The news of the deal first broke at about 1 a.m. Friday at tampabay.com. Both Bucsblitz.com and Scout.com's Adam Caplan attempted to make contact with Faine's agent, Ben Dogra, but had not heard back from Dogra as of 2 a.m. Friday.
If the report is accurate, the Buccaneers quickly found a solution to their dilemma at center after allowing veteran John Wade to depart in free agency.
Faine, a five-year veteran, began his career in Cleveland after the Browns made him a first-round pick in 2003. The Browns dealt Faine to New Orleans in 2006 and Faine became an immediate starter for the Saints.
While Faine is only 6-foot-3 and 291 pounds, he is considered an above-average tactician and excels at recognizing defenses.
Bucsblitz.com will be back at its Interactive Free Agent Blog beginning at 9 a.m. Friday, keeping you up to date on all the key rumors and player meetings for the Bucs and the rest of the league.