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  Buccaneers | Kimario McFadden cut    Mon Sep 22, 06:25 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released S Kimario McFadden from their practice squad.


  Buccaneers | Rashaan Melvin cut from IR    Mon Sep 22, 06:03 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Rashaan Melvin (ankle) was waived from the Reserve/Injured list Monday, Sept. 22, after the two sides reached an injury settlement.


  Buccaneers | Doug Martin returns to practice    Mon Sep 22, 03:10 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (knee) returned to practice Monday, Sept. 22. He did not play Week 3 with a knee injury.

Footballguys view: The Bucs had a short week last week as they "played" against the Falcons on Thursday night in Week 3. We could see Martin on the field this week, but he'll be splitting time with Bobby Rainey. That makes both RB3/flex plays going forward.

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  Buccaneers | Vincent Jackson has fracture    Mon Sep 22, 02:10 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson (wrist) fractured his wrist against the Atlanta Falcons last Thursday night. The fracture is small and Jackson is expected to play this week.

Footballguys view: Not a big deal here. What's a larger issue with the Bucs is their quarterback situation. We should see Mike Glennon take over as the starter since Josh McCown is down with a sprained thumb.

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  Buccaneers | Josh McCown may miss several weeks    Mon Sep 22, 01:55 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh McCown (thumb) is not expected to play in Week 4 against the Pittsburgh Steelers because of his thumb injury and could miss more time if he needs to undergo surgery on the thumb. McCown met with a hand specialist Monday, Sept. 22, and will need to be reevaluated in the next week or two to see if he needs surgery.

Footballguys view: The team has not ruled McCown out for Week 4, but we'd be surprised if he plays against the Steelers this week. The Bucs should consider moving on to Mike Glennon an upgrade considering how poorly McCown has played to this point. The Marc Trestman magic is gone, and McCown is well below even an average starter in the NFL.

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  Buccaneers | Josh McCown to meet with doctor    Sat Sep 20, 12:02 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh McCown (thumb) is scheduled to meet with a specialist Monday, Sept. 22, to have his severely sprained thumb examined. He likely will not be able to play in Week 4.

Footballguys view: McCown was awful prior to the injury Thursday night. If he is fine to come back, or the injury doesn't take long to heal, Glennon might still be a better option. Either way the offense is now going to be a complete concern.

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  Buccaneers | Josh McCown out several weeks    Fri Sep 19, 08:46 PM

Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh McCown (thumb) is undergoing a second test on the thumb injury he suffered in Week 3. He is expected to miss several weeks.

Footballguys view: Mike Glennon will get his chance to vanquish McCown if he can turn this dumpsterfire around. Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans outlooks both improve. Glennon was actually very good for a rookie quarterback and he should be a more dynamic passer than McCown was, especially with the return of offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford to playcalling which will likely come next week at Pittsburgh.

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  Buccaneers | Josh McCown has significant sprain    Fri Sep 19, 06:58 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh McCown (thumb) suffered a significant sprain in the team's Week 3 game, according to an MRI.

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  Buccaneers | Josh McCown to start if healthy    Fri Sep 19, 02:47 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh McCown (thumb) will start Week 4 if he is healthy enough to play, according to head coach Lovie Smith.

Footballguys view: Of course Lovie will go with the choice to attempt to prove that his obviously wrong decision to put this team in the hands of the journeyman was right all along. Against a Steelers defense that is on a string of six straight bad quarters, maybe he'll get some temporary vindication, but Mike Glennon's time is coming soon in Tampa.

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  Buccaneers | Josh McCown to have MRI    Fri Sep 19, 01:04 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh McCown (thumb) is scheduled to have an MRI on a thumb injury Friday, Sept. 19. The belief is that the thumb is sprained.

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  Buccaneers | Gerald McCoy wanted to play    Fri Sep 19, 01:03 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy (hand) said he wanted to play in the team's Week 3 game, but the risk of further injury to his hand was too great.

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  Buccaneers | Josh McCown timetable uncertain    Fri Sep 19, 11:36 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh McCown (thumb) doesn't yet have a defined timetable to return, head coach Lovie Smith said. Smith also didn't address whether QB Mike Glennon would replace McCown whenever the incumbent returns.

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  Buccaneers | Michael Johnson sees time    Fri Sep 19, 03:36 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Michael Johnson (ankle) did not start the game Thursday, Sept. 18, against the Atlanta Falcons. Johnson did play off the bench. He missed the previous game.

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  Buccaneers | No timetable yet on Josh McCown    Fri Sep 19, 03:15 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith said it is too soon to tell how long QB Josh McCown (thumb) may be out following his thumb injury suffered Thursday, Sept. 18, in a 56-14 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Smith also didn't address whether or not QB Mike Glennon might get a chance to start at quarterback even if McCown is healthy.

Footballguys view: McCown has kept the Bucs offense stuck in neutral. Mike Glennon is much better suited to harness the abilities of the twin towers, Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans, and if the Bucs are rational, he'll start against the Steelers in Week 4. No word yet on whether the Bucs are rational.

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Mike Glennon player page


  Buccaneers | Bobby Rainey limited    Fri Sep 19, 02:55 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Bobby Rainey, starting in place of injured RB Doug Martin, only gained 41 yards on 11 carries Thursday, Sept. 18, against the Atlanta Falcons. Rainey rushed for 163 yards in a 2013 game against Atlanta.

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  Buccaneers | Bobby Rainey productive    Fri Sep 19, 02:54 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Bobby Rainey, starting in place of injured RB Doug Martin (knee), led the team with seven catches for 64 yards Thursday, Sept. 18, against the Atlanta Falcons. He rushed 11 times for 41 yards in a lopsided loss.

Footballguys view: Rainey had two fumbles, one particularly egregious, but he returned to the game after short benchings and still ran hard and productively. Doug Martin owners should not be breathing sighs of relief, as Rainey showed he still deserves a big part of this backfield. He might be a good flex play against the Steelers next week.

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  Buccaneers | Josh McCown injury update    Thu Sep 18, 09:57 PM

Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh McCown (thumb) suffered a right thumb injury in Week 3, and is considered questionable to return.

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  Buccaneers | Josh McCown suffers injury    Thu Sep 18, 09:46 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh McCown (hand) went to the locker room after suffering a hand injury during the team's Week 3 game.

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  Buccaneers | Week 3 Inactives    Thu Sep 18, 07:06 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, RB Doug Martin, DL Gerald McCoy, OT Kevin Pamphile, CB Kip Edwards, LB Mason Foster, OG Rishaw Johnson inactive for Week 3.

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  Buccaneers | Doug Martin inactive    Thu Sep 18, 07:01 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (knee) is officially inactive Thursday, Sept. 18.

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  Buccaneers | Doug Martin not expected to be involved    Thu Sep 18, 04:34 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (knee) may not be active in Week 3 against the Atlanta Falcons Thursday, Sept. 18. If he is active, he's not expected to be involved much in the game plan.

Footballguys view: Bump up Rainey, who we are liking as a really good RB2 with some upside. Atlanta hasn't fixed their run defense and Rainey has shown he can rock out when needed. We like him Thursday night.

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  Buccaneers | Gerald McCoy unlikely to play    Thu Sep 18, 02:27 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy (hand) is unlikely to play in Week 3 against the Atlanta Falcons Thursday, Sept. 18. McCoy fractured his hand just four days ago, and he said that playing too soon increased the risk of making the injury worse. With McCoy out, DT Da'Quan Bowers will have a chance to make his presence felt.

Footballguys view: This could be good(ish) news for the Falcons offense. Not having McCoy will weaken the run defense, which could give you a shot at a little more than the expected RB3 numbers for Steven Jackson. It shouldn't impact Matt Ryan all that much, given that we expected solid QB1 numbers from him anyway.

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DaQuan Bowers player page


  Buccaneers | Doug Martin unlikely to play    Thu Sep 18, 12:43 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (knee) is unlikely to play in the team's Week 3 game due to a knee injury, according to a league source. Martin will test the knee out pregame to be sure.

Footballguys view: So much for the RBBC. This should move Rainey up to the level of a RB2 with RB1 upside as he has a great matchup and will get the rock a ton.

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  Buccaneers | Bobby Rainey to start    Thu Sep 18, 10:33 AM

Updating an earlier report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Bobby Rainey will start in Week 3. The decision is not primarily because of RB Doug Martin's (knee) injury, but also because the team really likes Rainey.

Footballguys view: It's a Rainey fantasy points! Hallelujah! Reports are now indicating that Martin will not be able to play tonight against the Falcons. That makes Rainey a RB2 with upside for your fantasy team this week. There are some of you out there that can likely flex start him.

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Bobby Rainey player page


  Buccaneers | Tampa to use RB committee    Thu Sep 18, 09:20 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (knee) and RB Bobby Rainey are expected to split carries in Week 3 and in the near future.

Footballguys view: This will negate some of both running back's production. This wek Martin is a mid-range RB3 while Rainey is just a little behind him. Both are OK starts but are limited because of the split.

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Bobby Rainey player page


  Buccaneers | Gerald McCoy to be game-time decision    Wed Sep 17, 03:47 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy (hand) will be a game-time decision for Week 3, according to head coach Lovie Smith.

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  Buccaneers | Wednesday injury report    Wed Sep 17, 02:23 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Mason Foster (shoulder) has been ruled out for Week 3. DE Michael Johnson (ankle) and DT Gerald McCoy (hand) are listed as questionable, while DE Da'Quan Bowers (abdomen), C Evan Dietrich-Smith (back), OT Demar Dotson (hamstring), DE William Gholston (shoulder), OG Logan Mankins (knee) and FS Bradley McDougald (knee) are listed as probable. Foster did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. Johnson and McCoy were limited during practice, while the rest of the players fully participated in practice.

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Michael Johnson player page
DaQuan Bowers player page
Mason Foster player page
William Gholston player page


  Buccaneers | Austin Seferian-Jenkins ruled out    Wed Sep 17, 02:10 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17, and has been ruled out for Week 3.

Footballguys view: Zero surprise here. Seferian-Jenkins is a talented rookie, but the Bucs offense is not that inspiring. Even when he returns, we're not going to recommend Seferian-Jenkins as a big-time fantasy option.

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  Buccaneers | Doug Martin questionable    Wed Sep 17, 02:09 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 3.

Footballguys view: Martin should play in Week 3, but he should also split time in the backfield with Bobby Rainey. Simply put, Rainey has looked much better than Martin has this year. This RBBC will keep the fantasy value for both around low-end RB2/flex plays.

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  Buccaneers | Pursuing Brian Urlacher?    Wed Sep 17, 03:32 AM

With an injury to LB Mason Foster, rumors have the Tampa Bay Buccaneers pursuing free agent LB Brian Urlacher (Bears). Urlacher resigned Tuesday, Sept. 16, from his Fox Sports 1 analysis job, fueling the speculation. Sources say a signing, if one happens at all, would not occur this week.

Footballguys view: Alright Lovie, let's not get crazy here. Urlacher played most of his career with the Chicago Bears under new Bucs head coach Lovie Smith. With Foster injured, the team has a need at the linebacker position but Urlacher is not the same player he used to be. Urlacher hasn't played since 2012, and getting decent production from him would be nearly impossible. We'll see if the Bucs make a move here.

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  Buccaneers | Rashaan Melvin to IR    Tue Sep 16, 06:31 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Rashaan Melvin (ankle) was placed on Reserve/Injured Tuesday, Sept. 16.


  Buccaneers | Doug Martin limited at practice     Tue Sep 16, 05:10 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (knee) was limited at practice for the second straight day Tuesday, Sept. 16.

Footballguys view: Martin just doesn't look good anymore. That's the simple way to put it, but the mystery remains as to why. Even when fully healthy over the last two years, he does not look like the rookie who was the 3rd-best fantasy running back in 2012. Bobby Rainey has played his way into a larger role with the team.

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  Buccaneers | Austin Seferian-Jenkins a no-go    Tue Sep 16, 04:57 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (ankle) did not practice for the second straight day Tuesday, Sept. 16.

Footballguys view: The Bucs play on Thursday night, so it looks like their large rookie tight end may not be able to go. Check the injury report on Wednesday to see if he can play.

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Austin Seferian-Jenkins player page


  Buccaneers | Tuesday practice report    Tue Sep 16, 04:56 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Mason Foster (shoulder) and DT Gerald McCoy (hand) did not practice Tuesday, Sept. 16. C Evan Dietrich-Smith (back), DE William Gholston (shoulder), DE Michael Johnson (ankle) and OG Logan Mankins (knee) were limited, while DE Da'Quan Bowers (abdomen), OT Demar Dotson (hamstring) and S Bradley McDougald (knee) practiced in full.

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Michael Johnson player page
DaQuan Bowers player page
Mason Foster player page
William Gholston player page


  Buccaneers | Three miss practice    Tue Sep 16, 03:32 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Mason Foster (shoulder), DT Gerald McCoy (hand) and TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (ankle) all did not participate in practice Tuesday, Sept. 16.

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Austin Seferian-Jenkins player page


  Buccaneers | No cast for Gerald McCoy    Tue Sep 16, 01:05 PM

Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy (hand) is not wearing a cast on his hand, but it is swollen.

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  Buccaneers | Gerald McCoy to be game day decision    Tue Sep 16, 12:49 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy (hand) said he will not know if he will be able to play in the team's Week 3 game until the morning of Thursday, Sept. 18.

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  Buccaneers | Dane Fletcher might start in Week 3    Mon Sep 15, 10:45 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Dane Fletcher might get the start in Week 3 against the Atlanta Falcons Thursday, Sept. 18, if LB Mason Foster (shoulder) is unable to go.

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  Buccaneers | Three could replace Gerald McCoy    Mon Sep 15, 10:44 PM

If Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy (hand) is unable to play in the Week 3 game against the Atlanta Falcons Thursday, Sept. 18, head coach Lovie Smith said Monday, Sept. 15, that the team would employ a three-man rotation that includes DTs Da'Quan Bowers, Clinton McDonald and Akeem Spence.

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DaQuan Bowers player page
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  Buccaneers | Monday's practice report    Mon Sep 15, 10:43 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Mason Foster (shoulder), DT Gerald McCoy (hand) and TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (ankle) were listed as missing practice Monday, Sept. 15. The league requires teams to put out an injury report Monday when they have a game Thursday, but generally teams do not practice.

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Mason Foster player page
Austin Seferian-Jenkins player page


  Buccaneers | Mason Foster has dislocated shoulder    Mon Sep 15, 06:30 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Mason Foster (shoulder) suffered a dislocated shoulder in the team's Week 2 loss to the St. Louis Rams, according to a source. He's not expected to play in Week 3 versus the Atlanta Falcons Thursday, Sept. 18, and LB Dane Fletcher would likely replace him in the starting lineup.

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  Buccaneers | Make roster moves    Mon Sep 15, 05:24 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers promoted LB Brandon Magee from the practice squad, CB Rashaan Melvin (ankle) was waived/injured and LB Ka'lial Glaud was added to the practice squad.

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  Buccaneers | Doug Martin should play in Week 3    Mon Sep 15, 10:41 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (knee) has a good chance to play in Week 3 on Thursday Night Football. The team held him out of the Week 2 game to ensure that he would be ready for Week 3 at Atlanta. RB Bobby Rainey, who had 22 carries for 144 yards in Week 2, could be heavily involved as well.

Footballguys view: Rainey looks better than Martin. It's a tough pill to swallow for some, but that's what we've seen unfold so far in 2014. We think Rainey has played his way into a RBBC with Martin based on his solid play.

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  Buccaneers | Gerald McCoy has broken hand    Mon Sep 15, 03:05 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy (hand) reportedly suffered a broken hand during the team's game Sunday, Sept. 14, against the St. Louis Rams. The team and McCoy have not determined whether he will play through the injury.

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  Buccaneers | Mason Foster injured    Sun Sep 14, 07:02 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Mason Foster (shoulder) left the Week 2 game against the St. Louis Rams due to a shoulder injury and will not return.

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  Buccaneers | Gerald McCoy back on bench    Sun Sep 14, 05:11 PM

Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Gerald McCoy (hand, wrist) re-emerged from the locker room in the second quarter of the Week 2 game against the St. Louis Rams with his left hand/wrist area taped up. McCoy still appears to be in some discomfort on the bench.

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  Buccaneers | Gerald McCoy leaves game    Sun Sep 14, 04:42 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Gerald McCoy (undisclosed) left the field in the first quarter of the Week 2 game against the St. Louis Rams due to an undisclosed injury.

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  Buccaneers | Week 2 Inactives    Sun Sep 14, 02:54 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared DE Michael Johnson, OG Rishaw Johnson, RB Doug Martin, DB Rashaan Melvin, OT Kevin Pamphile, TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins inactive for Week 2.

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  Buccaneers | Doug Martin inactive    Sun Sep 14, 02:44 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (knee) has been declared inactive for Week 2.

Footballguys view: Bobby Rainey gets the start as this "minor" injury has sidelined Martin. The Bucs are playing Thursday night, so Martin is obviously questionable for Week 3 with a short week of rest.

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  Buccaneers | Doug Martin will not play    Sun Sep 14, 12:52 PM

Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (knee) will be inactive for the team's Week 2 game.

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