The Bucs fall to division rivals New Orleans in the Superdome - 11/6/2011
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on the New Orleans Saints at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday October 16.
Ntohing beats a win in on national TV in front of a sold out crowd!
A total of 80 players took part in the Bucs rookie minicamp over the weekend. That list included 57 players on tryouts. The team has decided to keep 5 of them. They are:
WR Chris Denton (Mount Union)
WR Jheranie Boyd (North Carolina)
T Jace Daniels (Northern Michigan)
LB Ka'lial Glaud (Rutgers)
DT Andre Neblett (Temple)
Since the Bucs were at the 90-man limit, the had to waive 5 players to make room for the tryout signings. The players let go:
DE George Selvie
DT Richard Clebert
WR D.J. Monroe
RB Akeem Shavers
G Roger Allen
Selvie and Clebert were USF products. Shavers (Purdue) and Monroe (Texas) were tryout players and Allen's contract was terminated by the team. He spent much of last season on the practice squad.
Jace Daniels, an offensive lineman out of small Northern Michigan University, is one of several undrafted rookies who will earn a deal with the Bucs according to Stephen Holder of the Tampa Bay Times.
Go HERE for the full post by Holder from Sunday night. Daniels tweeted the news Saturday afternoon. If true he would be a part of the 90-man roster for training camp.
Daniels is 6-4, 300 pound and played left tackle for NMU earning first-team all conference mention as a senior.
By Tom Krasniqi
Being a draft pick doesn’t necessarily guarantee you a roster spot in the NFL. Remember wideout Dexter Jackson, who was taken in the second round by the Buccaneers a few years back? It’s very rare that a tryout player gets a contract to go to training camp. Very long odds indeed.
That’s the uphill climb facing the 57 tryout players at this weekend’s Bucs rookie minicamp, which is wrapping up here at One Buc Place. “Overall, really good effort. Great attitude, a fun group of guys to be around”, says Schiano. “Now, there’s some tough decisions to make and we’ll make them, then get back to work on Monday”.
The Bucs will have to make those decisions on who to keep in the next 24 hours. Some players did stand out more than others. Between draft picks, undrafted free agents and tryout players, there were 80 players on the field this weekend at the rookie minicamp. Remember, the Bucs signed 13 tryout players after last year’s rookie minicamp so there’s always hope.
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By Tom Krasniqi
There were draft picks out there. Undrafted free agents too. And 57 players trying out for the Buccaneers this weekend during their rookie minicamp which kicked off today at One Buc Place.
After practice, head coach Greg Schiano was pleased with what he saw from this group of rookies. “Good start”, says Schiano. “Bunch of good kids that are trying their guts out. We’ll see how this thing unfolds tomorrow. They’re a little tired I think”.
Schiano says it’s too soon to evaluate who’s standing out. “The thing that’s impressive is the way these kids came in last night. Very on point, everyone on time….Today, I think the level of this tryout camp is considerably higher than even last year”, says Schiano. The 2nd year coach says the draft picks and undrafted free agents are doing good work out there both on the field and in the classroom.
The team will practice again on Saturday as Schiano and GM Mark Dominik will try and determine which tryout players deserve a closer look. There is hope for one of these guys. Last year, tight end Danny Noble was a tryout player and not only did he get to training camp, he also made the final 53-man roster.
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