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James Yarcho

Will Bucs finally get Howard involved vs Titans?

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Bruce Arians knows they need to get Howard more involved - and Tennessee is the right match-up to do it

To say that O.J. Howard has had a disappointing season thus far would be a massive understatement. It’s been frustrating - especially for the fans - to see a weapon like Howard so drastically under utilized when he’s one of the most athletically gifted tight ends in the league.

Bruce Arians spoke to the media about Howard’s usage and what has led...

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Just how concerned will Bruce Arians be if Jameis Winston has another poor outing?

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers return to action in Week 8 after taking some much needed time off during the bye week following their Week 6 loss to the Carolina Panthers in London. That game saw quarterback Jameis Winston turn the ball over six times, including five interceptions, a new career high. The Bucs’ loss to the Panthers dropped them to 2-4 and third place in the NFC South. And, with the red-hot New Orleans Saints poised to get quarterback Drew Brees back, the Bucs’ chances of...

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“Preparation” Key For Bucs During Bye Week

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Bruce Arians made sure the captains knew this was a focal point during the break.

For players and coaches in the NFL, there are many ways to spend a bye week.

When it comes to Bruce Arians and the Bucs, preparing for opponents on a weekly basis was a focal point during the break.

Arians was asked about his message to the team’s captains over the bye week during Monday’s media...

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James Yarcho

Buccaneers vs Titans - Week eight initial injury report

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The initial injury report is out for the Bucs and Titans ahead of their week eight match-up

The Buccaneer and Titans have released their initial injury report ahead of their week eight match-up. The buzz, of course, is all about Jason Pierre-Paul. JPP returned to practice last week and was in pads for contact drills Wednesday for the Buccaneers.

Pierre-Paul has missed all of training camp, pre-season, and regular season thus far for the Buccaneers after...

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Gil Arcia

The Crow’s Nest: Third down, the return of JPP, and OJ responds to trade rumors

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Arians Explains How Third Down Is A Weakness - JoeBucsFan.com
Yes, our beloved 2-4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers have weaknesses. And there’s a glaring weakness that head coach Bucco Bruce Arians talked about yesterday. It’s called third down.

Cover 3: Should The Bucs Trade TE Howard? | Pewter Report
As seems to be the case with any year following the Tampa Bay Buccaneers football franchise, this...

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Top draft picks at a crossroads: What went wrong for Winston and Mariota

They were picked at Nos. 1 and 2 in the 2015 draft but could soon be looking for new homes. What's going to happen to Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota?

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Bucs OLB Jason Pierre-Paul returns to practice

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The veteran suffered a neck fracture in an offseason car accident, but he is on his way back to being game-ready.

With the NFL trade deadline one week away, the Buccaneers are on their way to getting a big upgrade without having to make a trade at all.

Coming off the bye week, Tampa Bay had outside linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul rejoin the team at Tuesday’s practice. The Bucs’ 2018 sack leader suffered a neck fracture in a car...

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Bruce Arians had great success coming off the bye with the Arizona Cardinals

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will take to the road (again) in Week 8 when they visit the Tennessee Titans, who are coming off a big win last Sunday at home against the Los Angeles Chargers with backup Ryan Tannehill under center in place of Marcus Mariota. The Bucs, at 2-4, are in a must-win situation, even if their head coach Bruce Arians doesn’t want to call it that. Tampa Bay currently sits in third place in the NFC South, and after their game against the Titans they’ll have to travel all...

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JPP practicing with Bucs after neck fracture

Jason Pierre-Paul is back practicing with the Buccaneers after fracturing his neck in an offseason car accident.

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Bucs DE Jason Pierre-Paul practices for first time since fracturing his neck

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are coming off their Week 7 bye, looking to rebound after back-to-back losses to divisional opponents that have them at 2-4 and in third place in the NFC South. With the Tennessee Titans on the schedule for Week 8, the Buccaneers defense will need to be in top form to stop running back Derrick Henry and quarterback Ryan Tannehill Sunday. And, while he may not be on the field this weekend, the Buccaneers are celebrating the return to practice of one of their best...

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JPP practicing with Bucs after neck fracture

Jason Pierre-Paul is back practicing with the Buccaneers after fracturing his neck in an offseason car accident.

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Gil Arcia

Defensive lineman Jeremiah Ledbetter signed to Bucs practice squad

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The three-year lineman has been on and off the roster.

Via the Buccaneers Communications Department, the team announced today they have signed defensive lineman Jeremiah Ledbetter to the practice squad.

Ledbetter (6-3, 295) was with the Buccaneers throughout the 2019 training camp and preseason, after spending the majority of the 2018 season on Tampa Bay’s practice squad. The Arkansas product has played in 17 career games since...

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Report: Patriots tried to trade for OJ Howard, were turned down

The New England Patriots have struggled to get any production out of the tight end position ever since Rob Gronkowski retired, and with the NFL trade deadline looming, they appear to be hitting the phone lines. Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated reported Monday that the Pats asked about trading for Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end OJ Howard but were told no. Despite their blistering 7-0 start to the season, the tight end spot has been a hot mess for New England all year. Ryan Izzo leads the...

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Bucs practice squad DL Beckner banned 4 games

The NFL has suspended Tampa Bay rookie defensive lineman Terry Beckner four games for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancers.

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Buccaneers’ Terry Beckner Jr. suspended

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2019 7th Round draft pick punished for using performance enhancing drugs

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive lineman Terry Beckner Jr. has been suspended for four games for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Bucs rookie DL Terry Beckner has been suspended four games for violating league policy on performance-enhancing substances. He’s on Bucs’ practice squad right now. His agent declined to comment on specifics. @NFLSTROUD...

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Buccaneers' Terry Beckner Suspended 4 Games for Positive PED Test

The NFL suspended Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie Terry Beckner for a violation of the league's performance-enhancing drug policy, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter . The Bucs selected Beckner in the seventh round of the 2019 draft...

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Gil Arcia

Report: Patriots asked about O.J. Howard’s availability

Buccaneers tight end O.J. Howard has not been the same kind of tight end under Bruce Arians that many projected him to be. Many felt he would be much more of a threat in this offense than under the previous regime.

That hasn’t been the case.

Howard, in six games, has recorded 176 yards and no touchdowns this season. In 2018, Howard had 351 yards and two touchdowns though the same span of games.

There is still the likelihood that Howard will eventually breakout this season offensively....

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Gil Arcia

The Crow’s Nest: RoJo’s numbers, greatest Buc, and replacements for Jameis

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Bucs' Bye Week: The Good And The Bad Through Six Games | Pewter Report
Sitting at a 2-4 record at the bye week, the Bucs record isn’t what the players, coaches, and many fans expected them to be at during their week off.

RoJo Running Wild - JoeBucsFan.com
Through six games, RoJo, the Bucs’ second-year running back, has found himself among the most dangerous running backs in the NFL.

2020 NFL Draft Class Loaded with Potential...

Bleacher Report - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Patriots Trade Rumors: OJ Howard Talks Shut Down by Bucs

The New England Patriots were rejected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers when they inquired about tight end OJ Howard, according to Sports Illustrated 's Albert Breer : "The Patriots' ...

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Rookie Recap: Buccaneers at the bye

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Focusing on the freshman during the off-week

For the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, their players are busy resting and getting their minds right for the rest of the 2019 NFL season, while coaches are trying to figure out the formula needed to turn a 2-4 start into a strong finish.

In April, the Bucs drafted eight players in the NFL Draft and all of them except for seventh round pick Terry Beckner Jr. (DT, Missouri) have had time on the active roster this...

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