Buccaneers Rumors & News

  • Report: Gholston dealing with ankle sprain

    Pro Football Talk "Buccaneers defensive end William Gholston is dealing with an ankle sprain, and his status for Sunday’s game vs. the Saints is uncertain, ESPN.com reported Tuesday. The report said Gholston left last Sunday’s game at San Diego on crutches and with a protective boot on his left ankle." December 07

  • Buccaneers Promote WR Josh Huff To Active Roster

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced that they have promoted WR Josh Huff from their practice squad. Huff, 25, is a former third-round pick of the Eagles back in 2014. He was in the third year of his four-year, $2,820,944 contract and set to make a base salary of $615,000 for the 2016 season when..." December 07

  • Looking Ahead To 2017 Franchise Tags

    Pro Football Rumors "The NFL’s salary cap for 2017 won’t officially be set until sometime after the Super Bowl, but based on the direction the cap has trended in recent years, we have a general idea of where it may end up. Predicting an increase of about 8.2% on this year’s $155.27MM cap, Joel Corry of CBSSports.com..." December 07

  • Coaches irked by late-season Thursday night division games?

    Larry Brown Sports "The Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders will square off this week in one of the most important games of the regular season, and some coaches across the NFL are reportedly unhappy that it is taking place on a Thursday night. Jason Cole of Bleacher Report spoke to some coaches who feel it is..." December 06

  • Shorts, Humphries injuries leave Bucs dangerously thin at receiver

    Tampa Bay Times "With Cecil Shorts done for the year with a major knee injury and Adam Humphries in concussion protocol, the Bucs are again scrambling to replenish an already depleted group of receivers as they go for their fifth straight win Sunday at home against the Saints. "We're concerned. We finished the..." December 06

  • NFL players detail their painful, gritty post-game recovery routines

    SI "It’s 9:35 on a Monday morning in mid-November, 10 weeks into another NFL season and 20 hours after Jaguars receiver Allen Robinson played 67 snaps against the Texans. Sunday was all booming fighter-jet flyovers and screaming Jacksonville fans and defenders inflicting pain. Monday starts in a dimly..." December 05

  • Buccaneers’ Cecil Shorts out for season with leg injury

    Fanrag Sports "Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ wide receiver Cecil Shorts was carted off the field during the team’s game against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday. After catching a pass from quarterback Jameis Winston in the first quarter, Shorts took a shot to his lower-body and immediately stayed down. His leg was..." December 05

  • Bucs rally past Chargers

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are a laughing stock no more. The once woeful Bucs are tied for the NFC South lead after beating the San Diego Chargers, 28-21, on Sunday afternoon. Tampa Bay is tied with the Atlanta Falcons atop the division after winning its fourth straight game..." December 04

  • NFL flexes Bucs-Cowboys on Dec. 18 to prime time

    NFL.com "Everyone knows the Cowboys sit atop the NFL as the league's best through 13 weeks. It appears the Buccaneers are also a hot ticket. Fresh off the Cowboys clinching a playoff spot, the NFL has decided to flex the Dec. 18 game between Tampa Bay and Dallas out of the 1 p.m. ET slot and into the..." December 04

  • Jarran Reed denies spitting in the face of Buccaneers player

    Seattle Times "Seahawks defensive tackle Jarran Reed on Friday denied an allegation from Tampa Bay center Joe Hawley that Reed spit in his face during Sunday’s 14-5 loss to the Buccaneers. Hawley made the claim during his radio show Thursday night on 620-WDAE, and according to TampaBay.com said: “They were..." December 03

  • Bucs center angry at Seahawks lineman who spit in his face

    Sporting News "Buccaneers center Joe Hawley claims a Seahawks defensive lineman spit on him during Tampa Bay's win over Seattle last week, according to ESPN.com . Hawley also thinks the spitter was rookie Jarran Reed, although he isn't completely sure. "Yeah I think that's who it was," Hawley said of Reed...." December 02

  • Trump takes credit for NFL ratings slide, again

    Pro Football Talk "Thirty years after Donald Trump took on the NFL and lost, he has taken on the NFL and won. According to him. Via SportsBusiness Daily, the President-Elect declared during his first public rally since the election that the NFL’s ratings dropped because of the election. “[T]heir ratings were..." December 02

  • Buccaneers' McCoy believes NFL 'handcuffing' players for self-expression

    Tampa Bay Times "Bucs DT Gerald McCoy is grateful the NFL is allowing players to wear customized cleats Sunday in support of personal causes -- his is in support of single parents -- but at the same time, he's frustrated that emotional, spontaneous celebration isn't encouraged more by the league. "We don't get..." December 02

  • NFL expected to hire 17 full-time officials, league exec says

    Sporting News "Help appears to be on the way for NFL officiating. Amid a season of questionable calls, NFL executive Troy Vincent told The Associated Press on Thursday that the league is expected to hire as many as 17 full-time officials. The new batch of hires will increase game-day officiating crews from..." December 01

  • Adam Schefter signs five-year extension with ESPN

    CBS Sports "ESPN Insider Adam Schefter missed on breaking possibly the biggest news of the night Wednesday. Then again, when you are the news, there might be a different protocol. Filed to SI.com by media critic Richard Deitsch Wednesday evening, the four-letter network out of Bristol, CT has extended the..." December 01

  • Saints-Buccaneers game on Dec. 11 has been flexed

    New Orleans Saints "The New Orleans Saints game at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Dec. 11 has been flexed to the 3:25 p.m. national time slot by Fox. The game was scheduled to begin at noon. The Saints (5-6) and Buccaneers (6-5) are in the race for the NFC South title with Atlanta (7-4). It is the first Saints game..." November 29

  • Buccaneers Waive RB Mike James

    Pro Football Rumors "The Buccaneers have waived running back Mike James, as Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times tweets. By releasing James, the Bucs will clear a spot for newly-signed safety Major Wright. James joined the Buccaneers at a time when they could not keep their running backs on the field. First, Doug..." November 29

  • Report: NFL will ditch early-morning London games

    Pro Football Talk "When it comes to making the NFL’s product more attractive by making it more scarce, the NFL claims it won’t consider ditching or limiting Thursday Night Football. However, it reportedly will be ditching another fairly recent broadcasting practice. Via Joe Flint of the Wall Street Journal, the..." November 29

  • Alterraun Verner: My dad would have been very, very proud

    Pro Football Talk "Buccaneers cornerback Alterraun Verner couldn’t keep tears out of his eyes while talking about his late father after the game and he couldn’t keep them out of his eyes late in the first half when he intercepted a Russell Wilson pass. Verner’s play stamped out a Seahawks scoring opportunity and..." November 28

  • Seahawks confident Bucs loss “not the end of the world”

    Pro Football Talk "Nothing went right for the Seahawks offense in Tampa on Sunday. They produced three points and 245 yards, the offensive line was a sieve and they turned the ball over three times on the way to a 14-5 loss. The good news for the Seahawks is that their 7-3-1 record gives them plenty of breathing..." November 28

  • Alterraun Verner will play on Sunday, two days after his father’s passing

    Pro Football Talk "Buccaneer cornerback Alterraun Verner issued the following statement through the team on Saturday: “With a heavy heart, we sadly report the loss of our beloved father, husband, grandpa and friend, Robert Lee Verner. " November 27

  • Bucs defense stymies Seahawks

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers got two first-quarter touchdown catches from Mike Evans, and their defense did the rest, stifling the Seattle Seahawks in a 14-5 upset win Sunday at Raymond James Stadium. Tampa Bay (6-5) forced a fumble from Jimmy Graham inside the Bucs' 25, with..." November 27

  • John Madden on Thursday football: “It just doesn’t work”

    East Bay Times "One of Thanksgiving’s greatest traditions was listening to John Madden talk football and, even though he retired from the broadcast booth in 2009, Madden can still bring it. Madden, 80, is “feeling great” after battling multiple health issues, starting with heart surgery exactly a year..." November 24

  • Meeting Russell Wilson helped spark Jameis Winston's progress

    Tampa Bay Times "The last time Jameis Winston and Russell Wilson were on the football field together was in January, when they were teammates at the Pro Bowl in Honolulu, Hawaii. They will be reunited for Sunday's game against the Seahawks at Raymond James Stadium, and Winston credits his improved conditioning..." November 24

  • Competition Committee to explore sideline cameras

    NFL.com "Two controversial sideline calls in two weeks have provoked questions as to how the league should review close plays along the boundaries. On Monday night, DeAndre Hopkins was ruled out of bounds on an early catch-and-run touchdown when it looked like his right foot had touched the white..." November 23

  • 9 NFL coaches who could be fired this season

    Fox Sports "Four straight losses have Mike McCarthy moving closer to the top of our hot seat rankings The unofficial second half of the NFL season begins this week as Thanksgiving is upon us. With it comes a clearer postseason picture and a whole bunch of teams that have no shot at the playoffs. Not..." November 23

  • Shannon Sharpe: NFL officiating so bad some fans think games are fixed

    Sporting News "NFL officiating has become so bad some fans think games are fixed. That was the serious charge leveled by Shannon Sharpe on FS1's "Undisputed" Tuesday after poor officiating marred the Raiders' 27-20 win Monday night against the Texans in Mexico City. The Pro Football Hall of Famer and..." November 23

  • Buccaneers CB Jude Adjei-Barimah Suspended 4 Games For PED Violation

    NFL Trade Rumors "Buccaneers CB Jude Adjei-Barimah has been suspended four games for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing drugs policy, according to Rick Stroud. This means that Barimah will be eligible to return for the final two games of the regular season. Adjei-Barimah, 24, wound up signing on with..." November 22

  • Bucs RB Jacquizz Rodgers could return from injury this week

    Tampa Bay Times "The Bucs continue to get key players back from injury, and RB Jacquizz Rodgers, out three games with a foot injury, could be next. Coach Dirk Koetter said Rodgers could return to practice when the Bucs resume drills Wednesday. "We'll see what Wednesday brings. I glanced outside, and Jacquizz..." November 22

  • Winston reveals change in Buccaneers' mindset

    Fox Sports "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers entered the season with high hopes that they could continue to improve with a young roster, but by the time they hit Week 5 it was clear that wasn’t happening. Tampa Bay was 1-3 and had suffered blowout losses to both the Cardinals and Broncos. But that’s when..." November 21

  • Winston plays letter-perfect game in Buccaneers' win

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Jameis Winston turned in one of the best days of his young career on Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs, leading the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a 19-17 upset win on the road. It was a winning performance that began Wednesday when the second-year quarterback distributed a..." November 20

  • NFL discussing moving start times of London games

    ESPN "In a continued effort to try to improve ratings, one idea the NFL is discussing is moving the 9:30 a.m. ET games played in London to a 1 p.m. ET start time, according to league sources. The idea would be to close a viewing window the NFL had created that extended the day and possibly detracted..." November 20

  • Johnthan Banks: Only thing holding him back in Tampa was coaching

    Michigan Live "What happened to Johnthan Banks? He was the nations's top defensive back at Mississippi State in 2012. He was a second-round pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2013. He started right away, too, and picked off seven passes his first two years in the league. But he lost his spot this year...." November 18

  • NFL changing schedule process for greater flexibility with international games

    Sporting News "Within the next two weeks, the NFL should know how many international games will be played in 2017 and the participating teams. But when it comes to announcing when and where those games will be played, the public and teams will have to wait. NFL executive vice president/International Mark..." November 17

  • Bucs QB Jameis Winston on WR Mike Evans: 'I've got his back'

    Tampa Bay Times "QB Jameis Winston normally makes big plays on offense throwing passes to WR Mike Evans, but Wednesday he played a little defense for the Bucs' embattled receiver. INJURY UPDATE: Two key players who missed Sunday's game with injuries — G Kevin Pamphile (concussion) and WR Russell Shepard (hip) —..." November 17

  • Vincent Jackson didn’t tear ACL, but won’t play again this season

    Pro Football Talk "When the Buccaneers placed wide receiver Vincent Jackson on injured reserve last month, there was word he suffered a torn ACL. That injury would have ended his season, but Alex Marvez of the Sporting News reports that Jackson did not tear that ligament. That’s good news for Jackson, but the end..." November 16

  • Bucs claim Sealver Siliga

    Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers have claimed defensive tackle Sealver Siliga via waivers, his agent announced on Twitter. Siliga was waived by the Seahawks on Tuesday. " November 16

  • Report: Josh Huff skips court date on drug, gun charges

    Sportsnaut "Former Philadelphia Eagles receiver and current Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squad member Josh Huff reportedly skipped out on his court date Tuesday, stemming from his arrest on drug and gun charges on November 1 of this year. Huff was arrested after being pulled over for speeding when he was..." November 15

  • Mike Evans apologizes for protesting national anthem, says he will now stand

    Larry Brown Sports "Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans says his protest of the national anthem will not continue. In a statement issued on Tuesday, Evans apologized for offending any members of the U.S. military and said he will find more effective ways to express his beliefs in the future. “I want..." November 15

  • NFL players headed to Capitol Hill to talk police relations and race issues, may meet with Paul Ryan

    ESPN "Five NFL players on Wednesday will travel to Capitol Hill to discuss police brutality and race issues with members of Congress, including a possible meeting with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. The meetings were conceived by Detroit Lions wide receiver Anquan Boldin, who is known for his..." November 15

  • Dirk Koetter “disappointed” in Mike Evans’ anthem protest

    Tampa Bay Times "At his day-after press conference Monday afternoon, Bucs coach Dirk Koetter addressed for the first time the topic of Mike Evans' sitting during the national anthem before Sunday's game in protest of Donald Trump's election. Here's what Koetter had to say and how he answered several questions..." November 15

  • Chris Conte happy to add to Bears' misery

    Chicago Tribune "hris Conte extended his arms wide as he sprinted toward the goal line with Jay Cutler's pass in the first quarter Sunday. The fireworks inside him were exploding. Conte, the former Bears safety, still carries with him the hate spewed his way on social media by countless Bears fans during his..." November 14

  • Bucs running low on healthy offensive linemen

    Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers came into Sunday’s game without center Joe Hawley and left guard Kevin Pamphile and the list of injured linemen got longer shortly after the game began. Hawley’s replacement Evan Smith left the game in the first quarter with a knee injury and did not return. It looks like it will..." November 14

  • Buccaneers' Evans wrote on Instagram that he didn't vote

    Tampa Bay Times "When Bucs receiver Mike Evans sat on a bench on the sidelines at Raymond James Stadium during the national anthem of Sunday's game in protest of Donald Trump being elected as president last week, one unanswered question remained: Did he vote in the election himself? On Tuesday, as the nation..." November 14

  • Mike Evans Sits During National Anthem

    JoeBucsFan.com "Bucs superstar receiver Mike Evans wouldn’t rise during the National Anthem before today’s game and he doesn’t plan to stand for it this season. Evans was happy to explain after the game in the Bucs’ happy locker room. “I don’t want to, you know, disrespect the veterans or anything,”..." November 13

  • Jameis Winston becomes NFL’s youngest QB to pass for 40 TDs

    Sportsnaut "When Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jameis Winston quarterback found tight end Cameron Brate for a score in the second quarter, it was no ordinary touchdown pass. It was the 40th touchdown pass in Winston’s brief career. With that, he’s now officially the youngest quarterback ever to hit that milestone." November 13

  • Go 0-3 in three weeks at home? Bucs haven't since 1976

    Tampa Bay Times "It's rare enough that an NFL team gets three straight home games, and certainly rarer still that a team goes winless in such a three-game stretch, as the Bucs would do with a loss Sunday against the Bears at Raymond James Stadium. The Bucs haven't lost home games three weeks in a row in 40..." November 13

  • Bucs RB Doug Martin will be active Sunday vs. Bears

    Tampa Bay Times "Bucs running back Doug Martin will be on the active roster and dressed for Sunday's home game against the Bears, playing for the first time since injuring his hamstring eight weeks ago, the Times has learned. Martin practiced this week and showed progress each day but was listed as..." November 12

  • Doug Martin questionable, a game-time decision this week

    Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers don’t know yet if their running back drought is going to end this week, and they might not until 90 minutes before kickoff with the Bears this week. Via Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, Bucs coach Dirk Koetter said that running back Doug Martin was going to be a true game-time..." November 11

  • Dirk Koetter: No comparison between Josh Huff and Austin Seferian-Jenkins

    Tampa Bay Times "Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter said Thursday that comparisons of the team's actions after the arrests of Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Josh Huff are "not apples to apples." The Bucs placed Seferian-Jenkins, a tight end they drafted in 2014, on waivers Sept. 23, hours after he was arrested on..." November 11