7:09 PM EDT, Fri October 24, 2014
Bucs Scene | The Ledger 53 mins ago

Bucs Update: Miami Reunions; Jackson Honored; Tidbits

Don’t be surprised if Tampa Bay linebacker Lavonte David gets a good shot on Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and lays on him a little longer. It won’t be David bragging. He’ll just likely be trying to catch up on old times. David and Bridgewater each attended Miami Northwestern High School. David was a senior when Bridgewater was a freshman. It sounds like they both like each other. “He was a young, humble kid,” David remembered. “From the time he… Read More »

McCown Update: Better but Likely Not Ready to Return

Tampa Bay quarterback Josh McCown and coach Lovie Smith have been close to the vest when it comes to the status of quarterback Josh McCown. McCown has missed the last three games with a thumb injury but has been throwing all week, his first week practicing with the team. He’s listed as questionable for the game on Sunday. Smith said on Thursday the first question would be if McCown could play if called upon. McCown was vague in answering that… Read More »
Tampa Tribune 1 hour ago

Bucs notes: QB McCown 'questionable' against Vikes

TAMPA -- Five weeks after suffering an injury to his right thumb, veteran QB Josh McCown is smiling once again on the practice field. McCown is listed as questionable for Sunday's home matchup against Minnesota, but practiced fully on Friday after two days of limited activity.
Tampa Tribune 1 hour ago

Hot Reads: David, Bridgewater former prep teammates

TAMPA -- Bucs All-Pro LB Lavonte David didn't need to see film of Vikings rookie QB Teddy Bridgewater to realize Tampa Bay's defense faces a challenge on Sunday. David, a third-year pro, has known Bridgewater since their days together at Northwestern High, a prep football
Tampa Bay Times 1 hour ago

Photo gallery: Say it ain't so, Joe!

Maybe it's the glasses. Maybe it's his easy smile or mischievous spirit or working-class coolness. Whatever it is, Rays fans loved their manager. Offered here are a few photos that may capture some of the traits that have helped make Joe Maddon such a beloved and well-known figure throughout Tampa Bay since 2006.
Tampa Bay Times 1 hour ago

Bucs to be healthier for Vikings

TAMPA — As much as at any time this season, the Bucs look to be healthy Sunday when the Vikings come to town, with the extra rest of a bye week allowing several key players to recover from lingering injuries.
Winnipeg Sun 4 hours ago
Jets trying to build on momentum against Stamkos and Lightning

Jets trying to build on momentum against Stamkos and Lightning

The Winnipeg Jets will attempt to build on the momentum created by a 3-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes as they face the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday night at MTS Centre.
Tampa Bay Times 5 hours ago

Callahan skates, but still week-to-week; Paquette called up

There was a surprise late arrival for the Lightning's morning skate Friday, with RW Ryan Callahan jumping on the ice near the end. "Cally!" one player yelled.

Bucs, for once, healthy as Vikings come to town

As much as at any time this season, the Bucs look to be healthy Sunday when the Vikings come to town, with the extra rest of a bye week allowing several key players to recover from lingering injuries.
Tampa Tribune 6 hours ago

Maddon opts out of contract, leaves Rays after nine years

After helping build the Rays into a contender -- including a World Series appearance -- Joe Maddon has decided to "explore opportunities throughout Major League Baseball."
Tampa Bay Times 6 hours ago

Joe Maddon leaving Tampa Bay Rays

ST. PETERSBURG — Joe Maddon is leaving the Rays after a breakdown in talks for a new deal.
Tampa Bay Times 7 hours ago

Maddon is leaving Rays

Joe Maddon is leaving the Rays after a breakdown in talks for a new deal.

Winning on road no easy task for rookie QBs

Rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will have his work cut out for him as soon as the Vikings' flight leaves Minneapolis for Sunday's game in Tampa.
Tampa Bay Times 10 hours ago

Among reasons Friedman left Rays: $35-million deal

When it Andrew Friedman made the difficult and somewhat surprising decision last week to leave the Rays for the Dodgers, it was generally assumed that part of the lure was a lucrative offer. That, apparently, was putting it mildly.

Rookie Patton lands with Cardinals' practice squad

The first time the Bucs cut rookie return specialist Solomon Patton, they were able to sign him back to the practice squad and soon after, back to the 53-man roster, where he handled return duties for the team's first six games.

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