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Catchin’ Up: Bucs Weekly Recap for June 16 – 22

Posted By Jenna Laine On June 22, 2013 @ 4:09 PM In Florida News,Insider Main,main feature,NFL,Sports Media | No Comments

Are you behind on Bucs news? Not to worry. Get caught up here, with stuff you may have missed this week:

If you think NFL rookies are getting screwed over by the new CBA, you’ll be happy to know that Bucs cornerback Darrelle Revis has done his part, giving second-year safety Mark Barron $50,000 for the No. 24 jersey [1]. That’s quite a bit of change.

The Bucs signed former Arizona Cardinals cornerback Michael Adams [2], released offensive guard Jeremy Lewis. Adams played in a lot of the Cardinals’ defensive subpackages and on special teams. He’ll join a pretty crowed defensive backs meeting room in Tampa.

Running back Doug Martin had a spectacular rookie campaign, but he’s not resting on his laurels. Hear how Martin’s improving his game [3], and what he uses as motivation.

Bucs single game tickets went on sale this week for the team’s home opener against the Saints. I joined the David Baumann Show [4]on Wednesday to talk about attendance, the Barron-Revis jersey swap, and what it will take to get this team to return to a football town.

(Speaking of the David Baumann Show…Our own DB brought home some hardware this week [5]. He was named to Radio Ink’s 35 Under 35 “Rising Stars.” Congrats!)

For the second year in a row, the Bucs will be holding joint practices with the New England Patriots [6]prior to their nationally-televised preseason game on August 16.

The world lost a talented actor in James Gandolfini, star of HBO’s The Sopranos, but Bucs head coach Greg Schiano lost a dear friend [7]. Gandolfini, a Rutgers alum, helped Schiano put his former college program on the map.

Bucs quarterback Josh Freeman did an interview with a local radio station about the upcoming season. A particular quote of his raised a few eyebrows, but what’s more unsettling, is how that quote was portrayed in headlines. I joined the Charlie Bernstein Show to talk about it Friday [8].

Darrelle Revis seems to be enjoying being away from the New York media fishbowl, telling the Beaver County times, “It’s real laid back down there.” [9]

Revis appears in a new commercial this week, along with several Bucs players, promoting ticket sales. The slogan? “Light the fuse.” Check it out here [10].

If you thought Gerald McCoy’s looked a bit leaner at minicamp, consider this — the Bucs defensive tackle has lost nearly 20 pounds as he prepares [11]for his fourth NFL season. He talks about his weight loss and the transition last year to a new defense under Greg Schiano and Bill Sheridan.

The Bucs could lose up to $270 million [12]in a class-action lawsuit. A Gainesville business owner alleges that the team sent him excessive junk faxes in 2009.


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[1] Mark Barron $50,000 for the No. 24 jersey: http://www.sportstalkflorida.com/report-darrelle-revis-paid-50000-to-mark-barron-for-jersey-number/

[2] Bucs signed former Arizona Cardinals cornerback Michael Adams: http://www.sportstalkflorida.com/buccaneers-sign-former-cardinals-cb-michael-adams/

[3] Martin’s improving his game: http://www.sportstalkflorida.com/buccaneers-rb-doug-martin-showing-no-signs-of-slowing-down/

[4] David Baumann Show : http://www.sportstalkflorida.com/jenna-laine-talks-bucs-and-the-nfl-on-the-db-show-6-19/

[5] DB brought home some hardware this week: https://twitter.com/DavidBaumann33/status/348080911415402497/photo/1

[6] joint practices with the New England Patriots : http://www.sportstalkflorida.com/bucs-holding-joint-practices-with-the-patriots/

[7] Greg Schiano lost a dear friend: http://www.sportstalkflorida.com/coach-schiano-mourning-loss-of-sopranos-star-james-gandolfini/

[8] Charlie Bernstein Show to talk about it Friday: http://www.sportstalkflorida.com/jenna-laine-talks-josh-freeman-on-the-charlie-bernstein-show/

[9] It’s real laid back down there.”: http://www.timesonline.com/sports/steelers/relaxed-revis-camps-in-aliquippa-on-way-to-tampa/article_54b74048-cbba-5495-af7f-d1e48c5c8f73.html

[10] here: http://www.bucsnation.com/2013/6/21/4452726/darrelle-revis-buccaneers-commercial-new-jersey

[11] has lost nearly 20 pounds as he prepares : http://newsok.com/buccaneers-gerald-mccoy-has-lost-nearly-20-pounds-looking-forward-to-upcoming-nfl-season/article/3854786

[12] Bucs could lose up to $270 million : http://www.tampabay.com/news/courts/civil/unwanted-faxes-could-create-270-million-headache-for-tampa-bay-buccaneers/2127955

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