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Trotter's workout complete

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Former Eagles linebacker Jeremiah Trotter just completed a workout with the Bucs, along with a familiar face to Bucs fans: former Tampa Bay linebacker Al Singleton.

Trotter has been in Tampa since  last night, and it's believed the Bucs are considering making an offer. Trotter was released by Philadelphia on Tuesday with three years left on his contract.

As for what happens now, Jon Gruden isn't giving it up.

"We've competed against (Trotter) for years," Gruden said. "There's no question he's a very physical linebacker and I've got a lot of respect for the guy himself. He's a team guy. Al Singleton helped us win a Super Bowl championship. Other than that, we're going to keep our thoughts private and move on."

But here's a hint that this wasn't any ol' free-agent workout: Jon Gruden, general manager Bruce Allen and defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin had front-row seats. That's unsual for all to be present for a workout. Oftentimes, a position coach and personnel staffer will conduct the workout and make recommendations. Gruden and Kiffin spent some time chatting with Trotter afterward.

Were they making a sales pitch? We'll see.

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

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