As you get into gameday mode for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ first game of the season, here are some quick news stories that have gone down in the leadup to the matchup with the Baltimore Ravens:
- Eric Wright has signed with the San Francisco 49ers as the team searches for depth at corner to cover for recent injuries. This has the scent of bad business from the Niners, who traded for Wright from the Buccaners only to see him “fail a physical” and cancel the trade. Miraculously, after the 49ers lost another defensive back, Wright was healthy enough to pass the test in San Francisco. This could be totally innocent, but I can’t feel good about this situation if I am in the shoes of Mark Dominik.
- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have let go of often maligned and often sidelined Myron Lewis. The cornerback who was a former third round pick was seen as a prototype for the “new breed” of big, strong NFL corners, but he never stood out enough to make an impact. Last season the Buccaneers were playing free agents off the street ahead of Lewis, which tells you all you need to know about his standing in Tampa Bay.
- The Pewter Plank will be tweeting live from the game tonight. So if you aren’t able to watch, or if you’re listening along on the radio, follow us on Twitter to get the latest from Raymond James as the Bucs take on the Ravens.