The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed free agent kicker Nicholas Setta to a one-year contract Thursday. Setta, who was released by New Orleans 10 days ago, fills the roster spot that opened up on Wednesday when wide receiver Edell Shepherd was placed on injured reserve.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who are interested in adding depth and size to their nose position, brought in free agent DT Oliver Gibson for a workout Wednesday, PewterReport.com has learned. The 6-foot-2, 315-pound Gibson is entering his 10th season out of Notre Dame and has notched 262 tackles and 17.5 sacks while playing for Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and Buffalo.
Tampa Bay placed wide receiver Edell Shepherd on injured reserve Wednesday, thus ending his 2004 season. Shepherd broke his right foot during the second quarter of Monday night's preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals. In other injury news, linebacker Jeff Gooch, guards Matt Stinchcomb and Kerry Jenkins, and defensive ends Lamar King and Ellis Wyms all returned to practice.
Tampa Bay was pleased to come away with a 20-6 win over Cincinnati in its first preseason contest of the year, but the Buccaneers received some bad news Tuesday morning when the team confirmed that second-year wide receiver Edell Shepherd has suffered a broken right foot and could be sidelined for the entire 2004 season. Get more on this story as well as an update on injured receivers Joe Jurevicius and Charles Lee, and much more news from One Buc Place, in this notebook.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Cincinnati Bengals in their preseason opener on Monday night, 20-6. Which Bucs players fared well? Which ones didn't? PewterReport.com has distributed grades to the Bucs based on their performance against the Bengals, and provides the most in-depth analysis and observations from Tampa Bay's first exhibition game in this 4,300-word, must-read Pewter Insider article.
Buccaneers RB Earnest Graham was Pewter Report's MVP from Tampa Bay's 20-6 vs. the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday night. Graham, who is spending his second preseason in Tampa Bay, scored both of the Pewter Pirates' touchdowns against the Bengals.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Edell Shepherd's season is in question after the second-year player broke his foot during the second quarter of Monday night's game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Tampa Bay downed Cincinnati at Raymond James Stadium on Monday night, 20-6. Fans don't want to miss what Pewter Report editors Scott Reynolds, Leo Haggerty and Jim Flynn thought about the Buccaneers' win over the Bengals. Read what the Pewter Reporters had to say in this 1,400-word commentary.
SR's Fab Five is back with a massive, 4,500-word new edition. What is the story behind Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Michael Brown, and does he really have a shot at making the roster? What might prompt the Bucs to run less nickel defense this year? What position has the Bucs the most concerned in terms of talent and depth entering the 2004 season? Which notable players' fortunes are fading as Tampa Bay breaks camp? Get the answers to these questions plus some inside scoop on LB Ian Gold and FB Greg Comella in this week's edition of SR's Fab Five.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will host the Cincinnati Bengals Monday night in both teams' first preseason game of the 2004 season. What happened the last time these two teams met in an exhibition contest? How did these teams fare last season? PewterReport.com has the Bucs-Bengals preview.