Buccaneers Rumors & News

  • Bucs might look to draft to add downfield receiving threats

    Tampa Bay Times ""We need more speed and when we say playmakers, playmakers and explosive plays are one and the same," he said. "Guys that can make explosives, guys that can catch a 10-yard pass, break one tackle and turn it into a 30-yard gain. … In my opinion, we played close to our talent level." It was no..." April 24

  • Buccaneers continue to reveal truth about HBO’s Hard Knocks

    Florida Football Insider "You really have to give the Buccaneers credit. They’re doing a great job, at least on the public eye, of embracing the fact they were chosen as the featured team for the new season of HBO’s Hard Knocks. And make no mistake, this was indeed someone else’s choice. It certainly wasn’t the Bucs...." April 23

  • Don't look past pass rushers as top Bucs pick

    Tampa Bay Times "If you don't have a franchise quarterback in the NFL, the search for one is always a draft priority. And once you have one, another must is a dominant pass rusher who can get to the other team's franchise quarterback. Do the Bucs have such a pass rusher on their roster? Noah Spence had 5.5..." April 21

  • Bucs are hoping Ali Marpet’s latest transition is a snap

    Pro Football Talk "Buccaneers right guard Ali Marpet has made a pretty good transition from Division III to the NFL. Now, they’re asking him to do something he’s never done before in a game. According to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, the Buccaneers are going to experiment with moving the 2015 second-rounder..." April 21

  • Jameis Winston dreamed of being a foot doctor before football career took off

    TMZ "Jameis Winston didn't always dream of becoming a superstar in the NFL ... instead, the Tampa Bay Bucs QB says he wanted to work on FEET for a living. The Pro Bowl signal caller revealed his childhood inspiration in a Twitter Q&A ... saying a family podiatrist left such a big impact on his life,..." April 21

  • NFL owners chipped in millions to fund President Trump’s inauguration events

    Sporting News "Redskins owner Daniel Snyder was among many high-rolling sports figures to contribute to President Donald Trump's inaugural festivities, including six other NFL owners who donated $1 million, The Washington Post reported, citing a Federal Election Commission filing it obtained. The Republican..." April 20

  • Dirk Koetter: ‘I wish I wasn’t on’ HBO’s ‘Hard Knocks’

    Sportsnaut "Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter enjoys HBO’s “Hard Knocks.” So, you think he’d be thrilled that his team was recently chosen for 2017’s version of the show. Then again, maybe not. “I like watching the show,” he said, per Roy Cummings of Florida Football Insiders. “I just wish I..." April 19

  • Phil Simms joining CBS’ The NFL Today as studio analyst

    Sportsnaut "CBS announced Wednesday that Phil Simms will be joining the show The NFL Today as a studio analyst. Simms had previously made it clear he wasn’t done working in broadcasting after being bumped for Tony Romo in the live booth next to Jim Nantz. A consummate professional, we expect Simms to..." April 19

  • Poll: 87 percent of NFL fans oppose their team drafting player with history of violence against women

    Sportsnaut "According to one poll, the majority of NFL fans aren’t on board with their favorite team drafting a player who has physically abused a woman. “A Marist poll conducted for HBO’s Real Sports found that the vast majority of fans — 87 percent — say that they would oppose their favorite NFL team..." April 19

  • Josh Huff in program to avoid possible jail sentence

    CSN Philly "Former Eagles wide receiver Josh Huff is in a pretrial intervention program stemming from a November arrest for unlawful possession of a firearm, according to NBC10 Philadelphia. If Huff, now with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, stays within the parameters of the program, the charges will be..." April 19

  • Gerald McCoy: Ali Marpet can become 'a dominant center'

    Tampa Bay Times "Lots of news to come from One Buc Place on Monday, but we talked to defensive tackle Gerald McCoy for the first time since the Bucs said they'll be experimenting with guard Ali Marpet at center this spring. McCoy goes up against him in practice every day, so he was asked how well Marpet might..." April 18

  • Bucs' major announcement? 'Hard Knocks'

    Tampa Bay Times "All indications are that the HBO sports documentary series, in conjunction with NFL Films, has chosen to go to training camp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The team has scheduled a news conference for 1 p.m. Wednesday for an undisclosed ‘major announcement.’ However, for the past several weeks,..." April 18

  • Ryan Griffin, five others sign tenders with Buccaneers

    Pro Football Talk "Mike Glennon left the Buccaneers to sign with the Bears as a free agent this offseason, opening up a spot as the No. 2 quarterback behind Jameis Winston in Tampa. The team officially got one of the quarterbacks who will be vying for that job under contract on Monday. The Buccaneers announced..." April 17

  • Gerald McCoy: I haven’t done enough to lead my team

    Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers have undergone numerous changes to their roster, coaching staff and front office over the last seven years, but one constant has been defensive tackle Gerald McCoy’s presence in the middle of the defensive line. McCoy has made All-Pro and Pro Bowl teams over that span and..." April 17

  • Jameis Winston “absolutely” would play with Adrian Peterson after working out with him

    ESPN "Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston found an unlikely training mate in former Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson this offseason. The two worked out together in Houston and Winston raved about Peterson on Monday when he was back in the Bucs facility. "Being able to be in the..." April 17

  • Gerald McCoy: Joe Mixon is best RB in 2017 draft

    Yardbarker "The closer we get to the 2017 NFL Draft, the more we’re seeing people around the NFL speak in favorable terms about former Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon. On Monday morning, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy lauded Mixon as the top running back in the draft. We recently took a..." April 17

  • Buccaneers pick up Mike Evans’ fifth-year option

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers "As an NFL general manager, Jason Licht has to make a lot of difficult decisions. This was not one of them. On Monday, during his annual pre-draft press conference, Licht revealed that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had exercised the fifth-year option on the contract of Pro Bowl wide receiver Mike..." April 17

  • Doug Martin reports for start of Buccaneers’ offseason work

    NFL.com "Doug Martin is among the Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporting for work on Monday. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the running back is out of rehab, in a good place, and back in the team facility participating in offseason workouts. Martin reporting to camp isn't a surprise, but..." April 17

  • Truth and lies: Tales of the Bucs and the draft

    Tampa Bay Times "A year ago at the NFL scouting combine, I wrote about only two players: cornerback Vernon Hargreaves and defensive end Noah Spence. They offered solutions at positions of need for the Bucs, and it figured the team might target one or both early in the draft. The Bucs selected Hargreaves No. 11..." April 16

  • NFL Teams Have Inquired About WR Vincent Jackson, Still Looking To Play In 2017

    NFL Trade Rumors "Free agent WR Vincent Jackson mentioned during an interview with WDAE-AM 620 that he still wants to play and has received some “inquiries” from interested teams. Jackson was asked specifically if he believes he thought he would be a fit with the Buccaneers, even after they signed DeSean Jackson..." April 16

  • Ex-Bucs WR Louis Murphy arrested at airport on gun charge

    Tampa Bay Times "Former Bucs receiver Louis Murphy was arrested Wednesday morning at Tampa International Airport on a felony count of carrying a concealed weapon. Murphy, 29, was arrested at 9:10 a.m. Wednesday by Tampa International Airport Police, booked at 11:25 a.m. and was released on $2,000 bond at 2:45..." April 13

  • Bucs bring FSU RB Dalvin Cook in for predraft visit

    Tampa Bay Times "The Bucs' predraft evaluation of FSU running back Dalvin Cook continued Wednesday night, as the team brought him in for an official visit to One Buc Place. Cook, frequently paired with the Bucs at No. 19 in mock drafts, is the latest in a long line of backs brought in by the Bucs, including..." April 13

  • NFL players on the trading block: Big names who could get dealt

    ESPN "Of all the potential NFL offseason storylines, "Seahawks trade Richard Sherman" would have ranked among the least believable two or three months ago. Yet, here we are. Sherman and the Seahawks, one of the most beautiful and successful pairings of player and NFL organization in the past..." April 12

  • NFL Relocation Fees Are Revenues The Players Will Never Touch

    Deadspin "NFL owners are poised to rake in a fortune from the recent franchise relocations of the Rams, Chargers, and Raiders. Those owners naturally won’t be sharing a penny from that windfall with the players. As a condition of approving all three franchise moves in the last 15 months, the league..." April 11

  • NFL releases 2017 preseason schedule

    NFL.com "The NFL released the entire 2017 preseason schedule Monday. The 65-game slate features eight nationally televised matchups, including a game between the Chargers and Rams at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Aug. 26 at 8 p.m. ET. The 2017 preseason will kick off Thursday, Aug. 3 (NBC, 8 p.m...." April 11

  • NFL Fining Players Who Participated In Vegas Arm Wrestling Event

    CBS Pittsburgh "Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is reportedly getting fined by the NFL, but not for what you might think. Over the weekend Harrison and dozens of other current and former NFL players reportedly participated in the Pro Football Arm Wrestling Championship at the MGM Grand Hotel &..." April 10

  • J.R. Sweezy’s new deal not as good as his old one

    Pro Football Talk "After missing 2016 with an injury, Bucs guard J.R. Sweezy has recently agreed to a restructured deal — one that isn’t as good as his old one. A previous ESPN report indicating that Sweezy had the opportunity to make more money was incorrect. PFT has confirmed that the deal gives the Bucs more..." April 09

  • Buccaneers host RB Joe Mixon for pre-draft visit

    Yardbarker "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will likely be looking for a running back in the upcoming 2017 NFL Draft. Starter Doug Martin will miss the first three games of the season to suspension. And after that, there’s not a whole lot to write home about on the team’s depth chart. Already potentially linked..." April 08

  • J.R. Sweezy’s injury prompts restructured contract

    Pro Football Talk "Much has changed in the 13 months since J.R. Sweezy signed a five-year, $32.5 million contract with the Buccaneers. A back injury required off-season surgery in 2016. The recovery process took longer than anticipated. The former Seahawks guard missed the entire year. Recently, his contract was..." April 08

  • Bucs bracing for Hard Knocks shoulder tap

    Tampa Bay Times "It's looking more and more like this may happen. The Bucs believe they are among the top candidates to be chosen for HBO's Hard Knocks, the sports documentary produced in conjunction with NFL Films. Right now, they are bracing for it. If selected, they plan to just embrace it. Tampa Bay is..." April 08

  • Bucs to unveil next phase of Raymond James Stadium renovations

    Tampa Bay Times "The Bucs' plans for the next phase of renovations at Raymond James Stadium will be unveiled Tuesday morning during a press conference. The latest enhancements will be phase three of the $150 million-plus in renovations that began in 2015. " April 07

  • Bucs want to continue preseason joint practices with Jaguars

    Tampa Bay Times "A year ago, the Bucs held joint practices during training camp at Jacksonville and at home against Cleveland prior to preseason games with the Jaguars and Browns. Looking back, coach Dirk Koetter believes that might have one been too many. “I like joint practices a lot but we went back, we did..." April 06

  • Amazon Scores With Live-Streaming Rights For NFL 'TNF' Package

    Sports Business Daily "Amazon will replace Twitter in live streaming the NFL’s “Thursday Night Football.” The company will livestream the 10 “TNF” games carried by CBS and NBC as part of a one-year deal that the league announced late Tuesday. Amazon paid $50M for the rights, substantially more than the $10M that Twitter..." April 05

  • Hard Knocks will remain on HBO with new four-year deal

    Awful Announcing "When it comes to sports documentaries, HBO’s Hard Knocks was revolutionary. It may be impossible to believe it now, but Hard Knocks has been around since 2001 when the Baltimore Ravens first took the plunge to allow HBO cameras into their training camp. Since that time the NFL has had a team..." April 03

  • Charlie Garner's post-football life ruled by fear as his brain fails him

    Sporting News "It's lunchtime and Charlie Garner sits in a restaurant near his home, looking and sounding like a man on top of the world. He is 45 now, but he appears nearly as fit as he did during an 11-year career as an NFL running back. He says he still has a good chunk of the money he earned playing..." April 03

  • Almost no way to picture Adrian Peterson with the Bucs

    Tampa Bay Times "If a picture is worth 1,000 words, what is Vikings running back Adrian Peterson worth when pictured with Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston? Peterson and Winston are working out together with famed trainer Tim Grover and a photograph posted on Twitter by quarterback whisperer George Whitfield, Jr...." April 01

  • Bucs lack proven backup for Jameis Winston

    Tampa Bay Times "Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston has started all 32 of the Bucs' games since he came to the NFL. He's durable, and that's a good thing, because he's only the most important player on the team. But what if something were to go wrong. What if he got hurt? Would that make the backup quarterback the..." April 01

  • Long-snapper Garrison Sanborn returns home with Bucs

    Tampa Bay Times "When Garrison Sanborn was a student at Jesuit High School, he would drive past Raymond James Stadium on his way to school every day. This fall, the 31-year-old will be back in Tampa, having signed with the Bucs as a long-snapper after eight years with the Buffalo Bills. "I always wanted to play..." March 31

  • 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 NFC South, and it isn’t who you think. While the Falcons were a blown 25-point lead away from being the Super Bowl champions in February, there’s another young team a little south of Atlanta that might be poised to take the next step, possibly..." March 31

  • Titans' Mike Mularkey and Bucs' Dirk Koetter are watching each other

    ESPN "The Tennessee Titans and Tampa Bay Buccaneers didn’t play in 2016 and they aren't scheduled to play in 2017. Still, their second-year head coaches, Dirk Koetter and Mike Mularkey, will be watching film of each other as they are led by the first (Jameis Winston) and second (Marcus Mariota) picks..." March 30

  • Dirk Koetter 'anxious' to hear about Jameis Winston's workouts with Adrian Peterson

    ESPN "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers didn't make a move for Adrian Peterson in free agency, but the All-Pro running back has piqued the interest of head coach Dirk Koetter, thanks to a photo that surfaced on social media Tuesday of quarterback Jameis Winston and Peterson training together. Winston's..." March 29

  • 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