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TBC Mailbag: What’s the deal with Jeff Demps?

TheBayCave.com is back to taking questions from its readers and social media followers. TBC will once again publish these question and answer sessions for all to read. In this installment of TBC Mailbag, Senior Writer Gil Arcia answers a question about a once potential favorite to win the kick return battle...
Via The Bay Cave
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bowers’ chances of making the team diminishing

Buccaneers defensive lineman Da’Quan Bowers has faced lots of adversity each year of his career. He had a decent performance during the Bucs preseason opener but has not seen the field since.  The 2011 second-round pick from Clemson has been nursing a groin injury and reacquainting himself with the sidelines of the practice fields at One Buc Place. Head coach Lovie Smith said...
Via The Bay Cave
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Buccanneers claim OT Edawn Coughman off waivers

Today the Tampa Bay Buccaneers claimed Edawn Coughman from the waiver wire. The Buffalo Bills released him yesterday. The ironic thing is Edawn will get to face the team that released him this week in the preseason game. @RavensInsider: Buccaneers awarded tackle Edawn Coughman off waivers from Bills The post Buccanneers claim OT Edawn Coughman off waivers appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers release wide receiver Lavelle Hawkins

The Tampa Tribune is reporting that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released veteran wide receiver Lavelle Hawkins. @PatYazESPN: Bucs have released WR Lavelle Hawkins. Hawkins signed with Tampa shortly after they traded Mike Williams to the Bills. Hawkins was very successful in Jeff Tedford’s system in California, but didn ‘t work out in the NFL. The post Buccaneers release wide...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Release Veteran WR Lavelle Hawkins

  The Buccaneers have released veteran WR Lavelle Hawkins, according to ESPN’s Adam Caplan. Tampa Bay signed Hawkins to a contract back in April, so he has had enough of time to learn the system and compete for a starting job, which can be said for all veterans in training camp. Hawkins, 28, signed a one-year contract with the Chargers last season after spending the first five...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Real test for the offensive line this week

The Buccaneers offensive line has been the center of criticism this preseason. If there was ever a better time to silence critics heading into the regular season, it would be this week against the Buffalo Bills. Buffalo has all four linemen returning from 2013 who were part of a defense that recorded one of the highest sack totals in the league last season with 57. It’s a challenge...
Via The Bay Cave
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Bucs tumble down preseason Power Rankings, check in at No. 32

Every team has played two games. Most of the starters have seen enough action to provide a sense of what a team has to offer. And the picture is becoming clearer around the league. Yes, it’s dangerous to put too much stock in preseason games. But it’s also foolish to ignore information that can be very valuable, which is what exhibitions provide to the keen observer. With that...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Offensive Line no longer OFFENSIVE on Tampa Bay Buccaneers

 NOTE: Check out the “TEAM INFO” menu on the site, it   is now a Drop Down menu. Team  Info now has three new pages:  CURRENT (2014)- Here you will   find the Current Roster and current  Depth Chart and current Schedule with Standings. TEAM RECORDS- Here you will find the top 10 career leaders in offensive, defensive and special teams categories. ALL TIME HONORS-Is a new...
Via Buc Stop
2 days ago  |  Discuss

National confidence level in Tampa Bay Bucs drops after preseason Week 2

Now, it’s getting interesting. Across the NFL, teams are honing in on what they have for 2014, trying to establish what they are and what they’re going to do this season. A week after seeing a lot of starters sit out around the league, almost every marquee player was on the field during the second week of the preseason. This week and next, teams will essentially have dress rehearsals...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers are likely to be in the market for a running back

It may only be pre-season but the Tampa Bay Bucs are in need of a running back. The team lost rookie draft pick Charles Sims last week. Now Mike James is banged up. Mike James suffered a shoulder injury against the Dolphins and probably won’t play Saturday at Buffalo. Head Coach Lovie Smith said: “I’ve […] The post Buccaneers are likely to be in the market for a running...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Fantasy Projections 2014

RB Doug Martin (Tampa Bay) Doug Martin, a 2012 1st round pick, had a great rookie year, rushing for 1454 yards and 11 touchdowns on 319 carries, 4.56 YPC, and adding 49 catches for 472 yards and another score. His sophomore season was about the opposite. Martin lasted 6 games before going down for the season with a shoulder injury and in those 6 games, he rushed for 456 yards and...
Via The Football Fan Spot
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Noticeable Improvement for Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Loss to Miami

There was Running room; some of the time. The QB had time to throw; some of the time. Bucs fans can rest a little easier, call into their favorite sports programs a little less this week, as 60 minutes of  time went by, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers showed a marked improvement over their Week 1 Preseason disaster. Insistant on starting his veteran guards, Lovie Smith went back to Oniel...
Via Buc Stop
3 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Tampa Bay Buccaneers wideout Chris Owusu makes incredible one-handed grab

If you’re looking for reasons to get excited about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 2014 season, you need look no further than the wide receiver position. With rookie Mike Evans and Pro Bowler Vincent Jackson in the fold they should be able to put up a lot of yards through the air. One guy who doesn’t get as much attention is Chris Owusu, a third year receiver out of Stanford. Owusu...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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