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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have fined former starting quarterback Josh Freeman twice in the last month for conduct detrimental to the team, according to an SI.com report.Share Tweet
Brees embraces 'championship feelings'METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints are 4-0 for the first time since 2009, when they started 13-0 and wound up winning the Super Bowl. So naturally, the comparisons have already started coming up a few times in interviews. Quarterback Drew Brees sai…Share Tweet
Bucs claim a safety off waivers; Ahmad Black goes unclaimedThe Buccaneers waived safety Ahmad Black and released wide receiver Kevin Ogletree on Tuesday and it didn’t take Ogletree long to find a new home as he signed with the Lions on Wednesday. Black’s going to have to wait a little longer, though. He went un…Share TweetCameron Wake knows what the schedule says, but he wants to get back on the field. The Dolphins pass-rusher, who missed Monday’s game against the Saints with a sprained knee, understands the Dolphins have a bye coming next week. But he said Wednesday he’…Share TweetCHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The NFL thought Greg Hardy's first-quarter hit on then-Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer was illegal last season, fining the Carolina Panthers defensive end $25,000. Officials at the game thought it was illegal, penalizing the…Share TweetCardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson had a good day last Sunday. He intercepted two passes against the Buccaneers, setting up the game-tying touchdown in the fourth quarter and then ending Tampa’s final possession of the game. Those efforts were enough…Share Tweet
Greg Schiano Really Is As Big An Asshole As You Imagine Him To Bedeadspin.com Oct 2, 2013The sun came up today, and that means that the garbage fire that is the 2013 Tampa Bay Buccaneers got even hotter and more garbage-y. What's new today? Allow The MMQB's Andrew Brandt to tell you about "Schiano Men."Read more...Share Tweet
Saints' run game stuck in reverseMETAIRIE, La. -- As good as the New Orleans Saints’ offense looked on Monday night, the run game continued to struggle. It’s like the Saints’ rushing attack keeps taking two steps forward, then falling 3 yards back. The Saints had a total of five negati…Share Tweet
SI Now: Can Schiano right the Bucs' ship?CNNSI.com Oct 2, 2013On Wednesday's SI Now, SportsNet NY host Chris Carlin discusses the disarray within the Tampa Bay Buccaneers organization right now and if the criticism of Greg Schiano has been fair.Share Tweetyahoo.com Oct 2, 2013It is hard not to feel a little bad for St. Louis Rams running back Daryl Richardson. Former Rams running back Steven Jackson signed with the Atlanta Falcons prior to this season, and Richardson, a seventh-round pick in 2012, had an opportunity to start…Share TweetReceiver Kevin Ogletree has gotten an unexpected upgrade to his 2013 season. Cut on Tuesday by the 0-4 Buccaneers, the slot receiver has landed employment with the Detroit Lions. Per a league source, the 3-1 Lions will sign Ogletree on Wednesday. The fi…Share TweetLast week, the NFC offensive player of the week was Saints tight end Jimmy Graham. This week, the NFC offensive player of the week is the guy whose passes to Graham put the tight end in position for such honors. Quarterback Drew Brees has been selected …Share Tweet
Bucs bring back a Rutgers playerWith players like tackle Donald Penn deciding to speak out about the treatment of quarterback Josh Freeman, maybe the Bucs should take a page from the Patriots’ personnel playbook and sign a bunch of guys who played for Greg Schiano at Rutgers. As expec…Share TweetCardinals safety-turned-cult hero Rashad Johnson didn’t play last week after losing the tip of his left middle finger the week before against the Saints. And there were apparently fears he could have lost enough more of the digit had he given it a shot.…Share TweetThe Bills have a short work week, so WR Stevie Johnson may skip his massage. Dolphins defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle is taking some criticism — including from himself — over Monday night’s loss to the Saints. With CB Aqib Talib in a contract year, th…Share TweetNew Orleans Saints rookie nose tackle John Jenkins hasn’t received as much attention as his fellow draft classmates, safety Kenny Vaccaro and receiver Kenny Stills. But the third-round pick out of Georgia actually has the highest grade of the bunch acco…Share Tweet
'Sound FX': Sean PaytonOct 2New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton is wired for sound as the Saints defeat the Miami Dolphins on "Monday Night Football."
The Huddle: What to do with Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh FreemanOct 2With rookie Mike Glennon taking over at starting quarterback and accusations flying on both sides, what should the Tampa Bay Buccaneers do with Josh Freeman?
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon: 'Josh has always been there for me'Oct 2Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon explains how supportive teammate Josh Freeman has been, even during the former starter's difficult situation.
Double Coverage: Saints at BearsOct 2ESPN Saints reporter Mike Triplett and Bears reporter Michael C. Wright break down the week 5 matchup between New Orleans and Chicago.