Buccaneers Rumors & News

  • Buccaneers run Jeff Demps off the 53-man roster

    Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers might want to use a committee of running backs, but that committee won’t include Jeff Demps. According to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, the Bucs have decided to release the world class sprinter and Florida running back." August 30

  • Former first-rounder Larry English among Bucs’ early cuts

    Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers took a flier on Larry English, but it wasn’t a long one. According to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, English is one of 12 Bucs cuts to be reported so far. The former Chargers’ first-round pick was brought in two weeks ago to see if he could push for a defensive end job,..." August 29

  • Bucs punt kicker Connor Barth for younger alternative

    Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers continue to do business faster than anyone, as they’ve made the majority of their cuts already. The latest is kicker Connor Barth, per the Tampa Bay Times. That leaves the kicking job to Patrick Murray, a second-year player from Fordham." August 29

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    ProFootballTalk @ProFootballTalk

    Bears are very pleased with WR Santonio Holmes; expect him to make the team and to have a real role.

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    Rick Stroud @NFLSTROUD

    #Bucs cut T/G Jamon Meredith

  • Redskins 24, Bucs 10: Running backs impress in preseason finale

    Washington Post "With quarterback Robert Griffin III and the rest of the starters from the Washington Redskins looking on while being rested for the night, the spotlight shifted to the hopefuls on the fringes of the roster in Thursday’s preseason finale in Tampa Bay. More than a victory, their goal was to make..." August 29

  • Logan Mankins adjusting to new team

    ESPN.com "He wore a Buccaneers hat and decked his children out in the colors of his new team. But it was pretty obvious Thursday night that Logan Mankins still is processing the trade that brought him from the New England Patriots, the only team he ever has played for. Mankins was introduced to the..." August 28

  • Bucs starters unlikely to get many snaps tonight

    Tampa Tribune "Demar Dotson was standing in front of his locker, getting ready for the start of practice Tuesday, when he was asked if he thought the Buccaneers’ starting offensive line would get any playing time during Tampa Bay’s preseason finale tonight against Washington. “I don’t know,’’ the Bucs..." August 28

  • NFLPA hopeful Sean Gilbert proposes $1M minimum salary, 18 games, other changes

    Yahoo! Sports "Sean Gilbert and DeMaurice Smith need to go at it, town-hall style battle-royale style in a debate. After all, these are the two men who could go head-to-head for the NFLPA executive director spot soon, even if the sitting executive director Smith has no plans of leaving his post. Gilbert, the..." August 26

  • Patriots Trade Logan Mankins To Bucs For Tim Wright, Draft Pick

    NESN "The New England Patriots are parting with their All-Pro left guard. The Patriots are trading Logan Mankins to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for tight end Tim Wright and a draft pick, FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer reported Tuesday. Mankins had a $10.5 million cap hit for the 2014 season, and his contract ran..." August 26

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    Rick Stroud @NFLSTROUD

    GM Jason Licht: "We had a very constructive meeting with Richie. It went on for about 5 hours. He haven't ruled it out. He remains an option

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    Rick Stroud @NFLSTROUD

    Bucs are bringing in former Dolphins G Richie Incognito as first reported by @JayGlazer

  • Return man Eric Page, trick-shot QB Alex Tanney among Bucs’ cuts

    Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers are closing in on the 75-man roster limit, and the biggest news is that there will be a new kick returner in Tampa Bay this season. Eric Page, who handled both punt returns and kickoff returns for the Bucs last year, was among the players placed on waivers. Last year Page..." August 24

  • Bucs beat Bills

    Tampa Tribune "Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith hasn’t been all that happy with his defense this preseason. Oh, he likes that they went into their preseason game against the Bills on Saturday ranked 11th overall in total defense and first overall against the run. But that’s not good enough for Smith. He..." August 24

  • Bucs’ position on Evans “unchanged” in light of TMZ video

    Pro Football Talk "In the wake of a video that surfaced Friday on TMZ involving Buccaneers receiver Mike Evans, the team that made him the seventh overall pick in the draft has reiterated its faith in and commitment to Evans. “During his time here since we drafted him in May, Mike has met all of our expectations..." August 24

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    Scott Smith @ScottSBucs

    S Bradley McDougald is out with a knee injury. Not sure of severity. He has really caught the coaches' eyes this summer.

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    Scott Smith @ScottSBucs

    LB Jonathan Casillas is not with the team today for disciplinary reasons.

  • Up-tempo is plan for Bucs' offense

    Tampa Bay Times "Lovie Smith is a slow-talking Texan, but he wants his teams to play fast. That's always been true on defense and special teams, where hyperspeedy athletes fill his roster and swarm to the football. But this season it also could apply to the Bucs' offense, which would like to run a no-huddle,..." August 23

  • Mike Evans involved in brawl, throws punches at bouncers

    TMZ.com "Tampa Bay Bucs rookie wide receiver Mike Evans was in the middle of an INSANE nightclub brawl Saturday night -- fighting bouncers in the street ... and TMZ Sports has the footage. It all went down outside Dream Nightclub ... where the #7 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft was screaming at..." August 23

  • Doug Martin to be Tampa’s “bell cow” after injuries to Sims, James

    Pro Football Talk "Over the course of the offseason, Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith and offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford each said that the team wanted to use a variety of running backs this season in order to keep Doug Martin fresh and healthy after his 2013 season came to an early end with a shoulder injury. As..." August 22

  • Smith, Dietrich-Smith forge bond over classic cars

    Tampa Tribune "Within a five-month span, Lovie Smith and Evan Dietrich-Smith have forged a classic connection. The new head coach of the Buccaneers and Tampa Bay’s free-agent center share a passion for vintage automobiles and physical football. Dietrich-Smith, who signed with the Bucs from Green Bay in..." August 22

  • Rishaw Johnson acquired by Buccaneers from Chiefs

    NFL.com "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers acquired guard Rishaw Johnson in a trade with the Kansas City Chiefs in exchange for safety Kelcie McCray on Thursday. The trade continues the Bucs' overhaul of the offensive line. Johnson, an undrafted player in 2012, started the regular-season finale at right guard..." August 22

  • Bowers injury could hurt his chances of staying with Bucs

    Tampa Bay Times "Da'Quan Bowers' disappointing career with the Bucs could be nearing an end. Bowers, the oft-injured defensive lineman, is nursing a groin strain that's now hurting his chances of making the team, coach Lovie Smith said. Bowers, who had three tackles (including one for a loss) and a..." August 21

  • The NFL's Most Valuable Teams

    Forbes.com "Just because the auction of the Buffalo Bills is having a tough time drawing bids above $1 billion two years after the Cleveland Browns sold for $987 million, and just weeks after the National Basketball Association’s Los Angeles Clippers were sold for $2 billion, doesn’t mean the National..." August 20

  • Dolphins' passers have good showing in 20-14 victory at Tampa Bay

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The offense can work. That's one of the major takeaways from the Dolphins' 20-14 victory Saturday at Raymond James Stadium. Regardless of whether starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill was in the game or it was backup quarterback Matt Moore, the new system of spreading the field, getting the..." August 17

  • Bucs aim to play well for home crowd

    Tampa Tribune "When the Buccaneers open their 2014 regular season Sept. 7, few fans will remember the particulars of tonight’s exhibition matchup against the Dolphins. But that hardly means the game doesn’t count. One of the primary building blocks in forming a competitive NFL team is establishing..." August 16

  • Charles Sims out first half of season

    ESPN.com "Buccaneers rookie running back Charles Sims likely will miss at least the first half of the season due to an ankle injury. The team announced Friday that Sims will have surgery Saturday. According to the team the recovery and rehabilitation period for such an injury usually is 12 to 14 weeks." August 15

  • Gerald McCoy already sick of criticism of Bucs’ offensive line

    Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers’ offensive line had a rough preseason debut against the Jaguars, prompting major concerns about the ability of the blockers to block effectively when the real games start. Defensive lineman Gerald McCoy dismisses the concerns that have arisen in the wake of that poor..." August 15

  • Bucs bring in Larry English

    Pro Football Talk "As the Buccaneers try to cobble together the kind of pass rush that they had when they were one of the best teams in the league, a guy who was believed to be one of the best prospects in the 2009 draft has joined the cause. The Bucs have announced that former Chargers linebacker Larry English..." August 14

  • Who should you draft with the No. 1 pick in fantasy football?

    USA Today "LeSean McCoy is in the best position to succeed Tim Heaney, senior fantasy writer: Why blindly pick last year’s top running back at No. 1? Jamaal Charles is a first-rounder, but 12 rushing scores and 70 receptions are hard to repeat, even with Andy Reid running things. After his monumental..." August 13

  • Bucs’ Smith: No interest in ex-Dolphins OL Incognito

    Tampa Tribune "One game into the preseason, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are not sure who their starting guards will be. One thing that seems certain, though, is that free agent Richie Incognito will not be one of them. Incognito was cited in a report for his involvment in a 2013 bullying scandal involving..." August 12

  • Lovie Smith: Don't overreact to guard play

    ESPN.com "A day after his offensive line, particularly the guards, struggled in the preseason opener, Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith had some words for fans ready to hit the panic button. “'Don’t overreact,' is what I would say," Smith said. “[The media] don’t lead the charge to start..." August 10

  • Lovie Smith describes Glennon as future leader of franchise

    Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers have insisted that their quarterback of the past will be their quarterback of the future, even if he’s not their quarterback of the present. Coach Lovie Smith spoke in the strongest terms yet regarding second-year quarterback Mike Glennon during halftime of the local broadcast of..." August 09

  • Jaguars exploting Buccaneers’ offensive line early

    Pro Football Talk "Sometimes it’s easy to be deceived by what you see in the preseason. And sometimes it means exactly what you thought it was going to mean. The early optimism about the Buccaneers has been dampened by a shaky offensive line performance, which could be a problem all season. The Bucs have..." August 09

  • Blake Bortles solid in debut as Jaguars top Bucs in preseason opener

    Fox Sports "The Jacksonville Jaguars aren't putting pressure on Blake Bortles to win a starting job in training camp. The rookie quarterback was solid in his preseason debut Friday night, throwing for 117 yards and leading a second-half drive for a field goal in a 16-10 victory over the Tampa Bay..." August 09

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    Jim Wyatt @jwyattsports

    Those wondering what's going on with former #Titans K Rob Bironas -- he worked out for the Buccaneers earlier this week, noted @JoeBucsFan

  • When will NFL consider marijuana reform?

    USA Today "The NFL has not yet ruled on what’s next for Cleveland’s Josh Gordon, but the Cleveland Plain-Dealer’s Mary Kay Cabot is reporting the Browns are bracing for the star wide receiver to be out eight games. Gordon appealed his positive drug test earlier this week. His appeal is based on the..." August 08

  • Bucs will honor Malcolm Glazer with uniform patch

    Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers lost their long-time owner, Malcolm Glazer, earlier this year. For the 2014 season, the franchise will honor Glazer by wearing a patch with the initials “MG”. The patch, which will be attached to the upper left side of the jerseys, will be used during Friday night’s preseason..." August 06

  • Bucs offense enjoys goal-line victory

    Tampa Bay Times "At the end of Tuesday's Bucs practice, Lovie Smith lined his No. 1 offense against No. 1 defense at the 1-yard line, and the first-year Bucs coach liked the results. Three times in a row, RB Doug Martin took a handoff to the left side, and three times in a row, he crossed the goal line. His..." August 06

  • Bucs agree to a $3-million injury settlement with Carl Nicks

    Tampa Bay Times "The Bucs agreed to a $3-million injury settlement with OG Carl Nicks, according to salary cap information filed with the league. It officially ends the disappointing chapter with Nicks, who signed a 5-year, $47.5-million contract as a Saints free agent in 2012 but appeared in only nine games in..." August 06

  • Bucs cut loose David Gettis to add secondary depth

    Pro Football Talk "David Gettis has now failed to stay healthy for half the NFC South. The Buccaneers announced that wide receiver David Gettis had been waived with an injury settlement." August 04

  • Bowers admits Schiano got to him mentally

    Pro Football Talk "Last year, Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano pushed defensive end Da’Quan Bowers like old-school coaches do. It didn’t work. “It’s not all about the injuries,” Bowers said regarding his poor performance, via TheLedger.com by way of JoeBucsFan.com. “I let other reasons get to me mentally. It was..." August 04

  • Mike James returns to a crowded Bucs RB field, but he's flexible

    Tampa Bay Times "Mike James said he never played quarterback, even while growing up in Haines City. But when the Bucs running back was asked to take a pitch during Friday night's practice and find receiver Vincent Jackson in the end zone, James' throw was spot-on for a 17-yard touchdown; it evoked memories of..." August 03

  • Bucs WR Streeter represents legacy of success

    Tampa Tribune "Down in Miami, on the edge of the Little Haiti district a couple of miles west of Biscayne Bay, Northwestern Senior High School has long been one of the country’s most noted football factories. The school has churned out at least one All-Pro or Pro Bowl player each of the past three decades,..." August 02

  • Bucs officially release Nicks, add CB Edwards

    Tampa Tribune "It was almost a week ago that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers parted ways with projected starting left guard Carl Nicks. It wasn’t until Wednesday, however, that they officially released him and filled his spot on the 90-man training camp roster. When they made that move, the Bucs added cornerback..." July 30

  • Barron's knee still not 100%

    Tampa Tribune "Almost a year removed from a collision that left him with cartilage damage in his right knee, Tampa Bay Buccaneers S Mark Barron says he's still not 100 percent despite having surgery to correct the problem in January. “No, I definitely don't feel like I'm 100 percent yet,” Barron said Sunday..." July 28

  • Buccaneers sweating it out this training camp

    Pro Football Talk "Most of the other teams in the steamy part of the country are going early or late (or to West Virginia) to avoid the heat. But the Buccaneers are charging right into the teeth of it, practicing in the swelter of the afternoon. According to JoeBucsFan.com, the heat index for today’s 1 p.m...." July 28

  • Bucs faced with an early test of resiliency

    Tampa Tribune "Optimism reigns this time of year in the NFL. Every team, be it a defending division champion or a cellar dweller, believes it has a chance to do something special. The Buccaneers are no different. But what makes the Bucs different from some teams, quarterback Josh McCown says, is their ability..." July 28

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    Rick Stroud @NFLSTROUD

    #Bucs S Mark Barron says he's not 100 percent following athroscopic surgery to repair cartilage in his R knee in Jan.

  • Carl Nicks, Buccaneers part ways

    Pro Football Talk "Two years ago, the Buccaneers pilfered free-agent guard Carl Nicks from the Saints with a five-year, $47.5 million contract. Now, Nicks is a free agent again. Jay Glazer of FOX reports that the Bucs and Nicks have struck a deal to end his time in Tampa. Glazer calls the situation an “amicable..." July 26