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Passionate McDonald a quiet leader for Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Clinton McDonald (98) strips the ball from Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) as Cutler is tackled by the Buccaneers safety Major Wright (31) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Clinton McDonald doesn’t have to brandish his Super Bowl ring to attract the attention of his Buccaneers teammates.
Passionate McDonald a quiet leader for Buccaneers

Passionate McDonald a quiet leader for Buccaneers

TAMPA — Clinton McDonald doesn’t have to brandish his Super Bowl ring to attract the attention of his Tampa Bay Buccaneers teammates.
Updated: 6 hours ago
Bucs Hot Reads: Two ex-Bengals face former team

Bucs Hot Reads: Two ex-Bengals face former team

Two Bucs starters who signed as free agents from the Bengals within a day of each other in March are set to face their former team on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium.
Published: 11/26/14
Updated: 11/27/14
Bucs notes: CB Banks improving along with defense

Bucs notes: CB Banks improving along with defense

According to Bucs defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, the development of young CB Johnthan Banks mirrors the general improvement in Tampa Bay’s defense.
Published: 11/26/14
Updated: 11/27/14
Bucs consider stronger commitment to run game

Bucs consider stronger commitment to run game

The running game, the base upon which all the Bucs wish to do when they have the ball, is broken. Truth be known, it’s pretty much been that way all season.
Published: 11/26/14
Updated: 11/27/14

Broncos sign ex-Bucs kicker Connor Barth

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — A person with knowledge of the transactions says the Denver Broncos have switched kickers again, waiving rookie Brandon McManus and signing Connor Barth, who was waived by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the preseason.
Published: 11/25/14
Ira Kaufman’s NFL Power Rankings for Week 13

Ira Kaufman’s NFL Power Rankings for Week 13

Each week, 12 national media members — including The Tampa Tribune’s Ira Kaufman — rank teams in what is known as The Associated Press Pro32 power rankings. Here is Kaufman’s ballot.
Published: 11/25/14
Bucs QB McCown says defense deserved better fate

Bucs QB McCown says defense deserved better fate

For Josh McCown, the worst part of Sunday’s loss at Chicago came when he had to look Tampa Bay defensive players in the eye.
Published: 11/25/14
Hot Reads: Bucs adjust schedule for holidays

Hot Reads: Bucs adjust schedule for holidays

From a football standpoint, the Bucs don’t have a lot to be thankful for, what with their 2-9 record. But Coach Lovie Smith is giving the team Thanksgiving Day off to reflect and give thanks, anyway.
Published: 11/25/14
Bucs notes: Flags follow receivers after TD catches

Bucs notes: Flags follow receivers after TD catches

For the second time in three weeks last Sunday. a Bucs pass catcher was called for unsportsmanlike conduct for illegally celebrating his touchdown reception.
Published: 11/25/14
Bucs notes: FB Lane put on IR with broken leg

Bucs notes: FB Lane put on IR with broken leg

On Monday, the Bucs put fullback Jorvorskie Lane on season-ending injured reserve after he broke his right leg during Sunday’s loss to the Chicago Bears.
Published: 11/24/14
Updated: 11/25/14