Archive for February, 2009



Bucs in Talks w/ Packers Free Agent DT Colin Cole

Published: February 28th, 2009
By Buccaneers Gab

The St.Petersburg Times reports that the Bucs are in talks with Packers free agent Colin Cole:

Packers free agent DT Colin Cole is in talks with the Bucs and is nearing a decision on his future. The Bucs’ attraction to the Fort Lauderdale native is being fueled in part by recently-hired defensive line coach Robert Nunn, who was the Packers’ defensive tackles coach the past three seasons. It’s possible Cole could land on a roster by the end of the weekend, and signs are pointing to the Bucs being the leader to acquire him.

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Don’t dismiss Matt Cassel trade rumor

Published: February 28th, 2009
By Bucs Beat

If you abide the notion that the appearance of smoke indicates a fire, then Matt Cassel will be in a Bucs uniform before you know it.

Still, we weren't initially inclined to share the mushrooming rumor that the New England QB is the subject of ongoing trade talks between the Bucs and Patriots because it could be traced only to a little-known blog in New England.

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Packers DT in talks with Bucs

Published: February 28th, 2009
By Bucs Beat

We've learned Packers free agent DT Colin Cole is in talks with the Bucs and is nearing a decision on his future.

Cole, a 6-1, 330-pound run-stuffer, is exactly the sort of lineman defensive coordinator Jim Bates appears to be seeking in the Bucs' revised defensive scheme. The Bucs' attraction to the Fort Lauderdale native is being fueled in part by recently-hired defensive line coach Robert Nunn, who was the Packers' defensive tackles coach the past three seasons.

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LB Vilma staying in New Orleans

Published: February 27th, 2009
By Bucs Beat

Were the Bucs outbid for the second time today? It's possible.

Saints LB Jonathan Vilma, on the Bucs' shopping list entering free agency, has agreed to a long-term deal that keeps him in New Orleans. NFL.com reports Vilma signed a five-year, $34-million deal, of which $17-million is guaranteed.

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