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Bucs place three players on under-25 offensive football team

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Does tomorrow belong to the Tampa Bay Bucs? Tampa Bay placed three players on the recent 25-and-under team as picked by NFL.com, all on offense. Leading the way was quarterback Jameis Winston, who was selected over Dallas’ Dak Prescott and Tennessee’s Marcus Mariota. Also picked was Pro Bowl wide receiver Mike Evans, who led the NFL in being targeted last year. The third member of the Bucs to be picked was guard Ali Marpet, who has started every game since…

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Tampa Bay Bucs increase ticket prices for the second straight season

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The Tampa Bay Bucs played better football in 2016. In 2017, fans will pay for it. The Bucs have announced a rise in ticket prices for the second straight season, even though they again failed to make the playoffs. This year, the Bucs will play against New England and Atlanta at home, the two Super Bowl teams from a year ago. Carolina, who made it two years ago, will also come to town. Other teams include New Orleans, the Giants,…

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Move to Orlando seems to have bailed out annual Pro Bowl

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Did the move to Orlando save the NFL Pro Bowl? Maybe. The Pro Bowl was more competitive than in most seasons, and it was played in a sold-out stadium. The AFC won 20-13 after an interception by Washington’s Kirk Cousins late in the game. Tampa Bay Bucs’ defensive tackle Gerald McCoy had four tackles, two of them solo, and one of the NFC’s seven sacks. Everson Griffen had three sacks, and former Buc Michael Bennett had two. But the NFC could…

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Tampa Bay Bucs place three players on AP All-Pro team

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Three members of the Tampa Bay Bucs — Mike Evans, Lavonte David and Gerald McCoy — have been named to the second team All-Pro squad, says the Associated Press. It is the second selection for David, after earning first-team honors following the 2013 campaign. He is one of only four linebackers in team history to earn multiple AP All-Pro selections, joining Derrick Brooks, Hugh Green and Hardy Nickerson. This season, David tied for the league lead in tackles for loss with…

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This time, it’s the Hurricane of Tulsa that reigns in Maimi

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Miami is renown for the strength of the Hurricanes. In this case, it’s the Tulsa Golden Hurricane. The Hurricanes swamped Central Michigan in a 55-10 victory in the Miami Beach Bowl Monday, scoring 38 points in the second and third periods and coasting. Senior quarterback Dan Evans led the way, throwing for 304 yards and five touchdowns in the victory. He got plenty of help, as running backs De’Angelo Brewer ran for 105 yards and James Flanders ran for 100.…

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Can Tampa Bay’s football team stand up to America’s Team?

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The star. You recognize the star. You may not have understood the old flying Elvis of the Patriots, and the Browns are kind of bland up top, and who knows what that Pittsburgh symbol is. But you know the star of the Dallas Cowboys, and you know the stars who have worn it. Roger Staubach. Tony Dorsett. Bob Lilly. Michael Irvin. Emmitt Smith. There is indeed an aura to the Cowboys, only part of it self-perpetuated. The Cowboys can be…

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Tampa Bay receiver Mike Evans hopes to break out against Dallas

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At the best part of the season, Mike Evans finds himself surrounded. Evans, the talented wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Bucs, has been held in check for two weeks now. He had three catches for 38 yards against San Diego, and only four for 42 against New Orleans. After 10 touchdowns in his first 11 games, he has been kept out of the end zone for two straight weeks. So how do opponents keep Evans out of the end…

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