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Tuesday, May 15, 2012
More notes on the Buccaneers

By Pat Yasinskas
ESPN.com

TAMPA, Fla. -- We previously told you about Tampa Bay quarterback Josh Freeman’s weight loss. Now, let’s run through some other news and notes from the Buccaneers’ workout that was open to the media Tuesday.
“It was his decision to come in and be with his teammates,’’ general manager Mark Dominik said. “That’s who Connor is. He hasn’t signed anything.’’

Dominik said talks continue with Barth’s agent about a long-term deal.
“We’re hopeful,’’ Dominik said. “We’ll see how his rehab goes in the next few months before deciding what list to put him on.’’
“I like the way he’s performed so far,’’ Schiano said. “The final piece will be live play. Our whole deal with each personnel group is to get the best 11 on the field.’’
"Them drafting a running back might be what I needed to become an every-down back,’’ Blount said.