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Cornerback Gaitor re-signed to replace disabled Melvin

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- That left ankle injury that has left cornerback Rashaan Melvin in a walking boot appears to have forced the Tampa Bay Buccaneers into dipping back into their past for a replacement. The...
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Bucs hot reads: Barron's knee still no 100%

Tampa Bay Online Almost a year removed from a collision that left him with cartilage damage in his right knee, Tampa Bay Buccaneers S Mark Barron says he's still not 100 percent despite having surgery to correct...
  • 22 hr 3 min ago

Expectations high for new Bucs DE Johnson

Tampa Bay Online Two years removed from registering 11½ sacks for the Bengals, free-agent defensive end Michael Johnson is expected to provide heat off the right edge.
  • 22 hr 13 min ago

Bucs' Monday practice opened to fans

Tampa Bay Online The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' training camp workout Monday, originally scheduled as a closed practice, will be open to the fans. It begins at 1 p.m. at One Buc Place and offers young fans yet another...
  • 22 hr 37 min ago

Bucs notes: Doug Martin welcome contact

Tampa Bay Online The last time Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin took a hit of any kind was last Oct. 20 in Atlanta, where his left labrum came apart after he fell awkwardly to the ground trying to catch a short...
  • 22 hr 41 min ago

Bucs faced with an early test of resiliency

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 Buccaneers are no...
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Their time to chase greatness

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- The chase is on. Gerald McCoy and Lavonte David, major talents, the headliners on the Bucs defense, are getting after it at training camp. McCoy, 26, is coming off a second straight Pro...
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Bucs Notes: Time to crank things up

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- The first two days of Bucs training camp were a lot like a NASCAR race running under the caution flag. The pace was slow, steady and at times a little boring. That caution flag will be...
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Bucs Hot Reads: Smith will rely on Goldson's smarts

Tampa Bay Online New head coach Lovie Smith is expecting a big year from veteran safety Dashon Goldson, who missed most of Tampa Bay's offseason workouts with an injured ankle. Goldson has been limited during the...
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Lovie believes, but can McCown deliver?

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA - Late Friday afternoon, for the first time in 10 years, since he was with the Arizona Cardinals, four whole NFL teams ago, Josh McCown stepped onto a field for training camp as an...
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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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Blog Articles

Buccaneers refresh stadium banners with Lavonte David, Gerald McCoy and Vincent Jackson

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — New banners at Raymond James Stadium! Pictures below. As they tend to do most years, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have hung up new banners at Raymond James Stadium. Every corner gets one. Greg...
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Buccaneers Training Camp: Report from Monday's Practice

Buc 'Em (Leo Howell) — The Buccaneers took to the field on yet another warm day in Tampa, and there was some notable improvements across the team. The Bucs put in a weekend's worth of hard work in the scorching summer...
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Position battles and Vines from today's Buccaneers training camp

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — It's the second day of padded practices at training camp today, and we have plenty of practice observations, pictures and video for you. A little early as I have to be off -- but Leo will be back...
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Buccaneers sign DT Jibreel Black, CB Anthony Gaitor, waive two

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Buccaneers make four more roster moves, getting them to a total of 85 moves so far this offseason. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have announced the signing of defensive tackle Jibreel Black and...
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Daily Bucs Links: First day in pads

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Here's your open thread for today. Training camp continues today. Anyone going there? Inside Bucs Training Camp 7-27-Pewter Report Training camp notes. Buccaneers Camp Report: Day 3 - Tampa...
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Buccaneers Training Camp: Report from the First Day of Practice in Pads

Buc 'Em (Leo Howell) — The Buccaneers put their pads on for the first time, and that gave the coaches their first look at the players doing football-like things. The Buccaneers were in full "football" gear on Sunday,...
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Lovie Smith talks position battles and injuries

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Lovie Smith's press conference today at Tampa Bay Buccaneers training camp dug into injuries and a few position battles. Injuries No serious injuries to report, according to Lovie Smith, which...
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Position battles come into focus in first padded practice at Buccaneers training camp

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers held their first padded practice today, which means they could finally go through full-contact drills. And that means we'll get a good view of most of the team's position...
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Three ways the Buccaneers can solve their guard problems

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have issues at guard, but they can solve those problems in three different ways. Or at least reduce them. The semi-retirement of Carl Nicks was hardly a surprise, but...
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Daily Bucs Links: Training camp finally gets under way

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Here's your open thread for today. Another day at camp! Bucs: Sapp visits; no major injuries | Tampa Bay Times Training camp so much fun. Inside Bucs Training Camp 7-26-Pewter Report More...
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Buccaneers Training Camp: Press Conference Notes from the Second Day of Practice

Buc 'Em (Leo Howell) — The Buccaneers got their first full day of practice on Saturday, and here's what the head coach had to say about it. The Buccaneers spent a hot, humid day in Tampa out on the practice field on...
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Buccaneers Training Camp: Report from the Second Day of Practice

Buc 'Em (Leo Howell) — The Buccaneers got in a full practice today, and we got our first real look at the 2014 roster. The Buccaneers got a strong dose of the home-field advantage at Raymond James Stadium on...
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Gerald McCoy is the true successor to Derrick Brooks

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Gerald McCoy is the face of the franchise and the leader of the team, both on and off the field. In that sense, he's the true successor to Derrick Brooks. Gerald McCoy often gets compared to ...
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Daily Bucs Links: Weather disrupts training camp

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Here's your open thread for today. Hopefully today's practice won't be disrupted by the weather. Hah, yeah right. Having seen it all, Josh McCown ready to be leader for young Bucs -...
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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...
  • 3 days ago
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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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