Hillsborough County, Florida had reached an agreement last month to move Memoria in Aeterna, a statue commemorating the Confederacy, from its current location in downtown Tampa to a family cemetery in Brandon, Florida. Shortly after Dungy’s tweet, the Tampa Bay Times reported that Bob Gries, the former owner of the Tampa Bay Storm arena football team, would be donating $50,000 to the effort.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers continued the tradition of their annual rookie dinners Wednesday night in Jacksonville, Florida. For the Bucs' offensive line, that meant hitting up Ruth's Chris Steak House. The tradition calls for the rookies of each position to foot the bill for the group meal. As you can imagine, things got a little dicey when a $26,000 bill showed up for the offensive linemen and two rookies — Korren Kirven and Cole Gardner — were told they had to pay for it. That was, until the group revealed it was a prank. The dinner ended up costing $3,000. If you follow any of these guys on social media, you'll see posts about the bill. Starting left tackle Donovan Smith posted a video on
Last spring, when HBO announced that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers would be featured on this season of Hard Knocks, it was clear that the kicker battle between 2016 second-round draft pick Roberto Aguayo and veteran Nick Folk would be one of the main storylines throughout the season. A missed extra point and field goal in the Bucs’ first preseason game in Cincinnati (a loss) was all that head coach Dirk Koetter and general manager Jason Licht needed to make up their minds on their 2016 second-round draft pick .
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A look at the most notable tight end performances of preseason Week 1. Week 1 of the preseason usually is slow going. However, it is also the rookie showcase as many new talents make their career debut. We cannot
The rules on what is and isn't allowed while celebrating on the football field have always been up for interpretation. While some players are exceedingly good at expressing themselves after a great play, referees will often throw flags almost arbitrarily depending on the who is celebrating and what their celebration consists of. This year, the NFL attempted to combat that, loosening restrictions on rules meant to penalize players putting on a bit of razzle-dazzle.
By most accounts, it has not been a pleasant training camp for Blake Bortles. After struggling mightily in 2016, throwing 23 touchdowns to 16 interceptions with a 59% completion rate, most of the training camp headlines around Bortles have focused on his inaccuracy. There was a five-interception day at practice earlier in August and a scrimmage-opening interception in a joint practice with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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With the first week of preseason in the books, we examine fantasy sleeper/bust candidates at tight end. The first week of preseason has come and gone. While we shouldn’t draw too many conclusions from what were