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May 14, 2012 @ 3:17 pm
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Tandy, Goode; Latest New Bucs To Sign Contracts

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The Buccaneers announced today that West Virginia teammates Keith Tandy and Najee Goode have signed contracts. The duo make four of their seven draft picks that Tampa Bay has signed to rookie contracts.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that they have signed 2012 fifth-round pick LB Najee Goode, and sixth-round pick DB Keith Tandy, to four-year contracts.
 
Goode was selected 140th overall out of West Virginia University, starting 26 games and tying a school record with 52 career games played. In his time with the Mountaineers, he finished with 157 tackles, 22.5 tackles for loss, 8.0 sacks, 13 passes defensed, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. He was named first-team All-Big East following his senior season, in which he started all 13 games – five at weakside linebacker, four at middle linebacker and four at strongside linebacker – and led the team with 87 tackles and 15 tackles for loss. He also finished third on the team with 5.0 sacks.
 
Tandy was selected 174th overall from West Virginia University, where he started in 40 of the 45 games he played. He recorded 188 tackles, eight tackles for loss, 13 interceptions, 37 passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in his career with the team. Tandy finished as a two-time first-team All-Big East selection (junior and senior seasons) and earned second-team All-American honors from SI.com and third-team All-American honors from Rivals.com in 2010. He was also a three-time Big East Academic All-Star. As a junior, Tandy ranked fifth nationally in passes defensed (17) and 10th nationally in interceptions (five), while leading the Big East in both categories.

Tandy and Goode make four of seven Bucs draft picks to sign contracts, as seventh-rounders Michael Smith and Drake Dunsmore agreed to terms last week. Tampa Bay still has Mark Barron, Doug Martin and Lavonte David left to get under contract before training camp begins in late July.

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    I just love it Tampa has 2 more players that have come on board. Its just a matter of time when all of the new draft picks are on board. I believe that this will be a different team from the past several years.I know it takes time. But these players are new cornerstones of the new and improves BUCS-GO BUCS
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    Thanks Mark for the information.
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    I loved the picture you chose for this artilce, Mark. It shows WVa playing LSU, the team that whipped Alabama during the regular season. Goode and Tandy both showed they can play with top competition in that game that was played in Morgantown. I watched the whole game on TV when it happened. It went right down to the wire and WVa lost. It is the main reason I am high on both Goode and Tandy. I know our Coach is too because he saw exactly what they both could do against his well coached Rutgers team.
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    Welcome aboard gentlemen. Time to take it to the next level. Hard work and effort pay off, so I hope you bring your lunch pail and make the most of your opportunities.
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    Hey, Mark is it possible to release an article about the top LB and CBs that will be free agents next year? I just want to get your opinion on who would fit best next offseason if foster doesn't work out at MLB and our CB's situation gets worst. Will there be a chance to impove any of those positions through free agency next offseason?
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    Sneedy16, If you are a PR subscriber, go to the archive and look up Pewter Pulse 5-4. If you're not a subscriber, this would be a wonderful opportunity to take the wrinkles out of that 10 dollar bill you've been holding onto since the economic downturn of 2009 and sign up. lol. Hope you find what you're looking for!
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    Thanks Macabee, yeah I'm a subscriber, but I work a lot so I miss articles from time to time. I read that article, I was talking about free agents not the draft. Given the fact that ever since I moved to Houston, this is my only real source of Bucs information and communication with buc fans. Houston Texans fans are hardcore fans and really love their team so bringing up bucs out here is like a sin.
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