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Three Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ranked Amongst NFL’s Top 100 Players
July 9th, 2014 at 11:34 AM
Three Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, outside linebacker Lavonte David and defensive end Michael Johnson -- cracked the list of Top 100 players in the NFL in a CBS Sports post that evaluated talent based on interviews with NFL general managers, coaches and offensive coordinators. ***VIDEO1*** McCoy, at 6’4,...

Quiet on Day One, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sign Two on Day Two of Free Agency
March 13th, 2013 at 9:45 PM
They rolled out the private jet, spared no expenses, and at the end of the day, they got their man. On Wednesday, after pulling out all stops to make sure he didn't leave without inking a contract, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed safety Dashon Goldson. Goldson, 28, and the Bucs came...

Manti Te’o Could Be an Option for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
February 25th, 2013 at 3:35 PM
With the status of strongside linebacker Quincy Black up in the air for next season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers should start thinking about a backup plan. Black may not be able to play in 2013 due to severe neck and shoulder injuries sustained in a November game against the San...

LB Quincy Black’s Future with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Doubt, Scheduled to Have Surgery
January 22nd, 2013 at 8:01 PM
Even though he still has three years remaining on a five-year, $29-million deal contract he signed back in 2011, linebacker Quincy Black may not be back with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. That's because he is still not anywhere close to being able to play football again after sustaining a serious neck...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vs. Denver Broncos Preview
December 1st, 2012 at 7:16 PM
Week 13 Who: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-5) vs. Denver Broncos (8-3) When: Sunday, 12/02 at 4:05 PM Where: Sports Authority Field at Mile High TV: FOX Radio: WFUS 103.5 FM/WDAE 620 AM DirecTV: 713 Sirius: 136 Last Meeting: These two teams met in 2008 in Week 5 with the Broncos handing the Bucs a 16-13 loss. Key Matchup on...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Lose LB Quincy Black for Remainder of the Season
November 13th, 2012 at 7:25 PM
On Monday, Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano said that he didn't think Quincy Black's injury was career-ending. Well, he may be right but it was definitely season-ending because the team placed their starting strongside linebacker on injured reserve Tuesday. Black was injured in the third quarter of Sunday's game against...

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....

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vs. Kansas City Chiefs Preview
October 13th, 2012 at 2:27 PM
Week 6 Who: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-3) vs. Kansas City Chiefs (1-4) When: Sunday, 10/14 at 1 PM Where: Raymond James Stadium TV: CBS (blacked out locally) Radio: WFUS 103.5 FM/WDAE 620 AM DirecTV: 710 Sirius: 94 Last Meeting: These two teams last met in 2008, and the Chiefs were up 24-3 at one point in the first...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Place CB Anthony Gaitor on Injured Reserve, Promote LB Jacob Cutrera
October 9th, 2012 at 4:20 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers place banged up cornerback Anthony Gaitor on the injured/designated to return list on Tuesday. The second-year corner out of Florida International has been dealing with a nagging hamstring injury for quite some time. He hasn't played since the preseason and suffered another setback after returning to practice...

New Orleans Saints Acquire Ex-Buccaneer Barrett Ruud from the Seattle Seahawks
August 20th, 2012 at 10:08 PM
After a year in Tennessee, linebacker Barrett Ruud is back in the NFC South - just not with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. On Monday, the New Orleans Saints traded an undisclosed draft pick to the Seattle Seahawks for Ruud. The Saints have a huge hole at the linebacker position with recent...

Buccaneers101.com’s Top 25 Buccaneers of All-Time: Number 1 – Derrick Brooks
July 28th, 2012 at 8:30 AM
1. Linebacker Derrick Brooks: Played 14 seasons for the Buccaneers from 1995 to 2008. Originally viewed as a potential safety, Brooks revolutionized the weakside linebacker position with his great quickness and outstanding instincts. He made the Pro Bowl 11 times and is the franchise leader in tackles by a ridiculous...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Trade DT Brian Price and Cut WR Dez Briscoe on the Eve of Training Camp
July 26th, 2012 at 8:10 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will take to the practice fields tomorrow and start their training camp. However, they will be without two young men that played for the team the past two seasons. On Thursday, the Bucs traded defensive tackle Brian Price to the Chicago Bears for an undisclosed 2013 draft...

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 7 – Hardy Nickerson
July 9th, 2012 at 10:37 AM
7. Linebacker Hardy Nickerson: Played for the Buccaneers from 1993 to 1999. One of the NFL’s surest tacklers throughout his career, Nickerson spent his prime in pewter and red. Of his five Pro Bowl selections and two All-Pro nods, all came in his seven-year stint with the Bucs. Why is Nickerson...

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ink a Pair of West Virginia Rookies
May 14th, 2012 at 6:19 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are working hard to get all of their 2012 draft picks under contract as quickly as possible. After signing seventh-round picks running back Michael Smith and tight end Drake Dunsmore last week, the Buccaneers inked a pair of West Virginia defenders that they selected in rounds...

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Add a Pair of West Virginia Defenders in Rounds Five and Six
April 28th, 2012 at 5:29 PM
On the final day of the 2012 NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers continued to address their needs on the defensive side of the ball. After not having a pick in rounds three and four because they traded them away on Friday night to move up and select Nebraska linebacker...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Trade Back into the Second Round to Select Nebraska LB Lavonte David
April 27th, 2012 at 9:12 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers weren't done playing the trading game on Day 2 of the NFL Draft. After trading back into the first round to select Boise State running back Doug Martin on Thursday night, the Buccaneers moved back into the second round to select Nebraska linebacker Lavonte David. Tampa Bay...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2012 7-Round Mock Draft
April 14th, 2012 at 11:00 AM
Buccaneers101.com 2012 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7-round Mock Draft Round 1 - Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU With the recent release of safety Tanard Jackson, the Buccaneers need help in the secondary now more than ever. Add in the fact that Tampa Bay plays in the pass-happy NFC South against quarterbacks Drew Brees, Matt Ryan,...

Why Haven’t the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Addressed the Linebacker Position Yet?
March 20th, 2012 at 3:57 PM
One of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers division foes just got even stronger when it comes to pounding the rock. On Monday, the Carolina Panthers added free agent running back Mike Tolbert to their already stellar trio of DeAngelo Williams, Jonathan Stewart, and quarterback Cam Newton. And while the Bucs shouldn't make a knee-jerk decision due to the signing of one player, the team should be looking to...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2012 Free Agency Preview: Linebackers
March 2nd, 2012 at 3:30 PM
Many of the individuals, organizations, and networks that spend time covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers organization agree that the team must address issues at both the cornerback and wide receiver positions. Running back is also a place of definite need but the one spot that continues to get overlooked is...