Bucs coach Lovie Smith says Josh McCown will remain his starter assuming he's healthy
#Bucs QB Josh McCown has an MRI this morning to figure out the damages to his thumb. Belief is it’s sprained, per source.
Tampa Tribune "Something had finally clicked. That was the Buccaneers' assessment. They even had the data to prove it. It was right there in the NFL record book, where Josh McCown's one interception in 224 pass attempts last season left him with a 0.4 interception percentage that ranks second all-time. Who..." September 18
LB Mason Foster and TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins are out for the Bucs Thursday. Gerald McCoy, Doug Martin and Michael Johnson are questionable
Tampa Tribune "Are the Buccaneers putting their bell cow out to pasture? Only two years removed from a spectacular rookie season, running back Doug Martin is seeking to reclaim his space in a crowded backfield. A new regime is eager to see the burst and elusiveness that helped Martin gain 1,926 yards from..." September 17
#Bucs DT Gerald McCoy had no wrap or cast on his broken left hand and said he's doing everything he can to play Thurs.
ThePostGame.com "While there are still many questions to be answered as the NFL investigates its handling of Ray Rice's assault case, there are already a handful of prominent voices calling for commissioner Roger Goodell to step down and an intriguing candidate to take his place. U.S. Senator Kirsten..." September 16
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Linebacker James Laurinaitis was eavesdropping on the officials, as usual, when he heard referee Jeff Triplette whisper to a member of his crew: “It’s gonna be a 10-second runoff.” “I always try to listen to what they’re talking about,” Laurinaitis said. “You gotta try to get on their good..." September 15
Pro Football Talk "Lost in the off-field controversies engulfing the NFL is that plenty of guys have gotten injured on the field so far this season. Per a league source, Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy suffered a broken hand during Sunday’s game against the Rams." September 14
Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers and Rams have been pulled off the field in the second quarter. And it will give them time to check on their numerous injured players. A lightning delay has stopped things with 6:16 left in the second quarter, with the game tied 7-7." September 14
With an eye toward late games & fantasy lineups: Seems to be a longshot for #Bucs RB Doug Martin (knee) to play. He’ll test it pre game tho
Tampa Bay Times "One play after injuring his left knee against the Carolina Panthers last Sunday, running back Doug Martin returned to the huddle to assess the damage. But a pass play was called on the next snap and Martin whiffed on the blitz pickup of linebacker Luke Kuechly, who sacked quarterback Josh McCown,..." September 13
Bucs did have RB Doug Martin, LG Logan Mankins and DEs Will Gholston and Da'Quan Bowers practicing Friday. Promising for Sunday there.
NFL.com "On paper, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' defense under Lovie Smith has a ton of talent in its front seven. That Week 1 starting lineup has already taken a big hit, however. The team placed starting defensive end Adrian Clayborn on season-ending injured reserve Friday with a biceps injury. NFL Media..." September 12
Logan Mankins not only back at practice from knee injury but back working with first team at left guard during Bucs practice ...
Tampa Tribune "Veteran CB Mike Jenkins, a former standout at the University of South Florida, will miss the rest of the season after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers placed him on injured reserve with a pectoral muscle injury. Tampa Bay also waived DE Scott Solomon, claimed DE Jacquies Smith off waivers from Buffalo..." September 11
Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers lost a key member of the secondary, forcing them to shuffle the deck on defense. The team announced that cornerback Mike Jenkins was placed on injured reserve with a pectoral injury, and that they waived defensive end Scott Solomon. To take their roster spots, the Bucs signed..." September 10
Bucs Nation "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have re-signed defensive end Larry English and waived defensive end Steven Means, the team has announced. English was signed during the preseason and proceeded to produce quickly with two sacks in three appearances. But while he showed up on the stat sheet, he wasn't..." September 09
ThePostGame.com "This NFL season has kicked off with more fanfare than ever before, and excitement for the sport isn't limited to the United States. For the first time in the league's history there will be three regular-season games played abroad, all of them at Wembley Stadium in London. The games will come on..." September 09
Pro Football Talk "Last year, the Eagles got lucky when it came to in-season injuries, with no one placed on injured reserve during the regular season. This year, their luck may have run out in Week One. Pro Bowl guard Evan Mathis was carted to the locker room in the first half with what turned out to be a..." September 07
Pro Football Talk "Things just keep getting worse for the Eagles. Not only are they getting whipped 17-0 at home by the Jaguars, but they may have just lost one of their most consistent players. Left guard Evans Mathis just left the game with an apparent left leg injury, and was carted to the locker room for..." September 07
Pro Football Talk "The Panthers aren’t expected to have their starting quarterback today, but the Bucs won’t have their play-caller available either. According to FOX’s Jay Glazer, Buccaneers offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford won’t call the plays today. Little has been said about the surgery the 52-year-old..." September 07
Tampa Tribune "Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford, still recuperating from a medical procedure done early last week, took another step in his return to full-time duty with the Bucs on Friday when he attended practice at One Buc Place. “He was out there for the first part with the special..." September 06
Bucs are waiving DB Quinton Pointer, who bruised his thigh in Wednesday's practice, agent confirms. CB Brandon Dixon added to 53-man roster.
Bucs coach Lovie Smith says the offensive staff will be calling plays this week if OC Jeff Tedford cannot. Has not been ruled out
Pro Football Rumors "The Buccaneers have officially placed rookie running back Charles Sims on the injured reserve with the designation to return, clearing a roster spot to re-sign veteran safety Major Wright, according to Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune (via Twitter). Wright was among Tampa Bay’s final cuts when..." September 03
Bucs Nation "The Houston Texans have signed J.J. Watt to a six-year, $100 million extension, according to John McClain of Die Hard The Houston Chronicle. The deal includes $51 million in guarantees, and runs through 2021: Watt was under contract through 2015 under a cheap rookie deal. The structure of the deal..." September 02
Buccaneers awarded Garrett Gilkey off waivers from Browns, cutting offensive lineman Josh Allen
Pro Football Talk "Safety Major Wright was supposed to be one of the guys to help spread Lovie Smith’s message in Tampa Bay, but he won’t be doing that now. The veteran safety was one of the final eight roster cuts made by the Buccaneers, as they reached the 53-man roster limit. Wright was signed in April..." August 31
Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers might want to use a committee of running backs, but that committee won’t include Jeff Demps. According to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, the Bucs have decided to release the world class sprinter and Florida running back." August 30
Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers took a flier on Larry English, but it wasn’t a long one. According to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, English is one of 12 Bucs cuts to be reported so far. The former Chargers’ first-round pick was brought in two weeks ago to see if he could push for a defensive end job,..." August 29
Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers continue to do business faster than anyone, as they’ve made the majority of their cuts already. The latest is kicker Connor Barth, per the Tampa Bay Times. That leaves the kicking job to Patrick Murray, a second-year player from Fordham." August 29
Bears are very pleased with WR Santonio Holmes; expect him to make the team and to have a real role.
#Bucs cut T/G Jamon Meredith
Washington Post "With quarterback Robert Griffin III and the rest of the starters from the Washington Redskins looking on while being rested for the night, the spotlight shifted to the hopefuls on the fringes of the roster in Thursday’s preseason finale in Tampa Bay. More than a victory, their goal was to make..." August 29
ESPN.com "He wore a Buccaneers hat and decked his children out in the colors of his new team. But it was pretty obvious Thursday night that Logan Mankins still is processing the trade that brought him from the New England Patriots, the only team he ever has played for. Mankins was introduced to the..." August 28
Tampa Tribune "Demar Dotson was standing in front of his locker, getting ready for the start of practice Tuesday, when he was asked if he thought the Buccaneers’ starting offensive line would get any playing time during Tampa Bay’s preseason finale tonight against Washington. “I don’t know,’’ the Bucs..." August 28
Yahoo! Sports "Sean Gilbert and DeMaurice Smith need to go at it, town-hall style battle-royale style in a debate. After all, these are the two men who could go head-to-head for the NFLPA executive director spot soon, even if the sitting executive director Smith has no plans of leaving his post. Gilbert, the..." August 26
NESN "The New England Patriots are parting with their All-Pro left guard. The Patriots are trading Logan Mankins to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for tight end Tim Wright and a draft pick, FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer reported Tuesday. Mankins had a $10.5 million cap hit for the 2014 season, and his contract ran..." August 26
GM Jason Licht: "We had a very constructive meeting with Richie. It went on for about 5 hours. He haven't ruled it out. He remains an option
Bucs are bringing in former Dolphins G Richie Incognito as first reported by @JayGlazer
Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers are closing in on the 75-man roster limit, and the biggest news is that there will be a new kick returner in Tampa Bay this season. Eric Page, who handled both punt returns and kickoff returns for the Bucs last year, was among the players placed on waivers. Last year Page..." August 24
Tampa Tribune "Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith hasn’t been all that happy with his defense this preseason. Oh, he likes that they went into their preseason game against the Bills on Saturday ranked 11th overall in total defense and first overall against the run. But that’s not good enough for Smith. He..." August 24
Pro Football Talk "In the wake of a video that surfaced Friday on TMZ involving Buccaneers receiver Mike Evans, the team that made him the seventh overall pick in the draft has reiterated its faith in and commitment to Evans. “During his time here since we drafted him in May, Mike has met all of our expectations..." August 24
S Bradley McDougald is out with a knee injury. Not sure of severity. He has really caught the coaches' eyes this summer.
LB Jonathan Casillas is not with the team today for disciplinary reasons.
Tampa Bay Times "Lovie Smith is a slow-talking Texan, but he wants his teams to play fast. That's always been true on defense and special teams, where hyperspeedy athletes fill his roster and swarm to the football. But this season it also could apply to the Bucs' offense, which would like to run a no-huddle,..." August 23
TMZ.com "Tampa Bay Bucs rookie wide receiver Mike Evans was in the middle of an INSANE nightclub brawl Saturday night -- fighting bouncers in the street ... and TMZ Sports has the footage. It all went down outside Dream Nightclub ... where the #7 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft was screaming at..." August 23
Pro Football Talk "Over the course of the offseason, Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith and offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford each said that the team wanted to use a variety of running backs this season in order to keep Doug Martin fresh and healthy after his 2013 season came to an early end with a shoulder injury. As..." August 22