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Buccaneers make Gerald McCoy highest paid DT in NFL history

Buccaneers make Gerald McCoy highest paid DT in NFL history

There aren't many defensive tackles who are the face of their franchise, but Gerald McCoy probably is the face of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. At very least, he's paid like it now. McCoy signed a contract extension through the 2021 season, giving him a sev…
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  • $32.25 million guaranteed, as a practical matter, for McCoy

    $32.25 million guaranteed, as a practical matter, for McCoy

    profootballtalk.com 1 hour ago
    The Buccaneers have announced that defensive tackle Gerald McCoy has signed a seven-year extension. Some have reported the guaranteed money as being in excess of $50 million. But how much is really guaranteed as of right now? At signing, McCoy is fully …
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  • Watch Brian Boyle help push Lightning reporter through tough wo…

    Watch Brian Boyle help push Lightning reporter through tough workout

    thehockeynews.com 8 hours ago
    Brian Boyle is, undoubtedly, one of the hardest working big-bodied forwards in the NHL. A defensive monster throughout his career, Boyle eats tough minutes and isn’t afraid to get in front of a booming shot. Off the ice, however, Boyle works just as har…
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  • Winnipeg has the shots but Tampa Bay has the goals as Lightning…

    Winnipeg has the shots but Tampa Bay has the goals as Lightning down Jets 4-2

    NHL.com 20 hours ago
    WINNIPEG - A well-rested Tampa Bay Lightning got off half as many shots at one point but made a lot more count as they beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-2 Friday night behind solid goaltending from Ben Bishop. Steven Stamkos, Jonathan Drouin, Vladisla...
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  • Jonathan Drouin scores his first NHL goal on a slick snap shot

    Jonathan Drouin scores his first NHL goal on a slick snap shot

    thehockeynews.com 20 hours ago
    After spending last year in junior and missing the start of this season with a broken thumb, former Tampa Bay Lightning third overall pick Jonathan Drouin has his first NHL goal in just his third game. With Nikita Kucherov holding the puck behind the Wi…
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  • Maddon Opts Out of Contract, Leaves Rays

    Maddon Opts Out of Contract, Leaves Rays

    Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon has exercised an opt-out clause and has left the organization with one year remaining on his contract, the Major League Baseball team said on Friday.
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  • Josh McCown making progress for Bucs

    Josh McCown making progress for Bucs

    ESPN.com Oct 24 (yesterday)
    TAMPA, Fla. -- After a full week of practice, Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown said he’s pleased with the progress of his injured right thumb. McCown has been out since suffering the injury in a Week 3 loss to Atlanta. He began practicing on Monday. “…
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  • Bucs' Lavonte David has history with Vikings' Teddy Bridgewater

    Bucs' Lavonte David has history with Vikings' Teddy Bridgewater

    ESPN.com Oct 24 (yesterday)
    TAMPA, Fla. – If Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David and Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater cross paths on Sunday – which they almost certainly will – it won’t be the first time. When David was a senior at Miami’s Northwestern High, Bridgew…
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  • Vincent Jackson hears trade talk, but wants to stay in Tampa

    Vincent Jackson hears trade talk, but wants to stay in Tampa

    profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Oct 23 (2 days ago)
    Because the trade deadline is coming up, and because the Buccaneers are in flux, and because Vincent Jackson is 31, it’s reasonable to think he’ll make phones ring. But the veteran wide receiver said Thursday he wants to stay put, and fix things with th…
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  • Lightning reassign Luke Witkowski to Syracuse

    Lightning reassign Luke Witkowski to Syracuse

    NHL.com Oct 23 (2 days ago)
    TAMPA BAY –The Tampa Bay Lightning have reassigned defenseman Luke Witkowski to the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Witkowski, 6-foot-2, 213 pounds, was recalled...
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  • Gerald McCoy: Bucs defense is “soft,” makes too many excuses

    Gerald McCoy: Bucs defense is “soft,” makes too many excuses

    profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Oct 23 (2 days ago)
    Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy looks at the Buccaneers defense from a different vantage point from outside observers but he’s reached the same conclusion. It’s not a good unit. The Bucs are allowing more yards per game than any team in the league and McC…
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  • Buccaneers sign linebacker Orie Lemon away from Chiefs

    Buccaneers sign linebacker Orie Lemon away from Chiefs

    profootballtalk.com Oct 23 (2 days ago)
    The Bucs filled an unexpected roster spot Thursday, finding another defensive player to take the spot created by Da’Quan Bowers‘ two-week PED suspension. The team announced they had signed linebacker Orie Lemon off the Chiefs practice squad. Lemon has b…
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  • Vikings vs. Buccaneers preview

    Vikings vs. Buccaneers preview

    ESPN.com Oct 23 (2 days ago)
    Don't expect any fine offensive displays Sunday at Raymond James Stadium. That's because the Minnesota Vikings and Tampa Bay Buccaneers both are struggling on offense. The Vikings (2-5) and Bucs (1-5) are starting young quarterbacks and ranked near the …
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  • Lovie Smith: Suspended players hurt Buccaneers

    Lovie Smith: Suspended players hurt Buccaneers

    ESPN.com Oct 22 (3 days ago)
    TAMPA, Fla. – Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith almost never criticizes players publicly. But he made an exception Wednesday. Smith said he was disappointed in fullback Jorvorskie Lane and defensive lineman Da'Quan Bowers, who each were suspended for the nex…
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  • Signs point to Mike Glennon for Bucs

    Signs point to Mike Glennon for Bucs

    ESPN.com Oct 22 (3 days ago)
    TAMPA, Fla. – The early signs Wednesday were that Mike Glennon will be the Buccaneers’ starting quarterback on Sunday against Minnesota. Glennon went first among the quarterbacks during the portion of practice that was open to the media. He also spoke t…
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  • Bucs rookie RB Charles Sims returns to practice

    Bucs rookie RB Charles Sims returns to practice

    ESPN.com Oct 22 (3 days ago)
    TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have an extra running back at Wednesday’s practice. Rookie Charles Sims will practice for the first time since the preseason. Sims has been on injured reserve with the designation to return due to an ankle in…
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  • Grab The Buccaneers New Era On Field Classic 39THIRTY Flex Hat!

    Grab The Buccaneers New Era On Field Classic 39THIRTY Flex Hat!

    buccaneersgab.com Oct 22 (3 days ago)
    New Era has released an excellent new Buccaneers hat for the 2014 season, and now you can get it officially from their site – HERE! This Bucs NFL 2014 On Field 39THIRTY Cap features an embroidered (raised) Buccaneers logo on front, stitched New Era® fla…
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  • Memorable night for young guns as three rookies register first …

    Memorable night for young guns as three rookies register first point

    thehockeynews.com Oct 22 (3 days ago)
    In 50 years, there will be three separate sets of grandkids hearing tell of Tuesday night’s NHL action. The reason being for rookies Jonathan Drouin, Adam Lowry, and Seth Griffith, it was the night they registered their first NHL point. The Bruins’ Grif…
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  • Video - McCoy Signs $98M Extension 00:47

    McCoy Signs $98M Extension

    Oct 25
    ESPN Buccaneers reporter Pat Yasinskas discusses the Buccaneers signing DT Gerald McCoy to a seven-year extension worth $98 million.
  • Video - Maddon Exercises Opt-Out Option 01:46

    Maddon Exercises Opt-Out Option

    Oct 24
    ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney discusses why Joe Maddon exercised the opt-out clause in his contract with the Rays and identifies the teams that could be interested in hiring him.
  • Video - Maddon's Future 03:01

    Maddon's Future

    Oct 24
    Doug Glanville and Mark Mulder discuss Joe Maddon's future after the manager opted out of his contract with the Tampa Bay Rays.
  • Video - Inside Edge: Vikings-Buccaneers 00:32

    Inside Edge: Vikings-Buccaneers

    Oct 23
    ESPN NFL Insider Mike Sando delivers stats to help you make a pick for Minnesota at Tampa Bay.

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