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Rick Stroud, Greg Auman and Matt Baker

First a Caddy. Now a Lincoln?




The Bucs worked out 35-year-old and long-retired offensive tackle Lincoln Kennedy today, but don't bet the farm on him suiting up in pewter and red anytime soon.

Kennedy has been out of football the past two seasons, having last played in 2003 when he started 10 games for the Oakland Raiders. Since then, he has been known mostly for his role as an analyst on the NFL Network.

So, this move means one of two things: the Bucs were merely curious -- which is plausible if coach Jon Gruden is being truthful when he says Kennedy called the Bucs and not the other way around; or, the Bucs are desperate to improve their situation at tackle, where Kenyatta Walker is the best they have to offer.

Also, consider that backup Torrin Tucker is showing no sign of returning from his knee injury in time to make the final roster. Plus former third-round draft pick Chris Colmer is out of football for the foreseeable future with a recurrence of a nerve condition unrelated to football.

There was no immediate word on how Kennedy's workout went. But the outcome of his last attempt to break back into the NFL didn't pan out so well. The Cowboys earlier this month didn't bother working him out after he traveled to Dallas because he failed his physical on arrival.

Hey, at least this time he made it to the workout.

2003 Times photo by Jim Damaske; click to enlarge.

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


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