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Friday, Oct 31, 2014

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Bucs rookie Murray proving he belongs
After fighting for his job, Bucs rookie kicker Patrick Murray has shown he has the leg to kick in the NFL.
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

Bucs notes: Banks returns to practice; Jackson, Goldson limited

CB Johnthan Banks, who didn't dress against Baltimore before the bye week, participated fully in Wednesday's practice. Six Bucs practiced on a limited basis: McCown, WR Vincent Jackson (rib), LT Anthony Collins (knee), LB Jonathan Casillas (hamstring), DB Keith Tandy (hamstring) and S Dashon Goldson, who missed the past two games with an injured ankle.
Published: 10/23/14
Smith downplays any Bucs QB controversy

Smith downplays any Bucs QB controversy

TAMPA — Although he declined to name his starter under center for Sunday’s home matchup against the Vikings, Bucs coach Lovie Smith rebuffed any notion of a quarterback controversy.
Published: 10/22/14
Updated: 10/23/14

Bucs sign Holliday to spark return game

Looking for a spark in the return game, the Bucs signed Trindon Holliday and promoted defensive end T.J. Fatinikun from the practice squad.
Published: 10/23/14
Home not sweet to Bucs so far this season

Home not sweet to Bucs so far this season

Since Tampa Bay ushered in a massive rebuilding plan in 2009, the Bucs have been the most inept home team in the National Football League.
Published: 10/22/14
Lookahead: Bucs vs. Vikings

Lookahead: Bucs vs. Vikings

Coming off a bye week, the Bucs seek their first home win in four attempts Sunday against the Vikings, who have dropped three in a row following a 2-2 start. Here’s a closer look at the matchup.
Published: 10/22/14
Ira Kaufman’s Week 8 NFL power rankings

Ira Kaufman’s Week 8 NFL power rankings

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: 10/22/14
Bucs' Da'Quan Bowers suspended by NFL

Bucs' Da'Quan Bowers suspended by NFL

Bowers was suspended without pay for the team's next two games for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances.
Published: 10/21/14
Bucs should stick with Glennon at QB
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Bucs should stick with Glennon at QB

Is Mike Glennon the future? Maybe, maybe not, Martin Fennelly writes. But we'll never find out if Bucs coach Lovie Smith goes back to Josh McCown.
Published: 10/20/14
Updated: 10/21/14
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