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Geno Hayes

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have brought back recently released DE George Johnson, signing him to the practice squad. To make room for Johnson the team has released 2011 7th round draft pick TE Daniel Hardy from the practice squad. Veteran RB Earnest Graham will be the teams primary third down back heading into the season […]

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Foster Embracing Challenge

by Jim Johnson on August 31, 2011

Rookie Mason Foster, who was thrown into the fray at middle linebacker. Is embracing the challenge of replacing ex-Buc and current Tennessee Titan Barrett Ruud, who set the defense for the Bucs the last five seasons before leaving as a free agent this off-season. Foster who was penciled in as the starter – midway through […]

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Bucs Linebackers & Free Agent “Upside” Potential

by Staff Report on July 4, 2011

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have seemingly rebuilt there defensive line over the past two drafts with the drafting of defensive tackles Gerald McCoy and Brain Price in 2010 and most recently with the drafting of defensive ends Adrian Clayborn and Da’Quan Bowers. But with the NFL and the NFLPA* locked in labor strife with rumors […]

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Sunday Morning Slant: Bucs @ Panthers

by Staff Report on September 19, 2010

This will be a weekly post, containing news from around the web on game days revolving around the Bucs and, of course the team they are playing that Sunday. To kick off this Sunday’s edition: It’s worth noting that the three lowest spending teams in the NFL, in an uncapped season were all victorious on […]

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Bucs’ Hayes Making Case As Teams Best Linebacker

by Staff Report on December 29, 2009

Tampa Bay Buccaneers second year linebacker Geno Hayes has been making a case for himself as the teams best linebacker this year with his play on the field. Through the 15 games Hayes has played in this season he has amassed 122 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, 12 quarterback pressures, 2 interceptions, 7 […]

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Geno Hayes & Jermaine Phillips speak

by Jim Johnson on August 27, 2009

With news breaking this week that weakside linebacker safety Jermaine Phillips will be switched back to his natural position in the secondary and second year outside linebacker Geno Hayes will now assume the starting duties at weakside linebacker both players spoke briefly to Stephen Holder, of the St. Pete Times. “It’s a big opportunity for […]

With the suspension of starting FS Tanard Jackson for the Buccaneers first four regular season games looming on the horizon. The team has been working out converted safety turned linebacker Jermaine Phillips back at his natural position of safety the past few weeks. With the move of Phillips the domino’s are falling, second year linebacker […]

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Bucs Adams finally gets it

by Jim Johnson on August 5, 2009

Every where you surf these days on the internet or radio dial, Gaines Adams a former Clemson product and 4th overall pick in the 2007 draft is being lambasted by everyone from coaches to the media and even fans. After registering 12.5 sacks over his first two seasons in the league. Adams has come under […]

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Bucs News & Notes: Tuesday OTA

by Jim Johnson on June 16, 2009

No need to worry Buccaneer fans, starting middle linebacker Barrett Ruud showed for the team mandatory mini camp. Even though he is miffed at the lack of contract talks he arrived and participated in drills. Ruud has not ruled out the idea of holding out of training camp in the hopes of getting the team […]

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Bucs Hayes competing on strongside

by Jim Johnson on May 26, 2009

Tampa Bay Buccaneers second year linebacker Geno Hayes, is competing on the strong side in Jim Bates version of his 4-3 defense. In the most recent Bucs Insider video on, Hayes can be seen lining up on what would amount to be the strong side. Hayes who is coming off a knee injury, which […]

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Morris looking for competitive environment

by Jim Johnson on March 24, 2009

Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris says he wants to create as much competition as possible not only at the quarterback position but the entire roster from top to bottom and feels the team still has a long way to a finished roster, but the team still intends to add a fourth passer before the start of […]

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Bucs looking at lesser known talent to fill LB voids

by Jim Johnson on February 26, 2009

Bates’ new defensive scheme, calls for big athletic quick linebackers to attack gaps, force the action back towards the inside while also providing a legitimate pass rush when the team brings what many feel will be a myriad of new wrinkles when it comes to blitzing opposing offenses. It will be hard to fathom the […]