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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...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Part Ways with Mark Barron and Jonathan Casillas
October 28th, 2014 at 9:00 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced that safety Mark Barron was traded to the St. Louis Rams and linebacker Jonathan Casillas was sent to the New England Patriots. Both players were traded for future undisclosed draft picks. ***PHOTO1*** Taken by the Buccaneers in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft, Barron (pictured)...

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...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Fall to Minnesota Vikings in Overtime
October 26th, 2014 at 6:04 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had two weeks to prepare for the visiting Minnesota Vikings, and despite a close game throughout (mostly thanks to a stout effort from the defense), the Buccaneers squandered an opportunity to make up ground in the NFC South, losing to the Vikings 19-13 in overtime and...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Gerald McCoy Agree to Seven-Year Contract Extension
October 25th, 2014 at 2:29 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed to a seven-year contract extension with defensive tackle Gerald McCoy. The deal, which was first reported by Jay Glazer of Fox Sports, is reportedly worth $98 million with $51.5 million guaranteed. ***PHOTO1*** “From the moment Lovie (Smith) and I arrived here, we knew it was vital...

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 Need Improved Effort from Running Game, Defense to Right the Ship
October 24th, 2014 at 9:56 AM
It’s safe to say that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ first season under head coach Lovie Smith hasn’t gone as expected. The Buccaneers have an opportunity to get back on track on Sunday when they host the Minnesota Vikings at Raymond James Stadium. ***PHOTO1*** Through the first seven weeks of the season, the...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Gerald McCoy: ‘We’ve Just Got to Be Tougher’
October 23rd, 2014 at 7:15 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers return from a bye week eager to host the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium. In an attempt to light a fire under his teammates, defensive tackle Gerald McCoy said on Thursday that the Buccaneers must toughen up on defense. ***PHOTO1*** “If you look out there...

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’ Da’Quan Bowers Suspended Two Games
October 21st, 2014 at 4:37 PM
Da’Quan Bowers of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has been suspended without pay for the team’s next two games for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances, the Buccaneers announced on Tuesday. ***PHOTO1*** Bowers’ suspension begins immediately. He will be eligible to return to the Buccaneers’ active roster on Monday, Nov. 3...

Lovie Smith: ‘One Good Play at a Time’ Key to Turnaround for Tampa Bay Buccaneers
October 20th, 2014 at 10:20 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers returned to practice at One Buc Place on Monday eager to get back on the field and attempt to turn their season around following a bye week. Remarkably, if the Buccaneers are able to string together some wins, an NFC South title is not out of...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Expecting Renewed Energy Following Bye Week
October 20th, 2014 at 3:39 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers hope the additional practice and rest time afforded in the bye week will translate to a renewed effort on the playing field on Sunday when the Bucs host the Minnesota Vikings at Raymond James Stadium. By not playing on Sunday, the Bucs actually picked up ground in...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Utilizing Bye Week to Regroup on Defense
October 18th, 2014 at 5:08 PM
Through the first six weeks of the season, the 1-5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers surprisingly rank last or near the bottom in all of the key defensive statistics. The Buccaneers allow a league-worst 34 points a game and also bring up the rear in yards allowed (422.8). The unit ranks next-to-last...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Getting Back to Basics During Bye Week
October 16th, 2014 at 4:40 PM
Head coach Lovie Smith is viewing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ bye week as a second training camp of sorts. “That’s how we’re looking at it and for our football team coming out of a training camp starting the season, that’s exactly the approach that we’re going to take and with training...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Jorvorskie Lane Suspended
October 15th, 2014 at 6:28 PM
Jorvorskie Lane of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has been suspended without pay for the team’s next two games for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances, the team announced on Wednesday. ***PHOTO1*** Lane’s suspension begins immediately. He will be eligible to return to the Buccaneers’ active roster on Monday, Nov. 3 following...

Too Little Too Late a Common Theme This Year for Tampa Bay Buccaneers
October 13th, 2014 at 4:54 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were embarrassed on Sunday for the second time through just six games this season, losing to the Baltimore Ravens 48-17. Sunday’s pitiful loss followed a 56-14 defeat to the Atlanta Falcons in Week 3. Joe Flacco scorched Tampa Bay’s secondary all afternoon. According to the Associated Press,...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Routed by Baltimore Ravens
October 12th, 2014 at 6:52 PM
The visiting Baltimore Ravens and quarterback Joe Flacco had a field day at the expense of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, rolling to a 48-17 victory on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium. The Ravens controlled the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball and overwhelmed the Buccaneers, who dropped...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Expect Improvement in Rushing Attack
October 11th, 2014 at 1:24 PM
With running back Doug Martin at full speed, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hope to resurrect a sluggish running game when they play host to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. ***PHOTO1*** For a team determined to run the ball, the Buccaneers rank near the bottom in rushing yards per game at just 90.4....

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Seek First Home Win; Host Baltimore Ravens on Sunday
October 10th, 2014 at 5:24 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-4) return home following three consecutive road games to host the Baltimore Ravens (3-2) Sunday at Raymond James Stadium. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. ET. ***PHOTO1*** To slow down the high-flying offense of the Ravens, the Buccaneers must find ways to get quarterback Joe Flacco and his...

Lovie Smith Misses Practice to Attend Funeral: Expected Back for Sunday’s Game
October 10th, 2014 at 1:55 PM
Love Smith missed practice on Thursday to attend the funeral of his father-in-law, who recently passed away at age 91. Buccaneers defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier addressed the media Thursday afternoon in place of Smith. ***PHOTO1*** “You guys are well aware of Coach [Lovie Smith’s] situation and our prayers and thoughts are with...