5:25 AM EDT, Sun August 25, 2019
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Bruce Arians has interesting assessment of Friday's five-sack circus

Bruce Arians has interesting assessment of Friday's five-sack circus

TAMPA - Perhaps Bruce Arians was running his own misdirection play Saturday when discussing his game-film assessment of the Bucs' 13-12 win over the Cleveland Browns. Maybe he was deflecting blame from a maligned starting offensive line after the unit gave up five sacks
14 hours ago
Gabbert injury leaves Bucs scrambling for quarterback help

Gabbert injury leaves Bucs scrambling for quarterback help

TAMPA - Bucs backup quarterback Blaine Gabbert's dislocated non-throwing shoulder injury isn't as serious as expected, coach Bruce Arians said Saturday, but in the short-term, Gabbert's absence is sending the Bucs scrambling to find healthy quarterbacks to get
Aug 23, 2019
Bucs backup quarterback Blaine Gabbert suffers shoulder injury

Bucs backup quarterback Blaine Gabbert suffers shoulder injury

TAMPA - After fans winced watching Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston take five sacks in the first half of Friday's third preseason game, they saw Tampa Bay possibly lose its No. 2 quarterback before the regular season starts. Veteran Blaine Gabbert left Friday's contest
Aug 23, 2019
Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston needs to be better, not battered

Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston needs to be better, not battered

TAMPA - The Bucs may have Jameis Winston's back this season. They just can't keep him off his backside.If Friday's preseason game against the Browns was any indication, Winston is either going to need better blocking or a better insurance policy.The
Aug 23, 2019
No perfect preseason: Rookie Matt Gay misses first field goal attempt

No perfect preseason: Rookie Matt Gay misses first field goal attempt

TAMPA - Don't hold your breath, Bucs fans. You knew it wasn't going to be that easy.Rookie kicker Matt Gay entered Friday's third preseason game having made all three of his field goal attempts - including a pair beyond 40 yards - taking a hold
Aug 23, 2019
Fennelly: Bucs wish they hadn't gotten a long look at Jameis Winston

Fennelly: Bucs wish they hadn't gotten a long look at Jameis Winston

TAMPA - It is the season within this season.And the Bucs are already breathing down the Browns' necks.They're waiting in the wings to replace Cleveland as the team with the longest playoff drought. The Bucs are at 11 and counting. The Browns are up ahead,
Aug 23, 2019
Fantasy football 2019: The Tampa Bay Times mock draft

Fantasy football 2019: The Tampa Bay Times mock draft

It's never over.Ask Jamal Thalji, Tampa Bay Times assistant metro editor. He's the reigning, defending, undisputed champ of the newsroom's fantasy football league.Last year, he had the first pick, but he didn't want it. In a snake draft, the No. 1
Aug 23, 2019
Bucs' Mike Evans creates memorable fantasy football experience

Bucs' Mike Evans creates memorable fantasy football experience

TAMPA - Ever wish you could get a little reassurance that top-round fantasy football pick was the right one to make?Well, one fan received just that when Bucs receiver Mike Evans made a surprise visit to a Bucs-hosted fantasy football draft on Thursday night and told her,
Aug 22, 2019
Bucs, Browns may end up trading playoff drought places in 2019

Bucs, Browns may end up trading playoff drought places in 2019

TAMPA - Not long ago, Bruce Arians was asked if he would consider ending his retirement to coach in the NFL again."I would listen to the Browns,'' Arians said. "And only them.''Well, everyone is listening to the Browns, now. You
Aug 22, 2019
Bucs vs. Browns: What to watch for

Bucs vs. Browns: What to watch for

TAMPA - The third preseason game typically mirrors the regular season more than the others. Starters play more, bubble players are fighting for final roster spots. The regular season is on the horizon.So Friday's game against the Cleveland Browns will serve as the
Aug 22, 2019
Interpreting the injury news in Tampa Bay sports

Interpreting the injury news in Tampa Bay sports

Today's topics include: What does Mike Evans' injury mean for the Bucs, who close their home preseason schedule out Friday against Cleveland? The Rays' walk-off win trend continues with a twist, and there's good injury news on Yonny Chirinos and Tyler
Aug 22, 2019
Jack Cichy has made it back from his second ACL surgery

Jack Cichy has made it back from his second ACL surgery

TAMPA - Ten months after walking on crutches into a doctor's office, Jack Cichy strolled off the field following warmups prior to Friday night's preseason game against Miami. It was a short distance to the locker room, not more than a couple of football fields.
Aug 21, 2019
Mike Evans out for Friday's preseason game against Browns

Mike Evans out for Friday's preseason game against Browns

TAMPA - Bucs receiver Mike Evans will miss Friday's third preseason game against the Cleveland Browns, coach Bruce Arians said following Wednesday's practice. Evans missed his third straight practice Wednesday, which was the team's final tuneup before
Aug 21, 2019
XFL reveals name and logo for Tampa Bay team

XFL reveals name and logo for Tampa Bay team

Tampa Bay's new professional football team has a name: the Vipers. And when the Vipers take the field in February, they'll be wearing green and yellow uniforms, the XFL announced Wednesday.The league also revealed the names and logos for its seven other teams.
Aug 21, 2019
'Noteworthy' Ryan Griffin is the NFL's best preseason quarterback

'Noteworthy' Ryan Griffin is the NFL's best preseason quarterback

TAMPA - He's the Bucs' third-string quarterback.Again.Still No. 4 in your program. Zero in your heart and career games played during the regular season.Ryan Griffin, or RGIV, is having the best August of any passer in the National Football League.