From the monthly archives:

July 2011

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Training Camp: Day 3 Update

by Staff Report on July 31, 2011

Receivers come up big: Mike Williams, Sammie Stroughter, Dezmon Briscoe and Preston Parkerall got in on the scoring action Sunday. Towards the end of practice Freeman hit Williams in the back of the endzone over two defenders on a beautiful pass. Williams leaped, hauled in the pass, and was able to tap his toes and […]

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McCoy: “I Tried To Be Sapp Last Year”

by Roland Johnson on July 31, 2011

Second-year defensive tackle Gerald McCoy was thrust into a familiar situation last season as a rookie. Since his days at Oklahoma, he’s been linked to prominent stars, from a teams past. For the Sooners it was Tommie Harris, as a rookie with the Bucs, it was Warren Sapp. It has led McCoy to mimic those […]

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Training Camp: Day Two Update

by Staff Report on July 30, 2011

Josh Freeman who improved his accuracy from his rookie season to his sophomore season, has turned in two incredible days or practice and is on fire today with crisp passes, great accuracy, and hitting receivers in stride. Brain Price continues to pickup where he left off: After being doubled teamed on a first down play […]

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No Salary Cap Floor For 2011

by Roland Johnson on July 29, 2011

The belief that structuring a new CBA in such a way that teams would be required to spend actual cash in a given year instead of manipulated salary numbers as a means to reach a threshold, in this case the salary cap floor, has been repeatedly reported as 89% in actual cash payouts, does not […]

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Training Camp: Day 1 AM Update

by Staff Report on July 29, 2011

The Bucs took to the practice fields behind One Buc Place to conduct, their first team practice of training camp. The team was in good shape and showed off there conditioning in an upbeat – high tempo affair, as players were eager to get back to football. Donald Penn, was svelte looking as he walked […]

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Bucs Sign Free Agent P Michael Koenen

by Roland Johnson on July 28, 2011

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers finally signed a free agent from another team! Adam Schefter, of ESPN.com is reporting via twitter the Bucs have agreed to terms with punter Michael Koenen, formerly of the Atlanta Falcons on a 6-year deal. Of course it’s not the splash must fans had hoped for. Terms of the deal were […]

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Bucs Resign Davin Joseph & Jeremy Trueblood

by Roland Johnson on July 28, 2011

JP Peterson, of 1010am CBS Sports Radio is reporting the Bucs have agreed in principle with G Davin Joseph and T Jeremy Trueblood. Both Joseph and Trueblood meet with Mark Dominik, Raheem Morris, new offensive line coach Pat Morris, offensive coordinator Greg Olson and quarterback Josh Freeman last night, at a swanky downtown Tampa restaurant. […]

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Bucs Sign 7th Round Pick Anthony Gaitor

by Roland Johnson on July 28, 2011

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed to terms with former FIU CB Anthony Gaitor, the 222nd overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. A four-year starter and three-time All-Conference selection, Gaitor is a corner with decent ball skills. During the pre-draft process, NFL Network’s Mike Mayock and Charles Davis both loved his game tape. Gaitor […]

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Inside the Contracts of Clayborn, Foster & Hardy

by Roland Johnson on July 28, 2011

Mason Foster, the first Buccaneer rookie to sign. Has a four-year deal that includes a signing bonus of 525,000 and base salaries of $375,000, $501,560, $628,000 and $754,000. The total 4-year deal is worth $2,783,560.00-million with $1.4-million guaranteed in the first two seasons. Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Daniel Hardy (Idaho) will receive a $45,900 […]

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Holder: On Ruud “He’s Gone”

by Roland Johnson on July 27, 2011

Speculation is beginning to mount, since the Bucs first priority after the lockout was lifted, was to sign Mason Foster the teams third-round pick to a contract. Certainly one could surmise that the writing is on the wall for free agent Barrett Ruud. Ruud, 28, whom many presumed would be one of the hotter names […]

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Bucs Close To Inking Second Round Pick Da’Quan Bowers

by Roland Johnson on July 27, 2011

With general manager Mark Dominik having already locked up Adrian Clayborn in the early morning hours, he has turned his attention to former Clemson product and the teams’ second-round pick in this past Aprils draft, as the team is close to signing Da’Quan Bowers reports Scott Purks, of CBSSports.com. Bowers would be the fourth member […]

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Bucs Close To Resigning Black, Set To Wine and Dine Joseph

by Roland Johnson on July 27, 2011

Bucs general manager Mark Dominik has stressed all off-season the importance of signing the teams own free agents and yesterday, during his State of the Union address at one Buc Place, he told members of the local pen and mic club that the team “We’ll be taking our own players out to dinner.” Now comes […]

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Medical Watch: Bowers, Benn & Price

by Roland Johnson on July 27, 2011

Three players who figure prominently into the Bucs plans in 2011 have all passed their respective physicals. Per Adam Kohler, of Bay News 9’s second round pick Da’Quan Bowers, of Clemson. Who slide out of the first round after questions arose due to his surgically repaired knee passed his team physical and has been cleared […]

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Bucs Sign First Round Pick Adrian Clayborn

by Roland Johnson on July 26, 2011

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and first-round pick defensive end Adrian Clayborn have just finalized a deal, according to Adam Schefter, of ESPN.com. Clayborn becomes the first, 1st-round pick to sign under new labor agreement. Clayborn is expected to step in as the teams starting right defensive end. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. In […]

Former Clemson and second-round pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Da’Quan Bowers, was a quest on 620 WDAE The Sports Animal recently. When asked about the labor strife and his level of confidence that a deal would get done. He exuberated an air of confidence that eventually a deal between the NFL and the NFLPA* […]