This week, the Buccaneers picked up WR Antonio Bryant, DB Eugene Wilson, and DE Marques Douglas.
Antonio Bryant – Has an impressive 15.3 career ypc. Had his best season in ’05 with Cleveland (1k yards, 69 catches, and 4 td’s). Should compete with Michael Clayton, and Maurice Stovall for the Y receiver slot opposite Joey Galloway with veteran Ike Hilliard holding down the Z spot in the slot.
Eugene Wilson – My favorite acquisition of the offseason thus far. In 62 career games, he has 254 tackles, 28 passes defended and 10 picks. He was a starter for 3 years in New England before being struck with the injury bug the last two years. He played predominantly safety, but looks to be an ideal fit as the starting corner opposite Ronde Barber in the Cover 2. He is an excellent tackler, and as mentioned earlier, I believe this is the best Bucs signing thus far.
Marques Douglas – A tackling machine at the LE spot, Douglas has had 58 plus tackles the last 5 seasons in a row. In that span he has chipped in with 17 sacks. He will most likely start at the LDE spot with Greg White coming in on known passing downs to bring more of a pass rushing end setup on the field. Has started 78 of a possible 80 games the past 5 years with Baltimore and San Fran.
Topics:Antonio Bryant, Eugene Wilson, Greg White, Ike Hilliard, Joey Galloway, Marques Douglas, Maurice Stovall, Michael Clayton, Ronde Barber