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Tampa Bay Bucs: 2014 Playoff Contenders?

Many NFL teams had impressive offseason signings. Many teams also let some big-name players go, such as the Eagles with wide receiver Desean Jackson and the Titans releasing running back Chris Johnson. However, one team has gone a bit under the radar and made some essential signings that may improve their chances to contend in this upcoming NFL regular season. That team is the Tampa...
Via Total Sports Live
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Doug Martin not expected to lose any carries in 2014

It appears that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers may be it he market for a running back in the draft and that has some worried that Doug Martin will get swallowed up as just another back in a committee for the Buccaneers. But while the Bucs have plenty of talent on their roster at running back, Pat Yasinskas doesn’t believe Martin will be losing any carries anytime soon. Per ESPN.com...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Life after Mike Williams…who will be the next man up in Tampa

From Billy “White Shoes” Johnson and Michael Irvin to Chad Johnson and Terrell Owens, NFL wide receivers have developed a reputation as prima donnas. Often times their personas off the field over shadow their accomplishments on the field. In the case of Mike Williams, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have had enough of his antics. A six round draft pick is all it took for Tampa Bay to...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Josh McCown the answer at quarterback for the Buccaneers?

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers came into this offseason with rookie Mike Glennon as their starting quarterback. New head coach Lovie Smith was not comfortable with the situation, and the team signed Josh McCown to be their starting quarterback. Is he the answer for them at the quarterback position? Could it be possible that the Buccaneers have fixed their main problem of the recent past...
Via Sports-Glory
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Free agent safety Major Wright to visit Tampa Bay

Former Chicago Bears Safety Major Wright announced on Twitter that his first free agent visit will be with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Blessed and grateful to finally get this journey started. It’s going to be great to see familiar old faces in Tampa. — Major Wright (@LilMade21) April 1, 2014 Wright, 25, was taken by Chicago in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He’s coming...
Via Sports-Glory
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers’ Doug Martin cleared from shoulder injury

It’s been a long road but Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin has finally been cleared to return from a shoulder injury that kept him out of the last 10 games during the 2013 season. Martin suffered a torn labrum against the Atlanta Falcons in week 7 last year and never saw the field again. The injury capped off a disappointing sophomore season for Martin, who had...
Via Players View
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed former Dolphins fullback Jorvorskie Lane

Today the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed full back Jorvorskie Lane according to his agent David Canter.  Lane was previously with the Miami Dolphins and is a very big, solid blocker.  He will be a huge asset to the Bucs and Doug Martin. davidcanter Congratulations to #TeamDEC client @JorvorskieLane on signing with @TBBuccaneers & welcome back!!!!! […] The post Tampa Bay Buccaneers...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs Running Back Doug Martin Medically Cleared for 2014

AP Photo Buccaneers fans are surely rejoicing today after their young star running back Doug Martin has been medically cleared for the 2014 NFL season. CLEARED!!!! Excited to be back y’all!! — Doug Martin (@DougMartin22) March 31, 2014 Martin suffered a torn labrum in his left shoulder, which resulted in the two-year Bucs back to miss ten games in 2013.  Doctors have medically...
Via Down and Distance
16 days ago  |  Discuss

UPDATE: Bucs' Doug Martin medically cleared

As expected, Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin has been medically cleared to return to football activities. Martin broke the news via his twitter account.Martin suffered a torn labrum in the third quarter of Week 7's 31-23 loss to the Atlanta Falcons and missed the entire second half of the season. The third-year back will be ready to go for offseason workouts which...
Via Sports Injury Alert
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers RB Doug Martin gets the all clear to return

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin, who was one of the NFL's top rookies in 2012, said Monday via Twitter that he has been cleared to return from the shoulder injury that sidelined him for much of last season. Martin suffered a torn labrum in his left shoulder Oct. 20 at Atlanta in the Bucs' loss to the Falcons. He had rushed for 456 in six games before getting...
Via Fox Sports Florida
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Doug Martin says he's OK to play

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin tweeted Monday that he has been cleared to return from the shoulder injury that derailed his 2013 season. Martin had told the Tampa Bay Times that he expected to be cleared to return to full activity this week. He sustained the season-ending injury in Tampa Bay's Week 7 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, suffering a torn labrum in his...
Via Pro Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers running back Doug Martin medically cleared

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have had a nice offseason so far, and got more good news today with star running back Doug Martin being medically cleared. Martin had a very disappointing 2013 season due to injuries and was officially ruled out for the season after tearing his labrum. All that being said, according to Martin’s Twitter account, he has been cleared to play and will get a...
Via Sports-Glory
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Doug Martin has been cleared after recovering from a torn labrum

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Via Pro Football Zone
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs’ Doug Martin expects to be cleared next week

At a recent team event to showcase new uniforms, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ young workhorse running back Doug Martin who suffered a season ending shoulder injury last October stated that he’d be cleared for full activity within the next week, according to Chris Wesseling of NFL.com.Martin underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in mid-November so at this point, he’s had over...
Via Sports Injury Alert
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs’ Mike Williams stabbed in thigh

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa after being stabbed in the thigh Sunday afternoon at his exclusive home in the gated community of Avila at 17027 Candeleda De Avila, reports WTSP.com. According to the report, detectives say Williams’ brother, Eric Baylor, stabbed him with a kitchen knife. A warrant has been issued...
Via Sports-Glory
24 days ago  |  Discuss

And the worst Bucs 2012 draft pick turns out to be…

After a 2011 season filled with heartache and headaches after a 4-12 record, the Bucs were ready to take advantage of their new highly prized draft picks which included the seventh overall selection in a draft pool with talent with the likes of Andrew Luck, RG3, Justin Blackmon, Luke Kuechly, Russell Wilson and Nick Foles. The Buccaneers were ready to draft a franchise cornerstone...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers sign LT Anthony Collins to a five-year deal

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a new left tackle with the signing of Anthony Collins. Buccaneers gave former Bengals OT Anthony Collins a 5-year, $30M deal, including $15M gtd. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2014 Collins spent the past six seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals, who wanted to keep the 28-year-old. With the move, the Buccaneers will likely release left tackle...
Via Sports-Glory
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh McCown signs with Tampa Bay

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been looking for another quarterback to bring onto the roster for new head coach Love Smith, and they seem to have found their man. According to reports, the Buccaneers have signed former Chicago Bears quarterback Josh McCown. McCown had a big season last year when Jay Cutler went down with injury, and has earned himself the opportunity to earn a starting...
Via Sports-Glory
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Buccaneers agree to four-year deal with Alterraun Verner

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed their replacement for Darrelle Revis by locking up former Titans cornerback Alterraun Verner to a four-year, $26.5 million contract. Many expected Verner to get a larger contract than that, so the Buccaneers are getting a very good deal here. Verner is only 25 years old and fits Love Smith’s system very well. This appears to be a steal for Tampa...
Via Sports-Glory
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Buccaneers sign DE Michael Johnson to five-year deal

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and free-agent defensive end Michael Johnson have agreed to a five-year, $43.75 million deal, reports ESPN’s Josina Anderson. The deal, which includes $24 million in guaranteed money, cannot be announced until after 4 p.m. ET Tuesday. Two seasons ago, Johnson had 11.5 sacks, but he struggled in 2013, recording just 3.5 sacks. Last year, the Bengals...
Via Sports-Glory
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Bucs will release Darrelle Revis if they can’t trade him

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will release cornerback Darrelle Revis on Wednesday if they are unable to trade him, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Revis has a $1.5 million roster bonus due on Wednesday.  The fourth-round draft pick the Buccaneers traded to the New York Jets last year would become a third-round pick if Revis is on Tampa’s as of 4:01 p.m. ET. The Jets would free up...
Via Sports-Glory
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucs trade down…; Martin set for mediocre ’14; issues for Lovie Smith

In case you missed it: Columns from the cover32 universe to catch up on anything and everything from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this week along with national featured columns you may enjoy. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Top 10 reasons Bucs need to trade down (READ) - Doug Martin set for mediocre 2014 (READ) - Top 5 issues facing Lovie Smith (READ) - …and the Bucs select.. (READ) National...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Doug Martin could be set for a mediocre 2014

Doug Martin has only played in the NFL for two years, and his career has already been a roller coaster ride. The rookie running back exploded onto the scene for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2012. Martin rushed for 1,454 yards on 319 attempts, for an average of 4.6 yards per carry, and scored eleven touchdowns. Martin also had 472 receiving yards on 49 receptions for one touchdown...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

10 things wrong with the NFL today

One Managing Editor, Carl Pfeiffer, described 10 things wrong with the NFL today. Do you agree with his list? You can find it here.   Make sure you follow @cover32_TB and @cover32_NFL on Twitter for all the latest breaking news, columns, blogs and features from the Buccaneers and the entire NFL. You may also be interested in:Doug Martin could be set for a mediocre 201410 things...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Doug Martin still the future in Tampa Bay?

If the Buccaneers want to have a turnaround season next year, they are going to have to be able to count on their running game to support their offense. Going into last season, nobody thought that there would be any worries surrounding Tampa Bay’s backfield for years to come.  Doug Martin had just come off an incredible rookie season, where he amassed 1,926 total yards and 12...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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