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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Place Defensive End Adrian Clayborn on Injured Reserve
September 12th, 2014 at 12:52 PM
The injuries continue to mount for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs announced today that the team has placed defensive end Adrian Clayborn on Injured Reserve (biceps) and re-signed defensive end Scott Solomon. Clayborn (pictured), who is out for the year, started Tampa Bay’s season opener against Carolina, recording one tackle. ***PHOTO1*** Solomon...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Bring Back Defensive End Larry English
September 9th, 2014 at 2:16 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers today announced that they have re-signed defensive end Larry English and waived Steven Means. English, a first-round pick of the San Diego Chargers in 2009, was signed by the Bucs in the preseason and recorded two sacks in three games. He was let go during the final...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Agree to Terms with Veteran Defender Larry English
August 15th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers came to terms on Thursday with veteran defender Larry English, who was released last month by the San Diego Chargers. ***PHOTO1*** Drafted by the Chargers out of Northern Illinois in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft, English has appeared in just 52 games over five injury-filled...

Lovie Smith Pleased with Performance of Defensive End Da’Quan Bowers in Training Camp
August 1st, 2014 at 2:07 PM
Defensive end Da’Quan Bowers has made a favorable impression on Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ head coach Lovie Smith through the first week of training camp. ***PHOTO1*** Drafted in the second round (51st overall pick) of the 2011 NFL Draft, Bowers has been hampered by injuries and hasn’t quite lived up to expectations. Smith...

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...

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’ 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: 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...

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 Part Ways with Another Assistant Coach
January 16th, 2013 at 9:21 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had the NFL's best rush defense in 2012. But that doesn't mean they played great defense. In fact, there were plenty of things wrong with Tampa Bay's defense last season. One of those was the pass rush, or lack thereof. The Bucs had just 27 sacks last...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Holiday Wishlist for 2013
December 20th, 2012 at 6:48 PM
In the spirit of the holiday season, Buccaneers101.com has compiled a wishlist for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Here are three things the Bucs would like in 2013 as they try to build on the foundation that was established this season in year one of Greg Schiano: 1. A Shutdown Cornerback Does this one...

DE Michael Bennett is Proving His Worth with Excellent Play
December 9th, 2012 at 10:15 PM
Earlier this season, after a two-sack game from defensive end Michael Bennett, Buccaneers101.com said the Tampa Bay Buccaneers should just go ahead and lock him long-term before he has a chance to hit the free agent market this upcoming offseason. They haven't yet, but are probably wishing that they did because...

Monday Musings: 5 Thoughts on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Win Over the Carolina Panthers
November 19th, 2012 at 9:19 PM
1. After each having a terrible turnover that led to points and nearly cost Tampa Bay the victory, it was nice to see quarterback Josh Freeman and running back Doug Martin bounce back late in game when the team needed them the most. While up 10-0, Freeman threw a horrible...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Add a Defensive Tackle, Waive DE Markus White
November 17th, 2012 at 4:57 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made a change along their defensive line on Saturday by waiving defense end Markus White and signing defensive tackle Matthew Masifilo to the 53-man roster. Masifilo comes to Tampa Bay from the San Francisco 49ers' practice squad. Masifilo entered the league as an undrafted free agent from Stanford, where...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vs. Minnesota Vikings Preview
October 25th, 2012 at 12:12 AM
Week 8 Who: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-4) at Minnesota Vikings (5-2) When: Thursday, 10/25 at 8:20 PM Where: Mall of America Field TV: NFL Network Radio: WFUS 103.5 FM/ WDAE 620 AM Sirius: 92 Last Meeting: The Bucs met the Vikings in Week 2 last season and found themselves down 17-0 at halftime while on the road....

DE Da’Quan Bowers Set to Return to Practice for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
October 16th, 2012 at 8:32 PM
A few weeks ago, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost one of their best pass rushers when Adrian Clayborn, the Bucs' 2011 first round pick, landed on injured reserve with a bum knee. But they may be close to getting another talented defensive end back on the playing field. Head coach Greg Schiano...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Add Depth at DE by Signing Veteran Jeff Charleston
September 26th, 2012 at 7:52 PM
With second-year defensive end Adrian Clayborn, who led the Bucs in sacks last season with 7.5, officially on injured reserve, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had a roster spot open and a need for a pass rusher. They filled that spot on Wednesday with the signing of veteran defensive end Jeff Charleston. Charleston...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Adrian Clayborn Needs Knee Surgery, Out for the Rest of the Season
September 24th, 2012 at 8:10 PM
Just when it seemed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had found their pass rush, they lose a valuable member along the defensive line. The Bucs announced the Monday that defensive end Adrian Clayborn needs season-ending knee surgery and will be placed on injured reserve.  ***PHOTO1*** When asked exactly what the injury is, head...