Friday, November 16, 2018


Greg Auman, Times staff writer

Greg Auman, Times staff writer

Greg Auman has been at the Tampa Bay Times since 1999 and has covered the Bucs and the NFL since 2013. He covered the University of South Florida's athletic department from 2004-13.

Tony Dungy talks during a press conference on August 14, 2018 at One Buc Place in Tampa, Fla. Dungy will be inducted into the Ring of Honor on Sept. 24. (MONICA HERNDON | Times)

Dungy says 2018 Bucs have talent, but need togetherness

Former Bucs coach Tony Dungy, set to be inducted into the team's Ring of Honor next month, talked with the current team for about 20 minutes on Tuesday morning, stressing the importance of them coming together this season."They have to...
Updated: 3 months ago
Tony Dungy watches drills at Tampa Bay Buccaneers training camp on August 14, 2018 at One Buc Place in Tampa, Fla. (MONICA HERNDON | Times)

Tony Dungy on NFL and protests during anthem: Listen to why it matters to players

Tony Dungy says the issue of NFL players protesting during the national anthem has been a divisive topic, but he hopes both sides can come together by listening to why players care enough to choose to protest."We really have to...
Updated: 3 months ago
Former Bucs coach Tony Dungy talks with Bucs center Evan Smith and general manager Jason Licht at Tuesday's practice.(MONICA HERNDON | Times)

Dungy: Jameis Winston must be a leader for Bucs, all the time

Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston will miss the first three games of this season while he's suspended, and former Tampa Bay coach Tony Dungy said his focus is what Winston can do to turn his current situation into a positive moving...
Updated: 3 months ago
Bucs safety Justin Evans, celebrating a pass breakup in practice, has gotten work at nickel corner while the Bucs battle injuries there.(MONICA HERNDON | Times)

Bucs’ corner injuries press Justin Evans into cameo at nickel

The Bucs continue to be hit hard with injuries at cornerback, and for the third straight practice, starting safety Justin Evans was pressed into a cameo as the team's nickel cornerback on Tuesday."Because we're getting stressed in our...
Updated: 3 months ago
Bucs tight end Antony Auclair catches a pass in practice last week.(MONICA HERNDON | Times)

Even bigger: Bucs TE Antony Auclair up to 270 for 2nd NFL season

A year ago, when Antony Auclair made the Bucs' roster as an undrafted rookie, the Canadian import was already the largest tight end at 6-foot-6 and 256 pounds.That's even more the case now as he heads into his second season with the...
Updated: 3 months ago
Bucs corner Brent Grimes comes up with an interception on a deep ball intended for DeSean Jackson in Monday's practice.(MONICA HERNDON | Times)

Brent Grimes happy to be back, healthy at Bucs practice

Veteran cornerback Brent Grimes had returned to practice in a limited capacity Saturday, but Monday saw him back in 11-on-11 full-squad work for the first time in nearly two weeks."We want Brent Grimes out there. He's our best cover guy,...
Updated: 3 months ago
Bucs coach Dirk Koetter doesn't like fighting at practice but wasn't worried about a skirmish late in Monday's morning workouts.(MONICA HERNDON | Times)

Koetter on Bucs’ practice fight: ‘Big deal. I mean, it’s football’

One day after a video showed an extended fight at Jaguars practice, and two days before the Bucs start joint practices with the Titans, Bucs coach Dirk Koetter said he wasn't worried about a minor late-practice skirmish between...
Updated: 3 months ago
Former Saints cornerback De'Vante Harris, shown at the 2016 NFL combine, was claimed by the Bucs on Sunday.(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Bucs claim cornerback De’Vante Harris from Saints

The Bucs got help for their injury-depleted secondary on Sunday, claiming third-year cornerback De'Vante Harris off waivers from the Saints.Tampa Bay has veteran Brent Grimes just returning from injury and Vernon Hargreaves and Javien...
Updated: 3 months ago
Bucs rookie receivers Sergio Bailey (83) and Ervin Philips (89) work with Chris Godwin during training camp.(OCTAVIO JONES | Times)

Unheralded receivers stepped up for Bucs on game-winning drive

TAMPA — The Bucs' come-from-behind finish Thursday night, going 67 yards with no time outs in the final two minutes to set up a game-winning field goal, would be impressive under most any circumstances.Add in the chaos of the end...
Updated: 3 months ago
Bucs corner Vernon Hargreaves isn't expected to miss any regular-season game, but will be sidelined by the groin injury suffered Thursday.(MONICA HERNDON | Times)

Bucs pushing through depth issues at cornerback

Bucs CB Brent Grimes was back at practice Saturday after missing 11 days with an undisclosed injury, and help can't get there soon enough for a Tampa Bay secondary depleted by injuries."We're thin," coach Dirk Koetter said, with Vernon...
Updated: 3 months ago