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Rick Stroud, Greg Auman and Matt Baker

One pick signs, another close



The Bucs continued their furious pace in signing draft picks when seventh-round offensive lineman Chris Denham signed a contract today.

But there could be bigger news by the end of the day with third-round pick Quincy Black, a linebacker, nearing an agreement. The sides were closing in on a deal late Thursday and it appears a deal could be struck soon. Black, from New Mexico, is one of the more intriguing picks of the Bucs' 10 rookies, mostly because of his versatility and special-teams ability.

Denham, out of Fresno State, will compete on the right side of the line, where he has been working mostly at tackle but also at guard.

In all, the Bucs have five more rookies to sign: first-round pick Gaines Adams, second-round picks Arron Sears and Sabby Piscitelli, Black and seventh-round pick Kenneth Darby.

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


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