Only Bucs Wanted Jordan ShipleyAugust 21st, 2012
When the Bucs lapped up wide receiver Jordan Shipley fresh off the scrap heap yesterday, it suggested to Joe a few things.
1) The Bucs are not quite satisfied with their wide receiver corps and perhaps not their return men.
2) That Preston Parker and/or Sammie Stroughter better be very concerned for their gigs. Very concerned.
3) That signing Shipley may be a shot in the dark.
It seems Adam Caplan is of the mind that No. 3 is accurate. The longtime NFL scribe and current reporter for PhiladelphiaEagles.com reported the Bucs were the lone NFL team to put in a claim for Shipley.
@caplannfl: The only team to submit a waiver claim for WR Jordan Shipley turned out to be the Buccaneers. Teams were obviously concerned about the ACL.
Naturally earlier this morning, Shipley told all who would listen that his knee, which needed reconstructive surgery after blowing an ACL last season, is just peachy.
But what else does one expect Shipley to say, that his knee is a trainwreck and he is desperate to latch onto any NFL team’s 53-man roster? Of course Shipley is going to give his knee a thumbs-up.
Shipley wouldn’t have practiced with the Bucs if he couldn’t have passed a physical. That’s at least one positive step.