Buccaneers Rumors & News

  • Ex-NFLers say league is trying to ‘rig’ concussion settlement, dementia claims are going unpaid

    New York Daily News "Victims of NFL concussions are tired of waiting for their money. Frustrated that their clients aren't getting paid fast enough, lawyers for players entitled to a share of the league's billion-dollar class-action concussion settlement said the NFL needs help finding its wallet. Specifically,..." March 21

  • West Coast teams want NFL rule limiting early kickoffs

    Pro Football Talk "Teams that play in the Pacific time zone are tired of early kickoffs on the East Coast (and even earlier kickoffs in London), and they want the NFL to limit them. Toward that end, the 49ers, Chargers and Cardinals have proposed a rule to be discussed at next week’s league meeting that would..." March 20

  • Spring league Alliance of American Football to launch in 2019 on CBS

    CBS Sports "The XFL, the controversial football league founded by Vince McMahon in 1999 that lasted just one season, is set to return in 2020. But it won't be the only new professional football league -- or even the first to begin play. Charlie Ebersol -- the son of NBC executive Dick Ebersol, McMahon's..." March 20

  • NFL VP Troy Vincent confirms changes to NFL catch rule

    ESPN "The NFL's competition committee is expected to propose a new catch rule that would eliminate the "going to the ground" distinction in addition to reinforcing a high standard for overturning calls via replay, league executive vice president Troy Vincent confirmed Tuesday to the Washington..." March 20

  • Proposed rule could allow officials at NFL office to eject players after instant replay

    Sporting News "Egregious “non-football acts" could be subject for ejection next season even if referees don't call for expulsion on the field. Troy Vincent, executive vice president of football operations, told USA Today Sports on Monday that the league’s competition committee will propose a rule allowing..." March 20

  • Saints wide receiver Josh Huff suspended 2 games for 2016 incident: source

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints signed wide receiver Josh Huff in February hoping he could resurrect his career after being a free agent during the entire 2017 season. Huff should still have that opportunity, but even if he makes the roster, he'll miss the start of the 2018 season because the NFL has..." March 19

  • Report: Buccaneers sign DE Vinny Curry

    Sportsnaut "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have reportedly added some edge pass-rush talent to go with All-Pro Gerald McCoy along the defensive line. According to ESPN’s Jenna Laine, Tampa Bay has signed former Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Vinny Curry to a three-year, $27 million contract. Curry, 29, was..." March 17

  • Allen will be a perfect fit for the Bucs defense and in the locker room

    Tampa Bay Times "Beau Allen had not met a single teammate when he walked into One Buc Place to survey his new surroundings Thursday and hold an introductory news conference. But it was immediately clear, unlike recent free agents, the Eagles defensive tackle won't have trouble blending into a new locker..." March 16

  • Bucs sign Ryan Jensen to four-year deal

    USA Today "After meeting with former Baltimore Ravens center Ryan Jensen, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have officially agreed to terms with him and Jensen is set to become a Buccaneer. According to the NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the Bucs signed C Jensen to a four-year, $42 million deal with $22 million..." March 16

  • Bucs re-sign top pass-rushing end Will Clarke

    Pewter Report "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have made a trend of the 2018 new year by signing their own guys. That continued on Thursday as the team came to terms with defensive end Will Clarke. Clarke was previously with the Cincinnati Bengals for three seasons before joining the Bucs last season. " March 16

  • Report: Doug Martin agrees to deal with Raiders

    Larry Brown Sports "Doug Martin had an extremely disappointing last two seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before the team released him, but the veteran running back now has an opportunity to revive his career under Jon Gruden. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported on Thursday that the Oakland Raiders have..." March 15

  • Vikings Interested In OL Kevin Pamphile

    Pro Football Rumors "The Vikings have “preliminary” interest in offensive guard Kevin Pamphile, reports Chris Tomasson of St. Paul Pioneer Press (via Twitter). However, the front office is still sorting out what to do regarding the offensive line in free agency. Tomasson notes that the Vikings are interested in..." March 14

  • Report: Beau Allen reaches agreement with Buccaneers

    247 Sports "Beau Allen said good bye to the Philadelphia Eagles Tuesday, and now he has a new home. Per Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, Allen has reached an agreement with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a contract. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Allen played in a 3-4 scheme as a nose tackle..." March 14

  • Buccaneers Sign Mitch Unrein

    Pro Football Rumors "The Buccaneers have agreed to sign former Bears defensive end Mitch Unrein, according to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times (on Twitter). It’s a three-year deal worth $3.5MM annually, reports Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune (via Twitter). In 12 games this year, Unrein recorded a career-high..." March 14

  • Patriots, Colts, Bucs, Browns & Falcons In The Mix For DE Adrian Clayborn

    NFL Trade Rumors "Vaughn McClure of ESPN is reporting that the Patriots, Colts, Buccaneers, Browns and Falcons all appear to be in the mix to sign free agent DE Adrian Clayborn. Clayborn, 28, is a former first-round pick of the Buccaneers back in 2011. He played out the first year of his two-year, $9 million..." March 14

  • Buccaneers Have Interest In RB Jerick McKinnon

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, the Buccaneers have interest in Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon. McKinnon, 25, is a former third-round pick of the Vikings back in 2014. He played out the final year of his four-year, $2,765,000 contract with the Minnesota Vikings and is now in position to test..." March 13

  • Buccaneers Re-Sign RB Peyton Barber

    Pro Football Rumors "The Bucs have re-signed running back Peyton Barber to a one-year, $630K contract through 2018, a league source tells Field Yates of ESPN.com (on Twitter). As of this writing, he could be in the mix to start at running back, but the Bucs are expected to continue to explore their options...." March 13

  • Buccaneers To Use Second-Round Tender On Adam Humphries

    Pro Football Rumors "The Buccaneers are expected to place a second-round tender on restricted free agent wide receiver Adam Humphries, according to Dan Graziano of ESPN.com (on Twitter). The tender this year is expected to be worth about $2.914MM. The second-round tender has been more popular than ever this year..." March 12

  • Buccaneers Re-Sign CB Brent Grimes To One-Year Deal Worth Up To $10M

    NFL Trade Rumors "Mike Silver reports that the Buccaneers have re-signed veteran CB Brent Grimes to a one-year contract worth up to $10 million. Grimes, 34, signed on with the Falcons as an undrafted free agent out of Shippensburg back in 2006. He spent six years in Atlanta before signing on with the Dolphins in..." March 12

  • Report: Buccaneers agree to 6-year deal worth $41M with Brate

    The Score "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed to a six-year extension with tight end Cameron Brate, a source told ESPN's Jenna Laine. The deal is worth $41 million, with $18 million guaranteed. The four-year veteran was a restricted free agent. He caught 48 of 77 targets last season for 591 yards and..." March 12

  • The NFL-ESPN relationship is even more strained than we realized

    Awful Announcing "It’s no secret that this past NFL season has led to plenty of discontent evident between the NFL and ESPN, a major broadcast partner. Now we have a better idea of just how fractious the relationship is. Using the occasion of Jimmy Pitaro being named ESPN’s new president to set the table, John..." March 12

  • Bucs failed to trade for Robert Quinn or Michael Bennett, but that doesn’t mean 2018 is lost

    Tampa Bay Times "The bright bulb of the NFL never dims, even with the new league year, the start of free agency and the draft still looming. Perhaps that's why, with each trade that some other team makes for a defensive lineman, Bucs general manager Jason Licht gets walloped on social media. Licht is well aware..." March 10

  • Jameis Winston takes to Twitter to recruit Richard Sherman to the Buccaneers

    CBS Sports "The Richard Sherman free agency tour officially got off to a hot start on Saturday with the former Seahawks cornerback taking a visit to San Francisco less than 24 hours after he was officially released. Although there's some belief that a deal could get done with the 49ers, there's also a..." March 10

  • Buccaneers sign Mike Evans to one of history's biggest contracts for a receiver

    CBS Sports "Mike Evans' new contract with Tampa Bay makes him among the highest-paid receivers in the history of the game, according to a source with knowledge of the situation, and vaults him with the likes of Calvin Johnson and Julio Jones in terms of compensation. The five-year contract extension runs..." March 09

  • Raiders expected to make strong push for Doug Martin

    NFL.com "Doug Martin could be heading to the west coast soon. Raiders coach Jon Gruden recently arranged for a face-to-face meeting with the running back and came away impressed with him as a person, a source informed of the situation told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. Oakland is expected to make a..." March 09

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick returns to Buccaneers on 1-year deal

    ESPN "Backup quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Buccaneers have agreed to terms on a one-year deal. The NFL Network first reported the deal, which was confirmed by ESPN. Fitzpatrick, 35, was brought in by Tampa Bay to be the backup to Jameis Winston and to provide some mentorship for the..." March 08

  • Bucs pick up options for 2018 on Demar Dotson, Chris Conte and Josh Robinson

    Tampa Bay Times "The Bucs have informed three key players they will be picking up the one year option on their contracts for 2018. Right tackle Demar Dotson, safety Chris Conte and defensive back Josh Robinson each received notification of the Bucs plans Wednesday. Dotson, 32, was having one of his best..." March 07

  • Report: NFL teams have been informed that 2018 salary cap set at $177.2M

    The Score "NFL teams have been notified by the league that the 2018 salary cap has been set at $177.2 million, sources told Mike Garafolo of NFL Network. The cap was $167 million in 2017, marking an increase of more than $10 million. The salary threshold increased by more than $12 million from 2016-17." March 06

  • FOX hoping to have Peyton in the Thursday night booth, Aikman on pregame

    Pro Football Talk "FOX is still trying to lure Peyton Manning into the Thursday Night Football booth, but the network wants to have a role for its lead Sunday analyst on Thursdays as well. The New York Post reports that FOX wants Troy Aikman to work on its Thursday night pregame show, giving Aikman another..." March 05

  • As full-time offensive coordinator, Todd Monken will be new voice for Jameis Winston, eyes for Dirk Koetter

    Tampa Bay Times "When you boil down the decision to make Todd Monken the Bucs' full-time offensive coordinator, no longer holding him also responsible for coaching receivers, you're left with this: Jameis Winston may need a new voice in his ear. Not a louder voice. Not one that will necessarily deliver a new..." March 04

  • 40 pounds lighter since the season ended, Joe Hawley is likely moving on

    Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers decided not to keep center Joe Hawley. Hawley apparently has decided not to keep playing football, in Tampa or anywhere. Via Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, Hawley said in a recent radio appearance that he has lost 40 pounds since the end of the season, and that he plans to..." March 04

  • Bucs, Browns talked to Rams about trading for Robert Quinn

    Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers and the Browns both tried to broker a trade for pass-rusher Robert Quinn before the Rams sent him to Miami, ESPN reports. The Dolphins gave up fourth- and sixth-round picks for Quinn, who has a $12.4 million cap hit for 2018. The Bucs have eight draft selections, and the Browns..." March 04

  • Gerald McCoy rips school after daughter was called N-word by classmates

    Larry Brown Sports "Gerald McCoy says his daughter was a victim of racism while at school recently, and the veteran defensive tackle is furious over the way the school’s administrators handled the incident. In a series of videos he shared on Instagram, McCoy explained that some young boys were playing “Truth or..." March 02

  • Gerald McCoy rips school after daughter was called N-word by classmates

    Larry Brown Sports "Gerald McCoy says his daughter was a victim of racism while at school recently, and the veteran defensive tackle is furious over the way the school’s administrators handled the incident. In a series of videos he shared on Instagram, McCoy explained that some young boys were playing “Truth or..." March 02

  • Papa John's, NFL make 'mutual decision' to end sponsorship deal

    ESPN "Papa John's is no longer the official pizza of the NFL. CEO Steve Ritchie said on the company's earnings conference call that the league and the company mutually decided it was in their best interests for Papa John's, which became the official pizza of the league in 2010, to give up the..." February 27

  • Report: NFL expected to allow coaching hires before teams are done in playoffs

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL frequently has one or more teams waiting to officially hire their new head coach until their choice’s current employer are done with a playoff run and that usually results in a lot of winking and nodding until the contract can be finalized. This month brought a different outcome for the..." February 27

  • Report: NFL considering changing pass interference penalty

    Sportsnaut "The NFL has made sure to work through on-field rules that have been seen as archaic and no longer applicable in the modern era. Though, the league continues to fail on several fronts. Whether it’s what seems to be offense-friendly rules or a lack of defenses actually being able to hit, this has..." February 27

  • Buccaneers Decline Option On C Joe Hawley, Could Still Re-Sign Him

    NFL Trade Rumors "Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that the Buccaneers are declining their $2.5 million option for 2018 on center Joe Hawley. However, a source tells Pelissero that the Bucs haven’t closed the door on bringing Hawley back, but he will at least get the opportunity to test the free agent..." February 26

  • Report: NFL competition committee meeting in attempt to simplify catch rule

    The Score "The NFL's competition committee is reportedly meeting in Indianapolis on Monday to try and simplify the league's catch rule, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN, citing a person familiar with the talks. Sources are "expecting some kind of change with added clarity" regarding the rule either..." February 26

  • Free Agent S T.J. Ward Moving On From Buccaneers, Should Have “Strong Market”

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Ian Rapoport, free agent S T.J. Ward plans to move on from the Buccaneers and should have a “strong market” this offseason, given that the safety position isn’t considered all that deep this year. Ward, 31, is a former second-round pick of the Browns back in 2010. He played out his..." February 26

  • Will free-agent quarterbacks fall victim to collusion?

    Pro Football Talk "For the first time since the NFL launched a system of free agency that relies heavily on a salary cap, a healthy complement of veteran quarterbacks soon will hit the open market. And even though recent growth in the salary cap indicates that someone already should be making more than $30 million..." February 26

  • Salary cap is expected to be at least $178 million, could exceed $179 million

    Sportsnaut "The NFL salary cap number is expected to take another big leap for the 2018 season. Last year, teams had $168 million to spend. Now a new report from Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk pushes that number closer to $180 million ahead of the upcoming campaign. “PER A SOURCE WITH KNOWLEDGE OF THE..." February 26

  • Tampa Bay Awarded Compensatory Pick For 2018 NFL Draft

    Pewter Report "One of the most unknown aspects of the offseason for most football fans is how more than 32 picks end up being selected in certain rounds of the NFL Draft. Beyond the normal 32 from each team, the extra picks at the end of some of the later rounds are called “compensatory picks,” and for the first..." February 25

  • Bucs need a backup plan at quarterback; best bets are Ryan Fitzpatrick or (maybe) Mike Glennon

    Tampa Bay Times "Finding a quarterback is a big priority for the Bucs this off-season. That's not a misprint. No, they're not looking to replace Jameis Winston. Far from it. But they may need to find their version of the Eagles' Nick Foles — except this backup has to be prepared to start the season. The Bucs..." February 24

  • Buccaneers Won’t Tender Adarius Glanton, Jude Adjei-Barimah

    Pro Football Rumors "The Buccaneers will not tender offers to a pair of restricted free agents — linebacker Adarius Glanton and cornerback Jude Adjei-Barimah — according to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times (Twitter links). As such, both players will become unrestricted free agents on the 2018 league year begins on..." February 23

  • Bucs QB Jameis Winston uninjured in car wreck

    Tampa Bay Times "Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston was not hurt in a car wreck last week in which he was cited for careless driving. Winston, 24, was driving on the Veterans Expressway near Waters Avenue in northwest Tampa on Feb. 13 when his Ford F250 truck rear-ended a Subaru Forester driven by Tyler Stepka of..." February 23

  • Police no longer probing car crash linked to DeSean Jackson

    NFL.com "Tampa police are no longer actively investigating an incident involving a car registered to Buccaneers wide receiver DeSean Jackson that was found to contain marijuana and hollow-point bullets after crashing into a tree, police confirmed to NFL.com. "The case is currently inactive because we..." February 22

  • Bucs release Nick Folk

    ESPN "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released kicker Nick Folk, the team announced Thursday. Folk, 33, had surgery on his left knee last season after being placed on injured reserve with a minor injury designation on Oct. 9. He was cleared to resume kicking last week by Dr. James Andrews, a source..." February 22

  • Bucs announce Brentson Buckner as DL coach

    Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers announced the hiring of Brentson Buckner as defensive line coach. “Brentson enjoyed a very good career as a player in this league and more recently as a successful coach with the Cardinals,” Bucs coach Dirk Koetter said, via a team press release. “Over the years, one of the areas..." February 21

  • 15 NFL players who could be cut before free agency

    Larry Brown Sports "The official start to the new league year is less than a month away, which means all 32 NFL teams are gearing up for their annual free agency frenzy. In preparation for said frenzy, each team is currently deep in evaluation mode, looking not just at the crop of impending free agents, but also..." February 21

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