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Thursday, Dec 18, 2014

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

With loss, Buccaneers will finish last in NFC South
Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Josh McCown (12) is hit by Carolina Panthers' Charles Johnson (95) in the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
If you thought the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had already exhausted all the whacky ways there are to lose a football game this year, you thought wrong.
Bucs coach Lovie Smith has opted to stick with Josh McCown as his starting quarterback, saying McCown gives the Bucs the best chance to win.
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Bucs insist plenty remains at stake

Bucs Notes: Packers expect big-time support

TAMPA — All the single-game tickets for Sunday’s matchup between the Bucs and Packers were scooped up in June, and a huge contingent of Green Bay fans is expected to fill Raymond James Stadium.
Updated: 4 hours ago
Hot Reads: GB coach could pass Lombardi’s mark

Hot Reads: GB coach could pass Lombardi’s mark

Packers coach Mike McCarthy understands the expectations that come with overseeing one of the NFL’s historic franchises, dating back to the Vince Lombardi era.
Updated: 7 hours ago
Is Mike Glennon still Bucs’ quarterback of the future?

Is Mike Glennon still Bucs’ quarterback of the future?

TAMPA — The fact that he has yet to unseat the struggling Josh McCown as their quarterback of the present has left many wondering if Mike Glennon is still the Buccaneers’ quarterback of the future.
Updated: 8 hours ago
Bucs prepare for Green Bay Packers

Bucs prepare for Green Bay Packers

At 2-12 the Tampa Bay Buccaneers seek their first victory at Raymond James Stadium, while the Green Bay Packers are eager to make a comeback after an upset at Buffalo last week.
Updated: 10 hours ago
Bucs Lookahead: Tampa Bay vs. Green Bay

Bucs Lookahead: Tampa Bay vs. Green Bay

The Bucs seek their first 2014 victory at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday as a sellout crowd teeming with Green Bay fans will greet Aaron Rodgers and the Packers, who were upset at Buffalo last week.
Updated: 20 hours ago

Bucs add to roster after McCoy, Murphy, Seferian-Jenkins go on I.R.

The Buccaneers promoted wide receiver Tavarres King, tight end Evan Rodriguez and defensive tackle George Uko from the practice squad and signed wide receiver Chandler Jones to the practice squad.
Updated: 20 hours ago
Ira Kaufman’s NFL Power Rankings for Week 16

Ira Kaufman’s NFL Power Rankings for Week 16

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.
Updated: 20 hours ago
Vincent Jackson among  Walter Payton Award nominees

Vincent Jackson among Walter Payton Award nominees

NEW YORK — Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson is among the 32 players eligible for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award, the NFL announced today.
Published: 12/16/14
Bucs notes: Dotson at LT earns solid reviews

Bucs notes: Dotson at LT earns solid reviews

Coach Lovie Smith said he was encouraged by Demar Dotson's debut at left tackle, following 44 consecutive starts on the right side. And Smith offered no suggestion that Anthony Collins will get his high-profile job back.
Published: 12/15/14
Updated: 12/16/14
Bucs put DT McCoy, two others on injured reserve

Bucs put DT McCoy, two others on injured reserve

The Bucs placed Gerald McCoy on injured reserve with a knee sprain, making this the third time in five years that injuries prohibited him from finishing a season. Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Louis Murphy were also shelved for the final two games.
Published: 12/15/14
Updated: 12/16/14