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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Training Camp Report: Day 6
July 31st, 2014 at 9:17 PM
Following a day off on Tuesday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers returned to the practice field at One Buc Place Wednesday and Thursday. During Thursday’s session, which was open to the public, the defense had its share of strong moments. Led by Lavonte David and Michael Johnson, the defense kept backup quarterback...

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,...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Training Camp: Day 2
July 27th, 2014 at 11:34 AM
Weather wasn’t a factor on day 2 of training camp for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. A day after lightning delayed and subsequently halted practice early, the Buccaneers got a full session in under sunny skies at One Buc Place on Saturday, July 26. Among the players appreciative of getting a full...

Two-Time Pro Bowl Guard Carl Nicks and Tampa Bay Buccaneers Part Ways
July 26th, 2014 at 2:09 PM
The Associated Press reports that Carl Nicks and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have mutually agreed to part ways after two disappointing seasons. The injured two-time Pro Bowl guard appeared in just nine games for the Bucs. A toe injury that required surgery and the recurrence of a MRSA infection kept him...

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...

‘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 Rookie Austin Seferian-Jenkins Expects to Be Ready for Training Camp Following Foot Surgery
July 12th, 2014 at 2:58 PM
Buccaneers rookie tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins indicated this week that his left foot is in good shape following surgery in February, adding that he’ll be ready when training camp opens in two weeks. "I feel really good. My foot feels really good," Seferian-Jenkins told the Tampa Bay Times from Arizona, where...

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 a Team to Watch,’ Says CBS Sports Analyst Phil Simms
July 10th, 2014 at 3:53 PM
With training camp fast approaching and the regular season only months away, the new-look Tampa Bay Buccaneers have caught the eye of CBS Sports Analyst and former NFL quarterback Phil Simms. ***VIDEO1*** With Lovie Smith taking over from Greg Schiano as head coach, Josh McCown stepping in at quarterback and plenty of...

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 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’ 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...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Have Interest in Trading for QB Ryan Mallett
March 12th, 2013 at 6:39 PM
After the 2012 season ended, head coach Greg Schiano said he wanted to get more competitive at each position, including quarterback. With Josh Freeman entering the final season of his rookie deal, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers wanted someone to push Freeman so they can see if he is worth re-signing...

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...

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...