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Inside Rookie Mini-Camp: Friday
How did Josh Freeman look throwing the football? Did Sammie Stroughter stand out or disappoint in practice? Who are the Bucs' top four undrafted free agent signings? What will be the biggest transition for rookie Marshall McDuffie? Pewter Report has analysis and observations from rookie mini-camp in this PI article.
   
Rookie Class Makes Its Debut At One Buc Place
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers held their first of three rookie mini-camp practices at One Buc Place on Friday. What was the players' first impression of life in the NFL? Find out in this article.
   
Miller's Memories Of Freeman Are Painful
If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. That's the approach Bucs DT Roy Miller takes when talking about rookie QB Josh Freeman, who led the unranked Wildcats to back-to-back upset wins over Miller's top 10-ranked Texas teams in 2006 and 2007. Needless to say, Freeman has earned Miller's respect.
   
Biggers Sees Big Opportunity In Tampa Bay
The success rate for seventh-round draft picks is quite low, but one player who could buck the odds is Tampa Bay cornerback E.J. Biggers. Not only do the Bucs think they have a seventh-round steal, but Biggers' chances of making the team are buoyed by the lack of experience at cornerback in Tampa Bay.
   
Griese's Status Unknown
Tampa Bay could be without a few players for its mandatory mini-camp, which begins Tuesday. That includes quarterback Brian Griese and center Jeff Faine. Griese has not participated in any OTAs and could be released or traded before training camp. Faine is feeling under the weather.
  
Inside Rookie Mini-Camp: Saturday
How did seventh-round wide receiver Sammie Stroughter look on his second day of practice? What drill did the Bucs do that was staple of Jon Gruden's practice sessions? What drills were the defensive backs working on? Find out in this insider story.
   
Rookie Mini-Camp Notebook: Saturday
Tampa Bay made some changes to its rookie mini-camp roster Saturday, adding four try-out players. Plus, other news and notes from Bucs rookie mini-camp, including a progress report on rookie Josh Freeman and DT Dre Moore, and a status report on QB Brian Griese.
  
Inside Rookie Mini-Camp: Sunday
How did Tampa Bay's rookies perform in the Bucs' third and final rookie mini-camp practice on Sunday? Did any players stand out at One Buc Place during the final day of rookie mini-camp? Find out in this Pewter Insider article.
   
Bucs Glad To Grab Bruggeman
Former Iowa center Rob Bruggeman was targeted by the Bucs in the seventh round. But when the team traded away one of its three seventh-round picks to move up in the fourth round to get Kyle Moore, Tampa Bay had to resort to signing Bruggeman as an undrafted free agent and the team thinks it has a steal.
   
Bucs Wrap Up Rookie Mini-Camp
The Bucs’ three-day rookie mini-camp is officially over. Pewter Report has news and notes from the last practice, as well as the draft pick the team received from the Patriots in exchange for tight end Alex Smith.
   
Bucs Sign 7 Try-Out Players To Roster
The Bucs signed seven try-out players to contracts Monday. The Bucs signed USF DE Jarriett Buie, OL Marc Dile, WR Amari Jackson, Louisville WR Pat Carter, Hofstra RB Kareem Huggins, James Madison CB Evan McCollough and Southern Miss T Demar Dotson. The team also released three players.
   
Pewter Report Chat Session - 1PM Today
PewterReport.com will host a 30-minute chat session on Tuesday afternoon. Share your thoughts on the Bucs and get Pewter Report's take on the Bucs in Tuesday's chat session, which will begin at 1:00 p.m. ET.
  
Chat Transcript - 5/5
Did you miss the Pewter Report chat session on Tuesday afternoon? Not to worry. Pewter Report provides a full transcript of the 30-minute chat session, which was hosted by Pewter Report Bucs beat writer Jim Flynn. Get Pewter Report's thoughts on the Bucs in this chat transcript.
  
PI Quick Hits
Who is the Buccaneers' most valuable assistant coach in 2009? What new assistant inherits a unit filled with talent on the most important group for that side of the ball? Does running back Josh Vaughan have real potential to make the team? Find out the answers in this Pewter Insider article.
  
Change Has Come To One Buc Place
How much turnover has there been since Mark Dominik and Raheem Morris took over as general manager and head coach in Tampa Bay? Pewter Report breaks it down in this installment of Flynn's Focus.
   
Bucs Release WR Mix
The Bucs released WR Anthony Mix Wednesday just hours after a Fox television station in Mobile, Alabama reported Mix had been indicted for having sex with an underage minor by a grand jury. If convicted Mix could have a jail sentence of a year with a $500 fine. Mix signed with Tampa Bay in January of this year.
   
Pewter Report To Appear On Bright House Sports Network @ 6PM Tonight
Watch Pewter Report on Bright House Sports Network's "The Lineup" show (Cable Ch. 47) at 6:00 p.m. ET on Thursday. Pewter Report's Jim Flynn will be a guest on Bright House Sports Network as they talk about the Buccaneers.
  
53-Man Roster Forecast
How might Tampa Bay's 53-man roster take shape when the Bucs kick off the regular season vs. the Dallas Cowboys in September? Which players will make the team? Which ones won't? Get an early 53-man roster prediction in this installment of Flynn's Focus.
   
Bucs Hire Director of Football Administration
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have hired a Douglas Daley to be their new director of football administration, and to assist general manager Mark Dominik. Daley is going to be a contract negotiator among other things for the Bucs. Daley takes over duties that were performed by Kevin Demoff and Mark Arteaga.
   
Sapp Sounds Off On Bucs, Winslow & More
Former Bucs DT Warren Sapp was a guest at Tampa Bay's organized team activity Tuesday. He met with the media and reflected on his playing days with the Bucs and sounded off on former teammate Keyshawn Johnson and new Bucs tight end Kellen Winslow, who did not participate in Tuesday's voluntary practice.
   
Leftwich, McCown Start Competition
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterbacks Luke McCown and Byron Leftwich discussed the quarterback competition after the team's first organized team activity on Tuesday. Both players are happy about the opportunity to compete for the starting job.
  
Inside Bucs' OTAs: 5/13
The Bucs held an organized team activity at One Buccaneer Place Wednesday. Which wide receivers stood out during the voluntary workout and which ones didn’t? How did new quarterback Byron Leftwich fare? How is the Bucs' running game progressing? Find out in this Pewter Insider article.
   
Morris Addresses OTA Absences
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris commented on players missing from Wednesday's organized team activity. Morris touched on a variety of topics including the quarterback competition, and he said fullback Byron Storer has an injury that will cause him to miss a significant amount of time.
   
Winslow To Host Youth Football Camp In June
Bucs tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. will host a youth football camp at One Buc Place from June 19-21. The three-day camp is for football players ages 8-18 and will include coaching from Winslow Jr. and some of his teammates. Visit KellenWinslow.com to pre-register.
  
PI Quick Hits
Which veteran Bucs quarterback -- Luke McCown or Byron Leftwich -- sounds like a long shot to win the starting spot? Head coach Raheem Morris reveals which player is the first-team right defensive end right now. Plus, does Morris think DE Gaines Adams' slow finish to 2008 was due to double teams? Find out here.
   
Pick Your Seat At Ray-Jay This Weekend
The Buccaneers are hosting a season ticket Pick-A-Seat event at Raymond James Stadium on Saturday and Sunday, May 16-17, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET. Fans have the opportunity to pick their seat for the 2009 season and beyond. Click on this story for more details.
   
Gruden To Call Monday Night Football
Former Tampa Bay head coach Jon Gruden will replace Tony Kornheiser in the Monday Night Football booth in 2009. Gruden, who coached the Bucs from 2002-08, will call Monday Night Football games with play-by-play man Mike Tirico and analyst Ron Jaworski.
   
Bucs Place FB Storer On IR
The Buccaneers have placed reserve fullback Byron Storer on injured reserve. Storer was recovering from a torn ACL he suffered in 2008, but suffered "a major setback" in his rehabilitation, according to Tampa Bay head coach Raheem Morris.
   
Freeman Joins Veterans At OTAs
Bucs rookie quarterback Josh Freeman joined his veteran teammates at One Buc Place as the team resumed organized team activities on Tuesday. How did Freeman fare? Find out in this article.
   
Ruud A No-Show At OTAs Due To Contract
PewterReport.com is reporting that Barrett Ruud's absence from OTAs (organized team activities) is contract related, and that he is deserving of a contract extension. Ruud, who has missed the last three voluntary workouts, is in the final year of his deal.
 
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