Ahmad Black DB TB Jul 12 '79

Bucs released S Ahmad Black.

Ahmad Black DB TB Aug 17 '78

Bucs S Ahmad Black was cited for marijuana possession last week.

Black had a small amount of marijuan on his person. He's been a coverage asset in 175 subpackage snaps this season. The 2011 fifth-rounder is a candidate for suspension under the league's substance abuse policy.

Ahmad Black DB TB Mar 15 '78

Ahmad Black is running as the Bucs' second-team free safety at OTAs.

He's behind converted cornerback Ronde Barber, while Cody Grimm is practicing as Mark Barron's top backup at strong safety. Barber may drop down to cover the slot on passing downs this season, which could move Black into a nickel back role if he holds off Grimm and Larry Asante to be the Bucs' third safety.

Ahmad Black DB TB Jan 22 '78

The Bucs are "intrigued by the playmaking ability" of FS Ahmad Black.

Black has always had playmaking ability, but he's undersized with a glaring lack of speed. The team is "still high" on Larry Asante as well, though they could look to free agents O.J. Atogwe or Melvin Bullitt along with a draft pick or two after losing both starting safeties.

Ahmad Black DB TB Sep 18 '77

Bucs signed S Ahmad Black from their practice squad.

Black had an extremely productive career with the Gators, but he's undersized and speed-challenged at the NFL level. He figures to start his NFL career on special teams.

Ahmad Black DB TB Jun 14 '77

Bucs waived or released S Ahmad Black, S Dominique Harris, LB Brandon Heath, LB Simoni Lawrence, DE Alex Magee, FB/LB Nick Reveiz, LB Derrell Smith and DT Al Woods.

A fifth-round pick, Black simply missed too much time in camp with a high-ankle sprain. Under-sized and slow for an NFL safety, Black is going to have to prove himself on the practice squad before he's signed to anybody's active roster.

Ahmad Black DB TB Jun 08 '77

Bucs rookie S Ahmad Black has finally resumed practicing after suffering a high ankle sprain early in camp.

We still fear it may be too little too late for the fifth-round pick. Black has missed the last two preseason games after a quiet start to training camp. He needs to make an impression in the exhibition finale to avoid final cuts.

Ahmad Black DB TB May 28 '77

Bucs rookie S Ahmad Black suffered a high ankle sprain in practice last weekend.

Black has a big name as a Mike Mayock favorite, but ultimately he's a fifth-round pick vying for a roster spot and can't afford missed time. Black has been mostly quiet in training camp, and didn't make an impact in the preseason opener.