.

Trueblood started 67 straight games for Tampa Bay before a knee injury knocked him out of the starting lineup after the sixth game of the 2010 season. After missing two games, Trueblood served as a backup to James Lee in seven of the remaining eight games. Trueblood started for an injured Lee in the Bucs Week 16 victory over the Seattle Seahawks.
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    How about pass on Trueblood and use the money to get one of these FA CB. Aint many left GO GET NNAMDI pearing him up with Talib (while we still have him) would help our DL. The BUCS are killing me 60 million and we have been sitting on our hands while the Saints, Falcons and even the dam Panthers have been big players in FA. I have not questioned Dom or Morris, but for the love of whatever is holy just sign NNAMDI he is a physical corner that can tackle and shut people down its not complicated SIGN HIM.
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    The 2nd best cb Joesph is gone! I can't believe we got all this money to spend but we can't out bid anyone!
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    Fox 13 reporting now Davin a done deal . Carter said he can't sign the deal until Friday. That's the latest I just heard localyfrom Tampa TV.
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    IVE BEEN HEARING THAT BOTH JOSEPH AND TRUEBLOOD IS A DONE DEAL. I SAY MAKE IT. THEN GO AFTER AND SIGN JOSEPH THE 2ND BEST CB VET FA. UP THE COST BY ATLEAST 15%. TAMPA HAS THE MONEY, GO FOR IT TAMPA, MAJKE THE FANS PROUD THAT THE STAFF AND OWNERS ARN'T AFARID TO SPEND THE BIG MONEY!
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    So Ruud not invited to the dinner but Trueblood was? Curious if that speaks to what Dom's thinking is regarding Trueblood.
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    it seemed like a pitch focused on the o-line. ruud is a bit of a misfit at a table with the OL coach, OC, QB, and 2 linemen. i think joseph places more emphasis on the team signing trueblood than the fans do. they've played next to each other their whole careers and are very good friends from what PR reports
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    Sign Joseph, don't care about Trueblood
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    I think he will return to form now that we are back in a power blocking scheme.
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