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  • Virtual reality training for QBs is the NFL's new wave (and it'…

    Virtual reality training for QBs is the NFL's new wave (and it's pretty cool)

    yahoo.com Updated 1 hour ago
    When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers invested in a virtual reality system to help train their players including rookie quarterback Jameis Winston, it made a lot of sense. This generation was raised on interactive games. They learned in a different way than jus…
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  • Sterling Moore might have edge for Bucs at nickelback

    Sterling Moore might have edge for Bucs at nickelback

    ESPN.com 7 hours ago
    Sterling Moore might have edge for Bucs at nickelback
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  • Akeem Spence to PUP as Bucs get to 75 players

    Akeem Spence to PUP as Bucs get to 75 players

    profootballtalk.com 8 hours ago
    There wasn’t a chance that the Buccaneers would have defensive tackle Akeem Spence for the first week of the season after he was suspended by the league for violating the substance abuse policy. They won’t have him for at least the five weeks after that…
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  • A Tim Jennings-Lovie Smith reunion looks likely in Tampa

    A Tim Jennings-Lovie Smith reunion looks likely in Tampa

    profootballtalk.com 9 hours ago
    Tim Jennings played three seasons for Lovie Smith in Chicago, and now may be ready to play for Smith again. Jennings, the veteran cornerback who was cut by the Bears on Monday, is in Tampa Bay visiting the Buccaneers. The Bucs have announced the visit, …
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  • Bucs save some money, cut punter Michael Koenen

    Bucs save some money, cut punter Michael Koenen

    profootballtalk.com 13 hours ago
    The Buccaneers have proven themselves willing to move on from money spent by previous administrations, with the latest coming on special teams. According to Rick Stroud and Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, the Buccaneers have released veteran punter M…
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  • Rays Back Archer With 3 HRs in 6-3 Victory Over Orioles

    Rays Back Archer With 3 HRs in 6-3 Victory Over Orioles

    nytimes.com 22 hours ago
    Chris Archer pitched six shutout innings, and the Tampa Bay Rays hit three home runs in a 6-3 victory over the fading Baltimore Orioles on Monday night.
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  • Machado begins DP in first start at SS

    Machado begins DP in first start at SS

    MLB.com 23 hours ago
    It was not too much of a stretch (literally) for Manny Machado to make his first Major League start at shortstop Monday against the Tampa Bay Rays.
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  • Kevin Kiermaier proves he can fly, robs Manny Machado of a home…

    Kevin Kiermaier proves he can fly, robs Manny Machado of a home run

    yahoo.com Aug 31 (yesterday)
    Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier is known for his stellar defense in the outfield. That hasn't come across lately, as Kiermaier looked silly on a recent home run ball that hit the catwalk. [Check out Big League Stew on Tumblr for even more base…
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  • What’s holding up Stamkos and Kopitar extensions? The ‘R’ word

    What’s holding up Stamkos and Kopitar extensions? The ‘R’ word

    thehockeynews.com yahoo.com Aug 31 (yesterday)
    If you’re Steve Yzerman, you should have had Steven Stamkos signed to an eight-year contract extension more than a month ago. Same goes for Dean Lombardi and his dealings with Anze Kopitar. It’s simple really. These guys are franchise players. Sign them…
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  • Dirk Koetter: Sprained ankle limiting Jameis Winston

    Dirk Koetter: Sprained ankle limiting Jameis Winston

    profootballtalk.com Aug 31 (yesterday)
    After Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston limped off the field in the team’s second preseason game and didn’t return to the game, coach Lovie Smith said the decision to remove him from the game wasn’t made because of an injury. Winston was limping on …
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  • Flurry of NFL trades go down; should Lions' Eric Ebron be conce…

    Flurry of NFL trades go down; should Lions' Eric Ebron be concerned?

    yahoo.com Aug 31 (yesterday)
    Monday was a busy day in the NFL for trades, even if none of them involved major players. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded tight end Tim Wright to the Detroit Lions to give them another pass-catching tight end. But isn't that what Eric Ebron, the 10th ov…
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  • Lovie Smith: Offensive line play “unacceptable”

    Lovie Smith: Offensive line play “unacceptable”

    profootballtalk.com Aug 31 (yesterday)
    The Buccaneers hope they have their quarterback for years to come in Jameis Winston and now they need to work on finding offensive linemen who can do more than help him up after taking a hit from an opposing defensive player. Winston has been sacked sev…
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  • Buccaneers trade Tim Wright to Lions

    Buccaneers trade Tim Wright to Lions

    profootballtalk.com Aug 31 (yesterday)
    Tim Wright’s well-traveled NFL career is taking another turn. The Buccaneers have traded Wright to the Lions, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. In what has to be an NFL first, this is actually the second consecutive year that the Buccaneers have trad…
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  • Of the rookie QBs, Marcus Mariota’s having the steadier preseas…

    Of the rookie QBs, Marcus Mariota’s having the steadier preseason

    profootballtalk.com Aug 31 (yesterday)
    Time will tell whether the Buccaneers made the right call going with Jameis Winston over Marcus Mariota, more so than preseason stats or the Sept. 13 regular season opener. But what the first two picks in this year’s draft have shown thus far is that wh…
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  • Guyer, Kiermaier Hit HRs Help Rays Beat Royals 3-2

    Guyer, Kiermaier Hit HRs Help Rays Beat Royals 3-2

    nytimes.com Aug 30 (2 days ago)
    A couple of solo home runs from unlikely sources and four strong innings of relief were just enough for the Tampa Bay Rays to get their first and only win of the season over the Kansas City Royals.
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  • Buccaneers drop 10, including seventh-rounder Joey Iosefa

    Buccaneers drop 10, including seventh-rounder Joey Iosefa

    profootballtalk.com Aug 30 (2 days ago)
    The Buccaneers have made their first moves on the way to 75 players and one of the guys jettisoned was part of their 2015 draft class. The team has waived seventh-round running back Joey Iosefa. Iosefa played tailback in college at Hawaii, but was moved…
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  • Buccaneers not about to bench rookie offensive linemen

    Buccaneers not about to bench rookie offensive linemen

    ESPN.com Aug 30 (2 days ago)
    Buccaneers not about to bench rookie offensive linemen
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  • McCown Throws 2 TD Passes to Lead Browns Over Bucs

    McCown Throws 2 TD Passes to Lead Browns Over Bucs

    nytimes.com Aug 29 (3 days ago)
    The Cleveland Browns were a tough matchup for Jameis Winston.
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  • Moustakas Has 3 RBIs, Royals Beat Rays 6-3

    Moustakas Has 3 RBIs, Royals Beat Rays 6-3

    nytimes.com Aug 29 (3 days ago)
    Mike Moustakas had three hits and three RBIs, Kendrys Morales kept up his torrid two-out hitting and the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-3 on Saturday night.
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  • Not much precedent for notable August QB trades

    Not much precedent for notable August QB trades

    profootballtalk.com Aug 28 (4 days ago)
    With the top two picks in the 2015 NFL Draft, Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota, immediately installed as starters for their respective teams, it’s easy to assume that there’s been outside interest in young quarterbacks already on those rosters, Mike Gl…
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  • Mike Evans: I could play on hamstring, but no reason to risk it

    Mike Evans: I could play on hamstring, but no reason to risk it

    profootballtalk.com Aug 28 (4 days ago)
    The Buccaneers shut wide receiver Mike Evans down for the rest of the preseason this week because of the hamstring injury he suffered in last week’s game, but Evans isn’t showing much concern that the injury will impact him once the regular season gets …
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  • Leslie Frazier is totally cool with his boss taking over his jo…

    Leslie Frazier is totally cool with his boss taking over his job

    profootballtalk.com Aug 28 (5 days ago)
    Lovie Smith hasn’t said much about his himself, but Buccaneers defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier said he was fine with his head coach taking over defensive play-calling duties. Smith made the change this offseason, cutting the coordinator out of the …
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  • Video - Bayless sold on Jameis Winston 01:30

    Bayless sold on Jameis Winston

    Aug 31
    Skip Bayless discusses Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston's athleticism and leadership, which he believes will help Winston have success in the NFL.
  • Video - Winston struggling in preseason 01:03

    Winston struggling in preseason

    Aug 30
    Mark Dominik examines the cause of Jameis Winston's struggles in the preseason.
  • Video - Browns beat up Winston, Bucs 01:04

    Browns beat up Winston, Bucs

    Aug 29
    Jameis Winston connects on six of 15 pass attempts for 90 yards with an interception and gets sacked four times in Cleveland's 31-7 win over Tampa Bay.
  • Video - Winston throws interception in first quarter 00:24

    Winston throws interception in first quarter

    Aug 29
    Buccaneers rookie QB Jameis Winston's pass is intercepted by Browns CB Charles Gaines as Winston tries to connect with WR Russell Shepard on a third down.

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