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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sign Wide Receiver and Kick Returner Trindon Holliday

October 21st, 2014 at 10:40 PM
By Michael Compton

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers today announced that they have signed wide receiver/kick returner Trindon Holliday.

Holliday originally entered the league as a sixth-round draft pick of the Houston Texans in the 2010 NFL Draft. After spending his rookie season on Injured Reserve, Holliday spent the 2011 season and part of the 2012 season with Houston before being waived and signing with Denver, where he played the remainder of the 2012 and the 2013 seasons. This past offseason, the former LSU Tiger signed with the New York Giants, which placed him on Injured Reserve on Aug. 30, prior to releasing him on Oct. 6.

In 31 regular season games, Holliday returned 80 for 752 yards and two touchdowns. He has 49 kick returns for 1,327 yards and two touchdowns. He has also appeared in four postseason contests, returning three punts for 90 yards and a touchdown, as well as 12 kick returns for 344 yards and one touchdown.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Da’Quan Bowers Suspended Two Games

October 21st, 2014 at 4:37 PM
By Michael Compton

Da’Quan Bowers 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 Buccaneers announced on Tuesday.

Bowers’ suspension begins immediately. He will be eligible to return to the Buccaneers’ active roster on Monday, Nov. 3 following the team’s Nov. 2 game against the Cleveland Browns.

This latest suspension follows on the heels of Jorvorskie Lane’s suspension, which was announced on Oct. 15.

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Lovie Smith: ‘One Good Play at a Time’ Key to Turnaround for Tampa Bay Buccaneers

October 20th, 2014 at 10:20 PM
By Michael Compton

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers returned to practice at One Buc Place on Monday eager to get back on the field and attempt to turn their season around following a bye week. Remarkably, if the Buccaneers are able to string together some wins, an NFC South title is not out of the question despite a disappointing 1-5 start to the season.

While the Bucs rested and got healthy on Sunday, the three other teams in the NFC South—the Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers—all lost, keeping the Bucs in the hunt for a division title.

“What our record is – I watched all of the games this week, I know what happened in our division, I realize how many games we’re out of first place, we’re in it as much as anyone with our record,” said Lovie Smith at his Monday press conference. “That’s what we’re focusing on. Again, there’s life when you take a little bit of time off to not play a game and end up in a better position than when we started the Sunday, we’re in a lot better of a position now. We’re excited about that.”

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Expecting Renewed Energy Following Bye Week

October 20th, 2014 at 3:39 PM
By Michael Compton

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers hope the additional practice and rest time afforded in the bye week will translate to a renewed effort on the playing field on Sunday when the Bucs host the Minnesota Vikings at Raymond James Stadium.

By not playing on Sunday, the Bucs actually picked up ground in the NFC South since the Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers all lost. The bye week has also allowed some injured players extra time to get back to near full strength.

“We have injuries, [but] what can I say about injuries? Every team has injuries. We haven’t played as well as we need to, we’re not even going to go down that road,” said Lovie Smith. “The players that aren’t injured, we have to become a better football team with them and it’s as simple as that. The bye week helps you do that a little bit, we should be healthier when we get back and get ready to play the Vikings.”

The defense has been hit especially hard by injuries through the first six games, but defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier refused to use that as an excuse for the unit’s poor performances in two embarrassing blowout losses prior to the bye.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Utilizing Bye Week to Regroup on Defense

October 18th, 2014 at 5:08 PM
By Michael Compton

Through the first six weeks of the season, the 1-5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers surprisingly rank last or near the bottom in all of the key defensive statistics. The Buccaneers allow a league-worst 34 points a game and also bring up the rear in yards allowed (422.8). The unit ranks next-to-last in passing yards allowed at 294.5 and near the bottom in rushing yards allowed at 128.3.

“Coverage in general starts with the rush and it hasn’t been good enough,” head coach Lovie Smith this week. “Simple, but from there we’ve given up big passes – we’re not supposed to give up big passes, you’re supposed to earn it the hard way and we haven’t made plays on the ball. We just haven’t played consistent football.

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