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Hot Reads: Smith wants players light on their feet

Tampa Bay Online HOT READS Smith wants players light on their feet New Bucs head coach Lovie Smith issued a slim-down directive to several players in the offseason and he's pleased with the results. Rookie TE...
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Bucs first practice draws faithful - and optimistic - fans

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- Lightning bolts and booming thunder greeted the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Friday afternoon as they took the field for the opening practice of training camp. But for the legion of Buc fans...
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Nicks, Bucs part ways after two years

Tampa Bay Online �TAMPA - Unlike the threat of lightning and thunderstorms, which briefly derailed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers first training camp workout under new coach Lovie Smith, Carl Nicks never arrived at One...
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Carl Nicks, Buccaneers mutually agree to part ways

NFL.com (Hanzus, Dan) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Friday that guard Carl Nicks and the team have "mutually agreed that they will part ways." Nicks has been battling a toe injury for a year.
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Lightning puts Bucs workout on hold

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- It didn't take long for the threat of thunderstorms to derail the Tampa Bay Buccaneers plans for training camp. Nine minutes after taking the field at One Buc Place for the first of...
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Nicks still hasn't reported to Bucs camp

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- Two-time Pro Bowl left guard Carl Nicks didn't report for the starting of training camp along with the rest of his Tampa Bay Buccaneers teammates on Thursday and he won't be with them...
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Derrick Brooks hired to hear NFL player appeals

Tampa Bay Online Hall of Fame linebacker Derrick Brooks has been hired by the NFL and the players' union as an appeals officer. The former Tampa Bay Buccaneers' star, who will be inducted into the hall Aug. 2,...
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Bucs training camp schedule

Tampa Bay Online The following practice sessions are open and free to the public with all practices at One Buccaneer Place except the Aug. 1 night practice at Raymond James Stadium. Fri., July 25: 4:30-7 p.m....
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Bucs Hot Reads: G Nicks is only player absent

Tampa Bay Online The gang's all here (almost) Like any NFL head coach, Lovie Smith approached reporting day with one thought in mind: No surprises. While G Carl Nicks was missing with an excused absence, the rest...
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Da'Quan Bowers: I owe it to the Bucs to have a big year

NFL.com (Sessler, Marc) — Tampa Bay Buccaneers pass rusher Da'Quan Bowers hasn't lived up to expectations the team had when he was drafted in 2011. How did Bowers answer Bucs GM Jason Licht's challenge to make an impact?
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McCown: Bucs ready to deal with any adversity

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- Optimism reigns this time of year in the NFL. Every team, be it a defending division champion or a cellar dweller, believes it has a chance to do something special. The Tampa Bay...
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Gerald McCoy: Josh McCown will surprise NFL in 2014

NFL.com (Wesseling, Chris) — Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy said Thursday that Josh McCown will show people "how good he really is" in 2014. Is McCown already entrenched as the Buccaneers' team leader?
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Bucs' Bowers: 'It's about time' I reach potential

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- On Wednesday, just hours ahead of the start of training camp, Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht issued a challenge to beleaguered defensive end Da'Quan Bowers. This...
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Bucs' McCoy settles in for training camp

Tampa Bay Online Gerald McCoy arrives at One Buc Place in comfortable attire but says he doesn't expect things to be easy once the team hits the practice field.
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Bucs' rookie pass-catchers eager to get started

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- Two new targets for veteran quarterback Josh McCown reported to Tampa Bay Buccaneers training camp at the break of dawn today, eager to showcase their skills in front of a fan base hungry...
  • 2 days ago

Bucs Training Camp: 5 Pro Bowlers attendees

Tampa Bay Online The arrival in January of Lovie Smith as the 10th head coach in Buccaneers history led to significant roster changes for 2014. All players - holdovers and plenty of new arrivals - are required to...
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As camp opens, change is only thing certain

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- This time last year, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were a team awash in Pro Bowl-caliber talent and optimism. In that regard, at least, little has changed at One Buc Place during the past 12...
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Spence fending off rivals for starting nose tackle

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- The arrival through free agency last spring of veteran Clinton McDonald seemed to signal the end of 2013 rookie Akeem Spence's brief run as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers starting nose tackle. ...
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Bucs' Nicks set to start comeback try

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- The Buccaneers are expecting Carl Nicks to report to One Buc Place for the start of their first training camp under new coach Lovie Smith right along with everyone else Thursday. Beyond...
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Buccaneers Training Camp: 5 with something to prove

Tampa Bay Online The arrival in January of Lovie Smith as the 10th head coach in Buccaneers history led to significant roster changes for 2014. All players -- holdovers and plenty of new arrivals -- are required...
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Blog Articles

Lovie Smith talks about Carl Nicks, Gerald McCoy and Bucs' first practice in training camp

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers held their first very short practice today. We have pictures, video and lots of quotes from training camp. Tampa Bay Buccaneers training camp got off to a rough start...
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Buccaneers Training Camp: Report from the First Day of Practice

Buc 'Em (Leo Howell) — Tampa sports fans were less than happy with the lightning on Friday, and it had nothing to do with Steven Stamkos and company. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers took to the practice field this evening...
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Of defensive ends and training bras

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Even a defensive ends needs a training bra sometimes. Wait, what? The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were going to start their training camp today. Unfortunately, rain and lightning intervened, as usually...
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Carl Nicks, Buccaneers part ways with "amicable settlement"

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Carl Nicks is an ex-Tampa Bay Buccaneer, as he and the team have found a mutually agreeable way for him to depart. Nicks' chronic toe injury has effectively ended his career. Carl Nicks and...
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Buccaneers Training Camp Guide: Schedule, position battles, night practice and more

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — We have everything you need to know about Tampa Bay Buccaneers training camp, right here. Where it's at, when they're practicing and which practices are open to visit. Key position battles,...
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Scouting the Competition: NFC South Training Camp Preview

Buc 'Em (Leo Howell) — The Buccaneers aren't the only ones kicking off training camp soon. Here are some strengths and weaknesses to keep an eye on for the other NFC South teams. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers begin...
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Carl Nicks excused for second day of Buccaneers training camp

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers won't have Carl Nicks in training camp for their first day of practice. Carl Nicks is still excused from Tampa Bay Buccaneers training camp for personal reasons,...
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Daily Bucs Links: Lovie Smith wants to win

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Here's your open thread for today. And the incredible amount of links in today's edition. Yeesh. Lovie Smith thinking quick turnaround in first season with Tampa Bay Buccaneers | FOX Sports ...
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Buccaneers claim Brandon Magee off waivers

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Brandon Magee is the latest addition to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have claimed linebacker Brandon Magee off waivers. The former Arizona State prospect was cut by the...
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Buccaneers training camp starts without Carl Nicks

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 2014 training camp is under way. We've got everything you need to know in one spot. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had their veterans reporting today,  with Gerald McCoy...
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Bucs Nation Radio: Training Camp Preview Part 2

Buc 'Em (Leo Howell) — Training camp is about to begin, so Ken and Leo have even more to say. The Buccaneers are on the verge of kicking off their 2014 training camp, and that means Ken and Leo have even more to say...
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Jason Licht: Da'Quan Bowers needs to prove to us that he wants to be on this team

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Jason Licht isn't satisfied with Da'Quan Bowers' production so far. Jason Licht  appeared on 620 WDAE with Steve Duemig yesterday, answering questions and discussing a variety of topics. Most of...
  • 2 days ago

Gerald McCoy looks very comfortable

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The veterans report to Tampa Bay Buccaneers training camp today, which should make for some interesting notes later on today. But one veteran stole the spotlight Bucs' Gerald McCoy breaks out...
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Daily Bucs Links: Jason Licht speaks

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Here's your open thread for today. Players report to camp today! Jason Licht Talks All Things Bucs With Big Dog | Steve Duemig on 620 WDAE Jason Licht speaks! NFC South Most Feared Players...
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Buccaneers training camp roundtable: Predicting the season, and bold claims

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — We asked every one of our writers to predict the season, come up with some bold predictions, and give us their opinion on where the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are going. Training camp is around the...
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Bucs Nation Radio, Episode 1: Buccaneers Training Camp Preview

Buc 'Em (Leo Howell) — Bucs Nation's podcast might sound a bit different than it used to, but it's back! Let's get ready for training camp, audio-style. Ken and Leo are back, and Ken is VERY excited about the new...
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Season by Season History of the Buccaneers: 2013

Buc 'Em (Leo Howell) — We've reached the end of our season by season history lessons, and it's not a happy ending. Before the start of training camp and the official kickoff of the 2014 Buccaneers season, Bucs Nation...
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Buccaneers training camp: Three position battles to watch

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a pretty good roster, but three key positions have yet to be determined. Here are the most important position battles for the Bucs this season. Tampa Bay...
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Daily Bucs Links: Derrick Brooks speaks

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Here's your open thread for today. Make sure to watch the first link -- the 2013 Bucs yearbook that talks exclusively about the 2014 Bucs. [Video]  A Look Inside the 2014 Buccaneers For those...
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Buccaneers Release D.J. Moore, Sign Two New Camp Competitors

Buc 'Em (Leo Howell) — The crowded cornerback position got a bit less crowded today. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have let go of veteran corner and former Lovie Smith understudy D.J. Moore , while signing undrafted...
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