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  1. NFLN survey/player safety: Bucs

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- In our ongoing NFL Nation survey, it's time to visit questions that players were asked to answer with true or false. Let's take them one at a time. First off, players were asked to say true or false to whether they'd play in the Sup...

    Blog | January 27, 2014
  2. Player fines lead to team penalty for Bucs

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' players are running up a tab on ownership. The Bucs already have ensured that the Glazer family will remit at least $50,000 to the NFL. As part of the NFL's policy to "promote player safety by encouraging cl...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  3. Goodell leaves a bit of hope for Saints

    Pat Yasinskas

    It's no real surprise that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell held firm on an appeal of his ruling for the New Orleans Saints' punishments for their bounty programs. Throughout his tenure, Goodell has been an advocate for player safety and he's also b...

    Blog | April 09, 2012
  4. Roger Goodell showing Saints mercy

    Pat Yasinskas

    Since he took over as NFL commissioner in 2006, Roger Goodell has been so consistent that he's become predictable. Cross the line on anything that involves player safety or his precious "integrity of the game" and you're going to pay a steep pric...

    Blog | March 29, 2012
  5. Buccaneers bring back Major Wright

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers brought back a player they cut last week, signing safety Major Wright on Wednesday. Wright, who previously played for head coach Lovie Smith in Chicago, was one of the final roster cuts on Saturday. He had f...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  6. Physical style of Dashon Goldson OK with Lovie Smith of Tampa Bay...

    Pat Yasinskas

    Although Dashon Goldson has been one of the NFL's most penalized players, coach Lovie Smith said he doesn't think the free safety needs to make major changes to his playing style.

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2014
  7. Coach compares Barron to John Lynch

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith generally is positive when he's asked about specific players. But, so far, I haven't heard him put as much praise on one player as he did on strong safety Mark Barron on Monday night. Smith compared Barr...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  8. Bucs going slowly with Goldson

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- The Bucs are going slowly with one player who normally goes all out. That's safety Dashon Goldson. He had ankle surgery after last season and was forced to sit out the entire offseason program. Goldson is healthy now, but the Bucs d...

    Blog | July 27, 2014
  9. 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
  10. Smith brings warmth, hope back to Bucs

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- There's a bizarre story that sums up the Greg Schiano era with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The short version of the Schiano story goes like this: Retired safety Dexter Jackson, the most valuable player of the team's only Super Bowl, t...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  11. Dashon Goldson of Tampa Bay Buccaneers says rep as dirty ridiculo...

    Pat Yasinskas

    Although he's been suspended for a game and fined on multiple occasions, Tampa Bay safety Dashon Goldson said he's unhappy that many have labeled him a dirty player.

    Story | Conversation | December 12, 2013
  12. Dashon Goldson of Tampa Bay Buccaneers fined $30K

    Pat Yasinskas

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Dashon Goldson was fined $30,000 by the NFL, the league office announced Friday.

    Story | Conversation | September 13, 2013
  13. Charles Godfrey's magic number is 8

    Pat Yasinskas

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. - A lot of NFL players are hesitant to ever publicly state their individual goals for a season. Carolina safety Charles Godfrey isn't one of them. Godfrey has a very specific goal in mind for the upcoming season. He wants eight i...

    Blog | July 29, 2013
  14. Falcons work on keeping their own

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Atlanta Falcons have said all along that their priority in free agency is to keep their own key players. They're backing up that talk. Strong safety William Moore has agreed to a five-year contract, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Exact ...

    Blog | March 09, 2013
  15. Saluting NFC South's ironmen

    Pat Yasinskas

    Atlanta safety Thomas DeCoud was one snap short of being one of only a handful of defensive players to participate in 100 percent of their team's snaps last season. DeCoud was on the field for 1,021 of Atlanta's 1,022 defensive snaps. Green Bay sa...

    Blog | February 11, 2013
  16. Three from NFC South win fan vote

    Pat Yasinskas

    Three NFC South players won the fan vote for the Pro Bowl. Atlanta's Tony Gonzalez led all NFC tight ends, Tampa Bay's Ronde Barber won at free safety and New Orleans' Thomas Morstead was the top vote getter at punter. Fan voting counts for one...

    Blog | December 20, 2012