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Buccaneers | Team has big plans for TE position

Chris Harry, of the Orlando Sentinel, reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have big plans for their tight ends in 2006. TE Alex Smith isn't the only person in the blueprint, though. "In my mind, I believe I'm one of the best blockers, if not the best, in the NFL at my position," said Anthony Becht, a seven-year veteran preparing for his second season in Tampa Bay. "Whether that speaks to my abilities, I don't know. But it definitely means something to me." When Becht showed at One Buc Place in early March, he was seven pounds heavier but also faster, quicker and more explosive. It has carried over in training camp, where Becht is making catches in the flat and releasing for throws down the middle. And he still moves the pile when asked to block. "We brought Alex in for specific roles, like stretching the field," said Becht, who turned 29 Tuesday. "But I have a role that's my own, and I'm comfortable and confident with what I can do. I think we're going to be a great combo."

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