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  1. W2W4: Buccaneers-Cardinals

    Pat Yasinskas

    Three things to watch for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as they host the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. Mike Glennon. The rookie quarterback will be making his first start after the Bucs benched Josh Freeman. Glennon didn't exactly light it up in the pre...

    Blog | September 28, 2013
  2. Gruden's scouting report on Mike Glennon

    Pat Yasinskas

    With Wednesday's news that the Buccaneers are benching quarterback Josh Freeman in favor of Mike Glennon, it's time for a scouting report on the rookie. Let's turn back to this Insider item I did with ESPN's Jon Gruden during Gruden's QB Camp in t...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  3. Rookie Banks knows he'll be targeted

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- It remains to be seen if cornerback Johnthan Banks has picked up the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' defense, but it's pretty obvious the rookie is a smart guy. Banks said he knows he's going to have a target on him when the Buccaneers open t...

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  4. Buccaneers get down to 75 players

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Just about 24 hours after signing Mike Shanahan (not to be confused with the head coach of the Washington Redskins), the Tampa Bay Buccaneers released the rookie tight end. Shanahan was one of a handful of cuts the Bucs announced Tu...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  5. Bucs-Redskins not a sellout

    Pat Yasinskas

    Robert Griffin III has drawn lots of attention as the rookie quarterback for the Washington Redskins. But that doesn't seem to matter in Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers just announced that Sunday's home game with the Redskins has not sold out at the 72-...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  6. No rookie holdouts in NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    One of the beauties of the labor agreement the NFL instituted last summer is that the rookie salary pool virtually eliminates any reason for a first-year player to hold out of training camp. With the Buccaneers officially announcing safety Mark Ba...

    Blog | July 20, 2012
  7. Weinke awed, not shocked by Cam Newton

    Pat Yasinskas

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- Chris Weinke sat behind his desk Tuesday afternoon, expressing lots of awe but only a slight shock about the rookie season of Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton. Weinke's got a unique perspective on this one from several l...

    Blog | February 15, 2012
  8. Some honors for the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Pro Football Weekly/Pro Football Writers of America All-Rookie team and All-NFL team are out and we've got some pretty slight NFC South representation. On the rookie team, Carolina quarterback Cam Newton, Atlanta receiver Julio Jones, Atlanta ...

    Blog | January 17, 2012
  9. Cam Newton by the numbers

    Pat Yasinskas

    With some help from ESPN Stats & Information, let's take a look back at the big day Carolina quarterback Cam Newton had in Saturday's 48-16 victory against Tampa Bay. NewtonNewton threw for 171 yards and now holds the rookie record for passin...

    Blog | December 25, 2011
  10. Five things to watch: Falcons-Jaguars

    Pat Yasinskas

    ATLANTA -- Five things to watch in Thursday night's game between the Atlanta Falcons and Jacksonville Jaguars: Julio Jones. The rookie wide receiver has had some ups and downs throughout the season, but he's coming off perhaps his best game of the...

    Blog | December 15, 2011
  11. Staying with Bosher paying off for Falcons

    Pat Yasinskas

    Every Sunday, ESPN Stats & Information selects a punter of the day. For Sunday, it was Atlanta's Matt Bosher. This is significant because early in the season the rookie struggled. Critics called for the Falcons to release Bosher as he hit a se...

    Blog | December 12, 2011
  12. Saints waiting to see on Mark Ingram

    Pat Yasinskas

    New Orleans coach Sean Payton isn't ready to rule out injured running back Mark Ingram for Sunday's game at St. Louis. The rookie has an injured heel and sat out Wednesday's practice. "I think with him it's day-to-day because you're really just...

    Blog | October 26, 2011
  13. NFC South Stock Watch

    Pat Yasinskas

    FALLING 1. Matt Bosher, punter/kickoff specialist, Falcons. The rookie has struggled mightily. But at least for the moment, it appears as if the Falcons will stick with him. They invested a draft pick in Bosher, so they may be willing to give him ...

    Blog | September 20, 2011
  14. Three things: Falcons-Jaguars

    Pat Yasinskas

    Three things to watch for in Atlanta's preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Friday. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. ET. 1. Julio Jones, the sequel. The rookie receiver got off to a fantastic start last week. He gained first downs the first...

    Blog | August 19, 2011
  15. Observations on the Falcons

    Pat Yasinskas

    So far anyway, that trade up to get Julio Jones is looking pretty darn good for the Atlanta Falcons. The rookie wide receiver had a great debut Friday night as the Falcons opened their preseason with a 28-23 loss to the Miami Dolphins. But Jones w...

    Blog | August 12, 2011
  16. Breaking down the rookie numbers

    Pat Yasinskas

    I just got a look at the complete and official contract breakdowns for the NFC South first-round draft picks who have signed their deals. Please note that all contracts are for four years with an option for a fifth year. Carolina quarterback Cam N...

    Blog | July 31, 2011