Tag:Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Posted on: March 1, 2010 9:14 am

New Meadowlands could get 2014 Super Bowl

New York still has two more months to complete its 2014 Super Bowl bid, but the New York push to host the biggest game in sports gained momentum when the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee withdrew its bid, according to the New York Daily News.

New York, Tampa and Miami are the remaining candidates, with bids due May 1 and owners voting on the host city on May 24-26.
Posted on: February 24, 2010 11:29 am

Will Rams trade away No. 1 pick?

The St. Louis Post Dispatch reports that the new ownership of the Rams franchise, along with the troubled state of the team itself, has a lot of wild rumors swirling about possible changes on the horizon.

One of the hottes rumors, according to the report, is that the Rams may trade their No. 1 pick in the 2010 NFL Draft to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for QB Josh Johnson and a combination of draft picks in the first, second or third rounds.

One such scenario would only bump the Rams down to the No. 3 pick, which would be a relatively small price to pay if their most coveted draft prospect isn't expected to be drafted first or second overall.

Another rumor the story mentions is the possibility of stealing QB Michael Vick away from Philadelphia.

Posted on: February 16, 2010 11:36 am

Teams interested in receiver Bryant

Wide receiver Antonio Bryant received $9.88 million in 2009 after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers placed the franchise tag on him.

He had a career year in 2008, which resulted in 83 passes for 1,248 yards and seven touchdowns.

Tampa Bay won't be placing the franchise tag on Bryant again this season, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, because the price is way too high for a soon-to-be 29-year-old wideout who spent the better portion of the 2009 season battling a knee injury.

The Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, Carolina Panthers, Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots could be interested in Bryant.
Posted on: January 4, 2010 11:59 am

Bucs' Morris to return?

The Tampa Tribune is reporting that Buccaneers coach Raheem Morris sounds like a guy who knows he'll have a job next season.

When asked about QB Josh Freeman on Sunday, Morris' answer indicated that he was, at the very least, confident that he'd be kept in place by Tampa Bay.

"Josh Freeman will be judged based on what he does next year," Morris said. "So will I."

Posted on: December 3, 2009 11:13 am

Wilkerson's agent says Bucs want to re-sign him

The Tampa Tribune reports that the Buccaneers will spend the remainder of the season evaluating players, to decide which ones they want to bring back next year.

According to comments from agent Harold C. Lewis, defensive end Jimmy Wilkerson is on the list of guys Tampa Bay intends to keep around.

"They've made it clear that they'd like to have him back, and Jimmy's made it clear that he wants to be back and we've been working toward that a little bit," he said in the article, while noting that nothing is close to being finalized at this stage.

Posted on: September 18, 2009 11:33 am

Bryant's status is in question

Bucs WR Antonio Bryant has taken a step back in his recovery from preseason knee surgery.

The Tampa Tribune reports that Bryant did not participate in the team's workout at One Buc Place on Thursday, and his chances of playing Sunday at Buffalo are in question.

Bryant had arthroscopic surgery in early August to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee and he left the season-opening game against Dallas early because of knee fatigue.

Others who missed practice, according to coach Raheem Morris were C Jeff Faine (triceps), CB E.J. Biggers (shoulder) and DE Kyle Moore (groin). TE John Gilmore (ankle) and S Jermaine Phillips (calf) were limited.
Posted on: June 15, 2009 9:49 am

Skipping mini-camp could be costly for Ruud

Bucs LB Barrett Ruud hasn't participated in any voluntary offseason workouts for the first time in his five-year career in an effort to reinforce his wish for a new contract, according to the St. Petersburg Times.

Under the rules of the NFL's collective bargaining agreement, teams have the right to fine players a maximum of $8,000 for missed activities, such as minicamps. The club isn't required to assess any fines, but it certainly has the option.
Posted on: May 13, 2009 11:35 am

McCown speaks about being the Bucs' starting QB

Despite the selection of quarterback Josh Freeman in the NFL Draft, Luke McCown said he's focused right now and will pursue every opportunity to be the starter, according to the Tampa Tribune.

The Bucs moved up two picks to choose Freeman in the opening round.

McCown stated, "Things change and things happen. All you can do is focus on the opportunities you have today to be the best you can be."
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