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Daily Bucs Links 7/6/11 - Labor Deal Inching Closer, Cadillac Williams Likely Remains a Buc

NFL leaders will be heroes once CBA is reached - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
Michael Silver claims the two sides are "closer to an agreement than many people realize - perhaps than even some of the people involved realize." Of course, Michael Silver is the same guy who claimed that talks were almost breaking down last week. 

Retired players file a complaint, complicating NFL talks | New York Times
It seems that the retired players are not happy with the way the NFLPA is representing them in the current settlement talks. I doubt this is going to have much of an impact, though. 

ProFootballWeekly.com - RB Sproles an appealing target for Rams
 
In this collection of notes, there's one tiny bit about the Bucs. It seems the Rams would like to contract Cadillac Williams, but not for a starting role. And they believe that the only way Caddy leaves the Bucs is for a starting role. 

Michael Clayton still has close ties to Bucs | tampabay.com & St. Petersburg Times
Michael Clayton has been present at many workouts and helped get the mini-camp organized. Despite the fact that he is no longer a Buccaneer, he's still helping out. 

Gerald McCoy is the de facto leader of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' defensive line - St. Petersburg Times
Another day, another story about Gerald McCoy leading the defensive line. 

NFL.com news: Familiar faces top TE rankings, but young crop making noise
Kellen Winslow is ranked in the second group of tight ends. That seems fair, though Winslow has the ability to be the best receiving tight end in the league. 

PR Predicts: RT Jeremy Trueblood | Pewter Report
Pewter Report thinks Jeremy Trueblood returns to the Bucs, despite the fact that he could get some big money elsewhere (I don't think he can, honestly). I doubt the Bucs sign him as anything other than a backup. 

[Video] Breakdown with Jimmy Lake Pt. 2 of 3| Buccaneers.com
Here's part two of Bucs DB coach Jimmy Lake explaining what makes Ronde Barber so special. 

[Video] Buccaneers Bloopers | Buccaneers.com
Yep, a blooper reel of players and cheerleaders messing up in front of the camera.

Tiki says Steelers, Bucs are on his short list | ProFootballTalk
TikI Barber wants to play for the Bucs. I don't think the Bucs want him to play for them, though.