The Bucs signed free agent guard Keydrick Vincent to a two-year deal, giving them an experienced interior lineman who has started more than two-thirds of his games in a nine-year career.
To make room, the Bucs released college free agent guard Sergio Render.
Vincent, 32, started the past two seasons for the Panthers. Carolina ranked third in the NFL in rushing in both seasons, last year averaging 152.3 yards per game. A Bartow native, Vincent played at Lake Gibson High in Lakeland.
LIONS: Team president Tom Lewand pleaded guilty Friday to driving while impaired, two weeks after he was pulled over in northern Michigan for driving erratically near a bar. He was sentenced to six months of probation and $870 in fines and costs, said court administrator Cynthia Esckilsen in Roscommon. Lewand apologized for his actions and said he takes responsibility for them. The league is reviewing the matter, spokesman Greg Aiello said.
EX-COACH'S SON ARRESTED: Jeremy Green, son of former coach Dennis Green, was being held on a $750,000 bond after being arrested on child pornography and drug charges in Connecticut. Bristol police said Green, 38, was picked up Thursday in a Southington hotel and charged with possession of child pornography, narcotics and drug paraphernalia. He had been an NFL analyst for ESPN.com, but ESPN spokesman Mike Soltys said Green was not employed there as of Friday.
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Top recruit picks UM
Seantrel Henderson, considered by many the top offensive lineman in the 2010 recruiting class, will attend Miami in the fall. "They have a good, up-and-coming ... program," he told the New York Times. "They've got good coaches. I just liked the vibe down there when I visited." Tuesday, USC released Henderson of St. Paul, Minn., from a letter of intent, the latest salvo in the fallout from an NCAA scandal.
USF: Coach Skip Holtz is bringing in a player from his East Carolina days. Fullback-tight end Kevin Gidrey said he is joining the Bulls on scholarship as a graduate transfer. He graduated in May and will be eligible immediately to play his final year. He will be a graduate student.
TENNESSEE: Two football players were charged after an early morning bar brawl in which an off-duty police officer who tried to break it up was knocked unconscious, UT and Knoxville police said. Freshman receiver Da'Rick Rogers was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Sophomore defensive back Darren Myles Jr. was charged with assault, and resisting and evading arrest. It was Myles' second offseason arrest. Coach Derek Dooley dismissed him from the team and indefinitely suspended linebacker Greg King and defensive tackle Marlon Walls, both sophomores. Their roles were unclear.
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Fish in Newport semis
Fifth seed and Tampa resident Mardy Fish beat Frank Dancevic 6-7 (6-8), 6-4, 6-4 to reach the semifinals at the Hall of Fame Championships in Newport, R.I. Fish plays Great Britain's Richard Bloomfield, a 5-7, 7-6 (7-3), 7-5 winner over American Ryan Harrison. Tennis officials were scrutinizing Bloomfield's first-round win over Christophe Rochus after online gambling exchange Betfair said the match attracted unusual action.