Category: ‘Linebackers’

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...

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...

Buccaneer Legend Derrick Brooks Joins NFL’s Best in Pro Football Hall of Fame
August 2nd, 2014 at 1:33 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers legend Derrick Brooks will be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame tonight in Canton, Ohio, rightfully taking his place among the game’s immortals. ***PHOTO1*** It’s the second consecutive year that the Pro Football Hall of Fame will welcome a former Buccaneer, following Warren Sapp’s induction last year. "I'm...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Training Camp Report: Day 6
July 31st, 2014 at 9:17 PM
Following a day off on Tuesday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers returned to the practice field at One Buc Place Wednesday and Thursday. During Thursday’s session, which was open to the public, the defense had its share of strong moments. Led by Lavonte David and Michael Johnson, the defense kept backup quarterback...

Lavonte David Drawing Comparisons to Tampa Bay Buccaneers Legend Derrick Brooks
July 20th, 2014 at 6:56 PM
Head coach Lovie Smith paid Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David the ultimate compliment, comparing him to 2014 Hall of Fame inductee and Tampa Bay Buccaneers legend Derrick Brooks. ***PHOTO1*** “There are not a lot of players like Derrick Brooks,” Smith said in the Bradenton Herald. “It’s not even fair to compare...

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...’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...’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...