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Bucs need help from their receivers down the depth chart

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In the war of attrition that is the NFL, the Tampa Bay Bucs are trying to fix what’s broken while their team is on the move. In particular, the Bucs have trying to find wide receivers after injuries cut their available players to three last week. Tampa Bay has brought up Josh Huff, a former third-round pick of the Eagles out of Oregon, from the practice squad to help to fill in. Huff has made progress since joining the Bucs’…

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It’s December. Do you know where your Bucs are? (Hint: First place)

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It’s December, and the Tampa Bay Bucs matter. And when is the last time that happened? Do you count 2010, when the Bucs finished 10-6 but missed the playoffs? How about 2008, when they entered the last four games at 9-3 and lost four straight? How about 2007 when they made the playoffs (and were beaten in the first game). Or 2005, when they reached the playoffs (and lost in the first game). Or 2003, after the 2002 season, when…

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The receivers: Miami still looking for another influx from speed for its team

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It didn’t take Miami coach Mark Richt very long to find one of his team’s shortcomings. Where, for goodness sake, did all of the speed go? Time was, the Hurricanes had an assembly line ready for the NFL. Michael Irvin. Andre Johnson. Reggie Wayne. Devin Hester. Others. Hurricane receivers, they said, left skid marks. You could find them in the end zone, celebrating. Now, Richt says he needs that explosion to return. Soon would be good. Here they are, then,…

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The receivers: Peter Warrick leads impressive list for Florida State Seminoles

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The FSU Seminoles have always been feared in the deep. Even more than quarterbacks, even more than running backs, FSU has had a collection of wide receivers to lead the way to their successes. It is the sudden strike, the weaving receiver running through the secondary, that has led FSU in most seasons. But here in Receiver Week, who are the Top 10? A glance: 10. Javon Walker (2000-2001): Other receivers have gained more yardage, but Walker caught 65 balls…

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Five lessons learned from Florida State’s spring game

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Jimbo Fisher walked away grinning. His team is young, but there is boundless talent. Once again, this should be a team capable of a top five finish. Five things we learned from FSU’s 24-24 tie in their spring game: Fans in Central Florida were glad to see the Seminoles. Almost 50,000 attended, which is more than, say, Miami gets for its regular-season games. With FSU opening on the road, and playing three of its first four away from Doak Campbell…

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Bucs could get their receiving corps together again vs. Eagles

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The Tampa Bay Bucs seem closer to having their regular group of wide receivers to play against the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday. Both wide receiver Vincent Jackson and tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins have practiced with the Bucs, which could indicate a return to the lineup. Jackson injured his knee in the team’s loss to Washington, while Seferian-Jenkins was hurt against New Orleans in the second game of the year. Without them, quarterback Jameis Winston has thrown mostly to receiver Mike Evans.…

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