Buccaneers Free Agency Tracker: March 31

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UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS

WR Mark Jones is coming off an ACL injury and could move on with the emergence of Michael Spurlock.

RB Michael Pittman and his six-year career with the Bucs could come to a close as he looks for more opportunity.

TE Jerramy Stevens has lots of personal issues he still is trying to resolve but has been on his best behavior with the Bucs.

LB Jeremiah Trotter is a spiritual leader who was inactive most of the season.

C John Wade is a 10-year vet who is the anchor of a young offensive line. He is unsigned.

RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS

DT Jovan Haye (tendered at $2.017M with 1st-round pick as compensation) is a starting under tackle who came out of nowhere to finish among the Bucs' leading tacklers.

EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS FREE AGENTS

DE Charles Bennett is a former seventh round pick in 2006 that played opposite Gaines Adams at Clemson on the defensive line. Adams was the Bucs' No. 1 pick in '07.

LS Andrew Economos is very accurate.

WR Chad Lucas is a downfield threat who saw his first action following an injury to Maurice Stovall in 2007.

S Donte Nicholson has enjoyed two stints with the Bucs as a special teams player.

LT Donald Penn took over from injured starter Luke Petitgout and did an admirable job.

WR Micheal Spurlock put his name in the history books with the first kickoff return for a touchdown in team history.

FB Byron Storer is a backup fullback that did a good job when B.J. Askew was injured.

DE Greg White was one of the biggest surprises. Former Arena League Defensive Player of the Year led the Bucs in sacks.

PLAYERS ACQUIRED

DE Marques Douglas: UFA 49ers; 4 yrs, terms unknown.

RB Warrick Dunn: FA Falcons; $6M/2 yrs, $2M guaranteed.

C Jeff Faine: UFA Saints; $34.5M/6 yrs, $15M guaranteed.

TE John Gilmore: UFA Bears; terms unknown.

QB Brian Griese (trade Bears).

LB Leon Joe: UFA Bills; terms unknown.

LB Teddy Lehman: UFA Lions; terms unknown.

LB Matt McCoy: Not tendered as RFA by Saints; terms unknown.

TE Ben Troupe: UFA Titans; terms unknown.

DE Jimmy Wilkerson: UFA Chiefs; 2 yrs, terms unknown.

CB Eugene Wilson: UFA Patriots; $1.8M/1 yr, $500,000 guaranteed.

PLAYERS RE-SIGNED

RB Michael Bennett: Potential UFA; $3.75M/3 yrs, $750,000 SB; 2008 cap: $1M.

DE/DT Kevin Carter: FA, had been released by Buccaneers; terms unknown.

LB Antoine Cash: Not tendered as RFA by Buccaneers; terms unknown.

CB Sammy Davis: UFA; terms unknown.

WR Paris Warren: ERFA; terms unknown.

PLAYERS LOST

--FB Mike Alstott (UFA; retired).

--TE Anthony Becht: UFA Rams; terms unknown.

--CB Brian Kelly: UFA Lions; 3 yrs, terms unknown.

--C Matt Lehr: UFA Saints; 1 yr, terms unknown.

--SS Kalvin Pearson: RFA Lions; $3.5M/3 yrs, $1.1M SB (Buccaneers elected not to match and receive no compensation).

--DE Greg Spires (released).

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