Found October 17, 2013 on Fox Sports Florida:
TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers reserve running back Jeff Demps had surgery Thursday for a groin injury, and there's no timetable for his return. Bucs coach Greg Schiano made the announcement less than a week after the injury sidelined the track star following two catches for 13 yards in a loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium. Demps, 23, was part of a trade last April that sent LeGarrette Blount to the New England Patriots. In addition to Demps, the Bucs received a seventh-round pick in the deal. The Bucs used that seventh-round pick in a trade with the Minnesota Vikings to move up in the draft to select running back Mike James in the sixth round, No. 189 overall. Demps, a member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic track and field team, practiced with the Bucs for the first time on Sept. 11. He made his season debut in Week 4 against the Arizona Cardinals, and he has one carry for 14 yards this season. You can follow Andrew Astleford on Twitter @aastleford or email him at

Bucs’ Jeff Demps has surgery

The injuries keep on piling on for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and another can be added to their list. Track star and Bucs offensive weapon Jeff Demps will be out for some time after groin surgery.  The Olympic sprinter had surgery Thursday for a groin injury sustained during Sunday’s 31-20 loss to the Eagles. There is no timetable for his return. Demps has averaged over 30 yards...

Bucs’ Jeff Demps out indefinitely following groin surgery

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Jeff Demps will miss Sunday’s divisional matchup with the Atlanta Falcons after undergoing surgery to repair a groin injury. Via Sports Talk Florida, Tampa Bay head coach Greg Schiano addressed the Demps’ status on Thursday. Jeff had surgery today, on his groin. I’m not sure exactly how long he’ll be out. [It's] too early to tell. Buried...

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DaQuan Bowers tweets he could have MRSA

DaQuan Bowers could have the NFL on the edge. He tweeted today that the massage parlor cancelled his appointment because they think he might have MRSA. @DaQuanBowers91: Just went to get my massage and it was canceled because they thought I had MRSA what the ______ It looks like the Bucs facility needs to be […]

Buccaneers Running Back Jeff Demps Out Indefinitely After Groin Surgery

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be without running back/return specialist Jeff Demps for the foreseeable future. Demps, 23, suffered a groin injury during the Bucs’ 31-20 loss to the Eagles on Sunday, forcing him to leave the game. He underwent surgery for the injury this week and will miss an indefinite period of time, head coach Greg Schiano told the Tampa Bay media on Thursday...

Bucs G Carl Nicks has surgery on MRSA-infected left foot

TAMPA, Fla. -- Guard Carl Nicks, dealing with a MRSA-infected left foot, underwent surgery Tuesday to try to improve the condition, Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano said Wednesday. A timetable for the two-time Pro Bowl player's return is unknown. Schiano said Nicks, 28, "got an opinion outside of town" and opted for surgery Tuesday night. Nicks had limited participation...

Bucs' G Carl Nicks has surgery to get rid of MRSA

One of three members of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers diagnosed with MRSA has had surgery to get rid of the staph infection. MRSA is difficult to treat because it's resistant to many common antibiotics. Carl Nicks had surgery Tuesday night and coach Greg Schiano said the guard is doing well. The two-time All-Pro was diagnosed as having MRSA in a blister of the left side of his foot...

MRSA Hits the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Bucs game plans put Revis in man and zone

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Bucs’ Carl Nicks has surgery

The worse keeps getting worse for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The latest? Bucs’ guard Carl Nicks had surgery on his foot to remove the MRSA strain that reappeared last week.  The Bucs have not confirmed it, but according to Jenna Laine of Sports Talk Florida, Nicks had the operation Tuesday to “clean out the infection in his toe, according to a league source.” General Manager...

Bucs’ Carl Nicks has surgery on MRSA infection in foot

Tampa Bay Buccaneers guard Carl Nicks underwent surgery to treat the MRSA staph infection in his foot that caused him to miss last Sunday’s contest with the Eagles. The Bucs broke the news on Twitter via Scott Smith, senior writer for the team. G Carl Nicks had surgery on his foot last night. No timetable for his return yet. — Scott Smith (@ScottSBucs) October 16, 2013 This is...

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For Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Win this week or Bust.

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Now’s Your Chance To Be A Tampa Defensive Coach

(via Getty Image)In case you thought Greg Schiano is the only abrasive blowhard on the Buccaneers’ coaching staff, here’s defensive coordinator Bill Sheridan reacting to criticism that, among other things, he’s using Darrelle Revis wrong by telling fans that if they think they can do better, they should just come on down and put their money where their mouth is.“What I want...
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