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Wednesday, August 04, 2004

BUCS WIDEOUTS: READY FOR TIM BROWN?
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Keenan McCardell is holding out. Joe Jurevicius is out indefinitely, possibly for the season, after back surgery. Keyshawn Johnson is in Dallas. Add it all up, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiving corps is looking awfully shaky heading into this season.

Jon Gruden can talk up first-rounder Michael Clayton all he wants, but I'm betting he's keeping his eye on Tim Brown's imminent departure from Oakland. Gruden loves veterans, has that Raiders connection from his time there as head coach, and simply won't be able to resist scooping Brown up if/when he becomes available. Heck, he might even try to engineer a trade for him. I'm predicting Tim Brown is in a Bucs uniform by the end of August.