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NFC South Spin cycle: Panthers are in disarray

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 2:05 p.m. ET
The Saints beat the Bucs, and the Panthers are still a mess, as most of the NFC South came up short with the Falcons on bye.

Brees tosses four TDs, Saints hold off Buccaneers

Posted Oct. 21, 2012 @ 4:53 p.m. ET
Saints QB Drew Brees threw for 377 yards and four touchdowns to pace a 35-28 come-from-behind victory over the Buccaneers on Sunday.

Buccaneers promote CB Lewis

Posted Oct. 20, 2012 @ 8:09 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers promoted CB LeQuan Lewis to the 53-man roster from the team's practice squad on Saturday.

On thin ice, Bucs grant Talib a reprieve

Posted Oct. 20, 2012 @ 5:39 p.m. ET
It appears that suspended CB Aqib Talib’s future this season is with the Buccaneers.

NFC South Spin cycle: Freeman roller coaster continues

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 2:53 p.m. ET
With the Panthers and Saints on bye, the NFC South went 2-0 vs. the AFC West on Sunday.

Freeman leads Bucs past reeling Chiefs

Posted Oct. 14, 2012 @ 4:40 p.m. ET
Josh Freeman threw for 328 yards and three touchdowns to help the Buccaneers beat the struggling Chiefs 38-10

Buccaneers CB Talib suspended four games

Posted Oct. 13, 2012 @ 2:44 p.m. ET
The NFL suspended Buccaneers CB Aqib Talib for four games on Saturday for violating its policy on performance-enhancing substances. 

Bucs learning how to maximize Freeman's potential

Posted Oct. 11, 2012 @ 9:46 p.m. ET
The Bucs’ coaching staff spent the team’s Week Five bye trying to figure out what parts of the offense work best for QB Josh Freeman.

Thursday's 60-second rant: Time for Bucs to snap out of funk

Posted Oct. 11, 2012 @ 5:11 p.m. ET
For the sake of his credibility, Greg Schiano needs to make it abundantly clear that his team is heading in the right direction on Sunday.

Bucs-Chiefs blacked out in Tampa

Posted Oct. 11, 2012 @ 1:52 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers-Chiefs game in Tampa Bay will be blacked out and not televised in the Tampa area.

Chiefs QB Cassel ruled out for Sunday

Posted Oct. 11, 2012 @ 12:41 p.m. ET
Chiefs QB Matt Cassel has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers. Brady Quinn will start in his place.

Key matchup: Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles vs. Bucs run defense

Posted Oct. 10, 2012 @ 3:56 p.m. ET
In today’s Key Matchup, we delve into the looming battle between the league leader in rushing yards and Tampa Bay’s run defense.

Bucs place CB Gaitor on I.R. with designation to return

Posted Oct. 09, 2012 @ 4:15 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers placed CB Anthony Gaitor on the injured reserve list with the designation to return. Gatior can return to action in six weeks.

NFC South Spin cycle: Week Five

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 1:02 p.m. ET
The Falcons are 5-0 for the first time in franchise history, and the Saints finally have a victory, but the Panthers continued their downward spiral.

Bucs looking for ways to jumpstart running game

Posted Oct. 07, 2012 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
While rookie Doug Martin is still the Buccaneers’ primary ballcarrier, the team will be more inclined to give its other backs opportunities coming out of its Week Five bye.

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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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