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Wilkerson Visiting Saints
Tampa Bay Buccaneers free agent defensive end Jimmy Wilkerson is visiting the Saints according to a report on NFL.com. Wilkerson tore an ACL late in the season, but has gotten interest from the Saints and Rams in free agency. The Bucs have talked with Wilkerson about a contract extension.
Bucs' 2010 Regular Season Schedule
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced their 2010 regular season schedule. The Bucs will open the regular season at home vs. Cleveland on Sept. 12. Tampa Bay has one of the easiest schedules in the league. The Bucs are not scheduled to play any prime time contests during the season.
PR's 7th-Round Steal Essay Contest
Who will be this year’s 7th-round steal for Tampa Bay? Tell us who you would pick in 500 words or less for the chance to have your essay published live on PewterReport.com and win an 8x10 autographed Pewter Report cover featuring last year's 7th-round steal, Sammie Stroughter.
Faine, Bucs Beyond 'Makeshift' Offense
Bucs C Jeff Faine discussed the progress of the Buccaneers offense heading into the 2010 season, and the progress of G Arron Sears. Faine said that the offense was setback by a number of issues, and characterized the 2009 scheme as a ‘makeshift, draw-it-in-the sand offense." Faine said those issues won't be there this year.
Pewter Report's 2010 Bucs Draft Preview Now Available
Pewter Report's digital 2010 Bucs Draft Preview is now available to read on PewterReport.com. With a new SR's Fab 5, a Dirty Dozen, position-by-position draft previews complete with Bucs' Best Bets and a PR Conversation with WR Sammie Stroughter, nothing will prepare Bucs fans for the draft like this issue.
Stovall Signs Tender
Bucs wide receiver Maurice Stovall signed his tender contract with Tampa Bay on Friday. Stovall will almost double his salary while making $1.176 million in 2010. Last year he caught 24 passes for 366 yards and one touchdown. Stovall was a third-round pick in the 2006 NFL Draft out of Notre Dame.
Carlson: Top Receivers For Freeman
Which wide receiver prospects in the 2010 NFL Draft would be ideal players to pair with Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman? Former Bucs quarterback and PewterReport.com contributing analyst Jeff Carlson explains which receivers would work well with Freeman and would be assets for Tampa Bay's offense.
Wilkerson Signs With Saints
Free agent defensive end Jimmy Wilkerson signed a one-year deal with the New Orleans Saints on Tuesday. Wilkerson played the last two seasons with Tampa Bay and totaled 11.5 sacks as a reserve and starter. Wilkerson tore his ACL late in the 2009 season.
Bucs Trade Leftwich To Steelers
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers continue to stock pile draft picks for this week’s NFL Draft. The Bucs traded veteran quarterback Byron Leftwich to the Pittsburgh Steelers for a seventh-round pick on Tuesday. Leftwich started three games in 2009, and played for the Steelers in 2008. The Bucs now have 12 draft picks.
Ruud, Mack Sign Tenders
Tampa Bay Buccaneers middle linebacker Barrett Ruud and cornerback Elbert Mack have signed their one-year tenders with Tampa Bay. Ruud was a restricted free agent with the highest level tender. Mack was an exclusive rights free agent that couldn't sign elsewhere.
McCoy Is A Buc!
Tampa Bay has selected Oklahoma DT Gerald McCoy with the third-overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. McCoy fills a big need for the Bucs and provides Tampa Bay with the potential for an interior pass rusher. McCoy, a three-year starter and team captain, had 14.5 sacks in his career.
With Price And McCoy, Bucs Have Options At DT
UPDATED 8:20 P.M.: With the 35th pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected UCLA DT Brian Price. Price provides Tampa Bay with another interior pass rusher and disruptor. Price entered the draft early after three years as a starter and has a total of 12.5 sacks in his career.
Tampa Bay Trades Up For Benn
UPDATED 8:25 P.M.: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have traded up three picks with the Oakland Raiders and drafted Illinois WR Arrelious Benn in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft. Benn provides the Bucs with a receiver that has a combination of some size and speed. The Bucs were in dire need of a receiver.
Bucs Take A Chance On WR Williams In Round 4
UPDATED 11:15 A.M.: With the 101st pick in the 2010 NFL Draft the Bucs drafted Syracuse wideout Mike Williams, who has first-round talent. The selection of Williams comes on the heels of drafting Illinois WR Arrelious Benn in round two. At Syracuse, Williams had off-field issues with academic suspensions.
"I Couldn't Wait To Be A Buccaneer"
Tampa Bay's first-round pick, DT Gerald McCoy, was overcome with emotion as he remembered his deceased mother and joined the football team he always admired growing up. McCoy wanted to be a Buccaneer, and the Buccaneers had a huge need for a disruptive three-technqiue defensive tackle.
Culpepper: Don't Expect McCoy To Dominate As A Rookie
From Pewter Report's 2010 Bucs Draft Preview digital magazine, former Bucs nose tackle Brad Culpepper explains in his Pep Talk column that Tampa Bay fans not to expect dominance right away from the likes of Gerald McCoy or Ndamukong Suh as it takes time to learn how to play defensive tackle in the NFL.