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Bucs sign 2 picks, big ones remain

By STEPHEN F. HOLDER
Published July 18, 2007


The Bucs signed fifth-round pick Greg Peterson and sixth-round pick Adam Hayward on Tuesday.

Peterson, a defensive tackle from North Carolina Central, is expected to compete for a backup role in training camp. He was a Division II All-America selection in his two years at NCCU.

Hayward, a linebacker from Portland State, started 11 games there after transferring from Colorado State.

He had 11 sacks and 19 tackles for loss in 22 games at Portland State.

The Bucs have signed four of their 10 draft picks. Also signed are fourth-round choice Tanard Jackson and seventh rounder Marcus Hamilton.

But some heavy lifting is left. First-round pick Gaines Adams isn't expected to be signed before next week, when most first-rounders will be finalizing their deals as camps set to open.

Ditto for second-round picks Arron Sears and Sabby Piscitelli.