Evans, Smith release statement regarding the altercation

The Buccaneers release a statement regarding the video that surfaced Friday of rookie wide receiver Mike Evans’ involvement in a fight outside a Miami nightclub. Read the rest of this entry »

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*UPDATED* Bucs rookie Mike Evans involved in nightclub altercation

One thing that Lovie Smith preaches is for his players to keep their nose clean. We saw what happened with former wide receiver Mike Williams — even though he was the victim of a stabbing.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Bowers responds to Smith’s comments

Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith came out Wednesday and talked about how not being on the football field lowers your chances of making the final roster. That was his response to a question regarding defensive lineman Da’Quan Bowers being sidelined since the first preseason game.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Another guard acquired by the Bucs

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers today announced the acquisition of guard Rishaw Johnson from the Kansas City Chiefs in exchange for safety Kelcie McCray. Read the rest of this entry »

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Bucs sign an offensive guard

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers today announced that they signed guard R.J. Mattes and waived defensive end James Ruffin.

Mattes (6-6, 313) entered the NFL with the New England Patriots as a college free agent in 2013, playing in two games during the 2013 preseason before being released. Mattes also spent the 2014 offseason with the Patriots.

Mattes, who played collegiately at North Carolina State (2008-12), will wear No. 72 for the Buccaneers.

This report comes courtesy of the Buccaneers Communications Department.


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TBC Mailbag: What’s the deal with Jeff Demps?

TheBayCave.com is back to taking questions from its readers and social media followers. TBC will once again publish these question and answer sessions for all to read. Read the rest of this entry »

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Bowers’ chances of making the team diminishing

Buccaneers defensive lineman Da’Quan Bowers has faced lots of adversity each year of his career. He had a decent performance during the Bucs preseason opener but has not seen the field since.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Real test for the offensive line this week

The Buccaneers offensive line has been the center of criticism this preseason. If there was ever a better time to silence critics heading into the regular season, it would be this week against the Buffalo Bills. Read the rest of this entry »

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Latest depth chart may show some Bucs starters

When the first depth chart of the preseason was released, many found it to be interesting given the fact that there were some surprise names at certain positions and spots. The latest (unofficial) depth chart – released yesterday — might be an indicator of who will be the starters for the 2014 season.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Bucs have an interesting philosophy on kick returns

The Buccaneers have been unable to find a return specialist. They’ve given looks to Jeff Demps, Mike James, Charles Sims, Eric Page, and Solomon Patton among others throughout offseason workouts and well into training camp. But the man that may have emerged as a favorite — and listed as the top returner — is Patton.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Scary road ahead for Bucs’ opponents

The comparisons have been made to former Buc and Hall of Famer Warren Sapp and Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy is coming into his own. In two preseason games, McCoy has shown pure dominance in his limited time. But he hasn’t peaked.  Read the rest of this entry »

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