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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Finish Signing Their Rookie Class by Inking First-Rounder Mark Barron
July 20th, 2012 at 8:43 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers moved quickly after the NFL Draft to sign their entire rookie class. Everyone signed their names on the dotted line several weeks ago except first-rounder Mark Barron. Well, that is no longer the case as Barron, who was the No. 7 overall pick, has reportedly signed with...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Position Battles: Running Backs
June 11th, 2012 at 7:04 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are about to participate in their final minicamp of the offseason before training camp in July. While the team won't be able to hold contact practices, the minicamp is still important because players are learning their new playbooks and absorbing new head coach Greg Schiano's philosophy. But some players...

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ink a Pair of West Virginia Rookies
May 14th, 2012 at 6:19 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are working hard to get all of their 2012 draft picks under contract as quickly as possible. After signing seventh-round picks running back Michael Smith and tight end Drake Dunsmore last week, the Buccaneers inked a pair of West Virginia defenders that they selected in rounds...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Waive Jordan Jefferson After Four Days
May 11th, 2012 at 1:34 PM
The Buccaneers announced yesterday that they have let go of rookie Jordan Jefferson, former quarterback of LSU, after only four days with the team. They had added him to their 90-man offseason roster on Sunday. ***PHOTO1*** The quarterback's college career ended with a loss to Alabama in the BCS National Championship Game...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sign Seventh Round Picks TE Drake Dunsmore and RB Michael Smith
May 8th, 2012 at 4:30 PM
Yesterday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed two seventh round picks to four year contracts. They signed Tight End Drake Dunsmore and Running Back Michael Smith. Michael Smith is a running back from alma mater Utah State and was selected 212th overall. He played 28 games with 12 starts and...

Grading the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 2012 NFL Draft Picks
May 1st, 2012 at 10:11 PM
NFL experts and draftniks everywhere are praising the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' haul in the 2012 NFL Draft. The Buccaneers took chances, moved down, moved up, traded picks, and it looks like all the moves may pay off for them. It's obviously premature to give the Bucs a grade for this draft...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sign 14 Undrafted Free Agents
April 30th, 2012 at 1:44 PM
After what many draftniks and experts called a very successful haul for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2012 NFL Draft, the team went hunting and digging for talented players that didn't get their names called at Radio City Music Hall. Tampa Bay signed 14 undrafted free agents over the weekend...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Go Offense in the Seventh Round of the 2012 NFL Draft
April 28th, 2012 at 10:39 PM
Four of the first five selections by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2012 NFL Draft were defensive players. But in the seventh round, the Buccaneers went with offense and picked two guys who could turn into late round gems. The Bucs had two selections in the seventh round and used...

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Add a Pair of West Virginia Defenders in Rounds Five and Six
April 28th, 2012 at 5:29 PM
On the final day of the 2012 NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers continued to address their needs on the defensive side of the ball. After not having a pick in rounds three and four because they traded them away on Friday night to move up and select Nebraska linebacker...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Trade Back into the Second Round to Select Nebraska LB Lavonte David
April 27th, 2012 at 9:12 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers weren't done playing the trading game on Day 2 of the NFL Draft. After trading back into the first round to select Boise State running back Doug Martin on Thursday night, the Buccaneers moved back into the second round to select Nebraska linebacker Lavonte David. Tampa Bay...

Buccaneers Welcome Mark Barron and Doug Martin to Tampa Bay
April 27th, 2012 at 6:45 PM
It was a whirlwind first round for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last night at Radio City Music Hall. The team traded down, they traded up, and picked up an extra pick in all the chaos. But in the end, the Bucs landed two players that they fell in love with...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Trade Down, Select Alabama Safety Mark Barron with Seventh Pick of 2012 NFL Draft
April 26th, 2012 at 10:00 PM
Morris Claiborne. Nope.  Trent Richardson. Have fun in Cleveland. Luke Kuechly. We'll see ya twice a year. Justin Blackmon. Jacksonville isn't that bad. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers threw everyone a curveball in the first round of the NFL Draft, trading the fifth overall pick to Jacksonville for the rights to the Jags top pick (seventh overall) and...

Is Moving up for RB Trent Richardson Worth It for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?
April 26th, 2012 at 1:44 PM
The usual smokescreens and rumors are still flying around today with the 2012 NFL Draft just a few hours away. The big news today is that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are in love with Alabama running back Trent Richardson and are reportedly exploring options on how to draft him. "The Tampa Bay...

Ranking the Best and Worst Top 10 Draft Picks in Tampa Bay Buccaneers History
April 25th, 2012 at 7:56 PM
Tomorrow night, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will pick in the top 10 of the NFL Draft for the 16th time in franchise history. Some of those picks turned out very well. Some, obviously, did not. This year the Bucs have the No. 5 overall pick, barring a trade of course. Tampa...

Buccaneers101.com’s Final 2012 NFL Mock Draft
April 23rd, 2012 at 5:26 PM
Buccaneers101.com’s Mock Draft 6.0 1. Colts: Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford – The Colts have already informed Luck that they will take him with the No. 1 overall pick. Time for him to start working his tail off to get the Colts back to the playoffs. 2. Redskins: Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor – Daniel Snyder gave up...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Looking to Move CB Aqib Talib Before the Draft
April 18th, 2012 at 12:09 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have already sent one troublemaker packing -- safety Tanard Jackson, who is now with the Redskins -- and are looking to get rid of another one. According to multiple reports, the Bucs are shopping cornerback Aqib Talib before the NFL Draft in order to secure more draft...

Would Tampa Bay Buccaneers Select RB Trent Richardson Over CB Morris Claiborne?
April 16th, 2012 at 7:06 PM
Come draft day in a few weeks, all signs point to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selecting LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne to help bolster the secondary and take over for team legend Ronde Barber when he decides to call it quits. Heck, even Barber himself recently said that he believes the...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2012 7-Round Mock Draft
April 14th, 2012 at 11:00 AM
Buccaneers101.com 2012 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7-round Mock Draft Round 1 - Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU With the recent release of safety Tanard Jackson, the Buccaneers need help in the secondary now more than ever. Add in the fact that Tampa Bay plays in the pass-happy NFC South against quarterbacks Drew Brees, Matt Ryan,...

“Safety Poor” Tampa Bay Buccaneers Have Few Free Agent Pool, NFL Draft Options
April 12th, 2012 at 9:00 AM
After the Monday afternoon release of Tanard Jackson, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers depth chart at the safety position looks awfully bare. With Jackson out and Cody Grimm’s future uncertain after a knee injury, the Bucs have only the trio of Larry Asante, Ahmad Black, and Devin Holland on the roster....

Buccaneers101.com 2012 NFL Mock Draft 5.0
April 9th, 2012 at 8:16 PM
Buccaneers101.com’s Mock Draft 5.0 Colts: Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford - Peyton Manning is in the rearview mirror and the Colts have no set their attention to his successor. The Colts have their sights set on Luck and he looks to be the guy in Indy for the next 10+ years. Redskins: Robert Griffin III, QB,...