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  Buccaneers | Bernard Reedy signs with Tampa    Fri Feb 5, 08:18 AM

Free-agent WR Bernard Reedy (Falcons) signed a future contract Thursday, Feb. 4.

Footballguys view: Reedy is a pint-sized slot receiver who could figure into a Falcons wide receiver picture that is bereft of end of the depth chart talent entering 2016.

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  Buccaneers | Doug Martin wants to stay in Tampa Bay    Thu Feb 4, 09:37 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin said he wants to sign a new deal to stay with the team but would also play if he is given the franchise tag.

Footballguys view: Martin had a bounce-back season in 2015 after two seasons set back by injury and inconsistency. We have a feeling the Bucs keep him around in 2016 and beyond. He'll be a key cog (again) in Dirk Koetter's offense.

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  Buccaneers | Tampa Bay has interest in Braxton Miller    Sun Jan 31, 09:57 PM

Ohio State WR Braxton Miller said the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have shown interest in him and have remained in contact with him since Senior Bowl practices.

Footballguys view: Adding Miller would make a lot of sense for a team like the Bucs. They are set on the outside with guys like Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson. However, they could use another quality target out of the slot. That's where Miller could come in. Right now, Miller is considered a second- or third-round pick in the 2016 NFL draft. He's an explosive playmaker who is a threat to score anytime he touches the ball.

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  Buccaneers | Mike Evans led league in drops in 2015    Fri Jan 29, 01:12 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers new offensive coordinator/wide receivers coach Todd Monken stated in his introductory news conference that is top priority will be to coach the team's receivers. His top priority will be finding a way to cut down on WR Mike Evans' league-leading 11 drops.

Footballguys view: Evans had a disappointing season in 2015. Not only did he drop too many passes, Evans struggled to create separation or make many big plays. We have a good feeling that Evans will bounce back in a big way in 2016.

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  Buccaneers | Vincent Jackson returning    Fri Jan 29, 12:27 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson will return to the team in 2016. The Buccaneers were 4-4 with him and 2-6 without him in the lineup in 2015.

Footballguys view: Jackson has a $9.7 million cap hit next year, and he's set to be a free agent in 2017. The Bucs may ask him to take a pay cut or extend him to lower that number for 2016. However, they could just pay him the full price and see if the veteran can stay healthy in a contract year. Jackson can obviously be a big part of what they do on offense, and his presence helps out young WR Mike Evans.

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  Buccaneers | New Bucs coordinator wants big plays    Thu Jan 28, 05:58 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Todd Monken said he wants to design and run more explosive plays and trick plays in 2016. 'We don't need more five-yard plays,' Monken said. 'How can we be explosive? That's what the game's about. People like big plays. I like big plays.'

Footballguys view: Explosive plays are fine, but trick plays make you nervous. Gimmicks every once in a while, maybe but hopefully he doesn't get too cute and hurt Jameis Winston's development.

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  Buccaneers | TB talking extension with Doug Martin    Wed Jan 27, 10:05 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and RB Doug Martin's representatives have started discussing a contract extension. Martin, who is slated to be a free agent in 2016, finished second for the league rushing title behind Adrian Peterson. He also scored six touchdowns. If the team cannot work out an extension they do not plan on using the franchise tag on him.

Footballguys view: Martin had a bounce-back year in 2015 after two seasons of disappointment. He can be the workhorse for the Bucs offense, and his play helps establish the offense. In four years, Martin has finished as the 3rd-best fantasy running back twice (2012, 2015). So long as he's healthy, Martin is a proven top-5 player for fantasy owners.

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  Buccaneers | Todd Monken to be Bucs OC    Sun Jan 24, 04:53 PM

Southern Mississippi head coach Todd Monken has been hired by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to be their new offensive coordinator. Monken will also serve as the team's wide receivers coach.

Footballguys view: Monken and new head coach Dirk Koetter spent four seasons together when they were with the Jaguars. In addition to helping turn Southern Mississippi's program around, Monken was also an offensive coordinator at Oklahoma State.

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  Buccaneers | Mike Evans underperforms in 2015    Tue Jan 19, 06:55 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans scored just three times and only caught 74 passes on 147 targets last season.

Footballguys view: These numbers had to be somewhat expected with a rookie QB making the adjustment to the NFL. Evans is still a supreme talent, and his numbers should get back on the rise as Jameis Winston improves in 2016.

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  Buccaneers | Doug Martin endorsed by head coach    Sat Jan 16, 11:14 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter said during his introductory press conference that he wants RB Doug Martin to be re-signed this offseason.

Footballguys view: There you have it. Martin was rejuvenated this year under Koetter's guidance, and it's wise for the team to invest in the veteran back. So long as he's healthy, Martin can be one of the best backs in the game. We don't think Martin hits the open market as the Bucs will have a small window to retain their own free agents in March.

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  Buccaneers | Jon Hoke hired    Sat Jan 16, 11:58 AM

Former Chicago Bears assistant coach Jon Hoke has been hired by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as their new defensive backs coach, according to a source.

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  Buccaneers | Tampa Bay hiring two coaches    Fri Jan 15, 04:12 PM

Miami Dolphins linebackers coach Mark Duffner and Cincinnati Bengals defensive line coach Jay Hayes has been hired by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Duffner will serve as the linebackers coach, while Hayes will be the defensive line coach.

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  Buccaneers | Mike Smith joins Tampa Bay    Fri Jan 15, 02:41 PM

Former Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith was named the Tampa Bay Buccaneers new defensive coordinator Friday, Jan. 15. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: The Giants and Dolphins sniffed around Smith as a potential head coach, but he didn't land either job. Smith has a good mind for defensive football, and there's no shame in the fact that he might be a much better coordinator than he will ever be a head coach. It's interesting to note that new head coach Dirk Koetter served as Smith's offensive coordinator when the two were with the Falcons a few years ago.

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  Buccaneers | Mike Smith expected to join Bucs    Fri Jan 15, 02:00 PM

Former Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith is expected to become the new defensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to a source. Smith is Tampa's No. 1 option.

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  Buccaneers | Dirk Koetter signs five-year deal    Fri Jan 15, 10:00 AM

Updating previous reports, Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter signed a five-year deal Friday, Jan. 15.

Footballguys view: The Bucs had to be concerned about losing Koetter to another team, and that's why they shipped off Lovie Smith to essentially just promote their OC. The move gives continuity for Jameis Winston and the offense. We'll see if the Bucs can build off a roller coaster 2015 season.

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  Buccaneers | Dirk Koetter becomes Bucs' head coach    Thu Jan 14, 06:23 PM

Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter has been promoted to head coach.

Footballguys view: It took a long time to go a short distance, for the Buccaneers to hire the guy we all knew was their choice from the beginning. The Bucs didn't want Koetter to leave and now we will see if the gamble is worth it.

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  Buccaneers | Dirk Koetter close to deal with Bucs    Thu Jan 14, 06:02 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter is closing in on a deal to become Tampa Bay's new head coach, according to a source. The deal should be done shortly.


  Buccaneers | Dirk Koetter hasn't been offered job    Wed Jan 13, 11:35 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter has not been offered the team's head coaching job, according to sources Wednesday, Jan. 13. In fact, he hasn't received any head coaching offers yet.

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  Buccaneers | Dirk Koetter new Bucs coach?    Wed Jan 13, 08:32 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter is telling the team's assistant coaches that he will be the next head coach of the team, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Promoting Koetter is the only thing that makes sense after Lovie Smith was let go. This gives Jameis Winston a bridge to next season as he prepares for year two in the NFL. Koetter knows how to craft an effective offense, but we think the Bucs will be in the market for some help at wide receiver this offseason.

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  Buccaneers | Dirk Koetter interviewing with Bucs    Tue Jan 12, 04:20 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter interviewed with the Buccaneers for their vacant head coaching position Tuesday, Jan. 12. Koetter is considered the favorite to be hired as Tampa Bay's new head coach.

Footballguys view: They should just hand him the gig. This is an internal promotion basically, and perhaps the main reason behind the decision to get rid of Lovie Smith. Koetter worked well with QB Jameis Winston this season, and keeping the coach around would greatly help Winston take even greater strides in 2016.

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  Buccaneers | Sean McDermott to meet with Bucs Saturday    Fri Jan 8, 01:42 PM

Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott will interview for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coaching position Saturday, Jan. 9.

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  Buccaneers | Harold Goodwin to interview with Bucs    Fri Jan 8, 12:42 PM

Arizona Cardinals offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin will interview for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coaching position.

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  Buccaneers | Sean McDermott interviewing with Bucs    Fri Jan 8, 12:51 AM

Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott will interview for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coaching position this weekend.

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  Buccaneers | Interesting year for Charles Sims    Thu Jan 7, 07:40 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims finished with more than 1,000 total yards and four receiving touchdowns in 2015, but he did not score on the ground.

Footballguys view: He gets his yards through the air as well. We don't expect that to change though a new coach could change up how much a role he has in 2016.

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  Buccaneers | Dirk Koetter the front-runner in Tampa    Thu Jan 7, 12:41 PM

Updating a previous item, Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter appears to be the front-runner to become the team's next head coach. The Buccaneers will 'go through the process' of searching for a new head coach, but the eventual target seems obvious in Koetter. Koetter has never been a head coach in the NFL. He's also drawing interest from other NFL teams.

Footballguys view: As expected. They will need to fulfill the Rooney Rule of course and will turn over some stones but this was all about keeping Koetter in place.

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  Buccaneers | Tampa assistant coaches not invited back    Thu Jan 7, 12:08 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive backs coach Gill Byrd, safeties coach Mikal Smith (former head coach Lovie Smith's son) and defensive assistant Larry Marmie were not retained by the Buccaneers.

Footballguys view: Anybody involved in the underwhelming defense shouldn't be surprised. If Lovie Smith wasn't getting saved, nobody was.

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  Buccaneers | Dirk Koetter a head coaching candidate    Thu Jan 7, 12:01 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter is a candidate for the Bucs head coaching vacancy and will be interviewed, according to an NFL source.

Footballguys view: With a solid season out of rookie quarterback Jameis Winston, the last thing the Bucs want to do is send everything askew with a massive change. Rumor has it that Koetter had one foot out of the door, so they decided they would promote him. How true that is might be up for discussion but it's clear Tampa Bay really wants things to stay smooth for their new franchise quarterback.

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  Buccaneers | Leslie Frazier let go    Thu Jan 7, 10:50 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier will not have his 2016 option picked up.

Footballguys view: Not surprising given how underwhelming the defense was. While Lovie Smith also rightfully gets criticism for the defense, it was Frazier's job to whip it into shape and that didn't happen.

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  Buccaneers | Jameis Winston to have new HC    Wed Jan 6, 10:41 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston will have a new head coach for the 2016 season, as the team announced they have fired head coach Lovie Smith Wednesday, Jan. 6.

Footballguys view: Stability is important and this is unfortunate since Winston did pretty well this year. Rumor has it this was all to keep offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter in house and if that's the case - and he ends up head coach - the transition might be smooth.

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  Buccaneers | Tampa Bay fires Lovie Smith    Wed Jan 6, 10:31 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers fired head coach Lovie Smith Wednesday, Jan. 6, after two seasons.

Footballguys view: That it happened while surprising, isn't shocking since Lovie Smith's defense has cratered the last two seasons. How it happened - late at night, announced via website and allegedly fired by phone - is strange and unfortunate. The current rumor is offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter was considering jumping ship and they panicked, not wanting to lose him and rock the boat for Jameis Winston. Whatever the reason, the Bucs are now behind in the coaching search game as many teams fired their coaches Sunday night.

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  Buccaneers | Doug Martin completes bounce-back year    Mon Jan 4, 05:00 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin finished the 2015 season with 1,673 total yards and seven total touchdowns.

Footballguys view: Just in time for a new contract! Martin is set to hit free agency in 2016, but we can't imagine the Bucs letting him go. After two down seasons, Martin again showed why he's one of the best running backs in the league. We'll see if the two sides can come to an agreement as the Bucs will have a small window to sign Martin before free agency begins in 2016.

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  Buccaneers | Jorvorskie Lane out for the game    Sun Jan 3, 04:56 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers FB Jorvorskie Lane (leg) suffered a lower leg injury during the team's Week 17 game and will not return.

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  Buccaneers | Tampa's Week 17 inactives    Sun Jan 3, 03:28 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared TE Brandon Myers, LB Darius Eubanks, OT Gosder Cherilus, DL Kourtnei Brown, RB Mike James, QB Ryan W. Griffin, TE Tevin Westbrook inactive for Week 17.

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  Buccaneers | Doug Martin has extension talks    Sat Jan 2, 11:35 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin has recently had contract extension talks with the team, according to general manager Jason Licht.

Footballguys view: What a turnaround for Martin. After a tremendous and highly-productive rookie season, Martin had two years where he was set back by injuries and inconsistency. Now, it looks like he may be sticking around in Tampa for the foreseeable future. The two sides are only in the early stages at this point, but Martin has indicated that he is interested in returning to the team.

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  Buccaneers | Friday injury report for Week 17    Fri Jan 1, 08:06 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers FS Chris Conte (knee) has been ruled out for the Week 17 game against the Carolina Panthers. DT Da'Quan Bowers (non-injury), DE Kourtnei Brown (groin), DE William Gholston (hip), FB Jorvorskie Lane (illness), OG Logan Mankins (knee) and CB Sterling Moore (ankle) are listed as probable. Conte did not participate in practice Friday, Jan. 1, while the other players fully participated in practice.

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  Buccaneers | Week 17 Thursday practice report    Thu Dec 31, 04:11 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Da'Quan Bowers (non-injury), S Chris Conte (knee) and FB Jorvorskie Lane (illness) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 31. DE William Gholston (hip), OG Logan Mankins (knee) and CB Sterling Moore (ankle) were limited. DE Kourtnei Brown (groin) participated fully.

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  Buccaneers | OC wants Doug Martin back    Wed Dec 30, 10:21 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin will be a free agent after the season ends, and offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter wants him back. 'I'll lobby hard,' Koetter said Wednesday, Dec. 30.

Footballguys view: With the way Martin ran this year, Koetter should want him back. Entering free agency, the Bucs will have a small window of time to sign Martin before he hits the open market. After starting out hot as a rookie, Martin's career was put off track by injuries and inconsistencies. He's bounced back with over 1,300 yards rushing so far this year. His 5.0 yards per carry average is the best of his career. We'll see if the two sides can get a deal done.

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  Buccaneers | Tevin Westbrook promoted    Wed Dec 30, 08:01 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Tevin Westbrook was promoted from the practice squad to the active roster Wednesday, Dec. 30.


  Buccaneers | Wednesday practice report for Week 17    Wed Dec 30, 07:09 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers OG Logan Mankins (knee) and CB Sterling Moore (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 30. DE Kourtnei Brown (groin), S Chris Conte (knee) and DE William Gholston (hip) were limited.

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  Buccaneers | Vincent Jackson placed on IR    Wed Dec 30, 01:10 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson (shoulder) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, Dec. 30, with a nagging shoulder injury that has bothered him all season.

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  Buccaneers | Mike Evans held out of end zone    Sun Dec 27, 09:45 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans hauled in four receptions for 61 yards in the Week 16 game against the Chicago Bears. He was targeted eight times.

Footballguys view: Evans was very quiet in this game with Vincent Jackson after having many huge games with him on the sidelines this year. His development this year didn't quite go as planned after an early hamstring injury, but he is still on track to be a WR1 with Jameis Winston as his long-term quarterback.

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  Buccaneers | ASJ answers fantasy owners' prayers    Sun Dec 27, 09:44 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins posted two receptions for 60 yards in the Week 16 game against the Chicago Bears, including a Hail Mary 43-yard touchdown grab. He was targeted four times.

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  Buccaneers | Charles Sims totals 117 yards, score    Sun Dec 27, 09:43 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims rushed four times for 45 yards in the Week 16 game against the Chicago Bears with three receptions for a team-best 72 yards and a touchdown on five targets.

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  Buccaneers | Doug Martin limited to 49 yards, TD    Sun Dec 27, 09:41 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin rushed 17 times for just 49 yards in the Week 16 game against the Chicago Bears, although he was able to find the end zone once. He also had a six-yard catch on his only reception with three targets.

Footballguys view: Martin fell behind in the league rushing title race and he'll have a tough draw against the Panthers next week.

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  Buccaneers | Jameis Winston tosses pair of TDs    Sun Dec 27, 09:39 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston completed 15 of his 29 pass attempts for 295 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in the Week 16 game against the Chicago Bears. He also ran four times for 10 yards.

Footballguys view: Winston was aided by a hail mary or he would have been a dud in what looked like a good matchup. He won't be an advisable play against the Panthers trying to lock up the #1 seed next week.

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  Buccaneers | Tampa's Week 16 inactives    Sun Dec 27, 11:56 AM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared TE Brandon Myers, FS Chris Conte, WR Evan Spencer, DL Kourtnei Brown, RB Mike James, QB Ryan W. Griffin, WR Vincent Jackson inactive for Week 16.

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  Buccaneers | Friday injury report for Week 16    Fri Dec 25, 06:15 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Akeem Spence (ankle) has been ruled out for the Week 16 game against the Chicago Bears. DE Kourtnei Brown (groin) and FS Chris Conte (knee) are listed as doubtful. OG Logan Mankins (knee) is listed as questionable, while LB Bruce Carter (ankle), DE George Johnson (calf) and DT Gerald McCoy (hand) are listed as probable. Brown and Spence did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 25. Conte and Mankins were limited during practice, while Carter, Johnson and McCoy fully participated in practice.

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  Buccaneers | Vincent Jackson will not play    Fri Dec 25, 06:02 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 25, and has been ruled out for the Week 16 game against the Chicago Bears.

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  Buccaneers | Mike Evans in elite company    Thu Dec 24, 10:09 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans went over 1,000 yards for the year in Week 15, becoming the eighth receiver in NFL history to eclipse 1,000 yards in his first two seasons in the league.

Footballguys view: Evans missed time too! Expect another great day against the Chicago Bears and put Evans in as a WR1 this weekend.

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  Buccaneers | Vincent Jackson absent again    Thu Dec 24, 02:37 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson (knee) missed practice for the second straight day Thursday, Dec. 24.

Footballguys view: What a disappointing season for Jackson, who won't be a safe start this week anyway. We like Mike Evans though, and he should put up WR1 numbers.

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