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Bennett Could Be Active This Week
After spending the first three games of the season on the sideline, Buccaneers running back Michael Bennett could be called on to help Tampa Bay defeat Green Bay on Sunday. The Bucs are thinking about using Bennett on special teams and offense.
   
Tragedy Strikes Bryant Family
Bucs kicker Matt Bryant's youngest son, Tryson, shockingly passed away on Wednesday morning. Head coach Jon Gruden did not have many details of the tragedy, but said Tryson did not wake up this morning. Gruden asked fans to offer their thoughts and prayers to the Bryant family.
   
Joseph Returns To Practice
Tampa Bay Buccaneers guard Davin Joseph returned to practice on Wednesday. Joseph broke his foot in the second preseason game, and could play this Sunday. The status of other injured Buccaneers players was updated as well, including WR Joey Galloway, FB B.J. Askew, LB Derrick Brooks, DT Ryan Sims, and CB Aqib Talib.
   
Bucs Offensive Line Defends Its Play
Since Sunday's physical battle with the Chicago Bears, there has been a lot of talk and allegations of dirty play towards the Buccaneers offensive line. The talk has not fazed the Bucs, and quite the opposite; they do not mind the reputation as being a physical challenge to the opposition.
   
Bryant Family Issues Statement
Bucs kicker Matt Bryant and his wife Melissa issued a statement late Wednesday night regarding the passing of their youngest son, Tryson, who died on Wednesday morning. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Tryson's name to the March of Dimes.
   
Galloway Frustrated By Injuries
Bucs wide receiver Joey Galloway did not practice on Thursday and is unlikely to play vs. the Green Bay Packers due to a foot injury. Galloway admitted that he's frustrated with the series of injuries he's sustained over the past year. Plus, the latest injury news from One Buc Place.
   
Jackson Will Handle Return Duties For Bucs
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are looking for more production from the special teams return units. Right now, it appears that the team is sticking with rookie Dexter Jackson as their primary returner this Sunday in the game against the Green Bay Packers.
   
Bidwell, Bucs Supportive Of Bryant
Tampa Bay K Matt Bryant missed his second consecutive day of practice on Thursday to be with his family as they grieve from the sudden passing of Matt and Melissa Bryant's youngest son, Tryson. Tampa Bay has some contingency plans and Bucs P Josh Bidwell, who is one of Matt Bryant's best friends, updated the situation.
   
Pewter Report Staff Picks: Week 5
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will play the Denver Broncos in Week 5 of the regular season. Which Pewter Reporters picked the Bucs to defeat the Broncos? Get their picks for each of this week's games in this article.
   
Bucs-Broncos Preview
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will clash with the Denver Broncos in Week 5 of the 2008 regular season on Sunday. What happened the last time these two teams met? How did the Broncos fare last week? Pewter Report has a preview of Sunday's Bucs-Broncos game.
  
Enemy Profile
Pewter Report has scouted Tampa Bay's fifth 2008 regular season opponent - the Denver Broncos. How do the Bucs match up against the Broncos at each position? Get answers to this question, a prediction and much more information regarding the Bucs-Broncos matchup in this Pewter Insider article.
  
PI Quick Hits
Does Tampa Bay view Brain Griese as a stop-gap quarterback? Or is he viewed as a long-term starter? Which defensive lineman is working his way into the pass rushing rotation? How has Tampa Bay's 2008 free agent class fared thus far? Find out the answer to these questions in this PI Quick Hits.
  
Pewter Pre-Game Show: Week Four
Watch the Pewter Pre-Game Show now! Pewter Report's editorial staff tackle Game Four against the Packers in Tampa with "Keys To Victory," "Matchups To Watch" and three "Stats" that are for "Winners!" Hear Scott Reynolds, Jim Flynn and Charlie Campbell discuss their GameDay Predictions.
   
Bryant's Status Undetermined, Galloway Out
The Buccaneers might wait until Sunday to decide whether Matt Bryant will kick against the Packers. On Saturday, Matt and Melissa Bryant will attend the funeral of their youngest son, Tryson, who passed away on Wednesday morning.
   
Bryant, Takeways Key Bucs' 30-21 Win Over Packers
UPDATED: Tampa Bay defeated Green Bay at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday, 30-21. Bucs QB Brian Griese threw three interceptions, but kicker Matt Bryant made three field goals and the defense created four turnovers, including a fumble return for a touchdown. The Bucs are 3-1 on the season.
  
Game Grades: Offense
How did quarterback Brian Griese grade out against Green Bay? Which unit earned an A grade? Find out the answers and read the analysis from the Bucs 30-21 victory over the Green Bay Packers.
  
Game Grades: Defense
Tampa Bay defeated Green Bay at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday, 30-21. Who performed well and who didn't? PewterReport.com dishes out grades to the Bucs defense, special teams and coaching staff in this article.
  
Pewter Report Roundtable
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Green Bay Packers at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday, 30-21. What did the Pewter Report editorial staff think of the Bucs' big win over the Packers? They sound off in this article.
   
Bucs Give K Bryant Game Ball
Not only did he play on Sunday after attending the funeral for his son Tryson on Saturday, Bucs kicker Matt Bryant made three field goals en route to Tampa Bay's 30-21 win over Green Bay. The Bucs gave Bryant the game ball for his performance.
  
SR's Fab 5
How many blitzes did the Bucs face in Chicago? Why has Tampa Bay struggled in the third quarter? Why is Jeff Garcia the third-string QB? Is Jon Gruden making excuses for Dexter Jackson? Get the answers plus inside scoop and analysis from the Bucs-Bears game in SR's Fab 5.
   
Bucs Post-Game Quotes

The Buccaneers defeated the Packers at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday, 30-21. What did head coach Jon Gruden, K Matt Bryant and others have to say after Tampa Bay's third win of the season? Read their comments in this article.

 

  
Flynn's Focus
How concerned should the Bucs be about the number of big plays allowed by the defense this year? How important is Tampa Bay's game vs. Denver? How interception-prone is quarterback Brian Griese? Read about this and more in this Pewter Insider article.
   
Piscitelli Hurt, Gruden Wants Griese To Improve
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden discussed his team a day after their third win in a row. Gruden addressed the injuries on the team, including an elbow injury to S Sabby Piscitelli. Another topic of discussion was the interceptions and play of quarterback Brian Griese, who has thrown a league-high six INTs.
  
Chat Transcript - 9/30
Did you miss Tuesday night's chat? Not to worry. PewterReport.com provides a transcript of the 30-minute chat session in this article. You don't want to miss what the Pewter Report staff said about the Bucs during the chat session.
   
Piscitelli, Others Held Out Of Practice
Bucs safety Sabby Piscitelli (elbow), fullback B.J. Askew (hamstring) and wide receiver Joey Galloway (foot) were held out of practice on Wednesday. Guard Davin Joseph (foot) did participate in the workout. Plus, Monte Kiffin comments on his son Lane's dismissal from Oakland.
   
Bucs Prepare For Mile High Challenge
On Sunday, Bucs QB Brian Griese will play against his former team, but it could be his last start if the turnovers continue. The Bucs defense will face the Broncos' No. 1 offense, which is led by QB Jay Cutler, but the team is also preparing to face the challenge of playing at a high altitude.
   
Bryant, Brooks Named NFC Players Of The Week
Tampa Bay kicker Matt Bryant and linebacker Derrick Brooks were named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week and NFC Defensive Player of the Week, respectively on Wednesday. Bryant made three field goals and Brooks had one pick vs. Green Bay.
   
Askew Has Torn Hamstring
Buccaneers fullback B.J. Askew has a torn hamstring that will keep him out of game action for another 3-4 weeks. Askew incurred the injury in the game at Chicago in overtime. Taking Askew's place in the lineup is backup fullback Byron Storer.
   
"There Is No Quarterback Controversy"
Tampa Bay coach Jon Gruden addressed the reports that the Bucs are making moves at quarterback. Also after two practices leading up to their game against the Denver Broncos, the team is still unsure which injured players will be able to play in the contest. Bucs guard Davin Joseph appears closer to coming back.
 
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