Rice could be on way out in Tampa Bay

The Buccaneers' interest in Saints DE Charles Grant could be an ominous sign for Simeon Rice's future in Tampa Bay, writes Len Pasquarelli.

Originally Published: March 16, 2007
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com
Given that only three franchise players have switched teams since the current system was implemented in 1993, with none changing clubs since 1998, there is always much intrigue when a veteran who has been tagged visits with officials from another club.

And so it isn't particularly surprising that the Friday huddle between New Orleans franchise defensive end Charles Grant and Tampa Bay Bucs coaches and management personnel drew plenty of attention as soon as it was arranged.