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Rick Stroud, Greg Auman and Matt Baker

Trade Winds?



The latest hot NFL rumor has the Bucs shopping several defensive players, namely defensive tackle Anthony McFarland and cornerback Brian Kelly.

The story was reported Sunday morning by Fox Sports. The NFL trade deadline is Tuesday, and with the Bucs just 1-4 and in need of more youth on defense, a major trade is certainly not out of the question.

Kelly would seem unlikely to be attractive in a trade. He missed his third game in five weeks Sunday with a turf toe injury and didn't practice last week. Kelly remains unhappy with his contract situation and has long sought to restructure his deal, but the Bucs have been unwilling.

McFarland had a more productive game Sunday with two tackles and a quarterback hurry, but his season has been largely disappointing to this point. McFarland's base salary this season: $4.5-million.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 2:43pm]


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