The Tampa Tribune profiles tight end Jerramy Stevens, who says he is out to silence his critics this season. Those are the ones that are doubting Stevens can stay out of trouble. With Barrett Ruud battling a nagging injury, Ryan Nece is getting more and more playing time during training camp at middle linebacker. Turns out, the Bucs asked him make the switch just a few days before camp began. And rookie Arron Sears? He's big, he's from Tennessee and, as Roy Cummings writes, the Bucs think he can contribute immediately at left guard. Finally, Martin Fennelly writes that cornerback Ronde Barber has no plans to follow brother Tiki into retirement anytime soon.
In the Orlando Sentinel, Chris Harry writes that it's time to start capping rookie salaries in the NFL, because the holdouts and extraordinary payouts to players based on potential is ridiculous.