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Video: NFL Analyst Brian Baldinger Previews the Buccaneers Battle with the Browns

NFL Analyst Brian Baldinger previews the Week 7 game between the Cleveland Browns and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Buccaneers at Falcons NFL Week Six Inactives

Here’s the inactives for today’s Bucs and Falcons Week 6 matchups

Buccaneers

OG Alex Cappa
CB Carlton Davis
QB Ryan Griffin
OG Michael Liedtke
DT Rakeem Nunez-Roches
DE Noah Spence
RB Shaun Wilson


Atlanta

RB Devonta Freeman
OT Matt Gono
RB Brian Hill
DT Grady Jarrett
OG Zac Kerin
DE Derrick Shelby
CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson

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Buccaneers Claim Former Browns DL Carl Nassib

The Buccaneers added to their defensive line today, as they have claimed former Cleveland Browns DL Carl Nassib.

Nassib was a final cut on the Browns after their waiver pickups over the weekend.

A 2016 third-round pick, Nassib had a memorable appearance on HBO’s “Hard Knock” this summer when he offered financial advice to teammates with some colorful language. He started 12 games and recorded three sacks for Cleveland last season.

Buccaneers Extend the Contract of GM Jason Licht Through 2019

The overseeer of five drafts as general manager of the Buccaneers, Jason Licht has been rewarded by ownership with a contract for a sixth season, Ira Kaufman of JoeBucsfan reports.

Multiple sources confirm that Licht now has a deal in place to remain with Tampa Bay at least through 2019.

At the NFL owners meetings in March, Bucs co-owner Joel Glazer lauded the infusion of young talent Licht has stockpiled.

“I think one of the positive signs in any situation is re-signing your own players,” Glazer said. “And when you start getting on a trend that you’re re-signing your own players, that means you are drafting well. If you’re drafting well, generally that means you’re going to start having success.

“So you saw Cameron Brate and Mike Evans [re-signed]. We got a couple of young guys with contracts that are coming up that we know we’re going to want to keep. So that to me is the most positive sign of, you know, what’s happening with the general manager.”

Licht, 47, replaced Mark Dominik as GM in 2014, a few weeks after Lovie Smith was named head coach. In his first draft as head of football operations, Licht selected Evans, who has posted at least 1,000 receiving yards in each of his four pro seasons.

Injury to Bucs First-Round Pick Vita Vea Not as Bad as First Feared

Bucs first-round pick Vita Vea watched practice Tuesday with a boot on his left foot, pushing himself around on a scooter, but coach Dirk Koetter said the prognosis on his calf injury is better than was once feared, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

“Vita, it was better than we thought,” Koetter said. “What Vita described when it happened was what you would think if a guy tore his Achilles, which would be a year-long injury. Thankfully, it was not that. It’s a calf injury and he’s going to be out for right now but it’s not what it could have been. So, in that respect, we’re better off than we thought we were.”

Asked for a timetable for Vea, still nearly six weeks before the regular-season opener, Koetter would only say he’s out “for a little bit,” promising to give an update “in a little bit.”

Buccaneers Part Ways with Starting Right Guard J.R. Sweezy

The Buccaneers made an interesting roster move on Friday, as the team has released starting right guard J.R. Sweezy, Jenna Laine of ESPN reports.

Sweezy had missed OTAs and mandatory minicamp recovering from a leg injury. A source told ESPN that Sweezy has officially been cleared to resume football activities.

After Logan Mankins retired, the Bucs signed Sweezy to a five-year contract worth $32.5 million in 2016. But after Sweezy missed that season while recovering from back surgery, the Bucs restructured his contract heading into 2017.

He started 14 games for the Bucs last season and was due to make $6.5 million in 2018. We will see the depth that the Bucs have on the O-Line with the release of Sweezy.