Taking a Look at the Buccaneers Most Important Training Camp Battle

With training camp starting at the end of this month, the team at TopSportsReport has begun to analyze it.  As part of that analysis, we compiled opinions from many of our team based writers into one post that takes an in depth look at the most important camp battle for every NFL team. As part of that article, Jacob Hoag evaluated Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ inside linebackers Danny...
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Can Bruce Carter by the difference maker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?

Newly signed linebacker Bruce Carter showed the media on Monday one of the reasons the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed him in the offseason. The linebacker was as confident as he could be talking about his new team for the first time. After playing the majority of his career outside in Dallas, Carter is being asked to move inside and help with run coverage and to following running backs...
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Projected Roles for Buccaneers Free Agent Signees

View image | In 2014, the Bucs signed head coach Lovie Smith and shortly after, the Bucs became busy in free agency. The Bucs signed players such as Josh McCown, Michael Johnson, and Anthony Collins and all three were released by the Bucs after only one season in Tampa Bay. The begin of the Lovie Smith era showed a ton of promise, but the reward was a 2-14 season...
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March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Buccaneers, Chargers, Colts, Dolphins, Giants, & Lions

Buccaneers Buccaneers GM Jason Licht confirmed that they plan to use free agent acquisition Bruce Carter at middle linebacker next year. (Rick Stroud) Chargers Chargers GM Tom Telesco ruled out the idea of making QB Philip Rivers available for trade at some point. “It’s not even on our radar,” Telesco said, per Eric Williams of ESPN. Colts Colts ... The post NFL Notes: Buccaneers...
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March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Grading the Tampa Bay Buccaneers free agent signings so far

Lovie Smith and Jason Licht The first wave of free agency has splashed down and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers only came out with what appears to be seaweed and a few shells. To say the least, things have been a little disappointing in Tampa Bay during the free agency period. After early talks about going after some top tier names, the players signed have been mostly from the bargain...
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Ink Sterling Moore

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made another cost-efficient signing Thursday, as the team agreed to terms with cornerback Sterling Moore, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. The signing also marks the third former Dallas Cowboy to be brought on by the Bucs, joining defensive tackle Henry Melton and linebacker Bruce Carter. That can be attributed to the connection between Dallas defensive...
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March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Free agent cornerback Sterling Moore signs with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The bleeding for the Dallas Cowboys in free agency seems to know no end. Justin Durant, Dwayne Harris, DeMarco Murray and Bruce Carter have already walked. Now the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have poached another one… AROUND COVER32 First and 10: Ten rule changes the NFL should make immediately QB Rankings: Ranking the starting signal callers from 1-32 based on star power According...
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March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers sign MLB Bruce Carter

Given the size of this deal, 17 million over 4 years with 4.2 million guaranteed, suggests that the Buccaneers view Carter as a starter and an every down player. I think that’s a mistake based on his career play. The Cowboys drafted Bruce Carter in the 2nd round in 2011 despite the fact that he tore his ACL late in his final collegiate season at North Carolina. Carter was limited...
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March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: The Dallas Cowboys fill some needs with FA

Rather than the usual “Weekly Rewind”, we are doing a rewind of the free agent signings that the Cowboys have done since day one of the frenzy, March 10th. Prior to the first day of free agency, Dallas agreed to terms with Keith Rivers to a one year, $660,000 deal.  Rivers previously played with the Buffalo Bills.  He started out his NFL career as a first round draft pick of...
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March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys, LB Jasper Brinkley agree on deal

  Jasper Brinkley, formerly of the Minnesota Vikings, is joining the Cowboys to help fill the voids left by departed free agents Justin Durant (Atlanta Falcons) and Bruce Carter (Tampa Bay Buccaneers). Brinkley is a seven-year veteran who plays mainly inside linebacker.  He made 74 tackles last season.  He has played much of his career in Minnesota, albeit he played one year with...
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Carter Highlights Dallas Departures

It hasn’t been a great start to free agency for Cowboys fans. Day One featured some of the most incredible series of signings, trades, and even retirements that it truly earned the “frenzy” label. Dallas has not been among the teams in the action, making no new signings in the last 48 hours. What’s worse, fans have had to listen to increasing conjecture about DeMarco Murray’s...
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Buccaneers sign former Cowboys linebacker Bruce Carter

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed former Dallas linebacker Bruce Carter, while continuing to purge the roster of mistakes made in free agency a year ago. Carter agreed to a four-year contract Wednesday after spending the first four seasons of his career with the Cowboys, where he played in a defensive scheme similar to the one the Bucs run. Meanwhile, highly paid defensive end...
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March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Buccaneers land ex-Cowboys LB Bruce Carter in free agency

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed former Dallas linebacker Bruce Carter, while continuing to purge the roster of mistakes made in free agency a year ago. Carter agreed to a four-year contract Wednesday after spending the first four seasons of his career with the Cowboys, where he played in a defensive scheme similar to the one the Bucs run. Meanwhile, highly...
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March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Sign LB Bruce Carter To A Four-Year Deal

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Buccaneers have signed former Cowboys LB Bruce Carter to a contract. LB Bruce Carter just finished signing a 4-year deal with the Buccaneers. — Scott Smith (@ScottSBucs) March 11, 2015 Carter, 27, appeared in 13 games and recorded 68 tackles, five interceptions, a defensive touchdown and eight pass defenses for ...
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March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Free Agency Recap: Day One

On a day that involved seismic trades, surprise retirements and, of course, huge contracts, the opening day of free agency had yet another surprising development: silence from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.Over the past few years, the Bucs have developed a reputation for being big spenders, especially early on in the period. However, the only real news to come from Tampa on Tuesday was...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruce Carter Visiting With Buccaneers & Texans

Mike Garafolo reports that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will host Cowboys free agent LB Bruce Carter for a visit. Ian Rapoport confirms the reports and adds that Carter will also meet with the Texans. Carter, 27, appeared in 13 games and recorded 68 tackles, five interceptions, a defensive touchdown and eight pass defenses for the ...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Five Free Agent Targets for the Packers

Green Bay Packers general manger, Ted Thompson, isn't known for making many moves in free agency. Thompson's inactivity during free agency causes a lot of moans and groans from Packers fans. The "Sly Silver Fox" knows what he's doing and uses free agency wisely.Last season Thompson shocked the NFL world when he went out and signed veteran pass rusher, Julius Peppers. Peppers proved...
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March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

What’s Next for Linebackers Justin Durant, Bruce Carter & Rolando McClain in Dallas?

Before the 2014 season started for the Dallas Cowboys there were questions galore, and arguably one of the biggest questions about this team was how the linebackers would perform. That was the question before Sean Lee got hurt. After he was injured and put on the shelf for the entire 2014 season, the linebackers on this team were dubbed as one of... -- Click the title above to read...
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February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Cowboys offseason outlook: Linebackers

With the Super Bowl finally concluded, we can finally settle into the true business of the offseason -- assessing the coming months and the way they'll affect the makeup of the Cowboys' roster. The start of free agency is still roughly a month away, and the NFL draft is still nearly three months away. Despite that, I wanted to look at the roster that's currently in place at Valley...
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February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Cowboys Injury Update: Tony Romo, Rolando McClain, Bruce Carter

During a surprising loss to the Washington Redskins on Monday night, the Dallas Cowboys sustained some big name injuries. Quarterback Tony Romo was hit hard and injured his back, causing him to miss a couple series before returning and linebacker Rolando McClain injured his shoulder in the loss. Tony Romo was unable to practice on Thursday, while McClain did return on a limited basis...
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October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruce Carter, Amobi Okoye practicing today

Linebacker Bruce Carter returned to practice today, all but assuring he’ll return to action on Monday night against Washington. Also today, defensive tackle Amobi Okoye made his practice debut after finally being cleared to return from his medical issues. The post Bruce Carter, Amobi Okoye practicing today appeared first on Cowboys Addicts.
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruce Carter not expected to play against Seahawks

getty images The Dallas Cowboys will not have an easy time stopping the offense of the Seattle Seahawks without the presence of linebacker Bruce Carter. Carter hurt his quad in the teams Week 4 win over New Orleans and was given a two week timetable to return. If Carter does not play then rookie Anthony Hitchens will play on the strong side of the defense for the Cowboys. The Cowboys...
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Carter out, Dallas rookie Hitchens starts again

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Dallas rookie linebacker Anthony Hitchens will make his third start of the season against Houston on Sunday with Bruce Carter inactive because of strained quadriceps. Carter's absence means all three starting linebackers have missed at least one game because of injury for the Cowboys. Justin Durant missed two games with a groin strain, and Rolando McClain was...
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October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Cowboys, Jets, Patriots, Raiders, Ravens

Cowboys LB Bruce Carter (quad) is out for Week 5 and could end up being sidelined for 10-14 days. (Calvin Watkins) DT Henry Melton (hamstring, questionable) is expected to play in a limited fashion this weekend. (Calvin Watkins) Jets WR Eric Decker confirmed that he will be a game-time decision for Sunday’s game against the Chargers. “Right now it’s a game-time decision...
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October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys Injury Update: Bruce Carter expects to miss game Sunday

The chances that Bruce Carter will play Sunday against the Houston Texans are slim, as reported by Rainer Sabin of the Dallas Morning News. #185128571 / When Carter was asked about his injury on Tuesday, the linebacker said "Yeah, I'll probably be down." Carter was unable to practice Wednesday. The linebacker suffered a quadriceps injury during the game against...
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October 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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