Source: Tampa Bay PewterReport.com
Plummer Still MIA
Tampa Bay quarterback Jake Plummer, who was acquired in a trade with the Denver Broncos in March, is still a no-show at One Buccaneer Place.
Plummer, 32, has stated on more than one occasion that he plans to retire from the NFL. However, he still has not submitted his retirement paperwork to the league, which has some, including the Bucs, hopeful that Plummer will have a change of heart and report to work with the Bucs by the time training camp rolls around in July.
If Plummer doesn’t report to training camp, Tampa Bay could attempt to go after as much as $7 million in bonuses that he received while playing in Denver.
The Bucs currently have four quarterbacks – Jeff Garcia, Chris Simms, Bruce Gradkowski and Luke McCown – participating in OTAs. Plummer is semi-retired and QB Bruce Eugene is playing in NFL Europe.
As of Wednesday, there was no new news regarding Plummer’s situation with the Bucs.
“I don’t have any update on him except for we’d like to have him in here as soon as possible,” Gruden said of Plummer. “We’ll remain hopeful that that happens. In the time being, we have plenty of work to do with the quarterbacks we have.”
In a related note, Garcia has switched jersey numbers. He was seen sporting jersey No. 7 at practice on Wednesday. That jersey was previously worn by Gradkowski, who is now wearing No. 5.
Tampa Bay’s quarterbacks are expected to talk with the media on Thursday.