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  Buccaneers | Devante Bond placed on IR    Sat Sep 24, 10:33 AM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have placed LB Devante Bond (hamstring) on the Reserve/Injured List.

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  Buccaneers | Charles Sims set for big workload?    Fri Sep 23, 11:01 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Jacquizz Rodgers said he only expects to play when RB Charles Sims needs a breather.

Footballguys view: Sims could play like a RB1 this week -- even in a matchup against a tough Rams front four. Put him in your lineup as a mid-range RB2 just to be safe. He should dominate the touches in the Bucs backfield.

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Jacquizz Rodgers player page
Charles Sims player page


  Buccaneers | Friday injury report for Bucs    Fri Sep 23, 07:57 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Robert Ayers (ankle), TE Luke Stocker (ankle), RB Doug Martin (hamstring) and WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) have been ruled out for Week 3. OT Donovan Smith (hip), S Ryan Smith (hand) and LB Lavonte David (shoulder) are listed as questionable. Ayers, Martin, Shorts and Stocker did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 23. Donovan Smith, Ryan Smith and David fully participated in practice.

Footballguys view: Charles Sims will get the start for Martin, and he is in line for feature back touches with only Jacquizz Rodgers to share touches. Sims is a great receiver out of the backfield, so he's a stronger play in PPR leagues, but an RB2 for Week 3 in every format, despite the tough matchup against the Rams.

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Luke Stocker player page
Cecil Shorts player page
Doug Martin player page
Lavonte David player page


  Buccaneers | Bucs to waive Austin Seferian-Jenkins    Fri Sep 23, 02:40 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers plan to release TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins following his arrest for a misdemeanor DUI Friday, September 23.

Footballguys view: He will have to catch on with a "second chance" organization like Seattle, where Seferian-Jenkins also has regional ties as a former Washington Husky. He was already in head coach Dirk Koetter's doghouse, so the decisive action here is no surprise.

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  Buccaneers | Austin Seferian-Jenkins arrested for DUI    Fri Sep 23, 01:17 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins was arrested Friday, Sept. 23, on suspicion of driving while under the influence, according to a USA Today report. He is being charged with DUI and violation of an ignition interlock device restriction from an arrest in Washington in 2013.

Footballguys view: Seferian-Jenkins will be released. Cameron Brate ticks up to streamer status with this development. Here's hoping this is the last time we hear this kind of news about Seferian-Jenkins.

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  Buccaneers | Thursday practice report for Tampa Bay    Thu Sep 22, 10:15 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Robert Ayers (ankle), LB Devante Bond (hamstring), TE Luke Stocker (ankle) and WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 22. OT Donovan Smith (hip) was a limited participant, and LB Lavonte David (shoulder) and CB Ryan Smith (hand) were full participants.

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Robert Ayers player page
Luke Stocker player page
Cecil Shorts player page
Lavonte David player page


  Buccaneers | Thursday practice report for Tampa Bay    Thu Sep 22, 10:14 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Robert Ayers (ankle), LB Devante Bond (hamstring), TE Luke Stocker (ankle) and WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 22. OT Donovan Smith (hip) was a limited participant, and LB Lavonte David (shoulder) and CB Ryan Smith (hand) were full participants.

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Luke Stocker player page
Cecil Shorts player page
Lavonte David player page


  Buccaneers | Tampa's Wednesday injury report    Wed Sep 21, 07:44 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Robert Ayers (ankle), WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring), OT Donovan Smith (hip) and TE Luke Stocker (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 21. LB Devante Bond (hamstring), LB Lavonte David (shoulder) and S Ryan Smith (hand) fully participated in practice.

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Luke Stocker player page
Cecil Shorts player page
Lavonte David player page


  Buccaneers | Doug Martin misses practice    Wed Sep 21, 07:41 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 21.

Footballguys view: Martin is out for at least a couple of weeks. Charles Sims starts in his place.

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  Buccaneers | Doug Martin out three weeks    Wed Sep 21, 08:15 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (hamstring) is expected to miss three weeks due to his hamstring injury, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Hopefully this injury doesn't plague Martin for the rest of the year. In the meantime, Charles Sims takes over as the lead back. He's a great all-purpose back who is more than capable of carrying the rock as the featured runner. Sims has RB2 value -- especially in PPR leagues -- while Martin is out. Behind Sims, Peyton Barber and Jacquizz Rodgers will compete for snaps.

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  Buccaneers | Doug Martin to have MRI    Tue Sep 20, 11:27 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (hamstring) will have an MRI on his hamstring to determine the severity of the injury Tuesday, Sept. 20.

Footballguys view: The hamstring was just supposed to be a tweak, but the team wants to be sure. His status for the Week 3 game against the Rams is up in the air. If Martin is down (or limited) against the Rams, then Charles Sims would do more. Sims makes for a nice flex option this week.

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  Buccaneers | Charles Sims sees 12 touches    Sun Sep 18, 09:51 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Charles Sims carried nine times for 24 yards in the Week 2 game against the Arizona Cardinals, and he added three catches for four yards on five targets.

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  Buccaneers | Doug Martin tweaks hamstring    Sun Sep 18, 09:50 PM

Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (hamstring) said Sunday, Sept. 18, after the Week 2 game against the Arizona Cardinals that he suffered a 'slight tweak' to his hamstring. He was unsure when he'd be able to return.

Footballguys view: We should assume that he'll be out next week since his day ended prematurely. Los Angeles isn't a great matchup for Charles Sims as the starter, but his receiving ability should give him a low RB2 floor at worst.

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  Buccaneers | Vincent Jackson snags four balls    Sun Sep 18, 09:48 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson posted four receptions for 44 yards in Week 2 against the Arizona Cardinals. He was targeted nine times.

Footballguys view: Jackson did not do much while the game was in question - not that it was for very long. He's only been a short range target and not a very dangerous one. The once great fantasy wideout is only an end of the bench depth wide receiver at best heading into Week 3 against Los Angeles.

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  Buccaneers | Mike Evans targeted 17 times    Sun Sep 18, 09:48 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans posted six receptions for 70 yards and a touchdown in Week 2 against the Arizona Cardinals, and he was targeted 17 times.

Footballguys view: Evans' numbers were good enough, but this game harkens back to last season, when Evans needed a ton of targets to put up good fantasy numbers. Next week against Los Angeles could be another long day for the Bucs pass offense.

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  Buccaneers | Adam Humphries busy in setback    Sun Sep 18, 09:47 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Adam Humphries posted six receptions for 67 yards in the Week 2 game against the Arizona Cardinals, and he was targeted eight times.

Footballguys view: Humphries is the high percentage target that is there for Jameis Winston when he "takes what the defense gives him". Unfortunately, he forced way too many throws today and was ineffective, if not a liability for the Bucs offense. Humphries is still only end of the bench depth and not a waiver priority.

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  Buccaneers | Luke Stocker dinged up in loss    Sun Sep 18, 09:46 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Luke Stocker (ankle) suffered an ankle injury in the Week 2 game against the Arizona Cardinals and he was unable to return.

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  Buccaneers | Cecil Shorts injures hamstring    Sun Sep 18, 09:44 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury in the Week 2 game against the Arizona Cardinals and he was unable to return. He had one catch for 12 yards before checking out.

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  Buccaneers | Robert Ayers in walking boot    Sun Sep 18, 09:43 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Robert Ayers (ankle) suffered a left ankle injury in the Week 2 game against the Arizona Cardinals, and he was in a walking boot in the locker room after the game.

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  Buccaneers | Doug Martin doubtful to return    Sun Sep 18, 05:21 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury in Week 2 and is doubtful to return against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, Sept. 18.

Footballguys view: Martin has already been ruled out, so this could lead to a Charles Sims start against the Rams next week, if not longer.

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  Buccaneers | Week 2 Inactives    Sun Sep 18, 02:54 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared OT Caleb Benenoch, DL Channing Ward, LB Devante Bond, OL Leonard Wester, RB Peyton Barber, CB Ryan Smith, QB Ryan W. Griffin inactive for Week 2.

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  Buccaneers | Gerald McCoy fined    Sat Sep 17, 10:55 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy has been fined $12,154 by the NFL for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty in Week 1's game against the Atlanta Falcons after celebrating a sack.

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  Buccaneers | Friday injury report for Buccaneers    Fri Sep 16, 07:36 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Robert Ayers (ankle), LB Devante Bond (hamstring), LB Lavonte David (shoulder), LB Adarius Glanton (knee) and S Ryan Smith (hand) are listed as questionable for Week 2. Ayers was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 16, while the other players fully participated in practice.

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  Buccaneers | Mike Evans won't be shadowed    Fri Sep 16, 08:15 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans won't be shadowed by Arizona Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson in Week 2, according to Cardinals defensive coordinator James Bettcher. Bettcher said there will be situations Peterson stays with Evans, but sometimes he will not.

Footballguys view: Evans had a beautiful long score last week and should be the Bucs leading receiver again this week. Consider him a low WR1/strong WR2 this week.

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Mike Evans player page


  Buccaneers | Thursday practice report for Tampa Bay    Thu Sep 15, 10:41 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Robert Ayers (ankle) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Sept. 15, and LB Devante Bond (hamstring), LB Lavonte David (shoulder), LB Adarius Glanton (knee) and CB Ryan Smith (hand) were full participants.

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Lavonte David player page


  Buccaneers | Wednesday injury report for Bucs    Wed Sep 14, 07:15 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Adarius Glanton (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 14. LB Devante Bond (hamstring), LB Lavonte David (shoulder) and S Ryan Smith (hand) fully participated in practice.

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  Buccaneers | Kroy Biermann works out for Bucs    Wed Sep 14, 08:36 AM

Free-agent DE Kroy Biermann (Bills) worked out for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers recently, and they could consider signing him at a later date.

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  Buccaneers | Russell Hansbrough released    Tue Sep 13, 07:32 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Russell Hansbrough was released Tuesday, Sept. 13.


  Buccaneers | Jacquizz Rodgers signs with Tampa    Tue Sep 13, 10:39 AM

Free-agent RB Jacquizz Rodgers (Bears) signed a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tuesday, Sept. 13. Financial terms weren't disclosed.

Footballguys view: Rodgers is a change-of-pace back with little fantasy value. He played under Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter when the two were with the Falcons.

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  Buccaneers | Jacquies Smith placed on IR    Mon Sep 12, 07:43 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Jacquies Smith (knee) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Monday, Sept. 12, with a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

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  Buccaneers | Tampa Bay waives Kivon Cartwright    Mon Sep 12, 06:47 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Kivon Cartwright (undisclosed) was waived from the Reserve/Injured list with an injury settlement Monday, Sept. 12.


  Buccaneers | Doug Martin totals 96 yards    Sun Sep 11, 11:49 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Doug Martin ran 18 times for 62 yards in the Week 1 game against the Atlanta Falcons, and he added five receptions for 34 yards.

Footballguys view: Martin ran well against a defense focused on stopping him first and foremost. His play allowed the passing game (and QB Jameis Winston) to finish strong in the win.

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  Buccaneers | Vincent Jackson disappears    Sun Sep 11, 11:48 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson managed just two receptions for 18 yards in the Week 1 game against the Atlanta Falcons.

Footballguys view: QB Jameis Winston spread the ball around...expect to Jackson. Watch to see if this becomes a trend and find other starting options over Jackson until we see differently.

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  Buccaneers | Mike Evans posts 99 yards, TD    Sun Sep 11, 11:46 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans posted nine receptions for 99 yards and a 45-yard touchdown in Week 1 against the Atlanta Falcons. He was targeted a team-high seven times.

Footballguys view: Evans only had three TDs last year in a disappointing season. It seems like he's off to a much better start and has improved chemistry with his second-year QB Jameis Winston.

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  Buccaneers | Four scores for Jameis Winston    Sun Sep 11, 11:45 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston completed 23 of his 33 pass attempts for 281 yards, four touchdowns and one interceptions in the Week 1 win against the Atlanta Falcons.

Footballguys view: Winston got off to a slow start, but he ended up with a great day. He spread the ball around and even got his TEs involved. We're excited to see if Winston can continue this upward trend in year two.

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  Buccaneers | Jacquies Smith out for the game    Sun Sep 11, 01:35 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Jacquies Smith (knee) suffered a right knee injury during the team's Week 1 game and has been ruled out for the rest of the game.

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  Buccaneers | Week 1 inactives for Tampa Bay    Sun Sep 11, 11:52 AM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared OT Caleb Benenoch, LB Devante Bond, QB Ryan W. Griffin, DT DaVonte Lambert, CB Ryan Smith, DE Channing Ward, OT Leonard Wester inactive for Week 1.


  Buccaneers | Josh Keyes promoted to active roster    Sun Sep 11, 03:26 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Josh Keyes was promoted from the practice squad to the 53-man roster Saturday, Sept. 10.

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  Buccaneers | Joe Hawley to start at center    Sat Sep 10, 11:06 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers C Joe Hawley will open the season as the starting center, ahead of C Evan Smith, head coach Dirk Koetter said Friday, Sept. 9.

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  Buccaneers | Jameis Winston to take more deep shots?    Sat Sep 10, 08:34 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter said he will feel more comfortable calling deep passes for QB Jameis Winston this year than he did last year as the offensive coordinator.

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  Buccaneers | Alan Cross waived    Sat Sep 10, 07:00 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers FB Alan Cross was waived Saturday, Sept. 10.


  Buccaneers | Dan Vitale joins practice squad    Sat Sep 10, 09:49 AM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have added FB/TE Dan Vitale to the practice squad.

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  Buccaneers | Tampa's Friday injury report for Week 1    Fri Sep 9, 06:02 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Devante Bond (hamstring) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 9, but has been ruled out for Week 1. TE Luke Stocker (back) and S Ryan Smith (hand) fully participated in practice and are listed as questionable.

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  Buccaneers | Mike Evans sheds weight    Fri Sep 9, 10:22 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans lost 15 pounds to around 220-225 pounds, which he played at in college. Evans has also worked on the mental aspect, which includes letting go of his mistakes.

Footballguys view: Evans should draw Desmond Trufant at least some of the time, but he's still a strong WR2 play with WR1 upside. His targets suffered a bit when Vincent Jackson was healthy last year, but the Bucs offense appears to be more aggressive and Evans could render the drop in targets moot if he's more consistent this year.

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  Buccaneers | Evan Spencer retires    Fri Sep 9, 10:11 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Evan Spencer was placed on the Reserve/Retired list Friday, Sept. 9.

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  Buccaneers | Cecil Shorts terms    Fri Sep 9, 09:51 AM

Updating previous reports, Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Cecil Shorts' deal is for one year and $1.05 million with an $800,000 base salary. His per-game roster bonus is $250,000, but because he only played in 11 games last season because of injuries, right now that number is treated as $171,875 for salary cap purposes. After Week 12, that figure increases by $15,625 to match the $250,000. There is no guaranteed money in the deal, but because of the one-time termination pay afforded to veterans with four or more accrued seasons, if he is cut any time after Week 1, he could collect the balance of his salary.

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  Buccaneers | Tampa Bay's practice report for Thursday    Thu Sep 8, 07:21 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Devante Bond (hamstring) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, September 8. S Ryan Smith (hand) and TE Luke Stocker (back) were full participants.

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  Buccaneers | Two roster moves for Buccaneers    Thu Sep 8, 05:40 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Mike James (undisclosed) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Thursday, Sept. 8, after being waived/injured Wednesday, Sept. 7. RB Peyton Barber was promoted to the active roster from the practice squad.

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  Buccaneers | Bucs add Evan Spencer to practice squad    Thu Sep 8, 12:49 PM

Free-agent WR Evan Spencer (Buccaneers) was signed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squad Thursday, Sept. 8.

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  Buccaneers | Peyton Barber promoted    Thu Sep 8, 11:33 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Peyton Barber was promoted to the 53-man roster Thursday, Sept. 8.

Footballguys view: Barber will be the Bucs' No. 3 running back behind starter Doug Martin and backup Charles Sims. Barber, who was cut Saturday when the team trimmed the roster to 53, Barber was the team's leading ball-carrier during their four preseason games, running for 99 yards--though he averaged only 2.5 yards per carry-- also caught seven passes for 55 yards. Barber has the size you look for in a back and he was productive at Auburn, with a habit of finding the end zone. He doesn't run with decisiveness and lacks explosion though, which could limit his upside in the NFL.

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