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Connor Barth cut after Buccaneers draft kicker

NFL.com (Hanzus, Dan) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Monday they have released Connor Barth, three days after the team traded up to draft kicker Roberto Aguayo in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft.
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After drafting K Aguayo, Bucs set to cut Barth

Tampa Bay Online Connor Barth, who holds the Bucs team record with an 83.8 field-goal conversion rate, is expected to be released by the Bucs today, according to his agent, Robert Roche. The move comes after the...
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Bucs DE Ayers could move inside with addition of Spence

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers chose not to add a defensive tackle during this year's draft, opting instead to stand pat on what some believe to be an area of need. But was defensive tackle...
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Forget winners, losers; think NFL draft trends

Tampa Bay Online Figuring out who won or lost in an NFL draft takes years, not hours. Finding trends is a whole lot easier. Some were obvious, such as the love given Ohio State, and the disdain for 2015 bowl teams...
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Bucs Notes: Lineman gets big kick out of mistake

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA - When Nigerian-born Caleb Benenoch first asked his mother to sign him up to play football, she was all in favor of it because she thought she was signing him up to play soccer. Benenoch...
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Ira Kaufman grades teams' draft performances

Tampa Bay Online NFC SOUTH TAMPA BAY: GM Jason Licht wasn't afraid to massage the draft board, emerging with perhaps the three best prospects at their respective positions in CB Vernon Hargreaves, DE Noah Spence...
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Draft over, Glennon remains as Bucs continues to fill its needs

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- When the three-day-long NFL draft finally reached its conclusion on Saturday afternoon, one of the more notable players wearing the pewter and red of Tampa Bay was not a player the...
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Meet Dan Vitale, Bucs sixth-round draft pick

Tampa Bay Online Meet Dan Vitale POSITION: FB SCHOOL: Northwestern DRAFT PICK: Sixth round, No. 197 HEIGHT: 6-2 WEIGHT: 225 NOTABLE: 4-year starter who has lined up all over the field. ...Bucs coach Dirk Koetter...
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Meet Devonte Bond, Bucs' sixth-round pick

Tampa Bay Online Meet Devante Bond POSITION: LB SCHOOL: Oklahoma DRAFT PICK: Sixth round, No. 183 HEIGHT: 6-1 WEIGHT: 235 NOTABLE: Played only one season of varsity football in high school before attending Sierra...
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Bucs take UCLA offensive lineman Benenoch in fifth round

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- When Nigerian-born Caleb Benenoch first asked his mother to sign him up for football, she was all in favor of it because she thought she was signing her son up for soccer. Benenoch...
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Bucs take UCLA offensive lineman Benenoch in fifth round

Tampa Bay Online Meet Caleb Benenoch POSITION: Tackle SCHOOL: UCLA DRAFT PICK: 5th round, Pick 148 HEIGHT: 6-5 WEIGHT: 311 NOTABLE: Born in Nigeria and emigrated at the age of 8. ...Posted a 1.68 time in the...
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Bucs draft CB Ryan Smith in fourth round

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers continued to makeover their secondary on Saturday when they invested their fourth-round pick in the 2016 NFL draft on cornerback Ryan Smith. A small-school...
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Vitale impressed with Winston's transformation

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- Add ESPN college basketball analyst Dick Vitale to the growing list of coaches, players and fans impressed with the physical transformation Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston...
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Bucs draft CB Ryan Smith in fourth round

Tampa Bay Online Meet Ryan Smith POSITION: Cornerback SCHOOL: North Carolina Central DRAFT PICK: Fourth round, No. 108 HEIGHT: 6-0 WEIGHT: 190 NOTABLE: Born in Germany, moved from safety to corner in 2014 and owns...
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Live: NFL draft updates

Tampa Bay Online Get live updates from today's draft action. Heading into today, the Bucs hold one pick in Round 4 (No. 108 overall), one in Round 5 (No. 148) and two in Round 6 (Nos. 183 and 197).
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Bucs' second-round pick Spence says party days are behind him

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- Former Ohio State defensive end Noah Spence swears he's not addicted to drugs. He swears he's not addicted to partying. What he's addicted to, he says, is football. He knows because he...
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Buccaneers trade up to select kicker Aguayo

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded back up into the second round to select Florida State kicker Roberto Aguayo. Was the pick too high for a kicker?
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Buccaneers trade up to take kicker Roberto Aguayo

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded back up into the second round to select Florida State kicker Roberto Aguayo. Was the pick too high for a kicker?
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In second round Bucs draft DE Spence from E. Kentucky

Tampa Bay Online The Tampa Bay Buccaneers continued to spend the NFL Draft shoring up its defensive ranks Friday, using its No. 39 pick to get DE Noah Spence from Eastern Kentucky. Meet Noah Spence POSITION:...
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Buccaneers snag defensive end Noah Spence

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — A day after snapping up corner Vernon Hargreaves, Tampa added defensive end Noah Spence with the No. 39 overall pick.
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Blog Articles

Buccaneers sign 19 undrafted free agents after 2016 NFL draft

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed nineteen college free agents following the 2016 NFL draft , the team just announced. All 19 had been reported to be signing earlier. The team also...
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Connor Barth wishes Roberto Aguayo good luck for taking his job

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted Roberto Aguayo in the second round, so he'll be handed the placekicker job this year.  Rick Stroud reports the Bucs are about to release former kicker ...
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NFL Draft 2016: Buccaneers announce rookie jersey numbers

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers just announced which jersey numbers their draft picks will wear. The most relevant ones: Vernon Hargreaves will get no. 28, Noah Spence no. 57 and Roberto Aguayo no. 19....
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2017 NFL Mock Draft: Tackle, receiver or defensive line for the Buccaneers?

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The 2016 NFL draft is over, so now we're getting way-too-early looks at the 2017 NFL draft. Yes, we're already doing mock drafts. They're not very meaningless, just vague estimates of who will...
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2016 NFL Draft Results: Winners and losers for the Buccaneers

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had a pretty good draft. We  rounded up draft grades yesterday , and talked about the team's draft class in  various different ways . Today, let's take a...
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Daily Bucs Links: Draft is done!

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Here's your open thread for today. NFL Draft 2016: Best players available after the draft - SBNation.com There are plenty of big names from big schools available as undrafted free agents. ...
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"Dumbest pick in the history of the draft" says anonymous general manager

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Folks just can't stop talking about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ' decision to trade up into the second round to pick Roberto Aguayo. The pick has been widely mocked, and now one anonymous general...
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Five things the 2016 NFL draft taught us about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The 2016 NFL draft is over, and now get to pontificate on the meaning of all of these picks until they actually get on the field in September. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had a fascinating draft,...
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2016 NFL Draft Grades: Buccaneers garner praise and Roberto Aguayo hate

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers came out of the 2016 NFL draft with seven new players, at least four of which should turn into immediate contributors. Getting Noah Spence in the second round was...
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NFL Draft grades: How we rate the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2016 draft picks

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — It's tradition to grade a draft class immediately after it's finished. It's a little early, of course, and ultimately doesn't really matter, but it's a decent way to form opinions about how each...
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2016 NFL Draft results: Recapping the Buccaneers picks

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers walked into the 2016 NFL draft with seven picks, and walked out with seven players. They should have at least four immediate contributors in this group: cornerback...
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2016 NFL undrafted free agent tracker: Buccaneers edition

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The 2016 NFL draft is over for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers , which means they'll get started on adding some undrafted free agents soon. The Bucs drafted four players today to round out a...
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2016 NFL draft results: Why the Buccaneers made their day three picks

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted four players on the third day of the 2016 NFL draft : defensive back Ryan Smith out of North Carolina Central, tackle Caleb Benenoch out of UCLA, linebacker...
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Buccaneers draft picks 2015: fullback Dan Vitale goes in the sixth round

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have picked Northwestern fullback Dan Vitale with the 22nd pick in the sixth round, their second sixth-round pick of the day. The Bucs had been talking about wanting to...
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2016 NFL draft picks: Buccaneers select Devante Bond in the sixth round

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have picked Oklahoma linebacker Devante Bond with their first pick in the sixth round, the eighth pick in the round and the 183rd pick overall. Bond is a little...
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NFL Draft results: UCLA T Caleb Benenoch to the Buccaneers with fifth pick

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have picked UCLA tackle Caleb Benenoch with their fifth-round pick. The 6'5", 305 lbs.. lineman should give the Bucs some added depth on the offensive line. He also has...
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2016 NFL Draft results: Buccaneers pick CB Ryan Smith in round four

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have picked cornerback Ryan Smith out of North Carolina Central with their fourth-round pick, 108th overall and the 10th pick in the round. Smith is the second...
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NFL Draft 2016: Time, TV schedule, live streams for day three

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — It's already day three of the 2016 NFL draft . Time moves quickly when you're picking players. It's been a fascinating draft so far: quarterbacks have gone all over the place, but Connor Cook is...
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Buccaneers Day Two Thoughts and Day Three Wants

Buc 'Em (JCDeLaTorre) — Bucs fans go from the thrill of victory for finally getting their edge rusher to the agony of defeat with a kicker - in the second round? No GM went from genius to doofus in the eyes of the...
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2016 NFL Draft Grades: Fs and As for Buccaneers' second round efforts

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Three rounds into the 2016 NFL draft , the Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted three players who should contribute heavily as rookies -- two of them might even start, while the third can't because...
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