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Thursday, Sep 03, 2015

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A Pro Football Blog by Roy Cummings and Ira Kaufman

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Bucs Talk: Roster cuts; Offensive struggles

Published:   |   Updated: September 1, 2015 at 07:13 PM
TBO.com staff

Olivia Stacey and Bucs beat writer Roy Cummings discuss the Buccaneers first round of roster cuts and Saturday’s 31-7 loss against the Cleveland Browns.

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Bucs use abundance of caution in pulling Evans, Winston

Published:   |   Updated: August 25, 2015 at 11:37 AM
By Roy Cummings

Everywhere you look in the NFL, stars are falling.

First it was Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin, injured during a training camp workout. Then it was Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (concussion) and Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson (knee).

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers aren’t taking any chances with their stars.

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Postgame Video: Coach Lovie Smith

Published:   |   Updated: August 25, 2015 at 09:57 AM
By Olivia Stacey

Head Coach Lovie Smith speaks to the media following the Bucs 25-11 pre-season victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.

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Jameis Winston discusses first preseason win

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By Olivia Stacey

Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston speaks to the media following the Bucs 26-11 pre-season victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.

In his Raymond James Stadium debut, Winston completed eight of 13 passes for 90 yards.

In this video, he talks about his second touchdown of the preseason, missing a long pass to wide receiver Mike Evans, and the team’s improvements.

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Lovie: Winston will work on protecting himself

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By Roy Cummings

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — One of the few things the Buccaneers have yet to work on with rookie quarterback Jameis Winston is how best to protect himself when he’s forced to run the ball.

You can be sure that will be part of the practice script this week.

Winston was forced to scramble three times during the Bucs 26-16 loss to the Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday, and he dove head-first at the end of every one of them.

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Bucs release first depth chart of training camp

Published:   |   Updated: August 11, 2015 at 02:04 PM
TBO.com staff

Bucs fans will find few surprises as the team announced its first depth chart of the season.

Teams are required to release a depth chart five days prior to their first preseason game, and the order in which players are listed is likely to change in some cases.

The Bucs open their preseason schedule on Saturday at Minnesota.

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Bucs camp recap: Coaches say Winston has best workout yet

Published:   |   Updated: August 10, 2015 at 07:49 AM
By Roy Cummings

TAMPA — Bucs coaches, scouts and executives were in agreement Sunday. In front of a capacity crowd of season ticket holders, QB Jameis Winston put together his best workout of training camp.

It wasn’t perfect. Winston nearly got picked off by LB Lavonte David during a seven-on-seven drill down in the red zone and he fumbled a snap during 11-on-11 work.

But he was 5-for-6 during the blitz period, including hitting on throws downfield to Kenny Bell and Mike Evans, and he drilled a touchdown pass down the seam to TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins during 11-on-11 work.

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Bucs Practice Report: Winston still making mistakes

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By Roy Cummings

TAMPA - The Buccaneers’ new QB continues to cut down on his mistakes during the blitz period but he just can’t seem to eliminate them altogether.

Jameis Winston was intercepted on the fourth play of the blitz period, making this the fourth day in a row he’s been picked during that drill.

CB Sterling Moore made the play against him this time, but only after TE Austin Seferian Jenkins tipped the ball to him.

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Bucs Training Camp Battles: Strongside linebacker and safety

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TBO,com staff

To get you ready for Bucs training camp, we will examine 5 key position battles as we count down to the first workout. Today, a look at strongside linebacker and safety.

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Bucs Training Camp Battles: Right guard

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By Olivia Stacey

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will open training camp on Saturday afternoon at One Buc Place.

To get you ready, we will examine 5 key position battles as we count down to the first workout. Today, a look at right guard.

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