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BUCCANEERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Are any Tampa Bay Buccaneers among the top-5 on the hot seat right now?

Two games down, two to go – at least in the preseason. Yes, that means that the start of regular season is still two weeks away. But that doesn’t mean players and coaches around the league aren’t already on the hot seat; the NFL is a results-oriented organization, where performing at a high level is required at all times. If someone isn’t up to the task, and a better option...
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Bowers responds to Smith’s comments

Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith came out Wednesday and talked about how not being on the football field lowers your chances of making the final roster. That was his response to a question regarding defensive lineman Da’Quan Bowers being sidelined since the first preseason game.  On Thursday, Bowers responded to his head coach’s words by simply...
Via The Bay Cave
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Another guard acquired by the Bucs

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers today announced the acquisition of guard Rishaw Johnson from the Kansas City Chiefs in exchange for safety Kelcie McCray. Johnson (6-3, 313) originally entered the league as a college free agent with the Seattle Seahawks in 2012 and spent 13 weeks on Seattle’s practice squad, before being promoted to...
Via The Bay Cave
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chiefs Trade G Rishaw Johnson To Buccaneers For S Kelcie McCray

  Buccaneers HC Lovie Smith announced Thursday that they have traded S Kelcie McCray to the Chiefs in return for G Rishaw Johnson, per the Pewter Report. Johnson, 25, signed with the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent out of  California University of Pennsylvania back in 2012. He later signed to the Chiefs practice squad in September of last year and wound up appearing...
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7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Sign G R.J. Mattes & Waived DE James Ruffin

  The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced the signing of G R.J. Mattes on Wednesday. The Buccaneers also placed DE James Ruffin on waivers to make room for Mattes. Mattes signed with the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent out of North Carolina State. He was later suspended for four games and has yet to appear in an NFL game. Ruffin signed on with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers...
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10 hours ago  |  Discuss

TBC Mailbag: What’s the deal with Jeff Demps?

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 answers a question about a once potential favorite to win the kick return battle...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Buccanneers claim OT Edawn Coughman off waivers

Today the Tampa Bay Buccaneers claimed Edawn Coughman from the waiver wire. The Buffalo Bills released him yesterday. The ironic thing is Edawn will get to face the team that released him this week in the preseason game. @RavensInsider: Buccaneers awarded tackle Edawn Coughman off waivers from Bills The post Buccanneers claim OT Edawn Coughman off waivers appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.
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Before drafting you need to see Buccaneers RB Doug Martin’s fantasy ranking

Halfway through the preseason, things are starting to come into shape; it’s becoming clearer who is going to flourish, who is going to struggle and who might be soon be replaced. That’s important information heading into fantasy football drafts. In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s time to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking...
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Buccaneers release wide receiver Lavelle Hawkins

The Tampa Tribune is reporting that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released veteran wide receiver Lavelle Hawkins. @PatYazESPN: Bucs have released WR Lavelle Hawkins. Hawkins signed with Tampa shortly after they traded Mike Williams to the Bills. Hawkins was very successful in Jeff Tedford’s system in California, but didn ‘t work out in the NFL. The post Buccaneers release wide...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Release Veteran WR Lavelle Hawkins

  The Buccaneers have released veteran WR Lavelle Hawkins, according to ESPN’s Adam Caplan. Tampa Bay signed Hawkins to a contract back in April, so he has had enough of time to learn the system and compete for a starting job, which can be said for all veterans in training camp. Hawkins, 28, signed a one-year contract with the Chargers last season after spending the first five...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Bucs tumble down preseason Power Rankings, check in at No. 32

Every team has played two games. Most of the starters have seen enough action to provide a sense of what a team has to offer. And the picture is becoming clearer around the league. Yes, it’s dangerous to put too much stock in preseason games. But it’s also foolish to ignore information that can be very valuable, which is what exhibitions provide to the keen observer. With that...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Offensive Line no longer OFFENSIVE on Tampa Bay Buccaneers

 NOTE: Check out the “TEAM INFO” menu on the site, it   is now a Drop Down menu. Team  Info now has three new pages:  CURRENT (2014)- Here you will   find the Current Roster and current  Depth Chart and current Schedule with Standings. TEAM RECORDS- Here you will find the top 10 career leaders in offensive, defensive and special teams categories. ALL TIME HONORS-Is a new...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers are likely to be in the market for a running back

It may only be pre-season but the Tampa Bay Bucs are in need of a running back. The team lost rookie draft pick Charles Sims last week. Now Mike James is banged up. Mike James suffered a shoulder injury against the Dolphins and probably won’t play Saturday at Buffalo. Head Coach Lovie Smith said: “I’ve […] The post Buccaneers are likely to be in the market for a running...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Fantasy Projections 2014

RB Doug Martin (Tampa Bay) Doug Martin, a 2012 1st round pick, had a great rookie year, rushing for 1454 yards and 11 touchdowns on 319 carries, 4.56 YPC, and adding 49 catches for 472 yards and another score. His sophomore season was about the opposite. Martin lasted 6 games before going down for the season with a shoulder injury and in those 6 games, he rushed for 456 yards and...
Via The Football Fan Spot
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Noticeable Improvement for Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Loss to Miami

There was Running room; some of the time. The QB had time to throw; some of the time. Bucs fans can rest a little easier, call into their favorite sports programs a little less this week, as 60 minutes of  time went by, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers showed a marked improvement over their Week 1 Preseason disaster. Insistant on starting his veteran guards, Lovie Smith went back to Oniel...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss
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