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A big part of the Buccaneers 2012 run defense, that ranked first in the league, appears as if he may not return to Tampa Bay in 2013. Per Stephen Holder of the Tampa Bay Times, talks between the Bucs and defensive tackle Roy Miller have broken off. Miller’s agent, Mike McCartney, said the following via the Tampa Bay Times: “Roy is excited to see what’s out there for him in free agency. He has a lot to offer after an excellent season, helping a team that was last against the run in 2011 go to No. 1 against the run last season.” Statistically, Miller may not have had an “excellent” season to some but like his agent stated, his run stopping ability was instrumental. How instrumental? The league raved about the Buccaneers ability to make tackles behind the line of scrimmage and most of it came from the middle (21) where Gerald McCoy and Roy Miller were positioned. Word had circulated in recent weeks about the Bucs offseason treatment of Miller which sprung up many conversations about his pending departure. There was also word... The post Buccaneers break talks with Roy Miller appeared first on The Bay Cave.
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Stephen Holder of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Buccaneers and impending free agent DT Roy Miller have “broken off” talks regarding a long-term extension.
Holder adds that the two sides are ”seemingly far apart.”
“Roy is excited to see what’s out there for him in free agency,” said agent Mike McCartney. “He has a lot to offer after an excellent season...
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Ian Rapoport tweets that the Buccaneers are expected to allow impending free DE Michael Bennett to test the open market in the coming weeks.
Jason La Canfora reports that team sources have informed him that they will not be using their franchise tag on any of their players, which further indicates that Bennett will likely field offers for other teams.
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One category was strong, the other searching. One put the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense among the clouds, the other placed the unit in the leagues basement without a sliver of light.
This fact falls under the go figure category: Last season, the Bucs finished first in the NFL in rush defense by surrendering 82.5 yards per game. Meanwhile, they ranked last in the league in pass defense...
This is a reader submission from an author who wishes to remain anonymous. Who will the Tampa Bay Buccaneers draft this April? Depends on what happens during the NFL free agency period. The creator of this Tampa Bay Buccaneers draft mock likes to add:
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