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Bucs Work Out 5 Receivers, Including Jones, Tyree
The Bucs suffered through at least five dropped passes combined from Michael Clayton and Antonio Bryant in their 33-14 loss at Philadelphia. That prompted the team to bring in five free agent WRs for a workout on Tuesday, including ex-Jacksonville first-rounder Matt Jones, David Tyree, Yamon Figurs, Chris Davis & Jordan Kent.
   
Moore May Be A Week Away From His Bucs Debut
Rookie DE Kyle Moore, who has yet to play a down in an NFL regular season game due to groin and knee injuries, is on the road to recovery and hopes to making his Bucs debut next week in London against New England. Moore had knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus over two weeks ago and returned to practice on Wednesday.
   
Buccaneers Claim DE Bennett, Waive OL Dile
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers continue to tinker with their defensive end position in hope of generating a more consistent pass rush. On Monday, the team claimed rookie defensive end Michael Bennett off waivers from Seattle and waived rookie offensive lineman Marc Dile.
   
Clayton Apologizes For Drops, Comments
Buccaneers wide receiver Michael Clayton apologized for his post-game comments and his dropped passes on J.P. Peterson's radio show on Tuesday afternoon. Clayton spoke with Peterson about his comments, and said he takes full responsibility for what was said and also wanted to clarify what he meant.
   
Buccaneers Sign WR Figurs
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had five receivers in for a workout on Tuesday and ended up signing former Baltimore WR-KR Yamon Figurs. Figurs, who played at Kansas State with Josh Freeman, has 4.3 speed and gives the Bucs a vertical receiver in addition to another return specialist. LB Matt McCoy was cut to open a spot for Figurs.
   
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.
   
Players Hint At Fractured Locker Room If Bucs Don't Win Soon
DE Jimmy Wilkerson, Tampa Bay's leading sacker and the steadiest performer on defense, warns that the locker room may be in trouble if the Bucs don't get a win against Carolina. He has been a part of an ugly locker room situation in Kansas City and sees the same thing happening here if the losing continues.
  
What Does The Future Hold For Phillips?
How long is the road to recovery for Bucs S Jermaine Phillips? How severe was the thumb injury he sustained? Is Phillips' career in jeopardy? Read about Phillips and some other Bucs-related notes in this installment of Flynn's Focus.
   
Bryant Plans To Practice More
Tampa Bay WR Antonio Bryant has been limited in practice this season due to minor knee surgery he underwent in training camp. Bryant believes limited practice time has hindered his production on game days. Bryant said Wednesday that he plans to practice more, but will have to drain his knee earlier in the week to do it.
   
New Receiver Figurs To Add Unique Speed To Offensive Attack
New Bucs wide receiver Yamon Figurs plans on making the most his opportunity in Tampa Bay. The Bucs want to use his 4.3 speed to stretch the field on offense. He could also see some time on special teams.
   
Johnson Takes On Leadership Role
Buccaneers starting QB Josh Johnson and teammates talked about the QB taking on more of a leadership role. The Bucs believe Sunday's game with the Panthers will avoid a black out. Plus an injury report, practice squad moves, and Raheem Morris discusses the Tony Dungy advisor role rumors in this notebook.
   
Freeman Nearly Made Debut In Philadelphia
The Bucs gave serious consideration to playing rookie QB Josh Freeman late in the fourth quarter of Tampa Bay's game at Philadelphia last week. In other news, S Tanard Jackson saw some action at cornerback last week, and the latest injury news from One Buc Place including fullback B.J. Askew's fender-bender.
   
Smith Poses Serious Threat To Bucs Defense
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers aren't just preparing for the Carolina Panthers. The team is focused on limiting Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith, who has had great success against the Buccaneers in recent meetings.
   
Askew Ruled Out Of Sunday's Game
Tampa Bay starting fullback B.J. Askew was ruled out of Sunday's game vs. Carolina by head coach Raheem Morris on Friday. Askew (back/neck) will be replaced by running back Earnest Graham, who has played fullback before. Morris believes the Bucs are as healthy as they've been all year.
   
Panthers' Ground Game Pounds Bucs, 28-21
UPDATED: The Bucs fell to the Panthers at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday, 28-21. Tampa Bay's defense allowed Carolina to rush for 267 yards and three touchdowns. Bucs RB Cadillac Williams, WR Sammie Stroughter and FS Tanard Jackson accounted for TDs for the Bucs, who are 0-6 on the season.
   
Bucs-Panthers Post-Game Quotes
What did Tampa Bay head coach Raheem Morris and his players say about their 28-21 loss to the Carolina Panthers Sunday? They talked from the locker room at Raymond James Stadium. Pewter Report has their reactions and thoughts in this article.
  
Pewter Report Roundtable
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, 28-21. What did the Pewter Report editorial staff think of the Bucs' sixth loss of the season and 10th straight dating back to 2008? Which players stood out in the minds of the Pewter Reporters? They sound off in this article.
  
Game Grades: Offense
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost to Panthers 28-21 on Sunday. How did the Bucs offense grade out against Carolina? Which unit got a quality grade despite not showing up much on the stat sheet? Which positions got failing grades. Find out in this insider article.
  
Game Grades: Defense
The Bucs remained winless by losing to the Panthers at Ray-Jay Sunday, 28-21. Which defensive players stood out in Sunday's contest? Which ones had trouble stopping Carolina's ground attack? PewterReport.com dishes out grades to the Bucs defense, special teams and coaching staff in this article.
 
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