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Show me the Money: RB Earnest Graham and QB Jeff Garcia want compensation

RB Earnest Graham was a no show for this weeks Organized Team Activities (OTA's) aka Voluntary workouts. He's denied it but many have speculated that he's holding out for a contract extension. I can't really blame Graham. He's been a rock ever since he came to the Bucs and he really proved his worth last season and he'll continue to prove his worth for much of this season as well. With Veteran Warrick Dunn getting 6 mil for 2 years, its a no brainer Earnest Graham would look to get paid, especially with the Cap Space the Bucs currently have.

QB Jeff Garcia was hopeful the Bucs Organization would rip up his current contract and provide him with a new contract he could retire a Buc with. The Bucs have shown no sign of extending his contract however. Garcia is the key that starts the Bucs engine, there's no question he is the single most important piece to the puzzle, BUT his performance last season wasn't contract extending worthy... Sure he made the Pro Bowl (by default) and led the Bucs to the Playoffs, but he only played in 14 games and got bounced from the playoffs immediately by the eventual Super Bowl Champion New York Giants. He only threw 13 touchdown passes (Tom Brady had that by week 4 or something) and vanished toward the end of the season. If you want to believe he is the sole reason the Bucs turned it around after a (4-12) campaign thats fine, but the team that finished (4-12) wasnt as bad as the record would indicate, it just lost its starting QB for the year, not many teams can bounce back from that.

I can understand extending the young guy in Graham, because he's waited patiently, but the 38 year old QB, nah.. Let's see you this season with a full year under your belt..