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Bucs sign Freeman

No need to fret over a holdout, the Buccaneers have just signed the 17th overall pick in the draft Josh Freeman to a  five-year deal worth $26 million with incentives that could make the deal worth $36 million. Included in the deal is $10.245 million in guarantees.

John Clayton, of ESPN.com broke the news just minutes ago on ESPN.

Freeman, who has been in Tampa the past few weeks working out at One Buc Place will be at the first practice scheduled for Saturday Aug 1st.

As Raheem “The Dream” Morris would say, who let the dogs out. Those dogs will now be hunting for that ever elusive bone. Let the hunt begin!

In Other News

Barrett Ruud will show, ending months of speculation on whether he will holdout over his unhappiness with his contract situation.

Greg Peterson who has added significant weight over the last few seasons and is up to 315-pounds did not participate in the mid June mandatory mini-camp, could find his way on the the PUP list to start training camp with an unspecified knee injury according to Scott Reynolds of PewterReport.com

SI.com columnist John P. Lopez, takes a look at rookie gems who he thinks are real sleepers.  Sammie Stroughter has been dubbed the perfect slot complement to starters Antonio Bryant and Michael Clayton.

Fellow Killeen resident and local good guy, rookie defensive tackle Roy Miller is NFL.com’s rookie spotlight player. Miller who played high school football in the Central Texas area in a military town outside of Ft. Hood, gave back to the community along with several other local kids including Tommie Harris, Charles Tillman and Juaquin Iglesias all held a youth football camp this summer for military kids of parents who are deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.

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