View Full Version : Free agent Jeremiah Trotter will visit with the Bucs on Wednesday night.
Free agent Jeremiah Trotter will visit with the Bucs on Wednesday night.
He'll be in town until Thursday. The Bucs need a backup for Barrett Ruud and potential starter if Ruud fails early in his first full year starting. Still, Tampa probably shouldn't view Trotter as more than a stopgap option.
Source: Tampa Tribune
08-22-2007, 07:25 PM
08-22-2007, 07:28 PM
I kill u Tampa
08-22-2007, 08:12 PM
Well, Denver just placed Holdmann on IR so they made a roster spot. Maybe this is one of those trips that never gets taken.
08-22-2007, 08:15 PM
Now, TB is a place that is intriguing to look at Trotter. Talk about a Mike Needing wheels, the Tampa 2 is no place for a slow Mike. Methinks they are going to play less Tampa 2 this year than ever before if they are even interested in Trotter.
08-22-2007, 08:25 PM
if he forgoes God's Country for Swampass Bay then we all know why he is playing; and it ain't for the Ws!!
08-22-2007, 08:41 PM
Trotter may end up in Denver
Wednesday, Aug 22, 2007 5:34 am EDT
The Denver Broncos likely will consider signing linebacker Jeremiah Trotter, who was cut by the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday.
The Broncos have looked at adding offensive and defensive linemen and linebackers to their roster.
YAHOO! SPORTS' TAKE
Trotter probably won't be out of work very long. Agent Jimmy Sexton said Trotter would meet with Tampa Bay on Wednesday and had received interest from several other teams.
"He's probably going to take the rest of the week to figure out what he wants to do," Sexton said.
– Yahoo! Sports NFL writer Jason Cole
08-23-2007, 08:23 AM
With Holdman out for the year we have to make this move. This would be great insurance, and i'd love to see Williams, Gold, and Trotter in some configuration as our starters with Webster ready if need be.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers worked out two free agent linebackers -- Jeremiah Trotter and Al Singleton -- at One Buccaneer Place on Thursday. Trotter was recently released by the Eagles. Singleton played with the Bucs from 1997-02, but he spent the past four seasons with the Dallas Cowboys.
Tampa Bay’s search for depth and competition at the middle linebacker position carried over to the practice field at One Buccaneer Place on Thursday afternoon when the Buccaneers worked out former Philadelphia Eagles LB Jeremiah Trotter and former Tampa Bay and Dallas Cowboys LB Alshermond Singleton.
The 6-foot-1, 262-pound Trotter, 30, was released by the Eagles on Tuesday. A four-time Pro Bowler, Trotter recorded 940 tackles, nine interceptions, 12.5 sacks and nine forced fumbles during his tenure with the Eagles.
Season-ending injuries sustained by linebackers Antoine Cash and Sam Olajubutu in last Saturday’s preseason contest in Jacksonville have prompted the Bucs to actively search for linebackers.
Singleton, 32, originally entered the NFL with the Bucs in 1997. He spent five seasons (1997-02) with the Bucs before signing with the Dallas Cowboys as a free agent during the 2003 offseason, which came just a few months after he helped the Bucs win Super Bowl XXXVII.
Singleton (6-2, 250) played strongside linebacker for both the Buccaneers and the Cowboys. He has played in 140 career contests.
Both players worked out in front of head coach Jon Gruden, general manager Bruce Allen, defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin, director of pro personnel Mark Dominik and several other members of the front office immediately after Tampa Bay’s afternoon practice concluded.
Gruden suggested Tampa Bay was doing its due diligence on Trotter and Singleton, both of whom have accomplished quite a bit during their NFL careers.
“We have competed against [Trotter] for years and there’s no question that he’s a very physical linebacker and I have a lot of respect for the man himself,” Gruden said. “He’s a team guy, Al Singleton helped us win a Super Bowl championship. So other than that we are going to keep our thoughts private and move on accordingly.”
Gruden reiterated after practice that the Bucs are not looking to bring in a starting middle linebacker. That job still belongs to Barrett Ruud, a 2005 second-round draft pick out of Nebraska.
“Barrett is our Mike linebacker and once again we’ve had some injuries and we want to get better,” Gruden said. “We want to win, we want to get better and if there are players out there that can help us to do that then we will do that.
“Barrett is doing great, he’s really doing well. He’s a guy who has been waiting in the wings behind one of our best players and he’s learned a lot. Not only how to play the game, but how to prepare for the games and a rigorous season. He’s fast, he’s instinctive and he’s going to be tough as hell for us. He’s inserted himself in his own way as a leader, which is something that he’s got to do.”
A day after getting released by the Eagles, Trotter went to Tampa to visit the Buccaneers.
NBC 10 cameras were the only ones to catch up with Trotter at the airport Wednesday night.
Trotter planned to meet with Bucs head coach Jon Gruden on Thursday, and he may also visit Denver.
he may also visit Denver.