Team Notebook: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Buccaneers | Claim Edwan Coughman
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:54:22 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers claimed OT Edwan Coughman off waivers from the Buffalo Bills Wednesday, Aug. 20.


Buccaneers | Mike Jenkins to miss preseason game
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:34:33 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Mike Jenkins (hamstring) will not play in the team's preseason game Aug. 23, due to a hamstring injury.


Buccaneers | Adrian Clayborn receives praise
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:18:59 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Adrian Clayborn received praise from head coach Lovie Smith for being a hard worker. Smith said Clayborn has transitioned well to the left side of the line.


Buccaneers | Alterraun Verner making progress
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:13:56 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Alterraun Verner (hamstring) is making progress with his hamstring injury, according to head coach Lovie Smith.


Buccaneers | Michael Johnson returns to practice
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:53:51 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Michael Johnson (knee) returned to practice Wednesday, Aug. 20.


Buccaneers | Major Wright practices
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:53:27 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers SS Major Wright (back) returned to practice Wednesday, Aug. 20.


Buccaneers | Lavelle Hawkins cut
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:15:24 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released WR Lavelle Hawkins.


Buccaneers | Taking it easy wiith Alterraun Verner
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:55:52 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneer CB Alterraun Verner (hamstring) returned to practice Tuesday, Aug. 19, but head coach Lovie Smith said he may not play in the team's preseason game Sunday, Aug. 24.


Buccaneers | Jibreel Black waived/injured
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:43:23 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers placed DT Jibreel Black (undisclosed) on no-recall waivers from Reserve/Injured with an injury settlement.


Buccaneers | Alterraun Verner feels good
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:06:30 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Alterraun Verner (hamstring) said his hamstring is feeling fine. Verner will likely be eased back into practice this week.


Buccaneers | Larry English terms
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 07:24:04 -0700

Updating previous reports, Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Larry English signed a one-year, $795,000 deal with no guaranteed money.


Buccaneers | Alterraun Verner probably back soon
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:31:07 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Alterraun Verner (hamstring) will likely make his preseason debut against the Buffalo Bills Saturday, August 23, according to head coach Lovie Smith.


Buccaneers | Mike Evans named starter
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 07:21:30 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans was named a starter, alongside WRs Vincent Jackson and Chris Owusu, by head coach Lovie Smith. Owusu will start in the slot.


Buccaneers | Timothy Wright struggling
Sun, 17 Aug 2014 19:23:46 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Timothy Wright has been struggling with his catching and blocking during practice, according to head coach Lovie Smith. "He's dropped some balls. If you watched practice, he's dropped balls. But he's a big part of what we want to do with the two-receiver, two-tight-end set. Tim hasn't blocked as well inside. Once you're that H-back and you don't block, now they say you're just another receiver and teams start going nickel. If they do that at least you have to be a good pass catcher. Tim's a good player. He just hasn't played as well as he needs to lately," Smith said. Wright may have to compete with TE Luke Stocker for a roster spot if he does not improve his play.


Buccaneers | Mike James doubtful to play Saturday
Sun, 17 Aug 2014 12:51:39 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Mike James (shoulder) is unlikely to play in the team's next preseason game against the Buffalo Bills Saturday, Aug. 23, according to head coach Lovie Smith.


Buccaneers | William Gholston won't play Saturday
Sun, 17 Aug 2014 12:50:19 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE William Gholston (shoulder) will not play in the team's next preseason game against the Buffalo Bills Saturday, Aug. 23, according to head coach Lovie Smith.


Buccaneers | Five leave preseason game
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 20:48:06 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Brandon Magee (ankle), DE William Gholston (shoulder), CB Rashaan Melvin (ankle), RB Mike James (shoulder) and SS Major Wright (back) left the team's preseason game with injuries Saturday, Aug. 16.


Buccaneers | Two exit with injuries
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 18:44:39 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers SS Major Wright (back) and LB Brandon Magee (ankle) left the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16, with injuries and will not return.


Buccaneers | Mike Evans starting
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 15:54:32 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans is starting in place of WR Chris Owusu in the second preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16.


Buccaneers | Six inactive
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 15:50:34 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Alterraun Verner (hamstring), CB Mike Jenkins (hamstring), RB Charles Sims (ankle), OT J.B. Shugarts, DL Da'Quan Bowers (undisclosed) and DE Steven Means (undisclosed) are inactive for the second preseason game.


Buccaneers | Dashon Goldson will play
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 12:27:55 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers FS Dashon Goldson will play against the Miami Dolphins Saturday, Aug. 16.


Buccaneers | Charles Sims could be option for short-term IR
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 09:27:56 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims (ankle) is a candidate for the Active/Reserve/Injured list, which would keep him out until the middle of the season. The team hopes Sims will be ready to play in their ninth game of the regular season.


Buccaneers | Place Jibreel Black on IR
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:50:18 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers placed DT Jibreel Black (undisclosed) on the Reserve/Injured list Friday, Aug. 15.


Buccaneers | Bobby Rainey and Mike James likely to compete for backup job
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 13:15:15 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Bobby Rainey and RB Mike James are likely to compete for the back up running back job behind Doug Martin. RB Jeff Demps may also be in the mix as a situational player.


Buccaneers | Charles Sims to have ankle surgery
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 12:01:05 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims (ankle) will undergo ankle surgery and is expected to miss 12 to 14 weeks.


Buccaneers | Three to miss preseason game
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 17:55:42 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Alterraun Verner (hamstring), CB Mike Jenkins (hamstring) and RB Charles Sims (ankle) will not play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16, according to head coach Lovie Smith.


Buccaneers | Starters to play longer
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:23:51 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers starters will play into the second quarter of the team's second preseason game against the Miami Dolphins Saturday, Aug. 16, according to head coach Lovie Smith.


Buccaneers | Tommy Streeter works with twos
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:19:36 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Tommy Streeter practiced with the second-team offense Thursday, Aug. 14.


Buccaneers | Charles Sims in walking boot
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:30:06 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims (undisclosed) is in a walking boot and not participating in practice Thursday, Aug. 14.


Buccaneers | Waive Jibreel Black
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:17:27 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers waived DT Jibreel Black with a waived/injured designation Thursday, Aug. 14.


Buccaneers | Sign Larry English
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:15:42 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed DE Larry English (Chargers) Thursday, Aug. 14. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Buccaneers | Dashon Goldson asked to lower target
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:17:23 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers FS Dashon Goldson has been asked by the team to lower his target when making tackles. "We've had a lot of conversations," head coach Lovie Smith said. "We're not asking him to stop doing anything. Really, it's pretty simple. We talk about a physical player, we want him to remain that. Just lower the target a little bit. It's kind of as simple as that."


Buccaneers | Mycal Swaim waived
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 17:22:19 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers S Mycal Swaim (undisclosed) was waived from the reserve/injured list with an injury settlement Wednesday, Aug. 13.


Buccaneers | Three playing their way on to roster
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 18:25:50 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers FB Jorvorskie Lane, LB Danny Lansanah and DL Scott Solomon were all mentioned by head coach Lovie Smith as players that have given themselves a chance to make the final roster.


Buccaneers | Gerald McCoy earns day off
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 18:23:09 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy was given most of practice off Tuesday, Aug. 12, because of his strong play in camp, according to head coach Lovie Smith.


Buccaneers | Gerald McCoy doesn't practice
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 16:41:01 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy did not practice Tuesday, Aug. 12. It was simply a day of rest.


Buccaneers | Charles Sims limps off
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 16:04:14 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims (undisclosed) was seen limping after a passing route Tuesday, Aug. 12, and was helped off the field.


Buccaneers | T.J. Fatinikun signs
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:40:19 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed free-agent LB T.J. Fatinikun (AFL) to an undisclosed deal Tuesday, Aug. 12.


Buccaneers | Several don't practice
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:20:57 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Da'Quan Bowers (undisclosed), DE Steven Means (undisclosed), CB Rashaan Melvin (undisclosed), CB Keith Lewis (undisclosed) and DT Jibreel Black (undisclosed) did not practice Tuesday, Aug. 12.


Buccaneers | Interested in Alex Boone?
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 19:50:45 -0700

San Francisco 49ers OG Alex Boone is drawing trade interest from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a source told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.


Buccaneers | Three miss practice
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 18:38:53 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Rashaan Melvin (undisclosed), DE Steven Means (undisclosed) and CB Keith Lewis (undisclosed) missed practice Monday, Aug. 11.


Buccaneers | Austin Seferian-Jenkins' role growing
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 18:35:59 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins saw time with the first-team during practice Monday, Aug. 11. "He's warranted more time moving up through the ranks," head coach Lovie Smith said. "He's got a great future ahead of him. He's got good size, he can still work on his blocking, he has excellent hands, so he's in our plans."


Buccaneers | Several players return kicks
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:07:58 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Eric Page, WR Solomon Patton, RB Jeff Demps and RB Mike James all saw kick return work in practice Monday, Aug. 11.


Buccaneers | Da'Quan Bowers not practicing
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:55:30 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Da'Quan Bowers (undisclosed) did not practice Monday, Aug. 11.


Buccaneers | Jamon Meredith demoted
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 11:42:59 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers OT Jamon Meredith is now in a backup role after struggling in the team's first preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. OT Jace Daniels will take Meredith's place at right guard for now.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Allen Josh OG
Arroyo Marcus AC
Banks Johnthan CB
Barron Mark SS
Barth Connor PK
Bowers Da'Quan DL
Bradley Casey AC
Brate Cameron TE
Byrd Gill AC
Carr Deveron CB
Casillas Jonathan LB
Casullo Bob AC
Clayborn Adrian DL
Cohen Scott TO
Collins Anthony OT
Coughman Edwan OT
Cousins Oniel OG
Cullen Joe AC
Cummings Euclid DT
Daniels Jace OT
David Lavonte LB
Davis Butch TO
Dawson Skye WR
Demps Jeff RB
DePaola Andrew LS
Dietrich-Smith Evan C
Dotson Demar OT
Edwards Kadeem OG
Edwards Kip CB
Embree Jon AC
English Larry DE
Evans Mike WR
Fatinikun T.J. LB
Fletcher Dane LB
Foster Jason OG
Foster Mason LB
Frazier Leslie DC
Gaitor Anthony CB
Galiano Phil AC
Garrett John AC
Gholston William DL
Giddins Ryne DE
Glaud Ka'lial LB
Glennon Mike QB
Goldson Dashon FS
Hayes-Stoker Andrew AC
Herron Robert WR
Jackson Vincent WR
James Mike RB
Jenkins Mike CB
Johnson Jerry WR
Johnson Leonard CB
Johnson Michael DL
Kafka Mike QB
Kennedy Dave TO
Koenen Michael P
Lake Jimmy AC
Lane Jorvorskie FB
Lansanah Danny LB
Lewis Keith CB
Licht Jason GM
Logan Steve AC
Magee Brandon LB
Marmie Larry AC
Martin Doug RB
McCown Josh QB
McCoy Gerald DL
McCray Kelcie FS
McDonald Clinton DL
McDougald Bradley FS
Means Steven DL
Melvin Randy AC
Melvin Rashaan CB
Meredith Jamon OT
Miller Andrew OG
Morris Mike AC
Munoz Damaso LB
Murphy Louis WR
Murray Patrick PK
Myers Brandon TE
Nickerson Hardy AC
O'Dea Kevin AC
Omameh Patrick OG
Owusu Chris WR
Page Eric WR
Pamphile Kevin OT
Parrish Roscoe WR
Patchan Matt OT
Patton Solomon WR
Pettaway Tyrone AC
Phair Mike AC
Pointer Quinton CB
Polk Carlos AC
Pryor Lonnie FB
Quarles Shelton TO
Rainey Bobby RB
Roberson Derrick OT
Seferian-Jenkins Austin TE
Shepard Russell WR
Shugarts J.B. OT
Shultz Kurtis AC
Sims Charles RB
Smith Lovie HC
Smith Mikal AC
Smith Robb AC
Spence Akeem DL
Spencer Tim AC
Steele Ben AC
Stocker Luke TE
Streeter Tommy WR
Stretz Grady AC
Stroughter Sammie WR
Stukes Dwayne AC
Sutton Chaz DE
Talley Ron DL
Tandy Keith CB
Tanney Alex QB
Tedford Jeff OC
Thompson Ian TE
Triplett Nate LB
Verner Alterraun CB
Wannstedt Dave AC
Warhop George AC
Wiegand Matt AC
Wright Major SS
Wright Timothy TE