At the end of last season, it was assumed Byron Leftwich would be cut by the Bucs.
But the veteran’s lack of playing time prevented a costly roster bonus from being triggered. Coach Raheem Morris now sounds like he’d like to bring Leftwich to training camp.
“He did nothing but help Josh Freeman learn how to work. He did nothing
but help Josh Freeman grow along the way,” Morris told the Tampa Tribune. “There would be no shock in my
mind to see Byron Leftwich on our team. I don’t have any qualms with
Leftwich is due $2 million, and the Tribune believes Leftwich’s experience should give him an edge to make the team out of camp.
The Bucs aren’t spending a lot in base salary at quarterback and the other Tampa backups — Josh Johnson and Rudy Carpenter — have four combined career starts.