Winborn Remains A Buccaneer
PewterReport.com has learned that linebacker Jamie Winborn will remain a Buccaneer in 2007.
Winborn, who signed a two-year contract with the Bucs last offseason, had a clause in his contract that would have allowed him to buy himself out of the final year of his deal.
The language written into Winborn’s deal stated that he had to buy himself out of his contract with the Bucs 10 days before the start of the first day of the new league year.
Winborn, 27, was seeking a long-term contract from the Buccaneers, but it is unclear as to whether Winborn actually received a new contract or will simply play out his existing deal with the Buccaneers. Â
Had he decided toÂ exercise the buyout clause in his contract, Winborn would have had to repay the Buccaneers the $200,000 bonus he received in 2006.
By remaining under contract with Tampa Bay, Winborn will receive another $200,000 roster bonus this offseason.
Coin Flip Coming Friday
Word out of the NFL Combine in Indianapolis is the league will on Friday morning conduct the coin flip that will determine where the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Cleveland Browns pick in the 2007 NFL Draft.
The Buccaneers and Browns finished the 2006 regular season with 4-12 records and identical strength of schedule percentage (.535). The winner of the coin flip will have the third overall pick in the draft while the loser will have the fourth pick in the draft.
Bucs To Hold Training Camp At Disney
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will stay at Celebration Hotel and conduct their 2007 training camp at Disney’s Wide World of Sports complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. for the sixth straight year.
The training camp practices are free and open to the public. The Bucs are expected to release their training camp schedule this summer.
Nickerson Interviews For Coaching Gig
Tampa Bay radio color commentator Hardy Nickerson interviewed with the Chicago Bears on Feb. 21. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Nickerson interviewed for Chicago’s vacant linebackers coach position, which became open when the Bears promoted Bob Babich to defensive coordinator last week.
Nickerson, who joined the Bucs’ Radio Network last year, has no previous coaching experience.
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