Add Bucs linebacker Barrett Ruud to the list of players that aren’t happy with their contracts, but won’t hold out of training camp.
According to Pewter Report, Ruud plans to show up to One Buccaneer Place Friday when he is required.
The middle linebacker and sudden elder statesman on a defense that has been revamped dramatically since Monte Kiffin joined his son in Tennessee, Ruud also showed up for mandatory minicamp in June.
He skipped OTAs to show his displeasure about his deal.
Like Roddy White and Braylon Edwards, Ruud was drafted in 2005. So he doesn’t have as much leverage as usual for a contract year because of the uncertainty regarding the collective bargaining agreement.
The Bucs are looking for an identity for their new defense, however, and Ruud is one of the few building blocks they have.