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Rick Stroud, Greg Auman and Matt Baker

No Tank you

There's been some speculation that the Bucs might pursue Tank Johnson now that the defensive tackle is on the free agent market.

Well, we checked it out for you and we've learned that Tampa Bay has not made any overtures to Johnson.

The tackle was released by the Bears three days after a DUI arrest last month in Arizona. It was announced this week that his blood-alcohol level was not above the legal limit.

But Johnson isn't out of the woods. There's still that little matter of the eight-game suspension that looms over him. He'll have to serve that with his new team, which makes it difficult for a team to commit to signing him.

At some point, we're convinced someone -- maybe even the Bucs -- will take the plunge. It just might take a little time.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 2:46pm]

    

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