TAMPA - JULY 31: Tackle Donald Penn #70 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers works with Jeremy Trueblood #65 on a blocking drill during Training Camp at One Buccaneer Place on July 31 2010 in Tampa Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
According to Davin Joseph's twitter account, he, Jeremy Trueblood and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are having dinner together right now. While Joseph claimed earlier today that the Buccaneers had not yet made him a concrete offer, the Bucs have been talking to his agent and have made it a priority to re-sign him. This deal could take a while and it's likely to be the biggest deal the Bucs push through this offseason, but all signs point to it getting done at some point. The Bucs will go to great lengths to keep Davin Joseph in the building, and Joseph wants to be back as well.
Jeremy Trueblood is another matter, though. Joseph has said before that he wants to see the Bucs re-sign their own players and commit to winning, and Trueblood would be a part of that. The fact that the Bucs are taking both out to dinner speaks volumes in that matter, and it may be the case that the two form a package deal. Don't expect Trueblood to get a big contract or a starting job, though. If he's resigned it will likely be to backup money, and he will get the chance to compete with James Lee in training camp. No more than that.
But this at least shows that the Bucs are hard at work to get Davin Joseph back on the team, which would be of great help for the offensive line.