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Ahmad Black | Defensive Back | #43

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/12/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 184
College: Florida
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 5 (151) / TB
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Bucs waived FS Ahmad Black.
The 0-4 Bucs continue to raise eyebrows while on their bye week. Black played on 56-of-65 snaps in Week 4, but has been susceptible to coverage busts. Tue, Oct 1, 2013 09:15:00 AM

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

He was not arrested. Black had less than 20 grams of marijuana in his vehicle. 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.
Tue, Nov 6, 2012 03:06:00 PM

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

He's behind converted CB Ronde Barber, while Cody Grimm is practicing as Mark Barron's top backup at strong safety. Barber will 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.
Mon, Jun 4, 2012 09:46:00 AM

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.
Fri, Apr 13, 2012 11:34:00 AM

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.
Fri, Dec 9, 2011 10:20:00 AM

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.
Sat, Sep 3, 2011 08:33:00 PM

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.
Mon, Aug 29, 2011 04:56:00 PM

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.
Wed, Aug 17, 2011 09:08:00 PM

Bucs signed fifth-round S Ahmad Black to a four-year contract.

Black isn't very fast or big, but he makes plays. In 39 career starts at Florida, he had 13 interceptions and returned three for touchdowns. He's a project for the Bucs.
Thu, Jul 28, 2011 03:50:00 PM

Buccaneers selected Florida S Ahmad Black with the No. 151 overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft.

Under-sized at 5-foot-9, Black nuked his draft stock by running a 4.7 40-yard dash at his Pro Day. However, he was extremely productive at one of the nation's best football schools, and could be a nice project for Bucs HC Raheem Morris. A solid tackler, he's most effective in zone coverage.
Sat, Apr 30, 2011 02:42:00 PM

The National Football Post's Wes Bunting has spoken with a scout that has a free-agent grade on Florida S Ahmad Black.

Undersized at 5-foot-9, Black has proven to have only 4.7 speed in the 40, causing his stock to free fall. He was a playmaker at Florida, but to be both that short and slow would be almost insurmountable in the NFL. He's still likely to get drafted, however, if only because of his production at one of the nation's best football schools.
Sat, Mar 26, 2011 12:52:00 PM

Florida S Ahmad Black failed to improve on his Combine times Tuesday, running two forty-yard dashes in the 4.7 range at the Gators' Pro Day.

Sporting News' Russ Lande and NFL Network's Michael Lombardi both suggested Black will free-fall due to speed concerns. "That's a fast, fast track," said Lombardi. "4.7 is not a good time. He's going to take a tumble."
Tue, Mar 15, 2011 06:17:00 PM

Florida S Ahmad Black recorded unofficial forty times of 4.74 and 4.78 at the Scouting Combine Tuesday morning.

They're times that could keep him out of the second round. Still a favorite of NFL Network's Mike Mayock, Black was a playmaker for the Gators. In 39 career starts, he picked off 13 passes, batted down 28, returned three of the INTs for TDs, and recorded 14 tackles for loss. Dating back to high school, Black has 33 interceptions in his last seven seasons of football.
Tue, Mar 1, 2011 10:27:00 AM

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