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Bucs Called To Get Bryant More Involved
On Monday Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris and QB Josh Freeman talked about the offenses inability to get the ball to WR Antonio Bryant in the second half of the Bucs 20-17 loss to the Falcons. In the second quarter Bryant had two catches for 80 yards and a score, but only one more catch the rest of the game.
   
Sears Placed on the Reserve/Non-Football Illness List
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers put guard Arron Sears on the reserve/non-football illness list. Sears had missed the first 10 weeks of the 2009 season while dealing with a personal matter. Sears was reinstated to the team two weeks ago. He will be allowed to continue to work with the team training staff at One Buc Place.
   
Morris Explains Controversial Decisions
Why attempt a 51-yard field goal and fake punt in the fourth quarter when the Buccaneers had a 17-13 lead? On Monday, Bucs head coach Raheem Morris attempted to answer those questions, which typically come after losses, especially for a 1-10 football team.
   
Bucs Working Out Punters
The Bucs are working out punters at One Buccaneer Place today in an attempt to fill the void left by Dirk Johnson, who was placed on injured reserve Monday. The Bucs are working out four punters - Danny Baugher, Durant Brooks, Sam Paulescu and Ricky Schmitt.
   
Clayton Has MCL Sprain, Out 1-2 Weeks
Bucs wide receiver Michael Clayton sprained the MCL in his left knee against Atlanta and is expected to miss 1-2 weeks, including Sunday's contest at Carolina. The injury is not severe enough to place him on injured reserve. He is expected to be replaced in the starting lineup by Maurice Stovall.
   
Bucs Sign P Paulescu
Tampa Bay signed free agent punter Sam Paulescu Tuesday after working out several free agents in an attempt to fill the void left by Dirk Johnson, who was placed on injured reserve Monday. Paulescu has averaged 42.4 yards per punt in the NFL.
   
Pewter Report Radio Wednesdays At 5:00 PM On 1010 AM
Pewter Report's Scott Reynolds is back on the air each Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. talking Bucs football - this time with 1010 AM CBS Sports Radio afternoon host JP Peterson. Reynolds and Peterson join forces for Pewter Report Radio, an action-packed hour of intelligent Bucs talk, live from Channelside. Click here for more details.
   
Bucs Make Practice Squad Moves
The Buccaneers made several roster moves related to their eight-man practice squad Wednesday, signing defensive end Josh Leonard and cornerback Jamar Love, and releasing wide receiver Darnell Jenkins.
   
Paulescu Already A Big Hit At One Buc Place
Tampa Bay return specialist Clifton Smith and new punter Sam Paulescu met well before the former Dallas Cowboy joined the Bucs earlier this week. Paulescu's tackle on Smith in Dallas last year made highlight reels, but Smith said he's a better player for it.
   
Bucs Bracing For Panthers Ground Game
The Buccaneers are anticipating another battle against the Carolina Panthers running game. In the last two meetings the Bucs have allowed 566 yards rushing. The Bucs improved their run defense last week, and now will be tested at Carolina. Head coach Raheem Morris is said to be taking this game personally.
   
Bryant Frustrated, But Open To Returning To Tampa Bay
UPDATED: Antonio Bryant is frustrated with the lack of opportunities he's received to catch the football. Bryant, who has been battling a knee ailment, has just 22 catches. He acknowledged his frustration, but said he was open to returning to Tampa Bay next year.Raheem Morris and Greg Olson also commented on Bryant.
   
Bucs Banged Up Heading Into Carolina
Several Bucs players were limited in practice Wednesday due to their respective injuries. The Carolina Panthers have their fair share of injuries as well. In other news, the Bucs will face Panthers backup QB Matt Moore, and demoted defensive coordinator Jim Bates still is with Tampa Bay.
  
Pewter Prospect: DE Corey Wootton
Do the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a need for a physical defensive end? Could the Bucs run defense use a big presence on the edge? Would Northwestern defensive end Corey Wootton be a good fit for the Buccaneers? Where could the Bucs land him? Find out in this Pewter Prospect profile.
   
Talib Could Miss Game In Carolina With Hamstring Injury
Tampa Bay cornerback Aqib Talib missed Thursday's practice after being limited in Wednesday's workout. There is a chance he won't play vs. the Panthers, who have one of the league's most explosive receivers in Steve Smith. Plus, other injury updates from One Buc Place.
   
Listen to Pewter Report's Appearance On The Miller & Moulton Show
Pewter Report editor-in-chief Jim Flynn appeared on the Miller & Moulton show in Ft. Myers on Thursday afternoon. Miller and Moulton talked to Flynn about Tampa Bay's 20-17 loss to Atlanta and the upcoming game vs. the Panthers.
   
Talib Questionable For Sunday's Game
Tampa Bay CB Aqib Talib didn't practice Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's contest in Carolina. Bucs head coach Raheem Morris still is hopeful Talib, who leads the team in interceptions, will be able to play vs. the Panthers.
  
PI Quick Hits
How does middle linebacker Barrett Ruud feel about going to a bigger Tampa 2 defensive scheme? Does Ruud like the idea of moving to outside linebacker? Who would be a good free agent receiver for Tampa Bay to pursue? Plus, notes on quarterback Josh Freeman and the continuity on offense in this PI Quick Hits.
 
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