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  • Ronald Jones wants to assert himself in first Bucs training camp

    Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers are heading into a season without Doug Martin in their backfield for the first time since 2011 and one of the players in the mix to pick up the playing time left behind is rookie Ronald Jones. Jones came to Tampa in the second round of this year’s draft, which he..." July 17

  • What DeSean Jackson needs to break a Jerry Rice NFL record

    Tampa Bay Times "We're close enough to the 2018 NFL season that we can start talking about records that could be broken in the normal course of the Bucs' season ahead. DeSean Jackson has a chance to break one of Jerry Rice's career NFL records. No, not the 197 career touchdown catches, not..." July 17

  • John Schnatter: ‘Papa John’s Doesn’t Want To Do Business With Roger Goodell’

    Total Pro Sports "ohn Schnatter clearly has a wish to end everything he has worded for up to this point, and it’s taken just under a year for him to completely destroy his image. The Papa Johns founder is already at rock bottom, but he decided to dig an even bigger hole on Friday during a recent..." July 15

  • NFLPA exec: 'There are serious consequences' to legalized sports betting

    The Score "NFLPA vice president of business and legal affairs Casey Schwab stated that legalized sports betting could have immense ramifications concerning player privacy. The U.S. Supreme Court voted 7-2 in May that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act is unconstitutional,..." July 15

  • Dungy: Winston needs to reinforce his good-heartedness with good decision-making

    Tampa Bay Times "Former Bucs coach and current NFL analyst Tony Dungy said Friday that quarterback Jameis Winston's three-game suspension is disappointing, but he still hopes the 24-year-old can learn from his mistakes moving forward. "Obviously, it's disappointing, and you never want to..." July 14

  • Randy Moss mentoring Jameis Winston, working out with Bucs QB

    Sportress of Blogitude "Embattled quarterback Jameis Winston spent Tuesday working out with soon-to-be Hall of Famer Randy Moss two weeks ahead of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers opening training camp. Winston, who will open the 2018 NFL season serving a three-game suspension for violating the league’s..." July 11

  • NFLPA Files Grievance Over NFL’s Anthem Policy

    Pro Football Rumors "The players’ union is filing a grievance against the NFL’s new anthem policy, the NFLPA announced on Tuesday. The union argues that the new policy violates the rights of players.  “Our union filed its non-injury grievance today on behalf of all players..." July 10

  • Staring through the Bucs abyss

    Tampa Bay Times "Bucs training camp is now less than a month away. And it feels like dark clouds have gathered around One Buc Place. It happened suddenly. Just a few weeks ago, I wrote how it felt as if the Bucs were starting to take some steps to improvement and there was a case for..." July 07

  • NFL adds 15-yard penalty for grounds crew clearing snow for a field goal

    Pro Football Talk "Just before Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri lined up for a game-tying extra point on a snowy day last season in Buffalo, the Colts sent some sideline personnel onto the field to attempt to remove snow from the area where the kick would be lined up, and help Vinatieri get better footing...." July 06

  • NFL Still Has a Cheating Problem

    Bleacher Report "There's never been a player who quietly inspired more love, and potentially more hate, among NFL wide receivers than the Patriots' Julian Edelman. For years, there have been two differing opinions about Edelman. Some believed he was special—a..." July 06

  • Trump: NFL’s new anthem policy is ‘worse’ than old one

    New York Post "President Donald Trump is not done with the NFL yet, saying the league’s new national anthem policy is “worse” than the original one. During a campaign rally in Great Falls, Mont., Trump took aim at the NFL’s new policy again, which was passed in May and..." July 06

  • The NFL coaches likely on the hot seat

    Houston Chronicle "NFL teams are preparing for training camp and the 2018 season. There are coaches who seem to be on the proverbial hot seat. Three divisions – AFC South, NFC North and NFC West – don't have coaches who have trouble sitting as they enter crucial seasons. It'll be..." July 06

  • Jameis Winston becomes a father for the first time

    wtsp.com "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers head quarterback is a father. Jameis Winston's fiancee Breion Allen gave birth to a son Friday, according to ESPN. The boy was named Antonor Malachi Winston. Antonor is the name of Winston's father. " July 04

  • Fully-guaranteed NFL deal would result in shorter contracts

    Pro Football Talk "It’s the annual NBA free-agency frenzy, featuring B-level players getting more money than A-list NFL stars. Among other things, the money handed out to basketball players renews calls for fully-guaranteed NFL contracts. This year, Chargers left tackle and NFLPA executive..." July 04

  • Bucs’ Jason Pierre-Paul to fans: ‘Be safe’ in celebrating 4th of July

    Tampa Bay Times "Jason Pierre-Paul, preparing for his first season with the Bucs, had a graphic reminder for his fans on Tuesday night of how important it is to be careful with fireworks while celebrating the 4th of July tonight. The Pro Bowl defensive end from USF posted a photo to Instagram showing..." July 04

  • Jameis Winston reportedly wants more experienced agents to handle contract

    Larry Brown Sports "Jameis Winston is dealing with some serious image issues in the wake of his three-game suspension, but that has not stopped the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback from thinking about his next contract. NFLPA records show that Winston recently parted ways with his agents, Greg Genske and..." July 02

  • Jameis Winston parts ways with his agents

    Pro Football Talk "Somehow, Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston‘s representatives managed to persuade the NFL to suspend him only three games for sexually assaulting an Uber driver. Their apparent reward was to get fired. NFLPA records confirm rumors that made their way to PFT HQ on Friday:..." July 02

  • Will Buccaneers fans continue to support Jameis Winston?

    Pro Football Talk "Star athletes who get into off-field trouble rarely lose the support of their teams’ fans, no matter what they do — as long as they keep helping their team win. Will Buccaneers fans be any different with quarterback Jameis Winston be any different? Probably not...." June 30

  • Buccaneers To Release J.R. Sweezy

    Pro Football Rumors "Two years after signing J.R. Sweezy to a five-year, $32.5MM contract, the Buccaneers are planning to cut ties with the well-paid guard. The Bucs are moving on from Sweezy after two injury-plagued years, Mike Garafolo of NFL.com tweets. This will only cost the team $1.25MM in dead..." June 29

  • Uber driver glad NFL suspended Winston: His apology 'needs some work'

    The Score "The Uber driver involved in the incident that resulted in Jameis Winston's three-game suspension has issued a statement through Talal Ansari of Buzz Feed following the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback's apology Thursday. She insists she's happy with the results of the..." June 29

  • Uber driver’s lawyer says Ronald Darby “no longer recalled” ride in question

    ESPN "The Uber driver who accused Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston of assaulting her has released a statement through her attorney, John Clune, acknowledging the NFL's work during its seven-month investigation that ultimately resulted in a three-game suspension for..." June 29

  • DeSean Jackson calls Jameis Winston ‘a good dude’ amid suspension

    Sportress of Blogitude "The three-game suspension of Jameis Winston was made official on Thursday by the NFL. Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver DeSean Jackson on Friday came out in defense of his embattled teammate, touting Winston as a “good dude and a good teammate.” The NFL conducted a..." June 29

  • NFL saw 73 percent rise in preseason concussions last year

    Pro Football Talk "When training camps open around the league next month, the NFL wants teams to be mindful of the spike in preseason concussions last year. The NFL found that preseason concussions were up 73 percent from 2016 and that most of them occurred in 11-on-11 drills conducted in practices..." June 29

  • League says Winston risks “a potential ban from the NFL” with a future violation

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL’s public statement on Jameis Winston‘s three-game suspension suggested that Winston could be one violation of the personal-conduct policy away from a lifetime ban. “In addition, a future violation of the Personal Conduct Policy will result in more..." June 29

  • Will Jameis Winston start Week 4?

    Pro Football Talk "Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston has been suspended for the first three games of the season. Most stories have said that means Ryan Fitzpatrick will start Weeks 1-3, while Winston will start Week Four. That may not be the case. Although the Buccaneers..." June 29

  • Jameis Winston apologizes in statement addressing suspension

    Larry Brown Sports "Jameis Winston was officially informed on Thursday that he will be suspended for the first three games of the 2018 season, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback responded by issuing a statement of apology. In a post on Facebook, Winston apologized to the Uber driver who..." June 28

  • Buccaneers' Jameis Winston suspended three games

    NFL.com "The NFL suspended Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston for the first three games of the season for violating the league's personal conduct policy, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per sources informed of the situation. The Bucs open the..." June 28

  • Keyshawn Johnson: There is ‘something wrong mentally’ with Jameis Winston

    Larry Brown Sports "Keyshawn Johnson is a former NFL star who should know plenty about becoming a distraction to his team, but he clearly feels that the issues Jameis Winston is dealing with go far beyond that. Speaking on his KSPN-AM 710 radio show this week, Johnson said he couldn’t help but draw..." June 27

  • The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Jameis Winston Problem

    Forbes.com "Jameis Winston is under the spotlight again for all the wrong reasons. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers should be concerned. They should take some sort of action with their franchise quarterback. This time Winston is facing a three-game suspension for allegedly grabbing the crotch..." June 27

  • Bucs rookie finds inspiration in brother who has cerebral palsy

    ESPN "Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie wide receiver Justin Watson can still remember how much his body ached, both the soreness in his legs and the blisters on his feet. It was during a particularly rough stretch of two-a-days the summer going into his senior year at South Fayette High School in..." June 24

  • Jameis Winston’s fifth-year option creates a dilemma for Bucs

    Pro Football Talk "It remains to be seen whether the looming suspension of Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston compels the team to release him. While that’s still an unlikely outcome (the NFL’s specific findings against Winston will become a major factor, along with the possibility of further..." June 24

  • Buccaneers Unlikely To Sign Veteran QB

    Pro Football Rumors "The Jameis Winston saga will continue to dominate NFL headlines for the foreseeable future, but life goes on for the Buccaneers, who need to determine who will give them the best chance to win in Winston’s expected absence. The team is currently rostering veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick,..." June 24

  • Friend says Jameis Winston was alone with Uber driver

    ESPN "A friend of Jameis Winston's who was with him the night the Buccaneers quarterback allegedly sexually abused an Uber driver says Winston left a party scene alone in the Uber car. That statement contradicts a third friend who has said publicly that Winston was never left alone with the..." June 23

  • Is the Marcus Mariota vs. Jameis Winston debate over? Did the Titans win?

    Tennessean "Jameis Winston is in the news this week. According to reports, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is expected to be suspended for the first three games of the 2018 season due to allegations related to an incident in which he allegedly groped an Uber driver. Back in 2015, the..." June 23

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick set to start at least three games for the 11th straight year

    Pro Football Talk "Buccaneers backup quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is no one’s idea of a star quarterback. But with his longevity and consistency, he’s putting himself in some fairly rare company. Fitzpatrick is slated to start the first three games of this season while Jameis Winston is..." June 23

  • Bucs can overcome Jameis Winston suspension for playoff run, but contract issues now tricky

    CBS Sports "It is difficult to imagine a worse situation for an NFL team than gearing up for a make or break season, only to kick off the pre-training camp dead period by finding out their franchise quarterback is staring down the barrel of a three-game suspension for a violation of the personal conduct..." June 22

  • Jameis Winston suspension would further cloud future with Buccaneers

    The Score "Jameis Winston's future with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was uncertain even before reports that the quarterback is about to be suspended for three games. The Bucs chose Winston over Marcus Mariota with the first pick of the 2015 draft, and while Mariota has since..." June 22

  • Report: NFL concluded Ronald Darby didn’t witness entire Jameis Winston Uber ride

    Pro Football Talk "Eagles cornerback Ronald Darby, a former Florida State teammate of Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston, served as a witness in the 2012 rape case against Winston. Darby also has served as a witness regarding the March 2016 incident that the NFL has spent the last several months..." June 22

  • Jameis Winston suspension rumor ‘pure spin’

    Sportsnaut "On Wednesday evening, a rumor emerged that Jameis Winston and his camp were bracing for a multiple-game suspension stemming from allegations he improperly touched a female Uber driver. The source for this rumor is ESPN Radio host Jeff Cameron, who has had past dealings with Winston..." June 21

  • With or without Jameis Winston, Bucs may be staring at 0-3 start

    Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers may not have quarterback Jameis Winston for the first three games of the season. And it may not matter very much. The Bucs open with games at the Saints, at home against the Eagles, and at home against the Steelers, on a Monday night. Even with Winston, the Bucs may be..." June 21

  • Did Jameis Winston, NFL strike a deal?

    Pro Football Talk "So why would Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston accept a three-game punishment and not exercise his appeal rights? There’s one simple and obvious explanation for it. The NFL and Winston may have struck a deal. It’s was for both sides to justify the move. The..." June 21

  • Winston Suspended 3 Games for Personal Conduct Violation

    Bleacher Report "The NFL reportedly plans to suspend Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston for the first three games of the 2018 season for violating the league's personal conduct policy, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.  According to Schefter, Winston "could be..." June 21

  • Report: Jameis Winston preparing to be suspended

    Larry Brown Sports "Jameis Winston is preparing to be suspended by the NFL, according to a report. Jeff Cameron, a host on 97.9 FM ESPN Radio in Tallahassee, said on air Wednesday that Winston will be suspended in connection to his 2016 Uber incident. Cameron’s comments were shared and..." June 20

  • Bucs waive Maurice Fleming

    Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers waived defensive back Maurice Fleming with an injury designation Monday. Tampa Bay did not announce a corresponding move. Fleming, who had moved to safety from cornerback this offseason, was hurt early in organized team activities with an undisclosed..." June 18

  • Will Gholston slimmed down after “awful” 2017 season

    Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers made a commitment to defensive end Will Gholston in 2017 by signing him to a five-year, $27.5 million extension, but the 2013 fourth-round pick did little to make that look like a wise decision. Gholston had no sacks and four tackles for loss while playing a prominent..." June 18

  • NFL Still Investigating Allegations Against Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston

    Tampa Bay Times "The last pass thrown by Jameis Winston in a regular-season game was his best. The perfectly arced, 39-yard strike to Chris Godwin for a touchdown with nine seconds left gave the Bucs a 31-24 win over New Orleans at Raymond James Stadium on New Year's Eve. But one big question..." June 18

  • Bucs Brate More First Down Catches Than Gronkowski In 2017

    Pewter Report "It was a down year for the Buccaneers in a lot of ways — certainly in the record books. But, according toPro Football Focus, it wasn’t a down year for Bucs tight end Cameron Brate, who was bested only by Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce when it came to first down..." June 17

  • Bucs busy on next Ray-Jay renovation with East Stadium Club

    Tampa Bay Times "The first Bucs home game of the 2018 season is still three months off, but the franchise is busy getting Raymond James Stadium ready with the fourth phase of its $160 million renovation, highlighted by a new East Stadium Club. Construction continues throughout this summer, and the..." June 16

  • Gerald McCoy says DL additions weren’t about him but the team

    Pro Football Talk "Gerald McCoy loves the signing of Jason Pierre-Paul and the drafting of Vita Vea in the first round. He hates that some are saying the additions of five defensive linemen were to help him. “It’s not about me. It’s about the team,” McCoy said, via Allana..." June 15

  • Mike Pereira: If the new rules don’t reduce concussions, the kickoff is gone

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL’s new rules designed to reduce the impacts on kickoffs represent a last-gasp effort to keep the play in the sport. That’s the word from former head of officiating Mike Pereira, who believes that if this year’s rule changes don’t result in the desired..." June 15

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