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Josh Freeman raves about young Buccaneers WR corps

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers added a major piece to their offense in March when they landed Vincent Jackson in free agency.

Jackson, a favorite target of Philip Rivers in San Diego, instantly becomes Josh Freeman's No. 1 option, but it's less clear how the rest of the wide receivers corps will shake out.

Six of the 11 wideouts on Tampa Bay's roster weren't with the team a season ago. Mike Williams is on track to be the No. 2 receiver, with players like Tiquan Underwood, Preston Parker, Dezmon Briscoe and Ed Gant also in the mix.

"It's just a bunch of guys trying to make a name for themselves in this league," Underwood, another offseason signing, told the Tampa Bay Times. "That just brings about competition. Competition is always good, because that makes the cream rise to the top."

Buccaneers quarterbacks see talent across the untested unit.

"(Backup quarterback) Dan Orlovsky said, 'I don't know if I've ever seen a top-five or six (group) in a receiving corps that's been this solid,'" Freeman told the newspaper. "Everybody can go out and do it. I'm really looking forward to getting out there."

To hear Orlovsky and Freeman tell it, the Bucs have an embarrassment of riches on their hands. We're going to reserve judgment for the time being.

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