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Posts Tagged ‘Barrett Ruud’
James Laurinaitis and Barrett Ruud are both very effective middle linebackers who don’t get recognized a lot, and one element is missing from their respective repertoires.
Posted: Wednesday, November 25th, 2009 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Atlanta Falcons, Barrett Ruud, Curtis Lofton, Kellen Winslow, Michael Turner, Mike Smith, Sam Baker, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Week 12 injuries
Michael Turner took a positive step in returning from the ankle injury that kept him out of last week’s 34-31 overtime loss to the Giants on Wedneday, returning to the practice field for the first time as the Falcons returned from their off day.
Posted: Wednesday, September 16th, 2009 | Jason La Canfora Tags: Albert Haynesworth, Barrett Ruud, Bart Scott, Derrick Brooks, Jevon Kearse, Kyle Vanden Bosch, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans, Terrell Suggs
Neither defensive star is on the cusp of a new deal, but contract talks are ongoing.
Posted: Tuesday, August 18th, 2009 | Pat Kirwan Tags: Barrett Ruud, Byron Leftwich, Cadillac Williams, Chris Hovan, Clifton Smith, Josh Freeman, Raheem Morris, Roy Miller, Sammie Stroughter, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
While rookie QB Josh Freeman patiently learns the offense, veteran Byron Leftwich is earning the respect of his defensive teammates with the way he’s been throwing the deep ball.
Buccaneers linebacker Barrett Ruud has not participated in any of the team’s voluntary workouts to date — a first in Ruud’s five-year career. The absence of Tampa Bay’s leading tackler from last season (137) has led to speculation that he may not show for the start of mandatory minicamp on Tuesday — a move that the St. Petersburgh Times reports — would cost Rudd a significant amount in fines.
Rarely do head coaches campaign for one of their players for the Pro Bowl. But rarely are players as overlooked as Tampa Bay’s linebacker Barrett Rudd.