Lee Roy Selmon, a Pro Bowl defensive end and first member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, died yesterday, two days after suffering a stroke. He was 56.
A third Tampa Bay Buccaneers player was diagnosed with a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection, the National Football League team said.
The Indianapolis Colts will start Curtis Painter at quarterback against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Oct. 3, the National Football League team said on its website.
Greg Schiano was fired as coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers following a season in which the team lost its first eight games and cut quarterback Josh Freeman four years after making him a first-round draft pick.