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Leftwich visiting Bucs

by Roland Johnson on April 9, 2009

With the Buccaneers looking to add to their stable of quarterbacks, the team is meeting with free agent Byron Leftwich according to Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Leftwich, 29, who has had a rocky go in the NFL since being drafted in the first round in 2003 out of Marshall, has completed 58.6 percent of his passes for 9,624 yards and thrown for 54 touchdowns and 38 interceptions.

The 6-foot-5, 250-pound Leftwich, has what many describe as a slow windup and release, but with the new offense geared for more play action and a more vertical passing attack, his limitations might be hidden more when it comes to his windup and release. He has started a total of 46 games during his NFL career.

If the Bucs ink Lefwich to a deal, then you still can’t throw the notion of Freeman to the Bucs right out the window. As new head coach Raheem Morris has stated all along the team wants to bring four quarterbacks to camp, but they could also cut Brian Griese and still draft a quarterback or try to trade Griese as he doesnt have the arm stregnth as the other QB’s on the roster.

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