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Buccaneers observations: Depth an issue as preseason comes to close

TAMPA, Fla. -- The preseason is over. All the games that don't count. All the names that won't matter come Week 1. All the play that feels a notch or three below what will be seen when the results count for real. The preseason is over. The Washington Redskins beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24-10 on Thursday, because the scoreboard remained lit and they kept score. But little...
Via Fox Sports Florida
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Observing The Bucs’ Bubble Players

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. 
Via The Bay Cave
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Logan Mankins still in transition with introduction to Buccaneers

TAMPA, Fla. -- Logan Mankins stepped behind a microphone deep in Raymond James Stadium looking dazed, like a man at the center of a major trade with his life uprooted. Thursday night, before the Tampa Bay Buccaneers faced the Washington Redskins in the preseason finale, it was obvious the 32-year-old six-time Pro Bowl guard still tried to find comfort within his new life. He wore...
Via Fox Sports Florida
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Logan Mankins: 'It's a sad day not to be with' Patriots

Logan Mankins is a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers now, but all the guard has ever known is the “Patriot Way.” On Thursday, the Bucs held a press conference for Mankins, who was traded from New England to Tampa Bay on Tuesday, and ESPN’s Pat Yasinskas wrote that he sounded like “a man still in shock.” “It’s a sad day not to be with those guys,” Mankins said. “But...
Via NESN.com
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Logan Mankins adjusting to new team

He wore a Buccaneers hat and decked his children out in the colors of his new team. But it was pretty obvious Thursday night that Logan Mankins still is processing the trade that brought him from the New England Patriots, the only team he ever has played for. Mankins was introduced to the Tampa Bay media before the preseason game with Washington. During the 10-minute session, Mankins...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Patriots got a surprise gift in the Logan Mankins trade from Buccaneers

The trade that brought Logan Mankins to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers earlier this week has their fans understandably excited. Mankins may be past his prime, but he still represents a major upgrade for Tampa’s offensive line, which is likely to be the team’s biggest weakness this coming season. But in order to get you have to give – and somebody had to go in order to make room for...
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Can any of these 10 guys to watch be future stars for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?

Tonight, every NFL team plays their final preseason game. The next time we’ll see them on the field, it will be the opening weekend of the season. That means that this weekend, there won’t be any professional football to watch. For the only time until after the Super Bowl, the NFL won’t dominate the conversation and be on nearly every television. So what’s a fan to do with...
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Do any Tampa Bay Buccaneers join Roger Goodell and NFL officials on the hot seat?

And then there was one. The “dress rehearsal” is in the books, the starters are on the shelf until the regular season opener and now it’s time to battle for the few remaining roster spots. The final week of the preseason is upon us. Heading into the last round of exhibitions, there are countless players on the hot seat. Every team will have to make 22 cuts by Saturday, so a...
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Ross Tucker says Patriots got worse by trading Logan Mankins

USATSIFormer Patriot and current NBC Sports analyst, Ross Tucker, firmly believes the Patriots got worse by trading Logan Mankins to the Buccaneers for tight end Tim Wright and a draft pick. Speaking on Comcast SportsNet New England, Tucker said:"They just got worse for this season," said Tucker. "What they are saying is they no longer think Logan is worth that money...
Via Patriots Life
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Colt McCoy to start vs. Buccaneers

According to ESPN980, third-string quarterback Colt McCoy will start the Washington Redskins final preseason game vs. the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday. #Redskins sources tell @ESPNRadio980 & @RedskinsRadio Colt McCoy to start & play entire game w/Kirk Cousins only playing in case of injury — ESPN 980 (@ESPNRadio980) August 28, 2014 Backup quarterback Kirk Cousins will...
Via KCM Sports
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Gerald McCoy predicted to win the NFL’s DPOY

Among many NFL circles, pundits, and fans, Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy has gain lots of notoriety after once being labeled a “bust” due to unfortunate injuries to each bicep. Since the injuries that ended both his first and second seasons prematurely, McCoy has not missed a game the following two seasons. He came just a half sack shy of reaching double digit sacks...
Via The Bay Cave
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Logan Mankins Called the Bluff: Patriots Had a Full House

Do you think Bill Belichick really wanted to see Logan Mankins in a Tampa Bay Buccaneers jersey? Unfortunately it appears both sides were at an impasse. 
Via CLNS Radio
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Report: Patriots Players ‘Pissed’ Over Logan Mankins Trade To Buccaneers

Logan Mankins is no longer a member of the New England Patriots, and apparently quite a few people are unhappy about that. Several of Mankins’ former Patriots teammates were “pissed” after the team dealt the team captain to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Tuesday, Ben Volin of The Boston Globe reported, citing a league source. Whereas Darrelle Revis described the mood at practice...
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Reports: Patriots Asked Logan Mankins To Take Pay Cut Before Trade

Logan Mankins’ departure from Foxboro reportedly came down to one thing: money. Multiple media outlets reported Wednesday, one day after the guard and team captain was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Patriots asked Mankins to take a pay cut before eventually dealing him. One of the highest-paid players in the NFL at his position, Mankins is set to make $6.25 million this...
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Report: Tom Brady 'very upset' with Logan Mankins trade

We heard reports yesterday that star offensive guard Logan Mankins being traded to Tampa Bay was not very popular in that Patriots locker room. The mood after practice was like someone had just passed away, with some players refusing to speak about it and others getting a little choked up. We also heard a report that players were 'pissed' that one of the most well respected...
Via Patriots Life
1 day ago  |  Discuss

TBC Mailbag: Offensive line and who’s been a letdown

TheBayCave.com is back to taking questions from its readers and social media followers. TBC will once again publish these question and answer sessions for all to read.  In this installment of TBC Mailbag, Senior Writer Gil Arcia addresses Richie Incognito, a newcomer, and who he feels has not met expectations...
Via The Bay Cave
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots players pissed about Logan Mankins trade

The New England Patriots’ decision to trade All-Pro offensive guard Logan Mankins to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Tuesday came as a shock to most, even his former teammates. Players are well aware that the NFL is a business, but that doesn’t mean they’re immune to disappointment. On the surface, most of the Patriots players […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Patriots Trade G Logan Mankins For Buccaneers TE Tim Wright

Patriots Trade G Logan Mankins For Buccaneers TE Tim Wright:  The New England Patriots have traded All-Pro left guard Logan Mankins to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for TE Tim Wright and their 2015 fourth-round draft pick. FFLockerRoom Sports:  The Pats have been searching for a compliment to Rob Gronkowski since losing Aaron Hernandez to his well publicized legal matters...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pats Trade Logan Mankins To Bucs For Tim Wright

The New England Patriots have acquired Tim Wright from the Buccaneers, via trade. Tom Brady now has a new weapon. The New England Patriots have traded offensive lineman Logan Mankins to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for tight end Tim Wright. Tim Wright will take over the spot that Aaron Hernandez formally covered as the second tight end in the Patriots offensive attack. Due to the first...
Via Geeks and Cleats
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Smith, Licht talk about acquiring Logan Mankins

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made headlines on Tuesday when they announced the acquisition of All-Pro guard Logan Mankins from the New England Patriots in exchange for second-year tight end Tim Wright.  After entertaining free agent guard Richie Incognito for five hours on Monday, Tampa Bay brass left the meeting feeling good but did not offer him a contract. Less than 24 hours later...
Via The Bay Cave
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers have claimed two players off the waiver wire

Today the Tampa Bay Buccaneers claimed two players via the waiver wire. The team was rewarded Jeremiah Warren a former USF Bull guard and Marc Anthony who played his college ball at California. @gregauman: Bucs have claimed former USF guard Jeremiah Warren off waivers, as well as bringing back CB Marc Anthony off waivers … The post Buccaneers have claimed two players off the waiver...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Buccaneers get to the 75-man roster limit

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers today announced that they placed cornerback Danny Gorrer on injured reserve, waived (injured) tackle Matt Patchan, waived cornerback Deveron Carr and tackle J.B. Shugarts and were awarded defensive back Marc Anthony and offensive lineman Jeremiah Warren off of waivers. Anthony (5-11, 196) rejoins the Buccaneers from the Tennessee Titans. He spent the 2013...
Via The Bay Cave
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Who is Timothy Wright and what does Logan Mankins being traded mean?

Newest Patriot tight end Tim WrightPhoto by Daniel WallaceIt would be a severe understatement to say that Patriots nation was shocked by the recent news that they have traded six time Pro Bowler Logan Mankins to the Buccaneers.It is a tough trade for Patriot's fans to wrap their heads around because like most fans we become attached to players and Mankins was by all means a fan...
Via Patriots Life
2 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Tampa Bay Buccaneers look brilliant in new Madden 15 gameplay footage

Today is like a national holiday for football degenerates everywhere, because EA Sports has released its latest version of Madden. The new game features a number of upgrades in the game engine (finally) which should mean a more realistic NFL experience. That’s all fine and good but to be honest what has impressed me most when I see clips of the new game is how stunningly realistic...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs trade for All-Pro guard Logan Mankins

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers today announced the acquisition of guard Logan Mankins from the New England Patriots in exchange for tight end Tim Wright and an undisclosed draft pick.  A three-time captain with New England, Mankins has...
Via The Bay Cave
2 days ago  |  Discuss
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