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.