The good folks over at Nationalfootballpost.com are reporting that a source
close to the Buccaneers has stated the team is aggressively shopping tight end Alex Smith. Smith, 26, is in the final year of his rookie contract since being drafted in the 2005 draft, out of Standford, in the third round. He has complied 129 receptions, 1,252 yards & 11 touchdowns in four seasons as a Buc. The problem is he never seems to be able to have that breakout year, on top of fighting the injury bug year after year. The trade for Kellen Winslow and the resigning of Jereamy Stevens has but Smith’s future with the team in doubt.
With the injury history of Kellen Winslow, this migth be a move the team regrets should the aforementioned Winslow surcome to injuries in 2009. Either way the depth has created a logjam of sorts at tight end and the team is looking to acquire a second day pick in exchange for Smith.