Addressing needs at the cornerback position appears to be one of Tampa Bay's top priorities less than 24 hours into the free agent signing period.
PewterReport.com is reporting the Bucs have expressed significant interest in Cincinnati Bengals free agent CB Jamar Fletcher and Buffalo Bills free agent CB Jabari Greer.
Fletcher, 29, is considered a journeyman, having played for Miami, San Diego, Detroit, Houston and Cincinnati during his NFL career.
The 5-foot-10, 180-pound Fletcher originally entered the NFL with Miami when Bucs defensive coordinator Jim Bates served in that capacity with the Dolphins. Fletcher played with the Dolphins for three seasons. He has posted seven career interceptions and one touchdown, and possesses the bump-and-run skills Bates is looking for in his defensive backs.
Greer, 27, has notched four interceptions and scored two touchdowns for the Bills during his five-year career. He has spent significant time playing nickel cornerback and has also seen action as a starter in Buffalo.
Tampa Bay is also interested in re-signing CB Phillip Buchanon, who hit the free agent market on Friday morning. Bucs general manager Mark Dominik and Buchanon's agent have been negotiating on a long-term deal for Buchanon for weeks, but to no avail.
Buchanon (5-11, 186), 28, has 18 career interceptions. He has spent the past three seasons with the Bucs.
Tampa Bay has several cornerbacks, including Aqib Talib, Ronde Barber and Elbert Mack, under contract for the 2009 season.
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