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Bucs sign veteran kicker Rian Lindell

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today the signing of 13-year veteran kicker Rian Lindell.  Lindell (6-3, 227) joins the Buccaneers after spending the past 10 seasons with the Buffalo Bills, where he holds franchise records in field goal percentage (83.3), consecutive PAT’s made (225), field goal percentage in a single season (92.0) and consecutive field goals made (18). He...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers sign K Rian Lindell

Heading into the 2013 preseason, place kicker was not a position of need for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tampa had Conner Barth on the roster, a kicker who converted 28 of 33 field goals last season, going six of nine from 50 yards or more. Barth was perfect on extra point attempts as well, miking 39 of 39. The position became an area of serious concern when Barth ruptured his Achilles...

Foot infection could force Carl Nicks to miss a month of football

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reporter on the NFL Insiders yesterday that the foot infection that Carl Nicks is dealing with could force him to miss a month of football, according to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Times. With Nicks out,   Cody Wallace or Jamon Meredith will likely step in for Nicks.     Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Foot...

Fran Tarkenton: Josh Freeman is “god-awful”

Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Fran Tarkenton was very criticial of Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman during an appearance on 620 WDAE. “They’ve had him there for four years and they have question marks about you?’’ Tarkenton said, via ESPN.com. “You didn’t have question marks about Matt Ryan after his fourth year or Joe Flacco. That means they don’t think...

Former Bills K Rian Lindell Posts Final Goodbye and Thank You to Bills Fans

This past week, the Buffalo Bills released their most tenured player, kicker Rian Lindell. Lindell owns numerous bills records and just came up short in being the all time points-leader for the team. When you play for the same team for 10 years, saying goodbye can be a bitter pill to swallow. Always classy, though, Rian Lindell said his final goodbye to a fanbase that loved him and...

Fran Tarkenton Says Bucs QB Josh Freeman Plays ‘God Awful’

Former NFL great Fran tarkenton is not a fan of Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman. Tarkenton was on WDAE radio, and according to ESPN.com, said that “Freeman plays god awful at times.” “He plays sometimes at a nice level,” Tarkenton said. “I’ve watched him a lot. He just plays god-awful. That’s who you are. It’s just a player being able to play or not play. Josh...

Bucs have two players with MRSA infections

OG Carl Nicks and K Lawrence Tynes were diagnosed with MRSA. In response the Buccaneer organization took immediate action. “We had a company … nuke the building a week ago after the cultures taken from Nicks and Tynes confirmed it was MRSA,” Dominik told ESPN. “It was a precautionary move, but we didn’t want to fool with it. Our owners said spare no expense.”- TampaBay...

Bucs face Dolphins new Uniforms

This Saturday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will face Miami for the first time in their new uniforms.....a throwback to the teal of the 70s, with an all new logo that is less "Flipper" like. The Dolphin is more of an in motion mammal as opposed to the older uniforms which had a dolphin logo that was more in the motion of jumping. Over time, the Dolphins Teal got darker...

Fran Tarkenton doesn’t like Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman

As the 2013 NFL regular season is getting ready to start in a few weeks, everyone has an opinion as to what is going to happen this season. Former New York Jets QB Joe Namath always chimes in as to what he thinks is right or wrong with his former team. This afternoon, Minnesota Vikings QB Fran Tarkenton decided he needed to weigh in on the quarterback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers...

Bucs G Carl Nicks suffers setback with infected blister

Two-time Pro Bowl guard Carl Nicks has suffered a setback in his recovery after developing a blister on his left foot that became infected. The two-time Pro Bowler signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a five-year $47.5 million deal in March 2012 played seven games last season before sustaining a torn plantar plate in his left foot. The Bucs used caution with him in recent training...

Two Bucs contract staph infection

At least two Tampa Bay Buccaneers players are currently sidelined and being treated for MRSA, an often-painful and serious staph infection that can be resistant to antibiotics, sources have told FOX Sports. It is unclear where the players contracted this, but multiple sources told FOX Sports the Buccaneers had their facility scrubbed last weekend and will do the same this weekend...

Bucs Add Former Bills Kicker Rian Lindell

While Tampa Bay placekicker Derek Dimke has performed well as Connor Barth’s replacement since Barth was lost for the season with an Achilles injury the Bucs may not be comfortable heading into 2013 with a first-year kicker lined up to hit a potential game-winning last-second field goal this season. PewterReport.com can confirm an earlier report from FOXSports 1's Alex Marvez...

Bubble Watch Updated

Last week I thought that three players were on the bubble who the Bills might regret cutting. Of course that was before Buffalo released long time kicker Rian Lindell (which I predicted), and LB Nigel Bradham was cited for marijuana possession. Continued drug busts and off the field issues can get even the best of players assigned to bubble watch but, since this is a first offense...
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