Originally posted on The Bay Cave  |  Last updated 5/8/13
For those holding out hope that the Buccaneers would sign veteran defensive ends John Abraham or Dwight Freeney, stop hoping for it as the team will not be adding either of them to the roster.  In a published report by Mark Cook of PewterReport.com, sources informed Pewter Report that the team has no interest in either All-Pro defensive end. Among many factors, their profile and salary demands are part of the reason. The fact that a Freeney or Abraham would be expected to start based on the salary and high profile of each player is also a factor in not signing one of the two. Tampa Bay is confident that Da’Quan Bowers and Adrian Clayborn can attain the same results – or even better numbers – than Freeney and Abraham. The organization views adding either player as a deterrent to the growth and development of Bowers and Clayborn, two players that the Buccaneers spent high draft picks on. Clayborn was a first-round pick in 2011 and Bowers was drafted in the second round of that year. B...
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