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Bucs Sign K Barth, Release K Andrus
Tampa Bay made another change at kicker. The Bucs signed free agent K Connor Barth and released K Shane Andrus. Barth was with the Miami Dolphins in the offseason, and kicked with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2008. Andrus kicked in three games for the Buccaneers after replacing Mike Nugent.
   
Bye Week Came At Right Time For Winless Bucs
Tampa Bay's bye week is officially over. The Bucs went back to work Tuesday in preparation for the Green Bay Packers. Although the 0-7 Bucs didn't lose during their bye week, the team did come out of the break as the only winless team in the NFL.
   
Morris Downplays Talib Incident
Bucs head coach Raheem Morris attempted to downplay a few incidents involving CB Aqib Talib Tuesday. Morris acknowledged that Talib broke the after-game curfew in London, a matter that was handled internally. Morris went on to say that Talib has never disrespected him despite a report that suggested otherwise.
   
Pewter Report Radio Wednesdays At 5:00 PM On 1010 AM
Pewter Report's Scott Reynolds is back on the air each Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. talking Bucs football - this time with 1010 AM CBS Sports Radio afternoon host JP Peterson. Reynolds and Peterson join forces for Pewter Report Radio, an action-packed hour of intelligent Bucs talk, live from Channelside. Click here for more details.
   
Williams Discusses Selmon, 2009 Bucs
Doug Williams sounded off on a number of topics including Lee Roy Selmon, other 1979 players feeling slighted, and the Bucs 0-7 start. Williams said some of the '79 players won't come to Sunday's game because of the focus on Selmon, and not the entire team. Williams said the 2009 Bucs get a reprieve for their performance.
   
Smith Believes Not Playing In London Was The Right Call
Clifton Smith wanted to play in London, but in hindsight, the Pro Bowl return specialist believes Tampa Bay's decision to sit him vs. New England was a smart one. Smith said he is completely recovered from his concussion and ready to play. In other news, Bucs CB Aqib Talib was limited today with an ankle injury.
   
Barth Plans To Provide Bucs With Insurance At Kicker Position
Kicker Connor Barth impressed the Bucs with his workout Tuesday, which prompted the team to sign him and release Shane Andrus. Now Barth, who previously played with Miami and Kansas City, is focused on capitalizing on the opportunity.
   
Rookie DE Moore Frustrated With Inactive Status
DE Kyle Moore, the Bucs' fourth-round pick, is anxious to see his first action in the NFL regular season. Moore is frustrated over the fact that he lost his spot in the D-line rotation, saying, "They didn’t earn my position. They got it by default." Moore was also involved in a shoving match with center Jeff Faine last Thursday.
   
Freeman Eager For First Start
Rookie quarterback Josh Freeman feels he is ready for his first professional start. Head coach Raheem Morris said Freeman would stay in Tampa during the bye week, but the Bucs quarterback went back to Kansas during the Bucs bye week to visit family. Doug Williams and Raheem Morris think Freeman is a gunslinger.
  
Talib Has Disrespected Morris
Raheem Morris recently said CB Aqib Talib has never disrespected him while downplaying the latest off-the-field incident involving the former first-round draft pick. That's not true, writes Pewter Report's Jim Flynn, who also touches on the Bucs' player-only meetings, the Saints and more in this column.
   
Talib Set To Play, Talks Only Football
Bucs CB Aqib Talib is going to be ready to play against the Packers. Talib responded to questions about the alleged argument with head coach Raheem Morris in London. Talib said his focus is on football, and the challenge of another dynamic receiver in Week 9. Plus, the Bucs game will not be blacked out this Sunday and injury reports.
   
Packers Bring Balanced Attack To Ray-Jay
Tampa Bay is all too familiar with Green Bay from the days of playing each other in the old NFC Central division. While the Packers are led by a different quarterback, their team might be the most balanced the Bucs face this year.
   
Bryant, Clayton Questionable For Sunday's Game
Bucs starting wide receivers Antonio Bryant and Michael Clayton are listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Green Bay Packers. Bryant believes he aggravated his knee on the plane ride home from London, but also suggested his contract status had something to do with missing practice time.
  
PI Quick Hits
Which Buccaneer is generating talk as the next Jimmy Wilkerson? Which young defensive lineman is impressing the Bucs in practice and working his way into a more prominent role? What defensive player is the backup fullback? Do the Bucs have the personnel to switch to a 3-4? Find out in this PI Quick Hits.
   
Freeman Leads Bucs To First Win
UPDATED: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers recorded their first win of the season by defeating the Packers in their throwback game Sunday, 38-28. Bucs rookie QB Josh Freeman threw three TDs while CB Ronde Barber and FS Tanard Jackson came up with scores on special teams and defense, respectively.
   
Bucs-Packers Post-Game Quotes
Tampa Bay notched its first win of the 2009 regular season by downing Green Bay at Raymond James Stadium Sunday, 38-28. What did Bucs head coach Raheem Morris and his players say about the Bucs' win in their throwback game? Read their quotes in this article.
  
Pewter Report Roundtable
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers stunned the Green Bay Packers to record their first win of the 2009 regular season Sunday, 38-28. What did the Pewter Report editorial staff think of the Bucs' first win under Raheem Morris? What stood out about quarterback Josh Freeman's performance? The PR staff sounds off in this article.
  
Game Grades: Offense
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Green Bay Packers 38-28 on Sunday. How did the offense grade out in the Bucs first win of the season? How did quarterback Josh Freeman grade out in his first professional start? Find out in this insider article.
  
Game Grades: Defense
The Bucs notched their first win of the season by upsetting the Packers at Raymond James Stadium Sunday, 38-28. Which defensive players stood out? Which ones didn't? PewterReport.com dishes out grades to the Bucs defense, special teams and coaching staff in this article.
   
Selmon Inducted Into Ring Of Honor
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers unveiled their Ring of Honor at halftime of the Bucs and Packers game on Sunday. Hall-of-Fame defensive end Lee Roy Selmon was the first inductee. On the 30th anniversary, the Bucs paid homage to their 1979 division championship team. The Buccaneers also wore their 1976 uniforms.
   
Bucco Bruce Invades Ray-Jay
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are hosting the Green Bay Packers in their throwback game today. Raymond James Stadium is decorated for the occassion, with the old orange and white colors and Bucco Bruce logo all over the field and stadium.
 
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