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Health issues behind him, Michael Koenen ready to make comeback

Health issues behind him, Michael Koenen ready to make comeback

yahoo.com Updated May 27 (3 days ago)
Punter Michael Koenen was not on an NFL team in 2015, for the first time in a decade. Instead, the former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Atlanta Falcons specialist was fighting for his health, and watching his weight drop well below his normal playing weight.…
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  • Winston eating better, estimates he’s lost 18 pounds

    Winston eating better, estimates he’s lost 18 pounds

    profootballtalk.com May 28 (yesterday)
    Four weeks after teammate Johnathan Banks said he went from “fat” to “looking like a defensive back,” Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston shared some details of how he’s dropped an estimated 18 pounds over the last three months. Winston told ESPN.com …
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  • Lions waive Tim Wright

    Lions waive Tim Wright

    profootballtalk.com May 26 (4 days ago)
    The Buccaneers traded tight end Tim Wright to the Patriots just before the start of the 2014 season, claimed him off of waivers from the Patriots last June and then traded him to the Lions for kicker Kyle Brindza in August. Now they have another chance …
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  • Bucs add two defensive backs

    Bucs add two defensive backs

    profootballtalk.com May 26 (4 days ago)
    The Buccaneers Thursday announced the signings of cornerback Javien Elliott and safety Kimario McFadden. Elliott is an undrafted rookie out of Florida State. He’s a former walk-on who became a productive player at Florida State last season and previousl…
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  • After fireworks accident, C.J. Wilson hopes to resume career in…

    After fireworks accident, C.J. Wilson hopes to resume career in CFL

    profootballtalk.com May 25 (5 days ago)
    The Buccaneers waived cornerback C.J. Wilson from their reserve-retired list Wednesday, clearing the way for Wilson to resume his career in the Canadian Football League. Wilson lost two fingers on his right hand in a fireworks accident last July 4. Per …
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  • Bucs moving practices to morning in hopes of avoiding worst of …

    Bucs moving practices to morning in hopes of avoiding worst of Florida heat

    profootballtalk.com May 25 (5 days ago)
    Dirk Koetter won’t take on another team as the head coach of the Buccaneers for a few months, but he’s found an opponent to game plan against this spring. That opponent goes by the name of Mother Nature and Koetter is hoping to limit her impact on his t…
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  • Jameis Winston is glad to have Roberto Aguayo in Tampa

    Jameis Winston is glad to have Roberto Aguayo in Tampa

    profootballtalk.com May 24 (6 days ago)
    Last year, the Buccaneers not surprisingly made a former Florida State quarterback the first overall pick in the draft. This year, the Bucs surprisingly used a second-round pick to acquire kicker Roberto Aguayo. “It’s special to have another Seminole on…
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  • If Brady deserves punishment, why not the same as for Stickum?

    If Brady deserves punishment, why not the same as for Stickum?

    profootballtalk.com May 24 (6 days ago)
    Remember when Buccaneers running back Errict Rhett was caught violating league rules by tampering with equipment in an effort to give himself a better grip on the football? You probably don’t, because in that case the NFL didn’t launch a months-long, mu…
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  • One bettor really believes in the Bucs

    One bettor really believes in the Bucs

    Long shots are in fashion, thanks to Leicester City’s 5,000-to-one upset by winning the English Premier League title. At least one bettor has plunked down a nice chunk of money on a far more plausible proposition for the upcoming NFL season. Our friend …
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  • Did Bucs have a first-round grade on kicker Roberto Aguayo?

    Did Bucs have a first-round grade on kicker Roberto Aguayo?

    In a long, fascinating story in Pewter Report, which looked back at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' recent draft class, some very interesting news popped up. It appears they earmarked a first-round grade on a kicker. That, of course, would be Florida State's …
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  • Buccaneers G.M. thinks he drafted three first-rounders this yea…

    Buccaneers G.M. thinks he drafted three first-rounders this year

    Buccaneers General Manager Jason Licht took some heat for trading into the second round to take a kicker. But part of the reason Licht didn’t mind is that he thought Florida State’s Robert Aguayo was a first-round talent. Then again, Licht’s confident i…
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  • Bucs OC says he was “dead wrong” about Jamies Winston

    Bucs OC says he was “dead wrong” about Jamies Winston

    It’s rare to get honesty from NFL coaches about player evaluations, even if it’s after the fact and especially if it requires humility. But along with Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter saying he initially preferred quarterback Marcus Mariota to the guy he g…
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  • Saints signing former Bucs kicker Connor Barth

    Saints signing former Bucs kicker Connor Barth

    Connor Barth became expendable in Tampa Bay when the Buccaneers drafted a kicker in the second round. But he’s not going far. Per Adam Schefter of ESPN, the veteran kicker is heading to New Orleans now to sign with the Saints. Barth has been a solid kic…
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  • “Special year” for John Lynch includes two Rings of Honor

    “Special year” for John Lynch includes two Rings of Honor

    Safety John Lynch is still waiting for his invitation to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. In the interim, he’ll be joining the immortals this year of not one but two NFL franchises. The Buccaneers already have decided to put Lynch in their Ring of Honor. …
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  • Jerramy Stevens in trouble with the law again

    Jerramy Stevens in trouble with the law again

    Former Seahawks and Buccaneers tight end Jerramy Stevens is once again in trouble with the law. This time a bench warrant has been issued for Stevens’ arrest over a probation violation stemming from his 2015 drunk driving conviction, TMZ reports. In tha…
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  • Buccaneers sign A.J. Francis

    Buccaneers sign A.J. Francis

    The Buccaneers have added another piece to their defensive line. The team announced Tuesday that they have signed defensive tackle A.J. Francis. Francis was dropped by the Seahawks last week to make room for players signed after trying out at Seattle’s …
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  • Ravens sign Ducasse, Josh Johnson

    Ravens sign Ducasse, Josh Johnson

    The Ravens on Monday announced the signings of quarterback Josh Johnson and offensive lineman Vladimir Ducasse. Johnson, 30, is a veteran of eight seasons who was most recently with the Bills. He’s started five games and played in 29; all of his starts …
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  • Aguayo has no experience kicking in cold weather

    Aguayo has no experience kicking in cold weather

    The Buccaneers are confident that kicker Robert Aguayo will thrive. It’s unknown whether he’ll thrive in adverse weather conditions. Aguayo, a Florida native and second-round pick who never missed an attempt shorter than 40 yards at Florida State, appea…
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  • Noah Spence signs with Buccaneers

    Noah Spence signs with Buccaneers

    One of the harder prospects to peg on boards leading up to last month’s draft was defensive end Noah Spence, whose pass rushing ability made him look like a first-round pick while the positive drug tests that led to his dismissal from Ohio State made it…
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  • Dirk Koetter: With so much pressure, you need a game management…

    Dirk Koetter: With so much pressure, you need a game management coach

    The Buccaneers made big changes to their coaching staff this offseason after they fired Lovie Smith and hired Dirk Koetter as their new head coach. One of the new hires is Andrew Weidinger, whose job title is listed as assistant wide receivers coach/gam…
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  • Buccaneers continue to turn over bottom of roster with two move…

    Buccaneers continue to turn over bottom of roster with two moves

    For some teams, 90 roster spots aren’t nearly enough, so they keep churning the bottom. The Buccaneers added two new names Wednesday, claiming safety John Lowdermilk off waivers from the Vikings, and signing wide receiver Freddie Martino, per Greg Auman…
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  • Bucs sign sixth-rounder Danny Vitale

    Bucs sign sixth-rounder Danny Vitale

    During the early rounds of the 2016 NFL draft, Dick Vitale announced one of the Tampa Bay draft picks — with the kind of characteristically over-the-top flair that should make all NFL fans grateful he gravitated toward basketball. Later in the process, …
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  • Buccaneers sign sixth-rounder Devante Bond

    Buccaneers sign sixth-rounder Devante Bond

    The Buccaneers got their first-round pick under contract on Friday and they moved closer to getting the entire class signed by agreeing to a deal with sixth-round linebacker Devante Bond as well. Bond became the 183rd overall pick of the draft last Satu…
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  • Buccaneers sign first-rounder Vernon Hargreaves

    Buccaneers sign first-rounder Vernon Hargreaves

    Vernon Hargreaves signed his first contract before his first practice with the Buccaneers. The team announced the 11th overall pick had signed his rookie deal, making him their third draft choice to get a deal done, and continuing the trend of early sig…
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  • Licht addresses decision to draft Noah Spence, Roberto Aguayo

    Licht addresses decision to draft Noah Spence, Roberto Aguayo

    The Buccaneers got the guy everyone thought they’d take in round one of the 2016 draft, after they were able to trade down two spots to acquire cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III. It was in the second round that things got more interesting. With their ori…
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  • Buccaneers get deals done with a pair of their draft picks

    Buccaneers get deals done with a pair of their draft picks

    The Buccaneers joined the pick-signing party, reaching deals with a pair of their own. The team announced they had signed fourth-round defensive back Ryan Smith, and agreed to terms with fifth-round offensive lineman Caleb Benenoch. The Bucs have five m…
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  • Video - Inside the Huddle: Most improved teams 01:41

    Inside the Huddle: Most improved teams

    May 9
    ESPN NFL analyst John Clayton looks at the most improved teams around the NFL.
  • Video - Martin Gramatica advises Roberto Aguayo 03:42

    Martin Gramatica advises Roberto Aguayo

    May 9
    Former kicker Tampa Bay Buccaneers talks about the success of the Mexican Robert Aguayo in the NCAA and offers advice for his professional debut with the Bucs.
  • Video - Clayton: Jags, Bucs, Lions among draft winners 01:27

    Clayton: Jags, Bucs, Lions among draft winners

    May 2
    ESPN NFL senior writer John Clayton breaks down which teams improved the most in the 2016 NFL draft.
  • Video - Roberto Aguayo speaks with ESPN Deportes 02:24

    Roberto Aguayo speaks with ESPN Deportes

    Apr 30
    ESPN Deportes' Pablo Viruega talks with the newest addition of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Mexican kicker, Robert Aguayo, of the Florida State Seminoles.