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July 27, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Barron indicated that he's not quite 100 percent following arthroscopic surgery to repair cartilage in his right knee in January, Tampa Bay Times reporter Rick Stroud reports.
Impact: On the plus side, Barron has been able to practice with the Bucs' first-team defense in training camp, so it looks like an issue he'll be able to work through this summer. The strong safety has recorded 88 tackles in back-to-back seasons for the Bucs, though given that he missed two games in 2013, he's a candidate to hit the 100-tackle mark this season if he can stay healthy.
Fri. July 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Nicks (toe) said he is "stepping away" from football, FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo reports.
Impact: Nicks didn't say he was retiring, but it sounds as if he's at least taking a leave of absence in light of his release from Tampa Bay on Friday. It in any case could be the end for Nicks' career, as the former star guard has been unable to recover from the complications of the MRSA infection that struck him in 2013.
Fri. July 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Nick (toe) and the Buccaneers agreed to "mutually part ways" Friday, Tampa Bay Times writer Greg Auman reports.
Impact: There has been no mention of retirement with Nicks, so he might attempt to continue his career elsewhere pending his release. Nicks' recovery from a toe injury evidently hasn't gone as either side hoped, because Tampa Bay (as well as almost all other teams) could use a player of Nicks' talent when healthy. Nicks' exit leaves Tampa Bay with the underwhelming duo of Jamon Merideth and rookie Kadeem Edwards to compete for the remaining starting guard role.
Thu. July 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: McCown remains in line to enter the season as the Bucs' starting quarterback ahead of Mike Glennon, the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: At this stage, it appears as though McCown would need to struggle mightily in training camp, or suffer an injury, in order to lose his grip on the assignment. With his strong effort with the Bears last season, the 35-year-old McCown revived his career, and with the Bucs, he enters a situation with some upside, with the team having assembled a trio of talented 6-5 pass-catching threats in tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, along with wideouts Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans.
Tue. July 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Moore was released by the Buccaneers on Tuesday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: Signed by the Buccaneers in February due to his relationship with new head coach Lovie Smith from their days with the Bears, Moore was perceived as the frontrunner for nickel duties heading into training camp. However, after spending most of the 2013 season out of the NFL, Moore evidently didn't impress in offseason workouts, prompting the Buccaneers to look elsewhere for depth at defensive back. With Moore out of the picture, Leonard Johnson or Mike Jenkins look like the top candidates to man the nickel spot this season in Tampa Bay.
Mon. July 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Foster is expected to start at middle linebacker but may have some competition in the form of offseason acquisition Dane Fletcher, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: Although the team doesn't seem to view Foster as anything more than an adequate starter, replacing him wasn't one of the Bucs' offseason priorities. Dane Fletcher never topped 32 tackles in his three seasons with the Patriots but could perhaps push Foster for the starting job. While Lavonte David is the unquestioned IDP stud of the Tampa linebacking corps, the starting middle linebacker -- be it Foster or Fletcher -- should have some value in deeper formats. Foster recorded 92 tackles (63 solo), three interceptions, two sacks and seven passes defensed last season.