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Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Doug Martin Unlikely to Play Against St. Louis Rams
September 14th, 2014 at 1:36 PM
According to Jay Glazer of Fox Sports, Doug Martin has been declared out and will not play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers today against the St. Louis Rams. Martin suffered a knee injury last week against the Carolina Panthers, but returned to the sideline late in the game. While nursing the...

Protecting the Ball Key to Success for Tampa Bay Buccaneers Against St. Louis Rams
September 11th, 2014 at 8:57 PM
Unable to deliver a victory over the Carolina Panthers in last week’s flat season opener, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers look to bounce back at home Sunday against another NFC foe in the St. Louis Rams. To avoid starting the Lovie Smith era in Tampa Bay 0-2, the Bucs face a...

Rookie Running Back Charles Sims to Undergo Surgery on Injured Ankle; Will Miss 12-14 Weeks
August 15th, 2014 at 4:42 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie running back Charles Sims will undergo surgery tomorrow on his injured right ankle, the team announced on Friday. The recovery and rehabilitation schedule is expected to require 12-14 weeks. ***PHOTO1*** Sims, a third-round draft pick out of West Virginia, was having a strong camp before hurting the ankle...

Speed Name of the Game for Buccaneers’ Potential All-Purpose Player Jeff Demps
July 30th, 2014 at 12:51 PM
Among the most intriguing players in camp this year for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is running back Jeff Demps. Demps, who attended the University of Florida and is the only Florida Gator athlete to have won national championships in two sports with his 2009 BCS National Championship in football and multiple...

Doug Martin Seeks a Return to Rookie Form for Tampa Bay Buccaneers
July 27th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
A healthy Doug Martin enters the 2014 season with a sense of purpose and is anxious for a return to his rookie form for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Statistically, that may prove a difficult challenge for Martin as he is likely to share carries this season with  Mike James, Bobby Rainey,...

‘Doug Martin Can Be a Better Pass-Catcher,’ Says Former Buccaneers Coach Earnest Byner
July 18th, 2014 at 7:01 PM
Former NFL running back Earnest Byner appeared on the Overtime Ireland (OTI) podcast this week to share his thoughts on Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin. ***PHOTO1*** Byner, who played with the Cleveland Browns, Washington Redskins and Baltimore Ravens during his career, coached Martin last year as the Bucs’ running backs...

Vincent Jackson Expects Fast-Paced Offense Under New Coordinator Jeff Tedford
July 17th, 2014 at 3:33 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson joined Justin Pawlowski and Jim Lightall on Fan Interferenace on 98.7 The Fan, a CBS Sports Radio station in Tampa, July 17 to discuss the upcoming season. ***PHOTO1*** With training camp just a week away, Jackson expressed optimism about the team’s prospects and reports that...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sign Running Back Brian Leonard
April 1st, 2013 at 11:49 PM
The Buccaneers added 29-year-old running back Brian Leonard to their roster on today, signing him to a one-year deal. Leonard has been a running back for the Cincinnati Bengals for the last four seasons but also helped out the team as a full back, tight end, and wide receiver. He...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers GM Mark Dominik Declares Attempts to Trade Players During Prank Phone Call
March 12th, 2013 at 2:45 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Buffalo Bills have been the talk of the NFL today after Deadspin.com released audio from a secretly (and illegally) recorded conversation between general managers Mark Dominik and Buddy Nix. Both clubs are investigating the matter with NFL security because the call was supposedly set up by...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Re-Sign RB LeGarrette Blount to One-Year Deal
March 9th, 2013 at 2:59 PM
Rather than place a first- or second-round tender offer on him, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers saved themselves a little money by re-signing running back LeGarrette Blount on Saturday. Blount, who was a restricted free agent, inked a one-year deal worth 1.25 million. He also has a 150,000 workout bonus and a...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2013 Free Agency Preview: Running Backs
February 27th, 2013 at 9:48 PM
RB Position Overview When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded back up into the first round to select running back Doug Martin, the team thought it had someone to pair with LeGarrette Blount, who ran for nearly 1,800 yards in his first two NFL seasons. Instead, they found their stud tailback, an...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Will Have Another Pro Bowler
January 14th, 2013 at 6:13 PM
When the Pro Bowl rosters were announced a few weeks ago, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers only had one player named to the NFC team. Well, now that the Atlanta Falcons and San Francisco 49ers have made the NFC Championship game, we know that defensive tackle Gerald McCoy will be joined by...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Run Defense and Philadelphia Eagles’ RB Bryce Brown to Test Each Other
December 6th, 2012 at 8:46 PM
One would think that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers wouldn't have to worry about the running game of the Philadelphia Eagles, who will be without Michael Vick and probably LeSean McCoy on Sunday. Not so fast. Tampa Bay's league-best rush defense will still be tested in a big way thanks to a rookie...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Rookie Doug Martin on Pace to Hit Rare Milestone
November 28th, 2012 at 9:49 PM
There is no denying the rookie running back Doug Martin has been sensational in his rookie season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 23-year-old out of Boise St. is fourth in the NFL with 1,050 rushing yards through 11 games and his nine rushing touchdowns is second behind Arian Foster's 12....

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 Could Have a Few Offensive Pro Bowlers
November 7th, 2012 at 9:30 AM
With the sudden outburst of points being scored as of late, it's not crazy to think that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could have several Pro Bowlers on the offensive side of the ball. Let's start at quarterback where Josh Freeman certainly deserves to be in the conversation. The way Buccaneers 101...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ RB Doug Martin Has Coming Out Party
October 26th, 2012 at 1:16 AM
Going into the 2012 NFL Draft, Alabama star Trent Richardson was the prized possession among running backs. The Cleveland Browns traded several draft picks to move up and select the Heisman candidate with the third overall pick. But there were other highly touted backs that had first-round grades and the Bucs...

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...

Roster Shuffling Continues for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
September 1st, 2012 at 6:59 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers got down to the 53-man roster limit on Friday night, but it was easy to see that roster they trimmed down to would not be the team that took the field next Sunday against the Carolina Panthers. On Saturday, head coach Greg Schiano that the roster would...