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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Getting Back to Basics During Bye Week
October 16th, 2014 at 4:40 PM
Head coach Lovie Smith is viewing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ bye week as a second training camp of sorts. “That’s how we’re looking at it and for our football team coming out of a training camp starting the season, that’s exactly the approach that we’re going to take and with training...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Jorvorskie Lane Suspended
October 15th, 2014 at 6:28 PM
Jorvorskie Lane of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has been suspended without pay for the team’s next two games for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances, the team announced on Wednesday. ***PHOTO1*** Lane’s suspension begins immediately. He will be eligible to return to the Buccaneers’ active roster on Monday, Nov. 3 following...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Mike Glennon Likely to Start Again at Quarterback Against Baltimore Ravens
October 7th, 2014 at 1:58 PM
Heading into Sunday’s home game against the Baltimore Ravens, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have plenty of areas to focus on, but the quarterback position isn’t one of them. Mike Glennon, who has started the last two games in place of injured starter Josh McCown, engineered a last-minute drive to defeat the...

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 Vs. Pittsburgh Steelers: What to Watch For
September 28th, 2014 at 12:50 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-3) face a tall task today in attempting to halt a six-game losing streak dating back to last season when they take on the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field. Mike Glennon will get the start at quarterback, replacing the injured Josh McCown, who suffered a sprained thumb...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Mike Kafka Promoted to Active Roster
September 26th, 2014 at 4:36 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday announced that they have promoted quarterback Mike Kafka from the practice squad to the active roster and waived guard Rishaw Johnson. ...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Mike Glennon Lands in Starter’s Role Once Again
September 25th, 2014 at 3:40 PM
It didn’t take Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Love Smith long to acquire Josh McCown upon his arrival in January. In the same breath that he named McCown the starting quarterback of the Bucs after signing him in March, Smith declared Mike Glennon the franchise’s quarterback of the future. Following an...

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...

Free Agent Quarterback Terrelle Pryor Works Out for Tampa Bay Buccaneers
September 23rd, 2014 at 2:22 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday reportedly worked out former Seattle Seahawks and Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor. Let go by the Seahawks following the preseason, Pryor has played in 16 games and has 1,953 passing yards, 627 rushing yards and has thrown 12 touchdowns and 12 interceptions in a solid...

Josh McCown Could Miss Several Weeks with Injured Thumb
September 20th, 2014 at 3:13 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are likely to turn to Mike Glennon to lead the offense in Week 4 against the Pittsburgh Steelers after starting quarterback Josh McCown injured the thumb on his throwing hand in Thursday night’s embarrassing loss to the Atlanta Falcons. An MRI on Friday revealed no broken bones,...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Bobby Rainey Making the Most of Opportunity to Anchor Running Attack
September 17th, 2014 at 2:41 PM
After dropping two close, low-scoring decisions to teams they likely should have beaten, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers head to Atlanta for a nationally televised Thursday evening clash with the Falcons. The last time the two teams met the Bucs came out on top, winning a shootout, 41-28, but with a...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Looking Ahead to Thursday’s NFC South Showdown with Atlanta Falcons
September 16th, 2014 at 5:39 PM
Facing a short week and a critical matchup on the road against a potentially dangerous opponent in the Atlanta Falcons (1-1), the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-2) must dig deep for resolve in what has been a humbling start to what was supposed to be a turnaround season. ***PHOTO1*** Despite breaking from the...

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...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Quarterback Josh McCown: ‘We’ll Bounce Back’
September 8th, 2014 at 3:55 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers possess talent at key positions and have a solid mix of veteran leaders and young up-and-coming players. Yet, Sunday’s embarrassing 20-14 home loss to the Carolina Panthers landed far from the mark for a team that entertains hopes of making its presence felt in the competitive...

Buccaneers’ Logan Mankins Injured in His Tampa Bay Debut
September 8th, 2014 at 3:17 PM
Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins’ debut for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was interrupted in the season-opening loss to the Carolina Panthers when he headed to the locker room after injuring his left knee in the second quarter on Sunday. ***PHOTO1*** Outfitted with a knee brace when he returned to the sideline, Mankins,...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Announce Team Captains
September 2nd, 2014 at 1:47 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers named the team’s five captains on Monday, six days before the season opener against the Carolina Panthers at Raymond James Stadium. ***PHOTO1*** On offense, the team voted for quarterback Josh McCown and wide receiver Vincent Jackson (pictured). The defense is represented by defensive tackle Gerald McCoy and linebacker...

New-Look Tampa Bay Buccaneers Aim to Rise from NFC South Cellar; Host Panthers in Week 1
August 31st, 2014 at 9:54 AM
Expectations are high for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers heading into the 2014 season. The Bucs haven’t made the playoffs since 2007, but with a host of new faces teaming with the likes of defensive leader Gerald McCoy and offensive stars Vincent Jackson and Doug Martin, Tampa Bay appears poised to...

Blockbuster Trade for Logan Mankins Bolsters Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Offensive Line
August 27th, 2014 at 6:53 PM
Tuesday’s surprise trade with the New England Patriots that brought guard Logan Mankins to Tampa Bay in exchange for tight end Tim Wright adds some much-needed strength to the Buccaneers’ offensive line. ***PHOTO1*** Much maligned early in the preseason, the Buccaneers’ offensive line is instantly improved with the addition of Mankins, a...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Acquire Six-Time Pro Bowl Guard Logan Mankins in Trade with Patriots
August 26th, 2014 at 6:59 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers today announced the acquisition of guard Logan Mankins from the New England Patriots in exchange for tight end Tim Wright and an undisclosed draft pick. The trade comes one day after the Buccaneers visited with Richie Incognito. ***PHOTO1*** “We have a responsibility to our team and of course...