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Williams And Benn Ready To Become A Force
Tampa Bay's newest wide receiver duo of Arrelious Benn and Mike Williams made a strong impression during the rookie mini-camp. Both Benn and Williams picked up the offense quickly and have a strong desire to become the future starting wideouts for the Buccaneers and quarterback Josh Freeman.
  
Inside Bucs Rookie Mini-Camp: 5/2
Pewter Report's final Insider report from Bucs rookie mini-camp details which rookie receiver other than Mike Williams and Arrelious Benn stood out on Sunday with three tremendous plays? Which QB picked up his game on Sunday and shined above the others? Find out in this Insider report.
   
Bucs Sign 5 Try-out Players, Release 2 Others
The Buccaneers signed five try-out players to contracts, including 270-pound fullback Rendrick Taylor, following the team's rookie mini-camp over the weekend. Tampa Bay released two players that had previously signed with the team as undrafted free agents in late April.
   
Chat Session Today
PewterReport.com's next chat session will take place from 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. ET today. Bring your NFL questions and get ready to talk Bucs football. Pewter Report Bucs beat writer Charlie Campbell will be on hand to provide answers and inside scoop in this 30-minute chat session.
   
Bucs Sign Clifton Smith
The Buccaneers have signed return specialist Clifton Smith to his tender offer. Smith was an exclusive rights free agent due to being originally signed as an undrafted free agent out of Fresno State. Smith made the Pro Bowl for his rookie campaign in 2008 when he returned a punt and a kick for a touchdown.
   
Carlson: Benn & Williams Change Bucs Offense
Pewter Report contributing writer Jeff Carlson discusses how the Bucs offense is much more dynamic with the additions of Arrelious Benn and Mike Williams. Carlson discusses how the Buccaneers can now match up against nickel and dime coverage to have a potent passing attack.
   
Miller Can't Wait To Team Up With McCoy – And Price
Second-year DT, Roy Miller, can’t wait to team up with old high school friend Gerald McCoy – and even Brian Price. Find out why Miller actually welcomes the addition of another nose tackle and why he gave McCoy his No. 93 jersey in this article from the forthcoming Pewter Report Post-Draft Issue.
   
Trueblood Signs Tender Contract
On Wednesday Bucs right tackle Jeremy Trueblood signed his one-year tender contract with Tampa Bay. Trueblood was a restricted free agent due to the dissolution of the collective bargaining agreement. The second-round pick in 2006 has started 61 straight games since entering the lineup as a rookie.
   
Williams, Bucs Part Ways
The Bucs and director of pro personnel Doug Williams have parted ways after six years. Contrary to reports around Jan. 1, Williams was not given a one-year contract extension. He and the team only decided to discuss an extension after the draft. Those discussions have now taken place and Williams has left the team.
   
Carlson: Disruptive DTs Can Push Each Other
Pewter Report contributing writer Jeff Carlson discusses how the Bucs new defensive tackles will harass quarterbacks into mistakes. Carlson examines the Bucs defensive system and how rookies Gerald McCoy and Brian Price can flourish in it.
   
Buccaneers Continue To Shuffle Front Office
The Bucs continue to make changes in their front office. After mutually parting ways with director of pro personnel Doug Williams, the Bucs let go of pro personnel assistant Victor Green. A rumored candidate for the director of pro personnel is George Kokinis. He performed that role for the Baltimore Ravens for six seasons.
   
Pewter Report's 2010 Post-Draft Issue Now Available
Pewter Report's digital Post-Draft Issue is now available to read on PewterReport.com. With a new SR's Fab 5, a Dirty Dozen, a new Point-Counterpoint and analysis of every pick along with exclusive commentary from director of college scouting Dennis Hickey, Bucs fans will have 20 new articles to enjoy.
   
Cadillac Williams Signs Tender
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed running back Carnell ‘Cadillac’ Williams to his tender contract on Wednesday afternoon. Williams led the Bucs in rushing in 2009 and was a restricted free agent. Tampa Bay also claimed guard/tackle Michael Shumard off waivers from Denver and waived tackle Robert Okeafor.
   
Morris Talks OTA Absences
In this OTA Notebook, Bucs head coach Raheem Morris addressed the absence of some key Buccaneers including LT Donald Penn, TE Kellen Winslow and RB Derrick Ward. S Sean Jones talked about joining the Buccaneers, and DT Gerald McCoy said he was nervous in his first practice with Tampa Bay's veterans.
  
Bucs OTA Insider - 5/17
Tampa Bay cornerback Aqib Talib was the star on Monday with two interceptions as the Bucs kicked off their OTAs at One Buccaneer Place. Find out which wide receivers stood out, which position group had the best day overall, and which Bucs struggled in this in-depth OTA Insider report.
   
Winslow Recovering From Fifth Knee Surgery
PewterReport.com has learned that Buccaneers tight end Kellen Winslow, who was Tampa Bay's leading receiver in 2009, is recovering from offseason knee surgery. Winslow, who has had five knee surgeries since 2005, was not present at Monday's OTA session at One Buccaneer Place.
   
Joseph Feeling Optimistic About The Buccaneers In 2010
Davin Joseph didn't want to discuss his minor knee surgery, which kept him out of Tampa Bay's OTAs this week, but the Bucs right guard was ready to talk about the loss of Arron Sears, the acquisition of Gerald McCoy, Donald Penn's absence and the improvements on offense, which has him feeling downright optimistic.
   
Clayton Talks About Being On The Bubble
Bucs WR Michael Clayton spoke about his status on the roster after Monday's OTA. Clayton said he knows he could be on the roster bubble, but he is committed to the Buccaneers. Clayton and head coach Raheem Morris said the lack of continuity at quarterback has hurt Clayton's production in recent seasons.
   
Freeman, Offense Working To Improve
Tampa Bay QB Josh Freeman is trying to lead the Buccaneers to an improved showing in 2010. Buccaneers offensive coordinator Greg Olson said he wants Freeman to improve his accuracy and decision-making, while head coach Raheem Morris said that Freeman is showing improvement.
   
Ward Frustrated With Losing, Not His Role
Bucs RB Derrick Ward practiced with his teammates on Tuesday. Ward missed Monday’s OTA, and held his first interview since early in the 2009 season. Ward said he was frustrated with the Bucs losing games but was not angry with the team or his role as a backup behind Cadillac Williams.
   
Morris Wants Better Practices
Tampa Bay head coach Raheem Morris discussed the Bucs practice habits, and acknowledged that they slipped during 2009 when the Buccaneers went 3-13. Bucs players also claimed that the practices were not good enough. Plus notes on DT Roy Miller projected return to practice, and OT Demar Dotson.
 
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