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Johnson Impresses Bucs, Answers Critics
Georgia Tech defensive end Michael Johnson is on the short list to be the Buccaneers' first-round pick. Johnson impressed the Bucs during his visit to Tampa, and would like to play for the Buccaneers as a professional. Johnson responded to critics, who say he takes plays off and has an inconsistent motor.
   
One Buc Place Not On List Of Visits For English
The Buccaneers are interested Northern Illinois defensive end Larry English, but do they think enough of him to select him in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft? PewterReport.com recently spoke with English, who did not have a pre-draft visit with the Bucs at One Buc Place.
   
Bucs Interested In Ole Miss Products
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are showing heavy interest in a number of players from the University of Mississippi. Defensive tackle Peria Jerry, wide receiver Mike Wallace and offensive tackle Michael Oher have met with the team numerous times this offseason, and the Bucs have also met with Rebels linebacker Ashlee Palmer.
  
PI Quick Hits
Which coach is going to have to a big influence in the Bucs' first pick? Could Florida State DE Everette Brown fall to the Buccaneers pick? Was DE Michael Johnson consistent? What mid-round linebacker are the Bucs considering? Which important member of the Bucs front office was at the Georgia pro day workout?
  
Chat Transcript - 4/21
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 2009 NFL Draft in this transcript.
   
Pewter Report Chat Session - 3PM Tuesday
PewterReport.com will host a 30-minute chat session on Tuesday afternoon just days before the 2009 NFL Draft takes place. Get Pewter Report's thoughts on the draft as it relates to the Bucs in Tuesday's chat session, which will begin at 3:00 p.m. ET.
   
Bucs First-Round Pick Predictions
PewterReport.com will post its final Bucs Mock Draft Friday, but in the meantime we have compiled a list of other media outlet's projections for Tampa Bay's first-round pick. Who do they have the Bucs taking in the first round? Find out by reading this article.
   
Hickey Defends Bucs' Drafts
Buccaneers director of college scouting Dennis Hickey met with the media on Wednesday to discuss this weekend's NFL Draft. Hickey defended the recent drafts by Tampa Bay and answered a number of questions on why the team has not had more successful drafts in recent years.
  
More Players Emerge On Tampa Bay's Draft Radar
Is Bucs safety Sabby Piscitelli hoping to be reunited with one or more of his former Oregon State teammates this weekend? Why didn't the Jon Gruden-Bruce Allen drafts produce more elite talent? Want an update on players on Tampa Bay's radar heading into the 2009 NFL Draft? Find out in this installment of Flynn's Focus.
  
PR's Bucs Draft Board
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are putting on the final touches of their draft board for this weekend's NFL Draft. Pewter Report subscribers asked the PR staff to put together a Bucs draft board of players that are under consideration for the teams eight picks. Check out the draft board here.
   
Pewter Report To Discuss Draft On Bright House Sports On Friday
Watch Pewter Report on Bright House Sports Network’s “The Lineup” show (Cable Ch. 47) at 6:00 p.m. ET on Friday. Pewter Report’s Scott Reynolds and Jim Flynn will be guests on Bright House Sports Network as they talk about the Buccaneers and the 2009 NFL Draft.
  
Pewter Report's Bucs' 7-Round Mock Draft - FINAL
Will the Bucs draft Georgia Tech DE Michael Johnson in the first round? Which players will Tampa Bay be targeting at 19? Which DT will the Bucs select according to Pewter Report? Will Tampa Bay add another WR? Get Scott Reynolds' insight in Pewter Report's final version of the Bucs' 7-round mock draft.
   
First-Round Mock Draft
With the NFL Draft hours away, Pewter Report produces its final first-round mock draft. Who is projected to be the newest Buccaneer? What will NFC South rivals New Orleans and Atlanta do with their first-round choices? Which player could prompt the Bucs to trade down? Find out in this mock draft.
  
PI Quick Hits
What is a concerning stat regarding Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman? What stat is a strong indicator of wins and losses in the NFL? How do the safety responsibilities change in the new Bucs defense? Find out these answers and much more in this Pewter Insider article.
   
Bucs Select QB Freeman In First Round
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded up and selected Kansas State quarterback Josh Freeman with their first pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. Freeman played for head coach Raheem Morris in 2006, and becomes the first quarterback the Bucs have taken in the first round since Trent Dilfer. The Bucs gave up a sixth-round pick.
   
Freeman Believes He Was Best QB In Draft
He was the third quarterback taken in the 2009 NFL Draft, but Kansas State QB Josh Freeman believes he is better than Matt Stafford and Mark Sanchez, and he plans on proving it with the Bucs, who traded up with the Browns to select him with the 17th overall pick in the draft on Saturday.
   
Morris Might Have Drafted Freeman No. 1 Overall
Raheem Morris said he got "his guy" when the Bucs traded up with the Browns to select Kansas State quarterback Josh Freeman. Morris said Freeman, whom he would have considered taking with the first pick in the draft, is Tampa Bay's franchise QB, and the first QB taken by the Bucs in the first round since 1994.
   
Morris, Dominik Recap Bucs' 2009 Draft
Tampa Bay wrapped up the 2009 NFL Draft on Sunday. Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris and general manager Mark Domink discussed the the team's draft picks with the media on Sunday evening. Read their comments on the newest Bucs in this Q&A session from their press conferences.
   
McCown Welcomes Freeman
Projected Buccaneers starting QB Luke McCown spoke with Pewter Report about the Bucs drafting QB Josh Freeman with their first-round pick. McCown said he expected Tampa Bay to select Freeman and welcomes him to the team. McCown said he would help mentor Freeman, and still do all he can to beat out the rookie.
  
Inside The Freeman Pick And Bucs' Plans On Day 2
What went into the drafting of QB Josh Freeman? Which opinions were solicited in the decision-making process? How does Tampa Bay's QB situation shake out now? Which QB could be traded on Day 2? Which players will the Bucs be targeting on Day 2? Get the answers and inside scoop in this Pewter Insider article.
   
Tampa Bay Drafts DT Miller In Third Round
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers used their third-round pick to draft Texas defensive tackle Roy Miller on Sunday. The 6-foot-1, 310-pound Miller adds a big body and exceptional run-stuffing ability to Tampa Bay’s defensive line. He recorded 138 tackles and 10 sacks in 19 starts at Texas.
   
Bucs Draft DE Moore In Fourth Round
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded up three spots in the fourth round with the Dallas Cowboys to select USC defensive end Kyle Moore. He notched 30 tackles and five sacks in 2008. Tampa Bay traded one of its seventh-round picks to Dallas to move up and select Moore.
   
Tampa Bay Drafts OT Fulton In Fifth Round
The Bucs invested their fifth-round pick in the 2009 NFL Draft in Illinois offensive tackle Xavier Fulton. The 6-foot-4, 302-pound Fulton began his collegiate career as a defensive lineman before moving to the offensive side as a sophomore. He started 25 games at left tackle for Illinois, but could serve as a swing tackle for the Bucs.
   
Bucs Draft CB Biggers In Seventh Round
The Buccaneers used their first of two seventh-round draft picks on Western Michigan cornerback E.J. Biggers on Sunday. The 5-foot-11, 180-pound Biggers, who visited the Bucs in April, logged seven interceptions during his collegiate career.
   
Bucs Use Final Pick On WR Stroughter
With their final pick in the 2009 NFL Draft the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Oregon State wide receiver Sammie Stroughter. The 5-foot-9, 187-pound Stroughter caught 164 passes for 2,653 yards and 14 touchdowns while excelling as a return specialist in college.
   
Freeman Ready To Be Franchise Quarterback
Buccaneers first-round pick QB Josh Freeman introduced himself to Tampa Bay on his first day at One Buc Place as a member of the team. Freeman discussed his new team, the journey to becoming a Buccaneer, his expectations for playing time, and competing to be the starting quarterback.
   
Bucs Sign 8 Undrafted Free Agents
The Buccaneers signed eight undrafted free agents Friday, including C Rob Bruggeman, S C.J. Byrd, T Andre Douglas, DT Rashaad Duncan, CB Marshall McDuffie, RB Josh Vaughan and CB DeAngelo Willingham. These eight players, along with 33 try-outs, will participate in Tampa Bay's rookie mini-camp, which starts today.
  
PI Quick Hits
After the 2009 NFL Draft which Bucs players and coaches are under the gun? Are the Buccaneers interested in acquiring Broncos DE Jarvis Moss? How do the best pass rushing teams in the NFL keep producing big totals? Find out in this Pewter Insider column.
  
Are The Bucs Interested In DE Taylor?
Are the Bucs attempting to sign free agent defensive end Jason Taylor? What does the drafting of quarterback Josh Freeman mean for Luke McCown? What positions are big question marks for the Buccaneers heading into the 2009 season? Find out in this installment of Flynn's Focus.
   
Bucs Trade TE Smith To Patriots
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded tight end Alex Smith to the New England Patriots on Thursday in exchange for an undisclosed pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. Smith, 26, originally entered the NFL as a third-round pick in 2005.
 
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