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Trotter coming to town

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Middle linebacker Jeremiah Trotter, the Eagles' longtime starter who was released on Tuesday, will make Tampa Bay his first of possibly several free-agent visits, according to multiple reports.

Trotter, a four-time Pro Bowl selection, would give the Bucs another weapon in what is already a deep linebackers unit. Despite that depth, the Bucs are concerned about the middle, where key backup Antoine Cash was lost for the season this week. Third-year player Barrett Ruud is beginning his first season as the starter now that Shelton Quarles is retired.

The 30-year-old Trotter reportedly has drawn interest from many teams and will likely not rush his decision. The Broncos have also been linked to Trotter, though it's not yet clear whether he has plans to travel to Denver.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 2:48pm]

    

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