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Thursday, Aug 28, 2014

Bucs Report

A Pro Football Blog by Roy Cummings and Ira Kaufman

Go behind the scenes with Buccaneers beat writers Roy Cummings and Ira Kaufman as they offer their insights on the latest happenings with the team.

Nicks situation could provide reps for others

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Two-time Pro Bowl left guard Carl Nicks didn’t report for the starting of training camp along with the rest of his Tampa Bay Buccaneers teammates on Thursday and he may not be with them when workouts begin today.

Veteran Moore squeezed out of Bucs’ CB competition

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TAMPA — The decision by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Tuesday to release veteran cornerback D.J. Moore came as a bit of a surprise, and not just to Moore.

Why practice in late afternoon? Bucs’ Smith has reasons

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TAMPA — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will open the 2014 season with two home games, one against Carolina that has a 4:25 p.m. kickoff and a second against St. Louis that has a 4:05 p.m. kickoff.

Pats owner Kraft mourns death of Malcolm Glazer

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The passing of Bucs owner Malcolm Glazer hit Robert Kraft particularly hard. The owner of the Patriots had grown close to Malcolm and other members of the Glazer family since 1995, when they purchased the team for $192 million.

Ex-Bucs TE Becht holding football camp

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Aspiring Tampa Bay area football players will have a chance to learn the game first hand this summer from some of the greatest players in Bucs history.

Experience gives D.J. Moore an edge at nickel corner

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Cornerback D.J. Moore’s career has been in a bit of a tailspin the last couple years. Now with the Bucs, Moore is making a bit of a comeback.

Speedy WR Herron could contribute immediately

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Speedy WR Herron could contribute immediately Nothing defines draft value better than a late-round selection who can step in and contribute — or better yet, start right out of the box. Sixth-round pick Robert Herron might do just that.

Bright future predicted for Bucs’ Dotson

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TAMPA — The play of their since-dismantled offensive line was one of the biggest reasons the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ranked dead last in the NFL in total offense last year.

NFL scout expects big things from DE Gholston

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TAMPA — It’s one thing to hear Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith or general manager Jason Licht rave about their players, especially at this time of year, when everyone is playing the equivalent of flag football....

Harvard’s Brate impresses Bucs with smarts, athleticism

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TAMPA — Even in the wake of the recent dismissal of Tom Crabtree, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers still have a crowd of players at the tight end position.