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Buccaneers part ways with Corvey Irvin, Derek Hardman

Buccaneers part ways with Corvey Irvin, Derek Hardman

profootballtalk.com Updated May 2, 2013
The Buccaneers released defensive tackle Corvey Irvin and waived offensive lineman Derek Hardman on Thursday. The club also said that tight end Drake Dunsmore, a seventh-round pick of Tampa Bay in 2012, was retiring. Dunsmore spent most of the 2012 seas…
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  • Titans expected to check out Freeney as well

    Titans expected to check out Freeney as well

    profootballtalk.com May 2, 2013
    The Titans might not be ready to sign a defensive end, but they apparently want to know what they’re buying in case they do. In addition to a scheduled visit with former Falcons defensive end John Abraham, the Titans might want to check out Dwight Freen
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  • NFC South afternoon update

    NFC South afternoon update

    Time for an afternoon run through some news and notes from around the division: TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS The Bucs did more than make the official announcement that Warren Sapp will be the next inductee into the team’s Ring of Honor. The Bucs also announced
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  • Dave Gettleman on DeAngelo Williams: Right now, he’s on the ros…

    Dave Gettleman on DeAngelo Williams: Right now, he’s on the roster

    profootballtalk.com May 2, 2013
    Shortly after the draft wrapped up, Darin Gantt wrote that the Panthers made picks that gave them the flexibility to part ways with players carrying burdensome contracts down the road. One of those picks was the selection of running back Kenjon Barner i…
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  • Bengals, Falcons to practice together in August

    Bengals, Falcons to practice together in August

    profootballtalk.com May 2, 2013
    The Bengals and Falcons will practice together at the Falcons’ Flowery Branch, Ga. facilities on Monday, August 5 and Tuesday, August 6. The Bengals announced the joint practices on Thursday. The practices are open to the public, the Bengals said. Flowe
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  • It's all about Josh Freeman in Tampa Bay

    It's all about Josh Freeman in Tampa Bay

    ESPN.com May 2, 2013
    TAMPA, Fla. -- When it comes right down to it, not all that much has changed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this offseason. Sure, they made the blockbuster trade for cornerback Darrelle Revis, signed free-agent safety Dashon Goldson to a big contract and…
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  • Nate Kaeding decides to hang up his cleats

    Nate Kaeding decides to hang up his cleats

    profootballtalk.com May 2, 2013
    Kicker Nate Kaeding signed a one-year deal with the Buccaneers this offseason, but apparently won’t be joining them after all. Kaeding told Pat Harty of the Iowa City Press-Citizen that a recent groin injury caused him to decide to retire. The Universit
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  • Today in NFC South history

    Today in NFC South history

    ESPN.com May 2, 2013
    Precisely one year ago today, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers made one of the nicest gestures in NFL history. They signed Eric LeGrand as an undrafted free agent, even though there was no chance LeGrand would play in the NFL. The move was more about loyalty an…
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  • John Abraham visits the Titans

    John Abraham visits the Titans

    profootballtalk.com May 2, 2013
    Free agent defensive end John Abraham will pay a visit to Tennessee this week. Abraham, who has been a free agent since the Falcons cut him on March 1, is scheduled to visit the Titans on Thursday and Friday. Tennessee has both of last year’s starting d
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  • Mike Williams, Bucs expected to start contract talks soon

    Mike Williams, Bucs expected to start contract talks soon

    profootballtalk.com May 2, 2013
    Back in February, the agent for Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams said that his client was okay with waiting until after free agency and the draft to start talking about a new contract. Specifically, agent Hadley Engelhard said that they would wait…
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  • Next in line for contract extensions?

    Next in line for contract extensions?

    ESPN.com May 2, 2013
    There has been a lot of talk about Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan eventually getting a contract extension. It’s going to be an expensive proposition for the Falcons. But it shouldn’t be all that complicated. The Falcons want Ryan for the long t
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  • Bucs secondary moves might make Barber moot

    Bucs secondary moves might make Barber moot

    profootballtalk.com May 2, 2013
    The Buccaneers didn’t wait for Ronde Barber to decide on his future before they dealt with the future of their secondary. By signing free agent Dashon Goldson to pair with Mark Barron at safety, and trading for Darrelle Revis and drafting Johnthan Banks
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  • Around the NFC South

    Around the NFC South

    ESPN.com May 2, 2013
    Time for a run through some odds and ends from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS Jay Adams reports the Falcons will have 17 prospects in for tryouts during this weekend’s rookie minicamp. The list is highlighted by Florida Atlantic quarterback Graham
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  • Panthers considered Eifert, Rhodes at No. 14

    Panthers considered Eifert, Rhodes at No. 14

    profootballtalk.com May 2, 2013
    It’s been a week since the first round of the draft, but there are still plenty of tidbits flowing from the various NFL franchises. In Carolina, for example, the Panthers gave consideration to a couple of other players with the 14th pick in round one, w
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  • NFL investigating Russell Shepard negotiation

    NFL investigating Russell Shepard negotiation

    profootballtalk.com May 2, 2013
    The “everyone does it” defense may not keep the Eagles from being punished for negotiating with a potential undrafted free agent before the draft ended. To that the Saints would say, “Welcome to the club.” On Wednesday, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello t
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  • Video - 'Top 100 Players of 2013': Steve Smith 03:13

    'Top 100 Players of 2013': Steve Smith

    May 2
    Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith is voted the 84th-best player in the NFL by his peers on "The Top 100 Players of 2013."
  • Video - 'Top 100 Players of 2013': Steve Smith 03:13

    'Top 100 Players of 2013': Steve Smith

    May 2
    Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith is voted the 84th-best player in the NFL by his peers on "The Top 100 Players of 2013."
  • Video - Warren Sapp, Tampa Bay Buccaneer for life 03:46

    Warren Sapp, Tampa Bay Buccaneer for life

    May 2
    Warren Sapp opens up about being inducted into the Buccaneers' Ring of Honor, the addition of Darrelle Revis to the Tampa Bay roster and Jets QB Mark Sanchez's headband.
  • Video - Evaluating the Falcons draft 02:26

    Evaluating the Falcons draft

    May 2
    Did the Atlanta Falcons draft themselves a Super Bowl-caliber secondary for 2013? The "Path to the Draft" crew breaks it down.