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Follow PewterReport.com on Twitter for all the up-to-date news blurbs and story alerts regarding the Bucs. New to Twitter? Read this story for a Twitter explanation and to learn how you can begin following Pewter Report with our daily updates.
   
Free Agency Preview Now Available
The Pewter Report Free Agency Preview is available in PDF format and will be mailed to subscribers soon. If you can't wait for this must-read issue to arrive in the mail, Bucs fans can pick up a complimentary copy at TV 32's Family Guy Fun Zone at the Florida State Fair this weekend.
  
Flynn's Focus
Should Tampa Bay select a quarterback with the 19th overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft? Would the Bucs be better off selecting a quarterback or wide receiver in the first round? Find out in this Pewter Insider column.
   
Pewter Report's 2009 Mock Draft
Pewter Report unveils its first mock draft of 2009 in this article. Find out who the Buccaneers are projected to select with the 19th overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. What weapon will the Falcons land for quarterback Matt Ryan? How will New Orleans address its defense? Check out this projection of the first round.
   
Bucs Finalize Coaching Staff
The Buccaneers have completed the hiring process of their coaching staff. Steve Logan will coach RBs, Alfredo Roberts will coach TEs and Chris Mosely will serve as an assistant OL coach. Jay Kaiser will serve as Raheem Morris' assistant. Get a finalized roster of the Bucs coaches by clicking here.
  
2009 Bucs Draft Prospect: Harvin
Do the Buccaneers have a need for an explosive wide receiver that is a touchdown producer? Would Percy Harvin be a good fit in the Bucs new offense? Find out the answers to these questions in this Draft Prospect Profile.
   
Penn Wants A Long-Term Deal, Not To Play For 1-Year Tender
Buccaneers left tackle Donald Penn, who is slated to become a restricted free agent in 2009, is seeking a long-term deal from the club and does not want to receive a one-year tender offer from Tampa Bay. "I don't think I deserve a tender, "Penn told PewterReport.com. "I think I deserve a contract."
   
Last Chance To Register For Golf Tournament
Tampa Bay fans have the opportunity to join Bucs MLB Barrett Ruud, Pewter Report and several other Bucs players on the golf course on May 18 to partake in a great time for a great cause in the L.R.E. Ground Services Barrett Ruud-Pewter Report Charity Golf Tournament, presented by by Tampa Bay Radiation Oncology.
   
Buchanon Appears To Be Next Target For Bucs
After re-signing QB Luke McCown and DT Ryan Sims, and franchising WR Antonio Bryant, the focus of Bucs general manager Mark Dominik now turns to free agent CB Phillip Buchanon. Dominik also discussed the Bucs' new WRs, Kelly Campbell and Anthony Mix, and explained how he wants an even more physical team in Tampa.
   
Buccaneers Re-Sign Defensive Tackle Sims To A 4-Year Deal
The Bucs have remained active in the weeks leading up to the start of free agency. Just a day after placing the franchise tag on wide receiver Antonio Bryant, Tampa Bay has re-signed DT Ryan Sims to a four-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed. Sims has the size at DT that new defensive line coach Jim Bates prefers.
   
Penn Signs One-Year Tender
Tampa Bay restricted free agent Donald Penn has signed his one-year tender from the Buccaneers. Penn, 25, has started 26 of the 32 games he’s played in as a Buccaneer. His one-year deal is worth nearly $2.8 million.
   
Clayton To Re-Sign With Bucs
Tampa Bay free agent wide receiver Michael Clayton will re-sign with the Buccaneers. Clayton, 26, will ink a new five-year contract with the Bucs and apparently turned down more money from Seattle to re-sign with Tampa Bay.
   
Bucs Bring Back Phillips
The Bucs re-signed safety Jermaine Phillips on Thursday. He is the third player the Bucs re-signed on the day. Earlier, the Bucs re-signed tight end Jerramy Stevens and wide receiver Cortez Hankton. Phillips is one of three members of the Bucs' Super Bowl XXXVII team that remain on the current roster.
   
Haye Signs With Titans
The Tennessee Titans have signed Tampa Bay Buccaneers unrestricted free agent defensive tackle Jovan Haye. The 6-foot-2, 285-pound Haye is the first of Tampa Bay's free agents to sign elsewhere.
   
Bucs Still Debating Use Of Franchise Tag For Bryant
The Bucs have until Thursday to place the franchise tag or transition tag on WR Antonio Bryant. Tampa Bay is trying to reach a long-term deal with Bryant and the team’s chances of placing the tag on the 6-foot-1, 205-pound WR is “still up for debate," according to Bucs general manager Mark Dominik.
   
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Ever wondered what you were missing by not being a Pewter Insider subscriber? Here's your chance to find out. Take advantage of Pewter Report's 30-day trial subscription, which is FREE. The NFL Combine, free agency and the draft are approaching, but you don't have to wait to find out what the Bucs plan to do.
   
Freeman: "It Would Be Awesome Going To Tampa Bay"
K-State's Josh Freeman gets his chance to impress scouts on Sunday at the NFL Scouting Combine, and Bucs coach Raheem Morris, who was K-State's defensive coordinator in 2006 during Freeman's freshman year, will be in attendance. The Bucs like Freeman, and the QB would love to be reunited with Morris.
  
Flynn's Focus
Will Jim Bates implement his own defensive scheme or does he plan to operate the "Tampa 2" defense? What will his defensive scheme mean for Bucs middle linebacker Barrett Ruud? Which player would Ruud like to see the Bucs sign in free agency? Find out in this Pewter Insider column.
   
Bucs Won't Bring Back Garcia
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have reportedly informed quarterback Jeff Garcia they do not intend to have him back in 2009. Garcia, who turns 39 this month, spent two seasons with the Bucs and is scheduled to become a free agent on Feb. 27.
   
Q&A With Jagodzinski
New Bucs offensive coordinator Jeff Jagodzinski met with the media Tuesday for the first time since being hired. Read what he said about Tampa Bay's personnel, his offensive philosophy as it pertains to the running and passing game and more in this Q&A with Jagodzinski.
  
First Impression: Jeff Jagodzinski
What did Pewter Report's Scott Reynolds think of new Tampa Bay offensive coordinator Jeff Jagodzinski? How will his offense and demeanor differ from Jon Gruden's? Which players may star in Jags' new offense? Get SR's analysis in this Pewter Insider article.
   
Q&A With Bates
New Bucs defensive coordinator Jim Bates met with the media Wednesday for the first time since being hired. What are Bates' observations from watching film on Bucs players? What type of scheme will he run in Tampa Bay? Find out in this Q&A with Bates.
  
First Impression: Jim Bates
What did Pewter Report's Scott Reynolds think of new Bucs defensive coordinator Jim Bates? How will his defensive scheme change from Monte Kiffin's Cover 2, 4-3 scheme? Which players may shine and struggle in Bates' new defense? Will CB Phillip Buchanon be re-signed? Get SR's analysis in this Pewter Insider article.
   
Bucs Officially Franchise Bryant
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have officially placed the franchise tag on wide receiver Antonio Bryant, who was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on Feb. 27. The Bucs and Bryant are interested in working out a long-term contract, but in the meantime Bryant will earn a total of $9.884 million in 2009.
   
Bucs Will Pursue Haynesworth, Possibly Peppers
The Bucs will be one of the teams pursuing Tennessee DT Albert Haynesworth when free agency begins on Feb. 27. Tampa Bay got some good news on Wednesday when Haynesworth said he wouldn't re-sign with the Titans prior to free agency. Could the Bucs also be interested in acquiring Panthers DE Julius Peppers?
  
Sims Discusses New Contract, Role in Bates' Defense
Newly re-signed DT Ryan Sims talked to PewterReport.com about staying with the Bucs and his first impression about new defensive coordinator Jim Bates' scheme. Sims discussed in detail what roles the DTs will now play, and also talked about new D-line coach Robert Nunn. Read what Sims said in this Pewter Insider story.
   
Bucs Sign WR Campbell
The day after placing the franchise tag on Antonio Bryant, the Bucs added some more speed and playmaking ability to their WR corps on Thursday by signing Kelly Campbell. Playing for Edmonton in the Canadian Football League in 2008, Campbell had 58 catches for 1,223 yards (22.6 avg.) and seven TDs.
   
Combine Coverage: Saturday
How did the offensive linemen and tight ends fare during NFL Combine workouts in Indianapolis on Saturday? Which players’ stock might be rising and falling? Are the Bucs really interested in trading for Browns QB Derek Anderson? Find out in this article.
   
Inside Sims' Contract
PewterReport.com has the contract numbers for DT Ryan Sims, who was scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent before signing a four-year contract extension last week. The four-year deal is worth $8 million and features a $1.25 million signing bonus. The Bucs have approximately $55 million in cap room left.
   
Combine Coverage: Sunday
How did the quarterbacks, wide receivers and running backs fare at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis on Sunday? Which players stood out? Which ones didn't? Pewter Report provides analysis in this article.
 
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