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Tampa Bay Inks WR Stroughter To 4-Year Deal
The Bucs signed another draft pick Friday, inking wide receiver Sammie Stroughter to a four-year contract. Stroughter missed Tampa Bay's mandatory mini-camp practices with a hamstring injury. To make room for Stroughter, the Bucs released WR Amari Jackson, as well as LB Jamall Johnson and CB Evan McCollough.
Bucs Sign Moore, Biggers To 4-Year Contracts
The Buccaneers signed two more draft picks Tuesday, inking fourth-round pick Kyle Moore and seventh-round selection E.J. Biggers to their rookie deals. Both players signed four-year contracts. The Bucs have just two picks -- DT Roy Miller and QB Josh Freeman -- unsigned.
Former Players Rave About Bates' Ability To Teach
Pewter Report recently spoke with a few of Bucs defensive coordinator Jim Bates' former players. In addition to deeming him a great teacher, what insight did Bates' former players provide to Pewter Report? Find out in this installment of Flynn's Focus.
PI Quick Hits
Did Donald Penn's absence from OTAs upset Buccaneer officials? Why is this a make-or-break year for Cadillac Williams? What on-field improvements did Williams make prior to his second injury? How is rookie Roy Miller handling a transition to playing a completely different technique at tackle? Find out here.
Ruud Reports For Bucs' Mandatory Mini-Camp
Bucs middle linebacker Barrett Ruud participated in Tampa Bay's mandatory mini-camp practices Tuesday. He acknowledged that his absence from voluntary organized team activities was related to his desire for a long-term, lucrative contract, but said progress hasn't been made on that front.
Bucs Excuse Sears' Absence, But Not Griese's
Pewter Report has news and notes from Tampa Bay's mandatory mini-camp practice at One Buc Place, including injury and status updates on LB Angelo Crowell and QB Brian Griese, among others. The absences of Griese and Sears were not excused by the team. The Bucs' afternoon practice was cancelled due to inclement weather.
Bates' Former Players Share Insight Into Scheme
What was required of the linemen, linebackers and cornerbacks in Jim Bates' defensive scheme in Miami? How does Zach Thomas feel Barrett Ruud's decision to skip OTAs will impact his play in the new defense? Bates' former players provide insight on Bates' 4-3 defensive scheme in this installment of Flynn's Focus.
Bucs Ready For Camp, QBs All Fighting
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers concluded their on-field mini-camp practices on Wednesday. Head coach Raheem Morris discussed the upcoming weeks and this year's training camp. Morris, offensive coordinator Jeff Jagodzinski, and QBs coach Greg Olson weigh in on rookie QB Josh Freeman and the starting competition.
Cadillac Confident He'll Be Ready For Training Camp
Tampa Bay running back Cadillac Williams isn't participating in the Bucs' mandatory mini-camp, but he does expect to be ready to go when the team holds its first training camp practice on Aug. 1. Williams' past two seasons have ended prematurely due to torn patellar tendon injuries in both knees.
Inside Bucs Mini-Camp 6/16
What was the big emphasis of the Buccaneers first mini-camp practice? Which veteran quarterback between Byron Leftwich and Luke McCown was close to throwing a number of interceptions? Find out those answers and much more in this Insider practice report.
Inside Bucs Mini-Camp - 6/17 AM
The Bucs held a mandatory mini-camp practice at One Buc Place on Wednesday morning. Why did Raheem Morris kick DE Jarriett Buie out of practice? How did the special teams portion of practice go? Which unit dominated the team's 11-on-11 session? Find out in this Pewter Insider article.
Inside Bucs Mini-Camp - 6/17 PM
Tampa Bay held its final mandatory mini-camp practice at One Buccaneer Place on Wednesday. How did the quarterbacks fare in practice? Who looked good? Who didn’t? Find out in this Pewter Insider article.
Who Will Start At QB, RB?
Now that Tampa Bay's organized team activities and mandatory mini-camp practices have come to an end, Pewter Report's Jim Flynn uses this week's column to share some random information and thoughts on the 2009 Buccaneers, including a few predictions.
Bucs Enjoy Paintball Outing
Tampa Bay wrapped up its three-day mandatory mini-camp Thursday with a morning outing of paintball. The Bucs have officially concluded their mandatory mini-camp and are not scheduled to meet together again as a team until July 31, which is when the team reports to training camp.
Bucs Offensive Starters Heading Into Training Camp
PewterReport.com has followed the Bucs all offseason, witnessing firsthand the OTAs and the mini-camp, and gathering insight from Tampa Bay coaches, scouts and players. Who does PR project as offensive starters heading into training camp? Find out in this Pewter Insider article.
Bucs Defense & Special Teams Starters Heading Into Training Camp
PewterReport.com has followed the Bucs all offseason, witnessing firsthand the OTAs and the mini-camp, and gathering insight from Tampa Bay coaches, scouts and players. Who does PR project as defensive and special teams starters heading into training camp? Find out in this Pewter Insider article.
Winslow Camp Takes Over One Buccaneer Place
Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Kellen Winslow held a three-day football camp at One Buc Place over this weekend. Special guests at the camp included quarterback Luke McCown, quarterback Josh Freeman, and agent Drew Rosenhaus.
Bucs Targeting Packers Game For Throwback Uniforms
Although there has been no official announcement from the team regarding which home game will see the Buccaneers donning their old orange and white Bucco Bruce uniforms, PewterReport.com has learned that Tampa Bay is targeting the Green Bay contest on Nov. 8 as a throwback game.
Chat Session - 1PM Wednesday
PewterReport.com will host a 30-minute chat session on Wednesday afternoon. Get your Bucs questions answered in this chat session, which will be hosted by Pewter Report Bucs beat writer Jim Flynn at 1:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday.
Chat Transcript - 6/24
Which Bucs performed well at the mandatory mini-camp? Which ones need to fare better in training camp to make the team? Bucs beat writer Jim Flynn answers your questions in this PewterReport.com chat session, which was held Wednesday afternoon.
Mahan Restructures Contract
Tampa Bay Buccaneers backup offensive lineman Sean Mahan restructured his contract for the 2009 season. Mahan was scheduled to make $3 million in base salary, but is now slated to make $1.6 million next season. Mahan originally signed the five-year contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers before the 2007 season.
PI Quick Hits
What is a criticism of Josh Freeman from inside One Buc Place? What is the drawback of the Buccaneers zone-blocking scheme? Could the preseason games this year be the best ever for Bucs fans? Find out in the latest PI Quick Hits.
Pewter Report Chat Session - 1PM Tuesday
PewterReport.com will host a 30-minute chat session on Tuesday afternoon. Get your Bucs questions answered in this chat session, which will be hosted by Pewter Report Bucs beat writer Jim Flynn at 1:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday.
Chat Transcript - 6/30
How will the Bucs fare in 2009? What should fans expect from the Bucs training camp? Will Cadillac Williams be ready for camp? Bucs beat writer Jim Flynn answers your questions in this PewterReport.com chat session, which was held Tuesday afternoon.
Bucs Not Big Spenders Over Past Five Years
The Buccaneers were the league's lowest spenders in terms of player payroll over the past five seasons (2004-08), according to a recent article published on NFL.com. The Bucs spent $449 million in payroll during that time period. The biggest spender - the Dallas Cowboys - invested $566 million in player payroll.
Bucs Announce 2009 Training Camp Schedule
The Bucs announced their 2009 training camp schedule Thursday. All but one of the team's training camp practices will be held at One Buc Place in Tampa. The Bucs report to camp on July 31 and will hold a morning practice at One Buc followed by a night workout at Raymond James Stadium on Aug. 1.
PI Quick Hits
Which Buccaneer is working hard right now gearing up for the season while others are take vacation? What does DE Gaines Adams say about adding more pass rushing moves? Which famed NFL defensive coordinator does Jim Bates dial up blitzes like? Find out in this edition of PI Quick Hits.
Pewter Report Partners With Bright House Sports Network
The Bucs beat writers at Pewter Report will be featured weekly on Bright House Sports Network starting in August. Pewter Report and Bright House Sports Network have formed a partnership for 2009 and the Pewter Reporters will be featured on The Lineup and the Toyota Sports Connection shows.
Limiting Penalties Is Critical For Bucs Offense
How did the Buccaneers fare from a penalty standpoint in 2008? Which position must reduce its penalties this season? Which Bucs players led the team in penalties last year? Find out in this installment of Flynn's Focus.
Bucs Release Griese
The Buccaneers released quarterback Brian Griese Monday. Griese, 34, spent a total of three seasons with Tampa Bay. The former third-round draft pick helped the Bucs win the NFC South division title in 2005. Tampa Bay will take four quarterbacks to training camp.