Eduardo A. Encina, Bucs and Pro Sports Enterprise Reporter

Eduardo A. Encina

Bucs and Pro Sports Enterprise Reporter

I’m back for my second stint at the Tampa Bay Times. You may recognize my byline from back in the day when I covered the Rays, Lightning and high school sports. After seven years working in my hometown of Baltimore as the lead Orioles writer at The Baltimore Sun, I’m back covering the Bucs and providing pro sports enterprise. If you have a story idea, email me, tweet me or send me a three-eyed raven. When I’m not working, I’m likely outside hiking (preferably out of cell-phone range), getting charged by a mountain goat, Instagramming my food, plotting my second career as an astronaut or taking hacks at the nearest indoor batting cage.

Rookie receiver Scotty Miller active today for Bucs against Giants

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Scotty Miller (10) warms up before the Tampa Bay Buccaneers game against the Cleveland Browns at Raymond James Stadium on August 23, 2019 in Tampa, Florida. MONICA HERNDON  |  Tampa Bay Times
Miller with give the Bucs six active receivers against a New York pass defense that ranks 30th in the league.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers need more from Jameis Winston-to-Breshad Perriman

Bucs receiver Breshad Perriman . (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio) Mark LoMoglio  |  AP
Encina’s Early Read: Perriman has just two catches and none beyond five yards.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Devin White out Sunday against Giants

Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Devin White (45) takes the field for warm ups before the Tampa Bay Buccaneers game against the San Francisco 49ers at Raymond James Stadium on September 8, 2019 in Tampa, Florida.  MONICA HERNDON  |  Times
Rookie inside linebacker didn’t practice all week.

Tampa Bay Bucs focus: curb Giants’ Saquon Barkley big plays

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) breaks away for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger) Adam Hunger  |  AP
Coaching staff presents Bucs a Saquon highlight reel in an effort to prevent a sequel from the running back.

Why Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Kevin Minter keeps meeting Todd Bowles this way

Kevin Minter played linebacker for Todd Bowles in Arizona, was released by Bowles last year when Bowles coached the Jets and is starting Sunday for the Bucs' defensive coordinator when Tampa Bay plays host to the New York Giants. DIRK SHADD  |  Tampa Bay Times
When rookie linebacker Devin White went down, the Bucs turned to a player who keeps showing up in Todd Bowles’ defenses.