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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are giving Jordan Shipley a chance to revive his NFL career just a few days after the 26-year-old wide receiver was waived by the Cincinnati Bengals.
The former Texas star was the AFC's leading rookie receiver in 2010 before tearing ligaments in his left knee in Cincinnati's second game last year.
The Bengals thought Shipley had lost a step when they brought him back this summer, but that was not apparent to the Bucs in his first workout Tuesday.
The Bucs, who have been erratic on special teams, will give Shipley a look as a punt returner and a slot receiver.
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were awarded wide receiver Jordan Shipley off waivers Monday afternoon. A third-round pick in 2010, Shipley was released by the Cincinnati Bengals on Friday.
Last season, Shipley tore his ACL and didn't seem to be 100 percent in the Bengals' first two preseason games this year; catching just one pass. However, he is just two years removed from...
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers claimed wide receiver Jordan Shipley off waivers from the Cincinnati Bengals.
Shipley has been recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
He was drafted in the third-round two years ago out of the University of Texas.
According to Patrick Southern of CBS Sports, undrafted free agent Leonard Johnson is not expected to make the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 53-man roster.
Johnson was initially projected as a potential Day 2 pick in the early stages of the draft process, but his stock plummeted after a poor showing at the combine. He remained one of the most physical defensive backs in the 2012 draft...
Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Adrian Clayborn clearly isn’t too fond of the Tampa media after tweeting that they’re “wack” since he can’t wash his a** in privacy.
Yo these reporters in the lockerroom after practice is wack. Can I wash my *** in privacy.
— Adrian Clayborn (@AJaClay) August 22, 2012
Young players like Clayborn will only learn the hard way that...
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday acquired wide receiver Jason Shipley, who had been waived by the Bengals on Friday. Shipley had 54 catches for Cincinnati in 2010 as a rookie, but he had just four receptions while playing only two games in 2011 because he tore his anterior-cruciate ligament early in the season. The Bucs need playmakers on the outside. They gained just 21...
Buccaneers running back LeGarrette Blount (groin) was back at practice on Monday, according to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times.Fantasy Spin:When you are fighting for your starting spot, there is no time to sit on the sidelines and heal. We still believe that rookie Doug Martin will win the majority of the workload by season's end, but at the start of the season he may share...
There are few teams who care more about their community than the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. And their preseason game on Friday, against the Tennessee Titans, proved that. Along side the rest of the teams in the NFL, the Bucs opened up their stadium and created a cheer camp for young girls to learn cheerleading from [...]
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been awarded wide receiver Jordan Shipley off waivers from the Cincinnati Bengals.
Tampa Bay was awarded former Bengals WR Jordan Shipley on waivers today.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 20, 2012
The Bengals gave up on Shipley as he continues to come back from tearing his ACL last season. The Bucs claimed...
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced several moves on Monday. After adding cornerback Brandon McDonald and waiving cornerback Desmond Marrow, they picked up wide receiver Jordan Shipley on waivers.
Shipley tore his ACL early last season and seemed to still be carrying the effects of the injury. He had hauled in only one reception in the first two preseason games.
He was waived...
According to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, running back LeGarrette Blount was participating in practice today even though he suffered a groin injury during this past weekend’s preseason game.
RB LeGarrette Blount returned to practice after suffering a left groin injury Friday. T Donald Penn and TE Luke Stocker also returned
— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) August 20, 2012
Seabass is back and let’s hope it’s for good.
(via Patriots joint practice with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers)