Catching Up: This Week at One Buc Place…All the Hot Stories from 8/17 to 8/22

It was a busy week at One Buc Place as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were preparing for the third game of the preseason, a game the team is treating as a “dress rehearsal” for the regular season. Here’s an explanation of why this game matters so much and how the team’s protocol changed from previous weeks of the preseason.

Plus, get caught up on all the action here, including full practice reports, videos, press conferences and one-on-one and in-depth interviews.

Preseason Game 3: Crunch Time

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are gearing up for their third and most-important preseason game, the game which has been called a “dress rehearsal” for players. Find out how things changed around the building between last week and this week and get a glimpse of what the players’ game-week routine looks like. More

Big Story: Alterraun Verner Returns

Tampa Bay Buccaneers starting cornerback Alterraun Verner is hopeful he can make finally his preseason debut this weekend against the Bills and made a step in the right direction when he returned to practice this week. More

Mike Evans Vows for No More Fumbles

Rookie wide receiver Mike Evans has vowed he won’t let the same mistake happen again after he fumbled the ball while crossing the goal line last week against the Dolphins. Evans reveals that he only lined up on one side of the ball at Texas A&M and realized he needs to learn to hold the ball in both hands so it can be in his outside arm no matter what. More

In-Depth: Bucs DE Michael Johnson Talks About the Adjustments In the New Defense

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Michael Johnson talks about his fumble recovery against the Dolphins that set up a touchdown. He also talks about angles, alignment and expectations for the defensive line, and some of the adjustments he’s having to make from his previous scheme. More

Have the Bucs Found the Answer on Special Teams?

Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie punt returner/kick returner Solomon Patton talks about his special opportunity to start this week and what’s the driving force behind his success. More

Best of the Rest

Head Coach Lovie Smith: Offense All About Controlling the Clock, Positive Plays

KR/PR Solomon Patton Moves Into Starter Role in Bucs Depth Chart

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Practice Report: 8-19-2014

Bucs LB Mason Foster: Mistakes Against Miami Are ‘Fixable’ with Game-Planning

Bucs’ Gerald McCoy: “We’ve Got to Get Them on the Ground” (VIDEO)

Bucs Release Wide Receiver Lavelle Hawkins

Gerald McCoy: “Who Says We Can’t Just Go Win the Game on Defense?”

Bucs Practice Report 8-20-2014: Verner Practices Again

Bucs Trade Safety Kelcie McCray to Chiefs for Guard Rishaw Johnson

Bucs’ Adrian Clayborn on Last Year’s Defense: What Pass Rush?

Bucs RB Doug Martin Compares Jeff Tedford’s Offense to Boise