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Report: Bucs sign TE from Redskins

By Staff, wire reports
© St. Petersburg Times
published March 18, 2002

The Bucs added their first new tight end when they reached a three-year, $3-million deal with the Redskins' Marco Battaglia, according to ESPN.com. Battaglia, 29, was with the Redskins briefly last season after being cut by the Bengals. He was used more as a blocker. The 6-foot-3, 242-pounder out of Rutgers has 71 catches for 660 yards and 2 touchdowns in his six-year career. He will compete with Todd Yoder for the starting job. They are the only experienced tight ends on the roster since the Bucs waived veteran Dave Moore last month and lost long-snapper/backup tight end Sean McDermott to Houston in the expansion draft. Battaglia is the second free agent to sign with the Bucs this year, joining left tackle Kerry Jenkins. The team also re-signed backup center/guard Todd Washington on Friday.

Shh, don't tell the Glazers

Stop if you've read this before: Bill Parcells might not be done coaching. "For all intents and purposes, I feel like I am (retired)," Parcells said Sunday while watching an exhibition baseball game between the Yankees and Dodgers in Vero Beach. "But I don't have a crystal ball now, so I don't know. You never know what's going to come along." The Bucs tried to lure Parcells out of retirement but he decided against it, leaving the Bucs with a messy coaching search that was eventually filled by Jon Gruden. "I felt like maybe I couldn't do the things I needed that were necessary to be successful," he said. "It wasn't right for me." He forgot to add, again.

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