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Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Mike Evans Living up to Promise
October 31st, 2014 at 8:48 PM
Rookie wide receiver Mike Evans is living up to the lofty expectations that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers entertained when they took him as the seventh overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. ***PHOTO1*** At 6-foot-5, 231 pounds, Evans creates matchup nightmares for cornerbacks. At the halfway point of the season, the first-year...

Expect the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to Be More Physical in Week 8 Test Vs. Minnesota Vikings
October 25th, 2014 at 1:08 PM
Coming off a 48-17 blowout loss at home that defied explanation in Week 6, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers appear to have taken advantage of a well-timed bye week and are as healthy as they've been all season heading into Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings at Raymond James Stadium. If they...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sign Wide Receiver and Kick Returner Trindon Holliday
October 21st, 2014 at 10:40 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have announced the signing of wide receiver/kick returner Trindon Holliday. ***PHOTO1*** Holliday originally entered the league as a Houston Texans' sixth-round draft pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. After spending his rookie season on Injured Reserve, Holliday spent the 2011 season and part of the 2012 season with...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Louis Murphy Seeking Encore Performance Vs. New Orleans Saints
September 30th, 2014 at 8:26 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Louis Murphy played a key role in Sunday’s win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, hauling in six catches for 99 yards. Murphy saved his best for last, however, with a 41-yard reception that put the Bucs in scoring position with just seconds remaining in the game. Murphy...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Re-sign Wide Receiver Louis Murphy; Waive Chris Owusu
September 23rd, 2014 at 7:13 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers today announced that they have signed wide receiver Louis Murphy and waived wide receiver Chris Owusu. A familiar face to fans of the Bucs, Murphy spent the 2014 offseason and preseason with Tampa Bay after signing as an unrestricted free agent from the New York Giants. A...

Video Surfaces of Buccaneers’ Mike Evans Involved in a Fight Outside of a Nightclub
August 22nd, 2014 at 8:46 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie wide receiver Mike Evans was involved in a fracas outside of a bar in Miami, TMZ reported on Friday. According to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, the incident happened in March, two months before the NFL Draft. ***PHOTO1*** Evans, a first-round draft pick (No. 7 overall),...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cut Veteran Wide Receiver Lavelle Hawkins
August 21st, 2014 at 12:24 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released veteran wide receiver Lavelle Hawkins, according to Roy Cummings of The Tampa Tribune. ***PHOTO1*** Hawkins signed with the Bucs following the team’s trade of Mike Williams to the Buffalo Bills in April. Hawkins played four games for the Chargers last year and previously played with the...

Solomon Patton Making Most of Opportunity to Play for Tampa Bay Buccaneers
August 19th, 2014 at 9:04 AM
Solomon Patton, a rookie wide receiver out of Florida, is being rewarded for his sharp effort on special teams in last week’s loss to the Miami Dolphins. The first-year pro impressed with his speed and hands and is listed as the No. 1 punt and kick returner on the Bucs’...

Rookie Wide Receiver Mike Evans Learns Lesson from Touchdown Turned Touchback
August 18th, 2014 at 4:09 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie wide receiver Mike Evans experienced his first flash as an NFL pass-catcher in the second quarter against the Miami Dolphins last weekend. At least that was the case for a few moments. ***PHOTO1*** Catching a short pass from Mike Glennon, Evans shrugged off potential tacklers and dashed 42...

Chris Owusu Earns Starting Spot at Wide Receiver
August 18th, 2014 at 1:05 PM
Entering his third season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Chris Owusu has earned a starting spot alongside Vincent Jackson and rookie Mike Evans at wide receiver, according to Roy Cummings of The Tampa Tribune. ***PHOTO1*** With only one catch in the preseason for 17 yards—which was nullified by a holding penalty— Owusu...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Rookie Wide Receiver Mike Evans ‘Progressing’
August 7th, 2014 at 3:47 PM
[caption id="attachment_19096" align="alignleft" width="230" caption="Michael Compton photo"][Michael Compton photo/Mike Evans] Rookie wide receiver Mike Evans missed a good portion of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ offseason program due to a hamstring injury. While Evans has made a solid impression during training camp, wide receivers coach Andrew Hayes-Stoker said the first-year receiver out...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Vincent Jackson Readying for Big-Game Performances
August 4th, 2014 at 1:01 PM
At the conclusion of Sunday’s practice at One Buc Place, head coach Lovie Smith acknowledged that he has been remiss in not talking enough about wide receiver Vincent Jackson during his daily press conferences. [caption id="attachment_19018" align="aligncenter" width="465" caption="Vincent Jackson/Compton"][Michael Compton photo/Vincent Jackson] Jackson, the Bucs’ No. 1 wide receiver, received plenty...

Buccaneers Showcase Offense in Night Practice at Raymond James Stadium
August 2nd, 2014 at 12:02 PM
Fans were introduced to the new-look Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the team’s annual night practice at Raymond James Stadium on Friday, Aug. 1. The annual night practice, which brought out an estimated crowd just shy of 15,000, created a game-like atmosphere for the players and coaches, as well as fans. [caption id="attachment_18972"...

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...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Aiming to Go from Worst to First in NFC South
July 24th, 2014 at 5:58 PM
On the eve of the start of training camp, hopes are high around One Buc Place that this year’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers can go from worst to first in the always competitive NFC South. ***PHOTO1*** New Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht, who helped build Super Bowl teams in New England, Philadelphia and...

Start of Training Camp ‘An Exciting Time,’ Says Buccaneers Head Coach Lovie Smith
July 23rd, 2014 at 4:29 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith joined the Mike and Mike show on ESPN Radio July 23, the day before veterans are scheduled to report and 48 hours away from the start of training camp to share his views ahead of the 2014 season. ***PHOTO1*** The defensive-minded Smith is looking for...

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’ Rookie Mike Evans Working Out with Brandon Marshall
July 11th, 2014 at 11:10 AM
By Michael Compton Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ first-round draft pick Mike Evans, a wide receiver out of Texas A&M, is preparing for training camp by working out in Miami, Fla., with a group of players that includes Chicago Bears receiver Brandon Marshall. “Physically, I'm not in tip-top shape. I'm getting back into my...

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 Trying to Trade WR Arrelious Benn, but Can They?
March 11th, 2013 at 7:45 PM
On a day in which the Vikings traded Percy Harvin to the Seahawks and the Ravens dealt Anquan Boldin to their Super Bowl foe, word broke that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are looking to unload a wide receiver of their own. Jason La Canfora from CBSSports.com tweeted earlier today that the...