According to Friday's edition of the Oakland Tribune, Tampa Bay general manager Bruce Allen plans on calling on an old friend. Allen said Thursday he hadn't yet talked to Brown but stated that such a call would be forthcoming. Brown was officially released Thursday and is free to negotiate with any team.
The Bucs have the need for a receiver as Keenan McCardell is involved in a contractual holdout. Tampa Bay head coach Jon Gruden, who coached Brown in Oakland from 1998-2001, said he is not speculating but is keeping an eye on the waiver wire.
DT Chris Cooper (calf), TE Teyo Johnson (hamstring), DT Bobby Setzer (ankle), C Adam Treu (shoulder), CB Jacoby Sheppard (calf), OG Ron Stone (calf), WR John Stone (hamstring), DE Shawn Johnson (knee), TE Rashod Kent, and WR Quentin McCord missed practice Friday.