Gerald McCoy Headshot

Gerald McCoy says Buccaneers players should take this upcoming weekend to figure out how they can play better for the team.

Added 11/04/16 9:26 am (EST)   Source
The Bucs allowed 461 yards last night, making their two game total to 1087 yards and 73 points allowed. McCoy is not pointing fingers, but is getting frustrated that his Bucs are just 36-60 during his time on the team.
Leonard Fournette Headshot

Head coach Doug Marrone said he's been pleased with Fournette's work as a pass catcher at OTAs, Hays Carlyon of 1010 XL Jacksonville reports.

Added Yesterday 4:04 pm (EST)
Fournette was drafted No. 4 overall due to his rare combination of size, speed, power and running instincts, with anything he can contribute as a receiver likely to be viewed as a bonus. It seems he's been a pleasant surprise in that regard during rookie minicamp and OTAs, flashing the potential to develop into a pass-catching threat out of the backfield. While he only had 41 receptions in 32 college games, Fournette was predictably dangerous once he had the ball in his hands, impressively producing 12.8 yards per catch. T.J. Yeldon is still the clear favorite to handle passing downs early in the season, but Fournette could eventually develop into one of the league's few true three-down workhorses. As is, Fournette figures to at least dominate early-down carries and goal-line work, relegating Yeldon and Chris Ivory to bit roles.
Allen Hurns Headshot

Hurns said he is healthy and has put on some extra muscle to avoid the hamstring injuries that plagued him last season, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports.

Added Yesterday 3:49 pm (EST)
Signed to a four-year, $40 million contract last offseason, Hurns followed up his 2015 breakout with an absolute dud in 2016, catching only 35 of 76 targets for 477 yards and three touchdowns in 11 games. His struggles contributed to the emergence of Marqise Lee, who now looms as a serious threat to Hurns' status as the No. 2 receiver. It is possible there will be enough targets to keep all three of Hurns, Lee and No. 1 wideout Allen Robinson happy, as the Jaguars don't boast much in the way of pass-catching talent in the backfield or tight end corps. While unlikely to replicate his 2015 stat line of 64 catches for 1,031 yards and 10 touchdowns in 15 games, Hurns should at least re-emerge as a useful part of the offense and a viable deep threat, after producing a miserable 6.3 yards per target with a 46-percent catch rate last season.
DeShone Kizer Headshot

Head coach Hue Jackson acknowledged he's been spending more time working with Kizer than with the team's other quarterbacks, The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot reports. "I want to make sure I have my hand on [Kizer] as much as I can," said Jackson. "I have to find out probably more about (Kizer) than I do any of the guys. He's not going to get too far away from me, I know that."

Added Yesterday 3:40 pm (EST)
Cody Kessler -- the 2016 third-round selection -- started eight games (all losses) last season and opened OTAs working with the first-team offense, making him the early favorite for the Week 1 starting job. Kizer, Brock Osweiler and Kevin Hogan are all expected to compete for the job and get some first-team reps throughout the offseason program and training camp, though it seems Hogan may be part of the competition in name only. Kizer and Osweiler, on the other hand, should both have a real shot to unseat Kessler before the games start to count. Jackson is seemingly aware that his fate with the franchise ultimately could depend on the success of his rookie quarterback, even though Kizer fell to No. 52 overall in the draft. With Cleveland a long shot to compete for a playoff spot, the rookie is a good bet to make starts at some point in the season, if not by Week 1. Jackson is already preparing as if Kizer, rather than Kessler, holds the future of the team in his hands.
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