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Rick Stroud, Greg Auman and Matt Baker

Burning the midnight oil




The Bucs report to Celebration, Fla., for training camp tomorrow, but the team still doesn't have deals for its top four draft picks.

It's a very fluid situation, as talks continue. A meeting in St. Louis with general manager Bruce Allen, senior assistant Kevin Demoff and the agents for first-round pick Davin Joseph and Jeremy Trueblood lasted until 3:30 a.m.  but ended without a resolution. However, the sides are getting closer, and today could be the day.

Also unsigned are third-round pick Maurice Stovall(photo at left), fourth-round pick Alan Zemaitis and sixth-round pick T.J. Williams. Williams is less of a priority because an Achilles tendon injury is likely to sideline him for the season. Not going to matter much whether he reports tomorrow.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 2:42pm]


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