Archive for February, 2008



First Big Splash – C Faine Now A Buc!

Published: February 29th, 2008
By Buccaneer Harbour
Pewter Report just hit the net with official word that Center Jeff Faine is now officially a Buccaneer. His contract is a lucrative $37.5 million deal (just over $6 million per year) and makes him the starter by default. Faine was the Saints' starting Center the last two seasons and is a younger version Wade, but a much better pass blocker and a slightly better run blocker. We should see a LOT less rushes getting success up the middle, and the Guards can better concentrate on their blocks rather than trying to help out an aging Wade, who was begginning to get blown off the line with regularity.

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Free Agency Tracker Added

Published: February 29th, 2008
By Bucstats.com weblog

In the top right corner, you'll see a link to the 2008 Free Agency Tracker where I'll try to keep an updated list of what's going on Buc-related in free agency. There's nowhere to put comments, so if you feel like leaving saying something, either send me an email or post it to the entry about free agency here.

Gay another cornerback candidate

Published: February 29th, 2008
By Bucs Beat | tampabay.com - St. Petersburg Times and tbt*

We've learned New England cornerback Randall Gay is scheduled to arrive in Tampa on Monday for a visit with the Bucs, assuming the Saints let him leave town without a deal on Saturday.

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Walker hits the market

Published: February 29th, 2008
By Bucs Beat | tampabay.com - St. Petersburg Times and tbt*

There's another free-agent receiver on the market for the Bucs to consider.

Word out of Denver is that the Broncos have released disgruntled veteran Javon Walker, making him an instant unrestricted free agent able to sign with any team. We've previously reported that the Bucs had engaged in conversations with Denver about a potential trade for Walker, but with most expecting his eventual release, the Broncos were at a serious disadvantage in negotiations. A $5.4-million bonus that would have been due on Tuesday made this move pretty predictatable.

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