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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.
Published: 12/17/14
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
Jon Gruden agrees to ESPN contract extension

Jon Gruden agrees to ESPN contract extension

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Jon Gruden has agreed to a contract extension with ESPN through the 2021 NFL season, the cable network announced Monday night.
Published: 12/16/14

Saints defeat Bears, grab NFC South lead

CHICAGO — Turns out all Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints needed to solve their problems was to show up in Chicago.
Published: 12/16/14
Ground game gets going
Bucs average 6.6 yards on 23 attempts

Ground game gets going Bucs average 6.6 yards on 23 attempts

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Bucs had topped the 100-yard rushing mark only once in their previous 11 games before Doug Martin and rookie Charles Sims took turns gouging the Panthers for 151 yards on 23 carries....
Published: 12/15/14
Bucs’ Dotson makes ‘uncomfortable’ move to blind side

Bucs’ Dotson makes ‘uncomfortable’ move to blind side

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — After 44 consecutive starts on the right side, Buccaneers offensive lineman Demar Dotson experienced what NFL life is like at the critical left tackle position on Sunday....
Published: 12/14/14
Updated: 12/15/14
Bucs can only hope for best with McCoy’s injury

Bucs can only hope for best with McCoy’s injury

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — This time, an injured Gerald McCoy didn’t get his way.
Published: 12/14/14
Updated: 12/15/14
With loss, Buccaneers will finish last in NFC South

With loss, Buccaneers will finish last in NFC South

CHARLOTTE — 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.
Published: 12/14/14
Updated: 12/15/14