With the Buccaneers allowing receiver Antonio Bryant to leave via free agency, the teams needs to have enough warm bodies to man the position in 2010.
One of them will be Maurice Stovall.
Per the Tampa Tribune (via PewterReport.com), the Bucs have tendered Stovall at the third-round level. The move gives the team a right to match any formal offer he receives (and accepts), and it provides the Bucs with a third-round pick if they choose not to match.
The price for the third-round tender, which corresponds with Stovall’s original draft round, is $1.176 million.