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From PewterReport.com:

With less than 10 days to go before the start of free agency, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers made their second pre-emptive move in keeping their roster intact by placing the franchise tag on wide receiver Antonio Bryant, who was given a one-year deal worth $9.884 million, which is the average of the top 5 NFL receivers. This move comes on the heels of re-signing quarterback Luke McCown, who will be given the chance to win the starting job, to a two-year deal worth $7.5 million.

With McCown and Bryant essentially locked up, the Buccaneers will be looking for more talent to upgrade a 9-7 team that barely missed the playoffs in 2008 due to a four-game slide in December. After addressing some major needs on offense, Tampa Bay will soon address the defensive side of the ball.

The Bucs received potentially good news on Wednesday with reports of Tennessee defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, who figures to be the most sought-after free agent this year, stating that he will not re-sign with the Titans before testing the market. Haynesworth signed Tennessee

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