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Report: Bucs fined Freeman twice for conduct

Report: Bucs fined Freeman twice for conduct

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.
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  • Brees embraces 'championship feelings'

    Brees embraces 'championship feelings'

    ESPN.com Oct 2, 2013
    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…
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  • Bucs claim a safety off waivers; Ahmad Black goes unclaimed

    Bucs claim a safety off waivers; Ahmad Black goes unclaimed

    profootballtalk.com Oct 2, 2013
    The 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…
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  • Cameron Wake wants to play this week if he can

    Cameron Wake wants to play this week if he can

    profootballtalk.com Oct 2, 2013
    Cameron 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’…
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  • Even Palmer admits Hardy hit was legal

    Even Palmer admits Hardy hit was legal

    ESPN.com Oct 2, 2013
    CHARLOTTE, 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…
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  • PFT on NBCSN: Patrick Peterson, Week Five storylines

    PFT on NBCSN: Patrick Peterson, Week Five storylines

    profootballtalk.com Oct 2, 2013
    Cardinals 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…
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  • Greg Schiano Really Is As Big An Asshole As You Imagine Him To …

    Greg Schiano Really Is As Big An Asshole As You Imagine Him To Be

    deadspin.com Oct 2, 2013
    The 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...
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  • Saints' run game stuck in reverse

    Saints' run game stuck in reverse

    ESPN.com Oct 2, 2013
    METAIRIE, 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…
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  • SI Now: Can Schiano right the Bucs' ship?

    SI Now: Can Schiano right the Bucs' ship?

    CNNSI.com Oct 2, 2013
    On 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.
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  • Rams running back Daryl Richardson says he is not starting agai…

    Rams running back Daryl Richardson says he is not starting against Jaguars via Twitter

    yahoo.com Oct 2, 2013
    It 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…
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  • Lions will sign Kevin Ogletree

    Lions will sign Kevin Ogletree

    profootballtalk.com Oct 2, 2013
    Receiver 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…
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  • Drew Brees keeps NFC offensive player of the week in the Saints…

    Drew Brees keeps NFC offensive player of the week in the Saints’ hands

    Last 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 …
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  • Bucs bring back a Rutgers player

    Bucs bring back a Rutgers player

    profootballtalk.com Oct 2, 2013
    With 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…
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  • Rashad Johnson at risk of losing more finger

    Rashad Johnson at risk of losing more finger

    profootballtalk.com Oct 2, 2013
    Cardinals 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.…
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  • Wednesday morning one-liners

    Wednesday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Oct 2, 2013
    The 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…
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  • Saints morning report: Jenkins playing big

    Saints morning report: Jenkins playing big

    ESPN.com Oct 2, 2013
    New 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…
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  • Video - 'Sound FX': Sean Payton 03:44

    'Sound FX': Sean Payton

    Oct 2
    New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton is wired for sound as the Saints defeat the Miami Dolphins on "Monday Night Football."
  • Video - The Huddle: What to do with Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman 03:59

    The Huddle: What to do with Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman

    Oct 2
    With rookie Mike Glennon taking over at starting quarterback and accusations flying on both sides, what should the Tampa Bay Buccaneers do with Josh Freeman?
  • Video - Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon: 'Josh has always been there for me' 00:36

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon: 'Josh has always been there for me'

    Oct 2
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon explains how supportive teammate Josh Freeman has been, even during the former starter's difficult situation.
  • Video - Double Coverage: Saints at Bears 04:43

    Double Coverage: Saints at Bears

    Oct 2
    ESPN Saints reporter Mike Triplett and Bears reporter Michael C. Wright break down the week 5 matchup between New Orleans and Chicago.

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    Oct 2
    Unsung 49ers LB NaVorro Bowman deserves recognition and demands opponents' attention, writes Jeffri Chadiha.
  • Jim Trotter: Source: Buccaneers have fined Josh Freeman twice in last mont…

    Oct 2
    Add another layer to the ongoing feud between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and quarterback Josh Freeman, as SI has learned that Freeman has been fined twice by the club in the last month, including once in the last week, for conduct detrimental to the team.…
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    Oct 2
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