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By the end of this month, cornerback could become a position of serious need for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Veteran CB Aqib Talib will be heading to trial on June 25 and rookie head coach Greg Schiano tells reporters he’s “concerned”. This week, the reported that free agent acquisition CB Eric Wright suffered a non-football related injury but Schiano refused to get into the details of the injury. The problems surrounding Talib stem from an incident in Texas last spring when reports suggest Talib brandished a firearm in an altercation. If Talib is found guilty, he could face up to 20 years in prison. Even if he is found not guilty in his court case, the NFL could issue a suspension for Talib. The league has already handed down a suspension for Talib as a result of an altercation he had with a Tampa area taxi driver. Schiano told reporters on Thursday that Talib has been very focused since the coach has been with the team, stating that the veteran corner has done every...

Buccaneers still seeking height up front

The Buccaneers have continued to seek out one specific trait more than others in offensive linemen: height. This offseason is no different as there are four rookie offensive linemen on the practice fields at One Buccaneer place 6'5" or taller, with three measuring 6'7"!For comparison, the World Champion New York Giants have two offensive linemen listed at 6'...

Buccaneers’ Mike Williams could lose starting job to Preston Parker

Mike Williams had an incredibly impressive rookie year in 2010, as a mere 4th round rookie, catching 65 passes for 964 yards and 11 touchdowns, but struggled last year, catching 65 passes for 771 yards and 3 touchdowns. He was out of shape for most of, if not all of the season, not an uncommon thing for a Buccaneer last year as Head Coach Raheem Morris completely lost the locker...

LeGarrette Blount retains starting job for Tampa Bay Buccaneers, for now

One of the knocks on third-year running back LeGarrette Blount has been that he is not an every down back. In his short NFL career, Blount has struggled in pass protection and catching the ball out of the backfield. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have wrapped up their three day mini-camp with rookie head coach Greg Schiano telling reporters, he thinks Blount’s hands are just fine. ...

LeGarrette Blount is Buccaneers’ 1st team tailback

The Buccaneers traded back up into the end of the 1st round to grab Doug Martin and many assumed that he would be the lead back for the Buccaneers this season. However, LeGarrette Blount, who has been the lead back for the last two seasons, is still getting most of the 1st team reps in minicamp. The Buccaneers may just be making Martin earn his starting job, but both Mark Barron...

Freeman learning new Bucs offense

Josh Freeman walked off the practice field, drenched in sweat and smiling. Tampa Bay's young quarterback is excited about the new offense the Buccaneers are installing and confident the team has the talent to run it effectively. The fourth-year pro welcomes the addition of first-round draft pick Doug Martin and All-Pro guard Carl Nicks to the running game. And he appreciates...

LeGarrette Blount the starter in Tampa, for now

Getty Images According to Scott Reynolds of, as of right now LaGarrette Blount is still the Tampa Bay Buccaneers starting running back and rookie running back Doug Martin has been working with the first time at times. Martin has been portrayed as more of a complete back then Blount, but so far the rookie has been learning as he’s been sprinkled in at times...

Schiano ends Bucs minicamp on high note

TAMPA, Fla. Greg Schiano ended his first mandatory minicamp as head coach of the Tampa Bay Bucs on Thursday morning with a little surprise and it was as much a shock to offensive tackle Donald Penn as anyone. Barely an hour had elapsed into the third and final practice session when Schiano called his team together and informed them of the high-stakes play about to take place:...

Sapp on Browns: 'They'll be next'

NFL analyst Warren Sapp said that the Cleveland Browns are finally putting the pieces in place to make a legitimate run at the Super Bowl.

Kellen Winslow takes a shot at Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Kellen Winslow has always been outspoken during his football career. He started in college while at the University of Miami and he continued once he followed his father's footsteps into the NFL. Once he arrived in Tampa Bay, however, Winslow decided to keep his mouth shut and let his play do the talking. During his three seasons with...

Kellen Winslow claims the Tampa Bay Buccaneers “fired the wrong dude”

In yet another attempt to grab headlines, Seattle Seahawks TE Kellen Winslow said that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers “fired the wrong dude” when they parted ways with head coach Raheem Morris. Winslow was traded to the Seattle Seahawks last month after he clashed with rookie head coach Greg Schiano. In this interview during Seahawks mini-camp via the Real Rob Report, Winslow slams...
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