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NFL Rookies Stuck In Bad Situations

Players are often picked to fill holes, but players are oftentimes thrown into an unfavorable circumstance. Johnthan Banks, the Buccaneers' 2013 second-round pick, was counted on to to start from the get-go. While he has plenty of potential, he was not ready to start right away, and struggled for most of the year. Without the pieces around them, even the most talented rookies...
Via Football Nation
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnthan Banks cleared to play despite MRSA infection

According to Scott Smith of,  Bucs rookie cornerback Johnthan Banks has been cleared to play in Sunday’s matchup with the Eagles after contracting MRSA. The NFL & NFLPA have just issued a joint statement saying Johnthan Banks has been cleared to play tomorrow. No risk of MRSA transmission. — Scott Smith (@ScottSBucs) October 12, 2013   Need NFL Tickets? ...
Via Pro Football Zone
October 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Bucs' Johnthan Banks cleared to play Sunday vs. Eagles

TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Johnthan Banks is cleared to play Sunday. In a joint NFLNFLPA statement Saturday night, the organizations concluded that the rookie poses no risks to other players and can play in the Bucs' Week 6 matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday at Raymond James Stadium. On Friday, the Bucs revealed he was the third player in the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 12, 2013  |  Discuss

NFLPA working with Buccaneers after latest MRSA case

After the Tampa Bay Buccaneers revealed that there has been another player to be infected with MRSA, the NFLPA has released a statement in regards to working closely with the Bucs.  We advised the NFL and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that an outside expert should be brought in to assess the situation and we are pleased with their decision to take that recommendation. We have also been in...
Via The Bay Cave
October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Bucs rookie Johnathan Banks is infected with MRSA

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced earlier that a third player on their roster has been infected with MRSA which is a serious staph infection. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network,  that third player is rookie cornerback Johnathan Banks. Source: #Bucs CB Johnthan Banks is the latest Tampa Bay player to have contracted MRSA. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 11, 2013  ...
Via Pro Football Zone
October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Another Buccaneers player has been diagnosed with MRSA

Things are getting more and more serious for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with this MRSA issue and just as Carl Nick’s infection returns, another player now comes down with the infection.  It is being reported by several media channels that another Bucs player has in fact contracted the MRSA virus. Source tells me that the Bucs may be dealing with another MRSA infection. Hope to have...
Via The Bay Cave
October 11, 2013  |  1 Comment

Buccaneers rookie Johnthan Banks is the latest person to have contacted MRSA

The Buccnaeers met with doctors from Duke University today to go over the facility and see what they can do to clear the facility from their recent out breaks of MRSA.  Staph infections are not the best for a football player, because they are always sweating which opens their pores.  Rookie Johnthan Banks is the […]
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers secondary: Life after Wright, Revis and a rookie

(Image from USA Today) After just one season in Tampa, cornerback Eric Wright has been traded to the San Francisco 49ers for a conditional draft pick in 2014. The news came out mid-Friday, just before fans learned Wright was arrested on July 12th for a misdemeanor DUI charge in Los Angeles. Wright had his contract restructured on April 9th because of troubles he faced last season...
July 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Bucs announced they signed 2nd rounder Johnthan Banks

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that they’ve signed second round pick, cornerback Johnthan Banks. Good news from One Buc: Top draft pick Johnthan Banks has signed his first contract! 4-year deal. Only one rookie left to sign. — Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@TBBuccaneers) May 23, 2013 Need NFL Tickets? The post Bucs announced they signed 2nd rounder Johnthan Banks appeared...
Via Pro Football Zone
May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Bucs announce the signing of their top pick

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that they have signed 2013 NFL Draft pick CB Johnthan Banks to a four-year contract. Banks (6-2, 185) was selected in the second round (43rd overall) out of Mississippi State University, where he started 45-of-51 games for the Bulldogs, recording 221 tackles, 26 passes defensed, five forced fumbles, 4.0 sacks, one forced fumble and 16 interceptions...
Via The Bay Cave
May 23, 2013  |  Discuss
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