Clayborn Is Initial First-Rounder To Ink Deal

July 27th, 2011

Rockstar general manager Mark Dominik said yesterday his goal was to have every drafted rookie signed and in camp on Friday. He might just get it done.

Per Adam Schefter, of BSPN, defensive end Adrian Clayborn signed a contract in the wee hours this morning, making him the first among his first-round peers to cash in.

@AdamSchefter DE Adrian Clayborn became first 1st-round pk under new labor deal to reach agreement on new deal. Blake Baratz and Bucs just finished deal.
Clayborn was at One Buc Place yesterday working out despite not having a contract, which drew high praise from Jeff Faine during an interview with J.P. Peterson on 1010 AM. Also yesterday, Dominik announced tight end Daniel Hardy (seventh round) and new quarterback middle linebacker Mason Foster (third round) inked four-year deals.
Is this very exciting? Not really. But it feels good.
Joe hopes Da’Quan Bowers is next. He tops the list of guys Joe wants to see in training camp.

15 Responses to “Clayborn Is Initial First-Rounder To Ink Deal”

  1. Mauha Deeb Says:

    Awesome! Leave it to Joe for the first hit. No other site has anything about this. Thank you for your diligent work, Joe.

  2. Atrain WD40 Says:

    Great news Joe! Bowers, Joseph next please!

  3. Brandon Says:

    Mauha Deeb Says:

    July 27th, 2011 at 6:23 am
    Awesome! Leave it to Joe for the first hit. No other site has anything about this.

    I like the site as much as anybody, but you might want to get out a little bit and stray off Buc sites every now and then. PFT picked up the twitter feed early in the morning and reported this a looooooonnng time ago.

    “Bucs get agreement from first-round pick Clayborn
    Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on July 27, 2011, 1:58 AM EDT”


    At least Joe isn’t illiterate like Rosenthal is from PFT. Reading his posts are like editing a story written by a 3rd grader… AWFUL! Totally distracts from his content.

  4. Bucnjim Says:

    Another notch in the Marc Dominik gun. This wasn’t luck; it was planned from the beginning. Davin Joseph come on down and sign your contract.

  5. Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    I heard about this first on JBF.Com !

  6. Capt.Tim Says:

    thats good news!

  7. Dave Says:

    Marc Dominik is the man. Signs the first guy overall (Foster) and then signs the first 1st rounder.

    Got to love it.

    Of course the new CBA is helping the process as it leaves little wiggle room for negotiations, but it is very important for a young team like the Bucs to get these guys in since they will rely so much on them.

  8. flmike Says:

    First play of game one, Bowers and Clayborn crushing Stafford, which should ko him for at least 4 games.

  9. BigMacAttack Says:

    Great Job Joe!

    Yesterday was so loaded with reports it took me a good while to wade through everything, and then the second page. Lockout over, plenty of news, every fan is excited and the Joe’s are on it. I’m stoked about Da’Quan and can’t wait to see him in action.

  10. Brad Says:

    Even though these guys get signed, isn’t it true the can’t begin until August 4th. Although this is great to get everyone signed I thought signing guys that are a member of your team was the last priority. In order I thought it was signing your own FA’s, signing undrafted players to fill out roster, going after other teams FA’s and then signing your drafted players which didn’t needed to be completed till the 4th and with a rookie scale should be the least complicated to get done. I’m glad it’s getting done I just thought we had more pressing needs.

  11. hfxbuc Says:

    Getting rookies into camp should be the priority…seems like the bucs are the only team focused on it. These guys are doing things differently and it all makes sense.

  12. Brad Says:

    But they can’t do anything till Aug.4th . I don’t think a priority till then. Meanwhile FA’s being signed left and right.

  13. gotbbucs Says:

    brad, that august 4th thing has nothing to do with rookies. that has to do with unrestricted fa’s coming in from other teams if i understood correctly.

  14. Mauha Deeb Says:

    @Brandon Out of all the thing to write about, you knock me for not going to PFT first? I must be doing a great job with the rest of my arguments for you to give me $hit over that.

  15. Stanglassman Says:

    I still can’t believe we got Da’ Quan Bowers in the 2nd round. He is going to expect 1st or early 2nd money. I bet he is going tricky to get signed.