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Check Out the Madden 20 Rankings for All the Buccaneers Players

Monday was a day that many gaming fans wait for each year, the day that the most popular sports series of all-time puts out their player rankings.

That game of course is Madden football, and this year Madden 20 is once again going to be a game played by millions who are into the NFL and video games.

One aspect of the game is player rankings, and the top Buccaneers player on the list was Mike Evans who comes in at 91.

Middle Linebacker Lavonte David comes in with a 90, while tackle Demar Dotson and guard Ali Marpet sit with an 88.

Check out all the Bucs Rankings by clicking HERE.

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Could the Buccaneers Be a Team in the Mix to Trade for Browns RB Johnson?

The Buccaneers are “a team to watch” if Duke Johnson does leave Cleveland according to Mike Florio of Pro Football

The Bucs undoubtedly have one of if not the weakest running back corps in the league headed by last year’s second-round bust Ronald Jones, journeyman Peyton Barber, and former Cardinals third-down back Andre Ellington.

Whether the Bucs are forced to make a move depends on the progress of Jones, who had about as miserable rookie season as could be imagined.

The Bucs coaching staff has repeatedly talked up Jones during OTAs and minicamp but many observers aren’t buying it, including some beat writers who predict that Barber will still be the leader in carries and yards.

Arians has traditionally preferred a one-man backfield. Johnson wants to be a lead back but never got the chance in Cleveland.

While he is likely more talented than any of the backs on Tampa’s roster, it is not know if his body would hold up as a bell cow back.

Clearly the Browns would have to change their minds about honoring Duke’s trade request. Johnson to the Bucs almost makes too much sense for the trade to happen.

Buccaneers LB Jason Pierre-Paul Still in a Neck Brace

Bucs’ Jason Pierre-Paul posted a video to Instagram today and he’s still wearing a brace on his injured neck, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

The plan is to have his neck re-evaluated in two months.

Buccaneers Add Center Josh LeRibeus to Their Roster

The Buccaneers have added adding center/guard Josh LeRibeus, who participated in the team’s minicamp workouts earlier this month as a tryout player, Thomas Bassinger of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Tampa Bay’s roster now stands at 90 players. Ninety players is the maximum number of players an NFL team can have on its roster at this time of year.

LeRibeus played in 28 games for Washington from 2012 to 2015 and in 22 games for New Orleans the past two seasons.

RB Ronald Jones Ready to Have a Big Year Two for the Buccaneers

Second-year Buccaneers running back Ronald Jones is ready to put his disappointing rookie season behind him and get back on the “right track” according to Eduardo A. Encina of the Tampa Bay Times.

It would not be a stretch to label Jones’ 2018 season a disaster.

Taken with the No.38-overall pick out of USC, Jones showed virtually none of the talent that led the Bucs to reach for him in the second round.

He gained only 77 yards on 30 touches in nine games while struggling with injuries and took a back seat to journeyman backs Peyton Barber and Jacquizz Rodgers.

New year, new coaching staff, and seemingly new Jones. The 21-year-old has earned nothing but praise from Bruce Arians and his assistants and seems confident he can turn his NFL career around. “I’m definitely ready and I can’t wait to get the most of those opportunities,” Jones said, “but I’ve just got to showing them that I can be a dependable player and they can count on me in critical situations.”

The Bucs showed their faith in Jones’ potential by doing nothing at running back in either free agency or the draft aside from signing pass-catcher Andre Ellington, who was out of the league in 2018.

He and Barber currently sit atop the depth chart and, while nothing can be taken for granted given his dismal start, it appears that Jones is well on his way to earning the starting job in 2019.

Safety Justin Evans in a Walking Boot at Buccaneers Minicamp

Last season was a tough one for Buccaneers safety Justin Evans, as he ended the season on injured reserve because of a toe injury.

It appears that the toe has yet to full heal, as today Evans was wearing a protective boot at practice.

Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians said that Evans had another procedure in hopes of fixing the problem once and for all. Arians didn’t provide a timetable for when Evans might be expected back on the field.

The 2017 second-round pick started 21 games over his first two seasons with 125 tackles and four interceptions.

Jordan Whitehead, Kentrell Brice, Isaiah Johnson and third-round pick Mike Edwards fill out the safety group for the Bucs.

New Buccaneers DT Ndamukong Suh Not Worried About His Reputation

Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, formally introduced as a member of the Buccaneers on Friday, says his “dirty player” reputation has become “irrelevant” to his life and he believes people should get to know him before discerning what type of person he is, Jenna Laine of ESPN reports.

“I think when you look at people in general, you’ve got to get to know them, you’ve got to have face time with them, you’ve got to be able to have the opportunity to interact with them,” Suh said. “Before you pass judgment on somebody, always take the time to get to know them, meet them, have coffee with them, whatever it may be and then be able to go from there.”

“I think when people have seen blips of me … it’s been in a negative light, rather than a positive light and that’s due to outlets of media, social media, whatever it may be. I can deal with that because I know who I am as a person, I know who my parents are, what kind of child they brought up — it’s irrelevant in my life. I think the people that know me the best see me always in a good light and see the troubles and tribulations that I’ve gone through, as any human being goes through in their lives.”

Since he was drafted in 2010, Suh has accrued 71 accepted penalties, more than any other player in the league, and has been fined $336,098, not including lost wages from suspensions, according to ESPN Statistics & Information.

The most notable incident — when he stomped on the arm of a then-Green Bay Packers offensive lineman in 2011 — involved Evan Smith, who is now Suh’s teammate with the Buccaneers.

“I think that was in the past and it will remain in the past,” Suh said of the incident. “We’ve interacted with each other multiple times throughout [the years]. He was actually the second guy I got to speak to when I got here today, so I don’t see any issue with it. I think people want to make it bigger than what it is. I’ll leave it at that.”

Coach Bruce Arians added: “They were hugging coming down the hallway together so I don’t think there’s any problem. We’re all here to win, and once you’re in the same locker room you can forget all the past stuff. Some of that stuff happened a long time ago and I don’t really care. That doesn’t bother me. The way he plays football — I like that. So he’s a good fit for us.”