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Mar 02

Running Backs Jockey for Position at the Combine

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers need to make some additions at running back, even though they are bringing back their starter from the end of the 2017 season. There are a number of ways the team could approach that task, and one of them was in motion – at lea…

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Mar 02

Quenton Nelson Could Break the Mold

If the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were to draft Notre Dame guard Quenton Nelson in this year’s NFL Draft, Nelson would inherit ample opportunities to go one-on-one in practice with Gerald McCoy, the Buccaneers’ six-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle. However, it’s exactly because of players like McCoy

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Feb 04

Buccaneers’ 2018 Opponents Finalized

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers won’t spend much time outside the Eastern Time Zone in 2018. The end of the 2017 NFL season means the finalization of 2018 opponent lists for all 32 teams. Those are determined by the annual rotation of matchups between divisions, as well as two games per team decided by

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Jan 25

Alexander Knows One Speed for Pro Bowl

The last time it looked like the Pro Bowl could be turning a corner away from its ever-mounting offensive explosions, Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Derrick Brooks was the game’s MVP. That trend reversal didn’t hold, as it turned out, but maybe it will this year, and Brooks could once again

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Jan 22

Pro Bowl Rewind: Bucs’ Killer Bs

Last January, the NFL’s Pro Bowl left Hawaii for Orlando, Florida, relocating nearly 5,000 miles from its home for 35 of the previous 37 years. In a way, however, that game was more of a departure in style than location. Amid concerns that the league’s annual all-star game had become a glorified

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Jan 16

Practice Squad Pays Off for Bucs

In 2016, just after Thanksgiving, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were looking for an answer at cornerback. Jude Adjei-Barimah, the team’s nickel back for much of the season, had been suspended, former second-round pick Johnthan Banks had been released and former starter Alterraun Verner was away dealing

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Jan 16

2017 Player Recap: Gerald McCoy

It may seem that defensive tackle Gerald McCoy had a down year in 2017 production-wise, but upon further examination he undoubtedly had himself a Pro Bowl-worthy season, which, you know, might be the reason he was selected to his sixth straight Pro Bowl this year. It’s true that McCoy didn’t

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Jan 14

2017 Player Recap: Brent Grimes

The Tampa Bay defense finished the season with 26 takeaways, tied for the seventh-most in the NFL. Since the start of the 2016 season, the Bucs have 55 takeaways, which is tied for fourth-most in the NFL during that span. Thirty of those takeaways have…

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Jan 12

2017 Player Recap: Lavonte David

The exclamation point on linebacker Lavonte David’s 2017 season is the multiple forced fumbles and fumble recoveries he had this season. He had five of each. David’s five forced fumbles tied for the second-most by any player this year in the NFL. His five fumble recoveries led the league. His

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Jan 10

2017 Player Recap: Kwon Alexander

Despite only playing 12 of the team’s 16 games in 2017 due to injury, Kwon Alexander finished the season with 70 solo tackles, cracking the top 20 among all linebackers this season. Whittle that down to just inside linebackers and Alexander moves up even more. Alexander recorded 97 combined tackles

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Jan 08

Tight End a Position of Strength for 2018 Bucs

Only twice have the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had a tight end catch as many as five touchdown passes in his rookie season. Only four times have they had a tight end average more than 600 receiving yards over consecutive campaigns. The 2018 Buccaneers will h…

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Jan 07

2017 Player Recap: Mike Evans

Tampa Bay had 18 different players score touchdowns in 2017. The Buccaneer offense finished the regular season fourth in passing yards and set franchise records in pass attempts (605), pass completions (378), pass yards per attempt (7.61), net passing …

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Jan 05

2018 NFL Offseason Calendar, Key Dates

A list of players who are accepted into the NFL Draft will be sent to clubs on January 19. Deadline for NFL clubs to try out and negotiate with CFL players whose 2017 contracts are due to expire at 12 noon, New York time, on February 13. Beginning at 1…

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Jan 04

Winston’s Game-Winning Touchdown to Godwin Was an Audible

Rookie wide receiver Chris Godwin has already won the NFC Offensive Player of the Week award after his stellar performance on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. He’s still up for Castrol EDGE Clutch Performer of the Week and Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week. In the Bucs’ last game of the season

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Jan 03

Bucs Sign Eight to Futures Contracts

One of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ very first transactions of 2017 paid off with a game-changing touchdown on the last day of the entire year. First-year safety Isaiah Johnson scooped up a fumbled punt early in the fourth quarter of the Buccaneers’ season-ending win over the New Orleans Saints

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Dec 31

TB-NO Inactives: Godwin Cleared

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New Orleans Saints named their game-day inactives on Sunday at 2:55 p.m. ET, 90 minutes before kickoff of their Week 17 contest at Raymond James Stadium. NFL teams are required to reduce their active rosters to 46 players f…

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