Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Week 3’s Thursday night matchup features two NFC South teams that made headlines for all the wrong reasons last season.
When he was drafted by the Houston Oilers in 1985, no-one expected Steve Tasker to last very long in the NFL. He may not have lasted more than one season in Houston, but the minute wide receiver and special teams ace last 12 more with the Buffalo Bills. He knows what it takes overcome adversity, but when it comes to this week’s game on Thursday Night Football, Tasker isn’t sure the Tampa Bay Buccaneers can overcome the strong Atlanta Falcons.
The Bucs took a gamble signing Michael Johnson to a huge contract, and this season, he has to be the guy.
Kirk Cousins didn’t get a chance to add any fuel to the idea that there is an unlikely quarterback controversy brewing.
Thursday’s game in Tampa will be the final chance for Redskins players on the bubble to make the final roster.
The Carolina Panthers cut the face of the franchise, Steve Smith, and let the only other three wide receivers on the roster that caught a pass last season leave as free agents. Tight end Greg Olsen is the only proven receiver returning from last season’s squad. Olsen should be Cam Newton’s favorite target this season.
Of the six coaches who were fired at the end of this season, each of them had quarterbacks with a quarterback rating placing them in the bottom half of the league.
Nick Foles threw three touchdowns and ran for a fourth to lead the Eagles to a 31-20 victory over the winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.
The Atlanta Falcons have signed Washington Redskins castoff offensive tackle Jeremy Trueblood.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed wide receiver Jordan Norwood ahead of their preseason finale against the Washington Redskins.