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For USF’s Nigel Harris, third time the charm with hometown Bucs

For USF’s Nigel Harris, third time the charm with hometown Bucs

Nigel Harris did not register a tackle in Sunday's Bucs win against the Saints, and did not play a single snap on defense.But the former Hillsborough High and USF standout made his Bucs debut on special teams, playing 17 snaps and getting a head star...
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Why the Bucs pick No. 7 in the 2018 NFL Draft

Why the Bucs pick No. 7 in the 2018 NFL Draft

It's been a common question in the two days since the Bucs' season ended with a win against the Saints to finish with a 5-11 record: Where will Tampa Bay pick in the 2018 NFL Draft?The answer is No. 7 overall — two spots later than they would h...
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How will you feel if Raiders hire Jon Gruden?

How will you feel if Raiders hire Jon Gruden?

No matter how much credit you think Jon Gruden deserves for the Bucs' lone Super Bowl victory, there's one thing we all can agree on.Gruden belongs to us.He helped to deliver arguably the biggest achievement in Tampa Bay sports history. No fan b...
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Bucs’ average home attendance down 2.4 percent in 2017

Bucs’ average home attendance down 2.4 percent in 2017

Attendance at Bucs home games dropped slightly in 2017, but only by 2.4 percent in actual attendance despite the team going from 9-7 last season to a disappointing 5-11 this year.Sunday's final home game against the Saints had a season low for announ...
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Murray kickoffs a concern for Bucs moving forward

Murray kickoffs a concern for Bucs moving forward

Patrick Murray stepped in and performed well on field goals after taking over as the Bucs' kicker early this season, going 17-for-18 on field goals shorter than 50 yards.He missed three of five attempts from 50 yards and beyond, and coach Dirk Koette...
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Koetter, Payton had odd exchange after Bucs’ win over Saints

Koetter, Payton had odd exchange after Bucs’ win over Saints

Bucs coach Dirk Koetter went to midfield after Sunday's win against the Saints expecting the usual handshake and "best of luck"  with Saints coach Sean Payton.Fox 13's TV cameras picked up an awkward exchange, however, with Payton still upset ab...
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Mutual interest in Brent Grimes returning to Bucs at 35 in 2018

Mutual interest in Brent Grimes returning to Bucs at 35 in 2018

Brent Grimes is 34, but he isn't feeling his age and isn't showing his age, so the veteran cornerback likes the idea of returning next year at 35, whether it's with the Bucs or not after a 5-11  season."It was fun. It's tough to say that because...
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Koetter defends Donovan Smith, offensive line against critics

Koetter defends Donovan Smith, offensive line against critics

In evaluating his team's strengths and flaws in a 5-11 season, Bucs coach Dirk Koetter made a point Monday to defend left tackle Donovan Smith and his offensive line, saying he doesn't understand much of the public criticism of the three-year starter...
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Despite a NFL-worst defense and trouble scoring points, Bucs’ Koetter doesn’t expect coaching staff shake up

Despite a NFL-worst defense and trouble scoring points, Bucs’ Koetter doesn’t expect coaching staff shake up

When Bucs coach Dirk Koetter addressed players for the final time Monday morning, he acknowledged they had fallen short of their expectations, thanked them for their effort and warned that changes were inevitable in 2018."There's always change in the...
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Bucs sticking with Dirk Koetter for 2018

Bucs sticking with Dirk Koetter for 2018

Choosing stability and overlooking the recent lack of success, the Bucs have informed coach Dirk Koetter he will return as head coach in 2018.The Glazer family, which owns the team, made the decision Friday afternoon and general manager Jason Licht i...
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