Buccaneers Rumors & News

  • Jameis Winston suffers loss of grandmother

    Tampa Bay Times "She called him the ’love of her life.’ Jameis Winston’s grandmother, Myrtle, was his biggest fan. And the feeling was mutual. Although she suffered from Type 2 diabetes and was in a wheelchair, she made the 4½ hour drive from Bessemer, Ala., to New Orleans two years ago to watch him get his..." March 23

  • One way or the other, Bucs will be paying a kicker to not kick

    Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers have opted not to compound a mistake by admitting it. But it won’t be cheap. One way or the other, the Buccaneers will be paying a kicker to not kick for the team this year. Specifically, it either will be Roberto Aguayo, who has $428,000 in fully-guaranteed salary for 2017, or..." March 22

  • Are Bucs Players Trying To Lure LB Mason Foster Back To Tampa?

    Pewter Report "The short answer here is “no,” but apparently this little twitter interaction between Bucs DT Gerald McCoy and Washington LB Mason Foster raised some eyebrows, and even moved CSN’s Redskins blog to write a story about it – referencing Tampa Bay fans as “greedy Bucs fans.” It all started with a..." March 20

  • Bucs G.M. on Aguayo, who has competition: “He wasn’t very good last year”

    Tampa Bay Times "The Bucs over-drafted Florida State place-kicker Roberto Aguayo last year, selecting him in the second round. He felt the pressure. One of the most accurate kickers in college history made only 71 percent of his field goal attempts (22-of-31), the worst in the league. “Read the stats, he wasn’t..." March 20

  • With Doug Martin questions, Bucs weigh options at running back

    Tampa Bay Times "Doug Martin is used to getting knocked down as a running back, but this time he needed some help getting back up. Suspended four games for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy in December, one week after he was benched for a critical game at New Orleans that the Bucs lost,..." March 19

  • Chris Baker: 'Hurtful' that Redskins didn't offer deal

    NFL.com "Chris Baker forgives, but he doesn't forget. The newly-minted Buccaneers defensive tackle is celebrating his multi-year deal with Tampa Bay, but is still smarting from his unceremonious exit in D.C. "It was really hurtful learning that the Redskins didn't really offer me a contract," Baker..." March 18

  • Slim pickings remain in free agency

    Pro Football Talk "There aren’t many big moves left to make in free agency. Sure, there’s still the question of whether our No. 1 free agent, Le’Veon Bell, will sign a long-term deal in Pittsburgh or play this season on the franchise tag. And there are big names out there like Adrian Peterson, Jamaal Charles and..." March 18

  • Longtime kicker Nick Folk to sign with Buccaneers

    ESPN "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers promised to bring in competition at the kicking position this offseason. On Friday, they stood by their word, agreeing to a deal with former New York Jets kicker Nick Folk to compete with Roberto Aguayo, sources said. Folk, 32, who spent the past seven seasons with..." March 18

  • Lovie Smith: Mike Glennon 'should help bring the Bears back'

    Chicago Tribune "From Lovie Smith's vantage point, there's a lot of promise in the new union between two parties he knows well — the Bears and quarterback Mike Glennon. The second-year Illinois coach had Glennon for both seasons he coached the Buccaneers. And now that Glennon signed with the Bears last week and..." March 17

  • Former 1st-rounder Cherilus plans to retire

    12 Up "Not every free agent is getting signed. Some older players may instead ride off into the sunset instead of trying to make it onto another team. Gosder Cherlius, a first round pick by the Detroit Lions in 2008, has reportedly retired after spending nine seasons in the NFL as an OT. ​​Cherilus..." March 15

  • Buccaneers Signing LS Garrison Sanborn To One-Year Deal

    NFL Trade Rumors "Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Buccaneers are signing LS Garrison Sanborn to a one-year contract on Tuesday. Auman mentions that Sanborn has a good chance to be Bucs’ long-snapper in 2017 with Andrew DePaola still unsigned and coming off of ACL surgery." March 14

  • Adam Humphries gives No. 11 to DeSean Jackson

    Pro Football Talk "Receiver DeSean Jackson is getting more than $11 million per year from the Buccaneers. He’s also getting No. 11. Bucs wideout Adam Humphries said via Twitter that he and Jackson have “come to terms,” and that Humphries will surrender No. 11 to Jackson. Humphries will instead wear No. 10. New..." March 12

  • Bucs bring back Josh Robinson, Sealver Siliga

    Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers have held onto a couple of their own free agents. PFT has confirmed multiple reports that the team has re-signed defensive back Josh Robinson. It’s a two-year deal worth $6.5 million for Robinson." March 11

  • Bucs eye Nick Foles as new backup QB

    Tampa Bay Times "The Bucs are seeking a more experienced backup quarterback in free agent Nick Foles, as ESPN reported a "mutual interest" between the two. Foles, 28, would be reunited with new Bucs receiver DeSean Jackson, who was his top target when he had a Pro Bowl season in 2013, throwing 27 touchdowns..." March 11

  • Buccaneers land Wilcox on 2-year deal

    NFL.com "Former Cowboys safety J.J. Wilcox has found a new home. The 26-year-old former third-round pick has landed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Saturday. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports it is a two-year deal for Wilcox, worth up to $8.5 million, per a..." March 11

  • J.J. Wilcox scheduled to visit Seahawks, Buccaneers

    Pro Football Talk "Former Dallas Cowboys safety J.J. Wilcox has scheduled visits with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Seattle Seahawks, according to Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News. Wilcox has started 38 of the 58 games he’s played for the Cowboys over the last four seasons. He’s recorded 214 tackles with..." March 10

  • Quizz Show Continues: Rodgers Returns

    NFL.com "Jacquizz Rodgers signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with little fanfare early last September, then proved to be an invaluable addition to a depleted backfield. Now Rodgers has signed with the Buccaneers again, and this time it's bigger news. The seventh-year running back agreed to a new..." March 09

  • Buccaneerss agree to terms with DT Chris Baker

    NFL.com "While the rest of the football world awaits some resolution on Washington's front office situation, the team continues to watch free agents walk out the door. Defensive tackle Chris Baker, No. 27 on Around The NFL's top free agents list is joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to Good..." March 09

  • The Bears overpaying Mike Glennon is nothing like the Texans whiffing on Brock Osweiler

    Fox Sports "It seems like ages ago that the Chicago Bears were any good. They’ve made the playoffs once since their Super Bowl appearance in 2006, finishing last in the NFC North each of the past three years. The main reason for that? They haven’t had a true franchise quarterback. Rex Grossman wasn’t one,..." March 09

  • DeSean Jackson expected to sign with Buccaneers

    TSN "Free agent wide receiver DeSean Jackson has reportedly decided where he will continue his career. ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that barring a breakdown in the final negotiations between Jackson and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, that is where the 30-year-old Jackson will play next. Regarded as..." March 09

  • Mutual Interest Between Buccaneers & S J.J. Wilcox

    NFL Trade Rumors "Jenna Laine of ESPN reports that the Buccaneers have free agent S J.J. Wilcox on their radar and there’s mutual interest between the two parties. Wilcox, 26, is a former third-round pick of the Cowboys back in 2013. He has played out his four-year, $2,811,068 contract with the Cowboys and is..." March 08

  • Buccaneers tender Jacquies Smith, don’t tender Howard Jones

    Tampa Bay Times "On the first day of NFL free agency negotiations, the Bucs made roster decisions on two young defensive ends coming off major knee surgeries, with Jacquies Smith getting tendered as a restricted free agent, but Howard Jones not getting a tender and becoming a a free agent. Smith, 26, had 13.5..." March 08

  • Why DeSean Jackson makes sense for the Bucs

    Tampa Bay Times "The Bucs' biggest need is a receiver who can go long and make short work for quarterback Jameis Winston. Fortunately, one of the NFL's most electrifying players is on the free-agent market — Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson. Perhaps no player is as linked to a team as Jackson is to the Bucs,..." March 07

  • Report: Jets’ Interest In Mike Glennon “Largely Overblown”, Keeping Tabs On Tyrod Taylor Situation

    NFL Trade Rumors "Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that the talk of the Jets’ interest in free agent QB Mike Glennon is “largely overblown.” Mehta says that the team is intrigued by Glennon, but the feeling is that he isn’t worth the $14 million or so he’s expected to get on the open market. In..." March 07

  • William Gholston, Buccaneers Agree on 5-Year Contract

    Bleacher Report "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers kept William Gholston from the free-agent market Monday, agreeing to a five-year contract with their rising defensive end. Bucs general manager Jason Licht announced the deal, per Roy Cummings of FanRag Sports. The deal will pay out a maximum of $37 million and carries..." March 06

  • If Kirk Cousins stays put, 49ers interested in Mike Glennon

    San Jose Mercury News "Quarterbacks connected with the 49ers by reports gained a member Sunday, as Mike Glennon was added to the list. The former Tampa Bay quarterback is expected to be pursued by San Francisco if the team cannot acquire Kirk Cousins from Washington, according to the Sacramento Bee. Rumors are..." March 06

  • Buccaneers’ Mike Glennon could make $14 million

    Fanrag Sports "Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon is expected to land a contract somewhere between $14-15 million next season as he enters free agency this upcoming Thursday, according to Charles Robinson of Yahoo. Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon is expected to land a..." March 06

  • Mike Glennon officially has no agent (unofficially does)

    Pro Football Talk "With free agency approaching, players like Darrelle Revis and Colin Kaepernick were wise to officially hire agents. Mike Glennon, however, does not yet officially have one. NFLPA records still show that Glennon is unrepresented. It’s an important point as Tuesday approaches, since at that point..." March 05

  • DeSean Jackson expected to sign with the Buccaneers

    Sportsnaut "Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson will be one of the top free agent receivers when the league opens for business next week. He’s already been linked to the Philadelphia Eagles in what would be a reunion for the two sides. That makes sense considering Philadelphia will be looking for..." March 05

  • Vincent Jackson wants to play in 2017

    Pro Football Talk "Wide receiver Vincent Jackson turned 34 in January and has missed 17 games over the last two seasons, but neither of those facts appear to be giving him pause about continuing his NFL career. Adam Caplan of ESPN reports that Jackson plans to play in 2017. He will become a free agent next week..." March 03

  • Bucs offer to make Glennon highest-paid backup QB in NFL

    Tampa Bay Times "The Bucs have offered to make Mike Glennon the highest-paid backup quarterback in the NFL. Glennon is expected to reach free agency and will likely receive an opportunity to at least compete as a starter. But Glennon is said to be closely evaluating every situation and leery of signing with a..." March 02

  • NFLPA boss DeMaurice Smith says he wants weed treated as health issue, like concussions

    USA Today "The NFL Players Association plans to propose updates to the collectively bargained substance abuse policy that repositions marijuana use as a player health and safety issue, along the same lines as revisions to concussion protocol in recent years. NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith told..." March 02

  • Bucs won't reveal Jackson's plans but feels like retirement

    Tampa Bay Times "He's proud of what he's accomplished in his career. He's a Buc for life. They have the utmost respect for what he has done on the field and in the community. This is the way the Bucs are talking about receiver Vincent Jackson, who appears to be moving on. But to what? A new team or..." March 02

  • Mike Glennon Had a Better Rookie Year Than Carson Wentz, is He a Legit QB1 Option?

    The Big Lead "With Tony Romo only headed to a winning team, and the Patriots maybe not trading Jimmy Garoppolo, the QB options are scant for the teams that need one. Let’s list those teams: Buffalo Bills (Cardale Jones, EJ Manuel) New York Jets (Bryce Petty, Christian Hackenberg) Cleveland Browns..." March 01

  • Bucs GM, coach acknowledge Jameis Winston's mistake but support QB

    ESPN "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Wednesday acknowledged that Jameis Winston made a mistake last week with his choice of words to elementary school children regarding gender roles that drew public scrutiny, but they said they fully support the quarterback. Speaking to reporters at the NFL scouting..." March 01

  • Competition Committee discussing centralizing review system

    NFL.com "The NFL's Competition Committee is discussing two proposals that would significantly alter officiating -- whether to make referees full-time employees and how to centralize the replay review system. According to one league official familiar with the committee's conversations during its meetings..." March 01

  • League considering full-time referees, again

    Pro Football Talk "The issue of full-time officials has percolated from time to time over the past five years. Indeed, the 2012 labor deal between the league and the NFL Referees Association gave the NFL the right to hire up to 17 full-time officials. The NFL once again is considering whether to finally follow..." March 01

  • Buccaneers tender Cameron Brate as exclusive rights free agent

    Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers have tendered another one of their exclusive rights free agents. Wide receiver Adam Humphries headlined a group of four exclusive rights free agents to get tenders from the team on Monday and Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports that tight end Cameron Brate has received one..." February 28

  • Fantasy football involvement caused NCAA suspension of UR baseball players

    Richmond Times-Dispatch "Two of the University of Richmond’s best baseball players are among five who have begun this season suspended for NCAA rules violations related to fantasy football involvement. Right-hander Keenan Bartlett, a junior who Baseball America recognized in the preseason as the A-10’s third-best..." February 28

  • Bucs tender Adam Humphries, three other exclusive rights free agents

    Tampa Bay Times "Exclusive-rights free agents are something of a formality in NFL transactions, as all a team must do to retain an ERFA is tender a one-year, league-minimum contract. The Bucs did just that with four of their six ERFAs on Monday, extending tenders to WR Adam Humphries, DB Jude Adjei-Barimah, LB..." February 28

  • Mia Khalifa 'Hey Ladies, Jameis Winston's Not Sexist ... He's Just Not That Smart'

    TMZ "Ex-porn star turned sports blogger Mia Khalifa says everyone piling on Jameis Winston's comments needs to CALM DOWN ... saying the dude isn't sexist, he's just not great with words. Khalifa shot to fame as the #1 adult star on PornHub a couple years ago (she's still ranked #2 even in..." February 25

  • Buccaneers release former Pro Bowler Verner

    Tampa Bay Times "The Bucs are releasing veteran cornerback Alterraun Verner, who was due to make $6.5-million this season but had fallen into a backup role behind Brent Grimes and Vernon Hargreaves. Verner, 28, came to the Bucs in free agency in 2014 and started 14 games, but was limited to six starts in 2015..." February 24

  • Jameis Winston laments 'poor word choice' in elementary school speech

    ESPN "Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston says he made a "poor word choice" in making stereotypical gender comments during a speech at an elementary school on Wednesday. While speaking to third- through fifth-graders at Melrose Elementary in St. Petersburg, Florida, Winston called on the..." February 23

  • Bucs reach settlement with Lawrence Tynes in MRSA lawsuit

    Tampa Bay Times "The Bucs have reached a settlement with former kicker Lawrence Tynes, who had sued the team in 2015, seeking $20-million and claiming that their negligence regarding a MRSA infection ended his NFL career in 2013. According to Hillsborough County court records, Tynes and the team signed off Feb...." February 22

  • DeSean Jackson could join Jameis Winston and the Bucs in free agency

    ESPN "ESPN National NFL Insider Josina Anderson reported Tuesday that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could be a possible destination for free agent wide receiver DeSean Jackson due to his rapport with quarterback Jameis Winston. The Bucs are searching for a big-play threat to line up opposite Mike Evans,..." February 21

  • Alshon Jeffery's 5 best free agency fits do not include Eagles

    Sporting News "Alshon Jeffery is the NFL's best free-agent wide receiver in 2017. Unlike the top players at other marquee positions, Jeffery will hit the open market, as his current team, the Bears, are unlikely to franchise tag him for a second consecutive year. With several teams in desperate need of a No...." February 21

  • Bucs raise season ticket prices for second straight year

    Tampa Bay Times "After their first winning season in six years, the Bucs are making some of their fans pay more to see a game at Raymond James Stadium next season. For the second year in a row, Tampa Bay is raising season ticket prices for most seats, with increases as much as 20 percent for some upper- and..." February 19

  • Bucs haven’t given up on Doug Martin for 2017

    Florida Football Insider "Contrary to what you may have heard coming out of the rumor mill, the Buccaneers have not given up on the idea of Doug Martin running the ball for them again in 2017 or beyond. The word from inside One Buc Place is that the Bucs intend to play the Martin situation out and see where things stand..." February 16

  • NFL sets cap percentages for franchise tags

    Pro Football Talk "The franchise-tag crop report has arrived. Sort of. Prior to 2011, the non-exclusive franchise tenders were determined by averaging the five highest cap numbers at each position from the prior year. Starting in 2011, the tenders are determined by the aggregate sum of the salary cap for the five..." February 15

  • Bucs’ DL Gerald McCoy insists he’s not hurt

    Fanrag Sports "Tampa Bay Bucs’ DL Gerald McCoy had to play through a number of injuries last year. In Week 12, a win over the Seattle Seahawks, he banged up his ankle and foot. Reports at the time said: “Tampa Bay head coach Dirk Koetter noted McCoy suffered a foot and ankle injury in the Week 12 win and was..." February 14