Thusday, Nov. 8
More on Williams, 11:11 a.m.
There still isn't an official announcement from the Bucs, but they do have an open spot on their roster after placing Chas Gessner on waivers earlier this week. Gessner cleared waivers earlier this week, paving the way for his release. That would leave an open spot on the roster, and that creates speculation that Mike Williams, the No. 6 pick in the 2005 NFL Draft, may soon be a Buc.
I have no problem with this because Williams still has talent and may need a change of scenery to order to fulfill his full potential. The Bucs have had fairly good luck with reclamation projects of late (David Boston notwithstanding) and wide receiver is a need a the moment, even if Michael Clayton comes back next week. And wouldn't it be ironic if Williams and Carnell Williams — the two players that the Bucs coveted with the No. 5 pick in 2005 — ended up on the same team, but with both facing obstacles to their career. Cadillac has the knee injury and Williams has the perception that he's not a top NFL talent.
Pull the trigger, Bruce. You have nothing to lose with this guy, in my opinion.
At Bucsblitz.com, 11 a.m.
Just because the Bucs have four days off doesn't mean Bucsblitz.com is taking some time off. We're still producing relevant content, only this week we're focusing on analysis, free agency and the NFL Draft. First, take a look at my free agency report card, as I grade all the key free agents the Bucs signed this past offseason and their impact on the team. Click here to read this premium feature. Then, Scout.com's NFL Draft analyst, Chris Steuber, and I are talking about the 2008 Draft and how it pertains to the Bucs. First, take a look at my free "Quick Hit" with Steuber, where he reveals his early first-round pick for the Bucs. Click here to read this feature. Then go further in depth, as Steuber and I discuss possible draft picks at other key positions, and Steuber grades the Buccaneers 2007 draft in our first NFL Draft Q&A, a new premium feature.
We have more coming, including my exclusive Q&A with our NFL expert Adam Caplan, a premium feature on defensive end Kevin Carter's roots and my exclusive package on the Bucs' salary cap situation this year and next year.
Glad they didn't play, 10:55 a.m.
While Michael Pittman and Michael Clayton would have loved to play last week against Arizona, they both expressed relief that they weren't pressed into service. Both realize that they weren't quite ready to play, according to Tampabay.com.
Michael Pittman ‘relaxing' this week, 10:53 a.m.
Running back Michael Pittman appears to be on his way back to the field next week against Atlanta. That's good news for Bucs fans, but bad news for Pittman's wife. The pair were set for a trip to the Bahamas during the bye week, but since head coach Jon Gruden has made treatment mandatory for injured players, Pittman has had to postpone th trip, writes TBO.com.