Buccaneers Rumors & News

  • Bills, Josh McCown working on a contract, per report

    Buffalo Rumblings "It's been well over a week since Josh McCown made a free agent visit with the Buffalo Bills, but the team is reportedly working on a contract with the veteran quarterback - and could have a deal wrapped up this week. Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News is reporting that the Buffalo Bills and free..." February 26

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    Jeremy Fowler @JFowlerESPN

    Josh McCown is visiting the Browns today and tomorrow, I'm told.

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    NFL Network @nflnetwork

    From @Rapsheet: "I have not talked to one person who does not think the Bucs won't draft Jameis Winston." #PathToTheDraft

  • Bucs GM: I'd be lying if I said I don't think about Winston's off-field issues

    CBSSports.com "Jameis Winston said and did all the right things at the combine last week. His interviews were reportedly off the charts, his football IQ was too, and his throwing session reaffirmed what scouts, coaches and personnel types saw during Winston's 2014 season at Florida State. Taken together,..." February 23

  • Versatile Lineman Has Bucs’ Interest

    JoeBucsFan.com "Joe has been pushing for the Bucs to at least draft two offensive linemen this spring. Third and fourth rounds would be fine. Lord knows the Bucs need offensive linemen. This draft is believed to be deep on offensive linemen, not so much top-heavy, but a lot of valuable talent to be had in the..." February 23

  • Rape allegations won’t stop Bucs from drafting Jameis Winston

    New York Post "The Buccaneers sound unfazed by the issues surrounding Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston when it comes to taking him with the No. 1 overall pick. Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith told ESPN he would be comfortable making Winston the face of the franchise when the team selects first in the NFL..." February 19

  • Warren Sapp --- Paid $600 for Oral Sex, Recorded It ... Cops Say

    TMZ.com "Warren Sapp told police he paid $600 for oral sex from 2 prostitutes ... and recorded one of the sex acts on his cell phone ... this according to the police report. TMZ Sports broke the story ... Sapp was arrested on Feb 2 in Phoenix for soliciting prostitution following an alleged incident at..." February 19

  • Report: NFL salary cap expected between $140-143M

    Covers.com "The NFL expects this year's salary cap to be between $140 million and $143 million, at least $1.5 million higher than projected, ESPN reported Wednesday. League sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter that the NFL notified teams Wednesday. The league had informed team executives at the owners..." February 19

  • NFL reportedly unlikely to expand playoffs in 2015

    SB Nation "Last offseason, it appeared the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell were intent on reaching an agreement to expand the playoff field from 12 to 14 teams. However, a report in the Washington Post suggests a potential change is now unlikely to arrive in time for the 2015 season. "I think it's..." February 19

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    vaughn mcclure @vxmcclure23

    Josh McCown dining with Bears coach John Fox this morning.

  • Bucs' Smith comfortable with Jameis Winston being face of franchise

    CBSSports.com "With the first pick in the NFL Draft, the Buccaneers continue to weigh their options, despite heavy anticipation they will choose a quarterback. The two players atop the list appear to be former Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota and former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston. Both are..." February 18

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    Rick Stroud @NFLSTROUD

    Licht says Jackson will be back in 2016: "Absolutely. We really like Vincent Jackson.''

  • Browns may pursue QB Josh McCown

    Waiting For Next Year "The one constant we have in a Browns offseason is the everlasting search for a franchise quarterback. Or even an average quarterback, for that matter. We have already had suggestions that owner Jimmy Haslam is open to pursuing a new starter, rumors that a new QB could be had via trade up for..." February 18

  • Warren Sapp Loses Another Job

    Black Sports Online "Warren Sapp is still feeling the effects of being busted by police for soliciting prostitutes and assault over Super Bowl weekend in Arizona. First, NFL Network and Bud Light terminated their agreements with Sapp, and now it’s ZYPPAH, a sleep apnea drug company that had used him as their celebrity..." February 17

  • Report: Buccaneers leaning toward Marcus Mariota with No. 1 pick

    CBSSports.com "First things first: The 2015 NFL Draft is 76 days away. A lot will change in that time, starting with next weekend's combine. After that, there will be pro days and individual workouts, all in an effort to determine when and if a player should be drafted. The Buccaneers have the No. 1 pick, and..." February 13

  • Josh McCown presents Bears with curious QB situation

    CSN Chicago "The Bears currently have only David Fales under contract for 2015 behind Jay Cutler on their quarterback depth chart. Jimmy Clausen’s one-year contract is in force for a few more weeks but beyond that lies the free-agency market – and now, Josh McCown. McCown hits that market for the second..." February 12

  • Released veteran QB Josh McCown could be on Jets’ radar

    New York Post "Potential veteran competition for Geno Smith is now on the market after the Buccaneers released quarterback Josh McCown on Wednesday. McCown, 35, certainly is no stranger to the Jets. The 12-year pro was scheduled to visit the Jets last offseason before canceling at the last minute to sign with..." February 12

  • Which NFL Teams Have The Hardest And Easiest 2015 Schedules?

    Deadspin.com "Even before the release of next season's schedule (which should happen in April, about a week before the draft) we already know who everyone will be playing in 2015. That means it's possible to calculate who'll have the toughest row to hoe, and who gets a break. The Falcons will face the..." February 12

  • The Buccaneers cutting Josh McCown bodes well for Jameis Winston

    USA Today "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are either supremely confident in QB Mike Glennon or they will be drafting a quarterback with the the first pick in the 2015 NFL draft. Glennon lost his job to Josh McCown last November, so it’s safe to assume the latter after Tampa Bay released McCown on..." February 12

  • Bucs' Lovie Smith reportedly favors Jameis Winston for No. 1 pick

    Sporting News "Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith favors Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston over Oregon's Marcus Mariota for the No. 1 overall draft pick, according to ESPN's Pat Yasinskas. The idea is Winston would be more familiar with Smith's system because the QB ran a pro-style offense in college, as..." February 11

  • Buccaneers Release QB Josh McCown

    NFL.com "It now appears certain that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will open the 2015 season with a different starting quarterback than the one who was under center at the end of 2014. On Wednesday, the Buccaneers released veteran quarterback Josh McCown, who started 11 of the team's 16 games last season,..." February 11

  • Which way the wind blows at No. 1

    ESPN.com "Time for a look at what we're seeing and hearing about what the Buccaneers might do with the No. 1 overall draft pick. It's very early in the process and much will depend on what happens at the scouting combine, pro days and individual interviews. But the early indicators are that Florida..." February 11

  • Mike Glennon generating buzz as Bucs trade candidate

    NFL.com "The days of NFL teams deciding between Drew Brees and Daunte Culpepper in free agency are long gone. With yet another weak crop of quarterbacks set to hit the market next month, Tampa Bay Buccaneers backup Mike Glennon is generating buzz as a trade target for the second time since general..." February 10

  • Derrick Brooks will mentor Jameis Winston, if Bucs draft him

    Pro Football Talk "During a recent visit to PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio, Hall of Fame Tampa Bay linebacker Derrick Brooks made the case for the Buccaneers to use the first pick in the 2015 draft on former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston. Appearing on Monday’s PFT Live, Ira Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune said..." February 09

  • Warren Sapp -- NFL Network Employees ... We're Glad He's Gone

    TMZ.com "Warren Sapp wasn't exactly Mr. Congeniality at the NFL Network -- with a whole bunch of employees telling TMZ Sports they're GLAD he's gone ... because he was a nightmare to work with. We broke the story ... Sapp was fired from his gig as an analyst for the NFL Network after he was arrested..." February 09

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    Greg Auman @gregauman

    .@the420bucsfan Based on production and salary-cap ramifications, I think Goldson, Koenen and Collins are Bucs' most likely offseason cuts.

  • Tampa officials say Raymond James turf is just fine, thank you

    Pro Football Talk "It sounded a little odd when Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers blamed the turf at Raymond James Stadium for his calf injury. So naturally, the folks who run the stadium had a response to Rodgers, specifically that he’s full of it. Via Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, Tampa Sports..." February 06

  • The Buccaneers are the worst team in NFC South history

    Bucs Nation "The NFC South started in 2002 and the Bucs immediately won the Super Bowl. But since then they've only had four winning seasons, and they haven't won a single playoff game since beating down the Oakland Raiders. That's pretty ugly, but it's not very surprising either -- especially given the..." February 05

  • Is Logan Mankins the sickest man in America?

    USA Today "If you’ve ever seen an NFL Films marathon of Super Bowl highlights or a countdown of worst Super Sunday moments, then you’ve likely heard broadcaster Verne Lundquist bellowing, “Bless his heart, he’s got to be the sickest man in America!” That proclamation came after Cowboys tight end Jackie Smith..." February 03

  • Warren Sapp -- Arrested For Soliciting Prostitute

    TMZ.com "A rep for the hotel where Warren was arrested tells TMZ Sports, "we were contacted by the Phoenix Police Dept. today in a matter involving a guest." "We are cooperating with police as they look into the situation since it is an active investigation. We have no further..." February 03

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    Aaron Wilson @RavensInsider

    Alex Riethmiller, NFL Network spokesman told me: 'Warren Sapp’s contract has been terminated and he no longer works for NFL Network.'

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    Jeremy Shockey @JeremyShockey

    Just heard from My SOURCE Warren Sapp charged with Soliciting a Prostitute! Damn so Sad http://t.co/qA89qke9xw

  • Warren Sapp suspended indefinitely by NFL Network following arrest

    SI.com "Warren Sapp has been suspended indefinitely without pay from NFL Network following his arrest for soliciting a prostitute and assault in Phoenix early Monday morning. The news of the arrest was first reported by TMZ and ABC 15 in Phoenix. Sapp has been an analyst with the network since 2008...." February 02

  • Derrick Brooks endorses Winston for the Bucs

    Tampa Bay Times "Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has convinced the best player in Bucs history he should be Tampa Bay's No. 1 overall draft pick. The endorsement by Bucs Hall of Fame linebacker Derrick Brooks should carry some weight with the organization, even if he admittedly is biased as a former..." February 02

  • Junior Seau leads a strong eight-man class into the Hall of Fame

    Pro Football Talk "The Pro Football Hall of Fame cleared the decks of a number of finalists who had been debated for years, as they ushered in an eight-man class to Canton Saturday night. First-year eligible linebacker Junior Seau was elected to the Hall of Fame, along with running back Jerome Bettis, defensive..." February 01

  • NFL will review Calvin Johnson rule, narrow goal posts

    SB Nation "The league is still considering reducing the width of the goal post and will review the "Calvin Johnson Rule" this offseason. The NFL competition committee will examine reducing the width of the goal post uprights this offseason, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Each year the..." January 30

  • NFLPA to give own salary-cap projection for 2015

    USA Today "For the first time, the NFL Players Association plans to issue its own projections for the 2015 salary cap to counter what it perceives as deflated league projections that can impact teams' budgeting and, in turn, hold down spending. NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith made the..." January 30

  • Report: Bucs have 'sights set' on Oregon QB Marcus Mariota

    CBSSports.com "Although many NFL executives and scouts consider Jameis Winston the better quarterback prospect, "there's a real sense that Tampa Bay has its sights set on Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota," reports ESPN's Adam Schefter. "So for now, Mariota shapes up as the most likely No. 1..." January 30

  • Thin QB crop could mean high demand for Bucs’ Glennon

    Tampa Tribune "The growing consensus among NFL scouts and draft analysts is that no position group runs out of top-level 2015 draft prospects sooner than quarterback. The 2015 class of free-agent quarterbacks isn’t any deeper. With Mark Sanchez, Brian Hoyer and Shaun Hill expected to lead the way, it too..." January 27

  • Bucs' McCoy: 'Mutant' Suh is the best DT in NFL

    Detroit Free Press "Gerald McCoy signed the richest contract for a defensive tackle in NFL history in October, but he said that the man who's about to top his deal is the best player at his position right now. During an appearance on ESPN's "Mike & Mike" radio show this morning, McCoy was asked who is the best..." January 22

  • Bucs QB Johnson paid to have footballs altered before SB 37

    Tampa Bay Times "Four days before the biggest game of his life, quarterback Brad Johnson broke an NFL rule to help the Bucs win Super Bowl XXXVII. At 34, Johnson had developed a few compulsions during his career. He changed his socks and shoes every quarter, and over the course of a game he replaced everything..." January 21

  • Albert Haynesworth pleads guilty to reckless boating

    USA Today "Former NFL defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth pleaded guilty to a reckless boating charge Tuesday in Knox County (Tenn.) court. Haynesworth, a two-time Pro Bowler who played seven seasons with the Tennessee Titans, faced five charges at his arraignment, including violations of Tennessee..." January 20

  • Buccaneers face $7 million question on Michael Johnson

    Pro Football Talk "One of the benefits of the new trend toward pay-as-you-go contracts comes from the reality that, if the player doesn’t perform at a level worthy of his pay, the team can tell him to go. Last year, the new regime in Tampa opted not to continue the year-to-year, $16 million annual deal for..." January 19

  • Buccaneers reportedly prefer Jameis Winston to Marcus Mariota

    Bucs Nation "According to Charlie Campbell of Walter Football, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers currently prefer Jameis Winston to Marcus Mariota. Sources say it is early in the process, and things could change in the months to come. Coaches getting involved in draft evaluations can make a big difference in a..." January 17

  • Bucs part with interim play-caller Arroyo

    Tampa Tribune "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers parted ways with quarterbacks coach and interim play-caller Marcus Arroyo, the team confirmed on Friday. Arroyo, a rookie NFL quarterbacks coach, was thrust into the difficult position of calling plays last year after offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford left the team in..." January 16

  • Could Peyton play elsewhere in 2015?

    Pro Football Talk "With the Broncos and coach John Fox engaging in the most recent NFL “mutual parting,” the biggest question moving forward is whether the Broncos and quarterback Peyton Manning will have a “mutual parting,” too. Manning, who abhors change, may not want to return — if he decides to keep playing...." January 13

  • Conflicting reports on Rod Marinelli

    ESPN.com "There are conflicting reports out there about Rod Marinelli perhaps joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' coaching staff. Pro Football Talk reported that Marinelli is expected to become Tampa Bay's defensive coordinator. That makes plenty of sense because Marinelli and Tampa Bay coach Lovie Smith..." January 12

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    ProFootballTalk @ProFootballTalk

    Just heard Cowboys defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli is expected to become the defensive coordinator in Tampa.

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    Greg Auman @gregauman

    .@bucs3000 Not sure they'll obliterate the line like that. Listening to Lovie, I expect EDS & Mankins back. Surprised if Collins is back.

  • Bucs Announce Offensive Coordinator

    NFL.com "Lovie Smith said the Tampa Bay Buccaneers wanted to be thorough in their search for someone to lead their offense, but to find the answer as soon as possible. They managed to do both and hit upon the right man for the job less than two weeks into the new year. On Thursday, the Buccaneers announced..." January 09

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