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  1. Johnthan Banks ready for Year 2

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- If you're looking for a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to have a breakout season, cornerback Johnthan Banks might not be a bad choice. Banks, a second-round pick last year, had an up-and-down rookie season. But Banks will be the...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  2. Top 15 Buccaneers: No. 14

    Pat Yasinskas

    We continue our list of the top 15 Buccaneers with No. 14: Johnthan Banks, cornerback What he did in 2013: A second-round draft pick a year ago, Banks had an up-and-down rookie season. His inexperience was exploited at times. But at other times...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  3. Best Bucs camp competitions

    Pat Yasinskas

    With the start of training camp a little more than a month away, it's time to look ahead to the best battles. Tight end. Rookie Austin Seferian-Jenkins might be the long-term answer. But he might not get a lot of playing time in the short term. Se...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  4. Bucs wrap up draft class

    Pat Yasinskas

    One of the marvels of the NFL's most recent labor agreement is that rookies get signed quickly. Their contracts are slotted, so there is no excuse for a holdout. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers won't have any rookie holdouts when they get to training cam...

    Blog | June 13, 2014
  5. Rookie TE at a disadvantage

    Pat Yasinskas

    If rookie tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins doesn't look up to speed when the Buccaneers start training camp next month, there's a good reason for that. Seferian-Jenkins missed almost the entire offseason program. The only portion he did make was ...

    Blog | June 13, 2014
  6. Adrian Clayborn poised for big year

    Pat Yasinskas

    If I had to pick a Tampa Bay player that's in for a breakout season, I'd go with defensive end Adrian Clayborn. The guy was a first-round talent coming out of college in 2011. He showed some promise as a rookie, but his past two seasons have been ...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  7. Catching up on rookie contracts

    Pat Yasinskas

    It's time to catch up on the details of some rookie contracts for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. We already have reported that fifth-round picks Kevin Pamphile and Kadeem Edwards have signed. We now have the numbers on their deals. Pamphile signed a fo...

    Blog | May 30, 2014
  8. Bucs' Johnthan Banks 'a perfect fit'

    Pat Yasinskas

    As a rookie, Buccaneers cornerback Johnthan Banks got plenty of attention from opposing offenses and Tampa Bay fans. Banks, a second-round draft pick last year, drew attention for all the wrong reasons. He frequently struggled in coverage and that...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  9. Bucs go slowly with rookie TE

    Pat Yasinskas

    Rookie tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins is off to a slow start with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but it's by design. Seferian-Jenkins was limited in the team's rookie camp as he recovers from an injury. "I had foot surgery, and it is well documen...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  10. Breaking down Robert Herron's deal

    Pat Yasinskas

    Drafted rookie contacts are starting to trickle in. I still am waiting for details on the deals signed by fifth-round picks Kadeem Edwards and Kevin Pamphile. I'll get you those details as soon as I can. But, in the meantime, I have the numbers on...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  11. Chaz Sutton gets top undrafted bonus

    Pat Yasinskas

    I just got a look at the list of signing bonuses the Tampa Bay Buccaneers gave to their undrafted rookie free agents, and it's pretty enlightening. Apparently, the Bucs think defensive end Chaz Sutton, offensive tackle Matt Patchan and defensive t...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  12. Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie report

    Pat Yasinskas

    With rookie camp over, it's time to take a look at where Tampa Bay's draft picks stand. Wide receiver Mike Evans. The first-round pick had a stellar rookie camp. The Bucs are expecting Evans to be an instant starter opposite Vincent Jackson. Ti...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  13. Lovie Smith's quiet approach fits Bucs

    Pat Yasinskas

    When Greg Schiano was coaching the Buccaneers, you generally heard the coach on the practice field before you saw him. New coach Lovie Smith is a completely different story. During the weekend rookie camp, I often had to look long and hard just to...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  14. Bucs look stronger at WR

    Pat Yasinskas

    One thing quickly became obvious during the Buccaneers' rookie camp over the weekend: Tampa Bay has upgraded at wide receiver. First-round draft pick Mike Evans looked sensational throughout the practice sessions. Evans was drafted to replace Mike...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  15. Bucs' Robert Herron is carrying a chip

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Buccaneers rookie Robert Herron said he's patterning himself after veteran NFL receiver Steve Smith. He's off to a good start. Like Smith, Herron is an undersized receiver with the potential to contribute to the return game. But the...

    Blog | May 17, 2014
  16. Bucs sign two draft picks

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have wasted little time in starting to get their draft picks signed. The team announced Friday evening that guard Kadeem Edwards and wide receiver Robert Herron have signed their rookie contracts. Edwards was chosen in the...

    Blog | May 16, 2014