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  • Bucs release former first-round pick Vernon Hargreaves

    Tampa Bay Times "Two days after he was benched for not hustling to a make a tackle, the Bucs released starting cornerback Vernon Hargreaves Tuesday morning. The 11th overall pick in 2016 from the University of Florida, Hargreaves struggled to hold up his reputation as a ball hawk in the NFL with only..." November 12

  • Bruce Arians benched Vernon Hargreaves for lack of hustle

    NFL.com "During the offseason, Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians used former first-round pick Vernon Hargreaves as an example, holding the corner out of the team's first OTAs because the coach didn't believe his player was ready to practice. Flip forward to..." November 12

  • Bucs’ Bruce Arians On Jameis Winston

    Pro Football Rumors "Given his recent performance, there’s a “really good chance” that quarterback Jameis Winston could land a new contract if he keeps things up, head coach Bruce Arians tells Peter King of NBC Sports.  “He’s taken us down the..." November 11

  • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Interested In Owning NFL Team

    Pro Football Rumors "The CEO and founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, is interested in purchasing an NFL team,according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. While Bezos is most associated with Amazon, the mogul also recently purchased the Washington Post. The multi-billionaire is one of the richest people in the world..." November 11

  • Antonio Brown reportedly not expected to play again this season

    Larry Brown Sports "Antonio Brown continues to go back and forth with whether or not he wants to play in the NFL again, but a return this season is probably not going to happen regardless of what he decides. Brown is not expected to play in an NFL game again this season “barring a significant turn..." November 10

  • Why did Fox Sports fire FS1 analyst Cris Carter?

    Sporting News "Cris Carter is no longer with Fox Sports, according to a statement released by the network Thursday morning. The Hall of Fame wide receiver, who joined Fox in 2016 and regularly served as an analyst for FS1's morning show "First Things First" alongside Nick Wright and..." November 09

  • JuJu Smith-Schuster, Amari Cooper, Lamar Jackson ruled questionable

    CBS Sports "A complete rundown of every single team's final injury report heading into this weekend's slate of games The Chargers and Raiders kicked off Week 10 on Thursday night, and injuries played a major role in the AFC West showdown, what with Oakland losing..." November 09

  • Who is NFL's most-overlooked, top-performing player in 2019 season?

    USA Today "Not everyone can receive the recognition that Russell Wilson and Lamar Jackson do. Both of the quarterbacks have been at the forefront of discussion about the NFL's MVP this season, and their contributions have been lauded on a weekly basis. For many of the league's other..." November 08

  • 3 teams who should consider giving Dez Bryant another chance

    Clutch Points "Dez Bryant hasn’t put his name into the media circus for the majority of the 2019 NFL season. However, he did so this week with the announcement that he plans to pursue another late-season comeback. It seems that he will begin trying to make his comeback at some point in the next couple..." November 07

  • Through nine weeks, replay review overturns PI calls and non-calls nine times

    Pro Football Talk "The one year (and perhaps only one year) pass interference replay-review experiment has resulted in limited reversals of calls and non-calls made on the field. According to the league, 63 total replay reviews of pass interference calls and non-calls have occurred through the first..." November 07

  • Bucs Sign LB Sam Acho, Place TE Antony Auclair on Injured Reserve

    SI "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are shuffling their roster after multiple injuries are forcing them to make contingency plans. After multiple injuries at outside linebacker in Sunday's loss to the Seattle Seahawks, the Bucs have signed veteran Sam Acho, who reunites with head coach Bruce..." November 07

  • Where will Cam Newton play in 2020? Ranking the 7 best fits

    Sporting News "Cam Newton's 2019 NFL season is all but finished after the Panthers placed their franchise quarterback on injured reserve with a Lisfranc injury Tuesday. That immediately raises the question: Where is Newton most likely to play in 2020, assuming his..." November 06

  • Kahzin Daniels, Who is Blind in One Eye, Promoted to Bucs Active Roster

    SI "With the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in need of depth at pass rusher, the team has promoted linebacker Kahzin Daniels from their practice squad to the active roster on Wednesday.  Daniels, an undrafted rookie, is blind in his right eye as the result of an accident that..." November 06

  • 6 U.S. Cities the NFL Should Expand to Before London

    The Big Lead "According to Los Angeles Chargers owner Dean Spanos, the rumors of British Bolts are "f***ing b******t". That works perfectly in America's favor, because there are several cities in this country that are far more deserving of a team right now. Here's a look at six..." November 05

  • Tony Dungy Urges NFL To Get Rid Of Pass Interference Challenges

    Total Pro Sports "Back in March, the NFL made a huge decision when they approved a new rule proposal that allows for offensive and defensive pass interference calls and non-calls to be subject to review, with coaches being able to challenge the penalties in the first 28 minutes of each half. It has..." November 05

  • NFL teams wanting to 'win now' could have amazing choice of quarterbacks come March

    Yahoo! Sports "Eight weeks into the season, we’ve seen some great quarterback play. We’ve also seen some not-so-great quarterback play, and some teams might have big decisions to make in the coming months. If there’s a club that wants to win now because it feels it’s strong..." November 05

  • Bucs waive Amara Darboh

    Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers waived receiver Amara Darboh, according to the NFL’s daily transactions. The Bucs promoted him from the practice squad Oct. 16. He did not play, with the team listing him among its inactives. " November 05

  • Bruce Arians names Ronald Jones as Buccaneers' starting RB

    CBS Sports "Coach Bruce Arians said Jones is the Buccaneers' starting running back going forward, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports. "He's been consistent [and] he's been more explosive," Arians said. " November 05

  • Jameis Winston’s metaphorical glass is full

    Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers are 2-6, drifting out of the playoff picture before the season hits the halfway mark. But quarterback Jameis Winston doesn’t see it that way, taking an extremely optimistic view — or something. After a game his coach called one of his..." November 04

  • Kellen Winslow II pleads guilty to rape, sexual battery, faces 12 to 18 years in prison

    USA Today "In a stunning turn of events on the eve of his second rape trial, former NFL star Kellen Winslow II decided to plead guilty to rape and sexual battery charges here Monday as part of a plea deal that allows him to avoid the possibility of spending the rest of his life in..." November 04

  • 3 Teams Are Reportedly Interested in Signing Antonio Brown

    12 Up "Antonio Brown hasn't played since Week 2, but rumors about a new team picking him up haven't subsided. Before they brought Josh Gordon into town, the Seattle Seahawks did their homework on AB, with quarterback Russell Wilson even advocating for the team to bring in..." November 04

  • NFL trade deadline a dud due to bizarre demands by Redskins, Bengals and other losing teams

    CBS Sports "After a flurry of trade activity all season, the NFL's trade deadline passed without a single transaction of note, a surprising turn of events that multiple general managers attributed to last-place teams over-valuing their potential returns. Conversations with six NFL..." November 04

  • 3 Teams Named Trade Options For Bengals QB Andy Dalton

    The Spun "The Andy Dalton era in Cincinnati could be over. The Bengals have benched their long-time starting quarterback and Dalton could be on the move this offseason. Cincinnati will be starting rookie Ryan Finley at quarterback this week. Bengals head coach Zac Taylor is reportedly very high..." November 04

  • Andy Dalton eager for offseason trade after benching, and Buccaneers could be best option

    CBS Sports "Longtime Bengals starter Andy Dalton was forthright in his displeasure with the team for not attempting to trade him before benching him this week, and eagerly anticipates an offseason trade, league sources said. Dalton, the second-highest passer in franchise history who is..." November 03

  • Which NFL teams will rise, fall in second half of season?

    USA Today "If the NFL playoffs started today ... well, it's a good thing for several teams that they don't. While the 8-0 New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers have already established themselves as front-runners for home-field advantage throughout the playoffs, the picture is..." November 02

  • Hall of Fame makes dramatic change to the rules for the 15-person centennial mega-class

    Pro Football Talk "Faced with the prospect that the Hall of Fame selection committee will revolt against an all-or-nothing vote on a 15-person centennial mega-class of enshrinees for 2020, the Hall of Fame has solved the problem. The Hall of Fame selection committee will not vote on the..." November 02

  • Week Nine injury report roundup

    Pro Football Talk "Week Nine of the 2019 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the 49ers and it continues with 12 more games on Sunday, which means that the 24 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. The teams playing on Monday night won’t release..." November 02

  • Buccaneers’ TE O.J. Howard (Hamstring) Out For Week 9 VS. Seahawks

    Sportsnaut "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be without starting tight end O.J. Howard for Sunday’s matchup against the Seattle Seahawks. Howard, who missed the team’s Week 8 game against the Tennessee Titans, was unable to participate in practice this week with a hamstring strain..." November 01

  • Bruce Arians didn’t miss coaching “that much”

    JoeBucsFan.com "Interesting words from Bucs coach Bucco Bruce Arians about his year away from football last year. For the first time in his adult life, Arians was not coaching players last year. Instead, he traveled each weekend doing games for CBS Sports as part of a network TV broadcast..." October 31

  • O.J. Howard remained sidelined for practice on Wednesday

    Clutch Points "There had been plenty of talk surrounding whether or not Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end O.J. Howard would be dealt at the Oct. 29 trade deadline. Although he remains with the team after the deadline, it remains to be seen when he will be able to take the field. Howard was..." October 30

  • Fans Think They Busted Bucs GM With A Secret Pro-Jameis Winston Burner Account

    Total Pro Sports "Here we are once again with a high profiled person in sports who may have a burner account. This only became a thing to look for after Kevin Durant got caught forgetting to switch to his burner account a few years ago. Ever since, sports fans have been sure that other athletes have..." October 30

  • Let the Teddy Bridgewater Sweepstakes Begin

    Bleacher Report "Teddy Bridgewater may be the NFL's most wanted man If there was one thing Teddy Bridgewater demonstrated in going 5-0 in relief of Drew Brees this season, it was this: He is a franchise quarterback. Bridgewater threw for 1,370 passing yards and nine..." October 30

  • Has Jameis Winston failed the Bucs or have they failed him?

    Tampa Bay Times "Say you had a quarterback who was the No. 1 overall pick and a turnover machine. He has more interceptions in his first four seasons than any player during that period, the last of which ended in missing the playoffs again. And this presumptive face of the franchise is surrounded by talent. Two..." October 29

  • Bucs’ Bruce Arians says that referees ‘aren’t held accountable’

    Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers were on the wrong end of a bad call on Sunday against the Titans, losing what should have been a fumble return for a touchdown because an official blew the whistle before the fumble recovery. Bucs coach Bruce Arians is understandably not happy about that. Arians said..." October 28

  • Report: Bucs open to trading O.J. Howard for “substantial offer”

    Yahoo! Sports "The Buccaneers said as recently as two weeks ago that O.J. Howard was unavailable. Now, they are 2-5 and perhaps open at least to listening. Jeanna Laine of ESPN reports that the Bucs would consider trading the tight end for a “substantial offer.” Multiple teams..." October 28

  • NFL trade rumors: 10 players most likely to be traded at the 2019 deadline

    Sporting News "The list of players who are most likely to be traded in 2019 before the Tuesday, 4 p.m. ET deadline used to be longer, as a couple of the no-brainers have already been dealt. Jalen Ramsey, who was rather public in his desire to be traded from the Jaguars, was moved to..." October 28

  • Three Trade Destinations For Broncos CB Chris Harris Jr.

    The Big Lead "The Broncos' decision to trade Emmanuel Sanders last week marked the beginning of the end for many veterans' time in Denver. The team isn't good, doesn't have a chance to get much better, and the year of transition came much earlier than expected. As a result, Ian Rapoport..." October 28

  • Jameis Winston makes the latest non-guarantee guarantee

    Yahoo! Sports "Thirteen days ago, it was Eagles coach Doug Pederson. Then, it was Browns receiver Jarvis Landry. Now, Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston has said something that inevitably will be characterized as something other than a guarantee. “I’m feeling like..." October 28

  • 49ers Getting Sixth-Round Offers For C.J. Beathard

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The 49ers have fielded calls from multiple teams inquiring about No. 3 quarterback C.J. Beathard's availability as Tuesday's NFL trade deadline approaches, a source told NBC Sports Bay Area. The 49ers have been offered draft pick compensation in the “sixth-round..." October 28

  • Bruce Arians on Jameis Winston's interceptions: 'Receivers let him down'

    The Sports Daily "A couple of weeks ago, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston had a horrific performance against the Carolina Panthers. He committed six turnovers in the team’s 37-26 loss at Tottenham Spur Stadium in London, England. After that game, Tampa Bay head coach Bruce Arians..." October 27

  • Bucs To Activate Jason Pierre-Paul, Who Will Play Sunday Against Titans

    Sportsnaut "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will activate Jason Pierre-Paul ahead of Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans, and he will play. Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times shared this welcome news on Saturday. " October 26

  • Six Teams On Upset Alert In NFL Week 8

    Sportsnaut "There are some tricky matchups on the NFL Week 8 schedule, and so it shouldn’t be surprising that some top playoff contenders are on upset alert. Looking at the spreads ahead of Week 8, we’ve identified six favorites that are in danger of suffering a loss at home to..." October 26

  • One trade each NFL team should make: 32 different scenarios for the 2019 trade deadline

    CBS Sports "The 2019 NFL trade deadline is right around the corner, and already we've seen a handful of teams work the phones to strike deals ahead of the Oct. 29 cutoff. If recent history is any indication, plenty more deals are on the way, and there are some big names -- from A.J. Green..." October 26

  • 15 key questions for NFL Week 8

    Larry Brown Sports "Week 8 of the NFL season figures to have a few games that are a bit more active than Thursday’s Redskins-Vikings matchup, which is the good news. As we head toward the middle of the season, playoff races are intensifying, and with a looming trade deadline, some teams have decisions to..." October 26

  • Buccaneers’ TE O.J. Howard (hamstring) will miss Sunday’s game

    Sportsnaut "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be without tight end O.J. Howard for Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans due to a hamstring injury. Tampa Bay’s head coach Bruce Arians announced on Friday that the team’s top tight end would not be able to suit up for this..." October 25

  • Buccaneers’ O.J. Howard ruled out for Week 8 vs. Titans

    Clutch Points "Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians ruled out tight end O.J. Howard for Sunday’s showdown against the Tennessee Titans because of a hamstring injury.      

    October 25

  • The NFL Trade Deadline Is Heating Up

    SI "When it comes to trades, the NFL has undergone a reconstitution of the league’s business culture in the last several years. Back in 2006, the idea of a Jalen Ramsey being moved in-season would border on insanity. Now? If a team isn’t asking about players like him..." October 25

  • NFL rushing title likely to go down to the wire

    Pro Football Talk "The race to lead the league in rushing appears set to go down to the wire this season, with the NFL’s top four running backs all projected to finish the season within 30 yards of each other. Vikings running back Dalvin Cook leads the league with 823 rushing yards,..." October 25

  • Tua Tagovailoa Still Favored To Be Number 1 Pick In 2020 NFL Draft

    Sportsnaut "The performance we’ve seen from LSU quarterback and Heisman candidate Joe Burrow thus far this season has some rethinking the top of the 2020 NFL Draft. Couple that with injury concerns surrounding Alabama signal caller Tua Tagovailoa, and this is magnified..." October 24

  • Predicting Who Will Win Every NFL Game for Week 8

    Complex "We made it, guys. The NFL is back. No more Sundays without football until February. Feel free to celebrate however you see fit.  With the season officially underway, the Complex Sports team is rolling out a bunch of new NFL content. We rolled out our (controversial) QB..." October 24