Buccaneers Rumors & News

  • An Overwhelming Number Of People Don’t Think Kids Should Play Tackle Football

    Uproxx "The true toll that playing football takes on the brain has come into focus over the last several years. We’ve reached a point where even the NFL is saying that playing can cause irreparable brain damage (Tell the truth! Tell the truth!), so it’s clear that America will need to reckon with the..." July 20

  • Despite Rooney Rule, minority NFL coaches still aren't hired often enough

    Sporting News "The number of minority coaches and assistants in the NFL has flatlined to an incredibly low number, ESPN.com reports. In the past five years, 22 new coaches have been hired, with Todd Bowles being the only minority coach hired despite the parameters set by the Rooney Rule in 2003. Former NFL..." July 19

  • NFL reportedly won't keep track of PSI numbers with microchips in footballs

    CBS Sports "Even after two years of tedious debate over whether or not Tom Brady and the Patriots could have masterminded a plot to mildly deflate some footballs, the NFL does not plan to use microchips installed in footballs to track PSI numbers. The NFL is putting microchips in footballs, though. The..." July 19

  • NFL teaches officials to rule all 'bang-bang' passes incomplete 'when in doubt'

    CBS Sports "Some good news in regards to the constantly confusing catch-rule emerged Monday: NFL officials finally received a simpler way to rule on passes that result in unclear outcomes. Some bad news, however, also surfaced: More incomplete passes might be coming this season. As ESPN's Kevin Seifert..." July 18

  • Roger Goodell never called Mark Wahlberg to complain about 'Ballers', NFL spokesperson says

    USA Today "In an appearance on Mike & Mike last week, Mark Wahlberg claimed that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell took time out of fighting with Tom Brady in court and the other things he does as the NFL Commissioner to call and complain about HBO’s Ballers, which uses a number of storylines from the league..." July 18

  • Former NFL players suing Riddell need to understand their own guilt, too

    Sporting News "The customer is not always right, as those who work or have worked in the service industry know. Riddell Inc., America's largest football helmet distributor and official provider for the NFL from 1989-2014, is dealing with some unhappy customers who are both right and wrong. Former Pro Bowl..." July 15

  • The Buccaneers should be more than just a contender by 2017

    Bucs Nation "Every year (except maybe 2009), the Tampa Bay Buccaneers say they want to make the playoffs. And almost every year, the Bucs disappoint. It’s now been nearly a decade since the team has last entered the playoffs, and it’s about time they get there again. ESPN’s John Clayton thinks Bucs fans will..." July 14

  • Polian: Next NFL CBA will focus on commissioner power

    Sportsnaut "Roger Goodell has irked the NFLPA with his actions during this current term for the Collective Bargaining Agreement. While the agreement runs through 2021, issues are already popping up as hot topics for the upcoming NFL CBA, set to be negotiated in five years. Bill Polian suggests that the..." July 14

  • Buccaneers and NFL can't punish Brent Grimes for Miko's mouth

    Sporting News "Miko Grimes locked her Twitter account Monday, so the immediate concern about what horrible thing she’ll tweet next is alleviated. But still fresh in minds in and around the NFL is whether the last, and arguably worst, public comment she made will take down the career of her husband, Brent, for..." July 12

  • Study finds Patriots have the best fans, Jaguars the worst

    The Score "New England Patriots fans have something else to brag about. A study conducted by Emory University professor Michael Lewis has Patriots fans ranked as the best in the NFL, followed by the Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, San Francisco 49ers, and Philadelphia Eagles. The results of the study..." July 12

  • Fantasy: 10 breakout candidates to target in your draft

    The Score "Every fantasy owner wants to discover the star player no one saw coming. It gives you bragging rights over the competition and puts you in position to make a run at the title. With only a few weeks left until players report to training camp, let’s take a look at this year’s breakout..." July 11

  • The Buccaneers didn’t really focus on Jameis Winston’s progress

    Bucs Nation "If you want to know what a team is focusing on, just look at their offseason moves. Apparently USA Today’s Michael Stern had some issues doing so, because he comes to a rather weird conclusion about what was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ priority this offseason. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will go as..." July 09

  • Louis Murphy makes drunk 911 call: 'I honestly don't know where I'm at'

    TMZ "Tampa Bay Buccaneers player Louis Murphy was so drunk and confused about why he was locked in a museum, he called 911 and he's now made the Hall of Fame ... for 911 calls. In the call obtained by TMZ Sports, the wide receiver tells the dispatcher he was a groomsman at his friend's wedding at..." July 08

  • Bucs rookie Dominique Robertson files complaint against police

    ESPN "The attorney for Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive lineman Dominique Robertson filed a formal complaint Thursday against the Riverside County Sheriff's Department in Riverside, California, claiming that his client was denied access to water, his attorney and medication when detained for questioning..." July 08

  • The NFL's Catch Rule Got A Little More Complicated

    Deadspin "The NFL published its updated 2016 rulebook this week, and here’s a list of some of the bigger changes. But c’mon, we all want to see what the ever-evolving, always-baffling catch rule looks like now, so we can pretend we have any idea what we’re talking about when there’s a catch..." July 07

  • Bucs' Louis Murphy woke up locked in museum after wedding

    Tampa Bay Times "Bucs receiver Louis Murphy may have enjoyed a college teammate's wedding a bit too much this past weekend in Palm Beach. Murphy, 29, was not charged with any crime, but woke up early Saturday morning and found himself locked in the Flagler Museum, where former Gators teammate and Ravens..." July 06

  • Bucs Dominique Robertson Shot in Butt; Cops Don’t Believe His Story

    Black Sports Online "Bucs rookie Dominique Robertson was shot twice outside of his apartment complex, at least that is what he says, cops believe something else happened, but they aren’t sure what. Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive lineman Dominique Robertson was shot twice in the leg by an unknown suspect while..." July 05

  • Buccaneers OL Dominique Robertson's Mother Says Son Was Shot in California

    Bleacher Report "Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie offensive lineman Dominique Robertson reportedly suffered gunshot wounds that sent him to the hospital in California. Per Alex Groves and John M. Blodgett of the Press-Enterprise, Robertson's mother, Tijuana Ross, confirmed her son was taken to and released from..." July 02

  • Spence Wants To Stay In Tampa Bay; Expecting Good Things From Bucs’ Defense

    Pewter Report "NFL players in contract years have had good runs of success recently, including even some for the Buccaneers. Last year running back Doug Martin parlayed an excellent 2015 season into a multi-million dollar payday, and while deep down Bucs nose tackle Akeem Spence – who is entering the final..." July 02

  • Report: Goodell earned $32M in 2015

    The Score "The NFL paid commissioner Roger Goodell $32 million for 2015, according to a tax filing obtained by Daniel Kaplan of Sports Business Journal. Since the NFL changed its status from a non-profit to a profitable venture, this is the last year Goodell's salary will be on public record. " June 30

  • Miko Grimes claims husband's release from Dolphins 'had nothing to do with me'

    JoeBucsFan.com "Fun stuff from NFL superwife Miko Grimes on ESPN Radio yesterday. Joe’s got the audio and the highlights of Miko diving deep on many topics, including her husband Brent Grimes’ contract negotiations. Co-hosts Sarah Spain, Jane McManus and Kate Fagan had an entertaining and tension-heavy..." June 28

  • NFL offseason arrests less frequent than years past

    Sportsnaut "Negative press dominates headlines, but the NFL is seeing a positive development when it comes to players getting arrested in the offseason. As detailed by Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, only nine NFL players have been arrested this year since January 1, which is down from 13 last year, 21..." June 27

  • NFL owners haul in $222.6 million each for 2015 shared revenue

    Sportsnaut "The NFL, and its owners, just keep getting richer. In a report by Eben Novy-Williams of Bloomberg, the league divided up $7.1 billion in revenue, which is an increase of six percent from the previous year. ESPN’s Darren Rovell has done the math, and as we can see each NFL team owner received a..." June 27

  • Gerald McCoy laughs off criticism about his work ethic

    The Score "Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy did some good old fashioned laughing, presumably out loud, over Twitter on Thursday. After ESPN reporter Vaughn McClure cited a "reliable source" saying McCoy didn't work hard under Lovie Smith, the laughter cascaded down McCoy's timeline,..." June 24

  • NFL takes unusual step of involving position coaches in looking at more kickoff rule changes

    USA Today "The NFL is assessing the viability of further rules changes on kickoffs with unprecedented input from the league’s special teams coordinators, who want to save the exciting play from extinction. Dean Blandino, the NFL’s vice president of officiating, recently held a conference call with special..." June 21

  • Bucs' Seferian-Jenkins vows to stay off Twitter until playoff win

    Bucs Nation "Austin Seferian-Jenkins apparently realized that clowning on fans on Twitter, or threatening to fight them, isn’t a good look, no matter how ugly the things they tweet at you are. He apologized for his tweets this week, and has now decided to give up on the platform all together — until a playoff..." June 18

  • Koetter understands the risk of going for two on a regular basis

    Pro Football Talk "It’s easy for NFL coaches to talk about going for two all the time. It’s another thing for coaches to do it. New Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter understands that. Via JoeBucsFan.com, Koetter told Steve Duemig of WDAE in Tampa that “mathematically, it does make sense” to go for two every time. As..." June 17

  • Miko Grimes offers advice to Ayesha Curry after 'rigged' Finals tweet

    The Score "Ayesha Curry was roasted mercilessly after accusing the NBA of being "rigged for money" following her husband Steph's ejection from Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night. Among those weighing in on the matter was Miko Grimes, the outspoken wife of Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Brent..." June 17

  • Winston finding daylight in making decisions on field

    Tampa Bay Times "Jameis Winston dropped back to pass, surveyed the field, cocked his right arm and did something he would have never attempted when faced with a similar situation last season. He ate the football. Decided to tuck and run. And without stretching the chains, you could measure how much the Bucs..." June 15

  • Austin Seferian-Jenkins apologizes to fans and coaches

    Bucs Nation "Austin Seferian-Jenkins got into a few controversies last week, getting sent off the practice field for not knowing what he was doing, and then going off on fans on Twitter, even threatening one fan. Neither of those things are good, but he apologized for them after practice today. The Tampa Bay..." June 14

  • Bucs planning on putting more and more on Jameis Winston

    Pro Football Talk "There’s a reason Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter wanted to limit what he threw at quarterback Jameis Winston last year. Because he had ringside seats for a first-round pick being overwhelmed, and he didn’t want it to happen again. Koetter told Robert Klemko of TheMMQB.com that he’s putting..." June 13

  • Koetter on Bucs' 5-10 cornerbacks: 'They're not going to grow'

    Tampa Bay Times "Much has already been made of the fact that three of the Bucs' top corners for the upcoming season -- Brent Grimes, Alterraun Verner and rookie Vernon Hargreaves -- are undersized at 5-foot-10, but head coach Dirk Koetter said Thursday their height isn't going to be changing. "They're not going..." June 10

  • The Buccaneers have to massively improve their special teams

    Bucs Nation "Perusing the web on yet another slow offseason in the NFL and I find this nugget on ESPN. Although the thoughts around K Roberto Aguayo have been kicked to proverbial death, I am always looking out for other aspects that might help bridge gaps for the acquisition as well as trading up for..." June 09

  • Bucs' Seferian-Jenkins excused from practice for 'not knowing what he was doing'

    NFL.com "Austin Seferian-Jenkins' offseason of redemption isn't going swimmingly. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end was sent off of the practice field Thursday. Coach Dirk Koetter told reporters ASJ was sent home because he "didn't know what he was doing," per the Tampa Bay Times. Koetter said the..." June 09

  • Roberto Aguayo signs his contract, completing the Buccaneers draft class

    Bucs Nation "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed all of their 2016 NFL draft picks: Roberto Aguayo just signed his four-year contract, according to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times and Scott Smith of Buccaneers.com. The second-round kicker was likely the last pick to sign because there was no precedent for..." June 07

  • NFL owners, coaches say a developmental league is needed and here's what's brewing

    CBS Sports "The limos were lined up bumper-to-bumper around the sprawling driveway and the private planes waited on tarmacs nearby as NFL owners scrambled to get back home after wrapping up another league meeting. In a nearby ballroom, commissioner Roger Goodell began addressing the media, his statements..." June 07

  • NFL Twitter Hacked, Announces Roger Goodell's Death

    Deadspin "Some gremlin got access to the NFL’s Twitter account today and announced the death of commissioner Roger Goodell. NFL PR flack Brian McCarthy quickly corrected the record: The other two tweets were also deleted. The NFL appears to have regained control of its account. The fake cause of..." June 07

  • 20 Different Players to Take Part in Celebrity Family Feud NFL Edition This Summer

    Total Pro Sports "If you enjoyed the Gronkowski Family‘s appearance on Celebrity Family Feud last summer, you’ll love what the NFL has in store for you this year. ABC is mixing up the format of Celebrity Family Feud for Season 2. While many of the episodes will feature celebrities and their actual families, a..." June 07

  • NFL curious about marijuana as potential medical alternative

    Sporting News "While it’s not saying so publicly, the NFL is exploring the viability of marijuana as a medical option for its players. In a profile on Ravens offensive tackle Eugene Monroe’s marijuana advocacy, the Washington Post reports NFL senior vice president for player health and safety Jeff Miller and..." June 07

  • Bucs' Austin Seferian-Jenkins aims to stay on field

    Tampa Bay Times "Austin Seferian-Jenkins reached for the pass and clawed the football away from the defender before heading to the end zone. It was only the second snap from scrimmage during Thursday's practice, but it's the kind of highlight-reel play that has tantalized Bucs fans about the tight end. So much..." June 03

  • Chiefs complete draft class signings

    Pro Football Talk "The Chiefs signed third-round cornerback KeiVarae Russell to his rookie contract Friday. Russell had two interceptions last season at Notre Dame. He was an immediate starter and Freshman All-American in 2012 and again a productive player in 2013. He sat out the 2014 season as part of an..." June 03

  • Don't expect a sophomore slump from Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota

    SB Nation "The dreaded sophomore slump is the reason why Jameis Winston set out to lose weight this offseason after he had a Pro Bowl campaign as a rookie. But the reality is that quarterbacks are almost always better in their second season and the sophomore slump is a rare occurrence for passers. Just..." June 03

  • Bucs' Lavonte David: We can be best defense ever

    Tampa Bay Times "If you weren't sure of the confidence and excitement exuding from Bucs players this spring, consider LB Lavonte David, who was asked Thursday just how special the defense can be this fall. "I think we can be the best defense ever, to be honest. I'm going to go out there and say it," David..." June 03

  • A mid-season Glennon trade?

    Bucs Nation "ESPN ran a neat little 100 2016 NFL predictions feature a couple of days ago, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers showed up for two of those predictions, one involving each of their top two quarterbacks. The first was that Jameis Winston would lead the NFL in passer rating and touchdowns -- in..." June 01

  • Warren Sapp keeps talking, manages to make himself look even worse

    Pro Football Talk "Hall of Famer Warren Sapp used a few words last week to object to Ravens defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan wearing his old No. 99 as a tribute. And given the brevity of the message, it might have been fair to think he was kidding, or not particularly serious about his objections. But no, this..." June 01

  • Buccaneers Announce Stadium Naming Rights Extension

    NFL.com "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Raymond James Financial today announced an extension to their current naming rights partnership that ensures Raymond James Stadium will remain the name of the team’s home field through the 2027 season. The arrangement marks the second such extension of the original..." May 31

  • NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says Tampa strong Super Bowl host candidate

    Tampa Bay Times "Tampa, home to four Super Bowls in its history, missed out on a fifth when the latest wave of games was announced by the NFL this week, but commissioner Roger Goodell wrote a letter Thursday to Bucs co-chairmen Bryan and Joel Glazer, reassuring them Tampa remains a strong candidate for future..." May 29

  • Jameis Winston drops 18 lbs in effort to avoid sophomore slump

    ESPN "Jameis Winston looked at his fellow Pro Bowlers with a tinge of envy. It's not that he didn't believe he should be playing among the NFL's best in the game -- the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback passed for 4,042 yards, the third-most by a rookie in league history -- but Winston took note of the..." May 28

  • From walk-on to NFL: Bucs sign FSU DB Javien Elliott

    Tampa Bay Times "Elliott, 5-foot-10 and 184 pounds, had 37 tackles last season, with four tackles for loss and an interception. The Bucs had an opening on their roster after safety John Lowdermilk, signed two weeks earlier, was placed on the reserve-retired list Tuesday. Elliott caught the eye of Bucs general..." May 26

  • Roger Goodell on NFL’s concussion issue: ‘This is our No. 1 priority’

    Sportsnaut "Holding a press conference at this week’s NFL spring meetings, commissioner Roger Goodell had to answer questions involving an Outside the Lines report suggesting that the league attempted to influence a government study on concussions. Primarily focusing on what seems to be league-mandated PR..." May 25

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