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2020 Bucs Position Preview: Wide Receivers

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Continuing our 2020 Position Preview series with a look at Tampa Bay’s top-heavy wide receiver group.

With the expected start of training camp approaching, we’re going to dive into the 2020 Tampa Bay Buccaneers position by position. Today, we continue with the running backs.

While it may have seemed inconceivable at the beginning of the offseason that the Buccaneers might land Tom Brady in free agency, it seemed less crazy once you really...

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Bucs' Devin White Plans Party for 2,000 People in Louisiana Amid COVID-19

Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Devin White has moved forward with plans to host his second annual trail ride charity for an estimated 2,000 people Saturday at Get Live Stables in Cotton Valley, Louisiana...

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Doubts continue over front line protection for Brady

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Brady may have to compensate for his own offensive line struggles

Jason Licht was hired as the Bucs General Manager back in 2014. He immediately identified that the offensive line was a critical area needing improvement. He drafted such talent as Donovan Smith (whom just recently signed a 3 year deal in 2019) and Ali Marpet, which both were picked up in the 2nd round of...

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Bucs' Barrett OKs franchise tender, files grievance

Buccaneers pass rusher Shaq Barrett has officially accepted his franchise tender, but he filed a grievance with the NFL Players Association to be tagged as a defensive end, not a linebacker, agent Drew Rosenhaus tells ESPN's Adam Schefter.

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Shaquil Barrett to sign franchise tender, but wants to be tagged as DE, not LB

Shaquil Barrett will file a grievance to be tagged as a defensive end rather than a linebacker. The defensive end tag comes in at $17.8M; the linebacker price is $15.8M.

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Bucs' Shaq Barrett signs franchise tender but files grievance against NFLPA

The 27-year-old was a breakout star for the Buccaneers in 2019, collecting a career-high and NFL-leading 19.5 sacks.

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Shaq Barrett accepts franchise tag, but with a caveat

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The league’s sack leader in 2019 has long said that he would play under the franchise tag, but as he accepts it, there’s a bit of a caveat.

One of the Buccaneers’ biggest goals this offseason was to keep their defense together, with priority No. 1 being the league’s sack leader in 2019, Shaquil Barrett. Back in March, the team took the necessary step to keep him on board, but electing to franchise tag him rather than sign him to a long-term...

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Donovan Smith doesn’t want to risk his health playing football during pandemic

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The coronavirus is causing players to think twice about playing football in 2020.

NFL players across the league have been very vocal against playing this season, and rightfully so. Their health as well as the health of their loved ones have been on their minds ever since the league and NFLPA have been talking on how to head into the season.

One of the most recent players to speak on the issue is Buccaneers left tackle Donovan Smith.

The veteran took to...

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NFLPA: No agreement on NFL coronavirus opt-outs yet

Everything on the existing NFL schedule is subject to change: 

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Dare Ogunbowale comments on NFL’s efforts regarding social injustice

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Our final pull from the Bucs running back’s appearance on the SnapBack Sports Pod

Earlier in the week we pulled some quotes from a recent appearance on the SnapBack Sports Pod by Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back, Dare Ogunbowale. He spoke with the hosts of the show (Jack and Abe) for quite some time, and the three covered a wide array of topics.

If you missed the write-ups focusing on the arrivals of Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski or about playing in...

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Bucs' Donovan Smith Says Playing NFL Games amid COVID-19 Isn't Worth Risk

Tampa Bay Buccaneers left tackle Donovan Smith questioned whether it's safe to play the 2020 season amid the coronavirus pandemic...

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Bucs' D. Smith: Not worth playing midst virus

Buccaneers starting left tackle Donovan Smith says, "Risking my health, as well as my family's health, does not seem like a risk worth taking" by playing during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Buccaneers' Donovan Smith: playing football 'does not seem like a risk worth taking'

Buccaneers' Donovan Smith expressed his concern with the NFL season being played in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, stating that the upcoming birth of his first child has him questioning if he should play football at all.

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Tom Brady featured in ‘Born of a Dream: A boy from San Mateo’

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Much more than a watch commercial featuring Tom Brady

On the surface you could say “Born of a Dream: A boy from San Mateo” is a really elaborate watch commercial. You wouldn’t necessarily be wrong, per se. You would however, be missing the re-telling of the story of current Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback and New England Patriots great, Tom Brady.

If you’re an NFL fan you’ve already heard it. Scrawny kid who struggled to really take the...

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Jarvis Landry calls on Tom Brady to speak up about social justice

Tom Brady is arguably the face of the NFL, as the six-time winning quarterback has become the most popular player in the league over his long, prolific career.

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The Crow’s Nest: RoJo’s workouts, the ship, and back to the future

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Web links on the Buccaneers.

Check out Ronald Jones’ insane workout in 105 degree weather
Jones is one committed dude.

S.S. Mailbag: Brady and Brees
This week, Bucs fans have questions about passing stats with the postseason included, 2019 feats that likely won’t be repeated, and more.

Give Me Five: Back to the Future with Past Buccaneers Players
In today’s edition of Give Me Five, Staff Writer Carmen Vitali asks Senior Writer/Editor Scott Smith to...

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Better, worse or the same? Bucs' offense looks better, but no offseason program is a hurdle

The Bucs upgraded at almost every position group, but not having OTAs or minicamps could hurt a team that needs to develop chemistry.

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What’s the riskiest move of the Bucs’ offseason?

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There’s a lot riding on this one.

Every year, there are a handful of teams that make big moves in the offseason. Whether it’s a big trade or a big free-agent signing, there’s always an element of risk/reward involved.

But when it comes to the Bucs, the risk they took is more about a move they didn’t make as opposed to one they did make.

Bruce Arians and Jason Licht haven’t been shy when it comes to how they feel about this roster. They feel...

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Five young NFL players set to surprise during training camp

Players will want to show up strong for their teams. That includes rookies in Detroit and Tampa Bay. Meanwhile,  youngsters with the Cardinals and Broncos are primed for big showings this summer.

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Players’ families, cohabitants will be tested for COVID-19

The NFL is trying to get the league started on time and training camp will be a major factor in that goal. | Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL is making sure all bases are covered.

Per Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, it won’t be just players getting tested for COVID-19 when training camp rolls around. Their families will be tested, as well.

“Right now, the NFL and NFLPA, though, still finalizing their testing protocols,” Pelissero said on NFL NOW earlier in the week....

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