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Bucs Hot Reads: Two ex-Bengals face former team

Tampa Bay Online HOT READS TAMPA -- Two Buccaneer starters who signed as free agents from Cincinnati within a day of each other in March are set to face their former team on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium. The...
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Bucs notes: CB Banks improving along with defense

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- According to Bucs defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, the development of young CB Johnthan Banks mirrors the general improvement in Tampa Bay's defense. Banks, a second-round draft pick...
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Bucs consider stronger commitment to run game

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- A sizeable crack has been discovered in the foundation at One Buc Place. Not in the training complex itself, but in the foundation of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' offense. The running game,...
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Broncos sign ex-Bucs kicker Connor Barth

Tampa Bay Online ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- A person with knowledge of the transactions says the Denver Broncos have switched kickers again, waiving rookie Brandon McManus and signing Connor Barth, who was waived by the...
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Ira Kaufman's NFL Power Rankings for Week 13

Tampa Bay Online Each week, 12 national media members -- including The Tampa Tribune's Ira Kaufman -- rank teams in what is known as The Associated Press Pro32 power rankings. Here is Kaufman's ballot. 1. New...
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Hot Reads: Bucs adjust schedule for holidays

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- From a football standpoint, the Buccaneers don't have a lot to be thankful for, what with their 2-9 record. But coach Lovie Smith is giving the team Thanksgiving Day off to reflect and...
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Bucs QB McCown says defense deserved better fate

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- For Josh McCown, the worst part of Sunday's loss at Chicago came when he had to look Tampa Bay defensive players in the eye. Although the Bears were limited to only 204 yards and 12 first...
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Flags follow Bucs' receivers after TD catches

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- The Buccaneers' young pass catchers appear to be getting the hang of catching touchdown passes. It's the bit that comes after the catches that they can't get right. For the second time...
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Bucs continue their Turkey Time tradition

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- Members of Tampa Bay's offensive line continued a tradition started by former Bucs guard Davin Joseph, handing out free turkey dinners to families in need on Monday. Thanksgiving meals...
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Bucs' Jorvorskie Lane talks about season-ending injury

Tampa Bay Online On Monday, the Bucs put fullback Jorvorskie Lane on season-ending injured reserve after he broke his right leg during Sunday's loss to the Chicago Bears. He said he didn't feel much pain, but...
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Bucs players try to make sense out of another loss

Tampa Bay Online At 2-9 and with only five games left in the regular season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are searching for solutions. In this video, a few players talk about their most recent loss to the Chicago...
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Bucs offensive line not living up to expectations

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- The Buccaneers still had a chance to beat the Bears late Sunday afternoon when they lined up for second-and-1 at the Chicago 36-yard-line with 2:42 to play. On the play, Bears right end...
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Bucs notes: FB Lane put on IR with broken leg

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- It was early in the second quarter Sunday when Jorvorskie Lane took a handoff from Josh McCown and gained two yards off left guard. The play appeared routine. The result was not. The...
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Bucs notes: Finishing touch again lacking

Tampa Bay Online CHICAGO -- Just when the Bucs thought they had resolved their concerns about finishing games, the Bears rallied from a 10-point deficit to ensure Tampa Bay of its fourth consecutive losing season....
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Bucs' defense good, but not good enough vs. Bears

Tampa Bay Online CHICAGO -- Even without LB Lavonte David, the Bucs defense stifled Chicago's dangerous attack most of the afternoon. The Bears converted only four of 16 third downs, finishing with 204 total yards...
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Bucs-Bears: What they're saying

Tampa Bay Online "I thought the first half we came out ready to play. We played hard. We had a lot of opportunities, but didn't capitalize on it enough. When you dominate the first half, you need to have more...
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Running game stymies Bucs, especially during crunch time

Tampa Bay Online CHICAGO -- There was plenty of time left and the Buccaneers needed only one yard. Trailing 21-13, the Bucs moved to the Chicago 36-yard line with three minutes remaining when Josh McCown flipped a...
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Game turned on Josh McCown's mistakes

Tampa Bay Online CHICAGO -- McHere we go again. When you've played for six teams in 12 seasons, you're all over the map. There are always reunions. Josh McCown was in Chicago on Sunday to face his last team, a...
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Bucs compensate but feel loss of Lavonte David

Tampa Bay Online CHICAGO -- Lavonte David woke up Sunday morning in the Windy City, hoping for the best. The All-Pro linebacker of the Bucs missed the final two days of practice with a hamstring injury, but Tampa...
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Bucs' Evans ties franchise record with 4-game touchdown streak

Tampa Bay Online CHICAGO -- Mike Evans ended one streak Sunday while extending another as the dynamic rookie receiver of the Buccaneers accounted for Tampa Bay's lone touchdown. The first-round pick out of Texas...
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Blog Articles

Bengals vs. Buccaneers injury report: Everyone rests starters

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are resting a lot of players, with three starters and two part-time players missing today's practice. Luke Stocker is probably the most concerning in the group, as he...
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It's time to stop giving Doug Martin the ball

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Doug Martin was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' starting running back going into the season. His performance has warranted a massive demotion. Doug Martin continues to be the Tampa Bay Buccaneers '...
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FanDuel Promo Code: Join Bucs Nation's FanDuel league for Week 12, get 100% deposit bonus

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — If you use the promo code "SBNATION32", you'll get a 100% deposit bonus for FanDuel . FanDuel's back! Instead of private leagues for Bucs Nation, this week we have two SB Nation-wide leagues: ...
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Daily Bucs Links: Is Martin still the same player?

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Here's your open thread for today. Tampa Bay Buccaneers shake up return game - ESPN The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have given up on return man Marcus Thigpen . Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug...
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Mike Evans is the best rookie receiver in the NFL

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The 2014 NFL draft class has been pretty good early on, but one group stands out above all the others: the wide receivers. They've been surprisingly dominant, given the fact that most rookie...
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NFL Power Rankings 2014, Week 13: lol NFC South

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — It's Power Rankings Tuesday and maaaaan does this get boring every week. Danny Kelly has the Buccaneers ranked 29th . I could give you links to all of the other power rankings, but they...
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Buccaneers waive Marcus Thigpen, sign tight ends Cameron Brate and D.J. Williams

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Bucs make some roster moves. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have waived receiver Marcus Thigpen . The return specialist has stood out the past couple of games for his inability to cleanly catch...
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Daily Bucs Links: Reviewing the game

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Here's your open thread for today. Film Session: Mike Evans Former Buccaneer & Buccaneers.com Contributor Anthony Becht is joined by TJ Rives as he breaks down WR Mike Evans' route running that...
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DLT's Crazy Insane Bucs' Playoff Scenarios Week 13

Buc 'Em (JCDeLaTorre) — Because we have to. Everything broke exactly the way the Bucs wanted them to last week with one lone exception. The Falcons choked away a game to the Browns and are still winless outside of...
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Monday Night Open Thread

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Jets at Bills and Ravens at Saints . Here's your open thread for tonight.
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Buccaneers place Jorvorskie Lane on injured reserve

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have placed fullback Jorvorskie Lane on injured reserve with a right leg injury. Lane suffered that injury in the team's loss against the Chicago Bears yesterday,...
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Snap counts: Buccaneers go with even split in backfield

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The snap counts from the game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Chicago Bears are in. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers saw Doug Martin return to play, and they immediately went with an even...
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10 Things We Think We Learned - Bucs vs. Bears 2014

Buc 'Em (JCDeLaTorre) — Turnovers ruin Lovie's homecoming. The Bucs lost. It's the nineth time we've said it this season but this time it feels a little different. This time it feels like opportunity lost. I'm not sure...
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Daily Bucs Links: Reviewing the weekend

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Here's your open thread for today. NFL standings and playoff picture: Packers unseat Lions for NFC North lead - SBNation.com A huge NFC West showdown in Week 13 is now on deck after the 49ers...
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The Vincent Jackson non-fumble the referees never reversed

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers gave up 21 points in one quarter, the game appeared to be nearly over. But it wasn't, and there was one point where it seemed like the Bucs would just come up and...
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NFL Draft Order 2015: Jacksonville takes over the top spot

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The NFL draft order changes once again, as the Jacksonville Jaguars claim the top spot. For now. We have some genuine change at the top of the draft! For the first time in weeks, the ...
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At 2-9, the Buccaneers still haven't been eliminated from the playoffs

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The NFC South is a joke. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost today. It was ugly, though not as ugly as some losses earlier this season. For a while it looked like they were going to win it, and then...
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NFL Late Games Open Thread

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Here's your open thread for today's late games. Rams at Chargers, Cardinals at Seahawks, Dolphins at Broncos, Washington at 49ers and finally, Cowboys at Giants on Sunday Night Football.
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Buccaneers vs. Bears Final Score: Chicago wins 21-13 off four Josh McCown turnovers

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers couldn't overcome four turnovers and a terrible third quarter, despite shutting down the Chicago Bears through the rest of the game. In spite of a great first half, four...
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Buccaneers vs. Bears Score Update: Chicago capitalizes on McCown turnovers

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — After three quarters, the Bucs are down 21-10 having given up all of their lead and then some in the third quarter. The Buccaneers entered the second half leading 10-0 after shutting down the ...
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