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  1. Season in review: Defensive backs

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- The next stop on our position-by-position breakdown of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 2014 season is the defensive backfield. Tampa Bay ranked No. 28 in pass defense. A large part of the blame should fall on the defensive ends, who provi...

    Blog | January 08, 2015
  2. Season in review: Defensive ends

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- We continue our series of 2014 in review with the defensive ends. The Bucs signed free agent Michael Johnson to a big contract. He responded with four sacks. But Johnson should not be described as a bust. He played through several d...

    Blog | January 07, 2015
  3. Last stand for Da'Quan Bowers

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- When he came here in 2011, there was hope that Da'Quan Bowers would blossom into one of the league's best defensive ends. Now, he is auditioning just to prove he belongs in the NFL. The final two games of the season mark Bowers' las...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  4. High hopes for Michael Johnson

    Pat Yasinskas

    In his stint as the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings, Leslie Frazier had one of the league's most productive defensive ends in Jared Allen. Frazier now is the defensive coordinator for Tampa Bay and he thinks the Buccaneers have someone who can...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  5. Dekoda Watson thriving in new role

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- When Dekoda Watson stretches before practice these days, he's not lining up with the linebackers or the defensive ends. "I'm in my own stretch line," Watson said with a laugh. That's because the Tampa Bay Buccaneers suddenly hav...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  6. How Darrelle Revis will help the pass rush

    Pat Yasinskas

    We've talked a lot already about Tampa Bay's pass rush (or lack of one in the preseason). The Bucs clearly expect big things from defensive ends Adrian Clayborn and Da'Quan Bowers, but there's something else that's been overlooked too often. That'...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  7. Buccaneers add DE Trevor Scott

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have added a veteran presence to their young group of defensive ends. The team announced Tuesday morning that it has signed Trevor Scott. He played for New England last season and spent the previous four seasons with the O...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  8. Falcons sign four draft picks

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Atlanta Falcons jumped into the business of signing draft picks Friday. The team announced it has signed defensive ends Malliciah Goodman and Stansly Maponga, and safeties Kemal Ishmael and Zeke Motta. Goodman was a fourth-round pick and Mapon...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  9. Buccaneers swap defensive ends

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made a couple of minor roster moves Saturday afternoon. They placed defensive end Aaron Morgan on injured reserve, and filled his roster spot by promoting defensive end Markus White from the practice squad. Morgan began...

    Blog | December 22, 2012
  10. Bucs add O-line depth, cap space

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers just announced a few minor roster moves. They have signed free-agent offensive tackle Jamon Meredith to a two-year deal and released defensive ends Tim Crowder and Nick Reed. Meredith is a four-year veteran, but has app...

    Blog | March 22, 2012
  11. Greg Hardy, Adrian Clayborn all-around DEs

    Pat Yasinskas

    Carolina's Greg Hardy and Tampa Bay rookie Adrian Clayborn weren't among the NFL's sack leaders in 2011, but you can make the argument they're among the best all-around defensive ends in the game. Hardy and Clayborn showed some pass-rush skills, b...

    Blog | February 03, 2012
  12. Buccaneers have seven rookies signed

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers just announced they have signed three more draft picks. Tight end Luke Stocker, safety Ahmad Black and cornerback Anthony Gaitor are now under contract. The Bucs previously signed defensive ends Adrian Clayborn and Da'Quan...

    Blog | July 28, 2011
  13. Right of first refusal could limit DE pool

    Pat Yasinskas

    Atlanta Falcons fans, your top two free-agent defensive ends might not be on the market. Although there had been early reports that any players with four accrued seasons and not under contract for 2011 could become unrestricted free agents under a...

    Blog | June 30, 2011
  14. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for a quick trip through the Sunday headlines around the NFC South. The addition of defensive ends Adrian Clayborn and Da'Quan Bowers and linebacker Mason Foster should do more than help Tampa Bay's pass rush. Stephen Holder writes that each ...

    Blog | May 08, 2011
  15. Call It: Falcons pick

    Pat Yasinskas

    As the ESPN Blog Network mock draft unfolded, I kept hoping there would be some tumbling defensive ends. That's largely because I was picking for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons, and my opinion is that's the biggest p...

    Blog | April 25, 2011
  16. Call It: Draft needs for the Saints

    Pat Yasinskas

    Here's your chance to voice your opinion on what the New Orleans Saints should do with their first-round pick. They hold the No. 24 overall choice and most experts are tying them to defensive ends in mock drafts. But the Saints aren't a team that ...

    Blog | April 14, 2011