Buccaneers Rumors & News

  • NFL will review Calvin Johnson rule, narrow goal posts

    SB Nation "The league is still considering reducing the width of the goal post and will review the "Calvin Johnson Rule" this offseason. The NFL competition committee will examine reducing the width of the goal post uprights this offseason, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Each year the..." January 30

  • NFLPA to give own salary-cap projection for 2015

    USA Today "For the first time, the NFL Players Association plans to issue its own projections for the 2015 salary cap to counter what it perceives as deflated league projections that can impact teams' budgeting and, in turn, hold down spending. NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith made the..." January 30

  • Report: Bucs have 'sights set' on Oregon QB Marcus Mariota

    CBSSports.com "Although many NFL executives and scouts consider Jameis Winston the better quarterback prospect, "there's a real sense that Tampa Bay has its sights set on Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota," reports ESPN's Adam Schefter. "So for now, Mariota shapes up as the most likely No. 1..." January 30

  • Thin QB crop could mean high demand for Bucs’ Glennon

    Tampa Tribune "The growing consensus among NFL scouts and draft analysts is that no position group runs out of top-level 2015 draft prospects sooner than quarterback. The 2015 class of free-agent quarterbacks isn’t any deeper. With Mark Sanchez, Brian Hoyer and Shaun Hill expected to lead the way, it too..." January 27

  • Bucs' McCoy: 'Mutant' Suh is the best DT in NFL

    Detroit Free Press "Gerald McCoy signed the richest contract for a defensive tackle in NFL history in October, but he said that the man who's about to top his deal is the best player at his position right now. During an appearance on ESPN's "Mike & Mike" radio show this morning, McCoy was asked who is the best..." January 22

  • Bucs QB Johnson paid to have footballs altered before SB 37

    Tampa Bay Times "Four days before the biggest game of his life, quarterback Brad Johnson broke an NFL rule to help the Bucs win Super Bowl XXXVII. At 34, Johnson had developed a few compulsions during his career. He changed his socks and shoes every quarter, and over the course of a game he replaced everything..." January 21

  • Albert Haynesworth pleads guilty to reckless boating

    USA Today "Former NFL defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth pleaded guilty to a reckless boating charge Tuesday in Knox County (Tenn.) court. Haynesworth, a two-time Pro Bowler who played seven seasons with the Tennessee Titans, faced five charges at his arraignment, including violations of Tennessee..." January 20

  • Buccaneers face $7 million question on Michael Johnson

    Pro Football Talk "One of the benefits of the new trend toward pay-as-you-go contracts comes from the reality that, if the player doesn’t perform at a level worthy of his pay, the team can tell him to go. Last year, the new regime in Tampa opted not to continue the year-to-year, $16 million annual deal for..." January 19

  • Buccaneers reportedly prefer Jameis Winston to Marcus Mariota

    Bucs Nation "According to Charlie Campbell of Walter Football, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers currently prefer Jameis Winston to Marcus Mariota. Sources say it is early in the process, and things could change in the months to come. Coaches getting involved in draft evaluations can make a big difference in a..." January 17

  • Bucs part with interim play-caller Arroyo

    Tampa Tribune "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers parted ways with quarterbacks coach and interim play-caller Marcus Arroyo, the team confirmed on Friday. Arroyo, a rookie NFL quarterbacks coach, was thrust into the difficult position of calling plays last year after offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford left the team in..." January 16

  • Could Peyton play elsewhere in 2015?

    Pro Football Talk "With the Broncos and coach John Fox engaging in the most recent NFL “mutual parting,” the biggest question moving forward is whether the Broncos and quarterback Peyton Manning will have a “mutual parting,” too. Manning, who abhors change, may not want to return — if he decides to keep playing...." January 13

  • Conflicting reports on Rod Marinelli

    ESPN.com "There are conflicting reports out there about Rod Marinelli perhaps joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' coaching staff. Pro Football Talk reported that Marinelli is expected to become Tampa Bay's defensive coordinator. That makes plenty of sense because Marinelli and Tampa Bay coach Lovie Smith..." January 12

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    ProFootballTalk @ProFootballTalk

    Just heard Cowboys defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli is expected to become the defensive coordinator in Tampa.

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    Greg Auman @gregauman

    .@bucs3000 Not sure they'll obliterate the line like that. Listening to Lovie, I expect EDS & Mankins back. Surprised if Collins is back.

  • Bucs Announce Offensive Coordinator

    NFL.com "Lovie Smith said the Tampa Bay Buccaneers wanted to be thorough in their search for someone to lead their offense, but to find the answer as soon as possible. They managed to do both and hit upon the right man for the job less than two weeks into the new year. On Thursday, the Buccaneers announced..." January 09

  • Trade? Bucs should just say no with No. 1 pick

    Tampa Bay Times "That's my advice for Bucs general manager Jason Licht and coach Lovie Smith. Go underground. Go incommunicado. Cut off all ties to the outside world. Whatever you do, be sure to stay clear of every general manager, coach, owner and front-office type in the NFL. For that matter, don't even..." January 06

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Bucs interviewed ex-#Bears head coach Marc Trestman for their vacant offensive coordinator job, sources says. He does know the QB

  • Winston may not be an option for the Bucs

    Scout.com "As the debate rages on about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafting either Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston or Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, the most important thing about it all is that neither has officially declared for the draft. However, reality may be that the Bucs could have one..." January 05

  • Report: Greg Roman interviews for Bucs offensive coordinator job

    Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers were not able to get an interview with Mike Mularkey, but they still need an offensive coordinator and the quest to find one reportedly continued with Greg Roman. Roman spent the last four years running the offense for Jim Harbaugh with the 49ers and he’ll get a chance to..." January 04

  • 2014 AP All-Pro Team

    Pro Football Talk "Via USA Today and NFL.com, here is the first-team All-Pro squad as announced by The Associated Press on Friday. Fifty NFL writers compose the AP’s voting panel: OFFENSE Quarterback: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay. Running back: DeMarco Murray, Dallas; Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh. Fullback: John..." January 02

  • Mariota-Winston Rose Bowl matchup an audition for Bucs'

    Tampa Tribune "Who’s your granddaddy? There will be more than 90,000 people at the Rose Bowl today, two in particular. Stiff Arm Alert. It’s time for Jameis and Marcus. Settle in and enjoy, Bucs fans. There has never been a showcase exactly like this: two Heisman winners on one football field, the..." January 01

  • Bucs’ McCown endorses former Bears coach for offensive coordinator

    Tampa Tribune "Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown threw together the best season of his career and earned himself a starter’s job in Tampa while playing for Marc Trestman at Chicago last season. It should come as no surprise then that McCown gave Trestman what appeared to be a ringing endorsement..." January 01

  • Falcons OC Dirk Koetter to interview with Buccaneers

    Fox Sports "Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter is expected to interview for the same position this weekend with Tampa Bay, a source told FOX Sports. Koetter is considered a strong candidate to replace Jeff Tedford, who left the Buccaneers to become head coach of the CFL's B.C. Lions...." January 01

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    Duron Carter had his 1st NFL visit today, in Tampa. Also scheduled to visit MIN, KC, and IND on tis first leg. Son of HOF WR Cris Carter

  • Saints Complete 23-20 4th Quarter Comeback over Tampa Bay

    Canal Street Chronicles "Despite three Drew Brees interceptions the Saints were able to overcome a 13-point deficit in the fourth quarter to win a meaningless game over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Saints can't even lose properly. They were well on their way to better draft position and an easier schedule in 2015,..." December 29

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    Dane Brugler @dpbrugler

    If the #Raiders lose to Denver, here is the 2015 NFL Draft top-7 order: 1. TB 2. TEN 3. JAX 4. OAK 5. WAS 6. NYJ 7. CHI

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    Greg Auman @gregauman

    Bucs have agreed to a new deal with tight end Brandon Myers, which lowers his 2015 salary but adds new year to keep him in Tampa thru 2016.

  • Bucs extend Louis Murphy 3 years

    ESPN.com "Wide receiver Louis Murphy has agreed to a three-year contract extension with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the team announced Friday morning. Murphy, 27, had been scheduled to become a free agent after the season." December 26

  • A final chance for Bucs' potential free agents to showcase selves

    Tampa Bay Times "A year ago, free agency hit the Bucs lightly, with only a handful of part-time starters leaving to sign modest deals elsewhere. The significant losses were by choice, as the front office cut loose several veterans to shed high-priced contracts and free up room for free agent spending of its..." December 26

  • 2015 Pro Bowl: Complete roster

    NFL.com "The rosters for the 2015 Pro Bowl, which will be Jan. 25, 2015 at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN in Glendale, Arizona, the site of Super Bowl XLIV, were announced Tuesday. Like last year, it's the unconferenced format with players selected without regard to conference in voting by fans, coaches and..." December 24

  • Packers beat Buccaners to advance to post season

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Aaron Rodgers came in battling the flu and strained a calf in the second series. The opposing defense was playing with Super Bowl zeal. You really never know in the National Football League, especially on the road. The Green Bay Packers needed a default man, the player all of his teammates..." December 22

  • Reports of fans outside Raymond James Stadium hit by lightning

    Pro Football Talk "A frightening scene is unfolding outside Raymond James Stadium as there are reports of fans being hit by lightning. According to Bay News 9, Tampa Fire Rescue has responded to the stadium. Officials said from five to seven people were being transported to a local hospital for treatment." December 21

  • Tedford: Was healthy enough to coach Bucs in October

    Tampa Tribune "Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford indicated Friday that he was healthy enough to resume his coaching duties with the team as far back as October. “I had to make sure I went through the proper rehabilitation period, but I’ve been good to go for a couple of months now..." December 20

  • Is Glennon still Bucs’ quarterback of the future?

    Tampa Tribune "The fact that he has yet to unseat the struggling Josh McCown as their quarterback of the present has left many wondering if Mike Glennon is still the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ quarterback of the future. Glennon is convinced he is. His coach doesn’t seem so sure anymore. Bucs coach Lovie..." December 18

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    Pat Yasinskas @PatYazESPN

    Bucs have released CB Crezdon Butler and signed DL Lawrence Sidbury.

  • Bucs place Gerald McCoy on injured reserve

    Pro Football Talk "There was some disagreement last week about the nature of the knee injury that defensive tackle Gerald McCoy suffered in Week 14, but there won’t be any disagreement about his status for the rest of the regular season. Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith announced Monday that McCoy is going to be..." December 15

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    Greg Auman @gregauman

    LB Lavonte David (concussion), LT Anthony Collins (elbow), TE Brandon Myers (calf) are listed by Bucs as probable for Sunday at Carolina.

  • NFL salary cap projected at $138.6 million

    Covers.com "The NFL salary cap is projected to be $138.6 million in 2015, a 4.21 percent increase over this year's $133 million. The projection was revealed to NFL owners at their meeting in Irving, Texas. That number could rise as high as $141 million, two team executives told USA Today. Last year,..." December 11

  • NFL approves new personal conduct policy

    SB Nation "Roger Goodell announced a new personal conduct policy at the NFL owners meetings Wednesday. The new policy will make several changes to how policy violations are handled. For example, accused players are expected to immediately be placed on paid leave after they have been charged. In addition, the..." December 10

  • Buccaneers place Brandon Magee on injured reserve, sign Jason Williams

    Bucs Nation "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have placed linebacker Brandon Magee on injured reserve after he suffered an injury during yesterday's game. To replace Magee, the Bucs signed linebacker Jason Williams. The former Dallas Cowboy, Carolina Panthers and Philadelphia Eagle has played 57 games since..." December 09

  • Buccaneers fans pick Marcus Mariota over Jameis Winston

    Bucs Nation "If it were up to Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans, Marcus Mariota would be the Bucs' starting quarterback next season. In yesterday's poll on Mariota and Jameis Winston, the Oregon quarterback came out ahead 78% vs. 22%. With nearly 2,750 votes, that's not a small sample of fans either. That outcome..." December 09

  • Bucs’ McCown battered, bloodied by Lions’ relentless defense

    Tampa Tribune "Josh McCown barely completed half of his passes, threw two interceptions and was sacked six times by the Lions on Sunday, but when the final gun sounded in a 34-17 setback, his teammates couldn’t wait to offer protection. Without the benefit of a credible ground game, McCown was battered by a..." December 08

  • No December slumber as Lions roar past Bucs

    Detroit News "Calvin Johnson didn't know the Lions' 34-17 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Ford Field Sunday ended a nine-game December losing streak. In 2012, the Lions lost five December games during their eight-game losing streak to end the season, and last year, they lost four games as part of a 1-6..." December 08

  • Buccaneers rise (fall) to top spot in NFL Draft order

    Pro Football Talk "As the playoff picture begins to come into focus, so does the other end of the spectrum, and things are tight there too. With three weeks left in the regular season, five teams are tied with 2-11 records as they chase the top spot in the NFL Draft, but of that illustrious group, the Buccaneers..." December 08

  • Buccaneers release offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "The Buccaneers announced Friday they have released offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford from his contractual obligations and will be seeking a new offensive coordinator for the 2015 season. Tedford took an indefinite leave of absence from the team in late September after undergoing a heart procedure..." December 06

  • Buccaneers part ways with O-coordinator Jeff Tedford

    Detroit Free Press "Health issues have forced offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to part ways. The team released him of his contract Friday. Tedford did not work since the third preseason game, then dealt with an undisclosed illness. In his place, quarterbacks coach Marcus Arroyo..." December 05

  • Bucs still chasing an offensive identity

    Tampa Tribune "There’s no question what the Tampa Bay Buccaneers want to do on defense. Coach Lovie Smith’s wish is to line up more often than not in a Cover 2 shell, limit big gains and take the ball away. What the Bucs want to do on offense is a more of a mystery. Smith always intended it to be that way,..." December 04

  • Nightmare game for OL Gilkey

    Tampa Tribune "Garrett Gilkey’s first NFL start at center was a memorable one, for all the wrong reasons. Claimed off waivers from Cleveland on the brink of the 2014 season, Gilkey suffered through an error-filled game filling in for Evan Dietrich-Smith, who was sidelined with an illness. The miscues..." December 01

  • Bengals cap 3-0 road trip with ugly win over Bucs

    Cincinnati Enquirer "A crisp blue sky, slight breeze off the water and 77 degree day provided a gorgeous setting for football at Raymond James Stadium. There was nothing beautiful, however, about what the Bengals did inside it. Fortunately for them, that doesn't matter this time of year. They needed to win. They..." December 01

  • LB David confident he’ll play Sunday

    Tampa Tribune "Until last Sunday, when a sore hamstring forced him to sit out the Buccaneers’ 21-13 loss to the Bears in Chicago, WLB Lavonte David had not missed a game since high school. “And the only reason I sat out that game was because I had a (sore) ankle and we were playing a not-so-good team,’’ the..." November 30