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NFC South Spin cycle: Saints defense still needs to tighten up

Posted Nov. 06, 2012 @ 1:46 p.m. ET
It's all smiles in the NFC South after the Saints, Falcons, Panthers and Buccaneers each earned a victory in Week Nine.

Martin's record day leads Bucs past Raiders

Posted Nov. 04, 2012 @ 7:57 p.m. ET
Rookie Doug Martin rushed for a franchise-record 251 yards and four touchdowns and the Buccaneers held on to beat the Raiders 42-32 on Sunday.

Buccaneers mindful of Martin's workload

Posted Nov. 02, 2012 @ 3:18 p.m. ET
We have heard concerns coming out of Tampa in recent weeks that Doug Martin may hit the proverbial rookie wall later in the season.

Buccaneers trade CB Talib to Patriots

Posted Nov. 01, 2012 @ 4:34 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers traded CB Aqib Talib to the Patriots, the Bucs announced Thursday at the trade deadline.

Bucs RB Martin, Packers CB Hayward named Rookies of the Month

Posted Nov. 01, 2012 @ 12:40 p.m. ET
Buccaneers RB Doug Martin and Packers CB Casey Hayward were named the NFL’s Rookies of the Month for October.

Bucs claim CB Gorrer

Posted Oct. 31, 2012 @ 6:02 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers claimed CB Danny Gorrer off waivers from the Seahawks on Wednesday.

Bucs place OLG Nicks on I.R.

Posted Oct. 30, 2012 @ 4:21 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers placed OLG Carl Nicks on injured reserve with a toe injury. They promoted OG Roger Allen from the practice squad.

Week Eight Players of the Week

Posted Oct. 30, 2012 @ 8:34 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Doug Martin, Tim Jennings and Olivier Vernon as its Players of the Week.

Bucs readying DE Bowers for expanded duties

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 8:27 p.m. ET
The Bucs are preparing DE Da’Quan Bowers for increased playing time in Week Nine coming off his 2012 season debut.

NFC South Spin cycle: Hard to doubt soaring Falcons

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 1:24 p.m. ET
Half of the NFC South's teams went home happy with each club playing on the road in Week Eight.

Friday's 60-second rant: Bucs, NFC South could play spoiler

Posted Oct. 26, 2012 @ 3:20 p.m. ET
While slow starts may leave the Bucs, Saints and Panthers out of the playoffs, these squads might determine who makes the postseason.

Martin, Buccaneers race past Vikings

Posted Oct. 25, 2012 @ 11:57 p.m. ET
RB Doug Martin racked up 214 total yards and two TDs, and the Buccaneers blew out Minnesota 36-17 on Thursday night.

Bucs activate DE Bowers

Posted Oct. 25, 2012 @ 4:54 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers activated DE Da’Quan Bowers to the 53-man roster and said he should play in Thursday night’s game against the Vikings.

Key matchup: Bucs defense vs. Vikings QB Christian Ponder

Posted Oct. 24, 2012 @ 4:34 p.m. ET
In today's Key Matchup, we consider the opportunity awaiting Vikings QB Christian Ponder, who has a chance to end his slump against the Bucs.

Week Eight primer: Falcons-Eagles a game in contrasts

Posted Oct. 23, 2012 @ 7:06 p.m. ET
Here are the top 15 story lines for Week Eight as we approach the midpoint of the season.

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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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