NFC South: Pat Carter
TAMPA, Fla. -- I was standing on the sideline with Bucs general manager Mark Dominik this morning doing an interview for a future story. Dominik was watching practice as he spoke and he suddenly stopped in mid-sentence.
"Hey, look at that," Dominik said.
I saw it, too, and it's a good omen for all those Bucs fans who are wondering how rookie quarterback Josh Freeman is coming along. What Dominik and anyone else at practice had just seen was a flash of how spectacular Freeman can be.
Freeman had just thrown a deep post and connected with receiver Pat Carter. But this was more than just a deep post. Freeman hit Carter in perfect stride with a pass that traveled about 60 yards in the air.
"You saw a big-time throw by the young man," coach Raheem Morris said after practice. "That's what we knew he could do. That's what you've got to ask him to do when you get a guy like that. He just had to make a good decision and he made a great decision. It was a big-time throw, a big-time completion and it fired us up."
The Bucs just sent out a release announcing a series of roster moves.
A day after completing a three-day minicamp for rookies that included a bunch of undrafted players getting tryouts, the Bucs have signed defensive end Jarriett Buie, receiver Pat Carter, offensive lineman Marc Dile, tackle Demar Dotson, running back Kareem Huggins, receiver Amari Jackson and cornerback Evan McCollough.
To clear roster space for those players, the Bucs have released receiver Paris Warren, tackle Andre Douglas and cornerback Greg Fassitt.