During his Friday afternoon chat, ESPN.com’s NFC South Blogger Pat Yasinskas suggest that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have had preliminary discussions about several free agent wide receivers, but they’re doing homework on some others that might become available via a trade or that could be released before the start of training camp.
The guess here is that the team is thin on players with proven experience & production. Since the team is going with a youth movement of sorts, a player like Marvin Harrison shouldn’t even be mentioned or linked to the Bucs.
Rick Stroud on his twitter account is twitting that it makes since for the Bucs to be looking at Harrison, if they inquired about Burress, but presumably Stroud is just regurgitating what John Clayton of ESPN reported earlier in the day.
Either way, Harrison is on the wrong side of thirty, not to mention seems to be running on empty.
My guess is that it will be more of a player the caliber of the Matt Jones‘ & Reggie Williams of the world, players with troubling past looking to redefine themselves, but have had some success at the pro level.
Of course, with the recent blackberry usage by the team to check the mental health status of Plaxico Burress, it could be that Yasinskas is just rehashing old news.