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Mike James - RB Posted 7/27/14 2:13pm et
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Mike James has been working with the second- team offense. Bobby Rainey and rookie Charles Sims should still figure into the mix as well.
Huddle Up: It's a bit surprising given that Rainey emerged as the main man last season after starter Doug Martin went down and Sims is the squad's third-round draft pick, but there's still 6 weeks and 4 preseason tilts until we get to the games that count -- giving the new coaching regime plenty of time to make depth-chart tweaks.

Austin Seferian-Jenkins - TE Posted 7/10/14 6:50pm et
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (foot) said he expects to be ready for training camp. 'I feel really good. My foot feels really good,' Seferian-Jenkins said from Arizona, where he's been training. 'I've been running route, doing all the exercise and workout drills that they've asked me to do. I feel very comfortable and confident that I'll be ready to go when it comes to training camp.'
Huddle Up: Timothy Wright had a surprisingly solid 2013 season, hauling in 54 passes for 571 yards and 5 TDs to finish 13th among all fantasy TEs, but there's a new regime in town -- one that spent a second-round pick on the 6-foot-6 Seferian-Jenkins -- and the rookie only needs to get healthy and avoid the off-field issues of his college days to effectively claim the starting gig.

Josh McCown - QB Posted 7/1/14 8:28pm et
Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Jonathan Casillas said QB Josh McCown reminds him of New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees, who Casillas played with when he was with the Saints from 2009 to 2012. 'It's a strong comparison, but he reminds me of Drew (Brees), not just the way he throws the ball, but his approach to the game. The first one in, the last one out, he's always around. He's very communicable, very personable. And you can tell he's a born leader,' Casillas said.
Huddle Up: McCown certainly put up Brees-like numbers (1,829 yards, 13 TDs, 1 INT) while starting 5 games and playing in parts of 3 others last season in Chicago, but it remains to be seen if McCown will be given the same sort of free rein if he wins the Bucs' starting job under defensive-minded coach Lovie Smith.

Josh McCown - QB Posted 6/26/14 8:12pm et
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh McCown has been praised for his leadership skills by Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald and McCown were teammates in 2003-04.
Huddle Up: Fitz's word carries a lot of weight around the league, but the only opinion that matters right now is that of new Bucs' head coach Lovie Smith, who will choose from the veteran McCown or second-year Mike Glennon as the team's starter.

Doug Martin - RB Posted 6/21/14 12:51am et
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RBs Bobby Rainey, Mike James, Charles Sims and Jeff Demps will be vying for carries behind RB Doug Martin in training camp. Martin is the team's starting running back, but the team wants to use a rotation in the backfield.
Huddle Up: Martin won't be handling 80 percent of the workload, but he'll still be the lead dog with the remainder of the backs fighting for table scraps. The biggest threat to Martin's touches might be Sims, considered the top pass-catching back in this draft class; he could take Martin off the field in third downs, which would take a bite out of Martin's fantasy potential.

Austin Seferian-Jenkins - TE Posted 6/16/14 10:39pm et
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers second-round selection TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins' four-year contract is worth $5.254 million, including $3.22 million guaranteed, with a $2.141 million signing bonus, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Seferian-Jenkins will battle Timothy Wright for the starting gig in Tampa Bay during training camp, and there's plenty of fantasy upside to the rookie.

Vincent Jackson - WR Posted 5/20/14 6:59pm et
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson did not participate in practice Tuesday, May 20, due to a hamstring issue.
Huddle Up: Now this certainly isn't the first hamstring issue V-Jax has dealt with, but the good news is that he has roughly 3.5 months to get healed up.

Austin Seferian-Jenkins - TE Posted 5/17/14 12:47pm et
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (foot) was limited during practice Friday, May 16, because he is still recovering from foot surgery.
Huddle Up: Good that ASJ is at least getting some reps in during the Bucs' OTAs. There's no indication his foot surgery will prevent him from pushing for a starting spot once training camp opens.

Josh McCown - QB Posted 5/13/14 11:54pm et
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh McCown likes the selection of WR Mike Evans in the 2014 draft. McCown said the similarities between Evans and WR Vincent Jackson and Chicago Bears WRs Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery is good.
Huddle Up: McCown, who will turn 35 on the Fourth of July, certainly is living right late in his NFL career, going from Marshall & Jeffery in Chicago to projected starter in Tampa with the Jackson-Evans duo to throw to. Make sure your fantasy draft board reflects McCown's good fortune.

Mike Glennon - QB Posted 5/9/14 12:22pm et
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers value QB Mike Glennon and have no plans to trade him, according to a team source.
Huddle Up: Glennon is a holdover from the former Bucs regime, and he'll likely find himself behind Josh McCown this season in Tampa Bay. But he flashed enough last year to indicate he has a future in the league, so at minimum he's a low-cost insurance police for the Bucs.

Austin Seferian-Jenkins - TE Posted 5/9/14 8:08pm et
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Washington TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins with the 38th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: The Bucs are giving Josh McCown a very similar set of targets to that with which he enjoyed success in Chicago, with Seferian-Jenkins likely torpedoing whatever fantasy value Timothy Wright might be clinging to.

Mike Evans - WR Posted 5/8/14 10:42pm et
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Texas A&M WR Mike Evans with the seventh overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: NFC South DBs had best buckle up as the Bucs have paired the 6-5, 230-pound Evans with 6-5, 240-pound incumbent Vincent Jackson. That translates into an immediate fantasy boost for whomever the Bucs' starting QB turns out to be, newcomer Josh McCown or holdover Mike Glennon.

Mike Glennon - QB Posted 5/6/14 7:34pm et
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers could trade QB Mike Glennon if they draft a QB early in the week at the NFL Draft and find a team willing to exchange a second-round pick.
Huddle Up: A high 2nd-round pick could be pushing it, but the Bucs might not struggle to find a trade partner for the 2nd-year QB who strangely seems to have turned off new Tampa coach Lovie Smith despite an impressive 19-9 TD-to-interception ratio as a rookie.

Chris Owusu - WR Posted 4/28/14 10:02pm et
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Chris Owusu caught head coach Lovie Smith's eye with his size, speed, hands and route running.
Huddle Up: At the moment the Bucs are searching for receivers opposite Vincent Jackson, but that could change early in the upcoming draft so Owusu may be angling for a third or fourth receiver gig in Tampa.

Mike James - RB Posted 4/16/14 6:53pm et
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Mike James (ankle) said he is happy with the progress he has made in his recovery from an ankle injury and that he has been able to run and cut. James would not say if he will participate in the team's upcoming minicamp.
Huddle Up: Once he's fully healthy, James will be battling Bobby Rainey for the right to back up Doug Martin in Tampa Bay's new offense.

Mike Glennon - QB Posted 4/8/14 2:24pm et
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Mike Glennon is confident he has a shot at winning the starting job in 2014.
Huddle Up: Newly signed veteran Josh McCown is the favorite to start under new coach Lovie Smith, but don't write off Glennon, who threw for 2,608 yards and had an impressive 19-9 TD/interception ratio in 13 starts as a rookie this past season.

Mike Williams - WR Posted 4/3/14 3:54pm et
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Williams is being sued by United Property & Casualty Insurance Co. for $54,453 in damages in relation to a kitchen fire at Williams' house last year.
Huddle Up: Ho hum: Another week, another off-field issue for Williams.

Doug Martin - RB Posted 3/31/14 3:51pm et
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith expects RB Doug Martin to be the team's leading rusher again this season. 'I think you have to have a bell cow,' Smith said. '(Martin) is ours. At the running back position, there's enough reps to go around. We want three guys we feel comfortable with. Two will play, but it's not a rotation that where every series we're going to have a different guy in there. We'll have a starter, then we'll have a backup that will give him quality backup minutes.' Martin (shoulder) said he has been medically cleared to participate in football activities.
Huddle Up: It's kind of Lovie to anoint Martin the lead dog, but Jeff Tedford's track record--not to mention the success both Mike James and Bobby Rainey had last season--suggest that Martin's workload will be at least somewhat reduced.

Doug Martin - RB Posted 3/29/14 3:28pm et
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (shoulder) said he expects to receive medical clearance in the near future. He said he expects to be ready for the start of offseason workouts.
Huddle Up: Martin needs to get back on the field to work with the new offensive coordinator, as well as to secure his spot in what will likely be a backfield rotation--especially after both Mike James and Bobby Rainey had productive showings while Martin was sidelined last season.

Mike Williams - WR Posted 3/23/14 9:33pm et
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Williams has been hospitalized Sunday, March 23, after he was stabbed in the thigh at his home, according to a spokesperson from the Hillsborough County Sheriff's office. Williams' brother was the one who allegedly stabbed Williams. The team said they are aware of the situation and is gathering more information.
Huddle Up: First things first: Let's hope Williams will be OK. The wideout missed all but 6 games this past season with a torn hamstring, and this isn't exactly the best course for his rehab.

Darrelle Revis - CB Posted 3/18/14 11:05am et
The New England Patriots officially signed CB Darrelle Revis after he passed his physical Monday, March 17.
Huddle Up: The signing gives the Patriots the best secondary that they've had in many years. The only downside here is that improved corner play could mean lower game scores but then again the Pats have never been shy about rolling up a score anyway.

Josh McCown - QB Posted 3/12/14 3:28pm et
Updating a previous report, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed to terms with QB Josh McCown on a two-year deal worth $10 million. McCown will earn $4.75 million in 2014 and $5.25 million in 2015, according to sources. He can make an extra $5 million in incentives; $1 million each for playing time and another $3 million for reaching the playoffs.
Huddle Up: McCown will at minimum compete with Mike Glennon for the starting gig in Tampa Bay, and given Lovie Smith's luke-warm endorsement of Glennon you should consider McCown the favorite. Whether that translates into the same kind of fantasy success he had in Marc Trestman's offense in Chicago, however, is another matter entirely.

Brandon Myers - TE Posted 3/11/14 8:05pm et
Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed free-agent TE Brandon Myers (Giants), who will receive $4 million on his 2-year deal with the team, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Myers' 1-year run with the Giants was a disappointment with 47 catches, 522 yards and 4 TDs, and now he'll be part of a two-TE tandem in Tampa with second-year player Timothy Wright, who finished second on the team with 54 grabs for 571 yards and 5 scores.

Bobby Rainey - RB Posted 3/6/14 1:34pm et
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have re-signed RB Bobby Rainey to a one-year deal is worth $570,000.
Huddle Up: Rainey created some fantasy buzz with 559 total yards and 6 TDs over the final 8 games of the season, but he'll return to bench behind Doug Martin in 2014.

Darrelle Revis - CB Posted 2/25/14 8:45pm et
Updating a previous report, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are not actively shopping CB Darrelle Revis and teams are not making offers, but activity could increase as the beginning of the new league year approaches.
Huddle Up: An earlier report Tuesday suggested Revis would be dealt this offseason, but a sweetheart offer could definitely sway the Bucs and their new coaching regime.

Mike Williams - WR Posted 1/30/14 1:21pm et
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Williams accumulated more than $200,000 in fines for being late to mandatory meetings or missing meetings and scheduled rehab days for his torn hamstring in 2013. Williams' partying has also become a concern for the team.
Huddle Up: It sounds like Williams -- who will turn 27 in May -- has a lot of growing up to do and will have to prove himself to a new coaching regime after playing in only 6 games last season because of the injury.

Mike Glennon - QB Posted 1/24/14 12:09am et
Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht said he believes QB Mike Glennon will have a bright future, but that Glennon will have competition for the starting quarterback job next season.
Huddle Up: Glennon, a 2013 3rd-round pick, had a solid 19-9 TD-to-interception ratio in his rookie season but did throw for fewer than 200 yards in 7 of his 13 starts.

Darrelle Revis - CB Posted 1/23/14 1:35pm et
Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Darrelle Revis said former head coach Greg Schiano had an unhealthy work atmosphere, and other players called his defensive schemes 'a joke.' 'Guys didn't like coming to work,' Revis said. 'That's one of the things you have to have, a stress-free atmosphere and environment. You're going to get everything out of everybody if it's stress-free and let people be who they are.'
Huddle Up: Maybe a "healthier" work atmosphere will help the Bucs' pass defense get well as they gave up the fourth-most fantasy points to opposing QBs, the 11th-most points to WRs and the 12th-most points to opposing TEs this past season.

Mike Glennon - QB Posted 1/11/14 12:55pm et
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may add a quarterback this offseason to compete with QB Mike Glennon for the starting quarterback job. Head coach Lovie Smith praised Glennon during his introductory press conference but did not name Glennon as the starting quarterback.
Huddle Up: It's a little early for Smith to anoint his quarterback, but evaluation of Glennon will be a top priority for the Bucs' new staff leading up to free agency and the draft.

Lovie Smith - Posted 1/2/14 5:30pm et
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made the hiring of head coach Lovie Smith (Bears) official Thursday, Jan. 2.
Huddle Up: Smith is a defensive-minded coach whose offense with the Bears ranked in the league's top half in yards gained only once in his 9 seasons in the Windy City. That makes his choice of offensive coordinators a key decision from a fantasy perspective.

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