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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Monday afternoon they have signed cornerback Myron Lewis. A third-round pick out of Vanderbilt, Lewis got a four-year contract. The Bucs also released defensive end Maurice Evans.
In a few other notes from around the division:
The Saints will wrap up their offseason workout program with their Super Bowl ring ceremony Wednesday night. It’s closed to the public and only a portion of it will be open to the media.
Kellen Winslow and Brian Price didn’t take part in Tampa Bay’s workout Monday, but they were at least at One Buccaneer Place. That’s a start.
Former coach John McKay reportedly will be the second inductee into Tampa Bay’s Ring of Honor. Not a huge surprise. The Bucs started with Lee Roy Selmon last year and the news on McKay makes it obvious they’re going in chronological order. But don’t worry, Derrick Brooks, Warren Sapp, Tony Dungy, Mike Alstott and John Lynch will be coming along soon because there were a lot of lean years between the regimes of McKay and Dungy.
D. Orlando Ledbetter has a lengthy interview with Atlanta defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder. My favorite part is where VanGorder says he still considers himself a developmental coach. That’s good because he’s got lots of young talent -– like Peria Jerry, William Moore and Sean Weatherspoon -– to develop.
Carolina’s Jonathan Stewart was seen running on Monday.