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Buccaneers | Tampa Bay practice report for Wednesday
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:36:18 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Kwon Alexander (hamstring), DE Chris Baker (illness), DT Gerald McCoy (ankle) and DE Jacquies Smith (illness) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 20. CB Brent Grimes (shoulder) was a limited participant while LB Devante Bond (knee) practiced in full.

Buccaneers | Jacquizz Rodgers dealing with flu
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 06:50:57 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Jacquizz Rodgers (illness) started in Week 2 despite batting with the flu.

Buccaneers | DeSean Jackson finishes with 39 yards
Sun, 17 Sep 2017 14:12:20 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson caught three passes for 39 yards against the Chicago Bears in Week 2.

Buccaneers | Mike Evans plays well in Week 2
Sun, 17 Sep 2017 14:04:23 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans caught seven passes for 93 yards and one touchdown against the Chicago Bears in Week 2.

Buccaneers | Jacquizz Rodgers reaches end zone
Sun, 17 Sep 2017 13:57:30 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Jacquizz Rodgers rushed for 67 yards and one touchdown on 19 carries against the Chicago Bears in Week 1.

Buccaneers | Jameis Winston throws for 204 yards
Sun, 17 Sep 2017 13:39:56 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston went 18-for-30 for 204 yards and one touchdown against the Chicago Bears in Week 2.

Buccaneers | Kwon Alexander injured
Sun, 17 Sep 2017 11:06:11 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Kwon Alexander (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury in Week 2 and is considered doubtful to return.

Buccaneers | Week 2 inactives for Tampa Bay
Sun, 17 Sep 2017 08:42:10 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers declared TE Antony Auclair, LB Devante Bond, DE Will Clarke, DB Javien Elliott, C Joe Hawley, DE Jacquies Smith, OT Leonard Wester inactive for Week 2.

Buccaneers | Kwon Alexander likely to play
Sun, 17 Sep 2017 05:31:36 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Kwon Alexander (illness) is expected to play in Week 2's game against the Chicago Bears. He was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Sept. 14, and a full participant Friday, Sept. 15, and is considered questionable on the injury report.

Buccaneers | Tampa Bay injury report for Week 2
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:20:04 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Kwon Alexander (illness) practiced in full Friday, Sept. 15, but is questionable for Week 2 against the Chicago Bears. LB Devante Bond (knee) was limited and is out, while C Evan Smith (illness) was limited and considered questionable.

Buccaneers | Thursday practice report for Bucs
Thu, 14 Sep 2017 13:04:59 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers C Evan Smith (illness) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 14. LB Kwon Alexander (illness) and LB Devante Bond (knee) were limited during practice.

Buccaneers | Wednesday practice report for Tampa Bay
Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:37:23 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Devante Bond (knee) was listed as a limited participant Wednesday, Sept. 13. He was the only player listed on the report.

Buccaneers | Tampa Bay works out five players
Sat, 09 Sep 2017 07:34:28 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers worked out free-agent WRs C.J. Board (Ravens) and Jake Lampman (Saints), DE Jonathan Woodard (Jaguars) and CBs Chris Humes (Raiders) and Sammy Seamster (Cowboys) earlier this week.

Buccaneers | Sefo Liufau cut from IR
Fri, 08 Sep 2017 16:28:48 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Sefo Liufau (undisclosed) was waived from the Reserve/Injured list Friday, Sept. 8, after he received an injury settlement.

Buccaneers | Tampa Bay to use RBBC without Doug Martin
Fri, 08 Sep 2017 10:43:08 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Jacquizz Rodgers will most likely be the first- and second- down back, while Charles Sims will handle most of the third-down work and Peyton Barber will be the goal-line back while Doug Martin serves his season-opening three-game suspension, according to ESPN's Jenna Laine.

Buccaneers | Doug Martin now returning Week 5
Wed, 06 Sep 2017 06:47:27 -0700

Updating an earlier report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin will now be eligible to return from suspension in Week 5 after the team's Week 1 game was pushed to Week 11 due to Hurricane Irma.

Buccaneers | TBB-MIA game postponed
Wed, 06 Sep 2017 06:24:49 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Week 1 contest against the Miami Dolphins has been postponed due to Hurricane Irma. The game will be played Sunday, Nov. 19, in Miami's Hard Rock Stadium.

Buccaneers | Tampa Bay hosts Trevor Knight
Tue, 05 Sep 2017 16:56:14 -0700

Free-agent QB Trevor Knight (Cardinals) worked out for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tuesday, Sept. 5.

Buccaneers | Bucs add four to practice squad
Sun, 03 Sep 2017 16:41:48 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed RB Russell Hansbrough, FB Austin Johnson, WR Freddie Martino and WR Bobo Wilson to their practice squad Sunday, Sept. 3.

Buccaneers | Tampa trades J.J. Wilcox
Sun, 03 Sep 2017 13:59:44 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers FS J.J. Wilcox was traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday, Sept. 3, in exchange for a 2018 sixth-round draft choice, according to a source. The Steelers also received a 2019 seventh-round draft choice in the trade.

Buccaneers | T.J. Ward agrees to terms
Sun, 03 Sep 2017 06:48:44 -0700

Updating a previous report, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed to terms with free-agent FS T.J. Ward (Broncos) on a one-year contract worth up to $5 million, according to multiple sources.

Buccaneers | TB expected to sign T.J. Ward
Sun, 03 Sep 2017 05:20:08 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are expected to sign free-agent FS T.J. Ward (Broncos), according to a source with direct knowledge of the situation. One of the reasons Ward was let go by Denver was because he was scheduled to make $4.5 million in non-guaranteed money during the final year of his contract.

Buccaneers | Doug Martin on suspended list
Sat, 02 Sep 2017 15:32:12 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin was placed on the Reserve/Suspended list Saturday, Sept. 2.

Buccaneers | Tampa places two on IR
Sat, 02 Sep 2017 15:31:24 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Stevie Tu'ikolovatu (undisclosed) and DE DaVonte Lambert (undisclosed) were placed on the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Sept. 2.

Buccaneers | Several Buccaneers released
Sat, 02 Sep 2017 15:08:10 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Donteea Dye, Shaq Hill, WR Freddie Martino, RB Russell Hansbrough, FB Austin Johnson and PK Zach Hocker were released Saturday, Sept. 2. The team also waived/injured QB Sefo Liufau (undisclosed).

Buccaneers | Derel Walker cut
Sat, 02 Sep 2017 10:33:57 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Derel Walker was waived Saturday, Sept. 2.

Buccaneers | Bobo Wilson waived
Sat, 02 Sep 2017 10:15:49 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Bobo Wilson was waived Saturday, Sept. 2, according to a source.

Buccaneers | Jeremy McNichols gets walking papers
Sat, 02 Sep 2017 08:08:58 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers fifth-round pick RB Jeremy McNichols was waived Saturday, Sept. 2.

Buccaneers | Josh Huff to be released
Sat, 02 Sep 2017 07:18:35 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Josh Huff has been informed that he will be released Saturday, Sept. 2, according to a league source.

Buccaneers | Richie Brown waived
Fri, 01 Sep 2017 08:31:11 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Richie Brown was waived Friday, Sept. 1.

Buccaneers | Tevin Westbrook waived
Fri, 01 Sep 2017 07:47:28 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Tevin Westbrook was waived Friday, Sept. 1, according to his agent Brett Tessler.

Buccaneers | George Johnson cut
Fri, 01 Sep 2017 06:30:47 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE George Johnson was released Friday, Sept. 1.

Buccaneers | Ryan Griffin signs extension
Wed, 30 Aug 2017 06:32:06 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Ryan W. Griffin signed a one-year extension through the 2018 season Wednesday, Aug. 30. Terms weren't disclosed. Griffin (shoulder) will miss several weeks due to a shoulder sprain.

Buccaneers | Blake Sims waived
Mon, 28 Aug 2017 15:00:54 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Blake Sims was waived Monday, Aug. 28.

Buccaneers | Jeremy McNichols a roster longshot
Sun, 27 Aug 2017 12:29:31 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Jeremy McNichols "is making too many mistakes on offense" and has "one final chance to show what he can do," according to head coach Dirk Koetter.

Buccaneers | Adam Humphries injures hip
Sat, 26 Aug 2017 18:21:29 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Adam Humphries (hip) exited the preseason game against the Cleveland Browns with a hip injury Saturday, Aug. 26, and will not return.

Buccaneers | Gerald McCoy to miss preseason game
Fri, 25 Aug 2017 13:24:10 -0700

Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy (groin) has been diagnosed with a strained groin and will not play in the third preseason game. The injury is not considered serious, and McCoy said he will be fine.

Buccaneers | Gerald McCoy may need MRI
Fri, 25 Aug 2017 11:40:10 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy (pelvis, groin) is being checked out for a possible groin or pelvic injury and may require an MRI, but the team doesn't believe the injury is serious "at this time," according to the Tampa Bay Times' Rick Stroud.

Buccaneers | Donteea Dye back at practice
Thu, 24 Aug 2017 16:58:37 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Donteea Dye (ankle) participated in practice Thursday, Aug. 24. He has been dealing with an ankle injury.

Buccaneers | Mike Evans out of practice
Thu, 24 Aug 2017 06:55:31 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans (undisclosed) is out of practice Thursday, Aug. 24, for the second straight day.

Buccaneers | Tampa Bay makes two moves
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:03:12 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Jude Adjei-Barimah (knee) was waived/injured Tuesday, Aug. 22. Free-agent LS Andrew DePaola (Buccaneers) was re-signed in a corresponding move.

Buccaneers | O.J. Howard finding a rhythm
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 19:31:04 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard showed improved chemistry with QB Jameis Winston during practice Sunday, Aug. 20, according to Mark Cook of

Buccaneers | Demar Dotson expected back soon
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 13:10:28 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers OT Demar Dotson (groin) is expected to return to practice next week after an MRI showed he is dealing with only a mild groin strain.

Buccaneers | Two players waived/injured
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 00:22:44 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers waived OT Cole Gardner and CB Maurice Fleming with the injury designation on Saturday, Aug. 19.

Buccaneers | Austin Albrecht signed
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 00:20:29 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed free-agent OT Austin Albrecht (Utah State) on Saturday, Aug. 19.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Alexander Kwon LB
Allen Denicos LB
Anger Bryan P
Auclair Antony TE
Ayers Robert DL
Bajakian Mike AC
Baker Chris DL
Barber Peyton RB
Barry Butch AC
Beckwith Kendell LB
Benenoch Caleb OT
Bond Devante LB
Bradley Casey AC
Brate Cameron TE
Brooks Derrius CB
Bullough Riley LB
Casullo Bob AC
Clarke Will DL
Cohen Scott TO
Conte Chris FS
Cousins Oniel OG
Cross Alan FB
David Lavonte LB
Davis Butch TO
Dotson Demar OT
Duffner Mark AC
Edwards Kip CB
Elliott Javien DB
English Larry DE
Evans Justin S
Evans Mike WR
Fatinikun T.J. LB
Fitzpatrick Ryan QB
Folk Nick PK
Fulton Skyler AC
Galiano Phil AC
Garrett John AC
Gholston William DL
Gibson Deonte DE
Giddins Ryne DE
Glanton Adarius LB
Godwin Chris WR
Grable Jeremy LB
Griffin Ryan W. QB
Grimes Brent CB
Grossi Zack AC
Hansbrough Russell RB
Hargreaves III Vernon CB
Hawley Joe C
Hayes Jay AC
Hicks Quayvon RB
Hoke Jon AC
Howard O.J. TE
Humphries Adam WR
Ings Kendrick WR
Jackson DeSean WR
Johnson Austin FB
Johnson Isaiah S
Johnson Jerry WR
Kaczor Nate AC
Kennedy Dave TO
Kerbyson Kyler OL
Koetter Dirk HC
Lake Jimmy AC
Lambert DaVonte DL
Lane Jorvorskie FB
Licht Jason GM
Liedtke Mike OG
Lucas Marquis OG
Lyn Keon CB
Lynch Cameron LB
Marpet Ali C
Martin Doug RB
Martino Freddie WR
Mattes R.J. OT
McClain Robert CB
McCoy Gerald DL
McDonald Clinton DL
Melvin Randy AC
Monken Todd OC
Morris Mike AC
Moxey Jonathan CB
Namdar Roman WR
O'Dea Kevin AC
Pamphile Kevin OT
Perkins Anthony AC
Pettaway Tyrone AC
Polk Carlos AC
Quarles Shelton TO
Reedy Bernard WR
Roberson Derrick OT
Robinson Joshua CB
Rodgers Jacquizz RB
Russell Ryan DE
Shultz Kurtis AC
Siliga Sealver DL
Sims Charles RB
Smith Alex E. TO
Smith Donovan OT
Smith Evan C
Smith Jacquies DL
Smith Mike DC
Smith Robb AC
Smith Ryan CB
Snyder Alex QB
Spence Noah LB
Spencer Tim AC
Spicer Paul AC
Spytek John TO
Steele Ben AC
Stocker Luke TE
Stretz Grady AC
Stroughter Sammie WR
Sweezy J.R. OG
Tandy Keith CB
Trattou Justin DL
Triplett Nate LB
Tu'ikolovatu Stevie DT
Wannstedt Dave AC
Ward Channing DL
Ward T.J. FS
Warhop George AC
Warren Jeremiah OG
Wester Leonard OL
Williams Jason LB
Wilson Bobo WR
Winston Jameis QB