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Mike Evans Misses Buccaneers Practice with Leg Injury Ahead of Game vs. Browns

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans was not on the practice field Monday, according to Eduardo A. Encina of the Tampa Bay Times ...

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Bucs Getting Acquainted With Major Offseason Rule Change

Justin Watson was the center of Tampa Bay’s challenge against the Dolphins. | Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports

So far, it’s been 50/50 in their favor.

If the Buccaneers and Dolphins played Friday night’s game a year ago, the Bucs would’ve had a much tougher time scoring their first touchdown of the game.

That’s because Bruce Arians was able to challenge a no-call for defensive pass interference on Justin Watson, an option that wasn’t around before 2019. After the review, the...

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Gil Arcia

Bucs sign a defensive lineman

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While releasing another.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today the team has signed defensive lineman Elijah Qualls.

Qualls (6-1, 321) originally entered the league as a sixth-round selection (214th overall) by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2017 NFL Draft. That season Qualls played six games with the Eagles and was a member of their Super Bowl LII-winning team. In 2018, he was signed to the Carolina Panthers practice squad prior to spending time with...

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Gil Arcia

The Crow’s Nest: Arians’ confirmation, fantasy, and camp takeaways

Web links on the Buccaneers.

2019 Bucs Training Camp Takeaways
Though the preseason isn’t over, training camp as we’ve seen it is – and as a result, we now have a (better) understanding of the team, the scheme and expectations leading into the 2019 regular season.

Arians confirms Bucs GM Licht got extension
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have extended the contract of general manager Jason Licht, head coach Bruce Arians confirmed Sunday.

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Arians confirms Bucs GM Licht got extension

Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht signed an extension in January for four years with a fifth-year club option in 2023, a deal that mirrors that of coach Bruce Arians.

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The Confusing Case of Spencer Schnell

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What is going on with Tampa Bay’s newest undrafted slot sensation?

It happens every year in the NFL and seemingly every year with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. A player not many have heard of outside of his under appreciated college program gets into training camp, then gets a chance in the first preseason game, and blows up.

No matter how many times we see it happen, we love it every time. It’s the underdog story. The guy nobody even noticed jumping...

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Bailey Adams

Countdown to Kickoff: 3 Weeks

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With three weeks until the 2019 regular season kicks off, we look back at Tampa Bay’s 2003 season.

We’re now halfway through the preseason, which means the 2019 regular season isn’t far off. Our countdown to kickoff is officially at THREE weeks. Yeah. Things really start to count in three Sundays, with the Buccaneers set to host the San Francisco 49ers at Raymond James Stadium.

Every Sunday leading up to kickoff...

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Evan Winter

The Future Is Now For Jameis Winston

The Bucs’ quarterback will be watched closely against the Browns. | Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Outside of the game, this week is a huge opportunity for Winston to show the country what he can do.

Week 3 is by far and away the most exciting - and somewhat telling - time of the preseason.

The majority of starters will likely play into the second half, leaving fans with what would be considered the largest sample of regular season football until the regular season starts, of...

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Jack Cichy looks good in return from injury

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After tearing his ACL halfway through the 2018 season, the second-year linebacker made his return to the field on Friday against the Dolphins.

It’s easy to look at a preseason game and say it doesn’t matter. The starters only play for a bit and everything is pretty vanilla. No exhibition game is going to be mistaken for an instant classic.

But these games are still significant to many. For some players, the preseason is their...

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Bucs Review: Preseason Week 2 vs Miami Dolphins

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A look at how our players to watch fared in their latest opportunity to impress.

Things got off to a less than exciting start for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in their second preseason game of the year as they hosted the Miami Dolphins on a sloppy, rain soaked field at Raymond James Stadium.

Prior to the game we identified five players to watch, and Bucs Nations readers voted on a sixth to watch. Let’s take a look at all six and review their first home game...

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Evan Winter

Bucs Nation Podcast: Licht’s extension, Dolphins recap, and more

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Another loaded epsiode!

Evan and Ken discuss Jason Licht’s contract extension before they recap the Dolphins game and preview the Browns game.

It’s another loaded episode!

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Bailey Adams

Bucs preseason Week 2 stock report

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Tampa Bay evened its preseason record at 1-1 on Friday night. It’s time to take a look at who helped their stock and who hurt it in the victory.

The Buccaneers returned to Raymond James Stadium Friday night for the first time since December, hosting the Miami Dolphins in week two of preseason play.

The game started out slow, with the teams being tied 6-6 midway through the fourth quarter. From there, things got wild. An 80-yard...

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Gil Arcia

Bucs GM Jason Licht signed to an extension

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Terms include a club option for 2023.

The man responsible for putting together talent on the Buccaneers roster will be sticking around for a bit.

A report from Tampa Bay Times’ Rick Stroud says the Bucs signed general manager Jason Licht to an extension through 2022. The deal includes a club option for 2023 and it runs parallel with the deal head coach Bruce Arians signed.

However, this deal had already happened some time ago.

A few...

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Gil Arcia

Notes and highlights from the Bucs 16-14 preseason victory

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Recapping the game against the Dolphins.

- The Buccaneers defense forced Miami’s offense into a three-and-out on the opening possession. Tampa Bay’s defense has held preseason opponents scoreless in nine of their last 10 opening drives dating back to 2017.

- RB Dare Ogunbowale led the team in rushing with 13 carries for 34 yards, while hauling in three receptions for 54 yards. A 41-yard reception for Ogunbowale in the fourth quarter was the longest...

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Buccaneers vs Dolphins: Preseason Game 2 Instant Reactions

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Weather kills any chance for an entertaining football game in Tampa.

A week removed from a dynamic opening drive by the starters, this time around the excitement couldn’t be replicated. In what was an ugly day weather wise in Tampa, the field was soaked and the rain left more of a mark on this one than the play on the field. That said, the starters on both sides showed positive sides on their respective drives.

Some late game action gave fans who...

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Watch: Jameis Winston pulls Houdini act to evade sack

It’s only preseason football, but fifth-year Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston was playing like his job is on the line (because it is) Friday night against the Miami Dolphins. Miami’s Jerome Baker came screaming into the backfield on a blitz and appeared to have an easy sack lined up on Winston. Then, the former No. 1 overall pick pulled off a Houdini act to avoid the sack and even gained yards on his scramble. Not so fast, defender! What a slick move to escape that...

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Watch: Kevin Minter has huge hit on RB Kalen Ballage

During Friday night’s preseason game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami Dolphins, linebacker Kevin Minter woke everyone up with a bone-crunching hit on running back Kalen Ballage. Check out the carnage, which was reminiscent of Jadeveon Clowney’s famous hit during his college playing days at South Carolina. @Kmint_46pic.twitter.com/bUHWiXWJla— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) August 17, 2019 Sure, it’s just preseason football. And it supposedly doesn’t mean anything. Just...

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Buccaneers vs. Dolphins open thread for preseason Week 2

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Live updates from the Bucs and Steelers matchup.

Tampa Bay is hosting Miami at Raymond James Stadium for their second game of the preseason and it has been raining non-stop.

It will be interesting to see how head coach Bruce Arians handles the players tonight, especially the first team. The Buccaneers have many unanswered questions at several positions, and with the way the weather has played out Friday, we may see those players fighting for spots in...

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Evan Winter

Three Things To Watch For During The Bucs/Dolphins Preseason Game

The Bucs will face the Dolphins on Friday night. | Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Health will be the main key to Friday night, but in the meantime, be sure to pay attention to these storylines.

As we continue our march through the preseason, time is starting to run out for bubble players to make an impact.

Bruce Arians even said on Wednesday that he could cut the current 90-man roster down to 60 players without much thought. For the players fighting for their NFL lives, that means...

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Bucs Watch: Preseason Week 2 vs Miami Dolphins

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The players we’ll be keeping an eye on in Pittsburgh this Friday night.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians didn’t mix words when talking about the status of his roster at this point in the preseason when he said, “It would be easy to cut down to 60 right now, for me. But, again, we’ve got the preseason games coming up and maybe guys can show up more when the lights come on than they have in practice.”

We aren’t going to list all thirty...

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