Category: ‘Running Backs’

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 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 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 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...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2013 Free Agency Preview: Running Backs
February 27th, 2013 at 9:48 PM
RB Position Overview When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded back up into the first round to select running back Doug Martin, the team thought it had someone to pair with LeGarrette Blount, who ran for nearly 1,800 yards in his first two NFL seasons. Instead, they found their stud tailback, an...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Will Have Another Pro Bowler
January 14th, 2013 at 6:13 PM
When the Pro Bowl rosters were announced a few weeks ago, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers only had one player named to the NFC team. Well, now that the Atlanta Falcons and San Francisco 49ers have made the NFC Championship game, we know that defensive tackle Gerald McCoy will be joined by...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Run Defense and Philadelphia Eagles’ RB Bryce Brown to Test Each Other
December 6th, 2012 at 8:46 PM
One would think that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers wouldn't have to worry about the running game of the Philadelphia Eagles, who will be without Michael Vick and probably LeSean McCoy on Sunday. Not so fast. Tampa Bay's league-best rush defense will still be tested in a big way thanks to a rookie...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Rookie Doug Martin on Pace to Hit Rare Milestone
November 28th, 2012 at 9:49 PM
There is no denying the rookie running back Doug Martin has been sensational in his rookie season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 23-year-old out of Boise St. is fourth in the NFL with 1,050 rushing yards through 11 games and his nine rushing touchdowns is second behind Arian Foster's 12....

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 Could Have a Few Offensive Pro Bowlers
November 7th, 2012 at 9:30 AM
With the sudden outburst of points being scored as of late, it's not crazy to think that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could have several Pro Bowlers on the offensive side of the ball. Let's start at quarterback where Josh Freeman certainly deserves to be in the conversation. The way Buccaneers 101...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ RB Doug Martin Has Coming Out Party
October 26th, 2012 at 1:16 AM
Going into the 2012 NFL Draft, Alabama star Trent Richardson was the prized possession among running backs. The Cleveland Browns traded several draft picks to move up and select the Heisman candidate with the third overall pick. But there were other highly touted backs that had first-round grades and the Bucs...

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....

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vs. Kansas City Chiefs Preview
October 13th, 2012 at 2:27 PM
Week 6 Who: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-3) vs. Kansas City Chiefs (1-4) When: Sunday, 10/14 at 1 PM Where: Raymond James Stadium TV: CBS (blacked out locally) Radio: WFUS 103.5 FM/WDAE 620 AM DirecTV: 710 Sirius: 94 Last Meeting: These two teams last met in 2008, and the Chiefs were up 24-3 at one point in the first...

Roster Shuffling Continues for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
September 1st, 2012 at 6:59 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers got down to the 53-man roster limit on Friday night, but it was easy to see that roster they trimmed down to would not be the team that took the field next Sunday against the Carolina Panthers. On Saturday, head coach Greg Schiano that the roster would...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vs. Tennessee Titans: What to Watch For
August 17th, 2012 at 10:00 AM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers look to build off the success of their 20-7 win against the Miami Dolphins when they take the field against the Tennessee Titans in their preseason home opener on Friday night. Here is what is looking forward to seeing when the Bucs and Titans square off...

Report: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Interested in Olympian/Former Gator Jeff Demps
August 14th, 2012 at 4:37 PM
Apparently Greg Schiano hasn't seen enough speed or playmaking in the return game during training camp because he is looking for an upgrade. As first reported by, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are interested in signing Olympic sprinter and former Florida Gators RB/WR Jeff Demps. Demps just got back from London...’s Top 25 Buccaneers of All-Time: Number 5 – Mike Alstott
July 15th, 2012 at 6:59 PM
5. Fullback Mike Alstott: Played for the Buccaneers from 1996 to 2007. Alstott was a hit from day one and instantly became a fan favorite in Tampa Bay. The A-Train had a legendary career with the Bucs and is the franchise leader in touchdowns and the second leading rusher. Why Is...’s Top 25 Buccaneers of All-Time: Number 8 – James Wilder
July 8th, 2012 at 2:29 PM
8. Running Back James Wilder: Played for the Buccaneers from 1981 to 1989. The finest and most productive running back in team history, Wilder is the franchise leader in rushing yards and receptions. Wilder made the Pro Bowl in 1984 after one of the finest seasons for a running back...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Position Battles: Running Backs
June 11th, 2012 at 7:04 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are about to participate in their final minicamp of the offseason before training camp in July. While the team won't be able to hold contact practices, the minicamp is still important because players are learning their new playbooks and absorbing new head coach Greg Schiano's philosophy. But some players...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sign First-Rounder Doug Martin, Add Two Defensive Lineman
June 4th, 2012 at 10:47 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been working hard to get all of their 2012 Draft class under contract and now have just one player - No. 7 overall pick safety Mark Barron - that remains unsigned. That's because on Monday the Buccaneers announced that they inked running back Doug Martin...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sign Seventh Round Picks TE Drake Dunsmore and RB Michael Smith
May 8th, 2012 at 4:30 PM
Yesterday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed two seventh round picks to four year contracts. They signed Tight End Drake Dunsmore and Running Back Michael Smith. Michael Smith is a running back from alma mater Utah State and was selected 212th overall. He played 28 games with 12 starts and...