As the Bucs Turn
The ongoing soap opera otherwise known as the Tampa Bay Bucs has another chapter.
The lastest regarding new acqusition Jake Plummer: The NFL says it has not been informed of his decision to retire. That might not mean anything in the long run, but it would seem to invalidate any claim that the trade that sent Plummer from Denver to Tampa Bay was made after notification of his retirement.
An NFL spokesman said the retirement process works as follows: a player must send a letter to the commissioner informing the league of his intention to retire. The league then notifies the player's team, which then has the option of keeping the player on its roster or moving him to the reserved-retired list.