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A pair of Buccaneers players who were sidelined for most of the preseason could return in time for the Sept. 9 season-opener against Carolina, according to Stephen F. Holder of the Tampa Bay Times.
Receiver Arrelious Benn has been increasingly active of late "and should be practicing within days," Holder writes. Amobi Okoye's slow recovery from offseason knee surgery is nearing an end as well, as he has been "more involved" in recent practices, according to Holder.
"It's tough sitting there watching," said Benn. "I went through an injury my rookie year, but I only missed one game. To sit there and watch a whole training camp go by is tough. But I'm not worried about anything. I'm just glad to be back."
Benn finished 2011 with 30 receptions for 441 yards and three touchdowns. Okoye was considered one of the team's key offseason free agent signings and is expected to figure prominently into Tampa Bay's pass rush in certain packages. Source: CBSSports
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The cuts keep coming from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and some surprising moves have been made.
According to multiple reports, the Bucs have released defensive tackle Amobe Okoye, safety Cody Grimm, and safety Keith Tandy, who was a 2012 sixth-round draft pick out of West Virginia.
Okoye signed a one-year deal with Tampa Bay this offseason but knee issues limited him in minicamps and...
Cuts aren't due into the league office until 9 PM on Friday, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers aren't wasting any time letting go of some of their players.
And those players aren't shy about posting their release on Twitter.
Late Thursday night, defensive tackle Frank Okam and running back Mossis Madu each posted tweets suggesting that they were indeed released by the...
Former Buccaneers’ head coach Raheem Morris took a lot of the blame for the collapse of the 2011 season that resulted in his firing. Now with the Washington Redskins coaching the defensive backs, he holds no grudges nor is angered with the Tampa Bay organization.
Speaking on 620 WDAE this morning, Morris talked about how he felt the time for the Bucs to spend in free agency was...
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will host the Washington Redskins this evening in their final preseason game of the year. A familiar face to Buccaneers fans will be on the sidelines this evening, but he’ll be on the visiting sideline, Raheem Morris. Morris was fired by the Buccaneers after a complete collapse of the club in the 2011 season but quickly joined the Washington Redskins and...
The Buccaneers have begun the final process of getting down to the 53 man roster. The deadline to reach that number will be 9 p.m. Friday evening. This post will be updated until all have been confirmed.
(Confirmed on 8/30)
RB Mosis Madu
RB Robert Hughes
DT Frank Okam
S Larry Asante
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The Chicago Bears are in the process of signing DT Amobi Okoye, who was cut by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers due to a knee scope that has kept him out of the preseason.
The Bengals signed C Jeff Faine on Wednesday, one day after hosting the veteran for a tryout.
Faine, 31, started all 15 games he played last season for the Buccaneers. He was with the Bucs from 2008-11 after spending the previous two seasons with the Saints. Faine begain his career with the Browns in 2003. Source: ProFootball Weekly Attached Thumbnails
A lucrative five-year, $47.5 million contract was just one of the reasons Carl Nicks found the Tampa Bay Buccaneers attractive in free agency.
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The Cincinnati Bengals have signed former Tampa Bay Buccaneers starting center Jeff Faine.
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