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Bucs officially sign Trotter



   The Bucs finally got around to announcing they have signed Eagles linebacker Jeremiah Trotter.

   To make room for Trotter, the team released receiver Taye Biddle, who had just been acquired Sunday from the Carolina Panthers.

   That follows the last-man-in, first-man-out theory when it comes to deciphering the 53rd man on the roster.

   Trotter signed a 1-year deal. Although terms weren't released, it's believed to be worth more than the league minimum.

   The four-time Pro Bowl middle linebacker is expected to be used as a backup to Barrett Ruud, who has just five career starts. The Bucs could have some concerns about Ruud's ability to stop downhill runners. Or Trotter could be used in as an inside linebacker if they deploy a 3-4 defense.




[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 2:48pm]


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