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Rick Stroud, Greg Auman and Matt Baker

Bucs look at Bouman

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September

The Bucs may not be satisfied with their quarterback situation.

Tampa Bay worked out former Vikings and Saints veteran Todd Bouman Monday. The nine-year veteran started the final three games for the Saints last season after Aaron Brooks was benched.

""He had a very good workout,'' said Bouman's agent, Gary Uberstine. ""He's on the Bucs short list if they need someone.''

Uberstine said Bouman will work out with the Cleveland Browns this week.

The audition came one day after quarterback Chris Simms threw three interceptions, including one that was returned for a touchdown in the Bucs' 27-0 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Rookie Bruce Gradkowski replaced Simms and went 1-of-5 passing for 4 yards. Veteran Tim Rattay was the Bucs' inactive third quarterback Sunday.

Bouman's workout with the Bucs was scheduled prior to the season-opening loss to the Ravens.

Bouman, 34, spent his first six years with the Vikings before he was traded to the Saints in 2003.

Last season, Bouman went 68-of-122 for 722 yards with two touchdowns and seven interceptions after taking the helm from Brooks for the final three games.

 

    

   

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 2:43pm]

    

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