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Linebackers not a high priority this draft for Bucs
April 25th, 2017 at 5:40 AM
***PHOTO1*** TAMPA â?? In Lavonte David and Kwon Alexander, the Bucs have two young linebackers who never come off the field when healthy, key parts of Tampa Bay's defense for the present and future. Related News/Archive The Bucs' third linebacker spot is something of a part-time job, as...

The next step Bucs’ Mike Evans knows he needs to take
April 24th, 2017 at 6:59 PM
***PHOTO1*** TAMPA â?? Even at 23, Bucs WR Mike Evans understands he needs to take on more of a leadership role with veteran Vincent Jackson not back for 2017. Related News/Archive "I'm going to be a more vocal leader," said Evans, entering his fourth season in the league....

NFL Draft: Addressing the Bucs’ greatest need
April 24th, 2017 at 12:07 PM
***PHOTO1*** TAMPA â?? When it comes to the NFL draft under Bucs general manager Jason Licht, the offense has played with too many men on the field. Related News/Archive The first two years, Licht took only one player on defense: LSU linebacker Kwon Alexander in the fourth round...

NFL draft prospect Caleb Brantley charged with punching woman in face
April 23rd, 2017 at 11:02 PM
***PHOTO1*** Just days before he was expected to be an early round pick in the NFL draft, former Florida defensive lineman Caleb Brantley faces a misdemeanor battery charge on a complaint that he knocked a woman unconscious in a fight earlier this month. Related News/Archive The charge filed...

Bucs might look to draft to add downfield receiving threats
April 23rd, 2017 at 9:16 PM
***PHOTO1*** TAMPA â?? It was only one day after the 2016 season had ended when Bucs coach Dirk Koetter was frank about his team's offseason needs. Related News/Archive "We need more speed and when we say playmakers, playmakers and explosive plays are one and the same," he said....