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Dunn begins visit with the Bucs

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March

Warrick Dunn could be a Buccaneer again very soon.

Just hours after being released by the Atlanta Falcons, the 33-year-old running back began his official vist with the Bucs, according to agent Jim Steiner.

Dunn will meet with coach Jon Gruden and general manager Bruce Allen. Dunn was in Tampa on Saturday for the Mike Alstott retirement party. He still owns a house in Tampa, and whether by preference or geography, his first visit is with the Bucs.

Dunn also has received interest from the Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys and the Indianapolis Colts.

But the Bucs are hoping that Dunn will decide not to make trips to those other NFL cities.

One of the most popular and productive players in Falcons history, Dunn began his career as a first-round draft pick by the Bucs in 1997. He has more than 10,000 career rushing yards and 62 touchdowns.

But because he split time at running back with Alstott in the early part of his career, he still has some tread on his tires.

Gruden has always believed Dunn would be a good fit in the Bucs offense and lamented his decision to sign with the Falcons as a free agent in 2002. That decision cost Dunn as well. He wasn't able to be a part of the Bucs' Super Bowl XXXVII championship team.

Dunn would provide a good compliment to running back Earnest Graham because of his ability as a receiver and his speed to make game-breaking plays. 

   

   

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 2:58pm]

    

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