It's too early to tell what contribution members of the Bucs 2003 draft class will make this season. But receiver Marquise Walker and running back Travis Stephens, Tampa Bay's top choices a year ago, are struggling to find a role on the team. "They've been up and they've been down. Both guys need to become much more consistent," said coach Jon Gruden. "Travis needs to handle the ball better than he did today, but he's running good, he knows his assignments, his (blitz) pick ups have been better. Marquise Walker has just got to be able to put back-to-back practices together. You can't be like the stock market -- up one day, down the next. I guess the early 1990's stock market, everyday you have to get a little bit better."
Team officials are determined that Overstreet will start at weakside linebacker this fall after his rookie season was a virtual washout thanks to three dislocations of his left shoulder beginning in training camp. Still, they would love to have the luxury of depth behind Overstreet, and their preferred player, Sam Rogers, played well for the team last year. He's still an unrestricted free agent, though. "We're still talking to Sam, and we'd like to have him back here," said vice president of football operations Ron Hill. "I'm not sure it'll get done."
OT Reggie Coleman has been claimed off waivers from Cincinnati by Green Bay. Coleman was originally signed as a free agent to Washington by former Florida coach Steve Spurrier and GM Daniel Snyder to ad depth to the aging Redskin O-line. After a stop in Washington and Cincy, hopefully Coleman can find his niche in Green Bay.