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Report: Doug Martin, Gerald McCoy unlikely to play Thursday nig…

Report: Doug Martin, Gerald McCoy unlikely to play Thursday night

profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Updated 6 hours ago
The Buccaneers listed defensive tackle Gerald McCoy and running back Doug Martin as questionable for Thursday night’s game against the Falcons, but it doesn’t look like either one of them will be on the field. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that McCo…
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  • White, Martin inactive for Bucs-Falcons tilt

    White, Martin inactive for Bucs-Falcons tilt

    ESPN.com 19 minutes ago
    Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White and Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy and running back Doug Martin have been declared inactive for Thursday night's game.
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  • Bucs QB coach on Josh McCown: He can’t turn ball over like that

    Bucs QB coach on Josh McCown: He can’t turn ball over like that

    profootballtalk.com 10 hours ago
    Before Josh McCown took over the Bears quarterback job in the wake of an injury to Jay Cutler last season, his reputation was not that of an efficient decision maker who gave his teams steady, turnover-free play. McCown had thrown 37 touchdowns and 44 i…
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  • Buccaneers vs. Falcons preview

    Buccaneers vs. Falcons preview

    ESPN.com nytimes.com 12 hours ago
    The Atlanta Falcons (1-1) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-2) had to quickly move past their Week 2 losses. Working on a short week, they'll meet in an NFC South matchup Thursday night at the Georgia Dome. "Any time you play in the division, we talk abo…
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  • Roddy White questionable, Jake Matthews probable for Falcons

    Roddy White questionable, Jake Matthews probable for Falcons

    profootballtalk.com Sep 17 (yesterday)
    Falcons coach Mike Smith said Tuesday that wide receiver Roddy White didn’t need to practice in order to play against the Buccaneers on Thursday night, so you wouldn’t expect the fact that White spent another day on the sideline on Wednesday to have muc…
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  • Clayton's mailbag -- Big NFL free-agent spending not paying off

    Clayton's mailbag -- Big NFL free-agent spending not paying off

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Sep 16 (2 days ago)
    John Clayton's Mailbag: The big-spending Buccaneers, off to an 0-2 start, are the latest example of how money doesn't buy championships.
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  • Bucs turn to Dane Fletcher in the middle

    Bucs turn to Dane Fletcher in the middle

    ESPN.com Sep 16 (2 days ago)
    TAMPA, Fla. – Buccaneers middle linebacker Mason Foster gave a ringing endorsement to the man who is likely to take his place in the starting lineup Thursday night. Foster is expected to sit out with a dislocated shoulder. That means Dane Fletcher likel…
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  • Jake Matthews expects to play this week

    Jake Matthews expects to play this week

    profootballtalk.com Sep 16 (2 days ago)
    Falcons rookie tackle Jake Matthews was forced to the sideline for the team’s loss to the Bengals last Sunday because of a sprained ankle and the prospect of another missed game loomed with Atlanta scheduled to face the Buccaneers this Thursday. Matthew…
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  • Bucs' offensive line improving

    Bucs' offensive line improving

    ESPN.com Sep 16 (2 days ago)
    TAMPA, Fla. -- On Monday, Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith realized it had been several days since he had fielded a media question about the offensive line. “I think just about every time I’ve come in here someone has asked about the offensive lin…
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  • Bucs promote LB Brandon Magee

    Bucs promote LB Brandon Magee

    ESPN.com Sep 15 (3 days ago)
    TAMPA, Fla. -- In what could be a sign that middle linebacker Mason Foster may miss some playing time, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers added a linebacker Monday afternoon. Brandon Magee was promoted from the practice squad. Magee appeared in eight games for th…
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  • Source: Bucs' Foster dislocates shoulder

    Source: Bucs' Foster dislocates shoulder

    ESPN.com Sep 15 (3 days ago)
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers starting linebacker Mason Foster suffered a dislocated shoulder during Sunday's loss to the visiting St. Louis Rams, a source confirmed.
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  • Lovie Smith says Doug Martin would have practiced if Bucs pract…

    Lovie Smith says Doug Martin would have practiced if Bucs practiced

    profootballtalk.com Sep 15 (3 days ago)
    The Buccaneers have a short week this week thanks to their Thursday game against the Falcons and that means they have to produce a simulated practice report for Monday even though they didn’t practice. Coach Lovie Smith said, via Rick Stroud of the Tamp…
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  • The Film Don't Lie: Buccaneers

    The Film Don't Lie: Buccaneers

    ESPN.com Sep 15 (3 days ago)
    A weekly look at what the Tampa Bay Buccaneers must fix: Back in the offseason, there was a lot of talk about how the Buccaneers could use the size of their receiving crew to create all sorts of matchup advantages. But that hasn’t materialized so far, a…
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  • The Film Don't Lie: Falcons

    The Film Don't Lie: Falcons

    ESPN.com Sep 15 (3 days ago)
    A weekly look at what the Falcons must fix: The Atlanta Falcons have to be more physical on both the offensive and defensive lines as they prepare for Thursday night's quick turnaround game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. On offense, right tackle Lama…
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  • Clock was handled properly at end of Rams-Bucs game

    Clock was handled properly at end of Rams-Bucs game

    profootballtalk.com Sep 15 (3 days ago)
    The Buccaneers didn’t get an opportunity to try a game-winning field goal against the Rams on Sunday because of a 10-second runoff resulting from a player injury occurring when Tampa lacked time outs. The rule, aimed at avoiding the fabrication of offen…
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  • Jeff Fisher: Shaun Hill’s our starter when he can play

    Jeff Fisher: Shaun Hill’s our starter when he can play

    profootballtalk.com nytimes.com Sep 15 (3 days ago)
    The Rams looked much better on Sunday than they did in their blowout loss to the Vikings in Week One with quarterback Austin Davis’s performance looming large on the list of reasons why St. Louis beat the Buccaneers 19-17. Davis was 22-of-29 for 235 yar…
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  • Video - Inside Edege: Buccaneers-Falcons 00:38

    Inside Edege: Buccaneers-Falcons

    Sep 18
    ESPN NFL Insider Mike Sando delivers stats to help you make a pick for Tampa Bay at Atlanta.
  • Video - Inside The Huddle: Buccaneers' Free-Agency Acquisitions 00:51

    Inside The Huddle: Buccaneers' Free-Agency Acquisitions

    Sep 18
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 0-2 start once again firms up how difficult it is to fix your team through free-agency.
  • Video - Falcons' Line Needs To Protect Matt Ryan 02:05

    Falcons' Line Needs To Protect Matt Ryan

    Sep 16
    ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure says the offensive line must give quarterback Matt Ryan time to do his job Thursday night against Tampa Bay.
  • Video - Mike Evans' Injury Costs Bucs 00:46

    Mike Evans' Injury Costs Bucs

    Sep 14
    Tampa Bay was unable to get off a final play after Mike Evans was slow to get up after a catch and the Buccaneers fell to the Rams 19-17.

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