Buccaneers Mid-Week Wrap

Practice notes and team news heading into week three of the 2003 NFL season.

--QB Jim Miller, who was on the Bucs' Physically Unable to Perform list while recovering from a torn rotator cuff, was released Tuesday. Miller will require surgery to repair an Achilles injury and agent Joe Linta said he won't be able to play until next Feb.
   --DE Simeon Rice is off to a great start with three sacks, a forced fumble and an interception in two games.
   --The Bucs re-signed receiver Charles Lee Tuesday, their first effort to account for the loss of Joe Jurevicius.
   To make room for Lee, the Bucs released tight end Daniel Wilcox.
   Lee, who had an outstanding training camp for the Bucs, will give the Bucs five healthy receivers with Jurevicius expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a torn medial collateral ligament in his right knee.
   Jurevicius, who had two remarkable touchdown receptions in the Bucs 17-0 win at Philadelphia, was injured in Tampa Bay's 12-0 overtime loss to Carolina.
   The Bucs will turn to Karl Williams and Reggie Barlow to fill the third receiver spot left by Jurevicius.
   At 6-foot-3, 227-pounds, Lee will help the Bucs recover some size lost by the injury to Jurevicius.
   Lee led the Bucs in receiving in the preseason with 10 catches for 136 yards and a touchdown. But he failed to catch the ball cleanly on several occassions and dropped several potential touchdowns. He was released on the final cutdown Aug. 31.
   --QB Brad Johnson has a right groin sprain and could be limited in practice, but he is expected to play.
   --CB Ronde Barber has a right hamstring strain and may miss some practice time, but he is expected to play.

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