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Friday, Aug 22, 2014

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Smith, Dietrich-Smith forge bond over classic cars
New center Evan Dietrich-Smith is being counted on to lead an overhauled Bucs offensive line.
The new head coach of the Buccaneers and Tampa Bay’s free-agent center share a passion for vintage automobiles and physical football.
Bucs notebook: Rain brings much-needed relief

Bucs notebook: Rain brings much-needed relief

TAMPA — With only a couple of days left before they move into more of a regular-season-like practice schedule, the Buccaneers appear to have won the training camp battle they waged with Mother Nature.
Published: 08/12/14
No blackouts: All Bucs games to be televised in 2014

No blackouts: All Bucs games to be televised in 2014

TAMPA — A television set is the only thing Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans will need to watch the Lovie Smith era unfold.
Published: 08/11/14
Bucs fullback fights to resurrect his career

Bucs fullback fights to resurrect his career

Ex-tailback Jorvorskie Lane has spent the past five years trying to land and keep an NFL job — and plays like that might finally allow him to achieve his objective with the Bucs.
Published: 08/10/14
Updated: 08/11/14

Bucs Hot Reads: Goldson ready to return after surgery

Offseason foot surgery has forced the Bucs to limit safety Dashon Goldson’s work during the first three weeks of training camp. The time has just about come, though, to let Goldson run loose.
Published: 08/10/14
Bucs Notes: Meredith out of the mix to start at right guard

Bucs Notes: Meredith out of the mix to start at right guard

It’s early, yes, but a performance such as the one turned in by the Bucs' offensive line during Friday’s preseason opener can still result in dire consequences for someone.
Published: 08/10/14
Lovie Smith: Don’t overreact after first preseason game

Lovie Smith: Don’t overreact after first preseason game

TAMPA — There was no game planning, no double teaming. In their preseason opener against Jacksonville on Friday night the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive linemen simply lined up and blocked the man in front of them....
Published: 08/10/14

Bucs Beat: Variety of looks likely on defensive line

TAMPA — When the first depth chart of the season came out last week, Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith cautioned fans against putting too much credence into it.
Published: 08/10/14
Bowers’ ability on full display

Bowers’ ability on full display

TAMPA — It was a tale of two trenches for the Buccaneers on Friday night in Jacksonville.
Published: 08/10/14
Excitement, nerves for Bucs’ new coach, QB

Excitement, nerves for Bucs’ new coach, QB

TAMPA — There comes a time in every NFL training camp, usually about 10 or 12 days in, when the players become so fed up with hitting teammates that the practices start to get a little chippy.
Published: 08/08/14
Updated: 08/09/14
Bucs lose preseason opener to Jaguars

Bucs lose preseason opener to Jaguars

JACKSONVILLE — It is not just outside the organization where concern has been voiced about the strength of Buccaneers’ revamped offensive line. Concern has been voiced from inside the organization as well.
Published: 08/08/14
Updated: 08/09/14
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