Welcome Ike

Just call him Joe Jurevicius version 2.0

Thankfully, the Bucs have added a proven, veteran reciever in Ike Hilliard. Hilliard will bring maturity to a receiving corp that lacks experience (before Hilliard was signed the Bucs projected 3rd receiver was rookie Larry Brackins from Pearl Water Community College).

With Michael Clayton entrenched as the go-to receiver, and Joey Galloway the home run threat, Hilliard steps into the possession receiver position vacated by Jurevicius (now with the Seattle Seahawks). Additionally, both Jurevicius and Hilliard played for the New York "Football" Giants before coming to Tampa. *Warning to Giants fans, Gruden plans on taking Amani Toomer next.* Seriously, does Gruden just wake up each morning and say to himself, "I wonder if the Giants released a reciever today?"

Hilliard was released by the Giants after he was limited to 437 yards and no touchdowns last year during his battle with the injury bug. Here's hoping that the one year contract Hilliard signed with the Bucs provides him with the motivation to stay healthy and productive.

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