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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Continue to Search for Answers as Losses Mount
November 12th, 2014 at 9:10 PM
Head coach Lovie Smith’s first season at the helm of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has gone awry in more ways than one, and the 1-8 Buccaneers are in the NFC South cellar as they prepare for their Week 11 test against the Washington Redskins. ***PHOTO1*** The reasons for the dismal record are...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Charles Sims Expected to Make Regular-Season Debut on Sunday
November 8th, 2014 at 7:23 PM
Rookie running back Charles Sims is expected to make his NFL regular season debut for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons at Raymond James Stadium. Sims' first taste of regular-season action was delayed after he underwent surgery on an injured right ankle in August. It has been...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Charles Sims Eyeing Week 9 Return
October 30th, 2014 at 7:10 PM
Rookie running back Charles Sims, who has missed the first half of the season for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers due to an ankle injury that required surgery, may make his NFL regular-season debut in Week 9 against the Cleveland Browns. The third-round pick flashed promise in training camp and he...

Takeaways from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Week 8 Loss
October 27th, 2014 at 9:33 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had hoped to parlay their Week 7 bye into a home win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. The plan didn’t materialize, as the Bucs dropped to 1-6 following a gut-wrenching 19-13 overtime loss at Raymond James Stadium. ***PHOTO1*** “Ideally, that’s not how we wanted to start it...

Expect the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to Be More Physical in Week 8 Test Vs. Minnesota Vikings
October 25th, 2014 at 1:08 PM
Coming off a 48-17 blowout loss at home that defied explanation in Week 6, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers appear to have taken advantage of a well-timed bye week and are as healthy as they've been all season heading into Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings at Raymond James Stadium. If they...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Bobby Rainey Making the Most of Opportunity to Anchor Running Attack
September 17th, 2014 at 2:41 PM
After dropping two close, low-scoring decisions to teams they likely should have beaten, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers head to Atlanta for a nationally televised Thursday evening clash with the Falcons. The last time the two teams met the Bucs came out on top, winning a shootout, 41-28, but with a...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Doug Martin Unlikely to Play Against St. Louis Rams
September 14th, 2014 at 1:36 PM
According to Jay Glazer of Fox Sports, Doug Martin has been declared out and will not play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers today against the St. Louis Rams. Martin suffered a knee injury last week against the Carolina Panthers, but returned to the sideline late in the game. While nursing the...

Protecting the Ball Key to Success for Tampa Bay Buccaneers Against St. Louis Rams
September 11th, 2014 at 8:57 PM
Unable to deliver a victory over the Carolina Panthers in last week’s flat season opener, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers look to bounce back at home Sunday against another NFC foe in the St. Louis Rams. To avoid starting the Lovie Smith era in Tampa Bay 0-2, the Bucs face a...

Rookie Running Back Charles Sims to Undergo Surgery on Injured Ankle; Will Miss 12-14 Weeks
August 15th, 2014 at 4:42 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie running back Charles Sims will undergo surgery tomorrow on his injured right ankle, the team announced on Friday. The recovery and rehabilitation schedule is expected to require 12-14 weeks. ***PHOTO1*** Sims, a third-round draft pick out of West Virginia, was having a strong camp before hurting the ankle...

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,...

‘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 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 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 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....