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In an effort to strengthen certain positions and over come injuries at others, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced that they have made the following transactions: Since Aug 10, 2011 they have signed four players, released three players and placed one player on injured reserve. SIGNED TE Collin Franklin WR Aundrae Allison WR Maurice Price CB… Read More

Filed under a Buccaneers camp confidential report, NFL.com senior writer Steve Wyche who visited practice had some morsels of information that shed light on the thought process of how general manager Mark Dominik and head coach Raheem Morris are building a bigger more physical team that’s on the rise with a legitimate chance to win… Read More

Former legendary Buccaneer defensive tackle and current NFL Network commentator Warren Sapp was at One Buc Place Wednesday to take in the sights and sounds of what he believes is a team destined for the playoffs behind third-year signal caller Josh Freeman. Sapp who is a straight shooter and very opinionated person spent time with… Read More

Starting strong-side linebacker Quincy Black was the first player re-signed this off-season, by the Bucs. To the tune of $29 million over five years with $11.5 million guaranteed, even though he seldom saw the field on third downs. The Bucs are betting everything on Black, as he will play a position all too familiar to… Read More

The Bucs were able to re-stock their receiving corps in short order. After spending a seventh round pick in 2009 on Sammie Stroughter, a second round pick in 2010 on Arrelious Benn and a fourth round pick on Mike Williams, pilfering Dezmon Briscoe from the Bengals, signing Preston Parker as an undrafted free agent and… Read More

They say you can’t truly judge a quarterback until after he’s started 16 games. Well, in the case of Josh Freeman, the proof is in the pudding. Through his first 16 starts that encompassed his rookie season and parts of his sophomore season. The 6-foot-6, 250-pounder has been on a meteoric rise. His first 16… Read More

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released their first depth chart of the 2011 season. The official depth chart gives fans a glimpse, into the minds of the coaching staff. The first thing many need to remember is that its fluid and will evolve over the course of training camp and the pre-season. Basically nothing is set… Read More

After spending countless hours watching and re-watching game film during the lockout new defensive line coaches, Keith Millard and Grade Stretz, aren’t the only changes taking place from last year to this year up front for the Bucs. To help a porous front that had an anemic pass rush and leaked like a sieve allowing 131… Read More

Rookie MLB Mason Foster continues to see his reps with the first team defense increase – in this morning’s walkthrough to prepare for tonight’s practice, at Raymond James Stadium Foster was running with the first team defense and barking out adjustments and audibles. DT Gerald McCoy who suffered a strained right rotator cuff injury, in… Read More

The term “sack” was coined by former Rams great Deacon Jones. However, the term "sack" was not widely used before circa 1970; previously one would simply refer to a quarterback being tackled behind the line (of scrimmage), in so many words. Nicknamed the “Secretary of Defense,” Jones felt that a sack devastated the offense in… Read More

Fans in attendance at practice this afternoon got somewhat of a scare as Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 2010 first-round pick Gerald McCoy injured his right shoulder during the team’s full squad scrimmage. McCoy was hurt about halfway through the workout making a pass-rush move during an 1-on-1 drill. He immediately removed his shoulder pads and was… Read More

Starting left tackle Donald Penn who was looking forward to nurturing Tampa Bay Buccaneers first round pick, defensive end Adrian Clayborn was said to have been working harder then he’s every worked before in practice. Penn who arrived at camp in the best shape he’s been since becoming a starter for the Bucs has had… Read More

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that they have re-signed DE Tim Crowder to a two-year contract. The team also announced they signed free agent QB Jonathan Crompton and undrafted free agent K Jacob Rogers (Cincinnati) and waived T Quintin Borders, K Josh Jasper and DT Doug Worthington. Crowder, a fifth-year veteran who has played… Read More

Second year Bucs wideout Dezmon Briscoe bounced a round a bit as a rookie, after being drafted in the sixth round by the Cincinnati Bengals - then getting cut during the final days of camp in 2010. He was added to the Bucs practice squad under the guarantee he would be paid like he was… Read More

There’s plenty of reason’s that many want to anoint third year quarterback,  Josh Freeman as an elite player and mention him in the same breathe with some of the games current greats.  For starters Freeman has 7 fourth quarter come-from-behind wins under his belt in only 25 starts. He finished the 2010 season on a… Read More