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No hesitation: Lovie Smith names Jameis Winston Buccaneers' sta…

No hesitation: Lovie Smith names Jameis Winston Buccaneers' starting QB

yahoo.com profootballtalk.com Updated 8 hours ago
Bad news, Seth Lobato fans: Jameis Winston will be the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' starting quarterback, per head coach Lovie Smith. "Jameis Winston will be our starting quarterback," Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith said Friday. "He'll take first …
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  • Hall of Fame profile: Raiders-Bucs-Jets-Packers executive Ron W…

    Hall of Fame profile: Raiders-Bucs-Jets-Packers executive Ron Wolf

    yahoo.com 10 hours ago
    The Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015 gets inducted on Aug. 8. Shutdown Corner will profile the eight new Hall of Famers, looking at each of their careers and their impact on the game. Ron WolfOakland Raiders 1963-74, 1979-89Tampa Bay Buccaneers…
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  • Gerald McCoy slimmed down before camp

    Gerald McCoy slimmed down before camp

    profootballtalk.com Jul 30 (yesterday)
    Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy didn’t wait for the Buccaneers to start offseason workouts to start his preparation for the 2015 season. McCoy worked out 10 times a week on his own before Tampa’s program got underway and explained that his goal was to rem…
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  • Tigers finally admit their fate, say they're 'rebooting' at the…

    Tigers finally admit their fate, say they're 'rebooting' at the trade deadline

    yahoo.com Jul 29 (2 days ago)
    The Detroit Tigers eked out a tough win Wednesday, topping the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 after Rays' starter Chris Archer carried a perfect game into the seventh inning. The Tigers rallied in the seventh. Justin Verlander pitched his game of the season. It was…
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  • Verlander Outlasts Archer, Tigers Beat Rays 2-1

    Verlander Outlasts Archer, Tigers Beat Rays 2-1

    nytimes.com Jul 29 (2 days ago)
    Justin Verlander's first win this season didn't come easy.
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  • Jason Licht: It’s going to take more than Jameis Winston

    Jason Licht: It’s going to take more than Jameis Winston

    profootballtalk.com Jul 29 (3 days ago)
    The Buccaneers were convinced that quarterback Jameis Winston was the best choice with the first pick in the 2015 draft and they’ve been happy with what they’ve seen from Winston in his brief stint with the team, but General Manager Jason Licht isn’t lo…
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  • Casali Hits 2 HRs to Help Rays Top Tigers 5-2

    Casali Hits 2 HRs to Help Rays Top Tigers 5-2

    nytimes.com Jul 27 (4 days ago)
    Curt Casali homered twice, Nathan Karns took a one-hit shutout into the seventh inning and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Detroit Tigers 5-2 Monday night.
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  • Buccaneers Bring Back Free Agent DL Da’Quan Bowers

    Buccaneers Bring Back Free Agent DL Da’Quan Bowers

    The Buccaneers are giving defensive lineman Da’Quan Bowers another chance to reach the potential that once made him one of the top pass-rushing prospects in all of football, Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune reports. Bowers, a 2011 second-round draft pi…
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  • Six more teams report to training camp today

    Six more teams report to training camp today

    profootballtalk.com Jul 27 (5 days ago)
    A handful of teams have already opened training camps, primarily with just rookies. Today, the numbers get another boost. The Bengals, Broncos, Jaguars, Rams, 49ers and Buccaneers will have rookies report today to kick things off. Veterans in most camps…
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  • Jameis Winston quickly realizes NFL has no offseason

    Jameis Winston quickly realizes NFL has no offseason

    profootballtalk.com Jul 27 (5 days ago)
    In past years, Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston spent the time that wasn’t football season playing baseball. This year, he devoted his offseason exclusively to football. And he has learned something. “The thing about the offseason is you really don…
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  • Orioles Top Rays 5-2 for Second Straight Win

    Orioles Top Rays 5-2 for Second Straight Win

    nytimes.com Jul 26 (5 days ago)
    Nolan Reimold had a two-run double among three hits Sunday, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-2 for their second straight win after a four-game skid.
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  • Beckham's Single Keys Late Rally as Rays Beat Orioles 3-1

    Beckham's Single Keys Late Rally as Rays Beat Orioles 3-1

    nytimes.com Jul 24 (7 days ago)
    The struggling Tampa Bay Rays needed a lift, and Tim Beckham was ecstatic to provide it.
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  • Dolphins move on from Josh Freeman

    Dolphins move on from Josh Freeman

    Quarterback Josh Freeman brought a “beginner’s mentality” to the Dolphins. He’ll now be beginning all over again. The 2009 first-round pick of the Buccaneers has been cut by the Dolphins, per a league source with knowledge of the move. Abruptly dumped b…
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  • Bucs' C.J. Wilson Placed on Reserve/retired List

    Bucs' C.J. Wilson Placed on Reserve/retired List

    nytimes.com Jul 24
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback C.J. Wilson has been placed on the reserve/retired list while he recovers from losing two fingers on his right hand in a July 4 fireworks accident.
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  • Bucs' Wilson 'stepping away' from game to heal

    Bucs' Wilson 'stepping away' from game to heal

    ESPN.com Jul 24
    Bucs' Wilson 'stepping away' from game to heal
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  • C.J. Wilson will “step away” from NFL

    C.J. Wilson will “step away” from NFL

    Buccaneers cornerback C.J. Wilson lost two fingers in a fireworks accident over the July 4 weekend, leaving his father to say that he was happy his son was alive and that thoughts about continuing his football career were secondary. Wilson has given the…
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  • Leiweke resigns from Lightning, Griggs named CEO

    Leiweke resigns from Lightning, Griggs named CEO

    NHL.com Jul 24
    TAMPA BAY – Tampa Bay Lightning Chief Executive Officer Tod Leiweke resigned today to become Chief Operating Officer of the National Football League, Lightning Chairman and Governor Jeff Vinik announced this morning. Vinik also announced that, eff...
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  • Bucs trying to reach new deals for Demar Dotson, Lavonte David

    Bucs trying to reach new deals for Demar Dotson, Lavonte David

    The Buccaneers are trying to do some business with a week before training camp, as they’re still trying to reach new deals for right tackle Demar Dotson and linebacker Lavonte David. According to Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune, Dotson has recently ch…
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  • Anze Kopitar and the elite center mega-contract

    Anze Kopitar and the elite center mega-contract

    yahoo.com Jul 22
    This is the summer of the Steven Stamkos rumor mill. We listen to his words. We parse through them. We then ultimately surmise he won’t sign a long-term extension with the Tampa Bay Lightning now and will go to Toronto in unrestricted free agency next s…
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  • Herrera's Hit in 10th Lifts Phillies Past Rays 5-4

    Herrera's Hit in 10th Lifts Phillies Past Rays 5-4

    nytimes.com Jul 22
    Pinch-hitter Odubel Herrera's RBI single with two outs in the 10th inning lifted the Philadelphia Phillies to a 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 on Wednesday.
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  • Rays pitcher Nathan Karns homers in 1-0 win over Phillies

    Rays pitcher Nathan Karns homers in 1-0 win over Phillies

    Heading into Tuesday's tilt against the Philadelphia Phillies, Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Nathan Karns was 0-for-5 at the plate in his big-league career with three strikeouts. Playing in the American League, Karns doesn't get very many opportunities to prov…
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  • Martin St-Louis says teams were interested, but his heart wasn’…

    Martin St-Louis says teams were interested, but his heart wasn’t in it anymore

    No one expected Martin St-Louis to play forever and coming off of a season in which he scored 21 goals and 52 points in 74 games, he likely could have played one more season. Even St-Louis, at his retirement press conference, admitted that much. But the…
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  • Carter Ashton signs in KHL following 2014-15 season that saw tr…

    Carter Ashton signs in KHL following 2014-15 season that saw trade, suspension

    When he looks back on his career, Carter Ashton will probably consider the 2014-15 campaign one of the most difficult of his career, but he’s ready to start a new chapter in the KHL. The KHL’s Torpedo Nizhy Novgorod announced Tuesday they have signed th…
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  • Video - Buccaneers name Winston starting QB 01:10

    Buccaneers name Winston starting QB

    Jul 31
    Ryan Clark and Field Yates agree that naming Jameis Winston as the starter was the right thing to do at this time of training camp.
  • Video - Winston ready to play football 03:05

    Winston ready to play football

    Jul 28
    Jameis Winston discusses his preparation for Buccaneers training camp and how he will lose weight before the season.
  • Video - How Bucs should develop Jameis Winston 02:37

    How Bucs should develop Jameis Winston

    Jul 27
    Tim Hasselbeck and Bill Polian discuss the expectations for Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston, how Tampa Bay should develop him and the biggest hurdle he faces.
  • Video - Injured Bucs cornerback stepping away to heal 02:19

    Injured Bucs cornerback stepping away to heal

    Jul 24
    ESPN Buccaneers reporter Pat Yasinskas discusses cornerback C.J. Wilson's decision to step away from football in order to focus on healing the hand he injured in a fireworks accident.

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