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- Aug 1, 1997
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- Lafayette, LA
Stephen F. Holder / St. Petersburg Times
The Bucs have wasted no time in addressing one of their biggest needs at the outset of the free-agent signing period.
The Times has learned New Orleans free agent center Jeff Faine has agreed to a multi-year contract that will make him the league's highest-paid player at the position, providing the Bucs with a long-term solution at a position they had targeted for a much-needed upgrade.
Faine was expected to be one of the most intriguing offensive linemen on the market, which would explain why the Bucs are willing to open the coffers to sign him. The value of his deal will surpass those of Cleveland's LeCharles Bentley and Chicago's Olin Kreutz, currently the league's highest-paid centers. Full Story – Timeshttp://www.sptimes.com/2008/02/29/Bucs/Jeff_Faine_bound_for_.shtml