7:47 PM EDT, Fri October 31, 2014

Holliday off: Bucs waive injured returner after 1 game

Trindon Holliday's tenure with the Bucs was decidedly short, as the Bucs waived-injured the return specialist on Friday after just one game due to a hamstring injury.
Tampa Tribune 21 hours ago

Bucs rookie Murray proving he belongs

TAMPA -- All Patrick Murray wanted was a fair fight. After a standout career as a kicker and punter at Fordham University in the Bronx, Murray signed a contract with the Buccaneers on Jan. 6, four days into the Lovie Smith regime. Connor Barth, the most accurate kicker in franchise history,
News-Herald 1 hour ago

Cleveland Browns: Adjustments made at tight end as Jordan Cameron out with concussion

The Browns have known since June that they would be without Josh Gordon for at least most of the season and they are learning to get along without Alex Mack. On Oct. 31, coach Mike Pettine got the news he had to expect; he won't have Pro Bowl tight end Jordan Cameron in the lineup when the Browns host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Nov.
Sander Philipse / Bucs Nation 5 hours ago

Buccaneers vs. Browns 2014: Tampa Bay goes to Cleveland

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers travel to Cleveland in search of their second win, but the Browns aren't going to fall over and play dead. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers seemed healthy just a week ago, coming off of a bye week, but another week in the NFL means more injury issues, and new names have cropped up on the injury report. Here is the full injury report for the Buccaneers. table.tableizer-table { border: 1px solid #CCC; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif font-size: 12px; } .tableizer-table td { padding: 4px; margin: 3px; border: 1px solid #ccc; } .tableizer-table th...

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Tampa Bay Times 2 hours ago

Anthony Collins, Doug Martin likely out for Bucs

TAMPA — For the third day in a row, the Bucs practiced without starting LT Anthony Collins (foot) and RB Doug Martin (ankle) on Friday, making it unlikely they'll play in Sunday's game at Cleveland.
Tampa Bay Times 2 hours ago

Embattled Bucs offensive line vows to improve

TAMPA — After allowing nine sacks in the first five games, the Bucs' offensive line has taken a step back in the last two, allowing a combined 10 sacks, matching the most in the NFL by any team in its last two games.
Tampa Tribune 3 hours ago

Hot Reads: Bucs defense wants more takeaways

TAMPA -- The Bucs yielded only 13 points through four quarters against Minnesota last week, yet still found a way to lose the game as the Vikings pulled out a 19-13 victory in overtime. Gerald McCoy thinks he knows why. "Obviously, giving up less points is huge for us,''

If Cousins starts, rookie Pamphile could be active

As if the 1-6 record weren't enough, Bucs fans have lamented the lack of impact this season from the lower-round rookies -- running back Charles Sims has been injured, receiver Robert Herron has 58 total receiving yards, and offensive linemen Kadeem Edwards and Kevin Pamphile have been inactive every game.

Barron zinger: Lovie says safeties aren't 'passive'

Two days after former Bucs safety Mark Barron said he didn't like the "passive" nature of Lovie Smith's defense, the Bucs coach fired back, volunteering a passing reference to the line, then making it clear there is aggressive play on his team.

Martin, Collins, Holliday all out again for Bucs

For the third day in a row, the Bucs practiced without starting left tackle Anthony Collins (foot) and running back Doug Martin (ankle), with return specialist Trindon Holliday joining them on the sidelines Friday after tweaking a hamstring in Thursday's drills.
Tampa Tribune 13 hours ago

Bucs notes: Smith still not giving up on first season

TAMPA -- With a 1-6 record and the last-ranked offense and defense in the NFL, the Buccaneers appear well on their way to what could be one of the worst seasons in franchise history. Tampa Bay coach Lovie Smith, though, has yet to give up on his belief the Bucs can make something special out
The Ledger 18 hours ago

Tampa Bay WR Evans Starting to Catch On

Sure, the Tampa Bay Bucs are 1-6 and ranked last in the league in total yards. But there are bright spots. Just look at Mike Evans.

Bucs Update: Still No Collins, Martin; No Word on Sims; Getting Turnovers

The Bucs moved one day closer to their game against the Cleveland Browns but they still don’t know the status of left tackle Anthony Collins, who missed the last two days of practice with a foot injury. Taking some first team reps was Oniel Cousins, who started the preseason at guard for the Bucs. Coach Lovie Smith said it’s still too early to count Collins out. “It’s concerning when you don’t have your starting left tackle but I wouldn’t say… Read More »
Tampa Bay Times Oct 30, 2014

Injuries continue to hamper Bucs

TAMPA — Two key starters from the Bucs offense remained sidelined with injuries Thursday as LT Anthony Collins and RB Doug Martin were both held out of practice, just three days before the team's game at Cleveland.

Lovie Smith: Football Doesn’t Really Begin Until November

I admit, I don’t have 20 years experience in the NFL but Tampa Bay coach Lovie Smith schooled me on something during Thursday’s news conference. Smith was asked about the players and coaches being a bit more lively than they had been. Here is his reply: “For a man, when you’re going through times like this, you just kind of listen to what everybody is saying or talking about what they have to do. And in order to have a… Read More »

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