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Sean Weatherspoon returning to practice, says he’ll play

Sean Weatherspoon returning to practice, says he’ll play

profootballtalk.com Updated Nov 21, 2012
The Falcons are apparently getting a boost to their defense when they need it the most. According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon is returning to practice today, and said he plans to play…
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  • Arrelious Benn could be headed for injured reserve

    Arrelious Benn could be headed for injured reserve

    profootballtalk.com Nov 21, 2012
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Arrelious Benn’s 2012 season could be a coming to a premature end. According to Mike Garafolo of the USA Today, Benn could be headed to season-ending injured reserve. Benn did not practice with the Buccaneers on Wednes
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  • Bucs must face Falcons powerful passing

    Bucs must face Falcons powerful passing

    tampabay.com Nov 21, 2012
    By Rick Stroud, Times Staff Writer Wednesday, November 21, 2012 TAMPA - From his new spot at safety, Ronde Barber has a bird's-eye view of the Falcons' three-headed passing attack. But no matter the vantage point, the Bucs' 16-year veteran is impressed.
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  • Bucs must reduce hits quarterback Josh Freeman absorbs

    Bucs must reduce hits quarterback Josh Freeman absorbs

    tampabay.com ESPN.com Nov 21, 2012
    By Joe Smith and Stephen F. Holder, Times Staff Writers Wednesday, November 21, 2012 TAMPA - All around the NFL, the headlines offer examples of something no team wants: an injured quarterback.With the Eagles' Michael Vick, the Bears' Jay Cutler, the 49
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  • TE Nate Byham "riding the wave" with Bucs

    TE Nate Byham "riding the wave" with Bucs

    tampabay.com Nov 21, 2012
    Lost in the shuffle of Sunday’s crazy, come-from-behind victory was the first career touchdown by Bucs backup tight end Nate Byham. Byham, 24, a third-year-pro out of Pittsburgh, caught a three-yard touchdown in the back of the end zone in the first qua
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  • Schiano: Too early to tell if Wright will play

    Schiano: Too early to tell if Wright will play

    tampabay.com Nov 21, 2012
    Bucs cornerback Eric Wright did not practice Wednesday as he continues to deal with a nagging Achilles injury, and coach Greg Schiano said it's "too early to tell" if he'll be able to play Sunday. Wright has started, but missed big chunks of t…
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  • Barber, Gonzalez defying age

    Barber, Gonzalez defying age

    ESPN.com Nov 21, 2012
    TAMPA, Fla. -- Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano has a reputation for being a hard-edged guy. Some of that’s probably deserved (see his defense when another team lines up in the victory formation), but sometimes Schiano shows another side to the media. He”
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  • Live from One Buccaneer Place

    Live from One Buccaneer Place

    ESPN.com Nov 21, 2012
    TAMPA, Fla. -- The rivalry between Atlanta and Tampa Bay might not be quite as intense as the one the Falcons have with the New Orleans Saints, but Sunday’s game between Atlanta and the Buccaneers suddenly has become fairly significant. The Bucs (6-4) a
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  • Anthony Gaitor to return to practice for Buccaneers

    Anthony Gaitor to return to practice for Buccaneers

    profootballtalk.com Nov 21, 2012
    Second-year cornerback Anthony Gaitor is closing in on a return for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Gaitor will resume practicing with the Buccaneers on Wednesday according to the team’s official site after being forced to miss the last six weeks while on inj
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  • Video - Blogger Blitz: Stopping Doug Martin 00:33

    Blogger Blitz: Stopping Doug Martin

    Nov 21
    NFC South blogger Pat Yasinskas talks about how the Falcons can slow down Tampa Bay's Doug Martin
  • Video - Countdown Daily AccuScore: ATL-TB 00:53

    Countdown Daily AccuScore: ATL-TB

    Nov 21
    Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Falcons-Buccaneers

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    Nov 21
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    Nov 21
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