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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...
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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...
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2 hours ago  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Season Preview: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Edition

Editor’s note: Over the course of the summer, Next Impulse Sports will be releasing NFL team previews every Tuesday and Thursday. Check back on Tuesday for the Indianapolis Colts Edition and access all NFL team previews here. Today: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Last Year: 4-12 (3rd place in NFC South) List of events for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Blew the first game of the season...
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Do the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have any of the top-10 most overrated players in the NFL?

Yesterday, the fine folks at Grantland released the second half of their annual NFL trade value list, which ranks each player in the league based on how much interest they would garner on the open market. It’s an interesting list, one that is fun to compare with a similar piece cover32 posted earlier in the offseason. While there were plenty of similarities between the two...
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Bucs guard Carl Nicks excused from report day

TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers guard Carl Nicks did not report to One Buc Place on Thursday, but coach Lovie Smith said the two-time Pro Bowl player was excused for personal reasons. Nicks, who has been cleared to play in the Bucs' upcoming training camp that begins Friday, is attempting to return from pain and nerve damage in his left foot that has limited him to nine games...
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Top-60 fantasy running backs for 2014 released- Tampa Bay Buccaneers have two guys

With training camps getting underway this week, the NFL season is right around the corner. And that can only mean one thing: Fantasy football drafts are about to start happening. In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s never to early to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking each position, with updates from now until the start of...
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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...
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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...
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers chances of winning the NFC South could hinge on this question

Thank goodness, football is here. All week, training camps open around the NFL, as teams begin the journey toward Super Bowl XLVIX in Glendale, Arizona. Every team in the league has questions that need to be answered, as no one has a clear and easy road map to the Promised Land. But the difference between being a contender and an also-ran usually comes down to one key issue. So as...
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Fugly Buccaneers Christmas sweater is everything you ever wanted

If you woke up this morning wondering where can I get a heinously ugly and ironic Tampa Bay Buccaneers sweater, well then you’re in luck. I will admit that Tampa Bay isn’t exactly known for having white Christmases. In fact as far as I know there’s no such thing as winter there at all. It’s like Narnia, but in reverse. Anyway. Even if it never gets cold enough to justify...
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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.
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What are the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to do with Jeff Demps?

Do you remember when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had 6’, 250 pound LaGarrette Blount at running back? Now do you remember scratching your head when you heard that he had been traded to the New England Patriots for rookie Jeff Demps? Sure, Blount’s production had dramatically fallen off in 2012 when he only gained 151 yards on 41 carries as compared to his 1,007 yards on...
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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...
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Buccaneers 2014 season preview and bold predictions

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are entering the 2014 season with renewed optimism under the leadership of new head coach Lovie Smith and his staff. It’s the dawn of a new era and while there are some familiar faces, there are several new ones that were brought in to help make the Bucs winners once again. With the help of new general manager Jason Licht, Smith has built the team with...
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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...
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2014 Fantasy Football: 3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers to Avoid

With all of the new players coming tow Tampa Bay, not everyone will be able to put up numbers that are worthy of having a spot on your team. With the addition of Josh McCown, there is now an offense that cold rivalry just about any other team. We already know players like Doug Martin and Vincent Jackson are good, but which players are just plain bad?Bobby Rainey, Running BackRainey...
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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...
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Bucs release cornerback D.J. Moore

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today the signing of linebacker Jeremy Grable and offensive tackle J.B. Shugarts. The team also announced the release of cornerback D.J. Moore. Shugarts (6-6, 299) played collegiately at Ohio State and originally entered the NFL as a college free agent with the Cleveland Browns in 2012. Grable (6-0, 220) is a college free agent out of Valdosta...
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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...
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Power Rankings: Tampa Bay Buccaneers training camp rated 14th most intriguing in NFL

Training camps are officially underway, with the Bills and Giants already going through two-a-day practices, and the rest of the league set to start at various times this week. As a result, excitement about the upcoming NFL season is at a fever pitch; 32 different fan bases believe their team can have a special year. But in reality, not all teams are created equal. And as a result...
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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...
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Camp Preview – Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive line

Bucs Defensive Line Looks Very Promising The start of training camp is literally a few days away for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. What a sweet sound that is for Bucs fans everywhere as the anticipation of a winning season continues to grow. No other unit on this Tampa Bay team has more pressure to perform at a high level than the defensive line. This group of talented Bucs has the...
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Camp Preview: Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ LBs look to impress in 2014

With rookies already having reported to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers training camp hope has already begun to permeate the deepest recessions of NFL fandom across Buc nation. Thursday the veterans make their way to One Buccaneer Place and then– well as they say– it’s on like Donkey Kong. A new coaching regime led by Lovie Smith will embark on figuring out just where all the pieces...
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Josh McCown rated as top-25 QB fantasy option

With training camps getting underway this week, the NFL season is right around the corner. And that can only mean one thing: Fantasy football drafts are about to start happening. In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s never to early to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking each position, with updates from now until the start of...
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Bucs' Bowers present during strange incident involving ex-Destiny's Child member

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Da'Quan Bowers was present during an odd incident involving ex-Destiny's Child singer Farrah Franklin over the weekend. According to TMZ.com, Franklin was arrested for disorderly conduct early Sunday morning in South Carolina after partying with Bowers and Houston Texans linebacker Ricky Sapp on Saturday in Myrtle Beach. The report says...
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