TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Logan Mankins was a little surprised, though not upset, by the trade that sent him from the New England Patriots to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Bucs acquired the six-time Pro Bowl guard in exchange for tight end Tim Wright and a 2015 fourth-round draft choice and are counting on Mankins to make a difference on their struggling offensive line.
The 32-year-old became...
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It’s finally here. No more training camp practices. No scrimmages. No more meaningless exhibitions. Now, it’s actually for real; the NFL regular season is upon us!
During the next 17 weeks, 32 teams will vie for 12 playoff spots, all in the hopes of being the last team standing at the end. For some, this is a realistic possibility; for others, it’s nothing but a pipe dream...
Yesterday we reported that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers shaved down their roster to 53 players in preparation for the regular season. The next roster moves due for NFL teams is deciding who will play on their practice squads. Here’s a primer on practice squad rules, per The Daily Norseman:
Practice squad players are just that. . .guys that practice with the team. They don’t...
TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have begun the process of shaping their practice squad.
They filled six of their 10 available spots on the practice squad Sunday. Those signed were tight end Cameron Brate, running back Jeff Demps, quarterback Mike Kafka, linebacker Brandon Magee, defensive tackle Matthew Masifilo and wide receiver Solomon Patton.
In addition, the Bucs continued...
A new beginning is guaranteed for every team in sports, and in the NFL. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are about to start their 39th NFL season and Ive been around for 36 of them.
So what kind of year is no.36 going to be? Lets take a look at what we know, and what the Question are, and how it compares to history.
Quarterback Josh McCown was simply the best QB in the summers...
Today the Tampa Bay Buccaneers landed another solid offensive lineman. Garrett Gilkey the small school offensive lineman and former Browns draft pick is now a Buc. @RavensInsider: Buccaneers awarded Garrett Gilkey off waivers from Browns, cutting offensive lineman Josh Allen
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Today the Buccaneers announced they signed six to their practice squad. They still have four guys to be named. TE Cameron Brate RB Jeff Demps QB Mike Kafka LB Brandon Magee DT Matthew Masifilo WR Solomon Patton
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Via the Buccaneers communications department, Tampa Bay today announced that they have signed the following six players to their practice squad:
TE Cameron Brate
RB Jeff Demps
QB Mike Kafka
LB Brandon Magee
DT Matthew Masifilo
WR Solomon Patton
The Buccaneers have now filled six of the 10 available practice squad spots.
Running back Charles Sims looked likely to have a prominent role as a rookie for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this season, but a right ankle injury earlier this month that required surgery has derailed that idea. It seems possible Sims will be sidelined for his entire rookie season, but NFL Network's Ian Rapoport has reported the team's plan is to place Sims on injured reserve...
As of Sunday 8/31 8AM ET, Per NFL transaction wire, NFL.com: All teams down to 53 by Saturday 8/30 4PM.
DB Marc Anthony
LB Nate Askew
OL Edawn Coughman
CB Kip Edwards
DE T.J. Fatinikun
CB Anthony Gaitor
LB Ka'Lial Glaud
CB Keith Lewis
OL Jamon Meredith
OL Andrew Miller
FB Lonnie Pryor
OL Jeremiah Warren
K Connor Barth...
Safety Major Wright was supposed to be one of the guys to help spread Lovie Smith’s message in Tampa Bay, but he won’t be doing that now.
The veteran safety was one of the final eight roster cuts made by the Buccaneers, as they reached the 53-man roster limit.
Wright was signed in April after spending three years with the Bears, three as a starter. His last year under Smith...
Real football is just eight days away and we couldn’t be more excited. This year the Tampa Bay Buccaneers open their season at home against the division rival Carolina Panthers.
Last year the Bucs got off to a woeful 0-8 start that made it clear major changes had to be made. So in the offseason the team underwent a major overhaul. There’s a new head coach in Lovie Smith, a new...
The Buccaneers started their roster cutdown today by releasing third-year running back Jeff Demps.Many Patriots fans will no doubt remember the entirety of the Jeff Demps fiasco with a not-so-fond nostalgia. After competing with several other teams including the Buccaneers for Demps’ signature as a speedy, exciting back, the Patriots won the rights to sign him after he forewent...
Bucs’ All-Pro defensive tackle Gerald McCoy was impressive — as usual — throughout preseason. Defensive tackle Clinton McDonald showed he can plug the gap while defensive ends Adrian Clayborn and Michael Johnson had a rather quiet month of August. There was much emphasis on addressing the pass rush issues during the offseason that the staff felt, for the most part, they were...
Today the Buccaneers released both Mike Kafka and Jeff DEMPS. The good news is Kafka is able to sign with the teams practice squad according to the new CBA. @gregauman: Bucs have decided to release former Gators running back Jeff Demps. @RapSheet: The #Bucs have released QB Mike Kafka, source says.
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers today announced that they have released kicker Connor Barth. Barth has played for the Buccaneers since 2009, playing in 56 games from 2009-12, before missing last season with an injury...
Many speculated that the Buccaneers would part ways with kicker Connor Barth. That speculation now holds true. On Friday, it was reported that they have in fact released him....
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers today announced that they have made the following roster moves: WAIVED DB Marc Anthony LB Nate Askew T Edawn Coughman CB Kip Edwards DE T.J. Fatinikun CB Anthony Gaitor LB Ka’Lial Glaud CB Keith Lewis OL Andrew Miller FB Lonnie Pryor OL Jeremiah Warren RELEASED OL Jamon Meredith The Buccaneers currently have 63 players on their roster and need to cut...
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have started the process of trimming their roster down to 53 players Friday.
Former first-round pick DE/OLB Larry English was among the players released by the Bucs.
Other players released/waived include: CB Anthony Gaitor, CB Keith Lewis, CB Kip Edwards, CB Marc Anthony, LB Nate Askew, LB Ka’Lial Glaud, FB Lonnie Pryor, DE T.J. Fatinikun...
With the preseason finally in the rearview mirror, the 2014 NFL season is officially right around the corner. The next time fans see the league’s star players it will be during games on opening weekend.
That means one thing: Fantasy football drafts are upon us.
In order to get a ready, it’s time to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking...
Today the Tampa Bay Buccaneers began making roster cuts. One of the first players cut has been Keith Lewis. The former Virginia Lynchburg had an outstanding preseason and is likely to land on the practice squad if he does not get signed by another team. Greg Auman @gregauman 43m Three confirmed cuts for Bucs now in LB […] The post Buccaneers begin making their cuts...
In light of the shocking Logan Mankins trade, I’m going to dedicate this week’s Female Friday to the All-Pro Guard and his wife, Kara.
Logan and Kara, high school sweethearts, are happily married and are parents to two young children. Kara has been known to attend Patriots charity events. She partnered with other Patriot-wives during the holiday season for an annual toy drive...
Former New England Patriot and now abruptly a Buccaneer, guard Logan Mankins "looked and talked like a man still in shock," writes ESPN's Pat Yasinskas.
During his 10-minute introduction, Mankins was just about as honest as you can get.
"It’s a sad day not to be with those guys,” he said. “But I’ve got new teammates here that I’m looking forward to...
It was a tough evening for most of the Buccaneers that were battling for roster spots Thursday. With the coaching staff still having lots to evaluate, the task of trimming down the roster will be difficult due to an overall lackluster performance. Although the performance was less than stellar, some players did play well. Just don’t expect head coach Lovie Smith to tell you that...
The final game of the preseason presented an opportunity for players who were in danger of not making the roster to prove the the coaching staff one final time that they belong. The following is a short list of notes and observations for some of the players that were on the bubble heading into Thursday night.