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Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Stadium: Raymond James Stadium | Coach: Lovie Smith
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense30th100.8 (21st)176.2 (29th)
Defense17th110.1 (12th)237.9 (17th)
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27Banks, Johnthan CB6-218510/3/19892Mississippi State
23Barron, Mark SS6-221310/27/19893Alabama
91Bowers, Da'Quan DE6-42882/23/19904Clemson
52Casillas, Jonathan OLB6-12276/3/19876Wisconsin
94Clayborn, Adrian DE6-32807/6/19884Iowa
73Collins, Anthony T6-531511/2/19857Kansas
75Cousins, Oniel G6-43156/29/19847Texas-El Paso
54David, Lavonte OLB6-12331/23/19903Nebraska
48DePaola, Andrew LS6-22307/28/19871Rutgers
62Dietrich-Smith, Evan C6-23087/19/19865Idaho State
69Dotson, Demar T6-931510/11/19856Southern Mississippi
71Edwards, Kadeem G6-43131/24/1991RTennessee State
13Evans, Mike WR6-52318/21/1993RTexas A&M
50Fletcher, Dane MLB6-22459/14/19865Montana State
59Foster, Mason MLB6-12413/1/19894Washington
92Gholston, William DE6-62817/31/19912Michigan State
65Gilkey, Garrett T6-63157/7/19902Chadron State
8Glennon, Mike QB6-622512/12/19892North Carolina State
38Goldson, Dashon FS6-22009/18/19848Washington
14Herron, Robert WR5-91936/2/1992RWyoming
83Jackson, Vincent WR6-52301/14/198310Northern Colorado
25James, Mike RB5-102234/13/19912Miami (Fla.)
24Jenkins, Mike CB5-101973/22/19857South Florida
29Johnson, Leonard CB5-102023/30/19903Iowa State
90Johnson, Michael DE6-72702/7/19876Georgia Tech
65Johnson, Rishaw G6-33132/23/19892California (PA)
9Koenen, Michael P5-111987/13/198210Western Washington
46Lane, Jorvorskie RB5-112582/4/19872Texas A&M
51Lansanah, Danny LB6-12558/28/19853Connecticut
70Mankins, Logan G6-43083/10/198210Fresno State
22Martin, Doug RB5-92151/13/19893Boise State
12McCown, Josh QB6-42137/4/197912Sam Houston State
93McCoy, Gerald DT6-43002/25/19885Oklahoma
98McDonald, Clinton DT6-22971/6/19876Memphis
49McDougald, Bradley FS6-120911/15/19902Kansas
96Means, Steven DE6-32609/16/19902Buffalo
28Melvin, Rashaan DB6-219310/2/19891Northern Illinois
11Murphy, Louis WR6-22005/11/19876Florida
7Murray, Patrick K5-71606/22/19911Fordham
82Myers, Brandon TE6-32569/4/19856Iowa
66Omameh, Patrick G6-430512/29/19892Michigan
80Owusu, Chris WR6-22001/6/19903Stanford
70Pamphile, Kevin T6-531011/27/1990RPurdue
26Pointer, Quinton DB5-91864/16/19883Nevada-Las Vegas
43Rainey, Bobby RB5-821210/16/19873Western Kentucky
87Seferian-Jenkins, Austin TE6-52629/29/1992RWashington
89Shepard, Russell WR6-11959/17/19902Louisiana State
34Sims, Charles RB6-02149/19/1990RWest Virginia
60Solomon, Scott LB6-326211/5/19883Rice
97Spence, Akeem DT6-130711/29/19912Illinois
88Stocker, Luke TE6-52537/17/19884Tennessee
37Tandy, Keith FS5-102052/12/19893West Virginia
21Verner, Alterraun CB5-1018712/13/19885UCLA
Injured Players
78Patchan, Matt (IR) T6-73004/2/1990RBoston College
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Tampa Bay6-4312.16-3285.425.72135
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Position Listing
Da'Quan Bowers
Buccaneers defensive tackle Da'Quan Bowers is not just nursing a groin strain, but now he must think about the warning of Lovie Smith that threatens his starting job.

"I think every day you don't practice, you're hurting your chances," Smith told the Tampa Tribune. "And we've seen enough to like Da'Quan a lot. But all the reps that he's not getting, someone else is getting them.

"The best way to beat your competition sometimes is just to stay on the field. You can't get Wally Pipp'd. Da'Quan is trying to get back, and again I think he has a future in the league, whether it be as a defensive end or a third-down rush-guy inside."

Bowers lost playing time and production in each of the last two years.

Andrew DePaola
The Buccaneers re-signed long-snapper Andrew DePaola and waived cornerback Anthony Gaitor, the team announced.
Demar Dotson
Buccaneers tackle Demar Dotson (back) is active for the Week 1 game against the Jets. Dotson was considered probable entering the game. 
Vincent Jackson
Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson made his presence felt with a touchdown during Saturday's exhibition game at home against Miami. Jackson beat Brent Grimes for a 7-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter. It was his only catch and target of the night.
Luke Stocker
Buccaneers tight end Luke Stocker is out for this week's voluntary workouts because of an undisclosed ailment, the Tampa Tribune reports. He missed most of last year with a hip injury but the Tampa Bay Times says he's been cleared
Lavonte David
Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David could blitz less under coach Lovie Smith's simpler defensive scheme, reports David had 144 tackles, six sacks, five interceptions and two forced fumbles last year.

"It’s just giving me an opportunity to play faster, an opportunity to see the whole field and learn everything, learn what everybody is doing," David said of the new scheme. "It hasn’t changed nothing much. I’m still in the position where I can make plays."

David said he'll blitz "every here and there" and "every now and then."

Dashon Goldson
Buccaneers safety Dashon Goldson, who's recovering from foot surgery, said he'll likely miss the rest of the offseason program but aims to return for training camp. "I think training camp will be a good timetable," he told "Right now, I'm just relying on our training staff to get me back right."
Johnthan Banks
Buccaneers defensive back Johnthan Banks recorded his second interception in three games Sunday, in a 27-6 win over the Bills in Week 14. Banks picked off Bills quarterback EJ Manuel once, while adding three tackles.

Banks is having a solid rookie season, recording 43 tackles and three interceptions in his first 13 games. 

Patrick Murray
Buccaneers kicker Patrick Murray has won the team's kicker competition.

Connor Barth was cut Friday, meaning Murray has won the job. Murray made both his field goal atempts during the preseason. 

Charles Sims
The Buccaneers are planning on placing rookie running back Charles Sims on IR/designated to return after undergoing ankle surgery, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.

That move would allow the team to bring Sims back with fresh legs during the season.

Ankle - Expected to be out until at least Week 10 vs. Atlanta
Jonathan Casillas
Strong side linebacker Jonathan Casillas has signed a one-year contract with the Buccaneers.

The 26-year-old Casillas, who hooked on with the team as a free agent before last season, played in 12 games and started four. He recorded 24 tackles, but lost time to a torn meniscus that required offseason surgery.

Louis Murphy
Buccaneers wide receiver Louis Murphy was knocked out of Thursday's preseason finale against Washington with a back injury, the team announced. He sustained the injury early in the third quarter and will likely be evaluated leading up to his team's season opener against the Panthers.
Back - Questionable for Week 1 vs. Carolina
Brandon Myers
Josh McCown had great success in 2013 with the Bears when he stepped in for the injured Jay Cutler in part because of his receiving corps with Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery.

He doesn't have that same talent with the Buccaneers, but he might not be far off following the NFL Draft. The Bucs drafted Texas A&M receiver Mike Evans at No. 7 overall, and he will join Vincent Jackson as the starters in Tampa Bay.

Now, this doesn't elevate McCown to a starting Fantasy quarterback, but it definitely helps his outlook. Jackson will remain a solid No. 2 Fantasy receiver, and Evans has plenty of sleeper appeal with a late-round pick in seasonal leagues.

The Bucs are going to be run-first with Doug Martin, but now they have a legitimate receiving corps, including quality tight ends in Timothy Wright and Brandon Myers.

In dynasty leagues, plan on drafting Evans with a first-round pick, and he will likely be selected in Round 8 or later in re-draft formats.

Mark Barron
Buccaneers safety Mark Barron revealed that he underwent right knee surgery in the offseason, ESPN reports Sunday.

Barron has been practicing, but is not 100 percent healthy from the procedure, per the report. The 24-year-old missed the final two games of the year in 2013 because of hamstring injury. He should be ready for the start of the season.
Leonard Johnson
Buccaneers cornerback Leonard Johnson highlighted the fine defensive effort Sunday in Detroit with a 48-yard pick-six in the second quarter, but that was far from the extent of his contribution.

Johnson tied for second on his team with seven tackles and added two passes defensed in the upset victory.

Mason Foster
Buccaneers linebacker Mason Foster had a solid game Sunday, in a Week 14 win over the Bills, 27-6. Foster matched the team high in tackles with nine -- seven solo -- and added one of the team's four interceptions.

Foster has 73 tackles and three interceptions on the season, two of which have come in the last three games. 

Patrick Omameh
Among the Buccaneers inactives for Week 16 against the Rams, three are sidelined as a result of injuries. Offensive lineman Carl Nicks (foot), defensive lineman Da'Quan Bowers (knee) and defensive back Mark Barron (hamstring) headline the team's inactive list.

Additionally, linebacker Danny Lansanah, defensive lineman Matthew Masifilo , running back Lonnie Pryor and offensive lineman Patrick Omameh are all out of uniform Sunday.  

Mike Jenkins
The Buccaneers unveiled their inactives list for Saturday's preseason game against the Bills, featuring a handful of injured players who will not suit up.

Running back Mike James (shoulder) and defensive lineman William Gholston (shoulder) are both inactive, along with running back Chares Sims (ankle), defensive back Danny Gorrer, defensive lineman Da'Quan Bowers and defensive back Mike Jenkins

Josh McCown
Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown had an up-and-down performance Saturday afternoon against the Bills in Orchard Park.

McCown was picked off by Da'Norris Searcy on the third drive of the game. He bounced back and found his new offensive weapon, Mike Evans, for a 24-yard touchdown in the second quarter. He led his team to three scoring drives, two of which were touchdowns. He compiled 112 yards through the air while completing 13 of 16 passes. He added one touchdown and one interception, registering a passer rating of 90.6.
Rashaan Melvin
Buccaneers defensive backs Rashaan Melvin (ankle) and Major Wright (back) are not in uniform for Saturday's preseason game against the Bills, the Tampa Bay Times reports.  
Ankle - Questionable for Week 1 vs. Carolina
Anthony Collins
Anthony Collins has picked the Buccaneers, reportedly over the Bengals and Panthers, as his new team. The offensive tackle has agreed to terms with them according to The Tampa Bay Times' Rick Stroud. 

ESPN reports the deal is good for five years and $30 million with $15 million guaranteed

The 6-foot-5, 315-pound behemoth out of Kansas started seven games for the Bengals last year. He has 25 career starts over six seasons. 

Akeem Spence
Buccaneers defensive tackle Akeem Spence was arrested on a marijuana possession charge after he was stopped by an Alabama trooper for speeding, reports the Tampa Bay Tribune. The fourth-round pick in last year's draft was clocked at over 100 mph, the report said.

Spence started 14 games, recording 19 tackles and a sack.

Kadeem Edwards
With the 143rd pick, the Buccaneers have selected Tennessee State guard Kadeem Edwards .

Edwards started 34 games over the past three seasons. He's had some issues with his weight in college, so his conditioning will need to be monitored. 

Mike Evans
Buccaneers rookie receiver Mike Evans "has grasped this pro offense much more quickly than some coaches thought he might coming from a rudimentary system at Texas A&M," reports CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora. In Saturday's preseason game against the Bills, Evans caught three passes for 44 yards and a touchdown after nearly scoring the week before.
Michael Johnson
Free agent defensive end Robert Ayers will visit the Bengals on Tuesday, reports CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora. Ayers had 5.5 sacks with the Broncos last season and is a potential replacement for Michael Johnson, who signed with the Buccaneers.
Danny Lansanah
Among the Buccaneers inactives for Week 16 against the Rams, three are sidelined as a result of injuries. Offensive lineman Carl Nicks (foot), defensive lineman Da'Quan Bowers (knee) and defensive back Mark Barron (hamstring) headline the team's inactive list.

Additionally, linebacker Danny Lansanah, defensive lineman Matthew Masifilo , running back Lonnie Pryor and offensive lineman Patrick Omameh are all out of uniform Sunday.  

Bobby Rainey
The loss for at least half the season of promising Buccaneers rookie running back Charles Sims will likely result in more carries for Doug Martin. Sims had been considered a threat to take attempts away from Martin, who is coming off a disappointing, injury-plagued 2013 season.

Martin was deemed the featured back by Lovie Smith in June. The Sims injury could cement his status, though it could also result in increased work for fellow backs Bobby Rainey and Mike James. Both flashed last year in the absence of Martin. Rainey achieved two 100-yard performances before tailing off late while James rushed for 158 yards against Seattle, no less, and averaged a team-best 4.9 YPC on the season.

Rishaw Johnson
The Chiefs have swapped guard Rishaw Johnson to the Buccaneers for safety Kelcie McCray.

The latter played in 15 games combined for Miami and Tampa Bay in 2013. He managed eight tackles and four assists a year ago. Johnson started one of the three games in which he participated for Kansas City in 2013.

Jorvorskie Lane
The Buccaneers signed fullback Jorvorskie Lane, according to his agent. Lane was out of the league last season after appearing in all 16 games for the Dolphins in 2012.
Mike James
The Buccaneers unveiled their inactives list for Saturday's preseason game against the Bills, featuring a handful of injured players who will not suit up.

Running back Mike James (shoulder) and defensive lineman William Gholston (shoulder) are both inactive, along with running back Chares Sims (ankle), defensive back Danny Gorrer, defensive lineman Da'Quan Bowers and defensive back Mike Jenkins

Shoulder - Questionable for Week 1 vs. Carolina
Robert Herron
Buccaneers offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford complimented rookie receiver Robert Herron on the work he's put in since being drafted in the seventh round by the team this spring. 

"[H]e's done an excellent job as well, brings a lot of speed to the inside slot receiver," Tedford said of Herron per the official team website

A 5-foot-9 burner out of Wyoming, Herron totaled 2,030 yards and 20 touchdowns over four years in college. He'll compete for the slot role with the likes of Chris Owusu in camp this summer. 

Michael Koenen
The Buccaneers have signed guards Roger Allen and Howard Barbieri as well as linebacker Dom DeCicco. To make room for them they waived cornerback Mason Robinson and tackles Brice Schwab and Jason Weaver

Additionally, punter Michael Koenen was removed from the Non-Football Injury list. 

Austin Seferian-Jenkins
Buccaneers rookie tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins only has four preseason catches, but in camp he "has made eye-popping plays with regularity," reports CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora. The 6-5, 262-pounder, however, remains behind Brandon Myers on the depth chart.
Clinton McDonald
The Buccaneers will sign free agent defensive tackle Clinton McDonald to a four-year, $12 million deal, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter. McDonald, 27, had 35 tackles, 5.5 sacks, an interception and a fumble recovery for the Seahawks last season.
Dane Fletcher
Former Patriots linebacker Dane Fletcher agreed to a one-year deal with the Buccaneers that includes $1.2 million in guaranteed money, reports NFL Network.
Logan Mankins
The Patriots traded guard Logan Mankins to the Buccaneers for tight end Timothy Wright and a fourth-round draft pick in 2015, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Adrian Clayborn
Former first-round pick Adrian Clayborn will not have the fifth-year option on his contract exercised by the Buccaneers, reports, but it doesn't mean the Bucs will cut or trade him. He is expected to play out this season in Tampa Bay before having his contract situation re-examined by the team.  
Garrett Gilkey
The Browns have cut linebacker Justin Staples and offensive lineman Garrett Gilkey.

Neither player had been considered a strong possibility to make the team, though Gilkey played in six games last year with one start.

Quinton Pointer
The Rams ruled receiver Tavon Austin (ankle), guard Harvey Dahl, offensive tackle Mike Person, defensive end Sammy Brown, running back Daryl Richardson (thigh), cornerback Quinton Pointer and defensive tackle Matt Conrath inactive for the game at Seattle.
Doug Martin
Buccaneers running back Doug Martin ran the ball hard and looked like his old self during Saturday's preseason game against the Bills.

Martin scored from 1-yard out on the third drive of the game. He played the entire first half with the first unit and finished with 14 touches. He took 12 handoffs for 38 yards and a touchdwon on the ground, averaging 3.2 yards per attempt. He caught both of his targets for 27 yards.
Kevin Pamphile
With the 149th pick of the 2014 NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected offensive tackle Kevin Pamphile from Purdue.

Standing at 6-foot-5, 310 pounds, Pamphile worked out with the Bucs prior to the draft, so the selection makes sense, especially since Tampa Bay needed some interior offensive line depth. He has the size to play in the NFL, but still needs some room for improvement moving forward.
Russell Shepard
The Buccaneers put wideout Russell Shepard on injured reserve with a toe injury, reports the Tampa Tribune.
Gerald McCoy
The Buccaneers and defensive tackle Gerald McCoy opened talks on a contract extension, reports the Tampa Bay Times. McCoy is a two-time Pro Bowler who will earn about $15 million this season, the last year of his rookie deal. He was selected No. 3 overall in the 2010 draft.
Steven Means
The following players will not suit up for the Buccaneers Saturday night against the Dolphins in preseason action: Da'Quan Bowers, Steven Means, Mike Jenkins, Alterraun Verner, Charles Sims and Damaso Munoz
Chris Owusu
Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith praised receiver Chris Owusu, who has a chance to replace Mike Williams as the team's No. 2 wideout.

"He has good size, excellent speed and I’ve been impressed with how he has caught the football," Smith said. "Again I don’t know a lot nor had any preconceived notions about the players, but he’s a guy that you do notice. I did see on his chart before we went on the field a 4.36 [40-yard dash] will get your attention a little bit.

"He’s running good routes, he’s caught the ball well and he’s done some good things. There’s an opportunity, if I’m a receiver I would be just really doing everything I could to show the coaches exactly what I have. This is a great chance to do that."

Owusu appeared in nine games last season, catching 13 passes for 114 yards.

Matt Patchan
Oniel Cousins
The Buccaneers signed former Browns guard Oniel Cousins to a one-year deal.
Scott Solomon
Safety Mark Barron (hamstring) and linebacker Dekoda Watson are two of the injured Buccaneers on the Sunday inactive report.

Others on the list are linebacker Ka'Lial Glaud, defensive tackle Matthew Masifilo, guard Carl Nicks, running back Lonnie Pryor and defensive end Scott Solomon.

Evan Dietrich-Smith
Evan Dietrich-Smith and the Buccaneers have agreed to a four-year deal worth $14.25 million overall, NFL Network reported. Dietrich-Smith started every game for the Packers last season and will enter his sixth year in the pros in 2014. 
Bradley McDougald
Buccaneers defensive back Bradley McDougald suffered a knee injury during the first half of Saturday's preseason game against the Bills, and was unable to return to the game. The extent of the injury is not yet known at this point.  
Knee - Questionable for Week 1 vs. Carolina
Mike Glennon
Mike Glennon worked behind Josh McCown again and didn't do anything to make the Buccaneers re-think their plan at quarterback.

Glennon relieved McCown in the second quarter and compiled 77 yards through the air while completing 6 of 12 passes. 43 of those 77 yards came on a short pass to Mike Evans. Evans bounced off a tackler and took it 43 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter. Unfortunately for Glennon, Evans fumbled the ball before crossing the end zone, and had the touchdown overturned after a replay by the officials.

Glennon was sacked twice and finished with a 70.5 passer rating.
Alterraun Verner
Buccaneers cornerback Alterraun Verner took part in full team drills Tuesday, a significant step in his return from a tweaked hamstring. The team hopes he can play Saturday against the Dolphins but is more concerned with getting him ready for the Sept. 7 regular-season opener.

"It's definitely progressing," Verner told the team's website.

Keith Tandy
Buccaneers defensive back Keith Tandy recorded an interception for the second straight game and the third time this season Week 13 at Carolina, grabbing a pass that deflected off the hands of wide receiver Brandon LaFell midway through the first quarter.

Tandy also had one assisted tackle on the day. He has averaged just 1.7 tackles in 12 games this season.

William Gholston
The Buccaneers unveiled their inactives list for Saturday's preseason game against the Bills, featuring a handful of injured players who will not suit up.

Running back Mike James (shoulder) and defensive lineman William Gholston (shoulder) are both inactive, along with running back Chares Sims (ankle), defensive back Danny Gorrer, defensive lineman Da'Quan Bowers and defensive back Mike Jenkins

Shoulder - Questionable for Week 1 vs. Carolina
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