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Tough task lies ahead for Bucs’ staff

Each year, teams face difficult decisions when it comes down to trimming rosters down to the league mandated amount. Tampa Bay’s toughest challenge could be figuring out the depth at cornerback.  This offseason, the Buccaneers signed Dallas Cowboys free agent Sterling Moore. Ahead of him on the depth chart should be Alterraun Verner and Johnthan Banks respectively. But behind...
Via The Bay Cave
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Leonard Johnson wearing a boot, using crutches for foot injury

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are dealing with the growth of a rookie quarterback in Jameis Winston, the question marks in the backfield and the hopes of rebuilding their defense in 2015. Apparently, they're also dealing with some injuries across the lineup.As JoeBucsFan.com reported, the most recent injury is cornerback Leonard Johnson. Johnson is heading into his fourth year with the...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The New Orleans Saints have Major Question Marks at Wide Receiver

Wide receiver Marques Colston #12 of the New Orleans Saints runs after the catch for the winning touchdown as cornerback Leonard Johnson #29 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers runs from behind in the fourth quarter at Raymond James Stadium. (Mandatory Credit:ESPN/ Getty Images) This offseason the New Orleans Saints lost their best offensive weapon in Jimmy Graham. Graham not only leaves...
Via The Sports Journal
July 21, 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...
Via Pro Football Spot
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Plan of Attack for the 2015 NFL Draft

With the Draft just over the horizon, it’s time to take a detailed look at each team’s acquisitions and losses and gauge a plan of attack for how they should approach the first three rounds of this year’s draft.  We’ll start with the lowly Tampa Bay Bucs and work our way all the way up to the Super Bowl Champs in New England.  The Bucs kick off this year’s Plan of...
Via DraftSeason
March 16, 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...
Via Pro Football Spot
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Buccaneers release Collins as NFL free agency begins

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released offensive tackle Anthony Collins and re-signed cornerback Leonard Johnson and safety Major Wright. The team also announced Tuesday it made a restricted free agent tender to running back Bobby Rainey, who has been with the Bucs for most of the past two seasons. Collins signed a five-year, $30 million in free agency last year...
Via AP on Fox
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Bucs announce roster moves

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that they have re-signed cornerback Leonard Johnson and safety Major Wright, while tendering restricted free agent running back Bobby Rainey and releasing offensive tackle Anthony Collins.  Johnson (5-10, 202), who was a restricted free agent, originally joined Tampa Bay as a college free agent out of Iowa State in 2012. Last season he...
Via The Bay Cave
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

NFC South Free Agency Capsules

ATLANTA FALCONS (6-10) UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: CB Javier Arenas, DE Kroy Biermann, OL Gabe Carimi, OL Mike Johnson, S Dwight Lowery, CB Robert McClain, TE Bear Pascoe, DT Corey Peters, RB Jacquizz Rodgers, OL Jonathan Scott, RB Antone Smith, CB Josh Wilson, DE Osi Umenyiora, LB Sean Weatherspoon, QB T.J. Yates. RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: WR Drew Davis. NEEDS: New coach Dan Quinn,...
Via AP on Fox
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Gameday Capsule: Bucs at Lions

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (2-10) AT DETROIT LIONS (8-4)  SERIES   BUCCANEERS LIONS SERIES LEADER 29-26 STREAKS 2 of past 3 COACHES VS. OPP. Smith: 13-5 Caldwell: 0-1 LAST WEEK L 14-13 vs. Bengals W 34-17 vs. Bears LAST GAME 11/24/13: Buccaneers 24 at Lions 21. Tampa Bay WR Tiquan Underwood has 2 TD receptions (7, 85). Defense records 4 INTs, including CB Leonard Johnson’s 48...
Via The Bay Cave
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Game Day! Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Pittsburgh Steelers Week 4

UPSET: To defeat an opponent that is considered more formidable. The Bucs will try to just that today in Pittsburgh as the Steelers are riding high coming off their Sunday night dismantling of NFC South leading Carolina Panthers. In the Bucs favor is the return of Gerald McCoy, perhaps their best player. But in concert, RE Michael Johnson may return as well, perhaps giving the Bucs...
Via Buc Stop
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Camp Preview – Tampa Bay Buccaneers corners have sleeper potential

With veterans reporting to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 2014 training camp tomorrow, one of the most solid positions on the depth chart, despite offseason changes, is at cornerback. Against a pass-heavy division with Drew Brees, Matt Ryan, and Cam Newton as opposing quarterbacks, the Bucs needed to upgrade their secondary. Head coach Lovie Smith did that and much more. Darrelle Revis was...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucs fielding a top 10 defense this season

I am not drinking the Tampa Bay Kool-Aid nor am I throwing caution to the wind in believing the 2014 Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be fielding an upper echelon NFL defense. Don’t be deceived by last year’s won-loss record or the Bucs closing with the 21st ranked defense in the NFL. The Bucs front office made many significant decisions at the end of the 2013 season that will be rewarded...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

5 things to know after Bucs edge Lions 24-21

Buccaneers 24, Lions 21. With AP Photos. By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer Calvin Johnson adjusted to the flight of the ball and it looked like he was about to come down with another big catch. Then he was hit, the ball popped free, and Tampa Bay's Johnthan Banks grabbed it out of midair. It was the fifth turnover of the game for the Detroit Lions, and that final interception enabled...
Via AP on Fox
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss
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