On Now
Coming Up
  • Tue., Sep. 08, 2015 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM EDT Back to Football Forum with the Buccaneers Luncheon The Tampa Bay Buccaneers invite local business leaders and Bucs fans to enjoy lunch and a 2015 season preview with Buccaneers Co-Chairman Bryan Glazer, Head Coach Lovie Smith and General Manager Jason Licht, along with various players.

  • Wed., Sep. 09, 2015 9:00 AM EDT Buccaneers Academy FDOT Backpack Caravan While getting ready for their own kickoff on the football field, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are proud to also help kick off the school year for young Bay-area Bucs fans!
  • Wed., Sep. 09, 2015 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM EDT Downtown Tampa SIEGE Celebration The Bucs will “SIEGE” Joe Chillura Courthouse Square Park to celebrate the upcoming Hispanic Heritage Month, the City of Tampa’s historic Hispanic roots and the beginning of our regular season! This fun, free event will feature autographs from Bucs Legends, the Buccaneers Street Team, a Buccaneers Cheerleader performance and various food truck vendors!
  • Thu., Sep. 10, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT Launch Party for RED, the Buccaneers new Women’s Movement

    Join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on September 10th from 6pm-9pm at Raymond James Stadium to be a part of the Buccaneers all-new RED, the Women’s Movement!

  • Sat., Sep. 12, 2015 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT Back to Football Celebration at Glazer Children’s Museum Celebrate the season opener with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by joining us at a special Back to Football event at the Glazer Children’s Museum!
  • Sun., Sep. 13, 2015 4:25 PM EDT Buccaneers vs. Titans Week 1
  • Tue., Sep. 15, 2015 12:00 PM EDT UnitedHealthcare Learning Garden Build UnitedHealthcare volunteers, Bucs players, cheerleaders, and Captain Fear will construct Learning Garden kits at One Buccaneer Place that will teach students about growing healthy, sustainable foods.
  • Sun., Sep. 20, 2015 1:00 PM EDT Buccaneers @ Saints Week 2
  • Tue., Sep. 22, 2015 12:00 PM EDT UnitedHealthcare Learning Garden Delivery Buccaneers staff will install Learning Gardens in seven Buccaneers Academies.
  • Sun., Sep. 27, 2015 1:00 PM EDT Buccaneers @ Texans Week 3
  • Tue., Sep. 29, 2015 12:00 PM EDT Bucs Vision Mobile powered by Glazer Family Foundation Vehicle Unveiling The new and improved Bucs Vision Mobile powered by Glazer Family Foundation will be unveiled at Twin Lakes Elementary School!
  • Sun., Oct. 04, 2015 1:00 PM EDT Buccaneers vs. Panthers Week 4
  • Tue., Oct. 06, 2015 12:00 PM EDT Rookie Club: Metropolitan Ministries LAMPLighters Fall Festival The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Rookie Club, Cheerleaders, and Captain Fear will interact with the children through games, dancing, arts & crafts, and more during Metropolitan Ministries' Fall Festival.
  • Sun., Oct. 11, 2015 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT Treasure Chests 5K Run/Walk & Corporate Challenge

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will host the third-annual Treasure Chests 5K Run/Walk & Corporate Challenge highlighting the NFL-wide Breast Cancer Awareness Month celebration.



S Girault and RB Hughes Impress, Earn Roster Spots

Posted Apr 19, 2012

A handful of players participated in this week’s mini-camp on tryout contracts and two, S Ron Girault and RB Robert Hughes, performed well enough to earn contracts with the team

The arrival of a new coaching staff afforded the Tampa Bay Buccaneers an opportunity to hold an extra mini-camp this week, while most of the NFL’s teams were still limited to strength and conditioning work.  And the fact that the Buccaneers, while enjoying almost 100% attendance at the voluntary camp, were running a little short at several positions afforded a few young hopefuls an opportunity of their own.


On Thursday, a few hours after the last practice of that three-day mini-camp, the Buccaneers announced the signing of two players: safety Ron Girault and running back Robert Hughes.


Girault and Hughes were two of about a half-dozen players who took part in the mini-camp on tryout contracts, and obviously both young players impressed Head Coach Greg Schiano and his staff.  The two signings reflected both the good work of Girault and Hughes on the practice field and the team’s thinned ranks in the offensive and defensive backfields.  LeGarrette Blount and Mossis Madu were the only tailbacks on the Bucs’ offseason roster heading into the week, and the Bucs recently released former starting safety Tanard Jackson.


Girault, 26, and Hughes, 22, will now have the opportunity to participate in the rest of the Buccaneers’’ offseason program and, assuming they maintain their roster spots into July, head to training camp in pursuit of a more permanent job.  Both players have previously been in NFL training camps but are still looking for their first regular-season roster spots.


Girault most recently played for the Las Vegas Locomotives of the UFL but is familiar to the Bucs’ coaching staff as he played his college ball at Rutgers under Schiano.  He originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2008 and also spent time that summer with the New York Jets.  At Rutgers, he started for four seasons, appearing in 45 games and recording 271 tackles and 10 interceptions.


Hughes was also an undrafted free agent signee, joining the Chicago Bears last summer after a productive college career at Notre Dame.  During the 2011 preseason, he carried the ball 18 times for 69 yards and a team-leading two touchdowns and also caught two passes for 26 yards.  At Notre Dame, Hughes rushed for 1,392 yards and 15 touchdowns in 47 games.