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Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Lovie Smith and Josh McCown Set for Return to Soldier Field
November 20th, 2014 at 11:04 PM
The 2-8 Tampa Bay Buccaneers will hit the road for a Week 12 clash with the 4-6 Chicago Bears on Sunday in a matchup that features a pair of familiar faces returning to Soldier Field. Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith and quarterback Josh McCown return to Chicago to take on...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Mike Evans Proving Best of Deep Rookie Class of Wide Receivers
November 18th, 2014 at 3:42 PM
Wide receiver Mike Evans vaulted to the head of this season’s rookie class of wide receivers with a career-best performance in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ victory over the Washington Redskins on Sunday. Since Tampa Bay’s bye week in Week 7, Evans has been more than simply a standout rookie; he...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Continue to Search for Answers as Losses Mount
November 12th, 2014 at 9:10 PM
Head coach Lovie Smith’s first season at the helm of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has gone awry in more ways than one, and the 1-8 Buccaneers are in the NFC South cellar as they prepare for their Week 11 test against the Washington Redskins. ***PHOTO1*** The reasons for the dismal record are...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Charles Sims Expected to Make Regular-Season Debut on Sunday
November 8th, 2014 at 7:23 PM
Rookie running back Charles Sims is expected to make his NFL regular season debut for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons at Raymond James Stadium. Sims' first taste of regular-season action was delayed after he underwent surgery on an injured right ankle in August. It has been...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Josh McCown Named Starting Quarterback Vs. Atlanta Falcons
November 5th, 2014 at 9:34 PM
As expected, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers named Josh McCown the starting quarterback for Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons at Raymond James Stadium. Mike Glennon has started the last five games since stepping in for McCown, who injured the thumb on his throwing hand in the third game of the...

Josh McCown Expected to Regain Starting Job at Quarterback for Tampa Bay Buccaneers
November 4th, 2014 at 9:45 PM
During an appearance on the Total Access radio show on WDAE 620 AM on Tuesday night, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon indicated that Josh McCown will be named the team’s starting quarterback for Sunday’s Week 10 matchup against the Atlanta Falcons. Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith is expected to...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Lovie Smith Considering a Change at Quarterback
November 4th, 2014 at 4:18 PM
Less than 24 hours after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost yet another close game on Sunday, head coach Lovie Smith met with the press at One Buc Place on Monday and shared his thoughts on the quarterback situation ahead of this week’s game against the Atlanta Falcons. ***PHOTO1*** Mike Glennon is coming...

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’ Mike Evans Living up to Promise
October 31st, 2014 at 8:48 PM
Rookie wide receiver Mike Evans is living up to the lofty expectations that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers entertained when they took him as the seventh overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. ***PHOTO1*** At 6-foot-5, 231 pounds, Evans creates matchup nightmares for cornerbacks. At the halfway point of the season, the first-year...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Charles Sims Eyeing Week 9 Return
October 30th, 2014 at 7:10 PM
Rookie running back Charles Sims, who has missed the first half of the season for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers due to an ankle injury that required surgery, may make his NFL regular-season debut in Week 9 against the Cleveland Browns. The third-round pick flashed promise in training camp and he...

Takeaways from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Week 8 Loss
October 27th, 2014 at 9:33 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had hoped to parlay their Week 7 bye into a home win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. The plan didn’t materialize, as the Bucs dropped to 1-6 following a gut-wrenching 19-13 overtime loss at Raymond James Stadium. ***PHOTO1*** “Ideally, that’s not how we wanted to start it...

Expect the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to Be More Physical in Week 8 Test Vs. Minnesota Vikings
October 25th, 2014 at 1:08 PM
Coming off a 48-17 blowout loss at home that defied explanation in Week 6, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers appear to have taken advantage of a well-timed bye week and are as healthy as they've been all season heading into Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings at Raymond James Stadium. If they...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sign Wide Receiver and Kick Returner Trindon Holliday
October 21st, 2014 at 10:40 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have announced the signing of wide receiver/kick returner Trindon Holliday. ***PHOTO1*** Holliday originally entered the league as a Houston Texans' sixth-round draft pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. After spending his rookie season on Injured Reserve, Holliday spent the 2011 season and part of the 2012 season with...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Getting Back to Basics During Bye Week
October 16th, 2014 at 4:40 PM
Head coach Lovie Smith is viewing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ bye week as a second training camp of sorts. “That’s how we’re looking at it and for our football team coming out of a training camp starting the season, that’s exactly the approach that we’re going to take and with training...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Jorvorskie Lane Suspended
October 15th, 2014 at 6:28 PM
Jorvorskie Lane 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 team announced on Wednesday. ***PHOTO1*** Lane’s suspension begins immediately. He will be eligible to return to the Buccaneers’ active roster on Monday, Nov. 3 following...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Mike Glennon Likely to Start Again at Quarterback Against Baltimore Ravens
October 7th, 2014 at 1:58 PM
Heading into Sunday’s home game against the Baltimore Ravens, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have plenty of areas to focus on, but the quarterback position isn’t one of them. Mike Glennon, who has started the last two games in place of injured starter Josh McCown, engineered a last-minute drive to defeat the...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Louis Murphy Seeking Encore Performance Vs. New Orleans Saints
September 30th, 2014 at 8:26 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Louis Murphy played a key role in Sunday’s win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, hauling in six catches for 99 yards. Murphy saved his best for last, however, with a 41-yard reception that put the Bucs in scoring position with just seconds remaining in the game. Murphy...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vs. Pittsburgh Steelers: What to Watch For
September 28th, 2014 at 12:50 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-3) face a tall task today in attempting to halt a six-game losing streak dating back to last season when they take on the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field. Mike Glennon will get the start at quarterback, replacing the injured Josh McCown, who suffered a sprained thumb...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Mike Kafka Promoted to Active Roster
September 26th, 2014 at 4:36 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday announced that they have promoted quarterback Mike Kafka from the practice squad to the active roster and waived guard Rishaw Johnson. ...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Mike Glennon Lands in Starter’s Role Once Again
September 25th, 2014 at 3:40 PM
It didn’t take Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Love Smith long to acquire Josh McCown upon his arrival in January. In the same breath that he named McCown the starting quarterback of the Bucs after signing him in March, Smith declared Mike Glennon the franchise’s quarterback of the future. Following an...