Davin Joseph Still WaitingJuly 27th, 2011
First, there was the flirtation with Dallass tackle Doug Free, who Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik got into a bidding war — if reports are to be believed — for yesterday before Jerry Jones won out and Free stayed in Dallass.
(Clarification: Joe has many new readers, as he can tell by recent traffic. Joe was in Dallas, the city, last February for Super Bowl media day and aside from freezing his arse off and scraping ice, Joe thought Dallas was a nice town. Now Dallass, as in the Cowboys, that’s another matter.)
Now there was this eyebrow-raising Twitter from Joseph himself just a short time ago.
@DavinJoseph75 I am still waiting on a contract offer from Tampa. The earliest I can sign a contract is on Friday. … My agent, Ben Dogra, is having talks with other teams but I don’t know about any offers yet. I’m just waiting like everyone else.
Joe is beginning to wonder if Dominik even wants Joseph back? Is Dominik thinking of saving some cash and putting Jeremy Zuttah at right guard? The few times Zuttah has played right guard, when Joseph has been injured, Zuttah has played admirably.
As Joseph wrote, the earliest he can sign a contract is Friday. Perhaps Dominik, in this hectic week, is just concentrating on other priorities knowing he doesn’t have to offer Joseph a deal for another two days?