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Former Gator Troupe to join Bucs



Titans free agent tight end Ben Troupe has reportedly agreed to terms on a two-year contract with the Bucs.

Troupe was one of many players who visited One Buc Place during the first two days of the free agent signing period. With the Bucs losing Anthony Becht and still undecided on bringing back Jerramy Stevens, depth at tight end was certainly a concern.

Troupe joins Alex Smith and new addition John Gilmore, a free agent from the Bears, in the Bucs' tight end corps.

The former Florida Gator hasn't been active in Tennessee's passing game the past two seasons, catching 18 passes in his past 26 games. But in his first two seasons, Troupe was quite productive as a receiver, catching 88 passes for 859 yards and five touchdowns.

We've also heard that cornerback Sammy Davis has agreed to re-sign, giving the Bucs some insurance in a secondary that remains thin. Don't think that means the Bucs still won't attempt to upgrade at cornerback in free agency or in the draft.

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


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