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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Hire Paul Spicer as Assistant Defensive Line Coach
February 26th, 2015 at 5:39 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that they have named Paul Spicer assistant defensive line coach. Spicer will work with defensive line coach Joe Cullen. Spicer entered the league as a player with the Detroit Lions in 1999, before spending the majority of the next eight seasons (2000-08) with the Jacksonville...

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tony Dungy and John Lynch Among Hall of Fame Finalists Again
January 9th, 2015 at 10:17 AM
The NFL announced on Thursday that former Buccaneers head coach Tony Dungy and safety John Lynch were among the 15 finalists who will be considered for election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame when the Hall’s Selection Committee meets in Phoenix on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. ***PHOTO1*** “Last year, it was...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Gerald McCoy, Earns NFL All-Pro Honors
January 5th, 2015 at 6:57 PM
The Associated Press announced its annual All-Pro team Friday, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy was awarded second-team designation from AP voters. ***PHOTO1*** The announcement marks McCoy’s second consecutive season earning All-Pro honors. McCoy is the fourth Buccaneers defensive lineman to earn multiple All-Pro selections, joining Simeon Rice, Warren Sapp...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Gerald McCoy Named to the 2015 Pro Bowl
December 23rd, 2014 at 9:43 PM
The NFL announced today that Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy has been named to the 2015 Pro Bowl. McCoy is the first Buccaneers player to earn Pro Bowl honors in three consecutive seasons since Ronde Barber (2004-06) and Derrick Brooks (1997-06). ***PHOTO1*** “It’s an honor to once again be named...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Place Gerald McCoy, Two Others on Injured Reserve
December 16th, 2014 at 9:02 PM
Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (knee), wide receiver Louis Murphy (ankle), and tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins were placed on Injured Reserve, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced on Tuesday. Head coach Lovie Smith addressed McCoy’s situation on Monday following the Week 15 loss to the Carolina Panthers in which McCoy sprained his right...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Lavonte David Expects to Return on Sunday
November 28th, 2014 at 3:35 PM
Linebacker Lavonte David has been one of the few bright spots this season for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The NFL’s co-leading solo tackler with 81 unassisted tackles, David was forced to miss last week’s game against the Chicago Bears with a hamstring injury, but the third-year pro is confident 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 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)...

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...

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’ Gerald McCoy: ‘We’ve Just Got to Be Tougher’
October 23rd, 2014 at 7:15 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers return from a bye week eager to host the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium. In an attempt to light a fire under his teammates, defensive tackle Gerald McCoy said on Thursday that the Buccaneers must toughen up on defense. ***PHOTO1*** “If you look out there...

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. 3...

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...