Pewter and Read: Buccaneers News and Opinions From Around the Web, July 19th, 2013

October 21, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Eric Wright (21) tackles New Orleans Saints fullback Jed Collins (45) during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. New Orleans Saints defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 35-28. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

It has been a hectic day in Tampa Bay, as the Buccaneers have been in the center of the news cycle. Here’s what we’ve been reading:

  • In case you weren’t aware, Eric Wright has been traded to the San Francisco 49ers, reportedly in response to an arrest last week which left the Bucs ready to release the veteran corner. ESPN’s NFC South blogger Pat Yasinskas agrees with the move, stating that the Buccaneers made the right call in getting rid of Wright.
  • Want another take on the Wright trade? Pewter Report has their take here, giving their usual connected perspective. Check it out.
  • Moving away from the Eric Wright situation… you remember that Ladanian Tomlinson guy, right? He’s pretty good. Well, numberfire.com’s JJ Zachariason has an article online talking about fantasy football strategy, and he says that his projections favorably compare Doug Martin to LT and his dominant 2005 season. I am pretty sure I could play quarterback with a weapon like that in the backfield and the team could win some games, so it will be exciting to see how the team unfolds if Martin truly has Tomlinsonesque upside.
  • Also, Jeff Demps news! Remember him? Demps, a speedster from Florida who has done more at the Olympics than on an NFL field, is still planning to join the Buccaneers this summer to try to make the roster. It’s unclear when he’ll show up, but the whole scenario is discussed here by Stephen Holder.

That’s it for today. Have a great weekend, and stay tuned to The Pewter Plank for more news and opinions!

Topics: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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