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  1. Buccaneers Camp Report: Day 5

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Tampa Bay Buccaneers training camp: The defense dominated the first few days of camp, but Wednesday was the best showing by the offense so far. There were two players in particular tha...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  2. Buccaneers Camp Report: Day 2

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Tampa Bay Buccaneers training camp: The Bucs, who had their practice abbreviated by lightning Friday, got their first full workout of camp in Saturday evening and the results were pred...

    Blog | July 26, 2014
  3. Carl Nicks excused for personal reasons

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers reported to training camp Thursday, but guard Carl Nicks didn't show. Nicks was excused for personal reasons, according to coach Lovie Smith. Nicks was excused only for the day, Smith said. Apparently, the pe...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  4. Countdown to camp: Defensive backs

    Pat Yasinskas

    The next stop on our pre-camp position-by-position analysis of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is the defensive backfield. The new regime quickly decided that Darrelle Revis wasn't an economic or schematic fit and released the cornerback. The Bucs are sw...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  5. Fact or fiction: Defense

    Pat Yasinskas

    As we wait for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to open training camp, let's play a little fact or fiction on the defensive side of the ball: 1. Lavonte David will earn a Pro Bowl berth this season. Our take: Fact. Justify it: Let's be brutally hone...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  6. Buccaneers' biggest key to success

    Pat Yasinskas

    Lovie Smith's Chicago Bears were a consistent contender because they played strong defense. The coach will try to get the same result with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the ingredients are there for that to happen. Smith inherited some special tal...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  7. Davis: Barron drafted because of Graham

    Mike Triplett

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted safety Mark Barron specifically to help them defend New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham, according to testimony from former Buccaneers assistant coach Butch Davis. ProFootballTalk unearthed that interesting n...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  8. Top 15 Buccaneers: No. 8

    Pat Yasinskas

    We continue our list of the top 15 Buccaneers with No. 8: Mark Barron, strong safety What he did in 2013: Barron started 14 games and had 88 tackles, two sacks and two interceptions. The previous coaching staff and front office felt Barron had ...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  9. Bucs heavily invested in defense

    Pat Yasinskas

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith prides himself on putting together teams with good defenses. That comes with a heavy price. The Bucs have $64.7 million of this year's salary cap tied up in defensive players, according to ESPN Stats & Inform...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  10. Dashon Goldson says he likely will miss rest of Tampa Bay Buccane...

    Pat Yasinskas

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Dashon Goldson said Tuesday he's likely to be held out of the remainder of the offseason program.

    Story | Conversation | May 20, 2014
  11. Pre-draft glance: Defensive backs

    Pat Yasinskas

    We conclude our pre-draft position-by-position look at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the defensive backfield. Where things stand: The team parted ways with Darrelle Revis because his skills weren't going to be showcased in the Cover 2 scheme and h...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  12. Penn State's Amos a safe bet for stardom

    Adam Rittenberg

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State has produced a first-team All-Big Ten defender in eight of the past nine seasons, but no Nittany Lions defensive back has made the list since 2008 (safety Anthony Scirrotto). The drought could end this year. If saf...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  13. Bucs add depth in secondary

    Pat Yasinskas

    Tampa Bay coach Lovie Smith has reached back into his past to add some more depth for the secondary. Former Chicago safety Major Wright agreed to terms with the Buccaneers on Friday evening. The move is somewhat curious because the Bucs appear ...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  14. Lions coaches seek versatility this spring

    Adam Rittenberg

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- There are several ways to combat the unique depth challenges Penn State faces with its reduced roster. 1. Upgrade recruiting: If Penn State brings in more players who can make significant contributions early in their careers,...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  15. Major Wright visiting Buccaneers

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers could be adding some depth to their defensive backfield with a player who has strong ties to coach Lovie Smith. Safety Major Wright arrived in Tampa on Tuesday night and will visit with the Bucs on Wednesday. Wright previo...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  16. Projecting a lineup: Defense

    Pat Yasinskas

    We've given you projections on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' offensive starters already. Now, let's flip over to the other side and talk about the defense. Defensive end: Michael Johnson was signed to a big contract to spice up the pass rush. He'll st...

    Blog | March 21, 2014