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  Buccaneers | Mike Evans grabs everything     Fri Jul 29, 03:49 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans caught all seven of his targets during practice Friday, July 29.

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  Buccaneers | Jacquies Smith fully recovered    Thu Jul 28, 07:08 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Jacquies Smith (shoulder) is at full health and practiced in training camp Thursday, July 28. Smith had been sidelined all offseason after undergoing shoulder surgery.

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  Buccaneers | Kenny Bell impressing early in camp    Thu Jul 28, 10:18 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Kenny Bell has impressed early in camp. He caught two slant passes in practice Thursday, July 28, and outran defenders.

Footballguys view: As Han Solo would say (if he were an NFL coach or media pundit): "Look, good against guys in T-shirts and shorts is one thing. Good against real defenses? That's something else." He played really well last year in camp before getting hurt and missing the year. We know the team loves him because they flew him to road games even though he wasn't active. There have been some reports that are contrary to Cummings' glowing write-up so this will require a constant eye. Just a month ago people were saying he wasn't a lock to make the final roster.

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Kenny Bell player page


  Buccaneers | Mike Evans working on injury prevention    Wed Jul 27, 11:57 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans said Wednesday, July 27, he's doing a lot more preventative maintenance to reduce hamstring issues.

Footballguys view: Evans needs to stay healthy and cut down on the drops this year. He suffered through a sophomore slump in 2015, but we are expecting him to bounce back in 2016. Having a larger red-zone presence would make fantasy owners happy too.

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  Buccaneers | Elijah Shumate placed on NFI list    Tue Jul 26, 07:29 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers SS Elijah Shumate (undisclosed) was placed on the Active/NFI list Tuesday, July 26.


  Buccaneers | Joel Hale signs with Bucs    Tue Jul 26, 06:33 PM

Undrafted free-agent OL Joel Hale (Ohio State) signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tuesday, July 26.

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  Buccaneers | J.R. Sweezy also placed on PUP list    Tue Jul 26, 05:38 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers OG J.R. Sweezy (back) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday, July 26.

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  Buccaneers | Louis Murphy goes to PUP list    Tue Jul 26, 05:35 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Louis Murphy (knee) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday, July 26.

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  Buccaneers | Tampa Bay waives Dominique Robertson     Sat Jul 23, 09:32 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers waived OT Dominique Robertson with a Non-Football Injury designation Saturday, July 23.

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  Buccaneers | Tampa Bay claims Jonathan Krause    Sat Jul 23, 09:27 PM

Free-agent WR Jonathan Krause (Eagles) was claimed off waivers by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Saturday, July 23.

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  Buccaneers | Daryl Smith expected to start    Sat Jul 23, 11:31 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Daryl Smith is expected to start at strongside linebacker this season.

Footballguys view: Smith may not quite be the player he used to be, but he was a good addition to the Bucs this year. He's a solid veteran who understands plays as they break down in front of him.

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  Buccaneers | Jameis Winston struggled in red zone    Wed Jul 20, 08:23 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston completed only 42% of his passes in the red zone in 2015, which was the second worst red-zone efficiency among quarterbacks.

Footballguys view: That's part of the reason why WR Mike Evans struggled to duplicate his TD total of 2014 last year. He had nine fewer TD receptions in his second season compared to what he compiled as a rookie. If Winston becomes more efficient in the red zone, then Evans will see his numbers increase. We could see Evans bouncing back this year with eight or so TDs.

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  Buccaneers | Jameis Winston drops 20 pounds    Wed Jul 20, 08:54 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston has dropped 20 pounds this offseason, according to his farther, Antonor.

Footballguys view: Winston has always been a bit bulky as a QB, and losing some of his 'happy weight' could improve his stamina. We're anxious to see if Winston takes that next step in his second year as a pro. The upside is through the roof with this guy, and we love the weapons around him in the Bucs' passing game. Winston is a low-end QB2 for fantasy owners in 2016.

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  Buccaneers | Johnny Lowdermilk waived    Tue Jul 19, 05:50 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers S Johnny Lowdermilk was waived from the Reserve/Retired Tuesday, July 19.


  Buccaneers | Doug Martin has tough draw for opener    Sat Jul 16, 07:14 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin averaged just 3.5 yards per carry against the Atlanta Falcons last season, and he'll face them in Week 1.

Footballguys view: In two games against the Falcons last year, he had 48 carries for 166 yards and a touchdown. In each contest, Martin got the workload (23 and 25 carries respectively) but wasn't able to shake free for many gains over four yards...and he had five carries of negative yards during that time. However, Martin's line of 71 yards rushing (Week 8) and 95 yards rushing (Week 13) were both good enough for top-12 finishes for fantasy owners. The point is simple; don't bench Doug Martin--even in a tough draw.

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  Buccaneers | Battle in Tampa for roster spot    Tue Jul 12, 03:36 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WRs Kenny Bell and Donteea Dye are expected to be the main competitors for the last wide receiver position. Dye has more experience than Bell, while Bell has better return skills than Dye. WRs Evan Spencer, Bernard Reedy and Andre Davis could also be in the running.

Footballguys view: Bell missed last year (his rookie season) due to injury, but he's the better player of the two. He's a smooth athlete who can stretch the field and win at the point of the catch. Dye got onto the field last year but did little to impress. We like Bell's upside in dynasty leagues and will be monitoring him closely this year in training camp as he was a star in camp last year before getting hurt.

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Donteea Dye player page


  Buccaneers | Vincent Jackson to see time in slot    Tue Jul 12, 11:12 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson will be used in the slot on a regular basis if WR Donteea Dye, WR Kenny Bell or WR Russell Shepard can play well enough to earn regular time on the outside. If this happens, WR Adam Humphries' snaps will be reduced.

Footballguys view: Bell is the player to watch here. A fifth-round pick out of Nebraska in 2015, Bell has no problem making big catches at key moments. He can get by defenders playing off coverage and has the speed to make for a nice deep threat. We could see him stretch the field for the Bucs while Jackson works on more underneath routes.

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Kenny Bell player page
Donteea Dye player page
Adam Humphries player page


  Buccaneers | Adam Humphries wants to earn spot    Sun Jul 10, 03:10 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Adam Humphries wants to have the same mindset of trying to earn his spot on the final roster. 'I have to win this spot year in and year out,' Humphries said. 'No matter where I stand on the depth chart I still have to win the job coming back in town.'

Footballguys view: Undrafted out of Clemson last year, Humphries worked hard after being overlooked by most teams...just like he was coming out of high school. As a rookie for the Bucs in 2015, Humphries ran 276 routes, was targeted 40 times catching 27 passes for 260 yards and one touchdown. This year, Humphries is worth monitoring in super deep dynasty leagues as he competes to be the team's No.4 WR behind Mike Evans, Vincent Jackson and Kenny Bell.

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  Buccaneers | Mike Evans discusses his lack of focus    Sun Jul 10, 08:53 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans said he lost focus during games last season. 'You know, I wasn't focused in some games and I have to do that better. I have to practice more. I have to get better in practice with it. It just comes with repetition. Last season is behind me.'

Footballguys view: Evans is set to be a big part of the Bucs passing game again this year, and improved concentration should help him be more consistent and put up better numbers. Last year, Evans had the 6th-highest targets-to-route-run percentage of 30.9 percent. However, he had a league-leading 11 dropped passes. He should be targeted around the same rate this year, and with better red-zone performance Evans could post top-10 numbers for fantasy owners (last year he was the 26th-best fantasy WR in standard-scoring leagues).

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  Buccaneers | Louis Murphy woke up in museum     Wed Jul 6, 03:42 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Louis Murphy woke up Saturday, July 2, in a museum after attending a friend's wedding there the night before. Murphy said he had been drinking, went to the museum's courtyard and fell asleep on the stairs. The receiver broke the glass on one of the doors after being locked out and called a friend. Murphy and the museum manager agreed to work out the $1,000 in damages. Murphy was not charged with a crime.

Footballguys view: Somehow Ben Stiller is going to spin off his Night at the Museum movie series to include this story. Even Denard Robinson waking up in a retention pond--in his car--is not as crazy as this story.

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  Buccaneers | Dominique Robertson hospitalized    Tue Jul 5, 01:03 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Dominique Robertson (leg) was hospitalized over the weekend after suffering two gunshot wounds. He was standing outside an apartment complex in Loma Linda, California, when a vehicle pulled up and shot in his direction, according to his attorney, Zulu Ali. Robertson was shot twice in the leg, and his injuries were to his back, buttocks and leg.

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  Buccaneers | Jameis Winston undervalued    Wed Jun 29, 07:22 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston amassed more than 4,200 total yards and 28 total touchdowns in his rookie campaign last year.

Footballguys view: Winston's 4,042 passing yards were the third-most of any rookie quarterback in NFL history, behind only Cam Newton and Andrew Luck. He's capable of making plays as a passer from the pocket, but Winston can also use his legs to keep plays alive if he needs to. This year, Winston's targets aren't going to change so he may not be able to take that next step--yet. He's still likely to be a top-15 fantasy QB, but he may not make it into the top-10 this year.

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  Buccaneers | More touches for Charles Sims?    Wed Jun 22, 02:05 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims is expected to see more carries in 2016, in the opinion of PewterReport.com's Mark Cook.

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  Buccaneers | Cameron Brate a red zone weapon    Fri Jun 17, 12:37 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate emerged as a favorite target of QB Jameis Winston last year, and head coach Dirk Koetter has been impressed with the tight end in the red zone this offseason. Brate caught 23 passes for 288 yards last year and scored three touchdowns when TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins was injured. Brate will battle with Seferian-Jenkins for a starting position in training camp.

Footballguys view: Brate is a player fantasy owners in deeper leagues need to take note of. Seferian-Jenkins has been banged up as a pro, and Brate has the ability to make plays if he gets a larger role.

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  Buccaneers | Kenny Bell fighting for roster spot?    Fri Jun 10, 09:18 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Kenny Bell has looked healthy and sharp in OTAs, but beat writer Greg Auman believes Bell still isn't a lock to make the final roster.

Footballguys view: Bell has the speed to get by defenders quickly. He does a good job of winning at the point of the catch, and Bell can make contested catches look easy. Bell is not a great route-runner, and he needs to show the ability to create separation if he wants to play up to his potential as a pro.

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  Buccaneers | Seferian-Jenkins dismissed from practice    Thu Jun 9, 01:04 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins was dismissed from practice by head coach Dirk Koetter Thursday, June 9.

Footballguys view: There's a lot swirling around here as Seferian-Jenkins tweeted out (then deleted) MOVING ON, later replacing it with a tweet that he won't let the negative stuff get to him. Rumor later had it that coach Dirk Koetter was annoyed that Seferian-Jenkins seemed lost on the field. If he can get it together we think he should put up decent TE2 numbers this year, but this is worth monitoring.

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  Buccaneers | Dez Stewart waived by Tampa Bay    Wed Jun 8, 06:21 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Dez Stewart (undisclosed) was waived/injured from the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, June 8.


  Buccaneers | Roberto Aguayo signs deal    Tue Jun 7, 02:09 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers PK Roberto Aguayo, the team's second-round pick, signed his four-year contract Tuesday, June 7. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: The Bucs took Aguayo in the second round of the 2016 NFL draft. Even if you're a family member of Aguayo, don't take him in the second round of your fantasy drafts. At least one of you won't be making a mistake.

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  Buccaneers | Storm Johnson ready to silence doubters    Sun Jun 5, 11:37 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Storm Johnson said he isn't taking his opportunity with the Buccaneers lightly, and he said being cut by the Jacksonville Jaguars has only fueled his fire for the game.

Footballguys view: Johnson is fired up, but fantasy owners can look elsewhere for sleeper RBs this year. He's a jack-of-all-trades RB, and he can be effectively used as a runner or receiver out of the backfield. However, Johnson lacks the juice/explosion/electricity needed to be dangerous in those areas of his game. He'll compete with guys like Mike James and rookie Peyton Barber for the RB3 spot behind Doug Martin and Charles Sims.

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  Buccaneers | Mike Evans worked with Jamies Winston    Sun May 29, 03:10 PM

Tamp Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans and QB Jameis Winston have worked through countless routes together and have spent time with each other both on and off the field this offseason. Evans has been invited by Winston several times to break down film. Evans said he hasn't yet seen a work ethic like Winston's.

Footballguys view: We love what this combination could be for the Bucs for years to come. Winston has high upside as a starter in the league, and it seems like he's going to do everything in his power to play up to his potential. Working closely with Evans makes a lot of sense for the young passer. Evans only scored three TDs last year after scoring 12 times as a rookie in 2014. Look for him to bounce back this season and end up as a top-12 fantasy WR.

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Jameis Winston player page


  Buccaneers | Ryan Smith injured    Thu May 26, 07:06 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie S Ryan Smith's (undisclosed) injury is not serious and he should return to action soon, according to head coach Dirk Koetter.

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  Buccaneers | Sign two defensive backs    Thu May 26, 05:41 PM

Undrafted free-agent DB Javien Elliott (Florida State) signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday, May 26. S Kimario McFadden was re-signed.


  Buccaneers | C.J. Wilson waived     Wed May 25, 05:48 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB C.J. X. Wilson was waived from the Reserve/Retired list Wednesday, May 25.


  Buccaneers | Johnny Lowdermilk retired    Tue May 24, 07:17 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers S Johnny Lowdermilk was placed on the Reserve/Retired list Tuesday, May 24.

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  Buccaneers | Jameis Winston talks up Kenny Bell    Tue May 24, 03:54 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Kenny Bell gives the Buccaneers a big-play threat who can stretch the field, according to QB Jameis Winston. Winston expects big things from Bell in 2016.

Footballguys view: Our very own Matt Waldman was high on Bell last year with the talented WR came out of Nebraska. Bell was a fifth-round pick of the Bucs last year in the draft, but he missed his rookie season after a preseason hamstring injury knocked him out for the year. He didn't have any receptions in two preseason games, but know that Bell's natural talent could come through this year and beyond. He's a competitive player who can make difficult catches seem routine. He'll be the Bucs WR3 this year behind Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson.

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Kenny Bell player page


  Buccaneers | Luke Stocker important to Tampa Bay    Sat May 21, 03:14 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Luke Stocker is considered an invaluable part of the Buccaneers' offense, according to tight ends coach Jon Embree. 'He's a great pass protector, he's a good run blocker and he can be a threat in the passing game,' Embree said. 'He knows what everyone is supposed to do. There were a lot of times last year where he made things right. Maybe a play wasn't called right, or a formation, but he knew what was supposed to be done and he got it done.'

Footballguys view: Stocker is third in the pecking order on the Bucs depth chart at TE behind Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Cameron Brate. From a fantasy lens, he's got little value as the other two are likely to be the primary pass-catchers at the position while Stocker is mainly used for blocking.

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  Buccaneers | Jameis Winston can improve    Fri May 20, 06:13 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston can improve on his technique and accuracy because he completed only 58.3% of his passes in 2015, according to quarterback coach Mike Bajakian.

Footballguys view: We love Winston and know that of course he can improve. His pass-placement is an issue as Winston needs to better lead his receivers to improve yards after the catch. We'll see if Winston can take strides to being a better QB in his sophomore season with the Bucs.

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  Buccaneers | OC had questions about Jameis Winston    Fri May 20, 05:56 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Todd Monken said he was not a big fan of QB Jameis Winston when he entered the NFL, but his opinion has changed after working with him this offseason. Monken said the passing game needs to improve under Winston because it was inconsistent in 2015. 'I think from the outside you would've looked at it with all the things that were publicized in the past about him and who he is. I was dead wrong. He wants to win as much as we do. He's a competitive joker, man, he's smart, he's intelligent ... you can win a lot of games with guys like that,' Monken said.

Footballguys view: Winston has high football character and IQ and he clearly already has the Bucs behind him, even down to the coaches. He should take a step forward in his second year if his receivers and tight ends can stay healthy, and he has also been reunited with his college kicker Roberto Aguayo after vouching for him before the Bucs traded back up into the second round to get him.

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  Buccaneers | Patrick Murray released    Thu May 19, 02:40 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers PK Patrick Murray was released Thursday, May 19.

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  Buccaneers| Waive Davon Coleman    Tue May 17, 05:43 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Davon Coleman was waived Tuesday, May 17.


  Buccaneers | Peyton Barber could land roster spot    Sun May 15, 09:35 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Peyton Barber could crack the 53-man roster because of his low salary, and RB Mike James' limited impact the past three seasons. Barber was a coveted priority free agent and was lured to Tampa Bay because of thin depth at running back, and he received several repetitions during the Bucs limited full-team scrimmage sessions last week.

Footballguys view: We are big Barber fans, partly because of his story off the field. He decided to enter the NFL draft after only starting nine games in his college career at Auburn. Barber chose to turn pro because his mother is homeless, and he wanted to help her get back on her feet. Barber rushed for 1,017 yards and scored 13 touchdowns in 2015 for Auburn.

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  Buccaneers | Dez Stewart goes to IR    Thu May 12, 05:48 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Dez Stewart (undisclosed) reverted to the Reserve/Injured list Thursday, May 12, after being waived/injured Wednesday, May 11.


  Buccaneers | Kenny Bell could stretch the field    Thu May 12, 02:38 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Kenny Bell is a player the team hopes can serve as their speed receiver. Bell ran a 4.37-second 40-yard dash but missed all last season with a hamstring injury.

Footballguys view: Bell did nothing of note in his rookie season, so anything would be an upgrade at this point. With Vincent Jackson aging, there is room to make an impact so he's worth keeping an eye on - though that's about all right now.

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  Buccaneers | Noah Spence signs rookie deal    Thu May 12, 01:17 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE/LB Noah Spence signed his rookie contract Thursday, May 12.

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  Buccaneers | Two more roster moves made    Wed May 11, 06:11 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers S Traveon Henry was cut Wednesday, May 11. WR Dez Stewart (undisclosed) was waived/injured.

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  Buccaneers | Freddie Martino added    Wed May 11, 05:44 PM

Free-agent WR Freddie Martino (Eagles) was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wednesday, May 11.

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  Buccaneers | Contract details for Ryan Smith    Tue May 10, 10:00 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed CB Ryan Smith, their fourth-round pick in the 2016 NFL draft, to a four-year deal worth $2.932 million, including a $592,160 signing bonus.

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  Buccaneers | Tim Brown let go    Mon May 9, 06:41 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Tim Brown was waived Monday, May 9.


  Buccaneers | Sign three players     Mon May 9, 04:11 PM

Undrafted free-agents TE Tim Brown (West Chester), LB Tyson Coleman (Oregon) and DT Jontavius Morris (Western Kentucky) signed undisclosed deals with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Monday, May 9.

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  Buccaneers | Andre Davis re-joins Bucs    Mon May 9, 10:24 AM

Free-agent WR Andre Davis (Buccaneers) re-signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Monday, May 9.

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