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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.

Greg Schiano - TM Posted 12/30/13 12:16pm et
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers fired head coach Greg Schiano and general manager Mark Dominik.
Huddle Up: Schiano lasts just two seasons with the Bucs and produced a 11-21 record with no playoff berths. As a former Joe Paterno assistant he will likely become a favorite for the Penn State job once Bill O'Brien bolts for the NFL.

Lavonte David - LB Posted 12/27/13 11:48pm et
Tampa Bay Buccaneers OG Carl Nicks (foot) did not practice Friday, Dec. 27, and has been ruled out for the Week 17 game against the New Orleans Saints. LB Dekoda Watson (groin) did not practice, while LB Ka'lial Glaud (knee) and SS Mark Barron (hamstring) were limited. Barron, Glaud and Watson are each questionable. LB Lavonte David (elbow), OG Davin Joseph (knee) and DT Akeem Spence (wrist) each were full participants in practice and are considered probable.
Huddle Up: David was snubbed in the Pro Bowl voting announced Friday, but IDP owners know his worth as he has 5 interceptions, 6 sacks and at least 9 total tackles in 10 of his last 11 games.

Vincent Jackson - WR Posted 12/20/13 6:30pm et
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson (hamstring) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 20, and is probable for Week 16.
Huddle Up: Go ahead and roll with V-Jax who has at least 6 fantasy points in 5 straight games and has reeled in a TD pass in three of them.

Vincent Jackson - WR Posted 12/5/13 1:21pm et
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson (hamstring) is not participating in the portion of practice open to the media Thursday, Dec. 5.
Huddle Up: You can write off Jackson's Wednesday's absence as a maintenance day, but his continued absence Thursday starts to summon a red flag. See what Friday brings, and if V-Jax still remains sidelined, it'll be time to panic.

Vincent Jackson - WR Posted 12/5/13 6:11pm et
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 5.
Huddle Up: Earlier reports said V-Jax wasn't practicing at all, so this is at least somewhat more encouraging. Continue to monitor his progress.

Darrelle Revis - CB Posted 12/2/13 2:53pm et
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano said the injury to CB Darrelle Revis (chest, shoulder) is not believed to be serious.
Huddle Up: It looks like Revis Island will remain open.

Darrelle Revis - CB Posted 11/28/13 11:01pm et
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano indicated CB Darrelle Revis (groin) could be a game-time decision for Week 13. Revis is expected to test his groin before the game to see if he can play.
Huddle Up: The injury forced Revis to leave the Week 12 game in Detroit just before halftime, and he's subsequently missed both of the Bucs' practices this week. It might be tough for Revis to go on Sunday, and his absence of course would be good news for Steve Smith and his fellow Carolina WRs.

Mike Glennon - QB Posted 11/26/13 11:38pm et
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano believes QB Mike Glennon is the long-term answer at quarterback for the team. 'I think this is a guy that certainly, as long as he continues on this trajectory, is a guy you'd love to have as a quarterback for a long time,' Schiano said. Glennon has excelled in his rookie year at protecting the football and completing passes downfield. He leads all rookies with 13 touchdown passes. The Bucs have won three straight and Glennon has thrown at least one touchdown in eight straight games, the longest streak for a rookie passer since Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson did it in nine straight last year.
Huddle Up: As mentioned, Glennon's most impressive feat has been avoiding mistakes, and he only has thrown one interception in his last 6 games after tossing 3 in his first 2 as a starter. On the fantasy flip side, he's failed to throw for at least 250 yards in 5 of his 8 starts, but he's been a relatively steady hand compared to the up-and-down seasons a number of other starting QBs have put their fantasy owners through.

Darrelle Revis - CB Posted 11/25/13 4:29pm et
Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Darrelle Revis (groin) is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his injured groin. The severity of the injury is not known at this point.
Huddle Up: This is potentially huge for that defense. Monitor his situation, especially if you were counting on that D/ST for some reason.

Dashon Goldson - S Posted 11/18/13 5:59pm et
Tampa Bay Buccaneers FS Dashon Goldson has been suspended for an illegal hit. The length of the suspension is not known at this point.
Huddle Up: It will be interesting to see if Goldson can dodge this one. Beware if you own him in IDP leagues.

Mike James - RB Posted 11/12/13 12:00am et
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Mike James (ankle) had X-rays which revealed a fractured ankle, according to a source. He is out indefinitely.
Huddle Up: Fractured ankles and RBs definitely don't mix so don't expect to see the rookie the rest of the season. That leaves Brian Leonard and Bobby Rainey as the Bucs' primary backs, and expect a timeshare going forward.

Brian Leonard - RB Posted 11/12/13 12:16am et
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Brian Leonard rushed times for a game-high 57 yards Monday, Nov. 11 in a 22-19 win over the Miami Dolphins -- the Bucs' first win of the season.
Huddle Up: Leonard got the first call when starter Mike James suffered a fractured ankle on the Bucs' opening drive of the night. He added 16 yards on 2 receptions, giving him 22 touches to 9 (for 56 yards) for fellow RB Bobby Rainey, but it was Rainey who had the better fantasy night, scoring what proved to be the Bucs' game-winning TD on a 1-yard run in the fourth quarter. Expect a timeshare going foward.

Mike James - RB Posted 11/12/13 4:05pm et
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano said RB Mike James will miss the rest of the year with a broken left ankle.
Huddle Up: James filled in admirably -- most notably in his 158-yard Week 9 outing in Seattle -- after Doug Martin went down, but the rookie's run came to an end in the first quarter Monday night.

Brian Leonard - RB Posted 11/12/13 4:05pm et
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Brian Leonard will take over as the primary running back after RB Mike James (ankle) fractured his ankle in Week 10. RB Bobby Rainey will back up Leonard.
Huddle Up: Rainey had the better fantasy night Monday due to his 1-yard TD, but Leonard had a 22-9 edge in touches and that could very well be the ratio going forward.

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