Michael Claytonwill get the start this Sunday vs the Bears with Joey Gallowaylikely to be out.
”I’ve been told I will be starting, so we’ll see what happens,” Clayton said. “It’s a lot of opportunity for every wide receiver that will be out there…This is one I’ve been waiting for. It’s a tremendous opportunity. It couldn’t have come at a better time. It’s early in the season, so I’ll get a lot of plays out there.”
Greg White finally got his contract extension. Bruce Allen and the Glazers will reward good players who shut their mouth and show up. White was unhappy but reported only one day late, and now has a new two year extension to show for it.
“I mean, look, everybody goes in and says, ‘These are Rod’s guys’ or whatever. We’re football players. We were brought here to play football. So if Rod was here or Rod wasn’t here, the type of defense we play just so happens to be the type of defense we played in. I’m … We’re getting real sick of hearing this whole ‘Rod’s guys.’ Everybody in this room is Rod’s guys.”
The Bucs activated Jerramy Stevens and released TE Ben Troupe. It appeared as though Troupe had a chance to be a productive player in this offense, but never really seized that opportunity. With John Gilmore, Alex Smith and the recently unsuspended Stevens, Troupe had to go.
The Bucs have appealed the one game suspension imposed on CB Elbert Mack for his helmet to helmet hit on Matt Ryan. The NFL will hear said appeal either today or tommorow and make a decision before this weekends’ game vs the Bears.