Archive for the ‘Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Category

Five 49ers to watch in Week 7: Can Washington slow down George Kittle?

Friday, October 18th, 2019

Not since the 49ers advanced to three consecutive NFC Championship Games with Jim Harbaugh has the club been expected to win so decisively on the road. The 49ers have opened this year with road victories at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams. The 49ers have reason to like their stable of running backs, as they settle into primarily a two-back attack with Coleman and Matt Breida.

What if… we re-drafted the 2015 NFL Draft and Marcus Mariota goes No. 1 overall to Tampa Bay?

Friday, October 18th, 2019

The time is now April when the next step in his illustrious football career is about to begin. "With the second pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Tennessee Titans select Marcus Mariota, quarterback from Oregon." Cheers and applause ring in as the Hawaii native's dreams of becoming an NFL quarterback have just come true.

Giants star RB Barkley returning from ankle injury

Friday, October 18th, 2019

New York Giants star running back Saquon Barkley is slated to return from a high ankle sprain and play in Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals. Barkley missed the past three games due to the injury. He was not listed on Friday's injury report, nor was tight end Evan Engram (knee), who missed last week's Thursday night loss at New England.

Saquon Barkley full participant in Giants practice, available for Sunday

Friday, October 18th, 2019

The New York Giants are 2-4 as they prepare to host the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday afternoon, and given that the NFC East (unlike the Cardinals' NFC West) has been mediocre to this point — the co-leaders, Dallas and Philadelphia, come into their Week 7 meeting both at 3-3 — they're not out of the mix yet. So it seems a no-brainer that running back Saquon Barkley, now healthy, would be back in the lineup. Only coach Pat Shurmur wants to keep his playing status a mystery.

Bucs not interested in dealing O.J. Howard

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

It's possible that Buccaneers tight end O.J. Howard's best catch of the year came at a baseball game. But he won't be making any future highlights anywhere else. While his name has popped up in some rumors, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports the Buccaneers have no intention to trade the young tight end.

Giants running back Saquon Barkley full-go at practice

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

The wait for Saquon Barkley may finally be over for the New York Giants. The 2018 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year was a full-go at practice Wednesday, increasing the likelihood he will play against the Arizona Cardinals (2-3-1) this weekend. It will be the first time the running back has played since sustaining a high sprain to his right ankle on Sept. 22 against Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Buccaneers working out Eli Rogers in search for new returner

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

After Bobo Wilson dropped a pair of punts in the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss to the Carolina Panthers, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are looking for a new punt returner. According to Adam Schefter of, that search will include former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Eli Rogers. Rogers was released by the Steelers as a part of their roster cuts at the end of training camp.

Bucs activate 21-day practice window for Jason Pierre-Paul

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

The Bucs have their off week this week. Bucs coach Bruce Arians said Monday that doctors had cleared the defensive end to return. Pierre-Paul seriously injured his neck in an offseason car accident.

Report: Panthers expect Newton to practice after bye

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

The Carolina Panthers expect quarterback Cam Newton to be back at practice after they return from the upcoming bye week, ESPN reported late Monday, citing a league source. A mild Lisfranc sprain on his left foot, an injury Newton said he suffered in the team's third preseason game against the New England Patriots in August, has "healed well," according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Head coach Ron Rivera did not confirm the report at his press conference Tuesday, saying he has not heard from trainers that Newton is ready to practice.

Arians: Winston still Bucs QB despite turnovers

Monday, October 14th, 2019

Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians said Monday that Jameis Winston remained the team's starting quarterback despite throwing five interceptions in Sunday's loss against the Carolina Panthers. What happened?" Arians said when asked if Winston would be replaced. Tampa Bay fell to 2-4 with a 37-26 home loss to Carolina.