Buccaneers Rumors & News

  • The Buccaneers just might be the best team in the best division in football in 2017

    CBS Sports "There is a rising, young, confident team in the AFC South, and it isn’t who you think. While the Falcons were a blown 25-point lead away from being the Super Bowl champions last February, there’s another young team a little south of Atlanta who might be poised to take the next step, possibly..." March 29

  • NFL concussion settlement takes nasty turn

    ESPN "The $1 billion NFL concussion settlement -- nearly six years in the making yet still to deliver a penny to former players and their families for brain injuries stemming from football -- is revealing the underbelly of the legal system to former players and their families. As they finally close..." March 29

  • NFL: Concussions dropped by around 10 percent

    Fanrag Sports "According to the NFL, concussions dropped in 2016, falling by around 10 percent. That would make it appear that the strict concussion protocol has been working. Since the lawsuit, the NFL has been working to cut back on concussions. They originally rose with the new protocol, but the NFL..." March 28

  • 2017 NFL schedule: League reportedly hoping to unveil full schedule in late April

    CBS Sports "The release of the NFL schedule has become much more than an announcement with a long list of football games to be played in the future. It’s become a full-blown spectacle, with a three- or four-hour television program planned around it on multiple networks. This despite everyone already knowing..." March 28

  • Leaping block attempts on field goals, extra points expected to be banned

    ESPN "NFL owners are expected to pass a rule on Tuesday that will prohibit players from leaping over linemen to try to block field goal and extra-point attempts, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Sources said the league feels the play is too dangerous and a player could get flipped over and..." March 28

  • NFL Owners Approve Raiders' Relocation Proposal

    NBC New York "NFL owners have given the Oakland Raiders the green light to continue with their current home in the East Bay in favor of Las Vegas. Stay tuned for updates. Monday could be the day many fans of the "Silver and Black" have feared for years. NFL owners stationed in Phoenix could vote as..." March 28

  • The NFL has an odd rule about refs visiting Las Vegas during the regular season

    CBS Sports "If the Raiders want to have an officiating crew at the first game they play in Las Vegas, then the NFL is going to have change one of its weirdest rules, which you probably didn’t even know about: NFL refs aren’t allowed to visit Sin City during the season. Under current league policy, every..." March 27

  • NFL owners to rake in absurd money in Rams, Chargers and Raiders relocation fees

    Sportsnaut "NFL owners are in Phoenix, Arizona for the Annual League Meeting, and they’re expected to approve a proposal that would send the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas. Now we have at least one idea about why there is so much overwhelming support for the proposed move, as it means more money in the..." March 27

  • Three Bucs make NFL under-25 team, but not Kwon Alexander

    Tampa Bay Times "The league's official site put out an under-25 All-NFL team, showcasing the best young talent from its 32 teams, and the Bucs made a strong showing, with QB Jameis Winston, WR Mike Evans and G Ali Marpet making the list. No team in the NFL can boast as many players as the Bucs' three -- San..." March 24

  • Colin Kaepernick still has 6 possible routes to NFL employment

    Sporting News "Colin Kaepernick still has the skill set to be an NFL quarterback somewhere in 2017. But between his regression as a highly-paid starter and the controversy he now carries with his bold off-field stances, his value as an NFL free agent — fair or not — has dwindled down to a cheap backup option for..." March 24

  • Under proposed overtime rule, Bucs would have been a playoff team

    Tampa Bay Times "You don’t see too many ties in the NFL anymore, except for the ones worn by the suits in the league office. But the truth is, ties can come in many stripes. For instance, had the Bucs tied the Oakland Raiders instead of losing 30-24 in overtime last season, they would’ve made the playoffs at..." March 24

  • 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

  • ESPN formally announces Suzy Kolber, Samantha Ponder, Trey Wingo to head NFL studio shows

    Awful Announcing "Three weeks ago, Jim Miller reported that ESPN would replace Chris Berman with a trio of studio hosts: Trey Wingo, Suzy Kolber and Samantha Ponder. On Thursday, ESPN finally confirmed the news, announcing that Kolber will host Monday Night Countdown, Ponder will lead Sunday NFL Countdown and Wingo..." March 23

  • DeSean Jackson: Jameis Winston driven to be great

    NFL.com "Quarterback Jameis Winston lobbied hard for the Buccaneers to sign wideout DeSean Jackson, saying before free agency, "I've met him before, and we want DeSean. You better believe we want DeSean here." Now that Jackson calls Tampa home, the former Eagles and Redskins star made it clear how much..." 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