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As Martin has struggled, Rainey has come up big for Bucs
September 14, 2014 Tampa - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Bobby Rainey gains yards during the 3rd quarter against the Rams Sunday at Raymond James Stadium.

— Are the Buccaneers putting their bell cow out to pasture?

Bucs’ Smith says he’s disturbed by domestic violence
Bucs win is almost a must

Bucs win is almost a must

TAMPA — Funny thing about the NFL. Everyone in the league swears the 16-game regular season is a marathon, but woe to those who don’t break away from the starting blocks like a sprinter.
Published: 09/14/14
Smith: Better ways to gauge D than by yards

Smith: Better ways to gauge D than by yards

TAMPA — The Buccaneers didn’t generate anywhere near the pass rush necessary to make their version of the Tampa 2 defense work the way it was supposed to last Sunday.
Published: 09/14/14
NFL endures one of its worst weeks ever

NFL endures one of its worst weeks ever

There was video of a player hitting his wife, abuse charges against another and reminders of domestic violence cases, all overseen by a commissioner who looked ill-suited to handle any of it.
Published: 09/13/14
Bucs’ depth tested by loss of two defensive starters

Bucs’ depth tested by loss of two defensive starters

TAMPA — The NFL season has always been a battle of attrition, a test of the depth of every team’s roster. Only a week into the 2014 season, Tampa Bay’s is already being tested.
Published: 09/12/14

Bucs Hot Reads: Smith hopes Brooks inspires

TAMPA — Don’t be surprised if Bucs coach Lovie Smith dashes back onto the field a little early after halftime Sunday to catch a few minutes of a ceremony that promises to be emotional.
Published: 09/12/14

Bucs notes: LT Collins to face Rams DE Quinn

TAMPA — When the NFL schedule was released in April, Anthony Collins knew he’d have to gear up for a fast start.
Published: 09/12/14

Hillsborough district sued over football player’s brain injury

TAMPA — The parents of Wharton High School football player Sean McNamee filed a lawsuit Friday against the Hillsborough County School District, accusing the district of negligence in connection with a serious brain injury their son suffered at ...
Published: 09/12/14

NFL: 3 in 10 ex-players face Alzheimer's, dementia

PHILADELPHIA — The NFL estimates that nearly three in 10 former players will develop debilitating brain conditions, and that they will be stricken earlier and at least twice as often as the general population.
Published: 09/12/14
Bucs DE Clayborn out for season with biceps injury

Bucs DE Clayborn out for season with biceps injury

TAMPA — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ defensive front suffered a major loss Friday when starting left end Adrian Clayborn was placed on season-ending injured reserve with a biceps injury.
Published: 09/12/14
Bucs LB David has mentor in Hall of Famer Brooks

Bucs LB David has mentor in Hall of Famer Brooks

TAMPA — Lavonte David has a vivid recollection of his first meeting with Derrick Brooks.
Published: 09/11/14
Updated: 09/12/14
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