Author Archives: Molly Bay

RB Sims goes to IR, freeing up roster spot for S Wright

#453911004 / gettyimages.com One surprising cut to the Buccaneers’ roster last week was S Major Wright (#31), who was seen as a shoe-in for the job. Wright had a history with Head Coach Lovie Smith given that Wright had been … Continue reading

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OC Tedford’s return still unclear, may miss opener vs. Carolina

The Buccaneers have still been mum on what ailment has OC Jeff Tedford temporarily incapacitated and have been equally evasive on whether Tedford will be calling plays at this Sunday’s season opener against Carolina. “When he’ll be back here full-time, … Continue reading

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Buccaneers elect new captains

#457449743 / gettyimages.com   This year’s elections in the Buccaneers locker room have gone off without a hitch and with little surprises. The new team leaders will now be: Offensive captains are QB Josh McCown (#12) and WR Vincent Jackson … Continue reading

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Buccaneers waste no time, begin making cuts ahead of Saturday deadline

Just as the team did with the first roster cuts, the Buccaneers wasted no time on Friday slimming down the roster ahead of the Saturday 53-man roster deadline. The first casualties of the roster cuts were: CB Marc Anthony – … Continue reading

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Bucs acquire G Logan Mankins in trade with New England, give up TE Tim Wright, draft pick

#450442675 / gettyimages.com   The Buccaneers have been as busy as ever this week as the first roster cut deadline quickly approaches. In addition to the players released Sunday and Monday and visit from controversial OL Richie Incognito, the Buccaneers have been … Continue reading

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OL Richie Incognito visits One Buc Place

#185645759 / gettyimages.com   News of OL Richie Incognito‘s presence in Tampa quickly ignited a barrage of speculation regarding the future of the controversial player, as well as the state of the Buccaneers under-performing offensive line. The “visit”, as Head Coach Lovie … Continue reading

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OC Tedford out for “medical procedure”, return indefinite

#156877373 / gettyimages.com Head Coach Lovie Smith addressed the media Monday, revealing that OC Jeff Tedford underwent an unidentified “medical procedure” Monday morning. “He’s resting comfortably right now, but he’ll be out for a short period of time,” Smith said. “We’ll … Continue reading

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Lovie: Jonathan Casillas “did not meet our standards for our football players”, stays home for Bucs 27-14 victory over Bills

#185103609 / gettyimages.com Starting strong-side linebacker #52 Jonathan Casillas did not travel with the team on Saturday to Buffalo, the consequence of an undisclosed team rule violation.

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First Roster Cuts Underway

The NFL deadline for clubs to reduce their roster to 75 members does not close until 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, but the Buccaneers have already gotten a jump start, cutting 12 players on Sunday. These cuts bring the roster down … Continue reading

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The First 100 Days of Lovie in 500 words or less

Critics have shredded the fluff piece that is The First 100 Days of Head Coach Lovie Smith quite thoroughly, so I’ll spare you (and writer Scott Smith) my opinion on the novella. What can be garnered from the 32,000-word article is an insight into the new regime and what can be expected of it in the short term. Fortunately for you, I have read the article for you so you do not have to and will summarize the high points in 500 words or less. Continue reading

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