TAMPA, Fla. -- Just finished watching the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice and we’ll be meeting with coach Raheem Morris in just a bit. I’ll be back with some of what he had to say.
But first, a few quick observations and notes:
The Bucs just announced they have signed cornerback Darrell Pasco and released defensive back Matt O’Hanlon.
There’s been a lot of buzz about fourth-round draft pick Mike Williams and not nearly as much about second-round choice Arrelious Benn. Both have a shot to be starting wide receivers. Let the Benn buzz begin. He made a great catch this morning, diving in the end zone to catch a pass from Josh Johnson. Observers say Benn’s been starting to show a bit more the last few practices.
Speaking of Williams, I saw a couple more flashy plays out there today. Second-year pro Sammie Stroughter also made some plays and the Buccaneers are pretty happy with what they’ve seen from Reggie Brown, who has a chance to start. All that’s putting heat on veterans Michael Clayton and Maurice Stovall. I’m guessing only one of them makes the roster.
I saw cornerback Aqib Talib make a very nice interception this morning. That’s a reminder that this guy is as physically talented as any cornerback in the league. If he can stay focused and consistent, Talib has a chance to be a special player.
I’ll have an item a little later on how Tampa Bay safety Cody Grimm is getting the day off from practice Saturday. He’s getting a free pass to go up to Ohio to watch his father, Russ Grimm, get inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
I'll jump into Training Camp Chatter at some point later this afternoon. I haven't had a chance to figure out the schedule on that just yet, but I'll post a heads-up and try to give you at least a 30-minute warning.