Ruud reports, still wants new deal

Updated: June 17, 2009, 7:55 PM ET
Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. -- After a futile attempt to accelerate progress toward a contract extension with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, linebacker Barrett Ruud is back on the practice field with his teammates.

The fifth-year pro skipped all 14 of the club's voluntary offseason workouts, however he's participating in this week's mandatory minicamp that wraps up the squad's preparation for the start of training camp on July 31.

"I was hoping to sort of speed things along a little bit," Rudd said of ...

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