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Bucs reach agreement with old friend Carl Nassib

Bucs reach agreement with old friend Carl Nassib

Photo by Cooper Neill/ Needing some pass rush help, the Bucs turned to a player they are very familiar with When analyzing the Buccaneers roster, there aren't many glaring holes. However, the one that people could point to as being a potential weakness is pass rush as veteran Jason Pierre-Paul was not brought back by the team. Well, the Bucs just replaced a former Buc with... another former Buc as they agreed to a deal with Carl Nassib. Buccaneers reached agreement on a one-year deal with former Raiders’ DE Carl Nassib, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter)...
Aug 15, 2022
Tampa Bay Buccaneers sign RB Patrick Laird

Tampa Bay Buccaneers sign RB Patrick Laird

Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via The Bucs have added more depth to their running back room The Bucs have added another running back to their roster following preseason week 1 vs the Dolphins. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed running back Patrick Laird, who was seen at practice today with the team, Per Greg Auman of the Athletic. Looks like Bucs have signed running back Patrick Laird, who is out at here at practice in uniform. Gio Bernard went down Saturday with an ankle injury … https://t.co/RLXkyYKe3I— Greg Auman (@gregauman) August 15, 2022 Laird...
Aug 14, 2022
Biggest standouts from the Buccaneers loss to the Dolphins

Biggest standouts from the Buccaneers loss to the Dolphins

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/ Despite the loss, many Bucs showed a lot of positive things in the first preseason game The Buccaneers preseason is officially underway as they dropped the first game to the Miami Dolphins by a score of 26-24. While it shows up as a loss, there were still more positives than negatives from Saturday night’s game. Let's get into who stood out in this one. Quarterback, Kyle Trask It was just a few days ago that I wrote about Trask needing to have a good preseason and show progress from year one to year two and he did just that vs Miami. Overall,...
Aug 14, 2022
Most disappointing players from Buccaneers loss to the Dolphins

Most disappointing players from Buccaneers loss to the Dolphins

Photo by Julio Aguilar/ Who was the most disappointing in the Buccaneers preseason Week 1 matchup? The Bucs had a fun outing in last night’s game vs. the Miami Dolphins. However, with as much good as there was in the game there were also some players who disappointed and lost some momentum for themselves in depth battles or in making a case to crack the 53 man roster. Let’s take a look at some players who need to show improvement following the Bucs Preseason week 1 loss to the Dolphins. Jake Camarda, Punter It was a rough debut for the recent fourth round draft...
Aug 14, 2022
Two Buccaneers show growth in preseason loss to Dolphins

Two Buccaneers show growth in preseason loss to Dolphins

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/ Head coach Todd Bowles was please with several performances. Preseason wins and losses aren’t looked at as the end-all for NFL teams and players. It’s the individual player performances that get the heavy look. And despite their 26-24 loss to the Miami Dolphins Saturday night, there was plenty the Buccaneers can still hang their hats on. Offensively, the Buccaneers moved the ball well with Kyle Trask under center. He was able to overcome some bad situations and seemed to put those bad situations behind him quickly. The 24-year-old signal...
Aug 14, 2022
Buccaneers on the Bubble: Preseason Week 1

Buccaneers on the Bubble: Preseason Week 1

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/ Let’s take a look at how the roster’s depth players fared against the Dolphins Saturday While they generated a good amount of excitement (for a preseason game anyway) and received some standout performances, the Buccaneers fell just short of a comeback against the Miami Dolphins Saturday night, losing 26-24. Every prominent starter took the night off, but several key battles for depth played out as fringe players fought to stay off the bubble. With first roster cuts looming on Tuesday, 5 players will need to go. So who made a case to stick...
Aug 13, 2022
Offensive miscues too much for Buccaneers in 26-24 preseason loss to the Dolphins

Offensive miscues too much for Buccaneers in 26-24 preseason loss to the Dolphins

Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports Good thing it’s preseason The first preseason game for the Buccaneers is officially in the books as they opened exhibition play with a loss to the Miami Dolphins by a score of 26-24. As is the case with any other year, preseason games are used for coaches to analyze the roster and see who will stay or go. And after Saturday night, Bucs coaches certainly have to do some evaluations to see where things went wrong. Quarterback Blaine Gabbert got the Buccaneers on the board after a dart to receiver Jaelon Darden for a touchdown to go...
Aug 13, 2022
Preseason Game 1 Open Thread: Buccaneers vs. Dolphins

Preseason Game 1 Open Thread: Buccaneers vs. Dolphins

Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/ The 2022 preseason gets underway Saturday. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are opening their preseason at home tonight against the Miami Dolphins inside Raymond James Stadium. The Bucs will be without quarterback Tom Brady this evening as he is on a pre-planned excused absence which means other guys like Blaine Gabbert, Kyle Trask, and Ryan Griffin will see some extended snaps from under center. There are other things to keep an eye on as well like the performance of newly acquired free agents and rookies making their debuts with Tampa...
Aug 13, 2022
SB Nation Reacts: Confidence in the team high throughout Buccaneers fan base

SB Nation Reacts: Confidence in the team high throughout Buccaneers fan base

Photo by Michael Reaves/ Results from this week’s SB Nation poll Heading into the Buccaneers first preseason game of 2022 against the Miami Dolphins, Bucs fans took to the polls of SB Nation to vote on their confidence in the team. There is lots of positivity throughout the fan base as 88-percent of Tampa Bay fans are confident in the direction of the team heading into the season. There are lots to look forward to this season with the obvious return of quarterback Tom Brady for another season. The progress Chris Godwin has made to return from his ACL...
Aug 12, 2022
Bucs Nation Podcast: Brady’s absence from the Buccaneers

Bucs Nation Podcast: Brady’s absence from the Buccaneers

Len Martez-Bucs Nation Trey Downey & Len Martez discuss Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady taking a pre-planned leave from the team. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers wrapped up another week of training camp and once again there were no shortage of storylines for Trey Downey and Len Martez to get to on a new edition of Downey and Martez. The show began once again with a conversation about quarterback Tom Brady. The guys discussed the news that “That Dude” will be away from the team until after the second preseason game against the Tennessee Titans. Trey and Len broke down how...
Aug 11, 2022
Tom Brady’s extended absence possibly due to pre-planned ‘family thing’

Tom Brady’s extended absence possibly due to pre-planned ‘family thing’

Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Insiders trying their best to piece together the puzzle Huge mystery unfolding in and out of the Buccaneers organization Thursday with the absence of quarterback Tom Brady from training camp. But not just any absence, an absence where Brady won’t be with the team for roughly 10 days. Many speculated as to what could be causing the future Hall of Famer from missing so much time. Was it his health? A family issue? Fortunately, it appears to not be anything serious. The Bucs have known about this for some time and were good with...
Aug 10, 2022
Carlton Davis III kept things cool against Tyreek Hill during joint practice

Carlton Davis III kept things cool against Tyreek Hill during joint practice

Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via But it’s just Day 1 Many inside and outside the Buccaneers remember when cornerback Carlton Davis III was was simply outmatched on the field against Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill during their regular season game in 2020. But Davis III later on helped shutdown Hill during their Super Bowl matchup. Now with the Miami Dolphins, Hill and his team were at the Buccaneers training facility for the start of joint practices. If you’re thinking there may be some back and forth between the two since the last time they...
Aug 10, 2022
Buccaneers lose Russell Gage at joint practice

Buccaneers lose Russell Gage at joint practice

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports The Bucs lose another receiver to injury during joint practice with Miami Dolphins The hits keep coming for the Buccaneers’ wide receiver group. After Mike Evans suffered a hamstring injury last week, having Breshad Perriman miss the last few practices - and with Chris Godwin being limited as he works his way back from his ACL tear and surgery - now they are without their big free agent acquisition. At least, for a little while. During one-on-one drills, wide receiver Russell Gage pulled up after his route grabbing the back of his left...
Aug 10, 2022
Buccaneers Reacts Survey: Preseason

Buccaneers Reacts Survey: Preseason

Photo by Alex Burstow/ Vote on this week’s SB Nation Buccaneers Reacts survey and let us know how confident you are in the team! Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NFL. Throughout the year we ask questions of the most plugged-in Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans and fans across the country. Sign up here to participate. Before the action gets started this week, we want to know what you think about the team. Let us know with your vote below and be on the lookout for results later this week! Please take our survey
Aug 9, 2022
Buccaneers release initial depth chart for 2022

Buccaneers release initial depth chart for 2022

Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via There were a few surprises in the Bucs’ initial depth chart, but it’s important not to read too much into it The Buccaneers have released their initial depth chart ahead of their first preseason game this Saturday against the Miami Dolphins. While most of the starters are exactly what you’d expect, there were still a few early surprises. In the highly contested wide receiver group, new addition Julio Jones has been placed at the number four spot behind Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and his former teammate Russell Gage. While...