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Former MSU defensive linemen, William Gholston moves on to NFL William Gholston knew he would take on the next level of his football career on January 4, 2013, when he announced his decision to forgo his senior season as a defensive end for Michigan State football. On Saturday, April 27, Gholston was selected No. 126 overall, in the 4th round, by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and his advancement to the NFL became official, while leaving behind an impacted Spartan Nation. The 6-foot-7, 278-pound junior earned second-team All-Big Ten honors from the media for the second-straight year, honorable mention accolades from the coaches, and was a quarterfinalist for the Lombardi Award for the college lineman of the year. Gholston is a three-year letterwinner, collecting a total of 142 tackles, including 30 for losses for 102 yards and 10 sacks for 56 yards, in 36 career games and 24 starts. He finished his career ranked 10th in MSU history and 8th in the Big Team in tackles for loss. Gholston als...

Ronde Barber expected to announce return this week?

It sounds like the Buccaneers biggest weakness in 2012 will continue to get stronger this week for 2013 with the possible announcement of Ronde Barber’s return.  Pewter Report’s Mark Cook said during his Sunday radio show on 98.7 The Fan that he has heard the veteran cornerback may be announcing a return this week. Let’s please put emphasis on the words “may” and “heard”...

Revis and Bucs calling secondary the “no fly zone”

The Buccaneers did not have a selection in the first round of the draft Thursday night but that did not stop the team from hosting their annual draft day party for the fans.  The party featured several Buccaneers players in attendance, including the introduction of the two major offseason acquisitions, Dashon Goldson and Darrelle Revis. Both received a warm welcome by the fans in...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Select Johnthan Banks in the 2nd Round

2.11 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Johnthan Banks, CB, Mississippi St (6-2, 185) Johnthan Banks was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the 11th pick of the 2nd round in the 2013 NFL Draft. The pick was the Buccaneers first of the 2013 NFL draft as they dealt there 1st round pick to the Jets for Darrelle Revis. Banks is a long, lengthy ball hawking defensive back that’s not afraid...

Buccaneers focus on defense, depth in draft

TAMPA, Fla. With depth addressed at cornerback and quarterback on Day 2 of the NFL draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers spent Saturday afternoon adding talent in other defensive areas. As with Fridays movement, the Bucs new additions were selected without a must need in mind, but they could become key presences as coach Greg Schiano and general manager Mark Dominik continue to make a...

Grading the NFL Draft: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had one mission this offseason, repair a broken secondary that allowed nearly 300 yards per game in 2012. Through free agency and the recent 2013 NFL Draft, the Buccaneers look to field a much different team in 2013. Tampa focused their first two picks in the draft on the addition of two players which will vastly change the secondary landscape for next season...

Buccaneers trade LaGarrette Blount to the Patriots for Jeff Demps

We just reported that the Patriots are looking to trade running back Jeff Demps.  Well now they have. According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have traded running back LaGarrette Blount to the Patriots for Demps. The Bucs trade LaGarrette Blount to the Patriots for Jeff Demps. Real interesting. — Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) April 27, 2013   Need...

Jeff Demps won’t be available until mid-season

The Bucs acquired former Olympic silver medalist and New England running back Jeff Demps Saturday afternoon during the final rounds of the NFL draft. Demps has stated that he wants to run track and play football. But when will he be available for the Buccaneers? In an interview last month with Sports Talk Florida’s David Bauman, the former University of Florida track and field...

Bucs send RB Blount to Pats for pick, rights to Demps

TAMPA, Fla. Running back LeGarrette Blount is leaving the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Rumored as a trade possibility recently, Blount, a one-time starter, was traded to the New England Patriots for a seventh-round pick and the rights to running back Jeff Demps on Saturday. Weve talked to Jeff a little bit, Tampa Bay general manager Mark Dominik said. Were just taking the rights to...

Bucs trade Blount and add more depth on final day of draft

The Buccaneers had running back LeGarrette Blount on the trade block for quite a while. Entering the draft, talk around the league and several media circles of a potential Blount trade started to pick back up. During the final day of the draft, Tampa Bay sent Blount to New England. Blount saw his role diminish greatly after the Bucs drafted running back Doug Martin in the first...

Saban doesn’t like the Dee Milliner and Darrelle Revis comparisons

Nick Saban isn’t a man with much patience for the media. He comes from the Bill Belichick coaching tree, so that isn’t overly surprising. The Alabama coach didn’t take kindly to the media prodding him with questions and statements after cornerback Dee Milliner was selected 9th overall by the New York Jets in Thursday night’s first round of the NFL Draft. Most of them were...

Patriots Trade For RB LeGarrette Blount

Tom Curran reports that the New England Patriots have acquired RB LeGarrette Blount from the Buccaneers for RB Jeff Demps and a seventh-round pick. There have been rumors circulating that Blount could be available dating back to last year’s trade deadline, but it’s at least somewhat surprising that Tampa Bay was able to find a trade partner for guy who hasn’t been able to...

Bucs, Patriots swap running backs and draft pick

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have traded running back LeGarrette Blount to the New England Patriots in exchange for a seventh-round pick in this year's NFL draft and Olympic sprinter Jeff Demps. Demps was a silver medalist as part of the 4x100 relay team that finished second to Jamaica at the 2012 London Games. The former Florida running back was not selected in last year's...

LeGarrette Blount Traded To Patriots

The Patriots have acquired running back LeGarrette Blount from the Buccaneers.Fantasy Spin:And all they had to give up was practice squad running back Jeff Demps and a seventh-round pick. It's a nice pickup for the Pats as Blount should be the team's preferred goal line back next season. He might also get some third down looks now that third-down specialist Danny Woodhead...
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