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Da’Quan Bowers Involved in Incident That Leads to Arrest of Ex-Destiny’s Child Member
July 21st, 2014 at 4:05 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Da’Quan Bowers has landed in the news just days before training camp is set to begin, but it isn't for his on-field exploits. Bowers was involved in an incident in South Carolina over the weekend that resulted in the arrest of Farrah Franklin, a former...

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...

Lovie Smith: Releasing Darrelle Revis ‘Not an Easy Decision’ for Tampa Bay Buccaneers
July 19th, 2014 at 5:59 PM
A disappointing 4-12 a season ago, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers likely have as many new players for 2014 as any team in the NFL. Among the departed from last year’s squad is elite cornerback Darrelle Revis, who was released in March. ***PHOTO1*** Head coach Lovie Smith told Buccaneers.com this week that parting...

Gerald McCoy is Expected to Thrive Under Lovie Smith’s Defensive Scheme
July 13th, 2014 at 6:23 PM
Pat Yasinskas, ESPN’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter, says Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy is the team’s best player in 2014. Citing McCoy’s fourth season in 2013 as the best of his career—McCoy led the team with 9.5 sacks and had 50 tackles while earning Pro Bowl and All-Pro honors—Yasinskas...

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,...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Trade for CB Darrelle Revis
April 21st, 2013 at 5:36 PM
  After several weeks of speculating and rumors, it's official: cornerback Darrelle Revis is now a Buccaneer. Tampa Bay and the New York Jets came to an agreement on Sunday to send the star defensive back to the Bucs. In exchange for the All-Pro Revis, the Jets got the Bucs' 2013...

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 CB Ronde Barber Says He Won’t Play for Anyone Else
March 25th, 2013 at 9:26 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers haven't been very active in free agency so far other than signing star free safety Dashon Goldson to a massive five-year contract. With the Goldson acquisition, the Bucs now have a two-time Pro Bowler back deep next to 2012 first-round pick Mark Barron, who is the...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Lose CB E.J. Biggers to the Washington Redskins
March 20th, 2013 at 8:23 PM
It's no secret the Tampa Bay Buccaneers need cornerbacks. They don't have many right now and the ones they do have aren't superstars. And with the corner position already on life support, the Bucs lost a member of their secondary today. E.J.Biggers, a seventh-round pick in 2009, elected to sign with...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thinking of Trading First Round Pick for Jets’ Darrelle Revis
March 18th, 2013 at 9:24 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers went into free agency with the cornerback position being their No. 1 priority. Yet, they have yet to address the position at all. There have been no reported visits from free agents, and the Bucs have seemingly let other teams around them gobble up all the...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Free Agency Strategy is Baffling So Far
March 14th, 2013 at 9:07 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made a big splash yesterday when the rolled out the red carpet for safety Dashon Golson and signed him to a luctrative five-year, $41.25 million deal. The Bucs also added Jonathan Casillas yesterday and Kevin Olgetree today, boosting their linebacker and wide receiver depth, respectively. And while...

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...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Looking to Sign Safety Dashon Goldson
March 12th, 2013 at 5:44 PM
It looks like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are taking the same approach they did at the start of free agency last year. Within minutes of free agency starting, ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reported that San Francisco 49ers safety Dashon Goldson scheduled his first visit with the Bucs. Not surprising an...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Will Cliff Avril Be Michael Bennett’s Replacement?
March 12th, 2013 at 1:24 PM
With defensive end Michael Bennett looking more and more like he's done in Tampa Bay, the Buccaneers need to have a backup plan in the event he leaves. Bennett, who led the Bucs in sacks last season with 9.0, is a young, on-the-rise pass rusher and played very well last...

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...

Da’Quan Bowers and Attorney Confident He’ll Be “Exonerated”
February 19th, 2013 at 7:13 PM
Following his surprising arrest Monday on gun charges in New York, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Da'Quan Bowers was arrained and posted a $10,000 bail later in the evening. Bowers, a second round pick out of Clemson in 2011, was charged with carrying a loaded handgun at LaGuardia airport early Monday...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Da’Quan Bowers Arrested at Airport on Gun Charges
February 18th, 2013 at 6:25 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Da'Quan Bowers was arrested today in New York on gun charges. Bowers, a second round pick in 2011, was arrested at LaGuardia Airport as he was attempting to board a plane to Raleigh, North Carolina. Police discovered a loaded .40 caliber pistol in his carry-on bag...

Will DE Michael Bennett Be a Buccaneer Next Season?
February 18th, 2013 at 12:38 AM
While the Tampa Bay Buccaneers didn't have an amazing pass rush a season ago, there is a possibility that their leading sacker from 2012 may not be back in pewter and red. Defensive end Michael Bennett is an unrestricted free agent and the Bucs have not re-signed him as of...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers May Be Heavy Hitters in Free Agency Once Again
February 12th, 2013 at 8:22 PM
Free agency is looming and loyal fans of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers want to know if the team is going to go out and spend again like they did last season when they landed two of the top free agents in wide receiver Vincent Jackson and guard Carl Nicks. The answer...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers not Showing Much Interest in Bringing Roy Miller Back
February 11th, 2013 at 12:27 PM
With free agency looming, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are no doubt looking for players that can help them improve upon their 7-9 season last year. And while the Bucs may be looking for another weapon or two on offense, it's the defensive side of the ball that needs the most...