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Daily Bucs Links: Free agency misses

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Gregory Shamus

Losing Barron was 'tough' on draft-mate David | Tampa Bay Times
Safety Mark Barron and linebacker Lavonte David figured they would anchor the Bucs defense for years to come when they were the first two players taken by the team on that side of the ball in the 2012 NFL draft.

Ankle injury still hampers Bucs' Doug Martin | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — The ankle injury that took Bucs RB Doug Martin out of Sunday's game against the Vikings in the third quarter still had him sidelined three days later. He watched Wednesday's practice with a walking boot on his left foot.

Lovie Smith insists trades don't leave Bucs barren | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — Lovie Smith wants you to know that the Bucs remain laser-focused on giving this year's team the best chance to win right now. Pay no attention to the eye that keeps gazing toward the future.

Bucs pass protection not keeping QB Glennon safe |, The Tampa Tribune and The Tampa Times
In the past two games, losses a mostly veteran line allowed first Baltimore and then Minnesota to sack quarterback Mike Glennon five times each.

Bucs notes: Players react to Barron, Casillas trades |, The Tampa Tribune and The Tampa Times
A chair was turned around in an empty locker room stall Wednesday as the Buccaneers returned to work without two defensive players who departed in trades.

Hot Reads: Slow starts still plague Bucs offense |, The Tampa Tribune and The Tampa Times
Another game, another slow start. That warped, broken record continued for the Bucs in Sunday’s 19-13 overtime loss to Minnesota

Lovie Smith high on safeties Major Wright, Bradley McDougald - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog - ESPN
TAMPA, Fla. -- When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded strong safety Mark Barron to the St. Louis Rams for a pair of draft picks Tuesday, there was an instant impression among fans that the team was writing off this season and looking ahead to next year.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Cleveland Browns preview - ESPN
Analzying and predicting the Week 9 matchup between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Cleveland Browns

Tampa Bay Buccaneers free-agent class has been quiet - ESPN
A look at how free agents are faring for 1-6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Misses In Free Agency Have Contributed To Bucs' 1-6 Mark | Pewter Report
With Tampa Bay nearing the midseason of the 2014 season, it’s time to review the free agent blunders that the Bucs' front office have made.

Buc Quotes: Sims Could Lend a Spark
Rookie RB Charles Sims has a chance to return to action this weekend in Cleveland after spending the first eight weeks of the season on injured reserve…Plus, other discussions.

Rookie WR Evans Turning Heads
Wednesday Notes: The Bucs' offense needs a spark in the second half of the season, and it could come from rookie wideout Mike Evans, who is improving each week...Plus, practice squad moves and more