Buccaneers Rumors & News

  • Bucs officially release Nicks, add CB Edwards

    Tampa Tribune "It was almost a week ago that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers parted ways with projected starting left guard Carl Nicks. It wasn’t until Wednesday, however, that they officially released him and filled his spot on the 90-man training camp roster. When they made that move, the Bucs added cornerback..." July 30

  • Barron's knee still not 100%

    Tampa Tribune "Almost a year removed from a collision that left him with cartilage damage in his right knee, Tampa Bay Buccaneers S Mark Barron says he's still not 100 percent despite having surgery to correct the problem in January. “No, I definitely don't feel like I'm 100 percent yet,” Barron said Sunday..." July 28

  • Buccaneers sweating it out this training camp

    Pro Football Talk "Most of the other teams in the steamy part of the country are going early or late (or to West Virginia) to avoid the heat. But the Buccaneers are charging right into the teeth of it, practicing in the swelter of the afternoon. According to JoeBucsFan.com, the heat index for today’s 1 p.m...." July 28

  • Bucs faced with an early test of resiliency

    Tampa Tribune "Optimism reigns this time of year in the NFL. Every team, be it a defending division champion or a cellar dweller, believes it has a chance to do something special. The Buccaneers are no different. But what makes the Bucs different from some teams, quarterback Josh McCown says, is their ability..." July 28

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    Rick Stroud @NFLSTROUD

    #Bucs S Mark Barron says he's not 100 percent following athroscopic surgery to repair cartilage in his R knee in Jan.

  • Carl Nicks, Buccaneers part ways

    Pro Football Talk "Two years ago, the Buccaneers pilfered free-agent guard Carl Nicks from the Saints with a five-year, $47.5 million contract. Now, Nicks is a free agent again. Jay Glazer of FOX reports that the Bucs and Nicks have struck a deal to end his time in Tampa. Glazer calls the situation an “amicable..." July 26

  • Bowers eager to show he can play up to potential

    Tampa Bay Times "The morning after his general manager challenged him to show up and prove something in training camp, Bucs defensive end Da'Quan Bowers said he knows he must be more than he's been in his first three NFL seasons. "No question about it, I owe it to this organization, owe it to this team. I've..." July 24

  • Carl Nicks excused from reporting to Bucs camp for personal reason

    Pro Football Talk "Buccaneers guard Carl Nicks did not participate in voluntary work with the team this spring and wasn’t able to practice during the team’s mandatory minicamp because of the toe injury and resulting staph infection that wiped out his 2013 season, but said in June that he felt like he would be ready..." July 24

  • McCoy excited about improved Bucs offense, McCown

    Tampa Bay Times "Gerald McCoy is eager to see the Bucs defense get back to being a dominating unit, but he has high expectations for improvement on the other side of the ball this season as well. "I'm really excited to see what happens with our offense. They have so many dynamic players on that side of the..." July 24

  • NFL in LA? It could happen sooner than you think

    Sporting News "At long last, after a 19-year absence, the NFL is ready to return to Los Angeles. It's no longer a matter of if, but when. Expect the NFL to announce a return to America's entertainment capital and the second-biggest market in the next 12 months, with one or two teams debuting in Los Angeles no..." July 24

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    Rick Stroud @NFLSTROUD

    Licht says they want to make a long time commitment to McCoy.

  • Buccaneers cut veteran corner D.J. Moore

    Pro Football Talk "Veteran cornerback D.J. Moore signed with the Buccaneers this offseason hoping to win their nickel job. As it turns out, he won’t be winning any job. The Bucs announced they cut Moore, and signed journeyman tackle J.B. Shugarts and undrafted linebacker Jeremy Grable." July 23

  • Tony Dungy elaborates on his Michael Sam comments

    Pro Football Talk "On Monday, the Tampa Tribune published Tony Dungy’s answer to the question of whether he would have drafted Michael Sam, the NFL’s first openly-gay player. Dungy’s 38 words triggered a flood of debate and controversy, and plenty of pointed criticism. On Tuesday, Dungy issued a statement..." July 22

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    Rob Rang @RobRang

    Draft started and is over with no players being selected.

  • Federal Judge Approves NFL Concussion Settlement

    Slate "A federal judge on Monday gave preliminary approval to the concussion compensation deal between the NFL and former players. The ruling comes two weeks after U.S. District Judge Anita Brody raised questions over whether the $675 million cap on damages paid by the league was sufficient to cover the..." July 08

  • Vincent Jackson writes a book for kids of military parents

    CBSSports.com "Many times the offseason focus in the NFL is on player behavior off the field. We lose sight of the cool things players do for communities, like Buccaneers wideout Vincent Jackson, who recently published a children's book for military families. Jackson, himself the son of two military parents,..." July 03

  • Buccaneers WR Mike Evans: 'I'm too heavy right now'

    CBSSports.com "The Buccaneers are expecting a big impact from rookie wide receiver Mike Evans, who should form a rebound receiver tandem with Vincent Jackson. But right now getting Evans in shape is probably a bigger concern. The former Texas A&M standout tweaked his hamstring in OTAs and admitted he's "not..." July 03

  • Warren Sapp stiffs waitress for 'horrible' service; Waitress responds

    CBSSports.com "Did you watch the World Cup at a bar on Tuesday? Did you tip your waitress afterward? Hall of Famer Warren Sapp did one of those things but not the other after watching the United States play Belgium at a bar in Florida. Sapp racked up a $69.39 bill during the match and left a zero dollar..." July 02

  • Buccaneers LB Casillas: Josh McCown reminds me of Drew Brees

    CBSSports.com "New Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith has said since March that Josh McCown is the team's starting quarterback and it doesn't look like anything happened during OTAs and minicamp that might chance Smith's mind. According to Tampa Bay linebacker Jonathan Casillas, McCown is playing on another level..." June 29

  • McCown Lands A Brees Comparison At One Buc

    JoeBucsFan.com "Don’t think starting quarterback Josh McCown is the pulse and absolute leader of the Buccaneers? Well, you Mike Glennon Mobsters (and you know who you are) might want to hear these words of a Tampa Bay linebacker. Plugging his New Jersey life skills and football youth camp recently on..." June 27

  • How will the Buccaneers’ running back rotation sort itself out?

    Pewter Report "The Buccaneers players are off until they have to report back to Tampa on July 23 to begin what many are hoping and expecting to be a rebound season from the 4-12 disaster of 2013. Excitement abounds with Lovie Smith now in place as the team’s head coach and an influx of new players that the..." June 27

  • NFL agrees to blank check to pay concussion damages

    New York Post "The NFL’s stalled concussion settlement with 4,500 former players appeared to pick up steam again Wednesday when the league agreed to lift the cap on money available to eligible victims. Under the new agreement, the NFL must pay claims for the next 65 years while no longer limiting the fund for..." June 26

  • Why Advertisements are Probably Coming to NFL Jerseys

    ACME Packing Company "The Green Bay Packers wear some of the most iconic uniforms in all of sports. They're simple, clean, a palette of football nostalgia that harkens back to the days where you could drink scotch at work, smoke on airplanes and mustaches were a defining feature of one's manliness. If you like these..." June 22

  • NFLPA collusion lawsuit to proceed

    Covers.com "A court overturned a decision to dismiss the NFLPA's lawsuit against the NFL for collusion stemming from salary cap penalties toward the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins in 2012. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on Wednesday reportedly overturned a decision by Judge David..." June 20

  • Buccaneers sign first-round pick, WR Mike Evans

    CBSSports.com "The Buccaneers have signed No. 7 overall pick, receiver Mike Evans, the team announced Thursday. Though it seemed there was a possibility Tampa Bay would take a quarterback in the first round, the Buccaneers instead selected the tall, physical receiver who shined with Johnny Manziel at Texas..." June 12

  • Lovie Smith will reduce Doug Martin’s workload to keep him healthy

    Pro Football Talk "Doug Martin got the ball 495 times in his first 21 NFL games. And in his 22nd game, Martin suffered a season-ending shoulder injury. Now the new Bucs coaching staff is saying that in order to preserve Martin’s health, he’ll get a smaller workload than the old coaching staff gave him. Offensive..." June 11

  • Buccaneers talked to Cardinals about possibly trading Mike Glennon

    CBSSports.com "If Mike Glennon were confused about his present and future role with the Buccaneers, you could understand why. After a solid rookie season by Glennon in the aftermath of the Josh Freeman debacle, newly-hired coach Lovie Smith almost immediately brought in Bears backup quarterback Josh McCown and..." June 11

  • Bucs’ line has much to prove

    Tampa Tribune "George Warhop might not have settled on his starters yet, but the new offensive line coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has a definitive vision for the collective responsibility of his group. “I’ll be honest with you, I think we determine the entire team,’’ Warhop said of a unit that could..." June 07

  • Bucs hoping DE Bowers can get in shape

    Tampa Tribune "No one with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had a more disappointing training camp last year than defensive end Da’Quan Bowers. Given a starter’s job during the offseason by then-coach Greg Schiano, Bowers showed up for camp out of shape and promptly gave it away. Now Bowers may be on the brink of..." June 06

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    Brian McCarthy @NFLprguy

    focusing on 3 cities for now to potentially host next year's Draft (NYC, Chi, LA). other cities remain in the mix

  • Roman numerals holiday: NFL not using them for Super Bowl 50

    Sporting News "There will be no Super Bowl L. Oh, don't worry, the NFL's annual championship game and crossover sports spectacle will still take place at the San Francisco 49ers' new Levi's Stadium in 2016. It just won't be labeled with a Roman numeral that translates to English shorthand for "loser." The..." June 05

  • Bucs' RBs will share carries

    ESPN.com "Tampa Bay Buccaneers coordinator Jeff Tedford was guarded in what he said about his offense Tuesday. But he did have one tidbit that might be of use to fantasy football players. If you have Tampa Bay running back Doug Martin, you can count on him splitting carries. "I don't believe that one..." June 04

  • Report: NFLPA mulls change on how players get paid

    Fox Sports "The NFL Players Association is proposing an idea, which would assist players in managing their money by changing the pay cycles of their base salaries, according to a USA Today Sports report. The proposal would mean players would be paid on a bi-weekly schedule over a 52-week calendar year,..." June 03

  • Ex-Buc McCants arrested in Pasco

    Tampa Tribune "Keith McCants, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ first-round pick in 1990, was back in jail Thursday, arrested in New Port Richey on charges of driving without a license and possessing drug paraphernalia. McCants, 46, who lives in Spring Hill, was arrested by Port Richey police just after midnight,..." May 31

  • Buccaneers Owner Malcolm Glazer Passes Away

    NFL.com "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are saddened to announce the passing of Owner/President Malcolm Glazer earlier this morning at the age of 85. A dynamic business leader, Glazer helped mold the Buccaneers into a model franchise and one respected league-wide. Since being purchased by Glazer in 1995, the..." May 28

  • Another Bad Sign For Clayborn’s Bucs Future

    JoeBucsFan.com "When Lovie Smith called second-year man Steven Means his “prototype” defensive end last week, that was just another big clue Adrian Clayborn’s Tampa Bay future is in doubt. The size, speed and long arms Lovie was referencing in means are not among Clayborn’s attributes. Consider the..." May 27

  • The Buccaneers are recruiting all newborns in the Tampa Bay area

    USA Today "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may have figured out a way to fill Raymond James Stadium for generations to come. The team launched a “Bucs Babies” program to try and create, literally, a life-long fanbase. Any baby born at one of the five Florida Hosptals in the Tampa Bay area will be welcomed to the..." May 25

  • Bucs signing McCoy a priority

    Tampa Bay Times "With the draft and free agency behind them and two important front-office executives hired, the Bucs have opened negotiations with Gerald McCoy in hopes of signing him to a long-term contract before he potentially becomes a free agent next year. GM Jason Licht contacted McCoy's agent, Ben..." May 25

  • Glennon fits QB bill for Smith, Licht

    Tampa Tribune "The biggest call of the offseason is in the books. Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith has named Mike Glennon the Bucs quarterback of the future and general manager Jason Licht says he’s on board with that. But how did Smith and Licht come to make that decision? Well, it turns out there..." May 24

  • Bucs hire former Chargers scout as college director

    Pro Football Talk "With the NFL Draft in the books, it’s time for the guys who prepared for them to line up work for the future. The Buccaneers announced they hired Mike Biehl as director of college scouting. Biehl spent the last 13 years with the Chargers, the last six as their assistant director of college..." May 23

  • Bucs’ Wright not forgotten among new TE targets

    Tampa Tribune "Tim Wright was one of the few bright spots to emerge from the general gloom that was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 2013 season. A rookie wide receiver-turned-tight end, the Rutgers product slowly developed into the Bucs’ best option at the latter position, ranking second on the team in receptions..." May 23

  • Ten NFL marquee matchups and odds every football fan must bet

    Covers.com "Las Vegas sports book CG Technologies, formerly known as Cantor Gaming, made a big splash in the NFL betting market last Friday night with their release of pointspreads for every NFL game from Week 1 through Week 16. Here, we take a look at 10 marquee matchups that, based on our numbers,..." May 21

  • Wright pushing for playing time

    ESPN.com "Ever since the Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted Austin Seferian-Jenkins, it seems as if the other tight ends on the roster have been forgotten by the general public. But one other tight end has caught the eye of coach Lovie Smith. That's second-year pro Tim Wright. "Tim is a guy I should have..." May 21

  • Bucs' first-round pick notches first injury

    Tampa Bay Times "A one-on-one passing drill ended the day for two valuable players. Texas A&M WR Mike Evans, the Bucs' first-round draft pick, and free agent CB Mike Jenkins were injured early in the first organized team activity workout Tuesday. Evans "tweaked" his left hamstring and Jenkins had the wind..." May 21

  • Bucs shuffles the roster, add the trick shot artist

    Pro Football Talk "It’s becoming obvious that Alex Tanney’s greatest trick is maintaining employment. The quarterback who rose to fame through his Youtube video of trick shots has found another home, signing with the Buccaneers today. Tanney was let go in Cleveland most recently, and has also had stints with..." May 21

  • Mike Evans isn’t what we expect in a receiver

    Pro Football Talk "The receiver position either attracts or creates prancing, preening prima donnas, who are loud and proud and sometimes downright obnoxious. As a result, the fans and the media don’t quite know how to act when encountering a receiver who is quiet and measured and concise. Enter Buccaneers..." May 20

  • Dashon Goldson targets training camp

    ESPN.com "Buccaneers safety Dashon Goldson said Tuesday he’s likely to be held out of the remainder of the offseason program. Goldson is recovering from foot surgery in February. Goldson said he injured the foot last season and wanted to get it cleaned up after the season. Goldson said he has a date in..." May 20

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    Roy Cummings @RCummingsTBO

    Jamon Meredith worked RG with first team today. Patrick Omameh with second. HC Lovie Smith says competition there will continue through camp

  • Cheerleader suing Buccaneers for paying less than minimum wage

    Tampa Tribune "When she was a cheerleader for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Manouchcar Pierre-Val said being on the squad let her have fun and give back to the community. But after less than a year, Pierre-Val decided cheerleading wasn’t a “smart choice for her because she wasn’t being compensated for the..." May 20

  • Buccaneers sign fifth-round pick Kevin Pamphile

    Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers are halfway to a fully signed draft class. The team announced Monday that they have signed fifth-round tackle Kevin Pamphile to the standard four-year rookie contract. With Pamphile signed, the Bucs have now signed three of their six draft picks from earlier this..." May 19