Buccaneers Rumors & News

  • Buccaneers LB Lavonte David Believed To Have High-Ankle Sprain

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media is reporting that Buccaneers LB Lavonte David is believed to have a suffered a high-ankle sprain during Sunday’s loss to the Vikings. According to Rapoport, David is still expected to undergo an MRI on Monday to determine the severity of the injury. High-ankle..." September 25

  • Bucs journal: Game gets away when offense has slow start

    Tampa Bay Times "While the Bucs defense struggled to handle multiple starters out with injury, Tampa Bay's offense had no such excuse in struggling to score three points in the first half of a 34-17 loss at the Vikings. "We left a lot of opportunities on the table, guard J.R. Sweezy said. "We didn't play to the..." September 25

  • Roger Goodell: I’m proud of way our league responded this weekend

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell released a statement on Saturday morning in reaction to President Trump’s Friday night call for the league to get rid of “son of a bitch” players who don’t stand during the playing of the national anthem and his words were followed by many others from owners, players..." September 25

  • Lavonte David will miss at least a month with ankle injury

    Larry Brown Sports "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers looked lost on defense in a 34-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings in Week 3, and things could get even worse going forward without one of their most important defensive players. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, an MRI revealed that linebacker Lavonte David suffered..." September 25

  • Donald Trump continues to take shots at NFL over flag

    Pro Football Talk "If the NFL was hoping Donald Trump would move on to another issue, they were mistaken. The President continued his war on the NFL via Twitter this morning, holding up NASCAR (where owners threatened to fire drivers or crew members who protested during the anthem) as the model for sporting..." September 25

  • Donald Trump Jr. takes a swipe at the NFL, too

    Pro Football Talk "They say football is family. Bashing the National Football League apparently is family, too. Donald Trump Jr. has chimed in regarding the issue his father took to unprecedented heights two nights ago, with this message on Twitter posted within the last hour: “If only Roger Goodell cared as much..." September 25

  • NFL Aiming To Expand London Schedule

    Pro Football Rumors "The NFL remains intent on gauging whether or not a franchise could function as a full-time London operation. To measure this, the league wants a team to play in multiple London games during a season. NFL executive VP of international Mark Waller said more games coming to London in subsequent..." September 25

  • Gerald McCoy returns after reinjuring his ankle, but Bucs are depleted on defense

    Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers began Sunday’s game with defensive tackle Chris Baker (flu), defensive end Jacquies Smith (flu) and cornerback Brent Grimes (shoulder) inactive. Things only got worse. Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy left with 3:00 left in the third quarter after reinjuring his right ankle. McCoy..." September 24

  • Bucs lose another defensive player as Lavonte David carted off

    Pro Football Talk "The Bucs added injury to their 34-17 loss to the Vikings, losing one defender after another. Though most returned, linebacker Lavonte David left on a cart. David apparently has a left knee injury, according to Roy Cummings of Florida Football Insiders. The Bucs also lost safety T.J. Ward..." September 24

  • Trump urges fans to boycott NFL in ongoing criticism of flag-kneeling players

    Fox News Sports "President Trump on Sunday extended his attack on NFL players who kneel during the national anthem, and suggested fans boycott games as he continued his call for team owners to “fire or suspend” the offenders. “If NFL fans refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our Flag &..." September 24

  • Goodell calls Trump comments divisive, disrespectful

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has responded to Friday night’s comments from President Trump. And the NFL isn’t mincing words. “The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture,” Commissioner Roger Goodell said. “There is no better example than the amazing..." September 23

  • Report: Predatory Lenders Are Preying On NFL Concussion Settlement Plaintiffs

    Deadspin "As the NFL’s estimated $1 billion concussion settlement winds its way through the process of getting the money into the hands of the former players it’s supposed to compensate, lawyers for some of those retired players told a federal judge this week about how predatory lenders and advisers have..." September 22

  • If NFL ratings stay low, broadcasters could see a $200 million earnings hit

    Awful Announcing "The NFL’s ratings have been a hot topic of discussion, but it isn’t always apparent just how much a dip may damage broadcasters’ bottom lines. That’s the focus of a Hollywood Reporter piece by Paul Bond and Georg Szalai published Wednesday, though, which features several Wall Street analysts..." September 22

  • J.R. Sweezy shows what Bucs were missing

    Tampa Bay Times "Sunday's season-opening win against the Bears saw the debut of 13 Bucs, a mix of rookies and free-agent veterans. None were more long awaited than right guard J.R. Sweezy, who signed with Tampa Bay last year, missed all of last season after back surgery and hadn't played in 20 months. "It..." September 21

  • Details on Keyshawn Johnson’s Side Chick Saying He Knocked Her Up & Wanting Him to Pay Up

    Black Sports Online "If this is untrue then no harm no foul, but if it is true, got to wrap it up. TMZ has the details. The ex-NFL star has been hit with paternity docs by a 35-year-old woman who claims 45-year-old Key knocked her up back in 2016 — and she’s demanding child support for her 4-month-old..." September 21

  • NFL doesn’t think a 2018 game in China is feasible

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has continued to do business in China, but it doesn’t appear there’s going to be a game there soon. Via Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com, any hope of the league playing a regular season game in China appears to be on hold for now, according to the head of the league’s international..." September 21

  • Roger Goodell's NFL extension is reportedly 'getting papered right now'

    CBS Sports "After a bit of turmoil, Roger Goodell's extension finally seems to be on the way. With his current contract expiring in 2019, Goodell's extension is reportedly 'getting papered right now,' according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Owner Jerry Jones was reportedly spearheading a small-scale owners' mutiny..." September 21

  • Jay-Z reportedly turned down Super Bowl halftime show

    Larry Brown Sports "Jay-Z has been mentioned as a possibility for the halftime show at Super Bowl LII in Minnesota, but multiple reports indicate it is not going to happen. A source told The Sun that Jay-Z has no interest in performing at the Super Bowl despite rumors that he could take the stage with Justin..." September 20

  • NFL investigating domestic violence accusation against line judge

    ESPN "The NFL is investigating an accusation of domestic violence against line judge Carl Johnson, who was once the league's vice president of officiating. "The matter is under review under of the league's personal conduct policy," a league spokesman said Tuesday. All league employees are subject..." September 19

  • NFL monitoring CFL’s decision to end contact practices

    Sportsnaut "It was announced last week that the Canadian Football League (CFL) was ending contact practices during the season. To many, this came as an absolute shock. How are teams expected to prepare for the physical nature of football without actually practicing what a game itself entails? In an attempt..." September 19

  • Through two weeks, NFL teams are struggling to find the end zone

    Pro Football Talk "NFL TV ratings are down, and NFL touchdowns are down, and those two things are probably related. Fans like to watch teams score touchdowns, and there just haven’t been enough of them so far this season. NFL teams are averaging 2.1 touchdowns per game so far this season, compared to 2.6..." September 19

  • Bucs defense dominates and we should have seen it coming

    Tampa Bay Times "They were fast. They were flashy. A bunch of the new guys stood out. One made his debut by scoring a touchdown. The scoreboard was lit. Not the Bucs offense, mind you. Like the cannons in the north end zone of Raymond James Stadium that were quiet because of a mechanical issue, Jameis..." September 18

  • Cowboys dominate Forbes' 2017 list of most valuable NFL franchises, Bills rank last

    CBS Sports "If Jerry Jones ever decides to sell the Dallas Cowboys, someone is going to have to write him a monstrous check because the team is now worth nearly $5 billion. For the 11th consecutive year, the Cowboys are No. 1 on Forbes' annual list of the NFL's most valuable franchises with an estimated value..." September 18

  • Buccaneers players, coaches still dealing with Irma aftermath

    Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers had their first game of the season wiped out by a then-impending hurricane. The storm has now passed through Florida (including Tampa), and as the Bucs prepare for their first game of the year (at home against the Bears), they have plenty of Irma-related issues. “Obviously, you..." September 16

  • NFL veteran thinks national anthem protests are ‘basically dead’

    Larry Brown Sports "With the number of national anthem protests we saw during the NFL preseason, it was widely expected that Week 1 would feature several such demonstrations across the league. Surprisingly, there were very few. That may not have been a coincidence. Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report spoke with..." September 13

  • Bucs expected to announce they'll play Sunday in Tampa

    Tampa Bay Times "Coach Dirk Koetter went to his office at One Buc Place to work on Sunday, with televisions tuned to both NFL games and the Weather Channel watching Hurricane Irma. "All good here,'' Koetter said in a text Monday morning. "Just waiting now. More anxiety.'' Koetter's wait will end soon. The..." September 12

  • Derrick Brooks goes bold on Bucs: 11-5 record, division winners

    Tampa Bay Times "Twenty years ago, the Bucs broke out. They opened the 1997 season with a stunning, tell-the-world 13-6 victory at home over Steve Young, Jerry Rice and the San Francisco 49ers. What a day. Warren Sapp was a man on fire with 11 tackles and 21/2 of the Bucs' seven sacks. Both Young and Rice..." September 12

  • Bears game against Bucs will be played in Tampa on Sunday as scheduled

    Chicago Sun-Times "Hurricane Irma won’t be playing havoc with the Bears game Sunday. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the NFL announced Tuesday that game against the Bears will be played as originally scheduled. The game will kickoff noon Sunday at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. After consulting with the..." September 12

  • Glazer family to donate $1 million to Hurricane Irma relief

    ESPN "One day after Hurricane Irma ravaged much of Florida, the Glazer family, owners of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, announced that they will donate $1 million to the storm's relief efforts through the American Red Cross. "Hurricane Irma left a path of destruction throughout the entire state of..." September 11

  • Offenses looked bad across the NFL on Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "If you thought the offenses looked bad across the NFL on Sunday, you were correct. Yesterday’s 12 NFL games averaged just 37 points and 593 yards of total offense. That’s a far cry from what fans came to expect in 2016, when the average NFL game had 46 points and 701 yard of..." September 11

  • New Bucs defensive end Will Clarke reunited with Hayes, Tandy

    Tampa Bay Times "There aren't many positives to the Bucs having a Week 1 bye, then 16 straight games, but for players recovering from injury and recent newcomers, it's an extra week to get better prepared for a new season opener next week at home against the Bears. That includes new Bucs defensive end Will..." September 10

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers 'in survival mode' as Hurricane Irma ravages Florida

    USA Today "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are spending Sunday bracing for a possible direct hit from Hurricane Irma. The team did not officially evacuate from Tampa after the massive storm’s track shifted toward the west coast of Florida, but the Glazer family did charter four small planes for any players,..." September 10

  • NFL officially hires 21 full-time officials

    Sportsnaut "It was announced earlier in the summer that the NFL would in fact employ nearly two-dozen full-time officials for the 2017 season. It’s the first time that the league has gone to the extent of hiring full-time zebras. The league has now officially made the move, hiring 21 full-time officials..." September 06

  • Buccaneers-Dolphins postponed due to Hurricane Irma, teams set to play Week 11

    ESPN "The NFL has officially postponed Sunday's Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Miami Dolphins game due to the threat of Hurricane Irma. The game will be played in Miami in Week 11, a previously open bye week for both teams. On Tuesday, the NFL had started contingency planning. Irma was upgraded to a Category 5..." September 06

  • Buccaneers vs. Dolphins will not be played in Miami

    NFL.com "Due to the looming Hurricane Irma, the Dolphins' home game versus the Buccaneers will not be played in Miami on Sunday, the NFL announced Tuesday. An option is playing the game this Sunday at a neutral site or in Miami later this season." September 05

  • NFL closely monitoring Hurricane Irma, no ruling yet for Buccaneers-Dolphins

    CBS Sports "South Florida residents are no strangers to the omnipresent risk of inclement weather, but Hurricane Irma's models are not looking promising for those staying on the United States East Coast. As reported by the Washington Post, those in the South Florida area should at least be on the alert for..." September 05

  • T.J. Ward blasts Broncos, calls timing of his release 'completely unprofessional'

    CBS Sports "There is no love lost between new Buccaneers safety T.J. Ward and his old team. Ward, who was released by the Broncos on Saturday afternoon, inked a one-year deal with Tampa Bay on Sunday, quickly finding work after being released. One of the members of Pete Prisco's All-Cut Team, it was not a..." September 04

  • Bucs, Dolphins keep eye on approaching Hurricane Irma

    Tampa Bay Times "The Bucs and Dolphins are six days away from Sunday's season opener at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, but both teams and the NFL will keep an eye on Hurricane Irma, which is moving on a path that could impact South Florida this weekend. The National Hurricane Center's 5 a.m. update Monday..." September 04

  • Ward: Broncos 'unprofessional' with timing of release

    NFL.com "Broncos players weren't thrilled to see Denver cut ties with T.J. Ward. The popular Pro Bowl safety wasn't happy about it, either, to say the least. "It's unfortunate the way they handled that situation," Ward told a gaggle of Bucs reporters after signing with the team shortly after being..." September 04

  • T.J. Ward Reportedly Signing 1-Year Buccaneers Contract After Broncos Release

    Fanrag Sports "Being released by the Denver Broncos may be the best thing to happen to safety T.J. Ward and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. For Ward, the three-time Pro Bowler is likely to have a chip on his punishing shoulders. For the Buccaneers, they add another piece to help their ascension up the NFL..." September 04

  • Buccaneers get to 53, with Doug Martin serving three more games

    Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers moved running back Doug Martin to the reserve/suspended list, as part of their moves to get to the 53-man limit. Martin still has three games to serve from last year’s suspension for violating the league’s PED policy. The Bucs also released veteran long snapper Garrison..." September 03

  • Conflicting reports on value of T.J. Ward deal

    Pro Football Talk "When it comes to disseminating information about the value of NFL player contracts, an awkward dance still occurs, to the beat of half-truths and flat-out falsehoods perpetrated by those who want the deals to look better than they are. That same-old song may be playing when it comes to the..." September 03

  • Bucs WR Bernard Reedy goes from $11 an hour to 53-man roster

    ESPN "Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Bernard Reedy won’t be returning to his side job anytime soon. The former undrafted free agent, who spends his offseason making $11 an hour working as a wheelchair transporter, was informed Saturday that he made the Bucs’ 53-man roster. Reedy told ESPN, “Words..." September 03

  • Steelers acquire J.J. Wilcox in trade with Buccaneers

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers have made their third trade in the last two days. Safety J.J. Wilcox is headed to Pittsburgh from Tampa Bay. The Steelers gave the Buccaneers their sixth-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft and the Buccaneers will also ship their seventh-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft to the..." September 03

  • T.J. Ward Reportedly Signing 1-Year Buccaneers Contract After Broncos Release

    Bleacher Report "Veteran safety T.J. Ward is reportedly signing a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after spending the previous three seasons with the Denver Broncos. James Palmer of NFL Network first reported the news Sunday, with Josina Anderson of ESPN later noting Ward would sign a one-year..." September 03

  • Buccaneers cut fifth-rounder Jeremy McNichols

    Pro Football Talk "The Bucs warned rookie running back Jeremy McNichols he was on his last chance. And he didn’t last much longer. Via Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network, the Buccaneers have released the fifth-round running back." September 02

  • Canadian Antony Auclair makes Buccaneers 53-man roster

    Sportsnet "Canadian tight end Antony Auclair has been informed he’s made the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 53-man roster, according to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times. The six-foot-five, 256-pound Auclair went undrafted out of Laval in the spring, but signed a three-year deal with Tampa Bay on April 29 as a free..." September 02

  • Bucs cutting Hard Knocks star Riley Bullough, Jeremy McNichols, Josh Huff

    Pro Football Talk "The Bucs are cutting linebacker Riley Bullough, according to Roy Cummings of Florida Football Insiders. The move won’t surprise fans of Hard Knocks though it might disappoint them. Bullough became a star during the HBO series. On last week’s Hard Knocks, defensive coordinator Mike Smith..." September 02

  • Bucs rookie Jeremy McNichols improves, but is it too late?

    Tampa Bay Times "On Saturday, Bucs rookie Jeremy McNichols had lasted only two plays in a preseason loss to the Browns, pulled by Dirk Koetter after he neglected to pick up a blitzing safety who went untouched to the quarterback. Thursday was much better for the fifth-round pick, who rushed 10 times for a..." September 01

  • Nick Folk outlasts another kicker in Tampa

    Pro Football Talk "Nick Folk was brought to the Buccaneers this offseason to compete with Roberto Aguayo for the kicking job and won that battle when Aguayo was cut early in the preseason. The Bucs brought in another kicker at that point and Folk has outlasted him as well. The agents for Zach Hocker announced..." September 01