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Texans reportedly claim former Bucs CB Vernon Hargreaves off waivers

The Texans claimed former Buccaneers cornerback Vernon Hargreaves off waivers, as Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports. Hargreaves was released on Tuesday, which made him subject to the waiver wire, per the league’s rules for players who are cut after the trade

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Six teams on upset alert in NFL Week 10

It’s a bit of a slim schedule for NFL Week 10 as six teams are on a bye, but there are still plenty of big opportunities for upsets around the league. From a strength-versus-strength matchup in the Windy City to

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Buccaneers audition RB Spencer Ware

The Buccaneers were busy this afternoon, as SiriusXM’s Adam Caplan reports (via Twitter) that the team worked out eight players. Among that grouping was a trio of offensive weapons: wide receiver Maurice Harris, wide receiver J.J. Nelson, and running back Spencer Ware.

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Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard out Week 9 with hamstring injury

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be without starting tight end O.J. Howard for Sunday’s matchup against the Seattle Seahawks. Howard, who missed the team’s Week 8 game against the Tennessee Titans, was unable to participate in practice this week with

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0-8 Bengals are a disaster. Is Zac Taylor best they could do?

After 16 seasons without a playoff win under Marvin Lewis, Cincinnati was long overdue for a change at head coach. But instead of a breath of fresh air, his replacement has delivered a cascade of failures, prompting this question: Is

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NFL Week 8 matchups: An insiders’ guide

L.A. Chargers (2-5) at Chicago (3-3), 1 p.m. ET Inside Chargers numbers: Los Angeles’ passing attack is good, ranking ninth in net yards per pass attempt (7.1). However, teams have shut down Keenan Allen, who has averaged 40 yards over his

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Report: Marcus Mariota, Jameis Winston ‘likely’ done as ‘franchise leaders’

The No. 1 and No. 2 overall picks from the 2015 NFL Draft, Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota, are both on the outs with their respective teams. According to Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report, who spoke with several front-office sources,

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Jason Pierre-Paul returns to Bucs practice

The Buccaneers are not practicing as a team during their bye week, but one key player will participate in some important workouts. The Bucs began Jason Pierre-Paul‘s 21-day window for potential activation, with Bruce Arians indicating (via the Tampa Bay

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Forecasting the outcome for each NFL Week 6 game

Fall is in full swing. If you’re fortunate enough to live in an area where leaves change, get out and enjoy the colors for a few minutes this weekend.  Last week: 6-9, which is not nice. 43-36 for the season

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Bruce Arians on OPI review: ‘I don’t know what the hell is’

Getty Images Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians pitched a fit on the field. He didn’t let up after the game. Arians was furious about what seemed to be a “clear and obvious” case of pass interference, when Saints wideout Michael Thomas

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NFL Week 5 matchups: An insiders’ guide

Tampa Bay (2-2) at New Orleans (3-1), 1 p.m. ET Inside Buccaneers numbers: Jameis Winston is having a career renaissance under Bruce Arians, with career-highs in touchdown percentage (6.5 percent), yards per attempt (8.4), yards per game (291.8), and passer rating

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Details of Jason Pierre-Paul’s restructured contract revealed

Jason Pierre-Paul restructured his contract with the Buccaneers Wednesday, and now we have the details.  Originally scheduled to make $13.65M in 2019, his new base salary will be just $3M, according to Greg Auman of The Athletic. He’s eligible to

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Bucs to place Blaine Gabbert on IR

The Bucs are placing Blaine Gabbert on the injured reserve list, per a club announcement. Gabbert has yet to see real action this year after dislocating his non-throwing shoulder in the club’s preseason contest against the Eagles. Initially, the Bucs

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Bruce Arians says game plan this week is to stop Saquon Barkley, force Daniel Jones to throw

With the Giants starting a rookie quarterback on Sunday, you can probably guess what Tampa Bay’s game plan on defense will be. Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians didn’t mince words on a conference call with reporters; the plan this week

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Most dominant defenders from NFL Week 2

The NFL is an offense-driven league, yet dominant defenders are still a compelling feature of this game we all love so much. During Week 2, many of them stepped up big for their respective teams. Whether it was a linebacker

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Burning questions for Buccaneers-Panthers ‘TNF’ game

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers head to Carolina to take on the Panthers in a huge divisional game for both teams Thursday night. Tampa is coming off a mistake-filled home loss to the San Francisco 49ers in its season opener. Meanwhile,

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Watch: Bruce Arians’ Home Opener With the Bucs & Raymond James Stadium 2019 Season Preview | Bucs Beat

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Veteran linebacker Corey Nelson reportedly signing with Broncos

Linebacker Corey Nelson will sign with the Broncos, according to Greg Auman of The Athletic (on Twitter). It’s a homecoming for Nelson, who played in Denver from 2014-17. Nelson, 27, was released by the Bucs last week when they trimmed

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Buccaneers place Jason Pierre-Paul on NFI

The Buccaneers are placing defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (neck) on the reserve/non-football injury list. With that, JPP will not count against the team’s initial 53-man max. He’ll also be barred from playing in the first six weeks of the season.

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2019 NFL division favorites and updated futures odds

When news broke about Andrew Luck’s NFL retirement, oblivious oddsmakers were tested like never before. In fact, there was a small window of time where veteran bettors with quick triggers could leverage Luck’s announcement and hammer favorable NFL futures odds.

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Watch: How Bruce Arians is helping Jameis Winston’s development | NBC Sports

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Five NFL rookies facing the most pressure in 2019

There is not a single draft pick who doesn’t face enormous pressure as a rookie, but there’s no denying that some are more scrutinized than others. Much of the time, those under the most strenuous pressure are first- and second-round

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