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Buccaneers | Team shaves $7.3 million off the salary cap

Fri, 10 Mar 2006 16:49:22 -0800

Rick Stroud, of the St. Petersburg Times, reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers saved about $7.3 million on their 2006 salary cap by releasing QB Brian Griese, LB Jeff Gooch and OT Matt Stinchcomb.

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Buccaneers | Gooch released

Fri, 10 Mar 2006 16:37:25 -0800

Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released LB Jeff Gooch.

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Buccaneers | Gooch could still be released

Thu, 09 Mar 2006 14:13:38 -0800

Rick Stroud, of the St. Petersburg Times, reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could still release LB Jeff Gooch.

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Buccaneers | Gooch still likely to be released

Tue, 07 Mar 2006 21:17:26 -0800

Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are still likely to release LB Jeff Gooch in a salary cap move.

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Buccaneers | Gooch expected to get released

Fri, 03 Mar 2006 22:06:05 -0800

Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Jeff Gooch is expected to get released from the team before Monday, March 6. Gooch would have counted $2.05 million against the team's salary cap. Latest figures have the Buccaneers at $15.7 million over the $94.5 million salary cap, but that does not include QB Chris Simms $2.1 million salary.

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Buccaneers | Team might try to rework Gooch's contract

Wed, 01 Mar 2006 18:39:10 -0800

Jim Flynn, of PewterReport.com, reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers might attempt to rework LB Jeff Gooch's contract. He is also a candidate to get released before the free agency period begins March 3.

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Buccaneers | Gooch Placed on IR

Sat, 03 Sep 2005 18:56:17 -0700

Buccaneers.com reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have placed LB Jeff Gooch (calf) on Injured Reserve, officially ending his 2005 season.

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Buccaneers | Nece Gets a Start

Thu, 01 Sep 2005 20:48:03 -0700

Buccaneers.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Ryan Nece started at strongside linebacker in place of injured LB Jeff Gooch (calf) in the team's preseason finale Thursday, Sept. 1.

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Buccaneers | Gooch does not Play

Thu, 01 Sep 2005 20:47:30 -0700

Buccaneers.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Jeff Gooch (calf) did not play in the team's preseason finale Thursday, Sept. 1.

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Buccaneers | Gooch Injury Severe

Mon, 29 Aug 2005 16:48:43 -0700

Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Jeff Gooch (calf) has a severe calf injury that may eventually force a major shift in the team's defense.

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Buccaneers | Nece to Take Over for Gooch

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 16:51:52 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden said LB Ryan Nece will take over as a starter in place of injured LB Jeff Gooch (calf).

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Buccaneers | Gooch could be Sidelined for a While

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 16:49:31 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden said LB Jeff Gooch (calf) is definitely out for the team's preseason game Thursday, Sept. 1 and he could miss an extended period of time. Gruden said they team is hoping the injury will not keep Gooch out too long.

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Buccaneers | Gooch Suffers Strained Calf

Sat, 27 Aug 2005 21:55:20 -0700

Associated Press reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Jeff Gooch (calf) suffered a strained calf Saturday, Aug. 27.

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Buccaneers | Gooch does not Play

Sat, 13 Aug 2005 10:25:37 -0700

Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Jeff Gooch (hamstring) did not play in the team's preseason game Friday, August 12.

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Buccaneers | Gooch Practices

Fri, 05 Aug 2005 14:30:19 -0700

Buccaneers.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Jeff Gooch (hamstring) practiced with the team Friday morning, August 5. He only missed a practice or two with his hamstring tightness.

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Buccaneers | Gooch does not Practice

Thu, 04 Aug 2005 17:58:29 -0700

Buccaneers.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Jeff Gooch (hamstring) sat out practice Thursday, August 4, with a hamstring injury.

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Buccaneers | Gooch does not Practice

Wed, 03 Aug 2005 13:53:05 -0700

Buccaneers.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden said LB Jeff Gooch (hamstring) sat out practice Wednesday morning, August 3, with a hamstring injury.

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Buccaneers | Gooch Limited in the Morning

Tue, 02 Aug 2005 06:57:11 -0700

Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Jeff Gooch (hamstring) was limited during the morning workout, Monday, August 1, with a mild hamstring strain.

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Buccaneers | Gooch will Practice Once a Day

Fri, 29 Jul 2005 20:44:19 -0700

Buccaneers.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Jeff Gooch will only practice once a day for the early stages of training camp, in an attempt to ensure his health and freshness for the regular season.

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Buccaneers | Gooch a Candidate to Start on Strong Side

Wed, 13 Jul 2005 21:51:27 -0700

Buccaneers.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Jeff Gooch is expected to enter training camp with a good shot at earning the strongside linebacker job this season. Gooch could also move inside if the team develops roster issues at middle linebacker.

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Buccaneers | Cooper Projected as Backup SLB

Thu, 19 May 2005 12:41:27 -0700

Rick Stroud, of the St. Petersburg Times, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Marquis Cooper is projected as the backup strongside linebacker to LB Jeff Gooch this year.

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Buccaneers | Ruud to Compete at Strongside LB

Thu, 28 Apr 2005 12:32:58 -0700

Rick Stroud and Roger Mills, of the St. Petersburg Times, report Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie LB Barrett Ruud will initially compete at strongside linebacker behind LBs Jeff Gooch and Ryan Nece this year.

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Buccaneers | Gooch to Compete for Starting Job

Wed, 16 Mar 2005 09:16:42 -0800

Roger Mills, of the St. Petersburg Times, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden said LB Jeff Gooch would compete for the starting strong-side linebacker spot vacated by LB Ian Gold (Broncos) this year.

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Buccaneers | Gooch Could Play in Preseason Game

Mon, 23 Aug 2004 13:18:57 -0700

Roger Mills, of the St. Petersburg Times, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Jeff Gooch (shin) will likely play in the Saturday, Aug. 28, preseason game against the Miami Dolphins.

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Buccaneers | Gooch Returns to Practice

Mon, 23 Aug 2004 13:14:33 -0700

Rick Stroud, of the St. Petersburg Times, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Jeff Gooch (shin) could return returned to practice on Sunday, Aug. 22.

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Buccaneers | Gooch to Work at MLB

Sun, 01 Aug 2004 09:47:32 -0700

Scott Reynolds, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Jeff Gooch will step into the starting lineup at middle linebacker, replacing an injured Shelton Quarles (wrist).

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Buccaneers | Gruden High on Gooch

Fri, 21 May 2004 09:04:01 -0700

Buccaneers.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden is very happy with the play of LB Jeff Gooch. "He's a good linebacker. I wish we'd never let him go," said Gruden. "He's a good player, man. He made a lot of plays out here. You don't realize how good of a linebacker this guy is."

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Buccaneers | To Continue Addressing LB Depth

Sun, 25 Apr 2004 08:43:15 -0700

Buccaneers.com reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are still interested in bolstering their depth at linebacker following their third-round selection, LB Marquis Cooper (Washington). "With Nate Webster not being here, it was very important," said head coach Jon Gruden. "We tried to address the linebacker need in free agency with Jeff Gooch and Keith Burns. We made another step in the right direction with the addition of Marquis Cooper, but it is far from over. I wouldn't say that we are done. I think that our eyes are wide open."

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Buccaneers | Gooch Agrees to Terms

Wed, 10 Mar 2004 18:53:22 -0800

Richard DeLuca, of Integrated Sports Management, has confirmed to KFFL that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed to terms with his client, free agent LB Jeff Gooch (Lions). Terms of the deal are not yet available.

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Buccaneers | Gooch Visits

Wed, 03 Mar 2004 21:04:27 -0800

Updating previous reports, PewterReport.com reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had free agent LB Jeff Gooch (Lions) in for a visit Wednesday, March 3.

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Buccaneers | Gooch to Visit

Wed, 03 Mar 2004 11:04:07 -0800

Free agent LB Jeff Gooch's (Lions) agent, Richard DeLuca, has confirmed to KFFL that Gooch will have a free agent visit with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wednesday, March 3. Gooch played with Tampa Bay from 1996-2001.

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Lions | Want to Retain Gooch

Sat, 28 Feb 2004 04:04:06 -0800

The Detroit Free Press reports the Detroit Lions hope to re-sign some of their pending free agents before the free agent market begins, included in that group of players is LB Jeff Gooch.

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Lions | Team Would Like To Bring Gooch Back

Tue, 17 Feb 2004 11:34:57 -0800

DetroitLions.com reports Detroit Lions president and CEO Matt Millen said he wants to bring back LB Jeff Gooch, who will be a free agent, but that it might be hard to validate a big contract if other teams start bidding for his services.

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Lions | Gooch Probable

Fri, 24 Oct 2003 21:16:44 -0700

Detroit Lions LB Jeff Gooch (hip) is listed as probable for Week 8, according to DetroitLions.com.

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Lions | Gooch To Start

Sun, 29 Dec 2002 09:28:45 -0800

The Detroit Lions have announced LB Jeff Gooch will start in place of LB Barrett Green, who is inactive.

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Lions | Gooch Note

Mon, 16 Dec 2002 17:43:30 -0800

DetroitLions.com reports Detroit Lions LB Jeff Gooch (rib contusion) was injured during Sunday's game. He will be re-evaluated later in the week.

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Lions | Gooch Upgraded to Probable

Fri, 08 Nov 2002 16:26:39 -0800

DetroitLions.com reports the Detroit Lions have upgraded LB Jeff Gooch (ribs) to probable on their week ten injury report.

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Lions | LB Notes

Mon, 17 Jun 2002 20:53:04 -0700

Detroit Lions.com reports the team has upgraded their speed at linebacker this season. Chris Claiborne and Barrett Green are slated to start at middle and weakside linebacker, respectively. Both were starters last season, but Claiborne is entering his first full season as the middle linebacker and Green his first training camp as a starter. "Moving Chris inside fits him to his best position," defensive coordinator Kurt Schottenheimer said. Brian Williams, Jeff Gooch and Clint Kriewaldt are among a group expected to compete for the other starting linebacker job.

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Lions | Gooch Finally Official

Tue, 16 Apr 2002 16:43:23 -0700

Detroit Lions.com reports the team has finally announced the official signing of LB Jeff Gooch.

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Lions | More On Gooch

Tue, 09 Apr 2002 21:14:59 -0700

Updating an earlier story, the Florida Times-Union reports the contract signed with the Detroit Lions by LB Jeff Gooch is a two-year, frontloaded contract worth more than $2 million, according to agent Rich DeLuca.

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Lions | Gooch Signs 2-year Deal

Tue, 09 Apr 2002 08:01:40 -0700

The St. Petersburg Times reports the Detroit Lions have signed free agent LB Jeff Gooch (Buccaneers) to a two-year deal. Financial terms have not been disclosed.

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Jaguars | Still Interested In Gooch

Tue, 02 Apr 2002 21:05:54 -0800

The Times-Union reports the Jacksonville Jaguars remain interested in free agent LB Jeff Gooch (Bucs). Though the Jaguars can't afford much more than the minimum, Gooch would have a chance to start because of Kevin Hardy's departure. Agent Rich DeLuca said a potential starting job is important to Gooch.

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Jets | Gooch In Town

Thu, 28 Mar 2002 07:32:09 -0800

As an update to previous reports, free agent LB Jeff Gooch (Bucs) did visit with the New York Jets on Wednesday.

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Jets | Gooch to Visit

Tue, 26 Mar 2002 09:42:07 -0800

Agent Richard DeLuca, of TriStar Sports Management, has confirmed that their client, free agent LB Jeff Gooch (Buccaneers), has a visit scheduled with the New York Jets on Wednesday.

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NFL | More On Gooch

Wed, 13 Mar 2002 22:39:45 -0800

In addition to the previously reported interest and visit with the Detroit Lions, the Indianapolis Star reports agent Rich De Luca said four or five teams are interested in free agent LB Jeff Gooch (Bucs). De Luca said Wednesday afternoon he talked with the Colts earlier in the day and they reaffirmed their interest in Gooch. The agent also said no visit with the Colts has been planned, but one might not be necessary considering coach Tony Dungy is so familiar with Gooch.

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Lions | Looking at Gooch

Wed, 13 Mar 2002 07:39:43 -0800

According to Chad Wiestling, of TriStar Sports Management, the Detroit Lions will be flying in free agent linebacker Jeff Gooch (Buccaneers) for a visit this week.

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Colts | List Forming

Sun, 10 Mar 2002 13:40:50 -0800

Mike Chappellof the Indianapolis Star-News reports for the Sporting News two free agents the Indianapolis Colts are reportedly considering are CB Brian Kelly and LB Jeff Gooch, both of Tampa Bay. Also, both played for current Colts coach Tony Dungy with the Bucs.

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Buccaneers | Gooch Note

Mon, 04 Mar 2002 21:14:09 -0800

According to the Tampa Tribune, Tampa Bay Buccaneers free agent LB Jeff Gooch has been approached by one NFL team. Agent Rich DeLuca would not name the team and he said no visits have been scheduled for Gooch. Could former coach Tony Dungy and his Colts be that team?

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Buccaneers | Savings Amount

Tue, 26 Feb 2002 19:44:23 -0800

The Tampa Tribune reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers release of P Mark Royals, LB Jeff Gooch and S Eric Vance, along with the retirement of G Randall McDainel will save the team about $6 million on their 2002 salary cap. They still need to cut about $2 million more off their 2002 cap figure of $71.101 million, but work is well under way to create that savings.

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Buccaneers | Three Released

Tue, 26 Feb 2002 17:44:54 -0800

Buccaneers.com reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released LB Jeff Gooch, P Mark Royals and S Eric Vance.

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