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Buccaneers sign LB Steven Jenkins, waive RB Michael Smith

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed Texas A&M linebacker Steven Jenkins, and waived running back Michael Smith, per Scott Smith. Jenkins was not among the 11 undrafted free agents the Bucs officially signed yesterday, but had previously been reported as one of the team's rookie free agent signings. Good Bull Hunting's Ranger222 described Askew as a "will linebacker...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Transactions: Tuesday 5/13

  Browns Browns signed CB Joe Haden to a five-year, $68 million contract extension. (NFLTR) Buccaneers Buccaneers waived RB Michael Smith. (NFLTR) Dolphins Dolphins released punter Matt Syzmanski. Giants Giants released S Chaz Powell. Jaguars Jaguars claimed LB Allen Bardford off of waivers from the Giants. (NFLTR) Panthers Panthers claimed DT Drake Nevis off of waivers...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Waive RB Michael Smith

  The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced that they have waived RB Michael Smith on Tuesday. Smith, 25, was a seventh-round pick of the Buccaneers out of Utah State back in 2012. He appeared in just one game for the team during his rookie season and unfortunately suffered a season-ending injury at the start of last year. Tampa Bay subsequently placed on him on injured reserve has...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Team Needs: Tampa Bay Buccaneers look solid at RB for 2014

Finding a bright spot in the 2013 4-12 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season isn’t easy. One unit that looks to be well set for the future is the offensive backfield. Albeit, it took unfortunate circumstances for the depth of the position to reveal itself. A spectacular rookie campaign was followed by a less than stellar sophomore effort by Doug Martin. The running back made it to week...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucs place 2 on IR, waive 7 others in roster moves

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Anthony Gaitor and running back Michael Smith will miss the NFL season after being placed on injured reserve. The Bucs also announced Monday that receivers Carlton Mitchell and Derek Hagan, defensive ends Ernest Owusu and Markus White, quarterback Adam Weber, fullback Spencer Larsen and safety Troy Nolan were waived. The team signed tight end Mike...
Via Fox Sports
August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL Rumors: Tampa Bay Buccaneers to work out RB Peyton Hillis today

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are planning on working out veteran running back Peyton Hillis today according to one source. Jenna Laine of Sports Talk Florida reported the news on Monday afternoon. The Buccaneers released CB Eric Wright on Monday after he failed a physical with the San Francisco 49ers. Wright had been traded to the Niners after the team learned of his DUI arrest earlier...
Via thepigskinreport.com
July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Bucs sign Temple running back Matt Brown

In an effort to improve on punt and kickoff returns, the Bucs officially announced today the signing of Temple running back/return specialist Matt Brown. The following is from the Buccaneers’ blog: Brown got the most out of his 5-5, 165-pound frame at Temple, both on offense and in the kick return game.  As a senior, he was named the Big East Special Teams Player of the Year after...
Via The Bay Cave
May 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Bucs receiver Benn inactive vs. Chargers

Tampa Bay receiver and kick returner Arrelious Benn is inactive for Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers after not practicing all week because of a shoulder injury. Running back Michael Smith, safety Cody Grimm, cornerback Danny Gorrer, linebackers Jacob Cutrera and Najee Goode and guard Roger Allen also are inactive for the Buccaneers. Tackle Jared Gaither, receiver...
Via AP on Fox
November 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Redskins S inactive after colliding with teammate

Washington safety Brandon Meriweather is inactive for Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after colliding with teammate Aldrick Robinson on the field during pregame warmups. Meriweather and Robinson, a reserve receiver who also was declared inactive, remained on the ground in the end zone for several minutes before being helped to their feet and walking to the locker...
Via Fox Sports
September 30, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 NFL Preseason Scouting: NFC South

With the New Orleans Saints hamstrung as a result of the Bounty-gate scandal, they’re no longer the overwhelming favorites to win the NFC South. Sure, they have the offensive firepower to beat anyone in the league, but will their defense be able to hold up their end of the bargain? The young Carolina Panthers appear ready to make a run at the Saints, and the Atlanta Falcons head...
Via Optimum Scouting
August 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Bucs Win Game, Possibly Lose Davin Joseph

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers played a much more physically impressive football game against the New England Patriots. While they did win the game, they may have suffered an even bigger loss when Davin Joseph suffered a serious injury just before the half. Michael Smith would once again have a good night on kickoff returns as he starts the game with a 39-yard return. On the opening drive...
Via The Bay Cave
August 25, 2012  |  Discuss

LaGarrette Blount on the way out in Tampa?

Getty Images According to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, the Buccaneers have been frustrated with running back LaGarrette Blount’s lack of committment to the team. He racked up a load of fines last season for being late to meetings and practices. “His lack of commitment was startling to coaches from the day he was claimed off waivers from the Titans an undrafted rookie...
Via Pro Football Zone
July 22, 2012  |  Discuss

LeGarrette Blount fights to keep starting job with Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Last month, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers moved back into the first-round of the NFL Draft in order to select RB Doug Martin. The running back position was an area of concern for the Buccaneers heading into the draft. In later rounds, Tampa selected Michael Smith from Utah State. LeGarrette Blount has been the lead back in Tampa for most of the last two seasons and he’s prepared for...
Via thepigskinreport.com
May 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Buccaneers sign 2 7th-round draft picks

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed seventh-round draft picks Drake Dunsmore and Michael Smith to four-year contracts. Dunsmore is a tight end out of Northwestern selected No. 233 overall. Smith is a running back from Utah State who was the 212th pick. The Bucs also signed veteran free agent cornerback Derrick Roberson and defensive end Hilee Taylor on Monday...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Buccaneers sign seventh-rounders Dunsmore, Smith

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed their seventh-round draft picks, running back Michael Smith and tight end Drake Dunsmore. Smith rushed for 870 yards as a senior at Utah State last season. Dunsmore was a "super back" at Northwestern, lining up across the formation -- at fullback, H-back and in motion as a flexed tight end -- in the Wildcats' passing offense. He caught...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 07, 2012  |  Discuss
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