Receiver Reggie Brown could start for Bucs

TAMPA, Fla. – The Buccaneers just announced Reggie Brown will start at wide receiver tonight.

This might not be a one-time thing. I think Brown could end up in the starting lineup on opening day. He’s starting in place of the injured Maurice Stovall tonight, but Stovall never really was the guy the Bucs wanted to be the starter. He’s a career backup and special-teams player.

Brown’s a guy the Bucs traded for (with five years left on his contract) and they’ve got big plans for him. If he plays well through the rest of the preseason, I think Brown and rookie Mike Williams will open the season as the starters with Sammie Stroughter as the slot receiver.

Also, tight end Kellen Winslow has dressed for tonight’s game, but the Bucs said he’s not expected to play. The Bucs have been cautious with Winslow throughout the preseason as they rest his knee.