Buccaneers Rumors & News

  • Good to be bad? Dirk Koetter's call for bold, brash Bucs

    Tampa Bay Times "The draft had just ended in April and the Bucs were celebrating a rookie class that included Alabama tight end O.J. Howard, who unexpectedly fell to them with the 19th overall pick. With camera lights glaring, coach Dirk Koetter was asked what he wanted the identity of his team to be. He..." July 21

  • ESPN Has Finally Set An Official End Date For ‘Mike And Mike’

    Uproxx "When ESPN announced their new television programming lineup for 2018 would include a solo show for Mike Greenberg, fans of ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike knew the end of the show was near. The two made the official announcement of their impending breakup back in May, but even then it was a brief note..." July 17

  • Miko Grimes repeats claim that she got Brent Grimes cut by the Dolphins

    SI "Not all love stories begin with a spark. In this one, boy and girl could hardly converse at first; he spoke monosyllabically (when he spoke at all). She was eight years older than him and thought he was a scrub. She towered over him in her heels. And she was convinced that he was gay. “We were..." July 14

  • Britney Spears' team plans to get back to the Super Bowl

    New York Daily News "Oops, she wants to do it again. Britney Spears’ associates have had “secret discussions” with television and advertising execs tied to Super Bowl LII, according to a source close to the situation. The game will take place Feb. 4 in Minneapolis. “Britney has made it clear to her team that it..." July 12

  • Oddsmakers still have Bucs outside playoffs in 2017

    Tampa Bay Times "There's a national buzz building about the Bucs getting back into the playoffs in 2017, but the oddsmakers in Las Vegas are still cautious about whether Tampa Bay can make its first postseason appearance in 10 years. The latest playoff odds from Bovada.lv have the Bucs getting 8:5 (or 1.6-to-1)..." July 11

  • Bucs lament their pay vs. big NBA contracts

    Tampa Bay Times "It has become an annual rite of summer: ridiculously huge NBA contracts handed out in free agency reminding NFL players that their contracts aren't fully guaranteed and aren't as ridiculously huge as their basketball counterparts. NBA teams have much smaller rosters — 15 players instead of 53 —..." July 10

  • O.J. Howard finds mental adjustment to NFL

    Pro Football Talk "O.J. Howard hasn’t been in the NFL long, but in two months, he has figured out the adjustment from college is more mental than physical. “Everything went well with organized team activities and mini-camp,” Howard said, via the Montgomery Advertiser. “It’s more of a mental change than physical...." July 10

  • Charles Sims appears to be odd man out in Bucs’ backfield

    Pro Football Talk "After struggling through an ugly season last year, Buccaneers running back Charles Sims may be out of work this year. Sims, who managed just 2.9 yards a carry for the Bucs in 2016, looks like a long shot to make the 53-man roster, according to Buccaneers.com. The team’s website indicates that..." July 09

  • Bucs rookie LB Paul Magloire headed to IR after surgery

    Tampa Bay Times "It was a surprising move in late May when the Bucs waived-injured undrafted rookie linebacker Paul Magloire in a roster shuffle to add healthy depth to the defensive line for offseason workouts. But Magloire's time with the Bucs is not over yet -- the former Arizona star confirmed Friday that..." July 08

  • Mike Evans: Playing with Desean Jackson is going to be awesome

    Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers may have the best 1-2 punch at wide receiver in the NFL this year. That’s the word from Mike Evans, who thinks he and DeSean Jackson will combine to be a pair of receivers that other defenses can’t stop. “This is going to be awesome,” Evans told the Houston Chronicle...." July 08

  • Buccaneers' Jameis Winston explains his plan 'to be the greatest of all time'

    CBS Sports "Jameis Winston was the first overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft and he's started every game for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers over the last two seasons. The former Heisman Trophy winner has also lived up to the franchise-quarterback hype, which is a 50/50 proposition for passers taken in the first..." July 06

  • Jameis Winston on O.J. Howard: He's just a specimen

    NFL.com "Jameis Winston is one of the biggest winners this offseason. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers added DeSean Jackson in free agency along with O.J. Howard in the draft, constructing an arsenal of aerial talent that is one of the most fearsome position groups in the league. The duo will help stretch..." July 02

  • Buccaneers defense was among NFL's best when its pressure got to the QB

    Tampa Bay Times "It doesn't matter how many times they've thrown a football. It doesn't matter how many seasons they've played. It doesn't matter whether they have a degree from Harvard or Central Florida. Every NFL quarterback, from Tom Brady to Jameis Winston, is less successful when he faces pressure from..." June 30

  • Jameis Winston could set Bucs' career TD record in 2017

    Tampa Bay Times "How often can a player reset an NFL franchise's career passing record before his 24th birthday? Jameis Winston has a shot to do that with the Bucs this fall. Winston is entering his third NFL season, but his promising start -- combined with the Bucs' middling quarterback history -- could get..." June 29

  • Dirk Koetter won’t necessarily be saving a seat for Doug Martin

    Pro Football Talk "At a time when Buccaneers running back Doug Martin has received plenty of praise for his work during the offseason, his coach has opted for pragmatism regarding the things that will, or won’t, happen when Martin returns from the final three games of his PED suspension. Asked during an..." June 22

  • Jameis Winston tired of hearing other QB’s names listed above his

    Sportsnaut "In terms of greatness, Jameis Winston has yet to reach the pinnacle of his profession. However, that hasn’t stopped the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback from dreaming about being the game’s greatest quarterback. Even before being drafted, he made it clear he was aiming to supplant the GOAT, Tom..." June 22

  • Jameis Winston's completion percentage: Don't worry about it

    Tampa Bay Times "If only he hadn't missed his target. We wouldn't be talking this summer about whether the 2017 Buccaneers can end the franchise's playoff drought … because the 2016 team would have already done it. Since entering the NFL in 2015, Winston has completed less than 60 percent of his passes. Imagine..." June 22

  • Three Bucs whose return from injury could have a big impact

    Tampa Bay Times "More than any other sport, availability is the most coveted ability in football. Spend too much time in the training room and you can not only lose a starting position, it can end your career. With that in mind, for several Bucs players, 2017 will serve as a comeback. They are sometimes..." June 19

  • A better way to judge Bucs LBs Lavonte David, Kwon Alexander

    Tampa Bay Times "Lavonte David and Kwon Alexander have built reputations as tackling machines. Alexander's 108 tackles last season led the NFL. David's 67 ranked 44th, but he finished second in 2014 and 11th in 2015. As visible as David and Alexander are, we know that racking up a lot of tackles isn't..." June 18

  • What to make of Jameis Winston's mini-camp interceptions

    Tampa Bay Times "The hot summer sun was beating down on the final day of Bucs mini-camp. Coach Dirk Koetter made a deal: If kickers Roberto Aguayo and Nick Folk make two field goals each without missing, practice is over. Both did their job and the giddy players mobbed the kickers, cheering at the chance to..." June 17

  • Bucs GM Licht: Doug Martin looks like 2015 Doug Martin

    NFL.com "Perhaps no veteran player has done more to improve his standing during offseason workouts than Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin. A clear cut candidate after struggling last year and being suspended at the end of the season for violating the NFL's drug policy, Martin has earned..." June 16

  • Jameis Winston is 'aiming to be elite,' his head coach says

    Tampa Bay Times "Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston wrapped up his third NFL off-season Thursday and he is a far different player than the promising Heisman Trophy winner from Florida State who was the No. 1 overall pick in 2015. The biggest difference? Winston is now aiming to become elite, according to coach..." June 16

  • Dirk Koetter: Chris Godwin reminds me of Roddy White

    Pro Football Talk "Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter used to run the offense for the Falcons and he got a close look at Roddy White while he was filling that role in Atlanta. White is retired now, but Koetter feels like he’s seeing some of what the wideout brought to an offense when he takes a look at his team’s..." June 15

  • Latest chapter in Aguayo-Folk ends in a 'swarm'

    NFL.com "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicking competition continues to be, pound-for-pound, the greatest show of the NFL offseason. And this baby is just heating up. First, a quick refresher: Last year, the Bucs traded up in the draft to select Florida State kicker Roberto Aguayo in the second round...." June 15

  • Why Bucs receiver Mike Evans is feeling older

    Tampa Bay Times "Last week, while explaining a play against the Seattle Seahawks last year, Bucs receiver Mike Evans dropped a throwaway line about Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman. "Even though we're close in age, he's had a few more years than me in the league." They're not that close in age. Sherman..." June 10

  • Mike Evans embraces double coverage

    Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers have beefed up their offense for 2017. The thinking is that the new players may open up the field for receiver Mike Evans. There’s a chance, however, that Evans will open up the field for them. “I’m going to be happy [with the field opening up for me] when I see it,” Evans told..." June 08

  • Players' union believes language in many rookie deals violates CBA

    ESPN "The NFL Players Association has identified language in about 160 of this year's rookie contracts that it believes violates the collective bargaining agreement and is considering filing grievances to have the deals voided. "The union has undergone a comprehensive review of rookie contracts and..." June 07

  • Bucs rookie WR Chris Godwin is already impressing

    USA Today "Former Penn State wide receiver Chris Godwin may have just been drafted, but he’s already busy turning heads and sparking quite a bit of discussion. During this week’s press conference at One Buc Place, coach Koetter made it clear that Godwin has already made a splash in OTAs and is off to a fast..." June 05

  • Here’s why Panthers aren’t scared by Bucs’ O.J. Howard, Falcons’ Devonta Freeman

    Charlotte Observer "The quietest player in the linebackers’ corner of the Carolina Panthers locker room could very well be that group’s most important defensive weapon in the years to come. Shaq Thompson won’t be Carolina’s starter in Week 1 of the 2017 NFL season, and he knows it. That’s still veteran Thomas..." June 03

  • Is The NFLPA Still Preparing For A Lockout?

    Pro Football Rumors "We learned back in May that the NFLPA’s board of representatives had approved a plan that would set aside millions of dollars into a “work-stoppage fund,” allowing the players to make some money if an NFL season is cancelled or delayed. Now, it sounds like the Players Association wants the..." June 03

  • The NFL will allow liquor ads during their games this year

    The Comeback "You’re about to start seeing liquor ads during NFL games this season. According to the Wall Street Journal, the NFL has relented on allowing liquor ads during games, though the total spots will be limited to just four per game and two during pre and postgame shows. The NFL said it will accept..." June 03

  • Jameis Winston helping Bucs' Ali Marpet with move to center

    Tampa Bay Times "Ali Marpet has had two weeks of non-contact practices to begin his transition from guard to center, and the third-year Bucs lineman said the mental aspect of his new position is a challenge in itself, though he's getting help from quarterback Jameis Winston. "Jameis does a phenomenal job of..." June 02

  • Bucs GM: Roberto Aguayo 'actually getting better,' team 'excited' by his progress

    CBS Sports "Days after Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter said there was "a little tension" in battle for the kicking job -- one that includes 2016 second-rounder Roberto Aguayo and veteran Nick Folk -- general manager Jason Licht offered his support for the embattled Aguayo, who was among the league's worst..." June 02

  • John Clayton cracks joke after being laid off by ESPN

    Sportsnaut "With ESPN since 1995, long-time NFL reporter John Clayton received news that he was the latest victim of layoffs from the sports leader. It’s just the latest example of ESPN cutting its budget as a way to make up for sagging ratings and profits. In confirming the news on Wednesday, the..." May 31

  • NFLPA wants players to start saving money in advance of next work stoppage

    Pro Football Talk "It’s already been six years since the last NFL work stoppage. Which means that it’s only four years until, possibly, the next one. The NFL Players Association wants its players to be ready for it then by saving money now. “We wound up in a situation where unfortunately [savings] didn’t..." May 31

  • 11 recent NFL Draft picks on the verge of becoming busts

    Fox Sports "Every year, a handful of players taken in the first round turn out to be busts. It’s a disappointing trend in the NFL, but it’s the harsh reality teams and players have to face. There are a number of guys taken in recent drafts who are on the verge of becoming draft busts. Whether it’s due to..." May 31

  • Dirk Koetter: Bucs’ kicking competition is tense, and that’s good

    Pro Football Talk "Buccaneers practice went silent last week as second-year kicker Roberto Aguayo continued to struggle, suggesting that the players and coaches in Tampa realize they’re watching a young kicker show he’s not up to the pressure of the NFL. But Bucs coach Dirk Koetter says he welcomes the..." May 29

  • DeSean Jackson's talent impresses Adam Humphries

    NFL.com "Even as a 30-year-old speed receiver, DeSean Jackson is still turning heads. "I mean, how old is he?" Bucs wideout Adam Humphries told Pewter Report. "He runs so smooth, take the ball he caught [deep ball over Vernon Hargreaves last week], he makes it look so easy. It is a blessing what he..." May 29

  • Roberto Aguayo in danger of losing kicker job with Bucs

    Larry Brown Sports "Roberto Aguayo could be in danger of losing his job as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ placekicker a year after the team moved up in the draft to select the kicker in the second round. Not only did the Bucs sign Nick Folk for $750,000 guaranteed to bring some competition at the position, but The..." May 29

  • Bucs kicker Nick Folk focused on own performance, not competition

    Tampa Bay Times "Nick Folk, an incumbent for most of his career as an NFL kicker, finds himself the challenger with the Bucs, setting up one of the team's most interesting position battles in the fall. "The way I look at it is if I take care of my business, whatever happens is going to happen," said Folk, 32,..." May 28

  • Buccaneers sign second-rounder Justin Evans

    Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers waited a while before signing their draft picks, but they have made quick work of it since getting the ball rolling. First-round pick O.J. Howard signed his deal on Monday, three more picks agreed to terms on Tuesday and the team announced on Thursday that second-round safety..." May 26

  • NFL continues to punish top assistant coaches

    ALL 22 "There are probably a lot of disappointed assistant coaches around the NFL this week. At the beginning of the week, there was a sense of joy and triumph amongst them. However, that elation and satisfaction has been tabled. On Tuesday, when the NFL owners met in Chicago for their annual May..." May 26

  • Buccaneers, Jaguars to hold joint practices in August

    Pro Football Talk "The Jaguars and Buccaneers will be spending some practice time together for the second straight year. The teams announced on Thursday that they will spend two days practicing together in Jacksonville this summer. They will practice on August 14 and 15 before facing off in a preseason game at..." May 25

  • Bucs RB Doug Martin says he is 'stronger person' after drug rehab

    ESPN "Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin broke his silence Thursday, speaking publicly for the first time since leaving the team in Week 16 to enter a drug treatment program. "It was a journey of self-development," Martin said. "It was definitely hard being away from my friends and family...." May 25

  • Dirk Koetter criticizes Bucs’ Twitter for trolling Falcons with ’28-3′

    Sportsnaut "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Atlanta Falcons got into a friendly Twitter joust Wednesday, with the end result being the Bucs account trolling the Falcons with a 28-3 reference. As you might be aware, that represents the score of Super Bowl LI before the Falcons allowed the New England Patriots..." May 25

  • Roberto Aguayo needs to stop missing kicks pronto

    NFL.com "Last month, we pumped up the upcoming training camp battle between Bucs kickers Roberto Aguayo and veteran newcomer Nick Folk as one of the most fascinating subplots of this summer's Hard Knocks. Based on what we're hearing out of OTAs in Tampa, it's fair to wonder if there will be any drama..." May 24

  • Super Bowl LV relocated to Tampa; L.A. to host SB LVI

    NFL.com "The Super Bowl's long-awaited return to Los Angeles will be delayed, but only for a year. Days after it was revealed the opening of the Rams and Chargers' joint stadium would be delayed by a year, league owners voted unanimously Tuesday to relocate the site of Super Bowl LV in 2021 from L.A. to..." May 23

  • Roberto Aguayo fails in first public head-to-head with Nick Folk

    JoeBucsFan.com "Oh, boy. Not a good start to spring kicking — in front of media — for Roberto Aguayo. During a special teams period at this afternoon’s no-pads practice — 11-on-11 while kicking into narrower-than-normal goal posts — Aguayo missed at least three of the four kicks he attempted. The first..." May 23

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick on Jets dismissal: 'They pulled the chair out from under me'

    Sporting News "Ryan Fitzpatrick realized that being cut by the Jets is just part of the business, but that doesn't make the transition any easier. The veteran quarterback was signed as Jameis' Winston's backup late last week, and he was ready for practice Tuesday afternoon. When asked about his dimissal from..." May 23

  • Tampa new favorite to host L.A.’s Super Bowl

    Pro Football Talk "The record rains in Southern California might be costing more than a season of Rams and Chargers games. With the league reluctant to play a Super Bowl in the first year of a new stadium, other contenders are now in the mix to host the 2021 Super Bowl. According to Jeff Duncan of the New..." May 23

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