Just one day after being jilted by Jake Plummer, the Buccaneers reached an agreement with free agent Jeff Garcia. then they traded for Plummer anyway.
The Tampa Bay Bucs on Tuesday moved to address their need for a punter by acquiring David Leaverton from the New York Jets in exchange for wide receiver Jonathan Pittman.
In the NFL, trades are rare, so don't expect many deals by next week's trade deadline, Len Pasquarelli writes.
Michael Pittman will miss 6-8 weeks, Gruden acknowledged, and his absence will likely force the Bucs to add a veteran tailback either through free agency or in a trade.
With a division title now a realistic goal, the Bucs are looking for help, Len Pasquarelli writes in Tip Sheet notes.
Ten-year veteran Jake Plummer, acquired by the Bucs in a March 3 trade with the Denver Broncos despite his stated intention to retire from the NFL, has not reported to this week's three-day minicamp.
Chiefs finally gave up on defensive tackle Ryan Sims, trading the former first-round draft choice to the Buccaneers for a future undisclosed draft choice.
In a twist that could scuttle a proposed trade to Tampa Bay, Jake Plummer told friends he plans to retire from football rather than continue his NFL career in another city.
In what might be the precursor to the long-discussed trade of Patrick Surtain, the Miami Dolphins have signed unrestricted free agent cornerback Mario Edwards.
Still attempting to turn a first-round bust into a usable body, the Arizona Cardinals continue to shop tailback Thomas Jones in trade discussions, most recently speaking with Tampa Bay Bucs officials about a possible deal.