Buccaneers Rumors & News

  • Buccaneers receiving trade offers, but none strong enough

    Bucs Nation "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have stated this past weeks that they'd be open to trading the number one pick, provided an offer came along that would blow them away. Now it seems that the Bucs are indeed receiving offers, but none of them are good enough for them to consider trading the pick, per Rand..." April 27

  • Buccaneers vetted Winston, off the field

    Tampa Tribune "Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht thinks he and coach Lovie Smith are on the brink of the most important decision in franchise history, one that could chart the team’s course for decades. It also could be its most controversial. The Bucs have the first pick in the 2015..." April 26

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    Rand Getlin @Rand_Getlin

    Source: Multiple teams have reached out to the #Bucs recently, inquiring into what it would take to get the #1 pick (cc: @JMcIntyreShow).

  • Former GM: Jameis-JaMarcus comparison 'completely off base'

    CBSSports.com "You knew it was coming. Every year, usually in the days leading up to the NFL Draft, an anonymous coach, scout or team executive rips the presumptive top-5 pick. Often, the comments are more personal attack than scouting report, though the latest faceless diatribe is a mixture of both. "With..." April 26

  • Buccaneers re-sign RB Bobby Rainey

    Pro Football Talk "Running back Bobby Rainey has signed his one-year contract offer from the Buccaneers, the club said Friday afternoon. A restricted free agent, Rainey was tendered a one-year, $1.542 million contract. The 27-year-old Rainey has been one of the Buccaneers’ reserve tailbacks over the last two..." April 25

  • Jameis Winston seen as having same faults as '07 bust JaMarcus Russell

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The striking similarities between Jameis Winston and JaMarcus Russell must be frightening to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as they weigh making the Florida State quarterback the first pick of the NFL draft. "With Jameis Winston I see JaMarcus Russell," a longtime executive in personnel said. "Isn't..." April 24

  • Judge approves concussion settlement, could cost NFL $1 billion

    CBSSports.com "A federal judge has approved a plan that brings the NFL and more than 5,000 former players one step closer to a settlement in a concussion lawsuit that could end up costing the league more than $1 billion over 65 years. Senior U.S. District Judge Anita Brody had twice sent the deal back to..." April 22

  • QB guru: Jameis Winston will play in Super Bowl within five years

    CBSSports.com "George Whitfield knows a legit NFL quarterback when he sees one. He's worked with Ben Roethlisberger, Andrew Luck and Cam Newton among others, and he's currently doing the same for Jameis Winston, the likely first-overall pick in next week's NFL Draft. CBSSports.com's Dennis Dodd profiles the..." April 22

  • 2015 Sunday Night Football schedule

    SB Nation "The NFL has released the full schedule for the upcoming 2015 NFL season, which means we know the primetime matchups for Sunday Night Football. Typically some of the best matchups on the schedule (especially with flex scheduling), Sunday Night Football might not be as well-known a phrase as Monday..." April 22

  • Whoever the Buccaneers draft will instantly be the face of the franchise

    Bucs Nation "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will draft a quarterback with the number one overall pick, and it's likely to be Jameis Winston. And Winston will at that point be the face of the franchise -- he will represent the team in the minds of everyone who follows the NFL the instant he's drafted. But Jason Licht..." April 21

  • Six teams 'in the mix' for Vikings RB Adrian Peterson

    CBSSports.com "It's not clear yet where Adrian Peterson will play in 2015, but we should know for sure by May 2. According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Vikings plan to hold onto Peterson if they can't find a trading partner by the end of the NFL Draft, which runs from April 30-May 2. "If he's not..." April 21

  • Tampa Bay prepares for 'biggest draft' in franchise history

    ESPN.com "In the eyes of Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht, the upcoming draft is bigger than Bo Jackson, Vinny Testaverde, Ricky Bell and Lee Roy Selmon. The Bucs, coming off a 2-14 season, have a chance to land a potential franchise quarterback in Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota. They..." April 20

  • Bucs have 'total agreement' on No. 1 pick but will wait for draft

    Tampa Bay Times "Ten days before the NFL draft, the Bucs have come to a 'total agreement,' as to which player they will select with the No. 1 overall choice. But the team says it will not negotiate or attempt to sign that player prior to handing the card with the name of their choice to commissioner Roger..." April 20

  • NFL schedule will be released on Tuesday

    Pro Football Talk "The wait to find out the 2015 schedule will end on Tuesday evening. The NFL has announced that the schedule will be unveiled during a three-hour show on NFL Network that gets underway at 8 p.m. ET. All 256 games will be revealed during the program, although not all games will remain in the same..." April 20

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    As I said on @NFL_AM, the Bucs have come to a comfort level with who they'll take 1st overall. Next 10 days = about making sure it's right.

  • Glazers involved in Buccaneers' pick

    Bucs Nation "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers aren't known for being a team with heavy meddling by its owners, but the Glazers are still heavily involved in the team's day-to-day business. Ira Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune wrote a pretty interesting story today on the way the Glazers influence the team's..." April 19

  • McCoy turns up heat on offseason training

    Tampa Tribune "There’s not much a player like Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy can do to prevent the broken hand that cost him one game and limited him in others early last season. But McCoy, who has missed parts of three seasons because of injuries, believes there is something he can do to maximize his..." April 19

  • Bucs may be willing to deal away the No. 1 pick

    Newsday "The overwhelming consensus around the NFL is clear and the expected announcement is almost a fait accompli. When commissioner Roger Goodell first steps to the podium on April 30, he is almost certain to say these words: "With the first pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select ...." April 19

  • Buccaneers spoke to district attorney as part of Winston research

    Pro Football Talk "During Friday’s Outside the Lines on ESPN, Bob Ley said that William Meggs, the local district attorney in Tallahassee, claimed that he has not been contacted by the NFL or any team. According to a Buccaneers source, however, that information isn’t accurate. Per the source, the Buccaneers have..." April 19

  • Bucs not concerned about Winston giving up football for baseball

    Pro Football Talk "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have plenty of reasons to potentially be concerned about quarterback Jameis Winston. But they continue not to be, in large part because they’ve done their homework on him. One potential area of concern comes from the possibility that, if discouraged by the difficulty..." April 18

  • Verner To Bounce Back For Bucs; Banks, McDougald Rising Stars

    Pewter Report "R’s Fab 5 is a collection of inside scoop, analysis and insight from yours truly, PewterReport.com publisher and Bucs beat writer Scott Reynolds. Here are a few things that caught my attention this week at One Buc Place and around the NFL: FAB 1. VERNER DETERMINED TO BOUNCE BACK TO PRO BOWL..." April 17

  • Jameis Winston’s attorney on lawsuit: “This stunt was expected”

    Pro Football Talk "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have already said that yesterday’s civil suit filed against Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston would have no bearing on their decision at the top of the 2015 NFL Draft. So it stands to reason that Winston’s side has reason to be confident, if they weren’t already...." April 17

  • Erica Kinsman sues NFL prospect Jameis Winston

    Tampa Bay Times "Former Florida State University star quarterback Jameis Winston has been sued over a December 2012 sexual assault allegation. Zephyrhills' Erica Kinsman filed a lawsuit Thursday in Orange County over claims of sexual battery, assault, false imprisonment and "intentional infliction of emotional..." April 17

  • Lions drop grievance, ship DE George Johnson to Bucs

    ESPN.com "The Lions and Buccaneers have settled their differences on the George Johnson offer sheet, with Detroit agreeing to send the defensive end to Tampa Bay, league sources said. The Lions dropped their grievance after reaching an agreement with the Bucs. As part of the deal, the two teams will..." April 15

  • Report Suggests About 1 in 6 NFL Players Go Broke Within 12 Years of Retiring

    Complex "When the NFL comes back in 2015, and you gaze upon the first 11-on-11 play of the bloodsport's season, know that, statistically speaking, at least three players on that field will be bankrupt soon after they hang up their cleats. According to a new research paper by the National Bureau of Economic..." April 15

  • Lions drop grievance, ship DE George Johnson to Bucs

    ESPN.com "The Lions and Buccaneers have settled their differences on the George Johnson offer sheet, with Detroit agreeing to send the defensive end to Tampa Bay, league sources said. The Lions dropped their grievance after reaching an agreement with the Bucs. As part of the deal, the two teams will..." April 15

  • Marcus Mariota reportedly scored 33 on Wonderlic; Jameis Winston had 27

    ESPN.com "The Wonderlic scores for Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston won't be among the knocks against them when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers choose what to do with the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft -- if they haven't already. Mariota scored a 33 out of 50 on the test and Winston a 27, Yahoo! Sports has..." April 15

  • Ron Jaworski : Marcus Mariota is going No. 1 to TB

    PhillyMag.com "The widely-held belief around the league for weeks now has been that Jameis Winston will go first overall to the Bucs. But a little doubt has crept in of late. A report surfaced this week that one of the Bucs’ owners has raised some internal questions about the the community relations impact..." April 14

  • William Gholston repays gas-station attendant with interest for kind act

    ESPN.com "Five years after being on the receiving end of an act of kindness, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end William Gholston returned to repay the favor. As a high school senior in Detroit, Gholston ran out of gas and wandered into a nearby BP station without any cash. Attendant Mohamed Gabasha gave..." April 13

  • Buccaneers have to make a decision on Doug Martin before May 3

    Bucs Nation "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have to decide whether or not to pick up Doug Martin's fifth-year option by May 3 of this year. The running back is entering the final year of his four-year rookie contract, and the option would keep him in Tampa through the 2016 season. The Bucs may not want the Muscle..." April 13

  • Lions disputing Bucs' offer sheet to George Johnson

    Fox Sports Detroit "The Detroit Lions confirmed Monday that the team is disputing the offer sheet that defensive end George Johnson, a restricted free agent, signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The original deadline for the Lions to make a decision on whether to match the three-year, $9-million offer in order to..." April 13

  • Schedule release likely coming next week

    Pro Football Talk "With the draft only 17 days away and in light of the NFL’s habit of releasing the regular-season schedule before the draft, the window for releasing the 2015 regular-season schedule is getting fairly narrow. The current thinking, per a source with knowledge of the situation, is that the sheet..." April 13

  • Buccaneers fans seem to want Winston

    Pro Football Talk "At a time when off-field concerns could cause some in ownership with the Buccaneers to lobby against making him the first overall pick in the 2015 draft, the fans feel differently. According to Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune (via JoeBucsFan.com), Stadium Club members attending a Thursday..." April 11

  • Ex-NFL CB: After The Draft My Mom Said I Owed Her $1 Million

    Black Sports Online "We hear it all the time. “How do athletes who make millions of dollars go broke?” Ex-NFL CB Phillip Buchanon breaks down in his book “New Money: Staying Rich” how easily it can happen. Here are a couple of excerpts. In the excerpt, the former NFL cornerback talks about family members,..." April 11

  • Bucs owners may be wary of Winston

    Yahoo! Sports "A highly respected NFL personnel man was mentally thumbing through Marcus Mariota comparisons this week when he found what seemed to be an appropriate box for the Oregon star. Aaron Rodgers. It sounded like a glowing comparison. But in what may be the only negative Rodgers analogy that still..." April 10

  • Bucs to Prioritize an Extension for Lavonte David after Draft

    NFL Trade Rumors "Buccaneers GM Jason Licht told reporters on Thursday that signing LB Lavonte David to a long-term contract will be among their top priorities “after the draft,” per Roy Cummings. David, 25, is in the final year of his four-year, $3.472 million rookie contract that included just $1.754 million..." April 10

  • 2015 NFL preseason schedule announced

    CBSSports.com "Preseason football may be some four months off, but the NFL wants to give you time to get adequately pumped for what amounts to glorified practices. That's right: On Thursday, the league announced the 2015 preseason schedule in all its meaningless glory. Meaningless may be an overstatement; the..." April 09

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    Offer sheet DE George Johnson signed w/ Buccaneers worth a total $9 million over 3 years, source says. Waiting to see if Lions will match.

  • Bucs announce signing of RFA George Johnson; Lions have 5 days to match

    Michigan Live "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced via the team's Twitter account they've signed Detroit Lions defensive end George Johnson to a three-year contract. The terms of the deal have not been announced, but as a restricted free agent, the Lions have five days to match the offer. An undrafted free..." April 08

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    Bucs' contingent traveling to Eugene to work Mariota out today: Jason Licht, Lovie Smith, Jon Robinson, Dirk Koetter, Mike Bajakian.

  • Lawrence Tynes is suing Bucs for $20 million

    ESPN.com "Former Buccaneers kicker Lawrence Tynes has sued the team, claiming that unsanitary conditions at the team's facility led to him contracting MRSA. Tynes claims the infection led to the end of his career, and he is asking for $20 million in expected future earnings, according to a news release..." April 07

  • Marcus Mariota will work out for Tampa Bay on Tuesday

    NFL.com "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers continue to do their due diligence on the top quarterbacks in the draft. While the Bucs -- who own the top pick in the draft -- have been linked with Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, they sent a large contingent to Eugene, Ore., Tuesday to put Oregon..." April 07

  • Mike Glennon probably won't be traded

    Bucs Nation "Recently, there are some thoughts that Tampa Bay Buccaneers' quarterback Mike Glennon is on the trading block. Pewter Reports' Mark Cook has an answer from his online Chat Fridays that contradicts any notion of trading Glennon. I believe the biggest debate that will take place draft weekend is..." April 06

  • If Bucs draft Winston, next move may be trading Glennon

    Pro Football Talk "If the Buccaneers, as expected, take quarterback Jameis Winston with the first overall pick in the draft, where does that leave Mike Glennon? It may leave him somewhere other than Tampa Bay. Glennon, the 2013 third-round pick who has started 18 games in two seasons, will be available for any..." April 04

  • McCloughan checks out Connor Halliday

    Pro Football Talk "Washington G.M. Scot McCloughan has apparent interest in a Pac-12 quarterback. . . not named Marcus Mariota. McCloughan, hired in January to stock a roster that has underachieved for the past two seasons, attended Mariota’s Pro Day workout in March. McCloughan returned to the Pacific Northwest..." April 04

  • Bucs have nothing to show for a huge investment in the secondary

    Pro Football Talk "No NFL team has invested so much in its secondary, with so little results, as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Friday’s trade of safety Dashon Goldson became the third time the Bucs have cut bait on a secondary player who had been an enormous investment for the Buccaneers. The Bucs signed Goldson to a..." April 04

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    Michael Giardi @MikeGiardi

    Per source, Dan Connolly concluded his visit with Tampa Bay. He left without a contract however, although there's remains mutual interest.

  • Bucs expected to move Demar Dotson to left tackle

    Pro Football Talk "The Bucs tried going out in free agency and buying a left tackle last year. It looks like they’re going to try to make do this year. Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune mentions that the most likely course of action for the Buccaneers this year is to move Demar Dotson to left tackle, and try..." April 03

  • Buccaneers re-sign FB Jorvorskie Lane, sign TE Emmanuel Ogbuehi

    Pro Football Talk "Jorvorskie Lane is back with the Buccaneers. Tampa Bay has re-signed Lane, a third-year fullback who played nine games for the club in 2014. The team announced the move Friday. The 28-year-old Lane has made 25 regular season appearances, with the majority of his experience with Miami in..." April 03

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Former #Patriots, #Bucs & #Jags WR @TiUnderwood signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of @CFL after visiting today. Great spot for him.