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Leslie Frazier Confident in Defensive Unit Buccaneers Will Field Next Season

May 21st, 2015 at 7:46 PM
By Michael Compton

Leslie Frazier, defensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, addressed the media this week, saying he believes that the defensive line Tampa Bay will field next season could be one of the best in the NFL.

“Any time you have Gerald McCoy on your team, you have to brag,” Frazier said. “He’s a special athlete and then when you add a Henry Melton to the mix that should really improve our defensive line. If we can get Jacquies (Smith) or T.J. (Fatinikum) or Larry (English) or one of those other guys to really come along and help us with our pass rush, we think we have a chance to have one of the best defensive lines in the league across the board.”

When asked who the two starting defensive ends would be if the season were to start right now, Frazier said, “That would be a tough one. You would have to go back and look at last season and see how Jacquies came along. Take a look at some of the things T.J. did for us and Larry when he got in the spot-duty situations. Will Gholston did some good things as well. To say today which one of those guys would be the starters would be a tough one. We need a little bit more time with them and just see if the cream rises to the top.”

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Mike Alstott and Doug Williams to Join Ring of Honor

May 15th, 2015 at 9:32 PM
By Michael Compton

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced this week that the club will induct two of its legends into the Ring of Honor this year. It is the first time in the organization's history that two players will be inducted in the same season.

Former fullback Mike Alstott will be honored during the Oct. 4 home game against the Carolina Panthers, while former quarterback Doug Williams will be inducted Dec. 6 when the Buccaneers host the Atlanta Falcons.

“Today we celebrate two of the greatest Buccaneers in our team’s rich history,” said Buccaneers Co-Chairman Bryan Glazer. “Doug Williams and Mike Alstott epitomize what it means to be a Buccaneer. They were winners on the field, but they left a lasting mark on our community and with our fan base long after their playing days were over.”

Alstott, a six-time Pro Bowl selection and four-time Associated Press All-Pro honoree, is the Buccaneers’ all-time leader in touchdowns (71) and rushing touchdowns (58). He ranks second in franchise history with 5,088 rushing yards, second in yards from scrimmage (7,372), fourth in receptions (305), and seventh in games played (158).

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sign Three of This Year’s Draft Picks

May 12th, 2015 at 10:31 PM
By Michael Compton

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that they have signed three of their 2015 NFL Draft picks: fourth-round selection, linebacker Kwon Alexander, fifth-round choice, wide receiver Kenny Bell, and seventh-round pick, running back/fullback Joey Iosefa.

The team also claimed safety D.J. Swearinger from the Houston Texans and linebacker Khaseem Greene from the Chicago Bears off of waivers.

Alexander (pictured) was selected 124th overall from Louisiana State University, where he started 23-of-32 career games he played in. He finished his career with 156 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, six passes defensed, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries and 1.5 sacks. In 2014, Alexander led the Tigers in tackles, earning first-team All-SEC honors from ESPN.com and second-team honors from the Associated Press.

A native of Oxford, Alabama, Alexander attended Oxford High School, where he was chosen as a finalist for the High School Butkus Award, given annually to the nation’s top linebacker. He was also a participant in the Under Armour All-American game.

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Jameis Winston Gets in First Workout as a Member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

May 9th, 2015 at 6:38 PM
By Michael Compton

Jameis Winston made his first appearance in an orange Buccaneers practice jersey at One Buc Place May 8 as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicked of their two-day rookie mini-camp. The No. 1 overall pick in the recent NFL Draft, Winston was admittedly anxious in his first practice as a pro.

“I was anxious (to play again). This is football. This is the game that we love,” Winston said. “I’m just blessed to have this opportunity to be out here with these guys.”

Winston displayed the strong arm that he is known for, but struggled with accuracy on some of his throws.

“It’s just great to be a Buc, man,” Winston said. “Great to get back to playing football, great to be with these teammates. It’s very exciting.You know you have to get better every day, so I’m not going to judge myself on day one, but you have to get better.”

Head coach Lovie Smith liked what he saw from his young quarterback.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Announce Roster for Rookie Mini-Camp

May 8th, 2015 at 9:01 AM
By Michael Compton

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have announced the 55-man roster for the team’s rookie mini-camp, which gets underway today. The mini-camp will mark Jameis Winston’s first appearance in a Bucs uniform.

"One thing about being a good leader is you have to have good followers too," Winston said on Buccaneers.com."I look forward to just getting involved in everything and just serving everyone I can.”

Following this weekend’s mini-camp, the rookies will have a couple of weeks off before reporting back for organized team activities May 28.

Below is the list of 55 players that are expected to participate in the Buccaneers’ Rookie Mini-Camp this weekend:

1

Brandon Bogotay

K

Georgia

2

Will Oliver

K

Colorado

3

Jameis Winston

QB

Florida State

4

Seth Lobato

QB

Northern Coloardo

5

Mike Sadler

K

Michigan State

6

Andy Wilder

P

Northern Arizona

14

Kaelin Clay

WR

Utah

16

Rannell Hall

WR

UCF

19

Josh Reese

WR

UCF

28

Lowell Rose

CB

Tulsa

29

Turner Petersen

RB

Rice

30

Charles Cook

S

Yale

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