Free-Agency Rewind: The Winners Thus Far

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  1. Source: USA TODAY [ Full Article ]

    THE WINNERS Making the right moves to succeed in '07: Buccaneers The quarterback position was a sore point (they used three starters on a 4-12 team) for Jon Gruden's club in 2006, and Tampa Bay acted early in free agency to correct that for 2007. The Bucs now count Jeff Garcia (signed away from Philadelphia), incumbents Chris Simms and Bruce Gradkowski and former Denver starter Jake Plummer (acquired via trade) on their roster. Garcia, after his 5-1 run that led the Eagles to the division crown, is the likely starter. But the depth (even with Plummer saying he's retiring) gives the Bucs the assurance that inexperience at the quarterback position the rookie Gradkowski was thrust into the starter's role for 11 games in 2006 won't derail the 2007 campaign. Former Giants tackle Luke Petitgout joins the offensive line, and ex-Colts linebacker Cato June bolsters the defense of a club that finished at the bottom of the NFC South.