Found September 07, 2013 on NFL Draft Diamonds:
Tampa Sports reporter Jenna Laine reveals that Buccaneers starting fullback Erik Lorig will not play tomorrow vs the New York Jets:     You can add FB Erik Lorig to the list of players not playing against the Jets. Bucs say he did not make the trip. Still battling calf injury — JennaLaineBucs (@JennaLaineBucs) September […]

Buccaneers strip Josh Freeman of captaincy

Josh Freeman may be the leader of the Buccaneers' huddle, but that's as far as his reach now extends. According to the Tampa Bay Times, Freeman was not chosen to be one of the team's captains for the 2013 season. The fifth-year quarterback had held the honor for the previous three years. Instead, wide receiver Vincent Jackson and guard Davin Joseph will function...

Lavonte David's late hit on Geno Smith sets up Jets game-winning FG (GIF)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David committed a critical error in the final seconds of Sunday's season opener against the New York Jets that cost his team a victory. With seven seconds left and the Bucs holding a 17-15 lead, Jets QB Geno Smith was running out of bounds just past midfield. However, as Smith stepped out of bounds, David unnecessarily pushed him down...

Josh Freeman running out of chances with Tampa Bay Buccaneers

I’ve always said that Josh Freeman is not a true NFL QB1. At least not for a real team. If Jay Cutler is a “top 15 NFL QB” like Boomer Esiason said, than Tampa Bay Buccaneers signal caller Josh Freeman is a “top 30″ quarterbacking talent. Today, he faced the train wreck that is the New York Jets, and turned in a 67.9 passer rating and 22.5 QBR stinker. Facing a less than...

Carl Nicks out for Bucs; Gabe Carimi likely to start

TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers guard Carl Nicks will not play Sunday. In recent days, Bucs coach Greg Schiano had left open the possibility that the two-time Pro Bowl player would appear in the season opener against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. But Friday afternoon, the team ruled Nicks (left foot) out after he did not participate in practices this week. That means...

WATCH: Bucs LB hands Jets a win with dumb penalty

The New York Jets were expected to be one of the biggest jokes of the NFL season, but they managed to pull out a victory in their first game. They can thank Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David for the assist. David pushed Geno Smith after the Jets quarterback had already stepped out of bounds […]

Darrelle Reivs will play against his former team

Without much surprise at all,  Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis is healthy and ready to go for today’s game against his former team,  the Jets. Not that it's a surprise, but Bucs CB Darrelle Revis will play Sunday against former Jets team, less than 1 year since he tore ACL. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 7, 2013 Revis has been rehabbing from ACL surgery...

David's penalty sinks Bucs in 18-17 loss to Jets

Lavonte David sat on a stool in front of his locker, his head down, trying to make sense of what just happened. A couple of Buccaneers teammates came over and patted the linebacker on the back. None of it did anything to make his huge mistake go away. Nick Folk kicked a 48-yard field goal with 2 seconds remaining after David's personal foul on Geno Smith following a big run...

Darrelle Revis Cleared For Week 1

Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis has been cleared to play Week 1 against the Jets.Fantasy Spin:Revis tore his ACL in Week 3 last season. The cornerback will join a Bucs team that had the No. 1 rush defense in the NFL but allowed the most passing yards in the league last season.

Darrelle Revis active, expected to start for Bucs vs. Jets

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis is active and expected to start against his former team, playing for the first time since injuring his knee while with the New York Jets nearly a year ago. Revis, who played six seasons with the Jets, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee at Miami last September in Week 3. He hasn't played...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New York Jets: Odds, spread, over/under and television info

getty images The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are headed to New Jersey to play the New York Jets in Week 1. Most are not giving the Jets much of a chance in this one. Tampa Bay is more talented on both sides of the ball and the Jets are starting rookie quarterback Geno Smith under center. Not that Tampa Bay needs any help but former Jets corner Darrell Revis is even giving away the Jets...

Geno Smith:Jets drafted me to be franchise QB

In advance of Sunday's season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, quarterback Geno Smith isn't short on confidence this week.

Ty Law Rips The Jets, Says They Aren’t Worthy Of Playing Against Darrelle Revis

Darrelle Revis will play his first football game in almost a year when he returns to game action to face his former team in the New York Jets. The buildup for the ball game has been coming ever since the Jets traded Revis to the Buccaneers this spring. Ty Law is a former stud cornerback who had success in the NFL, and he’s also a mentor Revis.  According to ESPN New York, Law...

Lavonte David’s late hit penalty results in Jets game-winning field goal

Lavonte David probably cost the Buccaneers a win. David had a late hit penalty on Jets QB Geno Smith with seven seconds left in the game. The penalty put the Jets in field goal range where kicker Nick Folds drilled a 48-yarder for the 18-17 win.  Oh my. This one will hurt.

Dave’s Deluxe Preview: Buccaneers at Jets Week One

The Buccaneers will travel to New Jersey to face the Jets at 1 p.m. on Sunday (PHOTO COURTESY: ESPN.COM) Matt and Tad have their awesome name for their preview stories; cleverly playing off the late 80′s buddy film “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure.”  So where can I go as I venture off on my own with this preview?  Do I go with “Dave’s Deluxe Preview?”  I’m not...
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