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Tuesday, Sep 23, 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.

CB Williams’ induction to hit home for Bucs’ Byrd

Published:   |   Updated: July 31, 2014 at 06:54 AM

TAMPA — When Aeneas Williams steps to the podium Saturday night for his Pro Football Hall of Fame induction speech, Tampa Bay Buccaneers assistant coach Gill Byrd will have a difficult time hiding his emotions.

Logjam at tight end? Bucs’ Smith says it’s not a problem


TAMPA — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers devoted a lot of resources to their tight end position during the offseason, adding veteran free agent Brandon Myers and second-round draft pick Austin Seferian-Jenkins to a group that already included veteran...

Despite weather threat, Bucs like afternoon workouts


Despite weather threat, Bucs like afternoon workouts
TAMPA — Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith raised both eyebrows and concern when he announced he would hold the majority of his team’s training camp workouts in the mid- or late afternoon this year.

Revis reports to Patriots in ‘best shape of career’

Published:   |   Updated: July 25, 2014 at 03:58 PM

TAMPA — Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis, whose one season in Tampa was hindered by his recovery from knee surgery, declared himself in the best shape of his career on Friday.

Nicks situation could provide reps for others


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


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


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


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


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


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.