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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Re-Sign Quarterback Dan Orlovsky
April 8th, 2013 at 7:09 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have found their backup quarterback for the upcoming 2013-2014 NFL season... And it turns out to be the same second-stringer they had last year and released last week, Dan Orlovsky. The Buccaneers have agreed in principle to quarterback Dan Orlovsky, Bucs Nation reports. The former University of...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Release Dan Orlovsky and D.J. Ware
April 7th, 2013 at 8:25 PM
The Buccaneers recently released quarterback Dan Orlovsky and running back D.J. Ware. Orlovksy who was picked up as a free agent during the 2012 offseason, played in only one game last year. He completed four of seven passes for 51 yards. Ware was also a free agent that was picked up...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Consider Cornerback Tyrann Mathieu
April 6th, 2013 at 1:44 PM
Tyrann Mathieu, the former All-American cornerback and Heisman Trophy finalist at Louisiana State University, may be playing cornerback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next season. Mathieu, otherwise known as the "Honey Badger" due to his stupendous but sometimes careless and reckless defensive back play, worked out at a local college...

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 Sign Tight End Tom Crabtree
March 16th, 2013 at 1:10 AM
  The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were in need of some help at the tight end position. With most of the big names already off the market, the Bucs signed former Green Bay Packers tight end Tom Crabtree.   The 6-foot-4, 245-pound Crabtree has been with the Packers during his first three seasons in...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers End Season on a High Note with 22-17 Win Over the Atlanta Falcons
December 30th, 2012 at 5:36 PM
Going into the final game of the 2012 season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers wanted to end the year on a positive note and give themselves something to look forward to going into the offseason. How about a road win against your division rivals, a team that has the No. 1 record...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Free Fall Continues with 28-13 Loss to the St. Louis Rams
December 23rd, 2012 at 4:41 PM
It seems like only yesterday we were talking about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers being on the upswing. After all, they did win four straight earlier this season and at one point Tampa Bay was the league's highest scoring team over a six-game span. But the Bucs have come crashing down to Earth and...

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Shutout in Horrific Loss to the New Orleans Saints
December 16th, 2012 at 4:12 PM
If the Tampa Bay Buccaneers weren't mathematical eliminated from the playoffs going into Sunday's matchup, they should be now after an appalling performance against the New Orleans Saints. After three straight losses, it was easy to assume that the Bucs would be ready for a fight against their division rivals. Instead, the...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Have Postseason Hopes Crushed in Last Second Loss to the Philadelphia Eagles
December 9th, 2012 at 6:59 PM
It was a day of celebration for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the organization honored the 2002 Super Bowl team during halftime of Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles. It was a nice halftime show as team legends like Derrick Brooks, Mike Alstott, John Lynch, Warren Sapp, and coach Jon Gruden...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vs. Philadelphia Eagles Preview
December 8th, 2012 at 7:44 PM
Week 14 Who: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-6) vs. Philadelphia Eagles (3-9) When: Sunday, 12/09 at 1 PM Where: Raymond James Stadium TV: FOX Radio: WFUS 103.5 FM/WDAE 620 AM DirecTV: 708 Sirius: 94 Last Meeting: These two once heated rivals last squared off in 2009 with the Eagles handing the Bucs a bad 33-14 loss in Week 5. Key...

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’ CB Anthony Gaitor Set to Return from Injury
December 3rd, 2012 at 4:45 PM
While the Tampa Bay Buccaneers await word on the status of cornerback LeQuan Lewis's knee injury, they are ready to welcome back another member of the secondary. Cornerback Anthony Gaitor is eligible to return from injured reserve and head coach Greg Schiano says the second-year pro will play this week against...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB LeQuan Lewis’ Knee Injury Could Be Serious
December 2nd, 2012 at 10:03 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers already owned the NFL's worst secondary going into their Week 13 matchup against the Denver Broncos. And while Peyton Manning only threw for 242 yards (and three touchdowns) against Tampa Bay's defensive backs, the unit looks like it is going to be down another man moving forward. Per...

Terrible Third Quarter Plagues the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 31-23 Loss to the Denver Broncos
December 2nd, 2012 at 8:13 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had a monumental task in front of them as the prepared for the Denver Broncos - try to slow down quarterback Peyton Manning with a secondary that ranks dead last in the NFL. Everybody knew it wasn't going to be easy, but the Bucs did a great...

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...

Atlanta Falcons Improve the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Playoff Chances with Win on Thursday Night Football
November 30th, 2012 at 12:04 AM
The sting of a one-point loss to the Atlanta Falcons last Sunday can still be felt by many Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans. But those same Falcons helped the Bucs' playoff chances a little bit on Thursday. The Falcons clashed with New Orleans Saints in a heated NFC South battle on Thursday Night...

Old Veterans Ronde Barber and Peyton Manning Still Playing Great as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Prepare for the Denver Broncos
November 28th, 2012 at 5:27 PM
Ronde Barber and Peyton Manning have over three decades worth of seasons, two Super Bowl victories, and 16 Pro Bowl selections between the two of them. They've been so good for so long that both of them will be in the Hall of Fame someday (although Manning will undoubtedly get in...

Missed Opportunities Hurt the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 24-23 Loss to Atlanta Falcons
November 25th, 2012 at 6:28 PM
Even with everything going against them, more than a few people thought the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could beat the NFC-best Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. They were nearly right. It was an extremely hard fought game; a "dogfight" as quarterback Josh Freeman called it afterwards. But even though the Bucs held a six-point fourth...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vs. Atlanta Falcons Preview
November 24th, 2012 at 10:00 AM
Week 12 Who: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-4) vs. Atlanta Falcons (9-1) When: Sunday, 11/25 at 1 PM Where: Raymond James Stadium TV: FOX (blacked out locally) Radio: WFUS 103.5 FM/ WDAE 620 AM DirecTV: 706 Sirius: 136 Last Meeting: This two teams ended the 2011 season with the Falcons handing the Bucs a good ol' fashion butt-whooping, 45-24....

Cornerback Eric Wright May Be Available for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Come Sunday
November 23rd, 2012 at 6:46 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers face the one of the NFL's most potent passing attacks on Sunday when the Atlanta Falcons and quarterback Matt Ryan come to town. Ryan, along with Roddy White, Julio Jones, and Tony Gonzalez, are averaging 292.9 passing yards per game this season. That does not bode well...