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Jeff Faine expects to return to Bucs; Cadillac Williams may too

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Bucs center Jeff Faine may not be too optimistic about his teammates Josh Freeman’s ability to rally some offseason workouts together, but Faine is rather sunny about his own chances of returning to Tampa.

Despite a $4.575 million salary, Faine has reportedly received assurances he will be back with the team, according to Rick Stroud of the St. Petersburg Times.  Faine has missed 12 games over the last two years, so there was naturally speculation that Faine could be cut loose.

The Bucs’ offensive line in 2011 could look a lot different.  Tackle Jeremy Trueblood will be an unrestricted free agent and the Bucs may not want to keep him.  Guard Davin Joseph is also slated for unrestricted free agency and could get a big contract elsewhere.

Stroud reports the Bucs would like to keep running back Cadillac Williams, who is also set to be a free agent.  The team believes he’s one of the best pass protecting backs in the league, and an ideal third down option that could back up LeGarrette Blount.

Williams may look for a bigger role elsewhere, but his best option may be to stay put.

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1 Response to “Jeff Faine expects to return to Bucs; Cadillac Williams may too”
  1. bucforever says: Feb 20, 2011 12:58 PM

    Keeping Cadillac would be a good decision. He has helped Josh Freeman keep plays alicve all season. Jeff Faine is a good center and for what the Bucs are prepared to spend ,a good value. There again , a new center would mean a new period of learning between him and the QB. If there is an extended lock out when the players get back on the field, the team best positioned to get up and running the quickest will have a definite advantage. This could be very important if they cut to two exibition games. The Bucs had a good thing going at the end of the season. No need to fix whats not broke. GO BUCS.

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