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The Tampa Tribune profiles linebacker Barrett Ruud, who is preparing for his first full season as a starter. BucsBlitz.com brought you this story a few days ago. Meanwhile, injuries will keep at least three Bucs from playing in Friday's game. BucsBlitz.com had the information on one of those players on the site yesterday in "Gruden Speaks." And former Buc Anthony McFarland is fighting a potentially season-ending knee injury. Finally, Martin Fennelly writes about Earnest Graham, who has led the Bucs in preseason rushing yardage the past three seasons. So what? It's keeping him employed, that's what.
Over at the St. Petersburg Times, money can't buy you love — or success, either, as first-round pick Gaines Adams is finding out. Actually, here's a better idea — can I test this theory? Especially at $48 million? Meanwhile, Monte Kiffin comments on his new nickel defense (hint — he hopes it costs opponents more than that). It comes with three-man fronts and movement by the ends, especially that aforementioned Adams character.
In the Orlando Sentinel, Chris Harry writes that school is in session — especially for the rookies, like second-round pick Sabby Piscitelli. You can't hit what you can't catch, and he found that out recently when crafty veteran receiver Ike Hilliard froze Piscitelli with a deft move from his bag of tricks.