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Bucs apply third-round tender to Stovall

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, 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.

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4 Responses to “Bucs apply third-round tender to Stovall”
  1. JoeSixPack says: Feb 28, 2010 5:13 PM

    Seeing as “poison pill” contracts aren’t illegal, can’t it be deemed as collusion among owners that no owner has sought to include such a provision to snag another player away from a team?

  2. last starfighter says: Feb 28, 2010 6:51 PM

    Now there is a receiver who strikes fear into the hearts of defenders across the league.

  3. JP says: Feb 28, 2010 8:18 PM

    “Now there is a receiver who strikes fear into the hearts of defenders across the league.”
    When I first saw the headline to this article, I was thinking Stovall was a kicker. (Guess that is Stover.) Point being…yes…definitely the kind of WR that fantasy football types draft in round 1. (lol)

  4. Pier588 says: Mar 1, 2010 7:25 AM

    This guy is often injured, has watched “Clay Hands” Clayton so much he thinks having the dropsies when thrown to is the way to play the game and plays special teams just to get into the games.
    The Bucs should be testing out the team’s salary floor on Stoval and offer him something in the $200K range.
    Better yet – dump Stoval and Clayton and try to find this year’s Sammie Stroughter in the the draft.

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