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Making Gaines

He became a starter by default, but he hasn't played like it. Rookie DE Gaines Adams has produced two sacks and several quarterback hurries in his first two starts, prompting the Bucs to hope the Clemson product is showing his true colors as a player.

Once Tampa Bay learned that Greg Spires would be out more than a month with a calf injury, it quickly became apparent that either Gaines Adams or Greg White would become the starter at right end. Veteran linebacker Derrick Brooks had a message for them: "You're up." Since he became a starter against Arizona three weeks ago, Adams — the first-round pick out of Clemson — has shown signs that he...

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