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Bruce Arians may keep three quarterbacks

Buccaneers third-string quarterback Ryan Griffin threw 43 passes on Friday night. That extra work may help him secure a roster spot. Coach Bruce Arians, who at one point kept only two quarterbacks on the roster in Arizona (as former Cardinals assistant coach Freddie Kitchens recently explained), said Sunday that the Bucs possibly will keep Griffin, [more]

Buccaneers release Evan Smith

The Buccaneers are parting ways with veteran offensive lineman Evan Smith. According to multiple reports, the Buccaneers are releasing Smith from their 90-man roster. The move clears $2 million in cap space. Smith had surgeries on both hips this offseason and returned to play with the second team in the team’s first preseason game on [more]

Matt Gay’s first NFL kick sets a Heinz Field record

The Steelers may want to try to find a way to add Matt Gay to their own kicker competition. The rookie Buccaneers kicker got his first taste of the NFL on Friday night. And in the first swing of his leg, Gay kicked the longest field goal in Heinz Field history. “Really?” Gay told [more]

Bucs-Steelers narrowly avoided overtime

No one wants to see overtime in the preseason. On Friday night, the Buccaneers and Steelers nearly did. Trailing late in the fourth quarter by eight points, the Bucs drove the length of the field, and they scored a touchdown. With only 10 seconds left and trailing by two, Tampa coach Bruce Arians called for [more]

James Washington stakes claim for key role in Steelers’ passing game

Yes, it was just the first game of the preseason. But during this specific preseason, the Steelers are looking for pass-catchers who can help fill the void created by the departures of receiver Antonio Brown and running back Le'Veon Bell. On Friday night, second-year second-rounder James Washington stepped up. Targeted five times against the Buccaneers, [more]

Jameis Winston, Bucs offense start preseason well

Jameis Winston started a pivotal season in his career in the best possible fashion. Winston got the start for the Buccaneers against the Steelers on Friday night and he moved the team down the field for a 12-play, 81-yard touchdown drive. The score came on a nine-yard toss to wide receiver Chris Godwin, who head [more]

Report: Vita Vea doesn’t need knee surgery, likely to miss regular season time

The Buccaneers sent defensive tackle Vita Vea for an MRI on his knee earlier this week, but determined he needed to let the swelling go down and have another one on Friday in order to fully assess the injury. That test is done and Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that it shows Vea does [more]

Small gas explosion at Raymond James Stadium

While the Buccaneers already are on their way to Pittsburgh, a small gas explosion rocked Raymond James Stadium on Thursday afternoon, according to multiple reports. Two men who were working on a gas line in a vending level on the third level of the stadium were injured when a spark ignited, Fox 13 reports. The [more]

Bucs add offensive line help

The Buccaneers are banged up on both lines, and added one for the offense Thursday. Per Greg Auman of, the Bucs are signing offensive lineman Salesi Uhatafe. To make room for him on the roster, rookie safety D’Cota Dixon will be placed on injured reserve. Uhatafe went to Utah and played in the AAF, [more]

As Stephen Ross catches flak for supporting the President, who’s next?

An anonymous quote given to four different publications didn’t work. An on-the-record statement with more holes than his team’s roster didn’t work, either. Dolphins owner Stephen Ross finds himself on the receiving end of extensive criticism from Dolphins players, Dolphins fans, and customers of two businesses he owns (SoulCycle and Equinox) for his planned fundraiser [more]

Buccaneers to check out defensive line depth

The Buccaneers have been hit with injuries up front, so they’re checking out some potential fill-ins. According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, the Bucs are working out former Jaguars defensive lineman Shane Bowman. He was signed as an undrafted rookie from Washington, but waived when the Jaguars signed veteran Datone Jones. The Bucs [more]

Mike Evans: “Major disappointment” if Bucs don’t make it this year

Wide receiver Mike Evans has spent the last five years with the Buccaneers and he hasn’t done much winning. The team has lost at least 10 games in four of his five seasons and even their lone winning season — 9-7 in 2016 — didn’t amount to anything because the Buccaneers failed to qualify for [more]

Jason Licht sees a calmer Jameis Winston

Plenty of wins may be experienced by the Buccaneers in 2019, but apparently no W’s will be eaten. Quarterback Jameis Winston has matured into a calmer, less boisterous figure. That’s the assessment of the man who drafted Winston in 2015, G.M. Jason Licht. “Just the way he’s carrying himself right now, he is very relaxed. [more]

Looking at the most bizarre NFL injuries of all time

Raiders receiver Antonio Brown froze his feet in a cryotherapy machine, and as a result of it he has missed eight of nine practices with his new team. From Brown’s self-inflicted misfortune (he didn’t wear the proper foot protection) came inspiration for Wednesday’s PFT Live. Charean Williams and I drafted the most bizarre injuries in [more]

Bucs waive Vincent Testaverde

It was a good story when Vincent Testaverde signed with the Buccaneers on July 28. It also was a short story for the son of former Buccaneers quarterback Vinny Testaverde. The Bucs announced Wednesday that they have waived Vincent Testaverde, who threw for 1,714 yards and 11 touchdowns in his lone year at Albany. Tampa [more]

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