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Lovie Smith: 1-6 is what Bucs are, but eventually we’ll be bett…

Lovie Smith: 1-6 is what Bucs are, but eventually we’ll be better

profootballtalk.com Updated 12 hours ago
Lovie Smith has won just one of his first seven games as the Buccaneers’ head coach, but he says things are changing in Tampa Bay. Asked if his team is where he wants it to be, Smith answered, “The 1-6 record isn’t. It’s what it is. If the season stoppe…
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  • Gerald McCoy praises Moyer on how he handled QB battle with Man…

    Gerald McCoy praises Moyer on how he handled QB battle with Manziel

    ESPN.com 12 hours ago
    TAMPA, Fla. -- All-Pro defensive tackle Gerald McCoy knows how to deal with the media better than any of the other Buccaneers. He knows he’s the most powerful voice in the locker room, and he isn’t afraid to say what’s on his mind. McCoy, obviously, had…
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  • Major Wright ready to step into starting role

    Major Wright ready to step into starting role

    ESPN.com 13 hours ago
    TAMPA, Fla. – At the end of the preseason, the Buccaneers didn’t think safety Major Wright was good enough to make the roster. Now, he appears to be headed for a starting role. “That’s crazy, but it is what it is now," Wright said Thursday. The Buc…
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  • Mark Barron wasn’t a fan of Lovie Smith’s defense

    Mark Barron wasn’t a fan of Lovie Smith’s defense

    When the Buccaneers traded former seventh overall pick Mark Barron to the Rams for a pair of draft picks this week, it was easy to say that Barron being a poor fit for the defense run by head coach Lovie Smith was the chief reason for the move. Barron d…
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  • Buccaneers vs. Browns Preview

    Buccaneers vs. Browns Preview

    ESPN.com 20 hours ago
    The Cleveland Browns play the third game in a trio of games that are, generously stated, against struggling teams. The Browns lost to winless Jacksonville and beat winless Oakland. Now the 1-6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers come to Cleveland. The Bucs are like th…
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  • Buccaneers re-sign Mike Kafka to practice squad

    Buccaneers re-sign Mike Kafka to practice squad

    profootballtalk.com Oct 30 (yesterday)
    Two days after waiving him from the 53-player roster, the Buccaneers re-signed quarterback Mike Kafka to their practice squad on Wednesday, per the NFL’s transactions. The 27-year-old Kafka has been under contract to Tampa Bay, whether on the roster or …
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  • Doug Martin misses practice with ankle injury

    Doug Martin misses practice with ankle injury

    profootballtalk.com Oct 29 (yesterday)
    There was some trade chatter around Buccaneers running back Doug Martin ahead of Tuesday’s trade deadline, but no one wound up taking him off Tampa’s hands. The Buccaneers still might not have him in the lineup when they travel to Cleveland this weekend…
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  • Bucs not getting much action from first-round picks

    Bucs not getting much action from first-round picks

    ESPN.com Oct 29 (yesterday)
    TAMPA, Fla. -- With Tuesday's trade of safety Mark Barron to the St. Louis Rams, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have only three of their own first-round picks left on the roster. And one of those is defensive end Adrian Clayborn, who is on injured reserve. Th…
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  • Bruce Arians would like to see a later trade deadline

    Bruce Arians would like to see a later trade deadline

    profootballtalk.com Oct 29 (yesterday)
    The trade deadline came and went on Tuesday afternoon with the Buccaneers making trades with the Rams and Patriots while the other 29 teams in the league sat on the sideline. Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said that the team made a few calls and received …
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  • N.F.L. Roundup: Cowboys Awaiting Tests on Tony Romo’s Back Inju…

    N.F.L. Roundup: Cowboys Awaiting Tests on Tony Romo’s Back Injury

    nytimes.com Oct 28 (2 days ago)
    Romo sustained what Coach Jason Garrett called a back contusion during Monday’s loss, with Garrett saying the injury was unrelated to the herniated disk Romo sustained last season.
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  • After acquiring Mark Barron, Rams cut Case Keenum

    After acquiring Mark Barron, Rams cut Case Keenum

    profootballtalk.com Oct 28 (2 days ago)
    When the Rams acquired safety Mark Barron in a trade with the Buccaneers today, someone had to be cut from the Rams’ 53-man roster. Case Keenum was the odd man out. Keenum, a backup quarterback who has been with the Rams for two months, has been release…
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  • Patriots gave up next to nothing to acquire Jonathan Casillas

    Patriots gave up next to nothing to acquire Jonathan Casillas

    profootballtalk.com Oct 28 (2 days ago)
    As expected, the Patriots gave up very little to acquire linebacker Jonathan Casillas in a trade with the Buccaneers today. New England traded its fifth-round pick to Tampa Bay for Casillas and the Buccaneers sixth-round pick, Adam Schefter of ESPN repo…
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  • Safety Mark Barron going to Rams highlights a quiet NFL trade d…

    Safety Mark Barron going to Rams highlights a quiet NFL trade deadline

    yahoo.com Oct 28 (2 days ago)
    In the Twitter age, the rumors and anticipation of the NFL trade deadline always far, far, far outweigh the actual action. But at least this year, there was a former top-10 pick that was moved at the deadline. Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Mark Barron, th…
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  • PFT Live: Anthony Barr, Ike Taylor

    PFT Live: Anthony Barr, Ike Taylor

    profootballtalk.com Oct 28 (3 days ago)
    Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr has made a quick transition to the professional ranks, which helped him make a big play in overtime against the Buccaneers. Barr stripped the ball from Bucs tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins and returned the ball for a to…
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  • The Film Don't Lie: Buccaneers

    The Film Don't Lie: Buccaneers

    ESPN.com Oct 28 (3 days ago)
    A weekly look at what the Tampa Bay Buccaneers must fix: Slow starts have been a major problem for the Bucs this season. The numbers paint an ugly picture. The Bucs have been outscored 72-17 in the first quarter and 54-10 in the second. The problems hav…
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  • Gerald McCoy didn't run from challenge

    Gerald McCoy didn't run from challenge

    ESPN.com Oct 28 (3 days ago)
    TAMPA, Fla. -- If Gerald McCoy had waited until March, he might have gotten more money and he might have landed with a good team. Nobody would have blamed the All-Pro defensive tackle. On the surface, he's stuck in a bad situation. The Tampa Bay Buccane…
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  • Video - Inside Edge: Buccaneers-Browns 00:35

    Inside Edge: Buccaneers-Browns

    Oct 30
    ESPN NFL Insider Mike Sando delivers stats to help you make a pick for Tampa Bay at Cleveland.
  • Video - NFL Live Prediction: Buccaneers-Browns 01:01

    NFL Live Prediction: Buccaneers-Browns

    Oct 29
    The NFL Live crew make their picks for Tampa Bay at Cleveland.
  • Video - Barron Traded To Rams 01:11

    Barron Traded To Rams

    Oct 28
    John Clayton breaks down why he is a little surprised by the Buccaneers' decision to trade Mark Barron to the Rams.
  • Video - Game Balls: Minnesota at Tampa Bay 01:27

    Game Balls: Minnesota at Tampa Bay

    Oct 26
    Vikings reporter Ben Goessling's game ball goes to linebacker Anthony Barr after he forced a fumble and returned the ball for a game-winning touchdown. Pat Yasinkas honors Bucs kicker Patrick Murray after converting two fourth-quarter field goals.

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