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Bucs Cut Two-Time All Pro Guard Carl Nicks

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have reportedly released two-time All-Pro guard Carl Nicks less than two and a half years after handing him a blockbuster five-year, $47.5 million deal in March 2012. Pro Bowl guard Carl Nicks’ time with the Bucs is over. He and the team have agreed on an amicable settlement. — Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) July 25, 2014 Tampa Bay wound up forking over just...
Via Gridiron Grit
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bowers must prove his worth immediately

This offseason was yet another one filled with scrutiny for four-year defensive end Da’Quan Bowers. The former second-round pick out of Clemson has been unable to meet the expectations of the Buccaneers organization.  On Thursday, Bowers talked about how he must prove to Tampa Bay and its staff that he undoubtedly belongs on the team...
Via The Bay Cave
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nicks excused from the start of camp

All-Pro left guard Carl Nicks was going to carry some uncertainty heading into training camp. That uncertainty came to reality when the players reported for camp Thursday.  Nicks did not show up during the time the local media was waiting for player arrivals, but head coach Lovie Smith stated that his absence was excused. ..
Via The Bay Cave
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bucs’ Gerald McCoy reported to camp wearing a robe (Video)

Buccaneers defensive lineman Gerald McCoy reported to training camp on Thursday waring a robe. He says he wore it to be comfortable and not as a fashion statement. var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Loading... ZergNet The post Bucs’ Gerald McCoy reported to camp wearing a robe (Video) appeared...
Via Pro Football Zone
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Training camp preview: Mark Barron and Dashon Goldson to elevate defense

Projected Starters: SS – Mark Barron FS – Dashon Goldson Reserves: Major Wright, Kelcie McCray, Keith Tandy, Brad McDougald, No real shake up for the Buccaneers here. Safeties Mark Barron and Dashon Goldson are the starters for the revamped Tampa Bay squad. Tampa Bay fans should keep an eye on newly acquired safety Major Wright. Wright started 42 games over the last four years...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith's mission is to change Bucs' meaning of success

TAMPA, Fla. -- Lovie Smith remains a figure of hope and opportunity for a franchise that aches to recapture its former glory. But in time, he will be defined by how well the Tampa Bay Buccaneers meet his definition of success. Success, most NFL coaches will insist before training camp, means winning the Super Bowl. It's a safe response. It shows ambition in late July, no matter...
Via Fox Sports Florida
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin is still a beast

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin had a great rookie season in 2012. He played in all 16 regular season games and totaled 1,454 rushing yards and scored 12 touchdowns. Last year his season was cut short by injury; he missed ten games with a shoulder injury. Now I’m looking at the top fantasy football options at running back and I’m not seeing Doug Martin’s name...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bucs GM Licht talks Nicks, Bowers, and running backs

Buccaneers’ veterans are reporting for training camp early Thursday morning as they begin preparations for the 2014 season. Many players on the roster are locks but others are coming in with question marks.  On Wednesday evening, general manager Jason Licht was the featured guest for a special town hall meeting on 620 WDAE. Among many things Licht talked about, he touched on three...
Via The Bay Cave
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dashon Goldson on Bucs Secondary: ‘We Got a Lot of Work to Do’

Buccaneers safety Dashon Goldson admits their secondary has a lot of work to do heading into the 2014 season. var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Loading... ZergNet The post Dashon Goldson on Bucs Secondary: ‘We Got a Lot of Work to Do’ appeared first on Pro Football Zone.
Via Pro Football Zone
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers make a couple roster moves

Today the Tampa Buccaneers made a couple roster moves. The team signed JB Shugarts and linebacker Jeremy Grable. @RavensInsider: Buccaneers signed offensive tackle JB Shugarts, linebacker Jeremy Grable, cut cornerback DJ Moore Grable is an undrafted college free agent from Valdosta State. Shugarts played at Ohio State and initially entered the NFL in 2012 as […] The post Buccaneers...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Release CB D.J. Moore, Sign LB Jeremy Grable & OT J.B. Shugarts

  Buccaneers CB D.J. Moore has informed Jenna Laine of Sports Talk Florida that he has been released. Roy Cummings also reports that the Buccaneers have also signed LB Jeremy Grable and OT J.B. Shugarts. Moore, 27, signed a one-year deal worth $730,000 with the Buccaneers back in February. Tampa Bay will free up $570,000 in cap space following this move, according to OverTheCap...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
3 days ago  |  Discuss

This redesigned Tampa Bay Buccaneers logo is a big improvement

Earlier this year the Tampa Bay Buccaneers released an “enhanced” version of their team logo that looked pretty much exactly the same as the old one. It seemed like a silly publicity stunt for a team that had much more important fish to fry: like integrating new head coach Lovie Smith’s system. Fortunately there are designers out there who can do a much better job of coming...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
3 days ago  |  1 Comment

Derrick Brooks says Dungy's comments on Michael Sam understandable

TAMPA, Fla. -- Derrick Brooks hasn't spoken to Tony Dungy since his former coach's comments about Michael Sam spread across the country Monday. Still, the former Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker and soon-to-be Hall of Famer considers Dungy's perspective understandable. Brooks spoke about the issue Tuesday morning in a conference call, when asked about Dungy's controversial...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers looking to make a splash

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have made some impressive movements this offseason. After a disastrous 2013 season which they hope soon to forget, the Bucs made a momentous move right out the gate by hiring former Chicago Bear coach Lovie Smith on January 2, four days after their final game of 2013. Smith was also the Buccaneers’ linebacker coach from 1996-2000, during which the team...
Via The Penalty Flag
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Bucs guard: Greg Schiano will ‘get another shot’

Greg Schiano burned a lot of bridges during his disastrous two seasons as the Buccaneers' head man. Davin Joseph, however, still has his back. The former longtime Bucs guard told Kevin O’Donnell of FOX 13 that he's confident Schiano will roam the sidelines again. “He will get another shot,” Joseph said. “A lot of coaches go down the same path. You’re given...
Via Helmet2Helmet
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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