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Broncos want more than two No. 1 picks for Cutler



The Bucs got a look at the price tag for Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler and you can't blame them for having a little sticker shock.

The compensation being sought by Denver is 'north of two first round picks,' for their 25-year-old Pro Bowl passer.

Tampa Bay owns the 19th overall pick in next month's NFL draft and does not have a second-round selection, having sent it to Cleveland for tight end Kellen Winslow.

The Bucs attempted to pull off a three way trade for Cutler Feb. 28 that included former New England quarterback Matt Cassel and still have an interest in acquiring the Broncos' franchise quarterback.

And Tampa Bay has a history of dealing multiple first-round picks under the ownership of the Glazer family. They dealt two No. 1's to the Jets for receiver Keyshawn Johnson and a pair of No. 1's, two second-round choices and $8-million to Oakland for coach Jon Gruden.

But you can't blame the Bucs for being wary of the enormous compensation package the Broncos are seeking for Cutler.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:29pm]


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