3:07 AM EDT, Mon August 29, 2016

Gerald McCoy, Doug Martin held out for Bucs-Jaguars game

Erring on the side of caution, the Bucs announced Saturday that Pro Bowlers Gerald McCoy and Doug Martin will be held out of the Bucs' second preseason game against the Jaguars in Jacksonville.
Bucs Nation Aug 20, 2016

Buccaneers vs. Jaguars injuries: No Doug Martin, Gerald McCoy

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will miss six players against the Jacksonville Jaguars, the team announced. Those players include, surprisingly, linebacker Daryl Smith, defensive tackle Gerald McCoy and running back Doug Martin. All of them have minor nicks and their absence isn't expected to be serious or long-term, just precautionary for a largely meaningless preseason game. Those absences should give some other players some room to shine. It'll be interesting to see how Charles Sims handles being a real first-string running back, and what the defensive line looks like in McCoy's absence. Who...
Music City Miracles Aug 16, 2016

OL Film: Quick Look at Dennis Kelly

See how Dennis Kelly fared when he and his former team took on the Tampa Bay Bucs. The NFL Network showed the Philadelphia - Tampa Bay game this afternoon and I thought I would take the opportunity to look at the newest member of Tennessee's offensive line. Dennis Kelly, wearing number 67, played exclusively right tackle in this matchup. He was in for most of the first quarter and part of the second. Below are some quick videos and thoughts on his play. Our first play here shows Kelly up against impressive defensive tackle Gerald McCoy. Kelly initially takes on McCoy individually, but then...
Bucs Nation Aug 16, 2016

Buccaneers sign Ishmaa'ily Kitchen, waive Elijah Shumate

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed defensive tackle Ishmaa'ily Kitchen and waived safety Elijah Shumate, the team announced. Kitchen adds some depth to what may be the shallowest position on the roster, as the Bucs have very little at defensive tackle beyond the top three of Gerald McCoy, Clinton McDonald and Akeem Spence. Kitchen is a fourth-year veteran who played 40 games with three starts for the Cleveland Browns from 2012 through 2014. He managed a whopping 78 tackles during that time, but had no sacks, so we're not talking about a devastating pass rusher here. More likely, Kitchen...
Bucs Nation Aug 14, 2016

Gerald McCoy is helping Noah Spence mature

Noah Spence looked really good as a pass-rusher in his first preseason game, but the big question was never how good he really is, but how he’ll do off the field. After all, he got kicked out of Ohio State for abusing ecstacy, and the reviews of his interviews with teams this offseason were mixed. So far so good, though, as Spence has been on his best behavior since being drafted. Gerald McCoy is apparently trying to help Spence get his mind right, and reached out to him as soon as the Bucs drafted him. He talked to Sirius XM NFL about Spence’s off-field development and what he’s...
Bucs Nation Aug 3, 2016

Buccaneers training camp fight!

A training camp fight is tradition. Almost every NFL team will have at least one during their offseason, preferably one in training camp, in front of many, many cameras. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers got going today: Video: #Bucs' Gerald McCoy gets into backfield to stuff run play, shoving ensues between Hawley, Ayers, others. pic.twitter.com/ujZiloWFgd— Greg Auman (@gregauman) August 3, 2016 Gerald McCoy slips through, some lineman falls on the stuffed running back, someone tries to get someone up, shoving ensues, Jameis Winston jumps in the middle to play peacemaker. Fun times. No one...
Bucs Nation Jul 31, 2016

Buccaneers training camp 2016: Charles Sims shines, Jameis Winston doesn't

Day two of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' open training camp looked a lot like day one from a fan's perspective. There were a little less people in the stands on Sunday, but the chanting and the energy seemed to be even higher than before. Everyone was pretty excited for the first day of full pads, the players included. Mother Nature was somewhat kind holding off the morning showers for the team to get a complete practice in, although there was a cool/funny moment about that involving Gerald McCoy before practice began. When McCoy finished his stretching, he walked over to the fans, jumped the...