Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are a professional American football franchise based in Tampa, Florida. The Buccaneers currently compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member team of the National Football Conference (NFC) South division. Along with the Seattle Seahawks, the team joined the NFL in 1976 as an expansion team.
  • Tampa Bay's offensive futility forced Dirk Koetter to take back playcalling
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    Tampa Bay's offensive futility forced Dirk Koetter to take back playcalling

    Dirk Koetter took over playcalling for Tampa Bay Sunday, and the result was 498 yards and three points.

  • Charleston Southern University

    Balanced effort leads Bucs over S.C. State, 89-72

    CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston Southern delivered its best offensive performance of the young season and forced 20 turnovers to down South Carolina State, 89-72, Tuesday at the Buc Dome. CSU (2-1) led by as many as 22 points and for 35:02 of game time to avenge last December's overtime loss at S.C. State (1-2). Christian Keeling pumped in a season-high 27 points to pace five players in double figures. The Bucs shot an even 50 percent and scored 26 points off turnovers to forge a big cushion, and then turned back the Bulldogs' rally after they cut their deficit to ten on four occasions. CSU head coach Barclay Radebaugh continues to be encouraged by a young group that has played its first three

  • IDP Analysis: Week 11 Matchups
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    IDP Analysis: Week 11 Matchups

    Jim Coventry expects J.J. Watt and the rest of Houston’s pass rushers to have a big game against Alex Smith and a decimated Redskins offensive line.

  • Week 11 Fantasy Football Sleepers: Jackson to take flight against hapless Bengals?
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    Week 11 Fantasy Football Sleepers: Jackson to take flight against hapless Bengals?

    Rookies Lamar Jackson, Rashaad Penny and Josh Adams are first-time fantasy Flames based on opportunity potential in Week 11.

  • #ProDawgs Week 10: Ross, Vea make plays
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    #ProDawgs Week 10: Ross, Vea make plays

    Vita Vea got his first career sack in Tampa Bay's loss to Washington. Inexplicably, there doesn't seem to be a video of it anywhere. Mason Foster had 10 tackles in the win for the Bucs. Budda Baker had four tackles in Arizona's loss at Kansas City, including a takedown of Kareem Hunt, who was trying to hurdle him. Cory Littleton had 9 tackles in the Rams' win over Seattle, though he did also commit a damaging roughing the passer penalty to keep a Seahawks drive alive. Marcus Peters had an improved day to help LA get the season sweep, writes Andrew Ortenberg. Shaq Thompson had 3 tackles in Carolina's blowout loss at Pittsburgh. John Ross caught 2 passes for 39 yards and a touchdown in Cincinnati's

  • Jay Gruden, Zach Brown cleared up linebacker's critical tweet
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    Jay Gruden, Zach Brown cleared up linebacker's critical tweet

    Zach Brown did not see his playing time affected in Sunday's win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after he tweeted critical remarks about the Redskins' coaching staff. The linebacker took 75.4 percent of the team's defensive snaps, which was standard.

  • The Hanford Sentinel

    Buccaneers sticking with Fitzpatrick as starting QB

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are sticking with Ryan Fitzpatrick as their No. 1 quarterback. Coach Dirk Koetter said Monday that the 14th-year pro, who failed to produce a touchdown in the previous day's 16-3 loss to Washington, will start next Sunday on the road against the New York Giants. The Bucs (3-6) have dropped six of seven games following a 2-0 start, with Fitzpatrick starting four of the losses after leading the team to surprising victories over New Orleans and Philadelphia while Jameis Winston was serving a suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy.

  • Week 10 Wrap Podcast: Did a player end your fantasy playoffs hopes today?
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    Week 10 Wrap Podcast: Did a player end your fantasy playoffs hopes today?

    Which players put a damper — or ruined — your fantasy playoff hopes? Our Yahoo experts discuss them and much more on this week's wrap podcast.

  • Bucs sign Kevin Minter, promote Dare Ogunbowale
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    Bucs sign Kevin Minter, promote Dare Ogunbowale

    The Buccaneers announced Tuesday that they signed linebacker Kevin Minter and promoted running back Dare Ogunbowale from the practice squad. They placed offensive lineman Evan Smith and running back Shaun Wilson on injured reserve in corresponding moves. Minter, 27, played 12 special teams snaps in Tampa Bay’s loss to the Bengals earlier this season. The [more]

  • Buccaneers lose again, Koetter mum on possible QB change
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    Buccaneers lose again, Koetter mum on possible QB change

    Ryan Fitzpatrick has been down this road far more times than the veteran quarterback cares to remember. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost for the third straight time Sunday, failing to score a touchdown in a 16-3 loss to the Washington Redskins despite gaining 501 yards total offense and only punting once. Fitzpatrick topped 400 yards passing for the fourth time this season, yet he may be headed back to the bench after the team's sixth loss in seven games following a 2-0 start.

  • Josh Norman slams Washington fans after road win: 'We can play all the games on the road if you ask me'
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    Josh Norman slams Washington fans after road win: 'We can play all the games on the road if you ask me'

    Washington cornerback Josh Norman slammed Redskins fans after their 16-3 road win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.

  • Lavonte David’s availability in question for Sunday
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    Lavonte David’s availability in question for Sunday

    Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David sprained his MCL against Washington on Sunday, Jeanna Laine of ESPN reports. That has David’s status in question for this week’s game against the Giants. The team’s weakside linebacker underwent an MRI on Monday, which confirmed the diagnosis. The typical prognosis is a 2-4 week rehab. Tampa Bay signed Kevin Minter [more]

  • Report: Bucs release Chandler Catanzaro
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    Report: Bucs release Chandler Catanzaro

    The Buccaneers signed kicker Chandler Catanzaro to a three-year contract this offseason, but he reportedly won’t make it through the first year of the pact. Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports that the Bucs have released Catanzaro. The move comes a day after Catanzaro missed a pair of field goals in Tampa’s 16-3 loss to Washington. [more]

  • Bucs LB David has sprained MCL, source says
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    Bucs LB David has sprained MCL, source says

    Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer Close Covered the Buccaneers since 2009 Joined ESPN in 2016 Follow on Twitter TAMPA, Fla. -- Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David suffered a sprained MCL against the Washington Redskins, jeopardizing his status for Sunday's game against the New York Giants, a source told ESPN Tuesday. David, the Buccaneers' weakside linebacker and one of their top players on defense, underwent an MRI on Monday to confirm the diagnosis. The typical recovery timetable is two to four weeks, but nothing has been decided yet. The team did, however, re-sign linebacker Kevin Minter on Tuesday. David's injury happened with 12:09 left in the third quarter, when he was making a tackle on Redskins