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Bucs claim Marquis Lucas off waivers from Falcons

The Buccaneers claimed first-year offensive tackle Marquis Lucas off waivers from the Falcons as the team continues to churn the roster at that position. Tampa Bay waived rookie tackle Austin Albrecht, who signed Saturday. Rookie tackle Cole Gardner was waived Saturday with an injury designation. The Bucs are without linemen Demar Dotson and Kevin Pamphile, [more]

Roberto Aguayo starts on wrong foot with Bears, missing 49-yard FG

Roberto Aguayo‘s stay in Chicago might prove shorter than he had hoped. The kicker started on the wrong foot with his new team, missing a 49-yarder at Arizona on Saturday night. “I just jumped on it,” Aguayo said, via Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune. “I didn’t contact it as good as I wanted to.” [more]

Demar Dotson expects to be over groin injury in time for season

Buccaneers right tackle Demar Dotson made an early exit from Thursday night’s preseason game against the Jaguars, but he doesn’t expect to be out of action for an extended period of time. Dotson had an MRI that showed a mild groin strain and the veteran says that he expects to be back on the practice [more]

Buccaneers add a pair of cornerbacks

The Buccaneers tweaked their roster this weekend with the addition of a pair of cornerbacks to the roster. They signed Vernon Harris on Saturday and followed that up by signing Mariel Cooper on Sunday. They also signed tackle Austin Albrecht in another roster move. Harris signed with the Chiefs last year after playing at Dartmouth [more]

Bucs-Jags becomes lowest rated ESPN preseason game since 2005

While it’s too early to start wringing hands and/or gnashing teeth about TV ratings for 2017, ESPN’s debut broadcast did not fare well. At all. Via Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, Thursday’s games between the Buccaneers and the Jaguars generated  a 1.6 rating. Based on numbers from Sports Media Watch, that’s the lowest [more]

Dirk Koetter: Nick Folk’s performance “not quite” what we’re looking for

The Buccaneers cut Roberto Aguayo after last Friday’s preseason opener, but coach Dirk Koetter didn’t get a respite from questions about miscues in the kicking game after facing the Jaguars on Thursday. Nick Folk had an extra point blocked and missed a 47-yard field goal during the game, leaving Koetter to joke about having two [more]

Sober for seven months, Austin Seferian-Jenkins has never felt so good

Austin Seferian-Jenkins was arrested for drunk driving once in college at Washington, and again last year while playing for the Buccaneers. That second arrest got him cut, and suspended for the first two games of this season. Now with the Jets, Seferian-Jenkins said he’s had a wakeup call and has been sober for seven months, [more]

Gun charges dismissed against free agent linebacker Khaseem Greene

Linebacker Khaseem Greene was released by the Kansas City Chiefs in May after he was indicted on gun charges stemming from a shooting outside a nightclub in Elizabeth, N.J. According to Jessica Remo of NJ.com, those charges against Greene have been dismissed after the alleged shooter admitted he lied about Greene’s involvement. Greene was alleged [more]

Folk has extra point blocked

Nick Folk may not be Tampa’s [expletive] kicker for long. Five days after the team decided to dump Robert Aguayo and cast its lot with Folk, Folk is 0-1. The Buccaneers scored a touchdown on their first drive of the game at Jacksonville, and Folk’s extra point was blocked. As noted by Sean McDonough of [more]

Tony Dungy, Buccaneers contribute to have Tampa Confederate monument removed

Former Buccaneers coach Tony Dungy helped raise money to have a Confederate monument removed from the front of the courthouse in Downtown Tampa, and the Buccaneers rose to the occasion after Dungy challenged them to help. After Hillsborough County commissioners decided to remove the statue only if private donors came up with $140,000 for the [more]

John Lynch respects players’ reasons for kneeling during anthem but says it’s “divisive”

Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick became the face of the national anthem protests last season. Two of his teammates, Eli Harold and Eric Reid, later joined him. While Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett and Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch sat during the anthem in games over the weekend, every 49ers player, including Harold and Reid, [more]

Roberto Aguayo set kicking back half a century

Younger fans of the NFL might not realize the extent to which kicking has improved through the years. Field goals that seem relatively easy today were a long shot in the 1970s. To illustrate that, I tweeted yesterday comparing the success rate on field goals last season to the success rate in 1974, the first [more]

Jameis Winston had words with backup linemen after Ryan Griffin’s injury

Buccaneers backup quarterback Ryan Griffin suffered a shoulder injury during the team’s first preseason game, and starting quarterback Jameis Winston let the team’s backup offensive linemen know he wasn’t happy about it. As shown on this week’s Hard Knocks, backup offensive linemen James Stone and Jarvis Harrison were on the bench talking and seemingly laughing [more]

Roberto Aguayo on Hard Knocks: I let you guys down; I let myself down

Some of the most compelling moments in Hard Knocks every year come when players are released. One of the hardest cuts for the Buccaneers this season came Saturday when they released kicker Roberto Aguayo, whom they traded up to get in the second round last year. “No one really talks about you, you know, when [more]

Bucs, Jags scuffle several times during joint practice

On Monday, Buccaneers tackle Demar Dotson said that Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler is less of a hot-head than he was when the two men scuffled during a joint practice. While Dotson and Fowler were able to find a way to work together without fighting, the same could not be said of their teammates when [more]

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