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Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Da’Quan Bowers Suspended Two Games
October 21st, 2014 at 4:37 PM
Da’Quan Bowers of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has been suspended without pay for the team’s next two games for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances, the Buccaneers announced on Tuesday. ***PHOTO1*** Bowers’ suspension begins immediately. He will be eligible to return to the Buccaneers’ active roster on Monday, Nov....

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Utilizing Bye Week to Regroup on Defense
October 18th, 2014 at 5:08 PM
Through the first six weeks of the season, the 1-5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers surprisingly rank last or near the bottom in all of the key defensive statistics. The Buccaneers allow a league-worst 34 points a game and also bring up the rear in yards allowed (422.8). The unit ranks next-to-last...

Linebacker Lavonte David Among Bright Spots for Tampa Bay Buccaneers
October 8th, 2014 at 3:23 PM
There hasn’t been a lot to celebrate on defense for the injury-depleted Tampa Bay Buccaneers this season, but the play of linebacker Lavonte David has definitely caught the eye through the first five games of the season. ***PHOTO1*** David is currently leading the NFL in solo tackles (41) and tackles for loss...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Look to Reverse New Orleans Saints’ Dome Domination
October 5th, 2014 at 11:22 AM
Despite disappointing starts to the season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-3) and the New Orleans Saints (1-3) enter today’s 1 p.m. (ET) matchup at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome only one game out of first place. The Buccaneers notched an upset victory on the road last week against the Pittsburgh Steelers, while the...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Gerald McCoy: ‘We’ve Got a Lot of Momentum Heading to New Orleans’
October 3rd, 2014 at 10:25 PM
Despite an 0-3 start to the season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-3) travel to New Orleans to take on the Saints (1-3) on Sunday only one game out of first place in the NFC South. The Atlanta Falcons and Carolina Panthers top the division at 2-2. “That’s the league. This year,...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Back in Race for Supremacy in NFC South
September 29th, 2014 at 7:49 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers notched their first win of the season Sunday, defeating a tough Pittsburgh Steelers team in a hostile environment at Heinz Field. With all of their division rivals—the New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons and Carolina Panthers—losing in Week 4, the Buccaneers (1-3) find themselves right back in the...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Clinton McDonald: ‘We Have to Work Harder’
September 22nd, 2014 at 4:47 PM
Without ignoring what has transpired in the first three weeks of the season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-3) believe they have the talent to turn things around. They’ll have to if they are going to come close to meeting expectations. It doesn’t get any easier for the Bucs in Week 4...

Gerald McCoy Hoping to Return for Week 4 Road Test Against Pittsburgh Steelers
September 21st, 2014 at 8:45 PM
It had to be painful for Gerald McCoy to watch from the sidelines the thrashing his Tampa Bay Buccaneers endured against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome Thursday night. Meeting with reporters at One Buc Place on Friday, McCoy, who sat out the Falcons game with a broken hand suffered...

Gerald McCoy a Game-Time Decision for Tampa Bay Buccaneers
September 18th, 2014 at 11:47 AM
Gerald McCoy, who suffered a broken left hand in the loss to the St. Louis Rams on Sunday was in a cast on Tuesday and is being listed as a game-time decision for tonight’s matchup against the Atlanta Falcons. ***PHOTO1*** “It’s not a club,” Lovie Smith said in describing the type of...

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 Announce Team Captains
September 2nd, 2014 at 1:47 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers named the team’s five captains on Monday, six days before the season opener against the Carolina Panthers at Raymond James Stadium. ***PHOTO1*** On offense, the team voted for quarterback Josh McCown and wide receiver Vincent Jackson (pictured). The defense is represented by defensive tackle Gerald McCoy and linebacker...

New-Look Tampa Bay Buccaneers Aim to Rise from NFC South Cellar; Host Panthers in Week 1
August 31st, 2014 at 9:54 AM
Expectations are high for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers heading into the 2014 season. The Bucs haven’t made the playoffs since 2007, but with a host of new faces teaming with the likes of defensive leader Gerald McCoy and offensive stars Vincent Jackson and Doug Martin, Tampa Bay appears poised to...

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...

Injury Threatening to Cost Da’Quan Bowers a Roster Spot with Tampa Bay Buccaneers
August 22nd, 2014 at 1:39 PM
Oft-injured defensive lineman Da’Quan Bowers continues to nurse a groin strain that appears to be hurting his opportunity to secure a roster spot with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. ***PHOTO1*** Bowers, who caught the eye in drills early in training camp, had three tackles in the preseason opener Aug. 8 against the Jacksonville...

Pro Bowl Cornerback Alterraun Verner Returns to Team Drills; Expected to Play Against Buffalo Bills
August 19th, 2014 at 2:27 PM
Pro Bowl cornerback Alterraun Verner, who injured his hamstring on the third day of training camp and has missed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ first two preseason games, is expected to return to team drills today and see his first game action of the season on the road against the Buffalo...

Buccaneers Vs. Dolphins: What to Watch For
August 16th, 2014 at 11:43 AM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers make their home debut under Lovie Smith tonight, hosting the Miami Dolphins at Raymond James Stadium in Week 2 of the preseason. ***PHOTO1*** Both the Bucs and the Dolphins are coming off preseason Week 1 losses by identical scores. The Bucs lost 16-10 to the Jacksonville Jaguars while...

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...