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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...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Will Cliff Avril Be Michael Bennett’s Replacement?
March 12th, 2013 at 1:24 PM
With defensive end Michael Bennett looking more and more like he's done in Tampa Bay, the Buccaneers need to have a backup plan in the event he leaves. Bennett, who led the Bucs in sacks last season with 9.0, is a young, on-the-rise pass rusher and played very well last...

Da’Quan Bowers and Attorney Confident He’ll Be “Exonerated”
February 19th, 2013 at 7:13 PM
Following his surprising arrest Monday on gun charges in New York, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Da'Quan Bowers was arrained and posted a $10,000 bail later in the evening. Bowers, a second round pick out of Clemson in 2011, was charged with carrying a loaded handgun at LaGuardia airport early Monday...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Da’Quan Bowers Arrested at Airport on Gun Charges
February 18th, 2013 at 6:25 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Da'Quan Bowers was arrested today in New York on gun charges. Bowers, a second round pick in 2011, was arrested at LaGuardia Airport as he was attempting to board a plane to Raleigh, North Carolina. Police discovered a loaded .40 caliber pistol in his carry-on bag...

Will DE Michael Bennett Be a Buccaneer Next Season?
February 18th, 2013 at 12:38 AM
While the Tampa Bay Buccaneers didn't have an amazing pass rush a season ago, there is a possibility that their leading sacker from 2012 may not be back in pewter and red. Defensive end Michael Bennett is an unrestricted free agent and the Bucs have not re-signed him as of...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Part Ways with Another Assistant Coach
January 16th, 2013 at 9:21 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had the NFL's best rush defense in 2012. But that doesn't mean they played great defense. In fact, there were plenty of things wrong with Tampa Bay's defense last season. One of those was the pass rush, or lack thereof. The Bucs had just 27 sacks last...

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...

DE Michael Bennett is Proving His Worth with Excellent Play
December 9th, 2012 at 10:15 PM
Earlier this season, after a two-sack game from defensive end Michael Bennett, Buccaneers101.com said the Tampa Bay Buccaneers should just go ahead and lock him long-term before he has a chance to hit the free agent market this upcoming offseason. They haven't yet, but are probably wishing that they did because...

Monday Musings: 5 Thoughts on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Win Over the Carolina Panthers
November 19th, 2012 at 9:19 PM
1. After each having a terrible turnover that led to points and nearly cost Tampa Bay the victory, it was nice to see quarterback Josh Freeman and running back Doug Martin bounce back late in game when the team needed them the most. While up 10-0, Freeman threw a horrible...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Add a Defensive Tackle, Waive DE Markus White
November 17th, 2012 at 4:57 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made a change along their defensive line on Saturday by waiving defense end Markus White and signing defensive tackle Matthew Masifilo to the 53-man roster. Masifilo comes to Tampa Bay from the San Francisco 49ers' practice squad. Masifilo entered the league as an undrafted free agent from Stanford, where...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vs. Minnesota Vikings Preview
October 25th, 2012 at 12:12 AM
Week 8 Who: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-4) at Minnesota Vikings (5-2) When: Thursday, 10/25 at 8:20 PM Where: Mall of America Field TV: NFL Network Radio: WFUS 103.5 FM/ WDAE 620 AM Sirius: 92 Last Meeting: The Bucs met the Vikings in Week 2 last season and found themselves down 17-0 at halftime while on the road....

DE Da’Quan Bowers Set to Return to Practice for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
October 16th, 2012 at 8:32 PM
A few weeks ago, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost one of their best pass rushers when Adrian Clayborn, the Bucs' 2011 first round pick, landed on injured reserve with a bum knee. But they may be close to getting another talented defensive end back on the playing field. Head coach Greg Schiano...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Add Depth at DE by Signing Veteran Jeff Charleston
September 26th, 2012 at 7:52 PM
With second-year defensive end Adrian Clayborn, who led the Bucs in sacks last season with 7.5, officially on injured reserve, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had a roster spot open and a need for a pass rusher. They filled that spot on Wednesday with the signing of veteran defensive end Jeff Charleston. Charleston...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Adrian Clayborn Needs Knee Surgery, Out for the Rest of the Season
September 24th, 2012 at 8:10 PM
Just when it seemed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had found their pass rush, they lose a valuable member along the defensive line. The Bucs announced the Monday that defensive end Adrian Clayborn needs season-ending knee surgery and will be placed on injured reserve.  ***PHOTO1*** When asked exactly what the injury is, head...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers May Have Lost DE Adrian Clayborn for the Season
September 23rd, 2012 at 8:46 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may have lost more than just another football game on Sunday. Late in the second half of the 16-10 loss to the Cowboys, defensive end Adrian Clayborn was carted off the field when he got tangled up in a pile after a Gerald McCoy sack. It appears that...

Report: Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Davin Joseph to Land on Injured Reserve with Knee Injury
August 24th, 2012 at 11:34 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers earned an impressive 30-28 victory over the New England Patriots on Friday night, but it came at a big price. Pro Bowl guard Davin Joseph suffered a knee injury in the second quarter and had to be carted off the field. It looks as though the injury is season-ending...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Looking to Fix Troubles Along the Defensive Line
August 2nd, 2012 at 11:51 PM
To say that the Tampa Buccaneers have invested heavily in the defensive line in the past few seasons is an understatement. The Bucs spent two first- and second-round selections on defensive tackles (Gerald McCoy and Brian Price) and ends (Adrian Clayborn and Da'Quan Bowers) in 2010 and 2011. But Tampa Bay's...

Buccaneers101.com’s Top 25 Buccaneers of All-Time: Number 2 – Lee Roy Selmon
July 25th, 2012 at 10:15 PM
2. Defensive End Lee Roy Selmon: Played nine seasons for the Buccaneers from 1976 to 1984. A tremendous player and an even better man. Selmon was Tampa Bay's first ever draft pick, the first player inducted into the Bucs' Ring of Honor, and the franchise's only player in the Hall...

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Will Have Three Defensive Players on the PUP List to Start Training Camp
July 24th, 2012 at 12:54 PM
Training camp starts this week and players take the field on Friday. However, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be without a few key members on the defensive side of the ball for the duration of training camp and possibly the beginning of the regular season. ***PHOTO1*** Defensive end Da'Quan Bowers, defensive tackle...

Buccaneers101.com’s Top 25 Buccaneers of All-Time: Number 10 – Simeon Rice
July 2nd, 2012 at 8:00 AM
Buccaneers101.com has gone through numbers 25 through 11 in our list of the top 25 Tampa Bay Buccaneers of all-time. You have seen some big names like Keyshawn Johnson, Doug Williams, Shelton Quarles, and Warrick Dunn. Now it's time for Buccaneers101.com to reveal the top 10 players in Buccaneers history, starting...