The fact that the Bucs gave one of the NFC's better teams that much of a scare, even with all their injuries, shows how far they have come.
CB Aqib Talib, who left the Falcons game with a hip injury, and C Jeff Faine, who suffered a triceps injury, have been placed on injured reserve.
Eric Weems scored on a 102-yard kickoff return and Matt Ryan threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Michael Jenkins as the Falcons rallied from a 10-point deficit to beat the Buccaneers 28-24 on Sunday for their sixth straight victory.
With his ability to play multiple positions on the offensive line, Jeremy Zuttah has been a valuable backup for Tampa Bay, and he'll move to right guard to replace the injured Davin Joseph this week, according to NFC South ...
Buccaneers rookie S Cody Grimm proved himself enough to ensure that he will be a top contender, if not the definite starter, at free safety when he returns before next season.
Except for a recent DUI arrest, Buccaneers WR Mike Williams has done all the right things to convince his coaches and general manager that they made a wise gamble when they drafted him in the fourth round last April.
The Buccaneers made a series of roster moves following a rash of injuries last Sunday, placing three starters on injured reserve and waiving S Sabby Piscitelli.
The NFL is looking into a reported verbal confrontation between Aqib Talib and an official following the Bucs' 17-10 loss. Talib was upset about a teammate being penalized for pass interference at the end of the first half.
The Buccaneers lost to the Ravens in Week 12 and also lost a pair of starters for the season.
Joe Flacco threw two touchdown passes, and the Ravens beat Tampa Bay 17-10 Sunday for their franchise record-tying eighth straight home win.
Buccaneers OG Davin Joseph could be rather expensive to re-sign once the 2011 free-agent signing period begins, but GM Mark Dominik is expected to do whatever it takes to retain the highly regarded Joseph.
While Jeremy Zuttah is a younger and much cheaper option than Jeff Faine, one team observer expects Faine will be the Bucs' starting center beyond the end of this season.
The Buccaneers have signed DT Frank Okam to their active roster and released veteran DT Ryan Sims.
The Bucs released DT Ryan Sims on Tuesday. Sims had been inactive the past three games because of a knee injury.
The Buccaneers' young defensive line still has a ways to go, but it's often shown promise this season and was a major difference maker against San Francisco.