Bucs Sign Mike Mickens
November 03, 2009 at 09:38am by Scott • 6 Comments »
You were just thinking that the Bucs needed more rookies, right? Well, Christmas came early for you. The Bucs just signed ex-Cinicinnati Bearcat Mike Mickens from the Cowboys’ practice squad.
The 6-foot, 189-pound Mickens was considered a first-round talent until a torn meniscus in his knee forced him to miss the final three games for the Bearcats last season.
I’m sure Rick Stroud is just spitting back what he read about that first-round talent thing, but lots of outlets say that lots of players have first-round talent when they’re sophomores and juniors. He was never a legitimate consideration for the first round, though. But, still, there’s some talent there so why not.
The Bucs haven’t announced the signing yet, so we don’t know who they cut to make room for him. My money is on Marcus McCauley. What, you didn’t know McCauley was on the roster? Exactly.