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Tedford’s status for Week One not determined yet

Tedford’s status for Week One not determined yet

profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Updated 6 hours ago
Buccaneers offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford recently underwent an undisclosed medical procedure. His return date is similarly unknown. Via JoeBucsFan.com, Tedford wasn’t at practice on Monday. Head coach Lovie Smith said a decision regarding Tedford’s…
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  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers elect captains

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers elect captains

    ESPN.com 8 hours ago
    TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers elected captains Monday and, unlike last year, there was no controversy. Gerald McCoy and Lavonte David were selected the defensive captains and Michael Koenen will represent special teams. The offensive captains …
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  • Gerald McCoy: Bring on the blockers

    Gerald McCoy: Bring on the blockers

    ESPN.com 10 hours ago
    TAMPA, Fla. – In last year’s meetings with the Carolina Panthers, there were times when Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy was tripleteamed. McCoy said Monday that he’d welcome a similar scenario when the Bucs host the Panthers in Sunday…
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  • Confidence helped Patrick Murray win job

    Confidence helped Patrick Murray win job

    ESPN.com 11 hours ago
    TAMPA, Fla. – The new kicker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is a believer -- in himself. While just about everyone assumed incumbent Connor Barth would keep his job, Patrick Murray had a different vision. "I came in here and I believed I was going to…
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  • Buccaneers claim Garrett Gilkey, sign Jeff Demps to practice sq…

    Buccaneers claim Garrett Gilkey, sign Jeff Demps to practice squad

    profootballtalk.com 15 hours ago
    The Buccaneers swung a trade for former Patriots guard Logan Mankins, but that isn’t the only new addition to their offensive line. The team announced that they have claimed Garrett Gilkey off of waivers from the Browns. Gilkey was a seventh-round choic…
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  • Who's returning for the Bucs?

    Who's returning for the Bucs?

    ESPN.com 17 hours ago
    TAMPA, Fla. – When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers left Solomon Patton off their 53-man roster, they seemingly left the kickoff and punt-return jobs wide open. Patton handled the duties through much of the preseason and had fared pretty well. The common assump…
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  • Bucs sign OL, fill practice squad spots

    Bucs sign OL, fill practice squad spots

    ESPN.com Aug 31 (yesterday)
    TAMPA, Fla. – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made a series of roster moves Sunday, including the addition of an offensive lineman and six players signed to the practice squad. The Bucs claimed offensive lineman Garrett Gilkey off waivers from the Cleveland Br…
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  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers cut-down analysis

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers cut-down analysis

    ESPN.com Aug 30 (2 days ago)
    Most significant move: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers took a leap of faith when they released kicker Connor Barth and decided to go with Patrick Murray. Barth was a proven veteran. Murray is an unknown. But Murray had an excellent preseason to win the job. Ba…
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  • Buccaneers finish up cuts, let Major Wright go

    Buccaneers finish up cuts, let Major Wright go

    profootballtalk.com Aug 30 (2 days ago)
    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…
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  • Buccaneers run Jeff Demps off the 53-man roster

    Buccaneers run Jeff Demps off the 53-man roster

    profootballtalk.com Aug 30 (3 days ago)
    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. Demps had vow…
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  • Lovie Smith says a patchwork offensive line can be fine

    Lovie Smith says a patchwork offensive line can be fine

    profootballtalk.com Aug 30 (3 days ago)
    The Buccaneers’ offensive line has been a major question mark all year, and when the season opens next weekend the line will feature a bunch of guys who have never played together as a unit. And coach Lovie Smith says that’s just fine because, according…
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  • Lovie Smith: Lines are key for Buccaneers

    Lovie Smith: Lines are key for Buccaneers

    ESPN.com Aug 29 (3 days ago)
    TAMPA, Fla. -- With the start of the regular season just around the corner, Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith talked about his offensive and defensive lines Friday. You might be a little surprised with what he had to say. Smith had plenty of praise for an of…
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  • Bucs punt kicker Connor Barth for younger alternative

    Bucs punt kicker Connor Barth for younger alternative

    profootballtalk.com Aug 29 (3 days ago)
    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. …
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  • Bucs begin trimming roster

    Bucs begin trimming roster

    ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Aug 29 (3 days ago)
    TAMPA, Fla. – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers began the process of trimming their roster Friday with no major surprises. The Bucs parted ways with 12 players. That leaves the roster count at 63. It has to be down to 53 by Saturday afternoon. Offensive lineman …
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  • Former first-rounder Larry English among Bucs’ early cuts

    Former first-rounder Larry English among Bucs’ early cuts

    profootballtalk.com Aug 29 (3 days ago)
    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…
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  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers' projected roster

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers' projected roster

    ESPN.com Aug 29 (4 days ago)
    Examining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' roster: QUARTERBACKS (2) Josh McCown Mike Glennon The Bucs are content to go with two quarterbacks. RUNNING BACKS (5) Doug Martin Bobby Rainey Mike James Jorvorskie Lane Jeff Demps Rookie Charles Sims should return fr…
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  • Two Redskins go down with knee injuries on Thursday night

    Two Redskins go down with knee injuries on Thursday night

    profootballtalk.com Aug 29 (4 days ago)
    Two players on the roster bubble in Washington may have knee injuries suffered on Thursday bring an end their chances of playing for the team in 2014. Nose tackle Chris Neild and inside linebacker Akeem Jordan were both forced out of the game against th…
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  • Logan Mankins surprised by trade, but knew it was possible

    Logan Mankins surprised by trade, but knew it was possible

    Like most of us, Logan Mankins admitted that he was surprised he was traded to the Buccaneers. But the 32-year-old guard also spent enough time in New England to know that the Patriot Way is built on pragmatism as much as anything else, so swapping a bi…
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  • RG III, Cousins Sit, Redskins Beat Bucs 24-10

    RG III, Cousins Sit, Redskins Beat Bucs 24-10

    nytimes.com Aug 28 (4 days ago)
    Colt McCoy threw for 321 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Washington Redskins to a 24-10 preseason-ending victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday night.
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  • Cam Newton says there is 'no doubt' he'll be starting Week 1 fo…

    Cam Newton says there is 'no doubt' he'll be starting Week 1 for Panthers

    yahoo.com Aug 27 (5 days ago)
    Cam Newton is currently dealing with rib and ankle injuries but he said there's "no doubt" he'll be ready to play in Week 1 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, per the Charlotte Observer. Newton had offseason ankle surgery and has recovered at a…
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  • Cam Newton says there is 'no doubt' he'll be starting Week 1 fo…

    Cam Newton says there is 'no doubt' he'll be starting Week 1 for Panthers

    yahoo.com ESPN.com Aug 27 (5 days ago)
    Cam Newton is currently dealing with rib and ankle injuries but he said there's "no doubt" he'll be ready to play in Week 1 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, per the Charlotte Observer. Newton had offseason ankle surgery and has recovered at a…
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  • Lavonte David a well-kept secret

    Lavonte David a well-kept secret

    ESPN.com Aug 27 (6 days ago)
    TAMPA, Fla. -- The comparisons started among Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans as soon as Lavonte David was drafted in 2012. It seemed far-fetched, or at least very premature, but David instantly was seen as the second coming of Derrick Brooks. These days, that…
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  • Video - Redskins Roll Buccaneers 00:58

    Redskins Roll Buccaneers

    Aug 28
    Colt McCoy threw for 321 yards and two touchdowns in the Redskins' 24-10 win over the Buccaneers.
  • Video - Impact Of Mankins Trade On Patriots 02:15

    Impact Of Mankins Trade On Patriots

    Aug 27
    Adam Caplan and Ron Jaworski discuss why the Patriots traded Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins and the impact it will have on New England.
  • Video - How much will Tom Brady miss Logan Mankins? 02:21

    How much will Tom Brady miss Logan Mankins?

    Aug 26
    Longtime New England Patriots guard Logan Mankins is now with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Should Tom Brady be worried about the renovation made to the Patriots frontline?
  • Video - New England Patriots guard Logan Mankins traded to Tampa Bay Buccaneers 01:05

    New England Patriots guard Logan Mankins traded to Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Aug 26
    The New England Patriots have traded guard Logan Mankins to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for tight end Tim Wright and a draft pick.

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