For those asking about #Buccaneers rookie RB Charles Sims, look for the team to activate him off IR-DFR by 4 pm ET on Saturday.
Pro Football Talk "Buccaneers starting tailback Doug Martin could be set to miss his third game of the season. According to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, Martin (ankle) wasn’t practicing Friday. And with Martin also sitting out Wednesday and Thursday’s workouts, his availability for Sunday’s contest at..." October 31
Pro Football Talk "Now-Rams safety Mark Barron took a shot at his former team on the way out the door, so they returned fire. After Barron referred to the Buccaneers Defense as “passive,” Bucs coach Lovie Smith took a dig at the former first round pick. Via Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, Smith was asked..." October 31
Tampa Bay Times "For the third day in a row, the Bucs practiced without starting left tackle Anthony Collins (foot) and running back Doug Martin (ankle), with return specialist Trindon Holliday joining them on the sidelines Friday after tweaking a hamstring in Thursday's drills. Barring a surprise, all three..." October 31
Tampa Tribune "It wasn't all that long ago, maybe a month or so, that Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith wondered aloud why reporters had stopped asking so many questions about his offensive line. That was at the beginning of what can only be described as the unit's salad days, a period in which Tampa Bay..." October 30
.@LionLenny Barring setback, Sims plays Sunday for Bucs, yes. I see 10-plus touches. Browns have a poor rush defense, which should help him.
Fox Sports "The long-anticipated return of running back Charles Sims couldn't come at a better time for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Sims, who fractured his ankle in August, was placed on the injured reserve-designated to return list. It appears the third-round rookie will be a significant part of the team's..." October 29
Bucs finalized a trade of S Mark Barron to Rams, per source.
Arrowhead Pride "The NFL trade deadline is on Tuesday. I wrote earlier this week about why I did not think the Chiefs would pursue a wide receiver such as the Bucs' Vincent Jackson. NFL.com wrote an article earlier this week about trades they want to see and included Jackson to the Chiefs, which is why you see..." October 28
Cincy Jungle "The NFL trade deadline ends Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 4 p.m. ET, and we're taking a look at the latest rumors and rumblings of players who could get dealt. TheMMQB's Peter King doesn't anticipate an active NFL trade deadline, but says that Denver Broncos cornerback Tony Carter could be one the block,..." October 28
#Bucs will consider offers for two former first-RD picks: RB Doug Martin and S Mark Barron as trade deadline approaches. .
As for trade reports that the #Eagles are interested in Vincent Jackson, upgrading at safety, Kelly said, "I listen to them and chuckle."
ESPN.com "While wide receiver Vincent Jackson's name has been the focus of trade speculation, the player the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are more likely to deal is running back Doug Martin, according to sources. Teams have already approached Tampa Bay about Martin, and some around the league believe that the..." October 27
Not big surprise but Mike Glennon will start at QB today vs. Vikings. Also, WR Vincent Jackson, listed as questionable, will be active.
Vincent Jackson still generating trade interest. Among the more than 4 teams calling around: Eagles, Pats, Seahawks. Bucs want real value
CBSSports.com "In league history, there's only been one defensive player who's broken the $100 million contract mark -- Texans linebacker J.J. Watt. Reportedly, Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy has gotten awfully close to that nine-figure barrier. Fox Sports' Jay Glazer was the first to report..." October 26
Tampa Tribune "The tip of the spear has not been sharp. And the right edge has a nick in it, one that’s been there almost since the spear was pulled from its sheath. Michael Johnson doesn’t like to talk about it. Neither do his coaches. No one wants to make excuses for a sub-par start by the right..." October 23
ESPN.com "All-Pro defensive tackle Gerald McCoy said Thursday that the Buccaneers' defense has been "soft." "Yeah. I mean, if you look out there on tape and you see a bunch of guys sitting on blocks, are you not earning the title of being soft?'' McCoy said. "I mean, guys get so sensitive around the..." October 23
SB Nation "The British government strongly supports the idea of an NFL team based in London, and recently had discussions with high-level league officials about the possibility of putting a team in the United Kingdom. British treasury chief George Osborne pledged full government backing for a franchise in..." October 23
CSN New England "Vincent Jackson to New England? Is this something that could happen? The Buccaneers are reportedly taking calls for their wideout, and Insider Tom E. Curran believes the Patriots should try to make a deal. Chris Gasper and Gary Tanguay joined the conversation on Arbella Early..." October 22
Bucs Nation "Vincent Jackson came to Tampa as an oft-injured wide receiver with off-the-field baggage and a big price tag. But after posting the best numbers of his career during his first year in Bucs colors, Jackson has quickly become a fan favorite, and has quietly become a leader for the..." October 21
Bucs defensive lineman Da'Quan Bowers has been suspended 2 games without pay for violating the NFL's PED policy. Eligible to return Nov. 3
The Bucs have agreed to terms on a deal for WR/KR/PR Trindon Holliday, best known for returning kick, punt for TD in same postseason game
Who else could be traded? I’m told #Bucs are getting tons of calls on WR Vincent Jackson. TB loves him as a player, but considers everything
Tampa Tribune "Down 38 points and with little chance of mounting a comeback, Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith told his team at halftime of the Baltimore game last week there was nothing left to play for that day but pride. Less than a day later, Smith delivered a completely different message to his struggling..." October 19
NFL.com "The NFL trade deadline sits nine days away on Oct. 28, and speculation is ripe to start flying. With one big-name trade already being consummated this weekend when the Seattle Seahawks shipped Percy Harvin to the New York Jets, what other players could be on the move? NFL Media Insider..." October 19
Percy2: Sea spoke to Cle, TB also. Jets made best offer. Sea was open w/Jet GM John Idzik about the whole book on Harvin.
ESPN.com "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers haven’t been getting great production from their running backs, but they could get a boost soon. Rookie Charles Sims is eligible to return after the Nov. 2 game with Cleveland. Sims has been out all season with an ankle injury that was suffered in the preseason. He was..." October 18
Tampa Bay Times "Just hours after news of his arrest on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence, the Bucs announced Thursday that they have parted ways with Isaiah Harris, the team's director of player development. "Every member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is held to a high standard," Bucs general..." October 17
Tampa Tribune "Tampa Bay Buccaneers fullback Javorskie Lane has been suspended two games without pay for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. Lane, 27, will be eligible to return to the active roster Nov. 3. Through six games, Lane has gained 56 yards in two carries, including a..." October 15
Bucs Nation "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed third-year cornerback Isaiah Frey, according to Greg Auman. Frey was one of the last draft picks Lovie Smith made in Chicago, and was selected in the sixth round of the 2012 draft. Frey has started seven games and played nineteen, including three games this..." October 14
Update on Josh McCown's injured thumb: Said he still hasn't done any football activities with throwing hand. Won't say when he could return.
Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers have given up 165 points over the last four weeks, which sets a new franchise record for points allowed over that span. That’s a bad spot to be in when your franchise has a winless season in its past and when you actually won one of those four games. Coach Lovie Smith called the..." October 13
Tampa Tribune "Lavonte David sat stewing at his locker long after the final gun, staring straight ahead. For the second consecutive week, the All-Pro linebacker of the Buccaneers was credited with a game-high 14 tackles. And for yet another Sunday, it wasn’t enough. “All the credit to Baltimore,..." October 13
Baltimore Sun "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers stink -- let’s get that out of the way first. But the Ravens still needed an offensive performance like this on the road. It was extremely beneficial to get Torrey Smith going, and also to incorporate a couple of more targets, like Michael Campanaro and Kamar Aiken, into..." October 13
Tampa Bay Times "The Bucs will face the Ravens today without a key defensive player, as cornerback Johnthan Banks is inactive with a neck injury, giving backup Crezdon Butler his first NFL start in his five seasons in the league. Butler, who played at Clemson and has been with six NFL teams, could very well..." October 12
Both Bucs WRs listed as questionable, Vincent Jackson (ribs) and Mike Evans (groin), are expected to play today vs. Baltimore, per source.
#Bucs WR Louis Murphy was fined $11,025 for abusive language toward an opponent, which got him a penalty last week
NFL.com "Doug Martin hasn't found the right footing since his breakout rookie campaign in 2012. After missing most of last season with a shoulder injury, Martin missed two games for the Buccaneers this year with a knee injury. In the time he has been on the field he hasn't looked great. Martin hasn't..." October 11
#Bucs CB Johnthan Banks (neck) and WR Vincent Jackson (ribs) returned to practice Friday
Los That Sports Blog "Now that audio powerhouse Bose is the official headphone supplier for the NFL — something that got San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick fined $10k for wearing Beats headphones this past weekend — Bose needs to push their brand via NFL players. Apparently the company has moved quickly to do so, as..." October 10
Tampa Tribune "Lovie Smith has been an NFL head coach for more than a decade, and during that time developed a reputation for being extremely loyal, particularly when it comes to quarterbacks. It seems his loyalty extends to running backs, as well. Though he has yet to provide even a hint of the form that..." October 09
#Bucs WR Mike Evans is back at practice today. Evans missed last Sunday's game at New Orleans with a groin strain.
New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints haven't made a single game easy this season. Why start now? Saints running back Khiry Robinson high-stepped it into the end zone in overtime as New Orleans (2-3) defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-4) to preserve its season headed into the bye week. The Saints are..." October 06
#Bucs LB Mason Foster (shoulder) is out for today's game at New Orleans.
Tampa Tribune "What a difference a win makes. Or not. The 0-3 Bucs sat up last Sunday to beat the Steelers and become the 1-3 Bucs. Lovie Smith has his first win as Bucs head coach, and his players are smiling again, so naturally it’s on to the division title, right? I mean, they’re only a game out of..." October 03
New Orleans Times-Picayune "Just like the start of every other week during the NFL season, the phone call Gill Byrd always knows is coming occurred Monday. It was his son, Jairus Byrd, and the conversation wasn't at all out of the ordinary. The two talked as father and son, shared some laughs and then came the usual line..." October 03
No change in the status of QB @JoshMcCown12. No surgery planned at this time. Getting better but most likely won't play this week.
Tampa Tribune "When it comes to judging his quarterbacks, Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith doesn’t concern himself too much with what they’ve done lately. He’s more concerned with what they do late. “You judge quarterbacks on what they do late (in games),’’ Smith said this week. That being the criteria, it’s..." October 01