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    Buccaneers cut DE Simeon Rice

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    The Buccaneers have reportedly cut DE Simeon Rice.
    It's not exactly a shocker, as Rice was due to count over $10 million against the salary cap in 2007, far too much for a player his age (33) coming off a potentially career-threatening shoulder injury. Gaines Adams should instantly move into the starting lineup at right defensive end.


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    Re: Buccaneers cut DE Simeon Rice

    hmmmm interesting release...wonder who will pick him up... you could see the raiders, pittsburgh, or minnesota instantly be interested in him with their defensive holes there... i would like to put the rams in that list but i dont see ZYGY ponying up the money to get him.... the raiders would be a fit with sapp and rice there.... minnesota has always looked for more dLINE help and mike tomlin in pittsburgh wants to switch to a 4-3....

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    Re: Buccaneers cut DE Simeon Rice

    I see Detroit and Minnesota being the most likely destinations.

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    Re: Buccaneers cut DE Simeon Rice

    I would love to see him as a pick up and maybe rotate between DE and DT, but I don't think we will go after him. wonder if any vet corners will be cut. I would love to see him in detroit, or Baltimore +

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    Re: Buccaneers cut DE Simeon Rice

    Quote Originally Posted by bigtiger737 View Post
    I would love to see him as a pick up and maybe rotate between DE and DT
    DT? Rice is a pure edge-rushing defensive end. He'd be wasted and inefficient on the inside.

    As for us going after him, the money would be better spent on resigning Bulger.

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    Re: Buccaneers cut DE Simeon Rice

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    DT? Rice is a pure edge-rushing defensive end. He'd be wasted and inefficient on the inside.

    As for us going after him, the money would be better spent on resigning Bulger.
    yeah I was thinking he did it in tampa for some reason, but I was wrong and retract my statement

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    Simeon Rice

    Should we add him to the mix? Could be a third down guy...

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    Re: Simeon Rice

    If his shoulder is as bad as they say it is, I doubt he could hold a clipboard.
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    Re: Simeon Rice

    Quote Originally Posted by Rambos View Post
    Should we add him to the mix? Could be a third down guy...
    He would probably want to much money to be limited to third down.

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    Re: Buccaneers cut DE Simeon Rice

    As of today...

    Defensive end Simeon Rice, released by the Bucs for failing a physical, said he passed a battery of exams administered by renowned orthopedist Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola last weekend and has been cleared to play this season.

    "With flying colors," Rice said by telephone Tuesday.

    Rice said in addition to a physical exam, Andrews performed X-rays and an MRI on his surgically repaired left shoulder.

    "It was all 100 percent," Rice said. "Dr. Andrews said, 'What kind of physical did you take down there?' I told him they just checked for my mobility in the shoulder and said I failed. He said, 'They didn't even test you for any kind of structure in the shoulder?'"

    Rice said he was asked by Bucs general manager Bruce Allen to take a pay cut of $2.5-million from his $7.25-million salary. When Rice refused, he was released.

    Rice was in New York and scheduled to dine with members of the Giants' front office Tuesday evening. He is expected to undergo a physical Wednesday.

    "I can do everything. I'm clear," Rice said.

    However, Rice said he does not intend to rush his decision. He also has received interest from the Washington Redskins and Tennessee Titans.
    http://blogs.tampabay.com/bucs/2007/...asses-phy.html

    It would seem because of the Michael Strahan situation, the Giants have emerged as a surprise contender in the Rice sweepstakes. It'll be interesting to see how that plays out, as many suspect Strahan is threatening retirement as leverage for a new deal.
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