Updated: July 11, 2003, 10:23 AM ETBy By Darrell Trimble
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: It was good news all around for RB Michael Pittman on Thursday. A judge decided to allow Pittman to accompany the Bucs to Japan for an Aug. 2 exhibition game, and Pittman's attorney told the Tamap Tribune that prosecutors told him they are not opposed to delaying a probation revocation hearing that could result in Pittman being thrown in jail before the start of the NFL season. The hearing, set for July 21, is to determine whether Pittman violated terms of a three-year probation he was serving when he had an argument with his wife outside their Tempe, Ariz., home May 31. Miami Dolphins: The team waived LB Joshua Symonette on Thursday, according to the Miami Herald. Symonette (5'10", 225) went to training camp with Miami in 2002 but did not make the roster. The club signed him again Jan. 28 and allocated him to NFL Europe, where he played with the Berlin Thunder this past spring. In Berlin, Symonette started at outside linebacker and recorded 28 tackles. Atlanta Falcons: Somebody forgot to tell Atlanta that the signing of draft picks is going slowly this offseason. CB Bryan Scott signed a five-year contract with the Falcons on Thursday, leaving FB Justin Griffith the only unsigned rookie among Atlanta's six draft picks. Things were so easy that Scott's agent, Tony Agnone, almost felt like he was a third wheel. "It was quick," Agnone told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "If they were all that easy, I'd be out of work."