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Bucs release Game 4 star Khaseem Greene on their way to 53

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For Khaseem Greene, a strong finish was not enough to save his roster spot. The Tampa Bay Bucs released Greene, who had 10 tackles and a 98-yard interception return in the 22-17 victory over the Miami Dolphins Thursday night as the team began to juggle its final roster. Greene was one of the more interesting cuts by the Bucs, who have indicated they may add players to their roster. Tampa Bay has first dibs on any player who is released.…

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Bucs’ Connor Barth back in competition for kicking position

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For the Bucs, the kicking competition seems a little … familiar, shall we say? Tampa Bay brought kicker Connor Barth back to town this week for a rematch with Patrick Murray. Murray won the kicking competition over Barth, who had been the team’s kicker for the previous four years, in last year’s training camp. Barth instead spent five games last season with Denver. “It’s very rare that one guy stays with a team for their whole career anymore,” Barth said. “It…

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Lightning’s Steve Yzerman up for GM of Year

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Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman is one of three finalists in the NHL’s general manager of the year competition. Yzerman, who finished second in the balloting for the same award in the 2010-11 season, is competing against the New York Rangers’ Glenn Sather and Bob Murray of the Anaheim Ducks. Murray won the award last year and finished second the year before. Yzerman, a Hall of Fame player with the Red Wings, has restructured the Lightning since its…

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Which kicker will be the first to miss an extra point?

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OK, who blinks first? Now that field goals have been moved back all the way to the 15-yard line by the NFL, which team is most likely to be the first to blow one of them. And will it be the Tampa Bay Bucs? Oh, that’s a fear, of course, because of the fatalist in you. After all, last year the Bucs seemed to find every other way to lose a football game. But the odds aren’t in favor of the…

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