TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have promoted tight end Jordan Leggett from the practice squad to the active roster.
The team announced the move Wednesday after the team's top...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay's struggling defense will be without middle linebacker Kwon Alexander for the remainder of the season.
The fourth-year pro was injured during the first half of Sunday's 26-23 overtime victory over the Cleveland Browns.
A MRI performed Monday confirmed that the 24-year-old, a fourth-round draft pick in 2015, has a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers believe they accomplished their major goals of upgrading the defensive line and a porous secondary through the draft after going 5-11 and missing the playoffs for the 10th consecutive season.
The Buccaneers added more defensive pieces Saturday, taking Pitt safety Jordan Whitehead in the fourth round and Wisconsin linebacker Jack Cichy during the sixth.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin linebacker Jack Cichy has decided to enter the NFL draft, foregoing a chance to ask the NCAA for a sixth year of eligibility because of a right knee injury.
Cichy announced his decision in a story posted Tuesday on The Players Tribune website. He was announced as one of the team's departing seniors before the sixth-ranked Badgers' regular-season home finale on Nov. 18 against Michigan.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's once-enviable depth at inside linebacker will quickly be tested.
The loss of Jack Cichy to a season-ending right knee injury deals a defensive blow to a team with designs on another trip to the Big Ten title game.
"You hate it for Jack," coach Paul Chryst said. "He's one of the leaders of our team and I know he'll be a big part of what we do moving forward this season."
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin has lost senior linebacker Jack Cichy for the 2017 season after he suffered a knee injury.
Coach Paul Chryst said Thursday that Cichy tore an anterior cruciate ligament during practice on Tuesday. The former walk-on and team captain will have surgery Friday.
The Somerset, Wisconsin, native was expected to a major anchor for the Badgers' defense. He had 60 tackles and 1.5 sacks last season despite missing the final seven games.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Over his career at Wisconsin, fifth-year senior Jack Cichy has had two head coaches and three defensive coordinators while also playing multiple positions.
So many different voices have offered direction to Cichy, and yet Bob Bostad may be his most unique position coach yet.
Bostad, a coaching lifer, returned to Wisconsin this year, but to a different side of the ball. He is the new inside linebackers coach after spending the past 27 years coaching offense at various stops.
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Ohio State, Penn State, Northwestern and Wisconsin each placed two players on the preseason Big Ten all-conference list released Monday.
Buckeyes quarterback J.T. Barrett and defensive end Tyquan Lewis were joined on the East Division team by Penn State running back Saquon Barkley and quarterback Trace McSorley. Indiana linebacker Tegray Scales rounded out the lineup as chosen by a media panel.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Three seniors on defense and two junior offensive linemen at Wisconsin have made the latest round of college football preseason watch lists.
Linebacker Jack Cichy, lineman Conor Sheehy and cornerback D'Cota Dixon were among 103 players who made the watch list for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, presented to the national defensive player of the year.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — T.J. Watt took off from Wisconsin early to join his older brother in the NFL. Vince Biegel's mullet is history at Camp Randall Stadium.
The star power at linebacker is moving inside now that outside 'backers Watt and Biegel have left the Badgers.
No. 7 Nebraska (7-0, 4-0 Big Ten) at No. 11 Wisconsin (5-2, 2-2), 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Line: Wisconsin by 6½.
Series record: Wisconsin leads 6-4.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
Nebraska is looking to tighten its grip on the Big Ten West Division. Huskers could also use a statement win on the road to pad its playoff resume, especially with a visit to Ohio State looming next week. Wisconsin must win to keep alive hopes of getting to the conference title game. Both teams are playing "respect" cards.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Another week, another key injury for Wisconsin's defense.
The 11th-ranked Badgers have weathered the adversity just fine so far, but the loss of leading tackler Jack Cichy for the year may provide coach Paul Chryst's defense its toughest challenge yet.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Linebacker Jack Cichy, the leading tackler for No. 11 Wisconsin, will miss the rest of the season with a torn pectoral muscle.
The injury is the latest setback for a defense that has weathered adversity to remain one of the stingiest units in the country.
The Badgers (5-2, 2-2 Big Ten) are ranked fourth in the country in scoring defense (14.3 points per game) and ninth in total defense (300.6 yards). They play No. 7 Nebraska on Saturday night at Camp Randall Stadium.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin might be the best team in the country with a losing record in conference play.
But the Badgers take little solace in nearly beating Michigan and Ohio State.
The back-to-back losses to the top-five schools saddled Wisconsin (4-2) with a 1-2 record in the Big Ten , two games back of unbeaten Nebraska in the West Division.