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Bucs WR Shepard excels at gritty jobs

Bucs WR Shepard excels at gritty jobs

TAMPA — Whether he’s racing down a football field or standing on the bed of a dump truck, Russell Shepard is strictly blue collar.
Updated: 10 hours ago

Bucs Hot Reads: Rookie MLB not a lock to call plays

TAMPA — Rookie MLB Kwon Alexander continues to practice with the first team, but there’s no guarantee he’ll be calling out the defensive plays when Tampa Bay opens the season against Tennessee.
Published: 08/27/15
Bucs’ coordinator Frazier ‘excited’ about Lovie Smith’s defense

Bucs’ coordinator Frazier ‘excited’ about Lovie Smith’s defense

TAMPA — Just as they did a year ago, the Bucs will run head coach Lovie Smith’s defense. But this year, Smith will handle the bulk of the play-calling duties.
Published: 08/27/15
Bucs’ Mike Evans says he could play this week but better to rest

Bucs’ Mike Evans says he could play this week but better to rest

TAMPA — WR Mike Evans says his sore left hamstring isn’t so sore that he wouldn’t be able to play this week if it were absolutely necessary. Still, he believes the Bucs are doing the prudent thing by shutting him down for the rem...
Published: 08/27/15
Bucs need to manage the risk of Winston
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Bucs need to manage the risk of Winston

TAMPA — He needs work. No one disputes that point. Not Bucs head coach Lovie Smith. Not offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter. Certainly not Jameis Winston.
Published: 08/26/15
Updated: 08/27/15
Healthier, leaner Bucs RB Doug Martin flashes old form

Healthier, leaner Bucs RB Doug Martin flashes old form

TAMPA — It is only a few pounds. So few, in fact, you can barely even tell they’re gone. That’s why you wouldn’t think the loss would make that much of a difference. Doug Martin certainly didn’t think it would....
Published: 08/26/15
Updated: 08/27/15
A year after getting cut, K Barth re-signs with Bucs

A year after getting cut, K Barth re-signs with Bucs

Less than a year after losing his job to rookie Patrick Murray, the most reliable kicker in Bucs history is being given a chance to win that job back.
Published: 08/26/15
Updated: 08/27/15

Bucs Hot Reads: LB Carter makes outside shift

TAMPA — You could safely say it’s been a whirlwind month for Bruce Carter.
Published: 08/26/15
Bucs notes: Longer PAT gives team conversion options

Bucs notes: Longer PAT gives team conversion options

The NFL has moved the spot of extra-point attempts back to the 15-yard line this season because pro kickers were converting at a 99 percent rate from the 2-yard line. Tampa Bay’s Patrick Murray missed his extra-point try after the team’s third touchdown in Monday night’s 25-11 preseason triumph against the Bengals.
Published: 08/26/15
Stout defense, injuries mark Bucs’ win against Bengals

Stout defense, injuries mark Bucs’ win against Bengals

TAMPA — Amid all those flags raining down at Raymond James Stadium, Bucs fans couldn’t find many red ones.
Published: 08/25/15