Buccaneers Rumors & News

  • Poll finds anthem protests hurting NFL ratings

    ESPN "A variety of factors are leading to fans watching NFL games for fewer minutes this season, but a poll taken this week suggests that protests over the national anthem are the most dominant factor. In a Seton Hall Sports Poll released Thursday, 56 percent of those surveyed said they believed fans..." October 27

  • Goodell defends NFL policies, says league has ‘made tremendous progress’ on domestic violence

    New York Daily News "Giants president and chief executive officer John Mara admitted this week to his and the team's "misguided decisions" with regard to ex-kicker Josh Brown's domestic violence case. But NFL commissioner Roger Goodell offered up no such contrition Wednesday night when he made his first public..." October 27

  • Nate Washington works out for Bucs

    Pro Football Talk "Veteran wide receiver Nate Washington worked out for the Buccaneers Tuesday. Washington, 33, was released by the Patriots in August. He caught 47 passes for the Texans last year and has caught at least 40 passes every season since 2008." October 26

  • There Are No Elite Teams in 2016

    The Ringer "For the first time in weeks, the NFL was the only show in town on Sunday night. With the World Series matchup set and the three presidential debates mercifully a thing of the past, Sunday Night Football took center stage as the weekend wound to a close. What followed was a game that will likely be..." October 25

  • Jameis Winston on pace for 136 hits

    Pro Football Talk "Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston never shies away from contact. But maybe, once in a while, he should. As noted by the folks at JoeBucsFan.com, Winston took nine hits in Sunday’s win over the 49ers. That’s 51 for the year, which translates to 136 for a 16-game season." October 24

  • Buccaneers hand 49ers sixth straight loss

    The Sports Xchange "By Eric Gilmore, The Sports Xchange SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were running out of healthy running backs just four games into the season. Starter Doug Martin injured a hamstring in Week 2 against the Arizona Cardinals, and backup Charles Sims hurt a knee in Week 4..." October 23

  • Buccaneers make receiver swap

    Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers made a wide receiver swap Saturday, promoting Freddie Martino from the practice squad and waiving Donteea Dye. Martino has previously spent time this season on both the active roster and the practice squad. He’s played in two games. " October 22

  • Goodell blames fans for not understanding NFL’s domestic violence policy

    The Comeback "Roger Goodell gave an interview to BBC Sports, in which he essentially says the league’s handling of domestic violence suspensions is fine. He blames fan ignorance or narrow-mindedness for the perception that he’s not going far enough. Roger Goodell is essentially the man behind the curtain,..." October 22

  • NFL.com Introduces “Roster Options,” Which Is Basically a Way to Profit Off People Cheating at Fantasy Football

    Total Pro Sports "One of the key components of fantasy football is agonizing over your weekly roster, trying to decide which players are due for a big game and which should remain on the bench. It’s what makes fantasy football gratifying. If we didn’t have to use knowledge and instinct to make tough choices, we..." October 22

  • The NFL is cracking down hard on illegal celebrations. Players and fans ask, why?

    Washington Post "Twerking? Don’t do it, Antonio Brown. Shooting a fake bow and arrow? No way, Josh Norman and Brandin Cooks. Taking off your helmet? Nope, Odell Beckham Jr. Shooting a jump shot over the crossbar? Forget about it, Vernon Davis. NFL officials are throwing penalty flags for illegal..." October 20

  • Bucs' Winston says he second-guesses choice of FSU over Stanford

    Tampa Bay Times "Some people may want to take a Tomahawk Chop at Jameis Winston when they hear this. On a conference call with San Francisco bay area writers Wednesday, Winston indicated he still second-guesses his decision to choose Florida State over Stanford when he was recruited by both out of high..." October 20

  • Doug Martin out indefinitely after setback with hamstring injury

    Larry Brown Sports "It doesn’t look like Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin will be back in action any time soon. Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter said on Wednesday that Martin, who has been out since Week 2 with a hamstring injury, suffered a setback in his recovery and has no timetable to return, per Greg..." October 19

  • Sagging NFL TV ratings leave owners scrambling for answers

    USA Today "It’s an election year, silly. That wasn’t the entire company line, but the impact of the dramatic presidential election cycle was certainly a prevailing sentiment as NFL owners gathered Tuesday for their quarterly meeting and assessed the league's unusual and precipitous dip in TV..." October 19

  • Tampa Bay WR Vincent Jackson Is Out For The Year

    College Spun "Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay’s 33-year-old wide receiver, has an injury to his ACL and is out for the rest of the season, the Buccaneers announced today. The wideout played through the ACL injury on Monday, Oct. 10 without knowing it. He received no medical attention in Tampa Bay’s 17-14 win..." October 18

  • Buccaneers' Vincent Jackson: Under evaluation for knee injury

    CBS Sports "Jackson is being evaluated Tuesday for a knee injury suffered in last Monday's win over Carolina, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Jackson's injury went unreported during Tampa Bay's bye week, with the team perhaps hoping some rest would do the trick. Despite starting every game and..." October 18

  • Sean McDonough rips NFL officiating, blames it for ratings decline

    Larry Brown Sports "The Arizona Cardinals and New York Jets did not exactly put on a great show Monday night, and the officiating didn’t help. Head official Jerome Boger and his crew threw a whopping 19 penalty flags, making the game — which was never close — extremely hard to watch. Ratings have been down across..." October 18

  • Brent And Miko Grimes Owe The Feds Almost $200,000

    Miami Herald "Brent Grimes signed a two-year, $16.5 million contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in March. He and wife Miko better set aside some of it for the federal government. The Grimes family owes $191,471 to the Internal Revenue Service. That’s according to a lien on their Davie home obtained by..." October 14

  • Miko Grimes goes off on Miami reporter over tax story

    Total Pro Sports "Tampa Bay bucs cornerback Brent Grimes was released by the Miami Dolphins earlier this year and owner Stephen Ross confirmed it had something to do with Brent’s wife, Miko, who is known to go off about everything especially on Twitter On Thursday, Miami Herald’s Adam Beasley posted a story..." October 14

  • Donald Trump makes fun of NFL concussion protocol

    247 Sports "Donald Trump is apparently not a fan of the NFL's concussion protocol. The Republican nominee for president made fun of the amount of time players miss now due to head injuries. The NFL has made significant changes in its concussion protocol over the past few years. While players often miss a..." October 13

  • Dirk Koetter takes issue with Jon Gruden’s comments about Jameis Winston

    Pewter Report "The Bucs win over the Panthers on Monday Night Football provided opportunity to show what type of team Tampa Bay has to a national audience. It also puts the attention – and scrutiny – from national analysts and media members squarely on their shoulders, as head coach Dirk Koetter found out..." October 12

  • Last-second Bucs FG beats slumping Panthers

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Rookie kicker Roberto Aguayo just needed another chance. After missing two of four previous field-goals attempts Monday night, he was good from 38 yards on the last play of the game as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Carolina Panthers 17-14 at Bank of America..." October 11

  • Roberto Aguayo on game-winner: Just another kick

    Tampa Bay Times "Robert Aguayo looked up and saw the kick tumbling end over end, perfectly splitting the uprights as it traveled 38 yards through the cool air at Bank of America Stadium. The crowd of 73,425 grew silent as church prayer when they realized the field goal meant the Bucs (2-3) had beaten the..." October 11

  • Jets claim Jeremy Butler off waivers from Buccaneers

    Today's Pigskin "For a player who spent most of this season on a practice squad, Jeremy Butler had quite the productive rookie year. The second-year wide receiver will now attempt to prove he’s worthy of a 53-man roster spot in another city. After the Buccaneers waived Butler, the Jets made sure he wasn’t going..." October 11

  • Buccaneers place Charles Sims on injured reserve

    Pro Football Talk "Charles Sims was just downgraded from doubtful to out, for at least the next eight weeks. The Buccaneers just announced that the running back has been placed on injured reserve, the move they had to make to promote Russell Hansbrough from the practice squad." October 10

  • Buccaneers Promote Cameron Lynch, Waive Jeremy Butler

    Pro Football Rumors "As the Buccaneers prepare for their Monday night matchup against the Panthers, they’ve made a minor roster move. According to Roy Cummings of WFLA News Channel 8 in Tampa Bay (via Twitter), the Bucs have promoted linebacker Cameron Lynch to the active roster. To make room on the roster, the team..." October 09

  • How can an NFL player go broke?

    Sporting News "How can an NFL player go broke? Originally answered on Sept. 7, 2016. This question originally appeared on Quora , the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. You can follow Quora on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+ . Any number of..." October 08

  • Report: NFL Threatens To Fine Teams If They Use Too Much Footage On Social Media

    Deadspin "Buried in Albert Breer’s column for MMQB this morning was a nugget suggesting just how seriously the NFL is taking their declining primetime TV audiences. Ratings in the 18-t0-49 demographic have fallen between 12 and 16 percent for Thursday, Sunday, and Monday night games, and the NFL,..." October 07

  • Ratings Fumble for NFL Surprises Networks, Advertisers

    Pro Football Talk "Fewer people have been watching the NFL on TV this year. The NFL previously had said nothing about it. Now, the NFL has. And it’s along the lines of, “All is well.” “We’re missing some stars out there,” NFL media chief Brian Rolapp said, via the Wall Street Journal. Indeed they are, in part..." October 07

  • Report: NFL setting up contingency plans due to Hurricane Matthew

    Sportsnaut "While it seems as though the NFL is still planning on playing Week 5 games in the Southeast, the threat of Hurricane Matthew is causing them to consider backup plans. “In lieu of Hurricane Matthew, Roger Goodell met this afternoon with league officials to conduct contingency planning for..." October 07

  • Steve Young on Ref Giving Him a Good Call in Exchange For Date With Daughter

    Black Sports Online "Sometimes we wonder what referees see to throw certain flags on plays. We know that the star players are likely to get more calls than most guys. Steve Young might have just made it even more harder to be a referee in today’s sports. Young reveals a time that he once got a favorable call from a..." October 04

  • Bucs Gerald McCoy, Noah Spence likely to miss Panthers game Monday

    Tampa Bay Times "The Bucs are preparing to be without four-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Gerald McCoy and defensive end Noah Spence when they play the Carolina Panthers on Monday Night Football at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte. McCoy suffered a left calf injury with 12:24 left in the first half of..." October 03

  • Bucs HC Koetter 'very concerned' about Winston's play

    Tampa Bay Times "So, how concerned are you about quarterback Jameis Winston? "Very,'' said Bucs coach Dirk Koetter after Sunday's 27-7 loss to the Broncos. "I'm very concerned. "He's not regressing, but we've got to take care of the football. I mean, we've got to take care of the football. We can't turn it..." October 03

  • Broncos blast Bucs but lose Siemian

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- Going from one inexperienced quarterback to another, the Denver Broncos still have their defense, which held the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to 215 total yards in a 27-7 victory on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium. "When we got turnovers, we converted them," Broncos coach Gary Kubiak..." October 02

  • Running back Doug Martin still out for Buccaneers

    Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers are going to face one of the best defenses in the league, and they’re going to have to do it without several key offensiv eparts. Via Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, the Bucs are listing running back Doug Martin, wide receiver Cecil Shorts, tight end Luke Stocker and defensive..." September 30

  • Senator introduces anti-online gambling bill to Congress

    Sportsnaut "Judicial and political systems at the state level continue to take up online gambling and daily fantasy sports. We’ve seen multiple instances in the past where online gaming itself has been banned at the state level. The most recent examples of this include daily fantasy sports in New York,..." September 29

  • Bucs see need to help Winston with a better running game

    Tampa Bay Times "Is there such a thing as too much Jameis Winston? After 142 pass attempts in three games — on pace for an NFL record — the Bucs would like to establish more of a run game, if not a lead on the scoreboard, so Winston doesn't have to throw as much. "In the last two games, we've thrown too much,"..." September 29

  • Austin Seferian-Jenkins claimed by Jets

    CBS Sports "Seferian-Jenkins has been claimed off waivers by the Jets, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Seferian-Jenkins was released by the Buccaneers last week after being arrested and charged with DUI, which followed previous questions regarding his mentality in Tampa Bay." September 26

  • Rams' offense arrives in win over Bucs

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- Even after a 70-minute lightning delay before the final two minutes, the Los Angeles Rams held on Sunday night, getting one last stop for a 37-32 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. The Rams, held to nine points in their first two games, exploded for..." September 25

  • Rams-Buccaneers suspended due to weather in fourth

    NFL.com "The game between the Rams and Buccaneers has been suspended due to inclement weather." September 25

  • Dirk Koetter declines to elaborate on decision to release Austin Seferian-Jenkins

    Pro Football Talk "On Friday, the Buccaneers proved yet again the time-honored sports adage that excuses are made for the stars and examples are made of the scrubs. A DUI arrest prompted the Bucs to release tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins. The move came amid lingering concerns about his overall commitment to..." September 24

  • Austin Seferian-Jenkins Dash Cam Talked Himself Into DUI Arrest 'I Gotta Take A Huge S***'

    TMZ "TMZ Sports has obtained the dash cam footage from Austin Seferian-Jenkins' DUI arrest -- and he ALMOST got off scot free ... until he started running his drunken mouth. The ex-Bucs tight end was pulled over for an improper lane change after cutting off a cop -- and moments after the stop, the..." September 24

  • Bucs to cut TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins after he receives another DUI

    Washington Post "It looks as if the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins after he picked up his second DUI in three years early Friday. Seferian-Jenkins just tweeted out what seems to be a goodbye to the team and its fans." September 23

  • Bucs tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins arrested for DUI

    Tampa Bay Times "Two days before the Bucs' home opener, tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins was arrested early Friday morning and remains in jail, charged with a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence. Seferian-Jenkins was stopped by the Florida Highway Patrol around 4 a.m. Friday and was booked at the..." September 23

  • Why are NFL ratings plummeting this season?

    Sportsnaut "The National Football League remains the single most watched entity in North American professional sports. It’s not necessarily close. Really, the other three major sports leagues are simply battling for second place. Take the 2015 calendar year as an example of this. According to Sports..." September 21

  • Doug Martin expected to miss time with hamstring injury

    Pro Football Talk "Week Two was a nightmare for the Buccaneers offense as quarterback Jameis Winston turned the ball over five times in a 40-7 loss to the Cardinals that also saw running back Doug Martin leave early because of a hamstring injury. Martin downplayed the severity of the injury after the game, but..." September 21

  • Coaches complained about lack of offensive holding calls in Week One

    Pro Football Talk "Most coaches complain when too many penalties are called. Following Week One of the 2016 regular season, many coaches complained about the absence of one specific type of penalty. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, complaints arose from the absence of holding calls. And for good..." September 21

  • Bucs RB Doug Martin to undergo MRI Tuesday

    ESPN "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers suffered a disastrous 40-7 loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, but to make matters worse, they lost running back Doug Martin for the game. The two-time Pro Bowler left Sunday's game early in the first quarter with a hamstring injury and did not return. Bucs coach..." September 20

  • Bucs listened too much to post-Week One praise

    Pro Football Talk "In the wake of an impressive Week One win at Atlanta, the Buccaneers sparked a belief by some (i.e., me) that they could win at Arizona. They didn’t win at Arizona. Badly. So what happened? “I think we just put too much into a win,” tackle Demar Dotson said, via JoeBucsFan.com. “You know, we..." September 19

  • Dirk Koetter “nervous” Bucs won’t be focused after opening win

    Pro Football Talk "On Friday, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said he wants his players to do a better job of mental preparation this week than they did heading into the season opener against the Patriots. The Buccaneers will be the visitors this time and their coach is also keeping tabs on what’s going on upstairs..." September 18

  • Palmer, Cards blast turnover-plagued Bucs

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Carson Palmer threw for three touchdowns, moving ahead of Joe Montana on the NFL's all-time passing yards list in the process, and the Arizona Cardinals forced Jameis Winston into five turnovers Sunday on their way to a 40-7 rout of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at University of..." September 18