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With promises of a fresh start, a new head coach, millions spent in free agency, half price concessions, free parking, and a celebration of team legend Ronde Barber's 200th consecutive NFL start, one would think the Tampa Bay Buccaneers would have no problem selling out their season opener at Raymond James Stadium against the division rival Carolina Panthers.
According to Buccaneers director of communications Jonathan Grella, the Bucs aren't even close to selling out the contest against the Panthers, which means the game will likely be blacked out.
How bad is it?
The Bucs are about 9,000 seats away from reaching the new 85 percent blackout exemption rule. That means there are still about 19,000 seats for the game still available as of right now.
Unless the Bucs sell those remaining 9,000 tickets before the 4:25 PM deadline on Thursday, this game – like nearly every home regular season game the last two years – will be blacked to local fans within a 75-mile radius.
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers got down to the 53-man roster limit on Friday night, but it was easy to see that roster they trimmed down to would not be the team that took the field next Sunday against the Carolina Panthers.
On Saturday, head coach Greg Schiano that the roster would be a fluid situation through Tuesday and the Bucs have been busy already.
With only 52 players kept...
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...
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have met the 9p.m. league requirement in order to reach the 53-man roster limit. In fact, the Buccaneers actually have made enough roster moves in order to reach 52 players on their current roster. There were a couple surprises in the players which were either released or waived on Friday.
Two vested veterans were released, DT Frank Okam and DT Amobi Okoye...
Josh Freeman transformed almost overnight from a promising young quarterback to Jewfro sh*tpile and yet still no one cared. Nevertheless, Tampa went out and signed a small army of high-priced free agents to go along with a new taskmaster head coach from Rutgers who of course is yet another double agent of Belichick.
Five Fast Facts About The Buccaneers:
- Aqib Talib has 138 handguns...
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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