Bucs passed on signing a free agent safety

Published: September 29th, 2010
By Bucs Beat

The Bucs spent part of Tuesday evaluating some safety prospects that could add depth to a position significantly impacted by the loss of suspended Tanard Jackson.

But Tampa Bay opted against signing one, choosing instead to stick with its current crop: Sean Jones, Cody Grimm, Sabby Piscitelli and Corey Lynch. Additionally, coach Raheem Morris continues to defend rookie Cody Grimm, who started in Jackson's place on Sunday, Morris indicating he will not make any changes in the lineup despite Grimm giving up a long touchdown pass to the Steelers' Mike Wallace.

"You always look to upgrade on your football team," Morris said. "But Cody really got unjustly (criticized) the other day. . . We look forward to getting him out there again and giving him another opportunity. We’re always looking to upgrade our roster everywhere (and) not just at safety."

Though Morris on Monday suggested he might consider using a rotation at safety, he backed off today.

"(Grimm) played too well the rest of the game to even talk about that right now," Morris said. "It was one big play."