Postscripts — Tuesday update

Postscripts is my official Bucs blog, with injury updates, breaking news and links to top stories. Today, link to my 2008 Bucs salary cap report, a premium piece that details the Bucs' cap situation next offseason.

Tuesday, Nov. 13

At Bucsblitz.com today, 9:37 a.m.

Today you can look ahead to 2008 by reading my new premium piece, the 2008 Buccaneers Salary Cap report. It details how much cap space the Bucs have next offseason, why it's that much and how the Bucs could potentially clear more. You can read more by clicking here. Also, read what defensive end Kevin Carter did his freshman year of high school (hint — it wasn't football) in this premium feature, "Going back to his roots." feature. The Bucs are off today, but later today I'll be handicapping the NFC South race, which is getting pretty tight. But the Bucs, I believe, have the upper hand. I'll tell you why later.

Gruden's time off, 9:33 a.m.

You'll be surprised to learn what Jon Gruden did during the bye (he didn't break down film every minute!). He actually spent time with family, and this article from the Orlando Sentinel frames Gruden's bye week activities against the recent travails of his former co-worker, Philadelphia coach Andy Reid, and his sons. Here's the article at orlandosentinel.com.

Relief for Keiwan, 9:30 a.m.

Keiwan Ratliff, a former Florida Gators, is back in Florida after signing with the Bucs on Monday. Right now, he's just glad to have a job, according to Tampabay.com.

What, no proprioception?, 9:28 a.m.

Jeff Garcia has a sore throwing arm, which is stunning when you consider he's a quarterback(!). He used the bye week to rest the arm for the season's stretch run, according to Tampabay.com.

He's not giving in so easily, 9:27 a.m.

Jeremy Trueblood has been fined $15,000 for his actions late in last Sunday's game against Arizona. Now, he's said he's planning to appeal, according to TBO.com.


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