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  • Buccaneers Place TE O.J. Howard On IR, Re-Sign DE Demone Harris

    NFL Trade Rumors "Rick Stroud reports that the Buccaneers are placing TE O.J. Howard on injured reserve Tuesday with foot and ankle injuries. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers also re-signed DE Demone Harris on Tuesday, according to Greg Auman. Howard, 24, is a former..." November 20

  • Bucs tight end O.J. Howard getting second opinion on injured ankle, uncertain for Sunday

    Tampa Bay Times "Bucs tight end O.J. Howard will receive a second opinion on his injured right ankle, and his status for Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers remains uncertain. Howard was injured late in the fourth quarter of the Bucs' 38-35 loss to the New York Giants after his final..." November 20

  • Bucs quarterbacks among the worst when DeSean Jackson is targeted

    Bucs Nation "When the Buccaneers signed veteran wide receiver DeSean Jackson last offseason, the fanbase went nuts. Even head coach Dirk Koetter was smiling like a 10-year-old who just opened up a Playstation 4 Spider-Man edition console from under the Christmas tree (who wouldn’t..." November 19

  • Buccaneers Won’t Activate LB Kendell Beckwith From NFI List

    NFL Trade Rumors "Buccaneers HC Dirk Koetter announced Monday that they won’t activate LB Kendell Beckwith from the non-football injury list this season, per Rick Stroud. Beckwith will now revert to the team’s injured reserve. Back in April,..." November 19

  • Buccaneers Starting Jameis Winston At QB In Week 12

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Tampa Buccaneers have made the decision to start Jameis Winston at quarterback for Sunday’s game against the 49ers, according to Rick Stroud. The Buccaneers benched Ryan Fitzpatrick on Sunday, so this shouldn’t come as a big..." November 19

  • O.J. Howard Exits with Ankle Injury vs. Giants

    Bleacher Report "Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end O.J. Howard suffered an ankle injury in the fourth quarter against the New York Giants, the team announced Sunday. It noted he was doubtful to return.  Howard had a solid rookie season in 2017, catching 26 passes for 432 yards and six..." November 18

  • Jameis Winston Replaces Ryan Fitzpatrick, Leads Touchdown Drive

    SI "A trio of interceptions from Buccaneers quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick led to Jameis Winston coming off the bench against the Giants on Sunday, looking to provide a boost as Tampa Bay trailed in the third quarter. Winston made a quick impact on Tampa Bay's attack, leading the..." November 18

  • Why the Buccaneers can beat the Giants but still lose

    Tampa Bay Times "A grand illusion, that’s what this game really is, the Buccaneers and Giants — two last-place teams — clinging to playoff chances so small it would be an exaggeration to describe them as infinitesimal. It brings to mind a couple of lines from U2’s most recent..." November 18

  • Todd Monken To Call Bucs’ Plays In Week 11

    Pro Football Rumors "Dirk Koetter took back the Buccaneers’ play-calling reins last week, but the team made history with a 501-yard, three-point showing. The third-year head coach won’t be sending in plays Sunday. Offensive coordinator Todd Monken will return to his play-calling..." November 16

  • Buccaneers Undecided On Offensive Playcaller

    Pro Football Rumors "Last week, Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter yanked play-calling duties from offensive coordinator Todd Monken. Recently, Koetter told reporters that he’s unsure about who will call the shots on Sunday against the Giants, though he plans to finalize things before..." November 15

  • Ex-Giant Jason Pierre-Paul promises “I’m bringing the house down” on Sunday

    Big Blue View "“I’m coming, man. I’m bringing the house down.” That was former New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, who will be at MetLife Stadium on Sunday as a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, issuing a warning on Wednesday to his old..." November 14

  • Bucs place Evan Smith and Shaun Wilson on injured reserve, Dare Ogunbowale, Kevin Minter signed

    Tampa Bay Times "The Bucs lost two more players to injuries Tuesday. Offensive lineman Evan Smith, who missed the past two games with a hip injury, and running back Shaun Wilson were placed on injured reserve. Wilson, an undrafted rookie from Duke, suffered a shoulder injury in the Bucs'..." November 13

  • Bucs' Lavonte David has sprained MCL, status for Sunday in doubt

    ESPN "Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David suffered a sprained MCL against the Washington Redskins, jeopardizing his status for Sunday's game against the New York Giants, a source told ESPN Tuesday. David, the Buccaneers' weakside linebacker and one of their top players on defense,..." November 13

  • How the Bucs had 501 offensive yards and only scored 3 points

    SB Nation "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers gave us a riddle to solve after their loss to Washington this week. Tampa Bay had 501 yards of offense, averaged 7.5 yards per play, converted 60 percent of their third downs ... and only finished with three points. That seems just about impossible,..." November 13

  • Buccaneers Signing K Cairo Santos

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Ian Rapoport, the Buccaneers are signing K Cairo Santos to a contract after he worked out for the team earlier in the day. The Buccaneers just waived K Chandler Catanzaro, so a move was expected to be made by Tuesday. Santos, 26, wound up..." November 13

  • Bucs’ Jacquizz Rodgers has career receiving day, but costly fumble was his only takeaway

    Tampa Bay Times "Bucs running back Jacquizz Rodgers recorded his first professional 100-yard receiving game Sunday but had no reason to celebrate following Tampa Bay's 16-3 loss to Washington. Rodgers, who hadn't logged more than 56 receiving yards in any of his previous 102 NFL games, had 103..." November 12

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick to Remain Bucs' Starting Quarterback

    Buccaneers "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have changed their starting quarterback twice in 2018. They will not be doing so a third time, at least not in Week 11. Head Coach Dirk Koetter announced on Monday that Ryan Fitzpatrick will remain under center for the Buccaneers when they head to the..." November 12

  • Report: Bucs release K Chandler Catanzaro

    Tampa Bay Times "After watching him miss two more field goals in Sunday's 16-3 loss to Washington, the Bucs have released PK Chandler Catanzaro. The Jets free agent missed goals of 30- and 48-yards on Sunday. Catanzaro finished 11 of 15  in field goal attempts and 23 of 27 on point after..." November 12

  • Dirk Koetter’s latest move to save the Bucs’ season didn’t work, either

    Tampa Bay Times "There was something noticeably different about Dirk Koetter on the sideline Sunday. He held the play sheet and spoke into the microphone on his headset between snaps, talking directly to quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. "I called the plays (Sunday),'' Koetter said after the..." November 12

  • Dirk Koetter took back offensive playcalling duties on Sunday

    USA Today "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers got off to a hot 2-0 start in 2018, and much of the credit for the team’s offensive explosion went to coordinator Todd Monken, who kept calling plays after doing a stellar job during the preseason. But for Sunday’s 16-3 home loss to the Washington..." November 11

  • What should we make of Dirk Koetter and Jason Licht?

    Tampa Bay Times "So what do we make of Dirk Koetter and Jason Licht? That's what this Bucs season has suddenly turned into, a referendum on the head coach and general manager. Will they survive to keep their jobs beyond this year? Should they survive to keep their jobs beyond this year?..." November 11

  • Fitzpatrick doesn’t have to worry about getting benched, unless he does

    JoeBucsFan.com "Joe has strong philosophical differences with Dirk Koetter, who was talking quarterbacks this evening and driving Joe to shots of whiskey and to Honeymoon Island for fresh air. Koetter hopped on his Buccaneers Radio Network show and talked about his goofy quarterback..." November 10

  • JPP: “We’re Going To Have To Take It Over”

    Bucs Nation "For a defensive line that is struggling - and has been for most of the season - one of the few bright spots has been Jason Pierre-Paul. Pierre-Paul is merely two sacks away from being the first Buccaneers player to have double digit sacks since Simeon Rice and..." November 09

  • Frustrated Jackson wants bigger role in Bucs' offense

    The Score "Veteran wideout DeSean Jackson is frustrated with the struggles of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and his secondary role in their offense as he prepares to play his former team, the Washington Redskins. "I can't say I'm as happy," Jackson said..." November 08

  • Bucs bring back WR Bernard Reedy

    Bucs Nation "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that the team has signed wide receiver Bernard Reedy to the practice squad and released wide receiver Damoun Patterson from the practice squad. Reedy (5-9, 175) spent time with Tampa Bay this past offseason..." November 07

  • Here's why the NFL and Fortnite are made for each other

    USA Today "I love football and I love Fortnite. Put them together, and it's heaven. On Monday, the NFL and Epic Games announced a partnership that will make gear – known as skins – for all 32 teams available as part of the wildly popular game's Battle..." November 05

  • Buccaneers sticking with Ryan Fitzpatrick as starting QB

    ESPN "Despite a 42-28 loss to the Carolina Panthers, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have Ryan Fitzpatrick starting at quarterback for at least another week, against the Washington Redskins, coach Dirk Koetter announced Sunday. The Buccaneers..." November 05

  • Jameis Winston's $20.9M contract option won't impact playing time with Buccaneers

    ESPN "Tampa Bay Buccaneers sources insist quarterback Jameis Winston's $20.9 million fifth-year option will have no bearing on whether he plays again this season. Winston was benched last week after throwing four interceptions against the Cincinnati Bengals, and Ryan Fitzpatrick was..." November 04

  • Jameis Winston’s suspension lies at the root of his on-field problems, too

    Tampa Bay Times "Jameis Winston did this to himself. It's not just the interceptions. It's not how reckless he is with the football or the 2-12 record in his last 14 games. The reason Winston was benched can be traced back to his off-field behavior, which led to a three-game suspension, which..." November 04

  • Jameis Winston has a real chance to play again for Buccaneers this season despite benching

    CBS Sports "While the Bucs are disappointed in the mental mistakes that have led to Jameis Winston's benching in Tampa Bay, they have not given up on the former second-overall pick and are open to turning back to him this season. The team has been very impressed with how Winston has handled..." November 04

  • Bucs should be getting defensive linemen back this week

    Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers could be getting a pair of defensive starters back on the field this week against the Panthers. Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy and defensive end Vinny Curry returned to full participation in practice, and are listed as questionable for Sunday’s..." November 02

  • A small town in Colorado has one stoplight but is home to three current NFL players

    USA Today "Harvested fields of corn surround the town. Downtown is a stretch of two blocks just west of the former Western Sugar factory whose giant towers now hold fine silica sand used in the region’s rapidly growing hydraulic fracking industry. Children ride bicycles..." November 02

  • Bucs’ Jason Pierre-Paul returns to practice, appears likely to play Sunday at Carolina

    Tampa Bay Times "Bucs defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul returned to practice on Friday, his first practice this week after being listed with rib and foot injuries, making him more likely to play in Sunday's road game at Carolina. If the Bucs' sack leader does play against the Panthers, it would..." November 02

  • Bucs’ Jameis Winston on benching: ‘It’s a minor setback for a major comeback’

    Tampa Bay Times "This is uncharted territory for Jameis Winston, going through a game week when he's healthy and eligible to play, but plays the role of a backup quarterback. He is taking second-team reps and trying to look forward to the opportunity when he can regain the controls of the Bucs..." November 01

  • NFL's officiating problems have quieted down, but some issues remain

    USA Today "No news is good news. That surely needs to be the working mantra for the men and woman in stripes as the second half of the NFL season rolls on, given the controversy, confusion and assorted blunders that cast so much shade on the first few weeks of this campaign. Outside of..." November 01

  • Buccaneers LB Kendell Beckwith Returns To Practice

    Pro Football Rumors "Buccaneers linebacker Kendell Beckwith, currently on the non-football injury list, returned to practice on Wednesday, according to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. Beckwith was injured in an April car accident, suffering a fractured ankle that required surgery. He missed the..." October 31

  • Multiple Teams Have Shown Interest In DeSean Jackson, But Bucs Unlikely To Trade Him

    NFL Trade Rumors "Jenna Laine reports that the multiple teams have reached out to the Buccaneers to inquire about a trade for WR DeSean Jackson. However, Laine says that the Buccaneers aren’t biting on a deal for Jackson because they’re in “win now mode.” On..." October 30

  • Bucs first-round pick Vita Vea reportedly dodges another serious injury

    Larry Brown Sports "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were fortunate over the summer when first-round pick Vita Vea suffered a leg injury that initially appeared to be serious but turned out to be minor, and it sounds like the same happened with the injury that knocked Vea out of Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati..." October 29

  • Bucs RB Ronald Jones will reportedly miss multiple games with hamstring injury

    Larry Brown Sports "Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Ronald Jones has had a disappointing rookie season, and an injury has now made things even worse for the second-round pick. Jones left Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals with a hamstring injury, and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports..." October 29

  • Jameis Winston’s fiancee fires back at critics of QB on social media

    Yardbarker "Jameis Winston has grown very accustomed to being criticized, and the quarterback has been around long enough to know that fans were not going to be kind to him after his four-interception performance on Sunday. Winston’s fiancee, however, feels there is a line that should not be..." October 29

  • Jameis Winston humbled by benching

    Tampa Bay Times "Dirk Koetter almost went to the bullpen sooner. Jameis Winston had already thrown two of his four interceptions and trailed 21-0 to the Bengals when the Bucs head coach first considered benching his erratic starter. Then Winston made a beautifully arcing 60-yard touchdown pass to..." October 29

  • Buccaneers To Start Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bench Jameis Winston

    Pro Football Rumors "The Fitzmagic is back in Tampa. On Monday, the Buccaneers announced that Ryan Fitzpatrick will start at quarterback in Week 9 over Jameis Winston. Winston began the year by serving a multi-game suspension and Fitzpatrick made the most of the opportunity. At least, he did for a little..." October 29

  • Bucs GM Jason Licht: DeSean Jackson will be in Tampa Bay for ‘rest of the season’

    Tampa Bay Times "DeSean Jackson may want to be traded, but the Bucs aren't going to oblige. At least that's what you can draw from the comments by Bucs general manager Jason Licht when asked about an NFL  Network report Sunday that Jackson had asked for a trade. Speaking on the..." October 29

  • Could Jameis Winston be available?

    Pro Football Talk "Before Sunday’s early games, there was a belief that perhaps Buccaneers backup quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick could be available in trade. Now that Fitzpatrick nearly delivered a comeback for the ages after a four-pick meltdown from starter Jameis Winston, the proverbial script has been..." October 28

  • Dirk Koetter not ready to name his starting QB yet

    Pro Football Talk "Bucs coach Dirk Koetter isn’t ready to name a starting quarterback for next week’s game against Carolina. Backup Ryan Fitzpatrick outplayed starter Jameis Winston on Sunday. “We don’t need to talk about it [today],” Koetter said, via Greg Auman of The..." October 28

  • Buccaneers bench Jameis Winston after four INTs

    NFL.com "Jameis Winston's dreadful day is over early. Ryan Fitzpatrick has replaced Winston at quarterback in Tampa Bay's game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Winston threw four interceptions before he was benched late in the third quarter. " October 28

  • DeSean Jackson's 60-yard TD catch moves him past Rice

    ESPN "Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver DeSean Jackson has broken Jerry's Rice's record for the most touchdown catches of 60 or more yards. In the second quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals, quarterback Jameis Winston heaved a 60-yard deep pass to Jackson, who went untouched..." October 28

  • Team that wants DeSean Jackson may have leaked the reported trade request

    Pro Football Talk "One of the Sunday Splash! reports indicated that Buccaneers receiver DeSean Jackson has requested a trade. So where did that one come from? There’s a theory among those in the know that one specific team that really wants to pry Jackson away from the Buccaneers leaked the notion..." October 28

  • DeSean Jackson has asked the Bucs to trade him

    Tampa Bay Times "Receiver DeSean Jackson has asked to be traded from the Bucs as the Tuesday deadline nears, but the team has refused his request. According to a report by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport Sunday, Jackson recently asked to dealt to another team. The NFL trade deadline is 4 p.m...." October 28

  • Bucs defense’s row-boat celebration ‘propels us forward’

    Tampa Bay Times "The Bucs defense finally had reason to celebrate last week against the Browns, and they didn't waste the opportunity. The defense's row-boat celebration — in which players sat down lining up one behind the other and used imaginary paddles — was apparently the idea..." October 27