Found September 02, 2013 on Fox Sports Florida:
TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers guard Carl Nicks' status is uncertain for Sunday. Bucs coach Greg Schiano said it's unknown whether the two-time Pro Bowl player will appear in Tampa Bay's season opener against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Nicks, who only played in seven games last season because he tore the plantar plate in his left foot, is recovering from an infected blister on the side of the same foot. The Bucs revealed Aug. 22 that Nicks and veteran kicker Lawrence Tynes were being treated for MRSA, a serious staph infection resistant to some antibiotics. "Too early to tell," Schiano said of Nicks. "We have guys on our roster, and we will choose one of them. They all can play guard. So one of them will end up being the starting guard if Carl can't play." Nicks appeared to be making progress with the plantar-plate issue before contracting MRSA. The two-time All-Pro planned to play in the Bucs' second preseason game against...

Exclusive: Buccaneers bring in Jordan Rodgers for workout

By: Shaun DePasquale (@ShaunDoesDraft)   Former Vanderbilt QB Jordan Rodgers was in Tampa Bay today for a workout, per reliable sources. Rodgers,  I’m told, had a tremendous workout but left without a contract. The ex-Commodore spent time with the Jacksonville Jaguars in the Spring, and also worked out for the Chicago Bears recently. Look for […]

NFL Week 1 Fantasy Football Sleepers

Sometimes you need a fantasy gem to be successful.  With Week 1 of the 2013 NFL season almost upon us, let’s take a look at some under-the-radar players who could possibly pull out a win for you in the opening week. Photo Credit: QB Josh Freeman (Tampa Bay Buccaneers): Freeman is hit or miss, but the New York Jets aren’t very good, so they won’t put the type...

Under the Radar: TE Timothy Wright, Buccaneers

Timothy Wright went undrafted this year, signed a free agent deal on April 27th with the Buccaneers, converted to tight end from wide receiver less than two months ago and has managed to make it all the way through to the Bucs’ final 53 man roster. Wright’s preseason stats are not too impressive, going for […]

Bucs ready to unleash RB Martin

Doug Martin’s teammates are eagerly anticipating Sunday’s opener against the Jets when the Little Engine That Could of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers begins his quest to top a glorious rookie season. The Bucs kept Martin under protective wraps in August limiting him to only three carries in the first two exhibition games. The Pro Bowl back didn’t even get on the field in the final...

Bucs place CB Danny Gorrer IRdesignated-for-return list

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers placed cornerback Danny Gorrer on the injured reservedesignated-for-return list Tuesday and re-signed defensive tackle Gary Gibson, who was released Saturday. Gorrer, a four-year veteran, sustained a groin injury in the Bucs preseason-opening loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Aug. 8 at Raymond James Stadium. He had 11 tackles in six games last...

Bucs staying quiet about Lawrence Tynes situation

TAMPA, Fla. Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano is staying quiet about the Lawrence Tynes situation. Schiano was cautious Monday about asked if he has regrets about the way the team has handled the veteran kicker, who is trying to recover from MRSA, a serious staph infection. Last Saturday, Tynes was placed on the reservenon-football injury list and the Bucs agreed to pay...

Lawrence Tynes rips Buccaneers for NFI designation

The tension between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and ailing kicker Lawrence Tynes continues to escalate. Tynes was informed Saturday that he was placed on the team's non-football injury list a designation that guarantees Tynes his $840000 base salary but withholds other benefits reserved for players on injured reserve. Tynes has been sidelined since contracting an MRSA infection...

Bucs have talent, but will they mesh to make playoffs?

There's more talent, but there are questions too. Prepare for a bit of anything when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers open the season at the New York Jets on Sunday. Quarterback Josh Freeman should be motivated to stiff-arm the sharp words flung his way this offseason, but will he do so? Cornerback Darrelle Revis should be healthy enough to make an impact for a revamped secondary,...

Buccaneers make roster cuts; Tynes not on 53-man

Earlier this week we talked of the odd way in which place kicker Lawrence Tynes was kept off the Bucs' practice field.  With Rian Lindell securing the kicking duties in Tampa Bay, Tynes and his wife are quite bitter and rightfully so. According to Michael David Smith at Pro Football Talk, Tynes will miss the entire 2013 season with a MRSA infection that is believed to be...

Zbikowski, McDonald suspended

Free agents Tom Zbikowski and Brandon McDonald were both suspended by the NFL on Tuesday. Zbikowski, who was waived by the Bears at the end of the preseason, was suspended four games for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances. He went to Notre Dame and was a third-round pick by Baltimore in the 2008 draft, Zbikowski has appeared in 64 games with 25...

Milliner, Revis poised for mini-showdown

BY NICK ST. DENISDarrelle Revis and Dee Milliner won't actually be going head-to-head with one another Sunday when Revis's Tampa Bay Buccaneers face Milliner's New York Jets.They might as well be.The Jets traded the All-World but All-Money cornerback Revis to the Bucs this offseason in exchange for a first-round draft pick (No. 13 overall), which was used on defensive...
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