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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 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...

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...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Making the Most of the Summer Heat in Training Camp
July 28th, 2014 at 8:36 PM
With the heat index flirting with 100 degrees in Tampa, Fla., on Monday at One Buc Place, Lovie Smith and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers endured a healthy dose of Florida’s oppressive heat during the fourth day of training camp. [caption id="attachment_18882" align="alignnone" width="465" caption="Players have endured high temperatures in training camp"]Michael...

Lovie Smith: Releasing Darrelle Revis ‘Not an Easy Decision’ for Tampa Bay Buccaneers
July 19th, 2014 at 5:59 PM
A disappointing 4-12 a season ago, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers likely have as many new players for 2014 as any team in the NFL. Among the departed from last year’s squad is elite cornerback Darrelle Revis, who was released in March. ***PHOTO1*** Head coach Lovie Smith told Buccaneers.com this week that parting...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Trade for CB Darrelle Revis
April 21st, 2013 at 5:36 PM
  After several weeks of speculating and rumors, it's official: cornerback Darrelle Revis is now a Buccaneer. Tampa Bay and the New York Jets came to an agreement on Sunday to send the star defensive back to the Bucs. In exchange for the All-Pro Revis, the Jets got the Bucs' 2013...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Consider Cornerback Tyrann Mathieu
April 6th, 2013 at 1:44 PM
Tyrann Mathieu, the former All-American cornerback and Heisman Trophy finalist at Louisiana State University, may be playing cornerback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next season. Mathieu, otherwise known as the "Honey Badger" due to his stupendous but sometimes careless and reckless defensive back play, worked out at a local college...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Ronde Barber Says He Won’t Play for Anyone Else
March 25th, 2013 at 9:26 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers haven't been very active in free agency so far other than signing star free safety Dashon Goldson to a massive five-year contract. With the Goldson acquisition, the Bucs now have a two-time Pro Bowler back deep next to 2012 first-round pick Mark Barron, who is the...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Lose CB E.J. Biggers to the Washington Redskins
March 20th, 2013 at 8:23 PM
It's no secret the Tampa Bay Buccaneers need cornerbacks. They don't have many right now and the ones they do have aren't superstars. And with the corner position already on life support, the Bucs lost a member of their secondary today. E.J.Biggers, a seventh-round pick in 2009, elected to sign with...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Free Agency Strategy is Baffling So Far
March 14th, 2013 at 9:07 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made a big splash yesterday when the rolled out the red carpet for safety Dashon Golson and signed him to a luctrative five-year, $41.25 million deal. The Bucs also added Jonathan Casillas yesterday and Kevin Olgetree today, boosting their linebacker and wide receiver depth, respectively. And while...

Former Buccaneer Aqib Talib May Be Looking for a New Team
February 5th, 2013 at 7:18 PM
Last season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers gave up on cornerback Aqib Talib and dealt him to the New England Patriots just before the trade deadline for a fourth round pick. Many assumed coach Bill Belichick would be able to control Talib and get the most out of his immense talent. The...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Should Pursue CB Mike Jenkins in Free Agency
January 31st, 2013 at 11:01 PM
In 2008, most fans and experts assumed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers would select cornerback Mike Jenkins with their first round selection. Instead, the Bucs passed on Jenkins and picked Aqib Talib and, well, you know how that turned out. With the Bucs in dire need of some help in the secondary,...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Holiday Wishlist for 2013
December 20th, 2012 at 6:48 PM
In the spirit of the holiday season, Buccaneers101.com has compiled a wishlist for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Here are three things the Bucs would like in 2013 as they try to build on the foundation that was established this season in year one of Greg Schiano: 1. A Shutdown Cornerback Does this one...

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Secondary on Record Pace
December 14th, 2012 at 11:14 PM
Anyone that's watched a Tampa Bay Buccaneers game this knows just how bad their secondary has been. It's a group that features potential Hall of Famer Ronde Barber at free safety, but he doesn't have much around him other than a bunch of rookies and undrafted free agents. Tampa Bay's secondary...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ CB Anthony Gaitor Set to Return from Injury
December 3rd, 2012 at 4:45 PM
While the Tampa Bay Buccaneers await word on the status of cornerback LeQuan Lewis's knee injury, they are ready to welcome back another member of the secondary. Cornerback Anthony Gaitor is eligible to return from injured reserve and head coach Greg Schiano says the second-year pro will play this week against...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB LeQuan Lewis’ Knee Injury Could Be Serious
December 2nd, 2012 at 10:03 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers already owned the NFL's worst secondary going into their Week 13 matchup against the Denver Broncos. And while Peyton Manning only threw for 242 yards (and three touchdowns) against Tampa Bay's defensive backs, the unit looks like it is going to be down another man moving forward. Per...

Eric Wright’s Suspension Means His Days with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are Likely Over
November 26th, 2012 at 8:17 PM
We knew it might be coming thanks to Jay Glazer's report several weeks ago, but Tampa Bay Buccaneers' cornerback Eric Wright has been hit with a four-game suspension for violating the league's performance enhancing drug policy by using Adderall without a prescription. Head coach Greg Schiano confirmed Wright's suspension today and...

Cornerback Eric Wright May Be Available for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Come Sunday
November 23rd, 2012 at 6:46 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers face the one of the NFL's most potent passing attacks on Sunday when the Atlanta Falcons and quarterback Matt Ryan come to town. Ryan, along with Roddy White, Julio Jones, and Tony Gonzalez, are averaging 292.9 passing yards per game this season. That does not bode well...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Next Two Games Will Make or Break Their Season
November 20th, 2012 at 10:00 AM
After last season's debacle, no one expected the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to have a winning record in 2012. In fact, many experts thought the Bucs would finish at the bottom of the NFC South behind the well-rounded Atlanta Falcons, high-powered New Orleans Saints, and the up-and-coming Carolina Panthers. Well, not only does...

Leonard Johnson Stepping up in Aqib Talib’s Absence
November 4th, 2012 at 11:14 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers don't seem to miss cornerback Aqib Talib at all. Yes, they gave up 414 passing yards and four touchdowns to Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer on Sunday. But the Bucs moved to 3-1 without Talib this season and appear to have found his replacement in the process. Undrafted rookie Leonard...