With the NFL Lockout over, teams can now begin signing free agents and preparing for the 2011-2012 season. While signings can’t be made official until 10am Tuesday morning, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have wasted no time in jumping into the fray. So far, the Bucs have reached agreements with six undrafted free agents: LB Nick Reveiz, QB Mike Coughlin, LB Derrell Smith, WR Raymond Webber, WR Detron Lewis, and RB Mossis Madu.
It’s not worth giving long scouting reports on these guys, as it’s unlikely that any of them end up contributing much to the Bucs. Teams normally sign a large amount of undrafted free agents during the offseason, allowing them to bring a large roster into camp. It’s akin to baseball teams signing scrub players to minor-league deals right before Spring Training; extra depth is needed for preseason workouts, and you never know if one of these players may work out. They’re cheap, easy-to-acquire depth, so it’s certainly worth taking a low-risk gamble and finding out.
But hey, after a long lockout, any sort of football news has to be exciting for Bucs fans. Things are finally starting to move in the right direction, and training camp will be starting in a matter of mere days. Finally, it’s a good time to be a football fan.
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