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Broncos sign Connor Barth, waive Brandon McManus

The Broncos have made a change at kicker after Brandon McManus missed his fourth attempt of the season in Sunday’s win over the Dolphins. McManus, 23, was given the Broncos kicking duties after Matt Prater was suspended to start the season. Rather than bring back Prater at the end of his suspension the Broncos opted to keep McManus. Prater went on to sign with the Lions. On Tuesday...
Via Tireball.com
24 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith says 2-9 Bucs won’t tank because they’re still in playoff contention

TweetJust how bad has the NFC South been this season? So bad that at 2-9, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are just 2 games out of first place. Because they are a couple wins away from playoff contention, Bucs head coach Lovie Smith sees no reason to evaluate younger players in the final month of the regular season. “We’re two games out of first place,” Smith said Monday afternoon...
Via Los That Sports Blog
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Signing TE D.J. Williams & Promoting TE Cameron Brate

Aaron Wilson of the Nation Football Post reports that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are signing TE D.J. Williams to a contract on Tuesday. WR Marcus Thigpen has been placed waived on waivers to make room for the new additions. The Buccaneers are promoting TE Cameron Brate to their active roster. Tampa Bay signed LB Denicos Allen, FB Evan Rodriguez and TE Taylor Sloat to their practice...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mankins trade in perspective

Joe Robbins/Getty ImagesWhen the Mankins trade was announced it shocked fans and Patriots players alike. The Pats sent the former pro bowler down south in exchange for wide receiver turned tight end Tim Wright and a 2016 fourth round selection. Mankins had been a key piece in the offensive line showing both leadership in skill even at 32. Patriots players were reported to have been...
Via Patriots Life
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Times Begs The Chicago Bears To Take Back Josh McCown

Josh McCown and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers suffered a depressing defeat to the Chicago Bears on Sunday and the Tampa Bay Times has had enough. @adamjahns Today's Tampa Bay Times pic.twitter.com/Yf8YIzJIPO — DANIEL (@FRONCZAK68) November 24, 2014 The newspaper ran this headline begging the Bears to take back their former backup. The Bucs had signed Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Jorvorskie Lane has broken leg

The season of Buccaneers running back Jorvorskie Lane is over. Lane, 27, had played just 77 snaps for the Buccaneers this season so his loss will have minimal impact on a ground game that has had trouble going regardless of who has been given the ball. Lane was suspended two games in October after he violated the NFL’s policy against performance enhancing drugs. He is set to become...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Special Teams worst in team’s history!

The 2003 Bucs let the Panthers block a FG and a critical extra point that would have won the game, and still it wasn’t this bad. You’ve seen the old footage of Bucs kicker Neil O’Donoghue trying to kick the ball out of bounds but wiff on the ball as it goes nowhere but kicker goes down; it celebrates the old Bucs ineptness as a newborn franchise. And it still wasn’t this...
Via Buc Stop
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Offensive Woes fall back on OFFENSIVE line play

By now you’ve heard the one line former Bucs head coach John McKay quipped in his first couple years coaching Tampa Bay when he was asked about his Offensive Line’s execution. He replied “I’m all for it”! The Bucs O line continues to be a horrid unit that seems to be made up of backups at Vincent Jackson and Louis Murphy both had 100 yards each. best. Left Tackle Kevin...
Via Buc Stop
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Instant Reaction: Buccaneers blow lead in loss to Bears

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ head coach Lovie Smith led his team into Soldier Field with redemption on his mind. After coaching the Bears for nine seasons between 2004 and 2012, Smith had to be looking for a fast start in his first trip back to Chicago. After a quick Bears’ punt, the Bucs’ opening drive took them across mid-field in over six minutes before a Josh McCown interception...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers fullback Jorvorskie Lane leaves game with leg injury

CHICAGO (AP) -- Fullback Jorvorskie Lane has left Tampa Bay's game at Chicago with a right leg injury. With the Buccaneers pinned inside their 10 in the second quarter, Lane got an inside handoff and stayed down after a 2-yard carry. He was carted off the field after trainers secured the leg with an air cast. Lane was Tampa Bay's only active fullback for Sunday's game.
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans Gets a Little Salty After Catching TD Against Bears

Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie wide receiver Mike Evans has definitely found his groove in the Bucs offense. In the first half against Chicago the big wide receiver caught his sixth touchdown pass in his last four games, a rather easy 19-yard reception. Definitely a great play by an emerging talent, but he had to sully it by acting like a headstrong rookie when it was done.Mike, we...
Via FatManWriting
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tampa Bay's Gerald McCoy Sacks Jay Cutler; Forces Fumble

If there is anyway for a loss to become an even bigger slap to the face of Chicago Bears fans and lover's of good football everywhere than it already is it would be losing to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With plays like the one Gerald McCoy made here on Jay Cutler that could definitely happen.We know it sucks to get pancaked by someone as big as McCoy Jay, but you have to hold on to...
Via FatManWriting
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs' Lane leaves with right ankle injury

CHICAGO (AP) Fullback Jorvorskie Lane has left Tampa Bay's game at Chicago with a right ankle injury. With the Buccaneers pinned inside their 10 in the second quarter, Lane got an inside handoff and stayed down after a 2-yard carry. He was carted off the field after trainers secured the leg with an air cast. The team says Lane will miss the rest of Sunday's game. Lane was Tampa...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Injury Report: Doug Martin, Charles Sims, Lavonte David

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back situation doesn't look any clearer, with both Doug Martin and Charles Sims questionable for today's game in Chicago against the Bears.  Linebacker Lavonte David is also questionable.#456866248 / gettyimages.comTampa Bay's injury report lists Martin and Sims as questionable this week, though its possible both play through their injuries...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Chicago Bears: 2014 Week 12 NFL Pick

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-8) at Chicago Bears (4-6) The Bears have a much tougher game next week against the Lions in Detroit in just 4 days on Thanksgiving after this game against the Buccaneers. Favorites of 6 or more (which the Bears are here) are just 46-80 ATS before being underdogs of 6 or more (the early line is 7) since 2002, while favorites are 36-58 ATS before Thursday Night...
Via The Football Fan Spot
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Doug Martin in line to regain Buccaneers starting RB role

Doug Martin received the bulk of the first-team reps at running back this week and is in line to regain the starting job at running back for the Buccaneers. Martin is listed as questionable with an ankle injury but is expected to start ahead of Bobby Rainey and Charles Sims. While the Buccaneers continue to rotate names on their depth chart they have found no success in the run...
Via Tireball.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers bold predictions, NFL coaches who will be fired, Stafford’s fine GF

We’re essentially two-thirds of the way through the NFL season (nooooooo) and we know who the contenders are and who’s now focused on where they’ll pick in the draft. Below you’ll find the best cover32 columns from this past week to catch you up on anything you might have missed. Soak up Week 12! National Columns • Power Rankings: How all 32 teams in the NFL stack up after...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans Drawing Comparisons to Randy Moss

After a slow start to the season Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans has come on strong the last few weeks showing fans why the team took him with the No. 7 pick in the last draft. Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins was by far his best game to date--seven receptions for 209 yards and two touchdowns.It was the kind of performance that not only earned him NFC offensive...
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lovie’s still looking for a primary back

“Doug is our bell cow.” Those were the words head coach Lovie Smith said about running back Doug Martin following their preseason game against the Miami Dolphins back in August. But injuries have limited the former first-round pick and Smith appears to have moved on from giving the exclusive title of ‘bell cow’ to Martin. “You just have to look at how it all plays out...
Via The Bay Cave
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans will be elated if these Week 12 bold predictions come true

Anyone can pick games. Whether selecting winners or making guesses against the spread, it’s essentially an exercise in flipping a coin. But providing some specifics about what’s going to happen in a game, detailing how things are going to play out, takes some thought, imagination and guts. And it actually provides some insight into what’s going to transpire on Sunday and Monday...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Doug Martin’s status still up in the air

  After being called the bell cow by head coach Lovie Smith, running back Doug Martin has not had the season he nor the staff had hoped.   Plagued by injuries, Martin hasn’t seen the field much this season. When he has, he has struggled recording just 166 yards on 58 carries for a 2.9 average and on touchdown. His role when he returns won’t be based off of his performance...
Via The Bay Cave
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh McCown’s newest, eye opening quarterback ranking

Every week, from now through the Wednesday before the Super Bowl, the editors at cover32 will gather to rank the NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks. Depending on what’s happened the previous week, some will rise and some will fall, and even some of the names on the list will change. It’s a never-ending evolution, as the status of the league’s top signal callers is always in flux...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Evans named NFC Offensive Player of the Week

The National Football League today announced that Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 11. He is the first wide receiver to win the award in franchise history.  Against Washington, Evans caught seven passes for 209 yards and two touchdowns. He is the first rookie to record at least 200 yards and two touchdowns in a game...
Via The Bay Cave
6 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Bucs Defense and Mike EVANS! Plus..Monday Morning Buc-Shots post Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers win

  http://bucstop.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/156/2014/11/2014evans1.m4v The game has clearly passed Lovie Smith by. The comedy of that statement has never been funnier, problem is the young fans who say it haven’t been football fans long enough to see Lovie’s 82 Wins since 2004 is the 4th most wins by a Head Coach. Turns out the Bucs just needed the Wright combination to be...
Via Buc Stop
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs star: I don’t think anybody is upset with losing

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost a tough game to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. If their season wasn’t already over (it was), it certainly is now. And according to two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, his teammates are way too content with that. “I don’t think anybody is upset enough with losing,” McCoy told reporters after the game, per Rick Stroud of the Tampa...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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