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Barrett Ruud

Rookie Mason Foster, who was thrown into the fray at middle linebacker. Is embracing the challenge of replacing ex-Buc and current Tennessee Titan Barrett Ruud, who set the defense for the Bucs the last five seasons before leaving as a free agent this off-season. Foster who was penciled in as the starter – midway through… Read More

Buried in a self loathing article about how Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris supposedly betrayed former middle linebacker Barrett Ruud, Tom Balog of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune pulls out all the stops in his attempt of character assassination as he calls Morris’ integrity into question.  There’s a cold hard lesson that every Buccaneer player… Read More

Speculation is beginning to mount, since the Bucs first priority after the lockout was lifted, was to sign Mason Foster the teams third-round pick to a contract. Certainly one could surmise that the writing is on the wall for free agent Barrett Ruud. Ruud, 28, whom many presumed would be one of the hotter names… Read More

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have seemingly rebuilt there defensive line over the past two drafts with the drafting of defensive tackles Gerald McCoy and Brain Price in 2010 and most recently with the drafting of defensive ends Adrian Clayborn and Da’Quan Bowers. But with the NFL and the NFLPA* locked in labor strife with rumors… Read More

There have been plenty of fans the past year and a half, that have been debating the merits of Tampa Bay Buccaneers starting middle linebacker Barrett Ruud. Ruud, 28, has amassed more tackles over a three year span then any other linebacker in Buccaneer history with 552 from 2007-09. But such phrases as drag down… Read More

Much of the hoopla this off-season centered on Josh Freeman and the current draft class. With the Bucs scheduled to take to the practice fields at One Buc Place this week for another round of OTAs and so many question marks abound on the defensive side of the ball. We’ll take a look at the… Read More

Barrett Ruud the starting middle linebacker of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the past 3 season. Has been the target of some, including many vocal media pundits, fans and yes bloggers, who filled the internet with venom laced tirades claiming he’s not a down hill thumper or run-stuffer, but rather a chase and drag down… Read More

With news breaking that the Buccaneers plan on placing the highest possible tender on starting left tackle Donald Penn for 2010, and seeing as he was angered last season over the lack of talks with the organization on a long term contract. Don’t expect him to suddenly be doing back flips over the current news… Read More

With rumors running rampant and the trade deadline looming on the horizon, there’s growing speculation the Buccaneers might possibly be shopping middle linebacker Barrett Ruud. After voicing his displeasure with the lack of talks on a long term contract in the off-season, by holding out for most of the teams OTA’s, would general manager Mark… Read More

NFL.com’s Jason La Canfora is reporting the Bucs have reportedly been in talks with Barrett Ruud about a contract extension for “several weeks.” The speculation is that Ruud’s representatives are asking for Bart Scott money. Scott signed a six-year deal worth $48 million this off-season with the New York Jets. With the Bucs operating with… Read More

Often embattled and misunderstood Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Antonio Bryant, spoke with the Dallas media on a conference call Wednesday. In one surgical, yet lethal slice Bryant cut right to the difference between the quarterback who helped him have the best statistical season of his career Jeff Garcia and the teams current starter Byron Leftwich… Read More

HEAD COACH RAHEEM MORRIS (On the Bucs defense) “To see that happen, to see those guys kick in gear, to see that start to formulate around our team was positive. That was great. Another positive was that first team defense. They really got out there. They flew around. We had the lightning delay. We had… Read More

HEAD COACH RAHEEM MORRIS (Opening comments) “The first practice we came out, had a team meeting today where I wanted to stress discipline, no excuses and high expectations. We talked about guys having their assignments ready, being assignment ready and staying back to back on the line at practice. We talked about no excuses, no… Read More

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… Read More