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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Announce Roster Moves: Charles Sims Activated
November 1st, 2014 at 10:22 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that they have activated rookie running back Charles Sims (pictured) and have promoted defensive tackle Matthew Masifilo and wide receiver Marcus Thigpen to the active roster from the practice squad. ***PHOTO1*** Sims, a third-round draft pick in this year’s NFL Draft, was placed on the injured...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Part Ways with Mark Barron and Jonathan Casillas
October 28th, 2014 at 9:00 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced that safety Mark Barron was traded to the St. Louis Rams and linebacker Jonathan Casillas was sent to the New England Patriots. Both players were traded for future undisclosed draft picks. ***PHOTO1*** Taken by the Buccaneers in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft, Barron (pictured)...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Gerald McCoy Agree to Seven-Year Contract Extension
October 25th, 2014 at 2:29 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed to a seven-year contract extension with defensive tackle Gerald McCoy. The deal, which was first reported by Jay Glazer of Fox Sports, is reportedly worth $98 million with $51.5 million guaranteed. ***PHOTO1*** “From the moment Lovie (Smith) and I arrived here, we knew it was vital...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Place Defensive End Adrian Clayborn on Injured Reserve
September 12th, 2014 at 12:52 PM
The injuries continue to mount for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs announced today that the team has placed defensive end Adrian Clayborn on Injured Reserve (biceps) and re-signed defensive end Scott Solomon. Clayborn (pictured), who is out for the year, started Tampa Bay’s season opener against Carolina, recording one tackle. ***PHOTO1*** Solomon...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Place Mike Jenkins on Injured Reserve; Waive Scott Solomon
September 10th, 2014 at 8:30 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers today announced that they have placed cornerback Mike Jenkins (pictured) on Injured Reserve (pectoral) and waived defensive end Scott Solomon. ***PHOTO1*** Johnthan Banks (pictured below), who split snaps with Jenkins against the Carolina Panthers, will start Sunday when the Bucs host the St. Louis Rams. “Johnthan did some good...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Bring Back Defensive End Larry English
September 9th, 2014 at 2:16 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers today announced that they have re-signed defensive end Larry English and waived Steven Means. English, a first-round pick of the San Diego Chargers in 2009, was signed by the Bucs in the preseason and recorded two sacks in three games. He was let go during the final...

Buccaneers Re-Sign Major Wright; Place Charles Sims on Injured Reserve
September 3rd, 2014 at 11:43 AM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have already brought a player back that was cut last week, signing safety Major Wright on Wednesday after placing running back Charles Sims on the injured reserve-designated to return list. ***PHOTO1*** Wright played for coach Lovie Smith in Chicago and was a surprise cut on Saturday. Signing Wright,...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Fill Out 10-Man Practice Squad
September 1st, 2014 at 1:27 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers today announced that they have signed cornerback Derrius Brooks (pictured), cornerback Brandon Dixon, linebacker Carlos Fields and safety Kimario McFadden to the team’s practice squad. ***PHOTO1*** Brooks (5-10, 192) originally entered the league as a college free agent with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2012 before playing in the...

Buccaneers Claim Garrett Gilkey Off Waivers from Browns; Sign Six to Practice Squad
August 31st, 2014 at 6:51 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers today announced that they were awarded offensive lineman Garrett Gilkey off of waivers from the Cleveland Browns. ***PHOTO1*** Gilkey (pictured No.65) originally entered the league as a seventh-round pick of the Browns in the 2013 NFL Draft. Last season, Gilkey played in six games, with one start...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Make Final Cuts to Get Roster to 53 Players
August 30th, 2014 at 8:35 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers completed their final round of cuts on Saturday, trimming the roster to 53 players. ***PHOTO1*** Chief among the surprises on Saturday was the release of wide receiver and kick returner Solomon Patton (pictured above). An undrafted rookie from Florida, Patton fielded most of the punt and kick returns...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Release Jeff Demps and Mike Kafka
August 30th, 2014 at 2:05 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released running back Jeff Demps and quarterback Mike Kafka. Both players are eligible to be signed to the practice squad. ***PHOTO1*** Demps, a former Florida Gator and Olympic silver medalist in the 4-by-100 relay, impressed in training camp with his world-class speed but was unable to...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cut Kicker Connor Barth
August 29th, 2014 at 3:45 PM
WDAE-AM620 reports that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in a bit of a surprise move, have released kicker Connor Barth in favor of Patrick Murray. ***PHOTO1*** Barth, who had a base salary of $2 million, missed all of last season due to an Achilles injury. He connected on 84.2% of his field goal...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Process of Trimming Roster to 53 Players
August 29th, 2014 at 1:15 PM
Undrafted rookies Nate Askew and Keith Lewis made standout plays in Thursday’s loss to the Washington Redskins, but it appears it may not be enough to secure a roster spot with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this season. ***PHOTO1*** Although the team has not yet made a formal announcement, according to the Tampa...

Blockbuster Trade for Logan Mankins Bolsters Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Offensive Line
August 27th, 2014 at 6:53 PM
Tuesday’s surprise trade with the New England Patriots that brought guard Logan Mankins to Tampa Bay in exchange for tight end Tim Wright adds some much-needed strength to the Buccaneers’ offensive line. ***PHOTO1*** Much maligned early in the preseason, the Buccaneers’ offensive line is instantly improved with the addition of Mankins, a...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Acquire Six-Time Pro Bowl Guard Logan Mankins in Trade with Patriots
August 26th, 2014 at 6:59 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers today announced the acquisition of guard Logan Mankins from the New England Patriots in exchange for tight end Tim Wright and an undisclosed draft pick. The trade comes one day after the Buccaneers visited with Richie Incognito. ***PHOTO1*** “We have a responsibility to our team and of course...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Part Ways with 12 Players; Three More Cuts Needed by Tuesday
August 24th, 2014 at 4:54 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced roster moves on Sunday, parting ways with 12 players. They have two more days to release three additional players to get the roster to 75 as mandated by the NFL. ***PHOTO1*** The most surprising names on the list were wide receiver Tommy Streeter, who was sharp in...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cut Veteran Wide Receiver Lavelle Hawkins
August 21st, 2014 at 12:24 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released veteran wide receiver Lavelle Hawkins, according to Roy Cummings of The Tampa Tribune. ***PHOTO1*** Hawkins signed with the Bucs following the team’s trade of Mike Williams to the Buffalo Bills in April. Hawkins played four games for the Chargers last year and previously played with the...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Agree to Terms with Veteran Defender Larry English
August 15th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers came to terms on Thursday with veteran defender Larry English, who was released last month by the San Diego Chargers. ***PHOTO1*** Drafted by the Chargers out of Northern Illinois in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft, English has appeared in just 52 games over five injury-filled...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Announce That All 2014 Home Games Will Be Televised Locally
August 12th, 2014 at 4:20 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Monday that all home games will be broadcast locally as projections show the team will surpass the NFL’s threshold of 85% tickets sold for the majority of regular season home games. ***PHOTO1*** The two preseason home games against the Miami Dolphins (Aug. 16) and Washington Redskins (Aug....

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Remain Linked to San Francisco 49ers Guard Alex Boone
August 11th, 2014 at 1:46 PM
Poor play from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ offensive line in the first preseason game of the season last week against the Jacksonville Jaguars has the Bucs' front office and coaching staff scrambling to shore up a unit in need of veteran leadership. As a result, the Bucs continue to express...