Buccaneers Rumors & News

  • Jameis 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.  ESPN Tallahassee radio host Jeff..." June 21

  • 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

  • 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

  • Gerald McCoy explains why he's OK with his DL coach yelling at him during practice

    CBS Sports "At a minicamp practice last week, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston drew star defensive lineman Gerald McCoy offsides with a hard count. In response, new Buccaneers defensive line coach Brentson Buckner -- a former defensive lineman himself -- went off on his charges, lighting..." June 15

  • Lavonte David says trash-talking Bucs are having more fun, which is a good thing

    Tampa Bay Times "It may sound like rubbish, but trash talking works. Just ask Lavonte David. The Bucs linebacker said coaches encouraged players to have more fun in practice. David said it has led to more spirited scrimmages and more competitive ones, too. "We're competing with each..." June 14

  • Demar Dotson on schedule after knee surgery

    Pro Football Talk "Bucs right tackle Demar Dotson had knee surgery in April to repair his meniscus. Two months later, Dotson said he is right on schedule. “I’m feeling good,” Dotson said, via Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times. “. . . This is more of a precaution than anything,..." June 14

  • Bucs RB Ronald Jones signs rookie contract

    Tampa Tribune "The Bucs' 2018 draft class is now all in the fold, with running back Ronald Jones, second-rounder from USC, signing his rookie deal Thursday. Jones, who won't turn 21 until August after the Bucs go to training camp, was the last of Tampa Bay's eight draft picks to sign his..." June 14

  • Kellen Winslow Jr. Arrested for Kidnapping and Rape ... Faces Life In Prison

    TMZ "Officials say Winslow is being charged with 9 criminal charges including kidnapping with intent to commit rape, forcible rape, forcible sodomy, burglary, indecent exposure and more.  Here are the charges in total:  -- 2 counts of kidnapping with intent to commit..." June 14

  • Report: NFLPA exploring legal options for fighting new anthem policy

    The Score "It appears the NFLPA is preparing for a legal battle with the NFL over its new anthem policy. The NFLPA has hired multiple law firms to begin researching potential avenues to fight the league's policy, a source told Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio. Florio..." June 14

  • Jason Pierre-Paul: Offseason’s been hectic, but I’ll get caught up

    Tampa Bay Times "Jason Pierre-Paul wasn't lost. Turns out, he knows his way to One Buc Place. More importantly, he doesn't need directions to the quarterback. The former Giants defensive end had been a no-show for all 10 of the team's voluntary workouts. Then came the start of the..." June 12

  • Jason Pierre-Paul will attend Bucs’ minicamp

    Pro Football Talk "Jason Pierre-Paul showed up to One Buc Place on Monday, and the defensive end will attend the Buccaneers’ mandatory minicamp that begins Tuesday, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Pierre-Paul did not attend the team’s voluntary organized team activities. " June 12

  • Gerald McCoy upset over lack of Bucs in NFL Top 100

    Yardbarker "Gerald McCoy is not happy over the lack of Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the NFL Top 100 countdown. NFL Network has been doing its annual top 100 player rankings, unveiling 10 new players per week in a countdown order. On Monday, they unveiled players Nos. 30-21. So far, not one Bucs player..." June 12

  • Jason Pierre-Paul lost out on $250K by skipping OTAs

    New York Post "The Buccaneers have gone through voluntary OTAs without their latest acquisition, Jason Pierre-Paul. Pierre-Paul, who will reportedly be at mandatory minicamp this week, chose to train on his own instead of attending team activities. The former Giant is training four hours every day..." June 11

  • Here's Brett Favre explaining how he basically invented RPOs because he was bored

    CBS Sports "Over the last few seasons, the run-pass option (RPO) has become increasingly popular in the NFL. The way it allows an offense to react to how the defense lines up and then reacts off the snap of the ball makes it easy to avoid negative plays that flow right into what the defense is doing, and..." June 11

  • Pro Bowl cornerback weighs in on Bucs rookie defensive backs

    Tampa Bay Times "When did you realize the Buccaneers needed an overhaul on defense? Week 3 when the Bucs had 12 defenders on the field and still couldn’t stop Case Keenum from connecting with Stefon Diggs for a 59-yard touchdown? Or Week 6 when Carson Palmer found Larry Fitzgerald wide open in..." June 10

  • Booger McFarland’s advice to Jameis Winston: Less is more

    Tampa Bay Times "This is mandatory minicamp week for the Bucs, which means after Thursday, the next time they assemble as a team will be the start of training camp, only about six weeks from the regular season opener at New Orleans Sept. 9. A lot is still unknown. The NFL investigation into an..." June 09

  • T.J. Ward has all pending charges dropped

    Pro Football Talk "Safety T.J. Ward remains a free agent, and he’ll also remain free. Via JoeBucsFan.com, all pending criminal charges against Ward have been dropped. Ward had faced an allegation of felony marijuana possession and misdemeanor paraphernalia possession. There also was an..." June 09

  • Jason Pierre-Paul's absence from OTAs an issue? Not for Bucs

    ESPN "One by one, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive ends took turns locking arms on the shoulders of their counterparts, trying to simulate how best to stop the run. After Noah Spence lined up against Vinny Curry, with Curry channeling an offensive tackle, the two flip-flopped, while defensive-line..." June 09

  • Donald Trump asks NFL players to suggest people he should pardon

    WEEI Boston "Donald Trump discussed his plan for presidential pardons on Friday and made an offer to NFL players to suggest to him people he should pardon. "What I'm thinking to do, you have a lot of people in the NFL in particular ... they're not proud enough to stand for..." June 08

  • Ex-NFL TE Kellen Winslow Jr. reportedly arrested for burglary

    New York Daily News "Former Pro Bowl tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. was arrested on a felony charge of first-degree burglary Thursday afternoon in Encinitas, California, according to multiple reports. Winslow, 35, was arrested after police responded to a report of a possible burglary at a mobile home..." June 08

  • Bucs may be embracing run-pass option

    Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers hope to pump up both sides of the ball. On offense, it sounds like they’ll be embracing the trend that the Eagles rode to a championship. The run-pass option. “I think everybody in the league is probably going to do more of it this year,”..." June 07

  • Why Bucs receiver Mike Evans’ lack of yards after catches isn’t a huge problem

    Tampa Bay Times "Late in a game against Detroit last season, Ben Roethlisberger dropped back 7 yards into the end zone and scanned the field. In the middle, JuJu Smith-Schuster blew past cornerback Quandre Diggs. The Lions’ two safeties, their last line of defense, were watching the Steelers’..." June 06

  • Bucs GM keeps promise to get head shaved after team fundraiser

    Larry Brown Sports "Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht wanted to think of a way to inspire his team to raise a large amount of money for pediatric cancer research, and nothing gets the donations flowing in like the promise of a shaved head. On Monday, Licht proudly had his head shaved after..." June 04

  • Bucs WR Bobo Wilson continues to impress

    Tampa Bay Times "The battle for the Bucs' last one or two receiver jobs remains a wide-open competition, but one name drawing consistent praise is second-year receiver Jesus "Bobo" Wilson. "Bobo's having one of the best offseasons of anybody," coach Dirk Koetter said after..." June 02

  • The Best Remaining NFL Free Agents

    Pro Football Rumors "The biggest names in this year’s free agent class such as Kirk Cousins, Sammy Watkins, Allen Robinson, and Trumaine Johnson have long been spoken for, but plenty of notable players remain on the board here in June. With a hat tip to James Palmer of NFL.com..." June 01

  • Titans, Bucs working out plans for joint practices this summer

    Pro Football Talk "Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston and Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota were the top two picks in the 2015 NFL draft and they’ll get a chance to meet up before their fourth seasons get underway. The Buccaneers and Titans are set to play a preseason game on August 18th and..." May 31

  • How much can Bucs upgrade from Doug Martin in 2018?

    Tampa Bay Times "As we've tried to convey how much Doug Martin struggled in the past two years with the Bucs, the best stat we'd found was that across the NFL, over the past four seasons, only twice has a player had 125 carries or more in a season and still averaged fewer than 3.0 yards per carry. Those..." May 31

  • NFL Owner Admits He Changed His Mind On National Anthem Policy Because of Trump

    12 Up "NFL owners may not all be in lock-step over issues surrounding player protests during the National Anthem, but it's clear that the American president has been a driving force in the conflict-- and has influenced at least a few owners' positions on the matter. Former..." May 30

  • Bucs’ Gerald McCoy welcomes Vita Vea to his rookie school

    Tampa Bay Times "Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy has always been generous with his time, staying after practice to work with younger players. That should be a real added benefit for first-round pick Vita Vea. "That's my M.O.'' McCoy said this week during Bucs offseason practices at One..." May 27

  • Why interceptions are up at One Buc Place

    Tampa Bay Times "If the first few days of OTAs are any indication, the Bucs secondary could be much improved. Completions may be down, interceptions should be up. "A lot of interceptions,'' coach Dirk Koetter said Thursday' after an organized team activities practice...." May 26

  • Buccaneers could take ‘small gamble’ on Adrian Peterson

    Sportsnaut "Adrian Peterson is doing everything he possibly can right now to broadcast to NFL teams that he’s ready to get back to playing ball in 2018, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers reportedly could have some interest. According to Florida Football Insiders, “Tampa Bay may be ready to..." May 26

  • 10 NFL teams that could be poised for a big turnaround

    Larry Brown Sports "While free agent talent remains on the market, the bulk of NFL roster movement is already completed. Teams have signed, traded for, and drafted new players. Now with OTAs in progress, coaches are getting a clear idea of what their teams will look like in 2018. Quick NFL turnarounds..." May 26

  • DeMaurice Smith: Anthem rule is about exerting control over players

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith says the league’s owners are less interested in showing respect for America than in showing they can control their employees with the new rule requiring players who are on the field for the national anthem to..." May 25

  • Bucs sign second-round pick Carlton Davis

    Pro Football Talk "The Bucs announced the signing of second-round pick Carlton Davis on Thursday. The team got first-round pick Vita Vea under contract earlier in the day. Tampa Bay coach Dirk Koetter praised Davis after Thursday’s OTA. " May 24

  • Report: NFL owners didn’t actually vote on anthem issue

    Pro Football Talk "Question: When is a unanimous vote not unanimous? Answer: When there’s no vote at all. No, this isn’t a Matrix-style exercise in whether or not there is a spoon. (Then again maybe it is.) It’s an example of the kind of casual white-lying that has..." May 24

  • Report: Buccaneers, Vita Vea agree to rookie contract

    NFL.com "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have their first-round pick under wraps. Tampa Bay reportedly agreed to terms with defensive tackle Vita Vea on his four-year rookie deal, per the Tampa Bay Times' Rick Stroud. As with all first-round rookie contracts,..." May 24

  • Trump supports new NFL anthem policy, opposes players staying in locker room

    Pro Football Talk "President Trump has weighed in on the NFL’s new national anthem policy, saying the owners took a step in the right direction — but warning that the rule allowing players to remain in the locker room could be problematic. “I think that’s good,” Trump said..." May 24

  • New policy requires on-field players, personnel to stand for anthem

    ESPN "NFL owners have unanimously approved a new national anthem policy that requires players to stand if they are on the field during the performance but gives them the option to remain in the locker room if they prefer, it was announced Wednesday. The policy subjects teams to a fine if a..." May 23

  • NFL expected to enact national anthem policy for '18

    NFL.com "The NFL is expected to enact a national anthem policy in 2018 that requires players on the sideline to stand but gives them the option to remain in the locker room if they don't want to stand, NFL Network's Judy Battista and NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Under the..." May 23

  • 90% of NFL players who filed claims as part of 2013 settlement are waiting on payments, as league alleges fraud

    The Comeback "In 2013, the NFL agreed to pay $765 million to settle a lawsuit brought by more than 4,500 players and their families who claimed the league had concealed knowledge about the risk of head injuries. Five years later, a reported 90 percent of former players who..." May 23

  • Report: NFL weighing optional observance of anthem, 15-yard penalty for kneeling

    The Score "The playing of the national anthem and how to handle protests during the anthem are reportedly under heavy discussion at the NFL's spring meetings. Protests dominated headlines during the early portion of the 2017 season, but serious talks about the topic were deferred until..." May 23

  • Buccaneers' Gerald McCoy tasks rookie Vita Vea with introducing himself as 'Moana's' Maui

    CBS Sports "Vita Vea will likely be a Day 1 contributor for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The defensive tackle out of Washington was seen as one of the best defensive interior prospects coming out of this year's draft. But just because you'll make an impact early doesn't clear you from the wrath of..." May 22