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Inside Sims' Contract
PewterReport.com has the contract numbers for DT Ryan Sims, who was scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent before signing a four-year contract extension last week. The four-year deal is worth $8 million and features a $1.25 million signing bonus. The Bucs have approximately $55 million in cap room left.
Combine Coverage: Sunday
How did the quarterbacks, wide receivers and running backs fare at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis on Sunday? Which players stood out? Which ones didn't? Pewter Report provides analysis in this article.
Combine Coverage: Monday
How did the defensive linemen and linebackers fare at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis on Monday? Which players stood out? Which ones didn't? Pewter Report provides analysis in this article.
Bucs Lose Buchanon To Lions
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost free agent cornerback Phillip Buchanon to the Detroit Lions on Wednesday. Buchanon reportedly signed a two-year contract with the Lions. In other news, Bucs free agent wide receiver Joey Galloway visited the Patriots on Wednesday.
Combine Coverage: Tuesday
How did the cornerbacks and safeties fare at the NFL Combine during the last day of workouts in Indianapolis? Which players stood out? Which ones didn't? Pewter Report provides analysis in this article.
Flynn's Focus
Could the Buccaneers have some roster cuts before the free agent signing period begins at midnight on Friday? Pewter Report identifies some players the Bucs could release before the first day of the new league year in this Pewter Insider column.
Free Agency Chat Session - 1PM Wednesday
PewterReport.com will host a 30-minute chat session on Wednesday afternoon. Bring your Bucs-related questions and thoughts on free agency to the chat session, which will begin at 1:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday.
BREAKING: Bucs Cut Brooks, Dunn, Galloway, Hilliard and June
UPDATED: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made a bold statement going with a youth movement on Wednesday, releasing five veterans, four of which are over the age of 30, in Pro Bowl linebacker Derrick Brooks, running back Warrick Dunn, wide receivers Joey Galloway and Ike Hilliard and linebacker Cato June.
Chat Transcript - 2/25
Did you miss the PewterReport.com chat session on Wednesday afternoon? Not to worry. Pewter Report provides this chat transcript, which provides answers to questions regarding the Bucs, including the release of LBs Derrick Brooks and Cato June, RB Warrick Dunn and WRs Joey Galloway and Ike Hilliard.
Bryant Signs Franchise Tender
Tampa Bay wide receiver Antonio Bryant signed his franchise tender from the Buccaneers on Thursday, guaranteeing him a $9.884 million base salary in 2009. Bryant, 27, led Tampa Bay in receptions in his Bucs debut last season. In other news, former Bucs LB Derrick Brooks will hold a press conference at One Buc Place on Friday.
Carlisle Visiting Bucs
Oakland Raiders free agent guard Cooper Carlisle is scheduled to visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers today. Carlisle, 31, has spent the past two seasons with Oakland. He has started 69 games since entering the NFL out of Florida.
Ward Scheduled To Visit Bucs On Tuesday
New York Giants free agent running back Derrick Ward is scheduled to visit Tampa Bay on Tuesday. Ward, 28, rushed for over 1,000 yards last season. The Bucs did not have interest in Ward when free agency began, but the team apparently has had a change of heart over the last 24 hours.
LB Crowell On Tampa Bay's Radar
The Buccaneers have expressed interest in signing Buffalo Bills free agent linebacker Angelo Crowell. The 6-foot-1, 246-pound Crowell, 27, has started 42 games in five seasons with the Bills.
Bucs Not Interested In RB Ward At The Moment

UPDATED: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were believed to be interested in signing New York Giants free agent running back Derrick Ward, but PewterReport.com has learned that the Bucs are not interested in Ward at the moment. Tampa Bay has expressed interest in several free agents, but has yet to line up visits with them.

Freeman Out To Prove Skeptics Wrong
At his introductory press conference, new Tampa Bay QB Josh Freeman attempted to clear up some misconceptions about his game and qwell a skeptical Bucs fan base that questioned the team selecting him in the first round. Freeman believes that hard work will be the key in ending the scrutiny from Bucs fans.
Bucs In Pursuit of Vilma, Lose Out On Haynesworth
UPDATED: The Bucs are attempting to persuade LB Jonathan Vilma to visit Tampa Bay, even though New Orleans is trying to re-sign him. Tampa Bay was in the mix for Titans DT Albert Haynesworth, but finished second to Washington, which paid him $100 million over seven years, including $41 million in guaranteed money.
Dominik, Morris Discuss Roster Cuts
Tampa Bay general manager Mark Dominik and head coach Raheem Morris held a press conference at One Buccaneer Place on Wednesday afternoon to discuss the release of LBs Derrick Brooks and Cato June, RB Warrick Dunn and WRs Joey Galloway and Ike Hilliard. Read their comments in this article.
"This Is Barrett's Defense Now"
In a shockingly swift move, new Bucs head coach Raheem Morris and GM Mark Dominik released 14-year veteran Derrick Brooks and handed the leadership reins of Tampa Bay's defense to middle linebacker Barrett Ruud. Ruud and his teammates acknowledge that he's ready to take on an even greater leadership role in 2009.
Bucs Tender LT Penn
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have tendered Donald Penn a contract that will force another team to surrender a first- and third-round draft pick if the Bucs decide not to match any long-term contract extended to the starting left tackle.
Pewter Report's 7-Round Bucs Mock Draft
Pewter Report announces its first Buccaneers 7-round mock draft for 2009. Northern Illinois DE Larry English is slated as the top pick in Pewter Report's mock draft, but which player gets the call in the second round? Which WR and RB does Pewter Report have the Bucs drafting? Get the answers in this Pewter Insider article.
PI Quick Hits
What are the options available for the Buccaneers to make a splash move in free agency? What draft prospect that Raheem Morris is interested in has lots of questions to answer? Who are some the biggest bargains in the NFL? And BREAKING: a list of names the Bucs target early in free agency.
Haynesworth Agrees To Record Deal With 'Skins
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost out in the bidding war for Tennessee Titans free agent defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth when he agreed to a seven-year, $100 million contract with the Washington Redskins on Friday morning. The Bucs are in the process of trying to line up visits with several players.
Brooks Uncertain About Future
On Friday former Bucs LB Derrick Brooks met with the media at One Buc Place to discuss his departure from the organization. Brooks said he would evaluate all of his options about where, and if he will play football again. Brooks said he was surprised by his release, and will keep his home in Tampa.
Bucs Express Interest In WR Henderson, Others
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have expressed an interest in signing several free agents, including New Orleans WR Devery Henderson, Chicago S Brandon McGowan and Jacksonville T Khalif Barnes. However, none of these players are scheduled to visit the Bucs yet.
Bucs Interested In Trading For Raiders RB Bush
The Oakland Raiders are shopping running back Michael Bush, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are interested in trading for him. Bucs fans will remember Bush for his breakout game vs. Tampa Bay in Week 17 of the 2008 season when he rushed for 177 yards and two touchdowns.
Bucs Trade For TE Winslow
The Bucs reportedly a second-round pick and a fifth-round pick for tight end Kellen Winslow on Friday. The 25-year old Winslow has battled through some injuries, but has also been one of the most productive tight ends in the NFL over the past three years. Winslow said the Bucs expect him to help provide leadership this year.
Winslow Press Conference Transcript
New Buccaneers tight end Kellen Winslow met with the Tampa Bay media on Friday to discuss his trade to the Bucs. The Pro Bowl tight end reportedly cost a second-round pick and a fifth-round pick. Winslow talked about reuniting with Buccaneers quarterback Luke McCown. Read the transcript of Winslow’s press conference.
Bucs Cornering The Market?
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are targeting several positions in free agency, including cornerback. The Bucs have expressed interest in signing Bengals CB Jamar Fletcher and Bills CB Jabari Greer. Neither player is scheduled to visit the Bucs. Tampa Bay remains interested in re-signing CB Phillip Buchanon.
Bucs Fail To Steal Vilma From Saints
The Bucs were in pursuit of Saints LB Jonathan Vilma on Friday as free agency opened, but in the end, Vilma chose to remain in New Orleans. Tampa Bay was hoping Vilma could fill an OLB role vacated by Derrick Brooks and Cato June, who were cut Wednesday.
Opportunity Arrives For Black, Hayes and Hayward
The departure of veteran linebackers Derrick Brooks and Cato June has created the chance for young players like Quincy Black, Geno Hayes and Adam Hayward to earn starting roles. PewterReport.com spoke with the trio of young backers, who had some interesting things to say about this sudden opportunity.
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