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NFL investigating phone prank

Posted March 12, 2013 @ 4:57 p.m. ET
The NFL is investigating the hacking of a phone conversation between GMs Buddy Nix of the Bills and Mark Dominik of the Buccaneers.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 2013 team needs

Posted March 08, 2013 @ 9:45 p.m. ET
We highlight the top three needs on offense and defense for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and take a look back at their 2012 draft class.

Buccaneers DE Bowers arrested for carrying gun at airport

Posted Feb. 18, 2013 @ 5:32 p.m. ET
Buccaneers DE Da’Quan Bowers was arrested Monday at LaGuardia Airport for illegally carrying a handgun, according to NBC New York. 

Buccaneers sign P Henry

Posted Feb. 13, 2013 @ 2:30 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers signed P Chas Henry, the team announced Wednesday.

Ranking the NFL divisions for 2013

Posted Feb. 07, 2013 @ 4:06 p.m. ET
PFW associate editor Kevin Fishbain takes an early stab at ranking the NFL's divisions for 2013, led by the NFC South.

Report: Bucs hire Wannstedt to coach special teams

Posted Feb. 01, 2013 @ 5:41 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers hired former Bills defensive coordinator Dave Wannstedt as their special-teams coordinator on Friday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported.

Buccaneers hire McNulty as QBs coach

Posted Jan. 18, 2013 @ 4:06 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers hired John McNulty as quarterbacks coach, GM Mark Dominik confirmed Friday.

Bucs WR Jackson replaces Lions' Johnson in Pro Bowl

Posted Jan. 15, 2013 @ 5:21 p.m. ET
WR Vincent Jackson has been added to the NFC Pro Bowl roster, replacing Detroit's Calvin Johnson.

Pressure will be turned up on Bucs QB Freeman

Posted Jan. 04, 2013 @ 3:35 p.m. ET
Our sources expect the Buccaneers to allow QB Josh Freeman to enter next season without a contract extension.

NFC South Spin cycle: Tough test awaits suspect Falcons run 'D'

Posted Dec. 31, 2012 @ 3:08 p.m. ET
The Falcons came up short against the Bucs in a game where they nothing to gain, and the Panthers rallied against the Saints in Week 17.

Falcons fall to Bucs in season finale

Posted Dec. 30, 2012 @ 4:40 p.m. ET
The Falcons couldn't gain momentum for the playoffs as Josh Freeman threw a touchdown pass to Mike William and the Buccaneers beat Atlanta 22-17.

Thursday's 60-second rant: Extending Freeman is dicey issue

Posted Dec. 27, 2012 @ 6:32 p.m. ET
With Josh Freeman nose-diving in the past two games, the conversation about whether he is the long-term answer for the Bucs has been renewed.

NFC South Spin cycle: Falcons earn top seed, Bucs keep sinking

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 1:32 p.m. ET
The Falcons clinched the No. 1 seed in the NFC with their win over the Lions in Week 16. Meanwhile, the Bucs continued to implode.

Bradford, Jenkins lead Rams past Buccaneers

Posted Dec. 23, 2012 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
Sam Bradford tossed a pair of touchdown passes and CB Janoris Jenkins scored his fourth TD of the season, helping the Rams beat the Buccaneers 28-13.

Bucs again will be looking for secondary help

Posted Dec. 21, 2012 @ 3:25 p.m. ET
Our sources believe the Bucs will be focusing on addressing their secondary in free agency and the draft for the second year in a row.

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Wright, Eric (CB)

Posted April 09, 2013 @ 7:34 p.m.
Tampa Bay restructured Wright's contract, announcing it reached a one-year deal Tuesday.
He signed with the Buccaneers as a free agent last year and started 10 games, but missed time due to injuries and a four-game suspension for violating the league's substance policy.

Orlovsky, Dan (QB)

Posted April 09, 2013 @ 7:33 p.m.
The Buccaneers re-signed Orlovsky to a one-year deal Tuesday.
The reserve quarterback appeared in one game for Tampa Bay in 2012, going four of seven for 51 yards.

Cutrera, Jacob (LB)

Posted March 20, 2013 @ 7:17 p.m.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers re-signed Cutrera, they announced on Wednesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Cutrera is a backup linebacker entering his fourth pro season. He has appeared 24 career games, 16 with the Bucs over the past two seasons.

Economos, Andrew (C)

Posted March 20, 2013 @ 7:17 p.m.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have re-signed free agent long snapper Economos, a free agent long snapper. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Economos is a seventh-year pro who's appeared in 92 games with the Buccaneers. The unrestricted free agent was the club's special teams captain last season.

Ogletree, Kevin (WR)

Posted March 14, 2013 @ 7:08 p.m.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed Ogletree.
Ogletree was a backup with the Dallas Cowboys the past four seasons, appearing in 46 games and making 57 catches for 730 yards and four touchdowns.

Casillas, Jonathan (LB)

Posted March 14, 2013 @ 7:08 p.m.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed Casillas.
Casillas is a fifth-year pro who spent the past four seasons with NFC South rival New Orleans. He started eight of 38 games he appeared in with the Saints, with three sacks and two fumble recoveries.

Goldson, Dashon (S)

Posted March 13, 2013 @ 4:16 p.m.
Goldson signed a $41.25 million, five-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Wednesday.
Goldson spent the past two seasons on one-year contracts with the NFC champion San Francisco 49ers, including last year with the franchise tag for $6.2 million. Goldson made it clear he sought a long-term deal for his future security, and he got it across the country with the Bucs. The 28-year-old Goldson had 69 tackles, three interceptions and a forced fumble for San Francisco last year in his sixth NFL season.

Bowers, Da'Quan (DE)

Posted Feb. 18, 2013 @ 6:58 p.m.
Bowers was awaiting arraignment Monday on charges of criminal possession of a weapon after he was arrested at a New York airport when police found a loaded handgun in his luggage.
Bowers was arrested at LaGuardia Airport as he was about to board a US Airways flight to Raleigh, N.C. Authorities say the loaded .40-caliber weapon was found during a search of his carry-on bag.

Martin, Doug (RB)

Posted Jan. 20, 2013 @ 7:29 p.m.
Martin is being added to the NFC Pro Bowl roster, taking the place of San Francisco 49ers runner Frank Gore, who'll go to the Super Bowl instead.
Martin is the Bucs' first rookie in the Pro Bowl since kick returner Clifton Smith in 2008. Martin, the 30th pick in last April's NFL draft, ran for 1,454 yards and 11 touchdowns this season. His yards rushing ranked fifth in the league.

Jackson, Vincent (WR)

Posted Jan. 15, 2013 @ 6:07 p.m.
Jackson has been added to the NFC Pro Bowl, replacing Detroit's Calvin Johnson, who broke the NFL's single- season record for reception yards in 2012.
Jackson led the Bucs with career bests of 72 receptions and 1,384 yards after signing with them as a free agent last winter, helping numerous fantasy owners to tremendous showings in their leagues along the way.

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