Kevin Jones? Really?

Published: June 30th, 2008
By Bucstats.com weblog

Adam Schefter is reporting that Kevin Jones is considering signing with the Buccaneers.

Free-agent running back Kevin Jones is seriously eyeing the Buccaneers and is considering signing with Tampa. Jones also has drawn interest from New England and Tennessee, but he thinks the situation in Tampa is enticing and the chance exists for him to excel there.

Schefter is a pretty reliable guy, but I just can't imagine that Bruce Allen has extended an offer to Jones, especially with Earnest Graham having just signed his extension. Warrick Dunn isn't going anywhere, Graham isn't in any danger of losing his job now, and Michael Bennett has the speed that Jon Gruden loves and none of his other backs have. Bennett has also performed well for special teams this offseason, and I would think he'd have to totally bomb training camp to get left off the 53 man roster. And that's not even taking into account Cory Boyd, who they drafted in the seventh round this year and Kenneth Darby who Gruden still likes, or Cadillac Williams, who is making good progress on his knee. I suspect this is a tactic by Jones or his agent, Blake Baratz, to get some other team to blink and try to sign Jones before the Bucs. I wouldn't expect any more to come from this.

Yes, this is exactly what the Bucs need more of.