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  Buccaneers | Luke Stocker sidelined    Wed Apr 23, 09:10 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Luke Stocker (undisclosed) was on the sidelines for the voluntary workout Wednesday, April 23, due to an undisclosed ailment. 'That's hurting guys like him,' head coach Lovie Smith said.

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  Buccaneers | Johnny Manziel option for top pick    Wed Apr 23, 02:28 PM

Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel is on a short list of players the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are heavily considering selecting in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, according to a source. It is not known how many players are on the team's list of candidates.

Footballguys view: Rumors have been swirling for a few weeks that new head coach Lovie Smith likes Manziel a lot, but it could be a ploy to induce a trade up from a team coveting Manziel into the top 7. The Bucs signed Josh McCown and also got a relatively successful season from 2013 third-round pick Mike Glennon, but neither truly precludes drafting Manziel at #7 if they think he is a special quarterback prospect.

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  Buccaneers | Marquis Spruill visits    Wed Apr 23, 01:23 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have met with Syracuse LB Marquis Spruill this offseason.

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  Buccaneers | Jeff Demps to focus on football    Wed Apr 23, 12:57 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Jeff Demps said he has put his track career on hold for now and will focus solely on football.

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  Buccaneers | Da'Quan Bowers does not practice    Tue Apr 22, 04:08 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Dashon Goldson (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Tuesday, April 22.

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  Buccaneers | Dashon Goldson does not practice    Tue Apr 22, 04:07 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers FS Dashon Goldson (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Tuesday, April 22.

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  Buccaneers | Mark Barron does not practice    Tue Apr 22, 04:06 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers SS Mark Barron (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Tuesday, April 22.

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  Buccaneers | Tim Wright may see time at wide receiver    Tue Apr 22, 01:28 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Timothy Wright said he may see time at wide receiver this year in some formations. Wright last played wide receiver in college.

Footballguys view: The Buccaneers have no proven #2 wide receiver, and even if they draft one in the first or second round, that just pushes their problem to the #3 wide receiver spot. If Wright can play a regular role in the passing game as a #3 wideout, but retain his tight end eligibility in fantasy leagues, he could have fantasy relevance again this year.

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  Buccaneers | Carl Nicks will be ready for training camp    Tue Apr 22, 01:13 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers OG Carl Nicks (foot) said he is not ready to practice right now but is comfortable in saying he will be ready for training camp.

Footballguys view: Nicks' absence hurt the Bucs running game last year, so this is terrific news for Doug Martin owners.

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  Buccaneers | Not expected to pick up Adrian Clayborn's option    Mon Apr 21, 02:15 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are not expected to exercise the fifth-year option in DE Adrian Clayborn's contract. The team does not plan on trading Clayborn at any point this offseason.

Footballguys view: Clayborn looked like a star in the making during his rookie year, but a torn ACL derailed his development. He might be better served as a rotational player, or even someone who kicks inside at times like his former teammate and current Seattle Seahawk, Michael Bennett.

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  Buccaneers | Work out Jon Halapio    Mon Apr 21, 12:59 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers worked out Florida OG Jon Halapio. He played his senior year with a torn pectoral muscle but is recovered now.

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  Buccaneers | Mike James doing well in rehab    Wed Apr 16, 12:44 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Mike James (ankle) said he is happy with the progress he has made in his recovery from an ankle injury and that he has been able to run and cut. James would not said if he will participate in the team's upcoming minicamp.

Footballguys view: Good news for the Buccaneers here. Monitor James during training camp as he'll be competing with Bobby Rainey for the primary backup job behind Doug Martin. That's critical information for those wanting to handcuff a back to Martin in their fantasy drafts.

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  Buccaneers | Solomon Patton works out    Tue Apr 15, 11:46 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers worked out University of Florida WR Solomon Patton this week.

Footballguys view: Patton is a lightning quick receiver who can make defenders miss after the catch. He's dangerous in space as a return man, and Patton is a threat to score every time he gets the ball after the catch.

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  Buccaneers | Gerald McCoy won't hold out    Tue Apr 15, 05:23 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy said he will be in attendance when training camp starts this summer no matter where the status of his contract talks are.

Footballguys view: McCoy is entering the final year of his contract in 2014. He's currently scheduled to make over $10 million this season. New Bucs head coach Lovie Smith has called re-signing McCoy a priority.

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  Buccaneers | Derek Carr to visit    Fri Apr 11, 01:49 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will visit with Fresno State QB Derek Carr Wednesday, April 16.

Footballguys view: Carr (and his family) have a history with new OC Jeff Tedford. He's an option for the Bucs in the first or second round. Josh McCown was added in free agency, and he's likely to begin the season as the starter. If Carr was added, he would compete with Mike Glennon to be the primary backup and future starter at the position.

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  Buccaneers | James Wilder Jr. works out    Fri Apr 11, 01:12 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers worked out Florida State RB James Wilder Jr. Friday, April 11.

Footballguys view: His father, James Wilder, played for the Bucs during his pro career. Wilder Jr. is a power back who offers little wiggle or nuance to his game. He smashes it between the tackles well, but Wilder Jr. is not going to outrun anybody or break ankles in the open field.

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  Buccaneers | Cut Patrick Scales     Wed Apr 9, 04:53 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers cut OL Patrick Scales Wednesday, April 9.

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  Buccaneers | Lavelle Hawkins contract update    Wed Apr 9, 01:49 PM

Updating a previous report, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed WR Lavelle Hawkins to a one-year deal worth $730,000. Hawkins will receive a $65,000 bonus if he is on the roster for Week 1.

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  Buccaneers | Major Wright contract update    Wed Apr 9, 01:39 PM

Updating a previous report, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed SS Major Wright to a one-year deal worth $730,000. The deal includes a $65,000 signing bonus.

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  Buccaneers | Johnny Manziel will visit    Wed Apr 9, 12:30 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are scheduled to meet with Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel Thursday, April 10.

Footballguys view: The Buccaneers are not sold on Mike Glennon as their future quarterback. Adding Manziel might be an option for the new Love Smith regime in Tampa. They added free agent Josh McCown to fill the gap until they find their next franchise quarterback.

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  Buccaneers | Visit with Jimmy Garoppolo    Tue Apr 8, 03:58 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers visited with Eastern Illinois QB Jimmy Garoppolo Tuesday, April 8.

Footballguys view: Garoppolo remains a hot name for teams in need of a quarterback in the late first or early second round. His setup, release, arm strength, and accuracy are all near ideal at times in clean pockets, but he struggles mightily with pressure.

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  Buccaneers | Mike Glennon told best players will play    Tue Apr 8, 01:44 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Mike Glennon said head coach Lovie Smith told him the best players will play, and that includes the quarterback position.

Footballguys view: Glennon will have to compete with free-agent addition Josh McCown for the starting job in 2014. McCown has the experience, but Glennon has the stronger arm. We'll see if the Bucs want to add a rookie quarterback to the mix as well. New OC Jeff Tedford has strong ties to Derek Carr (Fresno State) and his family.

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  Buccaneers | Mike Glennon thinks he can win starting job    Tue Apr 8, 01:22 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Mike Glennon still thinks he has a shot at winning the starting job in 2014.

Footballguys view: It's good that Glennon believes that as he'll have tough competition for the starting job. The Buccaneers went out and added veteran QB Josh McCown in free agency. McCown played well last year in relief of Jay Cutler, and he has to be considered the frontrunner for the starting job at this time because of his experience.

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  Buccaneers | Marvin Booker waived    Mon Apr 7, 03:36 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have waived LB Marvin Booker.

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  Buccaneers | C.J. Fiedorowicz visits    Mon Apr 7, 02:31 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are meeting with Iowa TE C.J. Fiedorowicz Monday, April 7. The team conducted a private workout with Fiedorowicz in the past.

Footballguys view: Fiedorowicz is a huge tight end with the ability to snuff out defenders as a blocker. He's not a threat to stretch the deep middle seam, but Fiedorowicz can be a red zone target and reliable receiver on underneath routes.

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  Buccaneers | Lavelle Hawkins signed    Mon Apr 7, 02:08 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed free-agent WR Lavelle Hawkins (Chargers). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: This is not an exciting move for fantasy owners. Hawkins will compete for one of the last spots on the depth chart. He can also help on special teams.

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  Buccaneers | Teddy Bridgewater visiting    Mon Apr 7, 02:01 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are scheduled to meet with Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater Monday, April 7.

Footballguys view: It's clear the Buccaneers are looking for a quarterback of the future. Veteran Josh McCown was added in free agency, and he'll likely be the starter in 2014. Behind McCown is Mike Glennon, but the strong-armed second-year QB was not drafted by this regime.

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  Buccaneers | Finalizing deal with Lavelle Hawkins    Sat Apr 5, 11:42 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are finalizing a deal with free-agent WR Lavelle Hawkins (Chargers). Some minor language in the contract is still being hashed out.

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  Buccaneers | Two options at RG    Fri Apr 4, 11:51 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers OG Oniel Cousins and OT Jamon Meredith appear to be the top two candidates for the starting right guard job in 2014. The team could add another candidate in free agency or the draft.

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  Buccaneers | Likely would have cut Mike Williams    Fri Apr 4, 11:40 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers likely would have released WR Mike Williams this weekend if they were not able to trade him to the Buffalo Bills.

Footballguys view: Teams first look to trade a player before he's outright released. Williams needed a fresh start, and is reunited with his former college coach Doug Marrone.

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  Buccaneers | Expected to add Lavelle Hawkins    Fri Apr 4, 07:28 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are expected to sign free-agent WR Lavelle Hawkins (Chargers).

Footballguys view: Hawkins doesn't do much to strengthen the team's weak wide receiver corps. He'll be a reserve player who can contribute on special teams.

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  Buccaneers | Major Wright agrees to terms    Fri Apr 4, 07:23 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed to terms with free-agent SS Major Wright (Bears) on a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Buccaneers | Expected to sign Major Wright    Fri Apr 4, 04:41 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are expected to sign SS Major Wright (Bears) Friday, April 4. Terms of the expected agreement have not been disclosed.

Footballguys view: All former Bears are going to be linked to new Buccaneers head coach (and former Bears head coach) Lovie Smith. Wright isn't the player he used to be, but should help give the Bucs veteran depth in the secondary.

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  Buccaneers | Mike Williams traded    Fri Apr 4, 11:57 AM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded WR Mike Williams to the Buffalo Bills Friday, April 4, in exchange for a sixth-round draft pick in this year's draft.

Footballguys view: Williams needed a fresh start as he'd worn out his welcome in Tampa. This is a deep wide receiver class in the draft, so the Bucs could add another weapon in the first three rounds.

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  Buccaneers | Mike Williams being sued    Thu Apr 3, 10:14 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Williams is being sued by United Property & Casualty Insurance Co. for $54,453 in damages in relation to a kitchen fire at Williams' house last year.

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  Buccaneers | Major Wright leaves without deal    Wed Apr 2, 04:34 PM

Updating a previous report, free-agent SS Major Wright (Bears) left his meeting with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers without agreeing to a deal.

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  Buccaneers | Major Wright to visit    Tue Apr 1, 06:12 PM

Free-agent SS Major Wright (Bears) will visit with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tuesday, April 1, and Wednesday, April 2, according to a source.

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  Buccaneers | Sign Josh Baker    Tue Apr 1, 12:23 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed FB Josh Baker (Jets) Tuesday, April 1. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Buccaneers | Sign Jorvorskie Lane    Tue Apr 1, 12:21 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed FB Jorvorskie Lane (Dolphins) Tuesday, April 1. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Buccaneers | Marlon Moore tries out    Mon Mar 31, 05:48 PM

Free-agent WR Marlon Moore (Dolphins) recently tried out for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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  Buccaneers | Doug Martin cleared    Mon Mar 31, 03:16 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (shoulder) said he has been medically cleared to participate in football activities.

Footballguys view: Great news for the Bucs here. Martin had a disappointing sophomore season, but if healthy he should go back to being a top 12 fantasy running back.

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  Buccaneers | Doug Martin to be bell cow    Mon Mar 31, 12:22 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith expects RB Doug Martin to be the team's leading rusher again this season. 'I think you have to have a bell cow,' Smith said. '(Martin) is ours. At the running back position, there's enough reps to go around. We want three guys we feel comfortable with. Two will play, but it's not a rotation that where every series we're going to have a different guy in there. We'll have a starter, then we'll have a backup that will give him quality backup minutes.'

Footballguys view: No surprise here. Martin had a fantastic rookie season in 2012, but a disappointing year in 2013. Now that he's healthy, Martin should go back to being a standout player.

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  Buccaneers | Doug Martin close to being medically cleared    Sun Mar 30, 03:46 PM

Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (shoulder) believes he will be cleared for full activity this week, after recovering from surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder.

Footballguys view: Martin is looking to have a bounce-back year in 2014. His sophomore season was a disappointment due to this injury, but if healthy Martin is a top 12 fantasy RB.

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  Buccaneers | May try to move up    Sun Mar 30, 02:39 AM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may try to move up from the seventh pick in the NFL Draft in May. Coach Lovie Smith and general manager Jason Licht have explored the possibility, but Smith said the team may also move down in the draft if they get the right trade offer.

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  Buccaneers | Lovie Smith likes Johnny Manziel    Sat Mar 29, 09:47 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith likes Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel. 'Johnny had a good workout,' Smith said. 'You know, the same way he's played throughout his college career. He's a great football player. He almost had a flawless workout. And I know it's choreographed and all that. But he had to complete passes, and he was sharp.'

Footballguys view: The Bucs are looking for a quarterback. Manziel would be an interesting fit in OC Jeff Tedford's system. Derek Carr has a working relationship with Tedford, and he might be a better fit--and a better value than Manziel. There's a good chance Manziel doesn't even make it to the Bucs first pick at seventh overall.

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  Buccaneers | Connor Barth fully healthy    Sat Mar 29, 09:41 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers PK Connor Barth (Achilles') said he is fully healthy and hitting 61 yard field goals.

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  Buccaneers | Lukewarm interest in DeSean Jackson    Sat Mar 29, 09:30 AM

Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht expressed lukewarm interest in free-agent WR DeSean Jackson (Eagles). 'He'd have to be the right fit on and off the field,' Licht said. 'I don't want to dismiss him right away but we're looking at a bunch of other players, too.'

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  Buccaneers | Doug Martin expects to be cleared soon    Fri Mar 28, 11:09 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (shoulder) said he expects to receive medical clearance in the near future. He said he expects to be ready for the start of offseason workouts.

Footballguys view: Great news for the Bucs here. Martin will be the team's lead back in 2014, and he's looking to have a bounce-back year after a disappointing 2013. If healthy, Martin should perform like a low-end RB1 with upside.

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  Buccaneers | Connor Barth feels good    Fri Mar 28, 07:50 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers PK Connor Barth (Achilles') said the Achilles' tendon he injured last offseason feels fine.

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  Buccaneers | No interest in DeSean Jackson    Fri Mar 28, 03:45 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have no interest in signing free-agent WR DeSean Jackson (Eagles).

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