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Greer To Visit Bucs On Monday
The Bucs are scheduled to visit with Buffalo Bills cornerback Jabari Greer on Monday. Greer is one of several cornerbacks the Bucs have expressed interest in since free agency began on Friday morning. In other news, Raiders G Cooper Carlisle did not visit the Bucs.
Inside The Haynesworth Deal
Were the Bucs serious players in the Albert Haynesworth sweepstakes before the Redskins signed him to a record contract? What were the Bucs offering for Haynesworth and how did it compare to the deal he landed in Washington? Find out in this installment of Flynn's Focus.
Buchanon To Visit Lions
Tampa Bay free agent cornerback Phillip Buchanon is scheduled to meet with the Detroit Lions on Monday night, according to ProFootballTalk.com. The Bucs remain interested in re-signing Buchanon, but spent Monday visiting with another cornerback.
McCown Comments On Failed Cutler Trade
Bucs quarterback Luke McCown commented on the Bucs pursuing of Denver signal caller Jay Cutler. McCown was not upset with the team, and is confident in his abilities to compete for the starting spot. Instead of hitting the open market, McCown signed a two-year contract to stay with the Bucs prior to free agency.
PI Quick Hits
What does Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik need to better attack free agency? How was Dominik in a tough position from the start? Why is new tight end Kellen Winslow II's swagger just what the Bucs need? How is he great for Luke McCown off the field? Find out the answers in this PI Quick Hits.
Bucs Sign LB Koutouvides
The Buccaneers signed Broncos free agent linebacker Niko Koutouvides to a contract on Monday. The 6-foot-2, 238-pound Koutouvides was a player on Tampa Bay's radar last offseason before he signed with Denver.
Bucs Sign Ward
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed running back Derrick Ward on Monday night after Ward had visited with the Bucs during the day on Monday. According to ProFootballTalk.com, the contract is for four seasons worth a total of $17 million.
Dominik Weighs In On Free Agency
Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik met with the media on Tuesday to answer questions about the direction of the Bucs in free agency. Dominik hit on a number of topics including the quarterbacks, wide receivers, the pass rush, and new running back Derrick Ward. Read the full transcript here.
Ward Excited To Be A Buc
New Tampa Bay running back Derrick Ward spoke about becoming a Buccaneer on Tuesday. Ward says that the Bucs were his first choice, and he told his agent Drew Rosenhaus to get a deal done with Tampa Bay. Ward also said he is eager to play alongside new teammate Earnest Graham.
Bucs Sign K Nugent
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed New York Jets free agent kicker Mike Nugent on Wednesday. Nugent, 27, originally entered the NFL as a second-round pick in 2005. He has made 81.5 percent of his field goals and will compete with Bucs K Matt Bryant.
Stevens Still A Possibility For Bucs
Although they have three veteran tight ends on their roster, the Buccaneers still are open to the possibility of re-signing free agent TE Jerramy Stevens, according to general manager Mark Dominik. In other news, two free agents the Bucs were interested in signing have inked deals with the Saints.
Bucs Re-Sign WR Hankton
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers re-signed free agent wide receiver Cortez Hankton on Thursday, according to his agent, Harold Lewis. Hankton, 28, originally joined the Bucs as a free agent in 2008. He is the fourth player to re-sign with the Bucs this offseason.
Crowell To Visit Bucs On Monday
Buffalo Bills free agent linebacker Angelo Crowell is scheduled to visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday. Crowell, 27, has started 42 of the games he's played in for the Bills since entering the NFL as a third-round draft pick.
Bucs Re-Sign Stevens
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have re-signed tight end Jerramy Stevens. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The signing of Stevens comes just days after the Bucs traded a second-round pick to the Cleveland Browns for Kellen Winslow. Stevens has spent the past two seasons with the Buccaneers.
2009 Bucs Draft Prospect: Williams
Do the Buccaneers have a need for a defensive end that lives in the opposing team's backfield? Would a pass rusher that can strip the ball away appeal to Tampa Bay? Find out if Texas Tech DE Brandon Williams is a good draft option for the Bucs in this prospect profile.
Bucs Not Interested In Owens
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are not interested in signing wide receiver Terrell Owens, according to league sources. Owens, 35, was released by the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday.
Paymah Scheduled To Visit Bucs
Denver Broncos free agent cornerback Karl Paymah is scheduled to visit with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers On Monday. A 2005 third-round draft pick out of Washington State, Paymah has three career interceptions.
Bucs News And Notes
The newest members of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers received jersey numbers Wednesday. In other news, the Bucs released kicker Shane Andrus, the team’s 2009 draft order is now known and two free agents on the Bucs’ radar visited other teams.
Get Your Commemorative Derrick Brooks Issue
Bucs fans that subscribe to Pewter Report by Friday, Mar. 13 will receive our Free Agency recap issue as the first issue of their subscription. This month's issue features former Bucs linebacker and future Hall of Famer Derrick Brooks on the cover. This keepsake issue will be mailed to subscribers next week.
Hayes Stabbed By Girlfriend
Tampa Bay second-year linebacker Geno Hayes was reportedly stabbed in the neck by his girlfriend on Saturday. Hayes, 21, was hospitalized, but was released a few hours later. His girlfriend was arrested and faces aggravated battery charges.
Barnes Visits Bucs
Tampa Bay visited with free agent cornerback Karl Paymah and tackle Khalif Barnes on Monday. According to his agent, Paymah’s visit went well, but he will visit with Cleveland and San Francisco next. Bills free agent linebacker Angelo Crowell arrived in Tampa tonight and will meet with the Bucs on Tuesday.
Pewter Report Chat Session - Wednesday 1:00 PM
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.
Chat Transcript - 3/11

Want the latest news on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers? Pewter Report hosted a 30-minute chat session on Wednesday afternoon. Get the latest free agency news in this chat transcript.

Will Bucs Use TE Smith As Trade Bait?
Will the Bucs use TE Alex Smith as trade bait? Could Tampa Bay attempt to trade for a veteran wide receiver? How much cap room do the Bucs have to fill in order to be at the league-mandated salary cap floor? Find out in this installment of Flynn's Focus.
CB Holly Visits Bucs
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers visited with two free agents - Cleveland CB Daven Holly and Buffalo LB Angelo Crowell on Tuesday. Neither player was signed by the Buccaneers, although the team remains interested in both players.
PI Quick Hits
What can Tampa Bay learn from last year's NFL Draft? Which young Buccaneer backup is in position to make a big impact next season? What position and player could the Bucs get a first-round pick for? Find out in this Pewter Insider.
2009 Bucs Draft Prospect: Cushing
Do the Buccaneers have a need for a versatile hard hitting outside linebacker? Is linebacker a possibility in the first round? Would USC's Brian Cushing be a good fit in the Bucs new defense? Find out the answers to these questions in this Draft Prospect Profile.
Pewter Report's 7-Round Bucs Mock Draft (Revised)
Pewter Report has revised its first Bucs 7-round mock draft for 2009. Northern Illinois DE Larry English is still the top pick in Pewter Report's mock draft, but which players will the Bucs get on Day 2? Which WR and DT does Pewter Report have the Bucs drafting? Get the answers in this Pewter Insider article.
Bucs Move Training Camp To Tampa
After seven years in Orlando at Disney's Wide World of Sports complex, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are officially moving training camp back to Tampa. The move was made to save the organization money. It is unclear how fans will be able to watch practices, but the team is working on plans to address that.
PI Quick Hits
What is the potential for Tampa Bay to trade for Jay Cutler? Which Buccaneer vital to next year's team got a head start working with the coaching staff? Is moving training camp back to Tampa a good thing for Bucs fans? Can the Bucs find good wide receiver depth in the middle of this draft? Find out right here.
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