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Wide Receiver Vincent Jackson Expected to Return to Tampa Bay Buccaneers
February 19th, 2015 at 12:06 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht indicated this week that he expects to meet with Vincent Jackson’s agent at the NFL Scouting Combine, saying to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times that Jackson will “absolutely” be on the roster this season. ***PHOTO1*** Jackson’s future with the Buccaneers came under speculation...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Mike Evans Among Finalists for the 2014 NFL Rookie of the Year Award
January 8th, 2015 at 6:31 PM
The National Football League announced the five finalists for the 2014 NFL Rookie of the Year award this week and Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans made the cut. ***PHOTO1*** Nominated for the award are Evans, Teddy Bridgewater (Vikings), Odell Beckham Jr. (Giants), Jeremy Hill (Bengals) and Sammy Watkins (Bills). Fans can...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sign WR Louis Murphy to Three-Year Extension
December 26th, 2014 at 9:51 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that they have agreed to terms on a multi-year extension with wide receiver Louis Murphy. ***PHOTO1*** “It’s a blessing. (It) took me six years to get to this point,” said Murphy. “I just commend my family for being there, sticking by my side. It means everything....

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Vincent Jackson Seeks Milestone in Week 16
December 19th, 2014 at 8:46 PM
Overshadowed by the exploits of rookie Mike Evans in recent weeks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson has quietly put together a solid season of his own. A savvy veteran, Jackson needs just 69 receiving yards against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday to reach 1,000 yards for the...

Rookie of the Year Frontrunners to Square Off When Tampa Bay Buccaneers Face the Carolina Panthers
December 13th, 2014 at 5:50 PM
Having been eliminated from playoff contention, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are playing only for pride on Sunday when they face the Carolina Panthers, but the Week 15 contest isn’t without an interesting storyline. The game will feature two of the leading Offensive Rookie of the Year candidates in Tampa Bay’s...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Re-sign Rookie Wide Receiver Solomon Patton
December 2nd, 2014 at 8:18 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced on Tuesday that they have re-signed wide receiver and kick returner Solomon Patton from the Arizona Cardinals’ practice squad. ***PHOTO1*** Patton played in six games for the Buccaneers earlier this season, handling 10 punt returns for 112 yards and 17 kick returns for 393 yards. He was...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Mike Evans Proving Best of Deep Rookie Class of Wide Receivers
November 18th, 2014 at 3:42 PM
Wide receiver Mike Evans vaulted to the head of this season’s rookie class of wide receivers with a career-best performance in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ victory over the Washington Redskins on Sunday. Since Tampa Bay’s bye week in Week 7, Evans has been more than simply a standout rookie; he...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Mike Evans Living up to Promise
October 31st, 2014 at 8:48 PM
Rookie wide receiver Mike Evans is living up to the lofty expectations that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers entertained when they took him as the seventh overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. ***PHOTO1*** At 6-foot-5, 231 pounds, Evans creates matchup nightmares for cornerbacks. At the halfway point of the season, the first-year...

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 Sign Wide Receiver and Kick Returner Trindon Holliday
October 21st, 2014 at 10:40 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have announced the signing of wide receiver/kick returner Trindon Holliday. ***PHOTO1*** Holliday originally entered the league as a Houston Texans' sixth-round draft pick 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...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Louis Murphy Seeking Encore Performance Vs. New Orleans Saints
September 30th, 2014 at 8:26 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Louis Murphy played a key role in Sunday’s win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, hauling in six catches for 99 yards. Murphy saved his best for last, however, with a 41-yard reception that put the Bucs in scoring position with just seconds remaining in the game. Murphy...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Re-sign Wide Receiver Louis Murphy; Waive Chris Owusu
September 23rd, 2014 at 7:13 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers today announced that they have signed wide receiver Louis Murphy and waived wide receiver Chris Owusu. A familiar face to fans of the Bucs, Murphy spent the 2014 offseason and preseason with Tampa Bay after signing as an unrestricted free agent from the New York Giants. A...

Video Surfaces of Buccaneers’ Mike Evans Involved in a Fight Outside of a Nightclub
August 22nd, 2014 at 8:46 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie wide receiver Mike Evans was involved in a fracas outside of a bar in Miami, TMZ reported on Friday. According to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, the incident happened in March, two months before the NFL Draft. ***PHOTO1*** Evans, a first-round draft pick (No. 7 overall),...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cut Veteran Wide Receiver Lavelle Hawkins
August 21st, 2014 at 12:24 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released veteran wide receiver Lavelle Hawkins, according to Roy Cummings of The Tampa Tribune. ***PHOTO1*** Hawkins signed with the Bucs following the team’s trade of Mike Williams to the Buffalo Bills in April. Hawkins played four games for the Chargers last year and previously played with the...

Solomon Patton Making Most of Opportunity to Play for Tampa Bay Buccaneers
August 19th, 2014 at 9:04 AM
Solomon Patton, a rookie wide receiver out of Florida, is being rewarded for his sharp effort on special teams in last week’s loss to the Miami Dolphins. The first-year pro impressed with his speed and hands and is listed as the No. 1 punt and kick returner on the Bucs’...

Rookie Wide Receiver Mike Evans Learns Lesson from Touchdown Turned Touchback
August 18th, 2014 at 4:09 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie wide receiver Mike Evans experienced his first flash as an NFL pass-catcher in the second quarter against the Miami Dolphins last weekend. At least that was the case for a few moments. ***PHOTO1*** Catching a short pass from Mike Glennon, Evans shrugged off potential tacklers and dashed 42...

Chris Owusu Earns Starting Spot at Wide Receiver
August 18th, 2014 at 1:05 PM
Entering his third season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Chris Owusu has earned a starting spot alongside Vincent Jackson and rookie Mike Evans at wide receiver, according to Roy Cummings of The Tampa Tribune. ***PHOTO1*** With only one catch in the preseason for 17 yards—which was nullified by a holding penalty— Owusu...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Rookie Wide Receiver Mike Evans ‘Progressing’
August 7th, 2014 at 3:47 PM
[caption id="attachment_19096" align="alignleft" width="230" caption="Michael Compton photo"][Michael Compton photo/Mike Evans] Rookie wide receiver Mike Evans missed a good portion of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ offseason program due to a hamstring injury. While Evans has made a solid impression during training camp, wide receivers coach Andrew Hayes-Stoker said the first-year receiver out...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Vincent Jackson Readying for Big-Game Performances
August 4th, 2014 at 1:01 PM
At the conclusion of Sunday’s practice at One Buc Place, head coach Lovie Smith acknowledged that he has been remiss in not talking enough about wide receiver Vincent Jackson during his daily press conferences. [caption id="attachment_19018" align="aligncenter" width="465" caption="Vincent Jackson/Compton"][Michael Compton photo/Vincent Jackson] Jackson, the Bucs’ No. 1 wide receiver, received plenty...

Buccaneers Showcase Offense in Night Practice at Raymond James Stadium
August 2nd, 2014 at 12:02 PM
Fans were introduced to the new-look Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the team’s annual night practice at Raymond James Stadium on Friday, Aug. 1. The annual night practice, which brought out an estimated crowd just shy of 15,000, created a game-like atmosphere for the players and coaches, as well as fans. [caption id="attachment_18972"...