Thursday, April 26, 2018
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NFL Week 12 predictions: Picks from the Tampa Bay Times staff

GamesGreg Auman, @gregaumanThomas Bassinger, @tometricsMartin Fennelly, @mfennellyErnest Hooper, @hoop4youTom Jones, @tomwjonesRick Stroud, @NFLStroud
Minnesota at Detroit (-2.5) Minnesota, 21-17 Detroit 23-20 Minnesota 20-19 Minn. 22-15 Detroit 24-20 Minnesota 21-17
Washington at Dallas (-7.5) Dallas, 34-24 Dallas 37-34 Dallas 30-27 Dallas 27-24 Dallas 31-21 Dallas 30-21
Pittsburgh (-3.5) at Indianapolis Indianapolis, 28-21 Pittsburgh 24-14 Pittsburgh 27-16 Pittsburgh 24-7 Pittsburgh 33-16 Pittsburgh 35-20
Tennessee (-4.5) at Chicago Tennessee, 31-14 Tennessee 35-23 Tennessee 19-16 Tenn. 20-13 Tennessee 19-14 Tennessee 28-17
Jacksonville at Buffalo (-7.5) Buffalo, 21-13 Buffalo 24-10 Buffalo 30-20 Buffalo 24-16 Buffalo 23-14 Buffalo 21-17
Cincinnati at Baltimore (-4.5) Baltimore, 31-20 BALTIMORE 14-3 Cincinnati 23-20 Baltimore 20-13 Baltimore 24-17 Baltimore 17-10
Arizona at Atlanta (-4.5) Arizona, 31-28 Atlanta 36-29 Atlanta 31-30 ATLANTA 27-20 Atlanta 37-27 Arizona 30-27
N.Y. Giants (-7.5) at Cleveland N.Y. Giants, 27-13 N.Y. Giants 28-13 N.Y. Giants 30-16 NY Giants 20-13 N.Y. GIANTS 31-13 NY Giants 30-20
Los Angeles at New Orleans (-7.5) New Orleans, 31-13 New Orleans 35-10 New Orleans 26-20 N. Orleans 22-10 New Orleans 23-20 New Orleans 30-21
San Francisco at Miami (-7.5) San Francisco, 24-23 Miami 31-28 Miami 24-20 Miami 30-20 Miami 31-13 Miami 28-17
San Diego at Houston (-1.5) Houston, 24-21 Houston 20-14 Houston 19-17 Houston 21-20 San Diego 21-14 Houstoin 21-20
Seattle (-5.5) at Tampa Bay Seattle, 27-24 Seattle 28-24 Tampa Bay 23-20 Seattle 28-21 Seattle 20-19 Seattle 24-21
Carolina at Oakland (-3.5) Oakland, 31-27 Carolina 30-24 Carolina 27-24 Carolina 21-20 Oakland 23-16 Oakland 28-19
New England (-8.5) at N.Y. Jets New England, 37-27 New England 27-24 New England 34-23 N.E. 24-20 New England 33-16 New England 33-16
Kansas City at Denver (-3.5) Denver, 24-17 Kansas City 24-21 Denver 20-19 Denver 21-17 Denver 31-21 Denver 21-17
Green Bay at Philadelphia (-3.5) Philadelphia, 31-30 Philadelphia 30-17 Green Bay 34-30 Phil. 30-27 Green Bay 23-20 Philadelphia 24-20

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After first round, here are 10 names to watch for Bucs at No. 38

After first round, here are 10 names to watch for Bucs at No. 38

The first round of the NFL draft is complete, and the Bucs held off on trading back up, leaving them with three second-round picks Friday night.Their own pick is No. 38 — the sixth pick of the second round — and they added two more —...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Bucs trade down with Bills, take strongman DT Vita Vea No. 12

Bucs trade down with Bills, take strongman DT Vita Vea No. 12

TAMPA — Vita Vea loves to tell the story about the trip he took to French Polynesia with some University of Washington students and the group coming upon some enormous rocks."So over there, their strongman competition is they have a tradition w...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Another reason the Bucs took defensive tackle Vita Vea at No. 12

Another reason the Bucs took defensive tackle Vita Vea at No. 12

TAMPA — The selection of Vita Vea is a move the Bucs made for the present and the future. While Gerald McCoy remains a dominant defensive tackle, he turned 30 in February and is due to make $12.3 million this season and $13 million in...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Bucs GM Jason Licht has assembled enough talent to win

Bucs GM Jason Licht has assembled enough talent to win

TAMPA — Another busy offseason. Another first round of the NFL draft. Another interesting night.And, through it all, Bucs general manager Jason Licht has looked pretty darn good.He spent the past couple of months patching his offensive line, sp...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Live blog: News, analysis, photos, more from the NFL draft

Live blog: News, analysis, photos, more from the NFL draft

Whether you're a fan of the Bucs, Gators, Seminoles, 'Canes or Bulls, you'll want to follow our live coverage of the 2018 NFL draft today through Saturday in Arlington, Tex. We'll have live news, commentary, photos, videos, stories and more, so come...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Bucs trade down with Bills, get No. 12, two 2nd-rounders

Bucs trade down with Bills, get No. 12, two 2nd-rounders

The Bucs have traded down from their top pick, moving down five spots from No. 7 to No. 12 and gaining two second-round picks from the Buffalo Bills.Tampa Bay still has the No. 12 pick in the draft, but picked up No. 53 and No. 56, trading back their...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Bucs fill a need at running back on the first day of the draft…but it’s Charles Sims, who agrees to a 1-year deal

Bucs fill a need at running back on the first day of the draft…but it’s Charles Sims, who agrees to a 1-year deal

The Bucs landed a running back on the first day of the NFL draft.It wasn't Saquon Barkley or Sony Michel or Derrius Guice. Not just yet, anyway.Tampa Bay reached an agreement on a one-year contract with Charles Sims.The 27-year-old Sims was a third-r...
Published: 04/26/18
After Twitter backlash, Jeff Garcia won’t announce any Bucs draft picks

After Twitter backlash, Jeff Garcia won’t announce any Bucs draft picks

The Bucs still don't have a third-round draft pick this weekend, but if they do trade for one, former Tampa Bay Bucs quarterback Jeff Garcia won't be the one to announce it.It's been a rough few days for Garcia, who played for the Bucs in 2007-08, ma...
Published: 04/26/18
Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: John Clayton breaks down the NFL draft

Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: John Clayton breaks down the NFL draft

It's NFL draft day. John Clayton joins Rick Stroud to talk about how many quarterbacks will go early and who the Bucs will take with the seventh overall pick, considering their obvious needs on defense.Plus, the Lightning will face the Boston Br...
Published: 04/26/18
Bucs draft scenarios: Would this guy be their lucky pick at No. 7?

Bucs draft scenarios: Would this guy be their lucky pick at No. 7?

TAMPA – This is the Rubiks Cube of NFL drafts. It can be twisted and turned it in any direction. Not many know how everything will line up.For the Bucs, the puzzle is simple.  Since they have the No. 7 overall pick, they need four quarterb...
Published: 04/25/18
Updated: 04/26/18