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  • Devin White remains out of Buccaneers practice

    Clutch Points "Devin White’s knee injury isn’t all that serious. Despite initial optimism he would play in Week 3, though, it appears more and more likely that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker will be sidelined on Sunday against the New York Giants. White suffered the..." September 20

  • Devin White out this Sunday

    Buccaneers "As Head Coach Bruce Arians announced following practice on Friday, four Buccaneers have been ruled out for Sunday’s home game against the New York Giants. He mentioned there are a few more game-time decisions that they are still evaluating. There were two changes to..." September 20

  • Patrick Mahomes, Lamar Jackson Get Headlines, but They Aren't the Only Young QBs on the Rise

    Bleacher Report "Here we are again, watching a young group of quarterbacks change the NFL. You know the names, and two of the biggest, Kansas City's Patrick Mahomes and Baltimore's Lamar Jackson, play each other Sunday. That game spotlights what could turn into a remarkable rivalry not..." September 20

  • Jameis Winston has a foot injury

    Buccaneers "Eleven players had some type of injury designation for the Buccaneers on Wednesday. Before you sound any type of alarms, only four players were actually held out entirely with no surprises. Bond, though he was active against the Panthers, is still dealing with a hamstring injury. Rookie..." September 19

  • Shaquil Barrett named NFC defensive player of the week

    Buccaneers "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers played before a prime-time national audience last Thursday, and for a good portion of the evening Shaq Barrett stole the spotlight. Barrett's three-sack performance in the Buccaneers' 20-14 road win over the Carolina Panthers is earning him some extra attention..." September 18

  • Panthers’ Ron Rivera betting favorite to be first NFL head coach fired

    Sportsnaut "The Carolina Panthers head into this week’s game against the Arizona Cardinals at 0-2 on the season and with quarterback Cam Newton unlikely to play. It’s just the latest example of the Ron Rivera-led squad failing to remain relevant. Carolina finished last season 7-9..." September 18

  • For the Love of God Somebody Needs to Trade for Jalen Ramsey Before the Patriots Do

    12 Up "It's time for 30 NFL teams to come together and think about the good of the league, because even though it may not be the best idea for every franchise, someone has to trade for Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey just so the Patriots don't get the..." September 18

  • Here are five landing spots if Eli Manning wants to be traded

    CBS Sports "After watching Eli Manning get off to an ugly start in 2019, the Giants finally made the decision to bench their Super Bowl-winning quarterback on Tuesday in favor of rookie Daniel Jones. The team's decision means that Manning won't be on the field as..." September 18

  • Ranking NFL's 0-2 teams: Who should hit panic button and who's still alive?

    USA Today "The panic button is typically pushed as a last resort, once time has virtually run out. Yet in the hyper-competitive, hyper-reactive world of the NFL, that often means a mere two weeks into the season.  Consider the New York Giants. In the throes of their third consecutive..." September 18

  • Bruce Arians: We want to stop Saquon Barkley and make Daniel Jones throw

    Tampa Bay Times "The New York tabloids weren’t all on board with the Giants drafting of Duke quarterback Daniel Jones with the sixth overall pick. Blue’s Clueless, the headline screamed the New York Post with a picture of general manager Dave Gettlemen. The New York Daily..." September 18

  • Here are five landing spots for Jalen Ramsey

    CBS Sports "Poor Ben Roethlisberger -- out for the season with elbow surgery -- and Drew Brees -- missing six weeks with a thumb injury -- couldn't even hold the headlines for a full 24 hours before Jalen Ramsey, last seen engaging in a sideline blowup..." September 17

  • Former NFL Player Edawn Coughman Allegedly Destroyed Business and Staged Hate Crime

    Complex "Atlanta authorities have accused former NFL player, Edawn Coughman, of destroying his business and making it look like a hate crime.  According to a local CNN affiliate, Gwinnett County police have arrested Coughman on charges of false..." September 15

  • Bruce Arians wants O.J. Howard to “play a heck of a lot better than he’s playing”

    Tampa Bay Times "Tight end O.J. Howard’s opening-week struggles carried over into Thursday night, where he was a largely insignificant part of the offense. Howard, who had emerged as one of the game’s top pass-catching tight ends heading into the season, officially had zero targets in..." September 14

  • Bruce Arians: Jameis Winston was “spot on” Thursday night

    Yahoo! Sports "The Buccaneers didn’t come up with a dazzling offensive display against the Panthers on Thursday night, but the play of their defense meant they didn’t need to in order to leave Charlotte with a win. All that they needed to do was keep the chains moving, put points on the..." September 13

  • Buccaneers talking “new identity” on defense

    Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers stopped the Panthers on fourth-and-1 early. They stopped them on fourth-and-1 late. And at least for a moment, they stopped being the Bucs as we knew them. After stopping Cam Newton in his tracks for a 20-14 win last night, the Buccaneers are hoping..." September 13

  • Pass interference/illegal contact donut hole emerges in Bucs-Panthers

    Pro Football Talk "Replay review is now available for defensive pass interference calls and non-calls. It’s not available for calls and non-calls of illegal contact. And this donut hole was exposed for the first time on Thursday night, in the Buccaneers-Panthers game. Carolina had embarked on a..." September 13

  • Devin White avoids serious knee injury

    Shreveport Times "After an injury forced Devin White out of the second game of his NFL career, the former LSU and North Webster star stood at his locker Thursday, confident his knee would be OK. Tampa Bay's rookie linebacker -- chosen with the fifth pick in the first round of this year's..." September 13

  • Buccaneers rookie Devin White leaves TNF game with knee injury

    The Score "Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Devin White, the fifth overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft, suffered a knee injury in Thursday's contest versus the Carolina Panthers and won't return, the team announced. " September 12

  • Marquise Brown and Other NFL Rookies Already Looking Like Future Stars

    Bleacher Report "The NFL Week 1 slate always produces odd occurrences that don't necessarily reflect what happens the rest of the way. Teams throw out new things that aren't on film, and players are still getting used to full speed and contact again, among other reasons for the opening-slate..." September 12

  • NFL creates $3m challenge to develop safer helmet

    Sport Business "The National Football League is offering $3m as part of an initiative to create a helmet which can outperform the equipment currently in use. As part of the NFL Helmet Challenge, experts, innovators and helmet manufacturers have been offered $2m in grant funding to support the..." September 12

  • Hall of Fame reveals 122 nominees for '20 class

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Former 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis and defensive lineman Justin Smith are among the first-time eligible players nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020. The Hall of Fame on Thursday released a total of 122 players who comprise the list of modern-era..." September 12

  • Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang is Extremely Annoyed Democrats Debate Overlaps With NFL Game

    Yardbarker "Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang took to social media Wednesday to question the date and time of his party’s debate this week. On Thursday, the Carolina Panthers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers will kick off Week 2 of the NFL season on Thursday Night Football, beginning at..." September 12

  • Could Colts tank for another quarterback? Five NFL teams already looking ahead to 2020

    CBS Sports "Some NFL teams made good of their 2019 season openers over the weekend, confirming themselves as projected playoff contenders -- from the Los Angeles Rams surviving a battle with the Carolina Panthers and the New England Patriots blowing out the Pittsburgh Steelers to the Dallas Cowboys rolling..." September 12

  • Offensive Holding Calls, The Best Part of the NFL, Are Way Up This Year

    The Big Lead "Folks, the NFL is back and better than ever. And I can prove it with empirical data. Offensive holding penalties, the very best part of the game, are up in a big way. The NFL’s two officiating points of emphasis were obvious in Week 1. Flags for offensive holding rose 32..." September 12

  • Al Riveron determined Mike Evans was not significantly hindered by Richard Sherman

    Pro Football Talk "Based on a critical non-call of pass interference in the final minute of the 49ers-Buccaneers game, it appears that the standard for throwing a flag via replay review is higher than it was believed to be. “It was determined that both the offensive player and defensive player..." September 11

  • Bucs injury report only includes Blaine Gabbert

    Pro Football Talk "The Bucs will still be without their backup quarterback, but they’re otherwise healthy entering Thursday’s game. While Blaine Gabbert is still out with a preseason shoulder injury, all the other Buccaneers on the injury report practiced fully all week, which means..." September 11

  • Buccaneers To Move Justin Evans To IR

    Yardbarker "A 10-game starter for the 2018 Buccaneers, Justin Evans will not have a chance to play in that many games this season. The Bucs are placing their former second-round pick on injured reserve, per Greg Auman of The Athletic (on Twitter). The Bucs will sign offensive lineman Josh Wells..." September 10

  • Bruce Arians believes Cam Newton still can throw deep

    Pro Football Talk "Panthers quarterback Cam Newton invited questions about his surgically repaired right shoulder after 37 of his 38 passes traveled less than 20 yards in the air. Newton said after the loss to the Rams it was a function of decision-making rather than physical ability that kept him from..." September 10

  • Bucs re-sign Andrew Adams, who picked off Cam Newton 3 times

    ESPN "In a flurry of roster moves coming off a 31-17 season-opening loss to the 49ers, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have re-signed safety Andrew Adams, who picked off Cam Newton three times last year. The Bucs face the Panthers Thursday night. This move comes after the Bucs placed..." September 10

  • Gerald McCoy: ‘I’m going to retire (as) a Buc'

    Tampa Bay Times "Gerald McCoy didn’t like the way his career finished in Tampa Bay with his release after nine seasons, so he plans to write a new ending. The Carolina Panthers defensive tackle says whenever he is done playing, he’ll retire as a Buccaneer. "I’m going to retire a..." September 10

  • Jameis Winston hope to end 12-game road losing streak

    JoeBucsFan.com "Yes, as America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, prepares to face the Panthers on Thursday night, in the back of his mind he knows he hasn’t won a road start since 2016. That’s 12 consecutive starts — and dozens excuses for the don’t-blame-Jameis..." September 10

  • Interception-Plagued Jameis Winston May Finally Be Running Out of Chances

    Bleacher Report "The interceptions just keep on coming and coming for Jameis Winston. Winston threw three interceptions, two of them pick-sixes, in the Buccaneers' 31-17 loss to the 49ers on Sunday. Winston threw a short sideline pass beyond the reach of running back Peyton Barber and directly to..." September 10

  • Future is now for Jameis Winston despite it not being entirely his fault

    Pro Football Talk "If the weight of being a franchise quarterback weren’t enough for Jameis Winston, it may have gotten a little weightier after three interceptions, two of them pick-sixes, and a 45.4 passer rating in the first game of a make-or-break season. The Bucs promoted Dirk Koetter in 2016..." September 10

  • Matt LaFleur was only new head coach to win in Week One

    Pro Football Talk "There were eight head coaching hires made this offseason and none of the new coaches squared off against one another in Week One, which meant there was a chance that the new coaches could go 8-0 to open the season. That possibility remained alive after Matt LaFleur’s Packers..." September 10

  • Bruce Arians Making Excuses for Jameis Winston's Terrible Play is Simply Pathetic

    12 Up "Jameis Winston is who we all thought he was: a bad quarterback. Although Bruce Arians doesn't seem to think so, as the new Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach defended his quarterback after Winston's terrible Week 1 performance. Winston and the Bucs fell to the San Francisco..." September 09

  • Five top wide receivers who changed teams in 2019

    The Sports Daily "In the third of three series, we will take a look at the top five National Football League wide receivers who changed teams in the offseason. The player number one on the list was always to be Antonio Brown, however on the weekend Brown made NFL headlines when he was cut by the Oakland..." September 09

  • Buccaneers To Waive OL Caleb Benenoch

    Pro Football Rumors "A 16-game starter for the Buccaneers last season, Caleb Benenoch did not open with Tampa Bay’s first unit on Sunday. He will not be with the team in Week 2, with Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reporting (via Twitter) the fourth-year blocker will be waived. Benenoch joined the..." September 09

  • Bruce Arians: We’ll be pretty good when we stop beating ourselves

    Tampa Bay Times "Decision time on Jameis Winston will come at the end of the season for the Bucs. But the choices their fifth-year quarterback made with the football Sunday had to be enough to make Bruce Arians question his reasoning for coming out of retirement. Winston threw three interceptions,..." September 09

  • Nick Bosa, Mike Evans, Devin White all active in Tampa

    Buccaneers "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and San Francisco 49ers named their game-day inactives on Sunday at 2:55 p.m. ET, 90 minutes before kickoff of their shared 2019 season opener at Raymond James Stadium. NFL teams are required to reduce their active rosters to 46 players for each regular-season..." September 08

  • 49ers' Kwon Alexander Ejected After Nasty Helmet-to-Helmet Hit on Bucs QB Jameis Winston

    12 Up "Kwon Alexender showed no mercy for his former teammate and it ended up costing him big time. The San Francisco 49ers linebacker didn't hold back when going after Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston, tackling him as he was sliding down with an absolutely brutal helmet-to-helmet..." September 08

  • 5 Underrated Storylines for NFL Week 1

    The Big Lead "After a dud of an opening football game in Chicago, all America wants is…more football. Well, better football, but more better football. The NFL season begins in full this weekend and into Monday night with a full slate of games set to retake the country’s imagination...." September 06

  • Predicting the Next Wave of NFL Megadeals After Zeke, Goff Extensions

    Bleacher Report "NFL teams have handed out more than a half-billion dollars in recent extensions, but don't expect the money to stop flowing anytime soon. On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Rams rewarded quarterback Jared Goff with a four-year, $134 million extension. One day later,..." September 06

  • 10 players set to take flight in NFL Week 1

    Sportsnaut "The start of a new season brings with it a sense of hope for every fan base. NFL Week 1 also sets the stage for some players to explode out of the gate. That’s what we’re diving into here. In particular, we expect 10 players to open their 2019 NFL seasons with huge..." September 06

  • Does NFL Reddit Partnership Mean Streams Will Be Shut Down Like NBA's Soon?

    The Big Lead "The NFL had one more offseason transaction to announce before officially kicking off its centennial season on Thursday. The league has added Reddit Inc. as one of its new digital marketing platforms. This new collaboration is set to take advantage of the “Ask Me Anything”..." September 06

  • 10 NFL players primed for breakout seasons in 2019

    The Telegraph "very year a handful of relatively unknown football players make the leap from respected professional to bona fide superstar. There is no better example than Patrick Mahomes taking the NFL by storm last season, and while the Chiefs quarterback's achievements are near-impossible to..." September 06

  • Five NFL players who benefited most from Elliott, Goff extensions

    Sportsnaut "Two positional markets around the NFL were thrown for a loop in the lead up to the start of the regular season this week. It started with Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff netting a four-year, $134 million extension with a record $110 million in total guarantees on..." September 06

  • Julio Jones Headlines Potential Antonio Brown Replacements for Raiders

    Heavy "With the NFL season here, somehow the news cycle revolves around Antonio Brown drama. The controversial wide receiver for the Oakland Raiders has decided to stir the pot even more than he has already by going on the assault against general manager Mike Mayock. It’s been a bad year for..." September 05

  • Top NFL Free Agents Teams Should Add Before Week 1

    Bleacher Report "Before the 2019 NFL season kicks off Thursday, coaches are continuing to put together game plans for their first opponents. There's still time to cover shallow spots on depth charts with free-agent veterans who are ready to jump into the fray. Clubs released unofficial..." September 05

  • Buccaneers Restructure WR Mike Evans’ Deal, Create $1.6M In Cap Space

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Field Yates, the Buccaneers have restructured WR Mike Evans‘ contract. Tampa Bay converted $2 million of Evans’ base salary into a signing bonus, creating $1.6 million in cap space.  This is the third time the Buccaneers have..." September 05

  • 5 best remaining NFL free agents

    Larry Brown Sports "The NFL saw an influx of over 1,000 players added to the free agent market over the weekend as team’s trimmed their rosters to 53 players. The results was a late surge of signings — the very last wave of free agency, if you will. While a feeding frenzy has whittled that..." September 05