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Bucs rookie WR Evans gaining comfort at NFL level
Receiver Mike Evans has caught at least four passes in each of the six games he’s played, the first Bucs rookie to do that. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

— With a 1-6 record and the last-ranked offense and defense in the NFL, the Buccaneers appear well on their way to what could be one of the worst seasons...

McCoy, Bucs agree to $95.2 million contract

McCoy, Bucs agree to $95.2 million contract

TAMPA — It was only a week ago, in the wake of a sub-par performance against the Baltimore Ravens, that Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy denounced his status as a two-time Pro Bowler.
Published: 10/25/14
Bucs notes: QB McCown ‘questionable’ against Vikes

Bucs notes: QB McCown ‘questionable’ against Vikes

TAMPA — Five weeks after suffering an injury to his right thumb, veteran QB Josh McCown is smiling once again on the practice field.
Published: 10/24/14

Hot Reads: David, Bridgewater former prep teammates

TAMPA — Bucs All-Pro LB Lavonte David didn’t need to see film of Vikings rookie QB Teddy Bridgewater to realize Tampa Bay’s defense faces a challenge on Sunday.
Published: 10/24/14

Hot Reads: WR Jackson wants to stay with Bucs

Bucs WR Vincent Jackson has heard all the trade rumors involving his name, but hasn’t heard anything from Bucs officials to suggest there’s any truth to them.
Published: 10/23/14
Updated: 10/24/14
Bucs notes: QB dilemma is whether to activate McCown

Bucs notes: QB dilemma is whether to activate McCown

The biggest decision Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith has to make regarding QB Josh McCown this week is not whether to start him, but whether to activate him.
Published: 10/23/14
Updated: 10/24/14
Bucs' McCoy: We're playing soft, just have to be tougher

Bucs' McCoy: We're playing soft, just have to be tougher

There might be no worse insult for a football player than to be called soft, but All-Pro defensive tackle Gerald McCoy says the Bucs have all but earned that moniker through their 1-5 start.
Published: 10/23/14
Updated: 10/24/14
Ready or not, Bridgewater leads Vikings against Bucs

Ready or not, Bridgewater leads Vikings against Bucs

First-round draft pick Teddy Bridgewater was forced into starting role earlier than planned. With three pro starts behind him, he will try to help the Vikings end a three-game slide on Sunday.
Published: 10/24/14
Bucs have reasons for deferring at coin toss

Bucs have reasons for deferring at coin toss

Like many of his NFL rivals, Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith places a premium on ball security. That’s why it’s odd that he usually gives the ball away the first time he has a chance to possess it.
Published: 10/23/14
Lingering ankle injury frustrates Bucs DE Johnson

Lingering ankle injury frustrates Bucs DE Johnson

TAMPA — The tip of the spear has not been sharp. And the right edge has a nick in it, one that’s been there almost since the spear was pulled from its sheath.
Published: 10/22/14
Updated: 10/23/14

Hot Reads: Vikings coach sees talented Bucs defense

According to first-year Vikings coach Mike Zimmer, don’t read too much into the NFL statistics that show the Bucs at the bottom of the league in both yards and points allowed.
Published: 10/22/14
Updated: 10/23/14
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