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Barrett Ruud

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Jimmy Wilkerson to trump Gaines Adams in the sack department in 2009. That is if you believe everything you here from former fish wrap pen scribe Pat Yasinskas. Yasinskas, now of ESPN.com during his chat Thursday was asked several questions in regards to Buccaneer related topics. Q: Pat, the other… Read More

In eleven days a new chapter in Buccaneers history will be ushered in. With the team scheduled to report on 31, July. The teams’ first training camp practice under the guidance of new head coach Raheem Morris is to take place the following morning. With Morris the preacher of intense violent physical smash mouth controlled… Read More

Message boards are on fire over the lack of movement on a long term contract extension for arguably the best defensive player on the Buccaneers roster, Barrett Ruud. While many fans & pundits agree Ruud should be able to thrive in just about any situation, Ruud’s success is directly connected this coming season with the… Read More

No need to worry Buccaneer fans, starting middle linebacker Barrett Ruud showed for the team mandatory mini camp. Even though he is miffed at the lack of contract talks he arrived and participated in drills. Ruud has not ruled out the idea of holding out of training camp in the hopes of getting the team… Read More

With two players figuring to play prominent roles this coming fall still M.I.A. this off-season in middle linebacker Barrett Ruud & left tackle Donald Penn amidst contract disputes Rod Wilson and James Lee have been getting plenty of action with the first teams. CB Kyle Arrington was carted off the field when he went airborne… Read More

As we reported yesterday, middle linebacker Barrett Ruud’s absence from OTA’s has been about his contract situation, it has know been confirmed by multiple media outlets. There seems to be some bad blood brewing between ESPN & the NFL Network, over some back dooring in recent weeks over ex-coaches becoming color commentators for either station… Read More

Speculation is beginning to mount that the recent absence of starting middle linebacker Barrett Ruud from the teams most recent round of OTA’s might have a great deal to do with his current contract status. Ruud who is in the final year of a five year contract that he signed as a second round draft… Read More

Barrett Ruud, will receive a bump in pay heading into 2009. Ruud who signed a five year contract with the Buccaneers after being drafted in the second round in 2005 has reached certain escalators set fourth in the language of his contract that entitles him to make roughly $980,000 thousand dollars more. His base salary… Read More

Scott Reynolds, of Pewterreport.com is reporting the new linebackers coach Joe Barry revealed the teams linebacking depth chart. In  a stunning move, the team has switched Jermaine Phillips from strong safety to weakside linebacker. If Derrick Brooks is not second guessing the teams decision to part ways with him after hearing of this, then it… Read More

Suggestive speculation, is all anyone can really conjure up at this point. Whether or not the Buccaneers truly went after Haynesworth no one really knows except the actual parties involved. Could the Bucs have deemed Haynesworth off limits, sure they could have. The team could have even leaked it to the media to save face… Read More

Bates’ new defensive scheme, calls for big athletic quick linebackers to attack gaps, force the action back towards the inside while also providing a legitimate pass rush when the team brings what many feel will be a myriad of new wrinkles when it comes to blitzing opposing offenses. It will be hard to fathom the… Read More