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Buccaneers Try Ronde Barber At Safety

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers began offseason workouts on Tuesday with their brand new coaching staff. The Bucs brought back veteran cornerback Ronde Barber for one more season, but he might not be playing cornerback for the Bucs once the 2012 NFL Season starts. In the first day of workouts, the Bucs tried Barber out at safety according to the Tampa Bay Times.

"That's one of those (experiments)," new head coach Greg Schiano told the Tampa Bay Times after practice. "I think Ronde can certainly do it and did a good job (Tuesday). How do we get the best 11 on the field?''

The Buccaneers signed cornerback Eric Wright to a long term contract in the offseason and are thought to be a potential landing spot for LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne in the 2012 NFL Draft, so it's possible Barber could provide safety depth by cross training or even start if necessary.

For more on Ronde Barber and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, visit SB Nation's Bucs blog Bucs Nation.

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