RUMOR MILL: The Bucs are said to be shopping veteran DE Simeon Rice, and there is speculation they may have a willing trade partner within the state.

Jacksonville officials have reportedly received a trade offer from the Bucs but the Jaguars have yet to tell the Bucs what, if anything, they'd be willing to give up for Rice.

Rice's agent, Tom Condon, said Thursday he had not heard any trade talk involving Rice but wasn't surprised to hear that rumors of a deal were flying.

"Simeon's got a huge cap number [$9.2 million], so people just assume somebody's going to try to do something with him," Condon said. "But I don't know anything about a trade."