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Scout Speak: 5 Prospects On The Decline
Which pro prospects might have hurt their stock in the upcoming 2010 NFL Draft due to offseason performance? In this edition of Scout Speak, a professional scout with nearly a decade of experience at the NFL level identifies the top five players on the decline in April's draft.
   
Carlson Comfortable With Freeman's Development, Backup QB Situation
Former Bucs quarterback and regular PewterReport.com contributor Jeff Carlson uses this column to discuss Tampa Bay's backup quarterback position and the development of former first-round pick Josh Freeman. You don't want to miss Carlson's expert analysis, which can be read in this column.
   
Bucs Release Three Players
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released three players -- punters Josh Bidwell and Dirk Johnson, and cornerback Torrie Cox -- Thursday just hours before the official start of the free agent signing period. More cuts likely will be made as the Bucs acquire new players this offseason.
   
Bucs In No Rush To Sign Defensive Ends
Despite having several proven pass rushers to choose from in free agency, it appears the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are in no hurry to sign a veteran defensive end. While they will pass on DE Julius Peppers, among others, the Bucs have expressed interest in re-signing DE Jimmy Wilkerson, but the two sides aren't close on a contract.
   
Bucs Express Interest In RB Parker
Tampa Bay had a relatively quiet start to the free agent signing period, but did express interest in at least one player on Friday morning. PewterReport.com is reporting the Bucs have shown interest in Pittsburgh Steelers running back Willie Parker.
   
Cadillac Williams Receives Ed Block Courage Award
Buccaneers running back Carnell ‘Cadillac' Williams was named the Bucs 2009 Ed Block Courage Award winner. He will be given the award at a banquet in Baltimore, Maryland. The award is given to one player from each NFL team. Williams was second in the Associated Press Comeback Player of the Year Award.
   
Some Quality WR Options Are No Longer Available To The Bucs
Tampa Bay is in the market for a veteran wide receiver, but some of the players available to the Bucs and other NFL teams have already been acquired. The first day of free agency featured Nate Burleson signing with Detroit, Kevin Walter re-signing with Houston and Anquan Boldin being traded to Baltimore.
   
Bucs Lose S Allen To Steelers
ESPN's Adam Shefter is reporting that free agent safety Will Allen is signed a three-year contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Allen was an unrestricted free agent after playing for the Buccaneers from 2004-2009. He was a fourth-round pick out of Ohio State, and started 26 games for Tampa Bay.
   
Charges Against S Phillips Reduced
Tampa Bay unrestricted free agent S Jermaine Phillips had a felony domestic battery by strangulation charge reduced to a domestic battery misdemeanor charge last week, according to the Tampa Tribune. Phillips, 30, was arrested on Jan. 10 for the incident involving his wife.
   
Bucs Trade For Philly WR Brown
The Buccaneers have yet to make any free agent signings since free agency started on Friday, March 5, but they did acquire a new player on Monday by trading a 2011 sixth-rounder to Philadelphia for wide receiver Reggie Brown. Brown is expected to compete for a starting receiver spot in Tampa Bay.
   
Chat Session - 1PM Today
Pewter Report will host a 30-minute chat session at 1:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday. Bucs beat writer Jim Flynn will answer your Bucs-related questions regarding free agency and the 2010 NFL Draft.
  
Pewter Prospect: WR Arrelious Benn
Do the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a need for a wide receiver with a quality combination of size and speed? How would Illinois wide receiver Arrelious Benn provide some continuity for the Bucs playbook? What pro receivers is Benn similar to? Find out in this Pewter Prospect profile.
   
Clark Signs With Lions
Tampa Bay Buccaneers free agent wide receiver Brian Clark signed with the Detroit Lions on Tuesday. Clark was a core special teams player for the Buccaneers the past two seasons. Tampa Bay opted not to tender Clark a contract, which allowed him to become an unrestricted free agent.
  
Bucs Have Passed On Some Talent, But At Least One Possible Trade Still Exists
What trade recently went down in the NFL that the Bucs should have pulled the trigger on? Which player still is available via trade that Tampa Bay needs to make a serious push for? Which player signing from 2009 are the Bucs seriously regretting in 2010? Find out in this installment of Flynn's Focus.
   
Bucs Deny Interest In RB Parker
Sources close to Willie Parker told PewterReport.com on Friday that Tampa Bay had expressed interest in the free agent running back. However, a high-ranking Bucs official disclosed Wednesday that the team had not reached out in any capacity to Parker.
 
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