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  • Rob Gronkowski Gives Hilarious Reaction to Wild Gift from Super Bowl Run

    Heavy "Rob Gronkowski hasn’t earned an animal nickname as Tom Brady has, the GOAT, but Gronkowski’s time may come thanks to a gift from ZooTampa. The zoo named a baby rhinoceros “Gronk” after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end in October 2020, which..." February 27

  • 2 free agents the Tampa Bay Buccaneers need to avoid signing

    Clutch Points "After winning their second Super Bowl in franchise history, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are flying high or rather sailing high. Like most organizations though, especially ones with Tom Brady as their quarterback, they will not rest on their laurels. The front office needs to..." February 27

  • Cash-over-cap becomes viable solution for coming 2021 salary-cap crunch

    MSN.com "The NFL Players Association wants agents to collude in order to get the best deals for their clients in 2021. As recently explained, that won’t work. Here’s what will: The NFLPA’s suggestion that agents aggressively push teams to use contract devices aimed at..." February 27

  • Mac Jones: 5 teams who are a perfect fit for Alabama QB in 2021 NFL Draft

    Sportsnaut "Alabama quarterback Mac Jones is considered a consensus first-round prospect in the 2021 NFL Draft, but where he lands will largely determine how successful his pro career is. That’s the case with almost any quarterback, yet it’s especially so in Jones’ case. Lacking..." February 27

  • Four of seven new coaches had only one interview in the 2021 cycle

    Yahoo! Sports "Seven teams, nearly a full fourth of the league, changed coaches during or after the 2020 season. Those seven teams requested a total of 58 interviews. Rob Maaddi of the Associated Press has obtained the internal NFL football operations list of 2021 head coach..." February 27

  • Every NFL Team's 2021 Offseason To-Do List

    Bleacher Report "The NFL offseason is a three-step process each franchise must undertake to put the best version of the team on the field the following campaign. First, general managers and decision-makers must address internal obstacles. Those involve potential contract extensions and restructures,..." February 27

  • Amazon likely to produce own broadcasts in new NFL deal

    Larry Brown Sports "It looks likely that Amazon will land “Thursday Night Football” as part of the league’s new television rights package. That, in turn, sounds like it will bring some new voices to NFL TV broadcasts. Andrew Marchand of the New York Post reported Friday that Amazon will..." February 27

  • Super Bowl to return to ABC after network strikes new deal with NFL

    Larry Brown Sports "There has not been a Super Bowl broadcast on ABC in 15 years, but that drought is set to come to an end following a new agreement between the NFL and ABC/ESPN parent company Walt Disney Co. John Ourand of Sports Business Journal reported on Friday that Disney and the NFL..." February 26

  • Tom Brady could give the Tampa Bay Buccaneers another gift

    USA Today "Just for the record, Jason Licht confirmed exactly where the Tampa Bay Buccaneers stand on the matter of extending Tom Brady’s contract. Brace yourself. “We would love to have Tom play here — and I can speak for Bruce (Arians), I..." February 26

  • Conflicting Reports Emerge On Disney, NFL Media Rights Deal

    MSN.com "Earlier this week, it was reported that NFL was seeking a 100 percent increase on TV rights from all of its network partners. This immediately led to Disney refusing to pay double the price. Fast forward a few days later, and we now have conflicting reports on the..." February 26

  • Hiring Rate of Coaches of Color Nearly Doubled for Open Jobs in 2021

    Bleacher Report "The NFL's hiring rate of coaches of color for open coaching positions nearly doubled from 18.8 percent in 2020 to 34.6 percent in 2021, per a report from the Associated Press' Rob Maaddi detailing the league's recent 61-page demographics study.  In..." February 26

  • Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin Not Opposed To Franchise Tag

    NFL.com "With free agency awaiting, newly crowned Super Bowl champion Chris Godwin has made it known that he would love to return to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but cashing in is a priority, as well. One possible outcome would be the Buccaneers applying the franchise tag to Godwin...." February 26

  • NFL Free Agency: Are Elite WRs Worth Splurging On?

    Bleacher Report "Most of the chatter surrounding the hyped 2021 NFL impending free-agent wide receiver class has focused on recent Super Bowl champion and one-time 1,300-yard wideout Chris Godwin of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, three-time 1,100-yard Chicago Bears veteran Allen Robinson II and physically enticing..." February 26

  • Tom Brady shares great anniversary tribute to wife Gisele

    Larry Brown Sports "Tom Brady is already having himself a great offseason after winning his seventh Super Bowl, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback has reminded folks that he has plenty to celebrate off the field as well. Friday marked Brady’s 12th wedding anniversary with his wife Gisele. The..." February 26

  • Tom Brady has great response to Justin Bieber post on Twitter

    Toronto Sun "While newly crowned Super Bowl champ Tom Brady waits for NFL training camp to reopen, the seven-time winner of the Vince Lombardi Trophy is having some fun upping his social media game. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback took to Twitter earlier this week to ask fans what he’s..." February 26

  • Ndamukong Suh shares what his job is when facing Aaron Rodgers

    MSN.com "Ndamukong Suh has a long history with Aaron Rodgers, and it’s not a pretty one. Back in 2014, Suh stepped on Rodgers during a game between the Packers and Suh’s former team, the Detroit Lions (video here). Suh was suspended for his actions and gave a lame..." February 26

  • Identifying Every NFL Team's Dream Draft Target in 2021

    Bleacher Report "Leading up to the 2021 NFL draft, every team will assemble a big board to navigate the selection process. Among the prospects, coaches and general managers have their favorites. Unless a team has the No. 1 overall pick, the unpredictable nature of the draft doesn't provide any..." February 26

  • Buccaneers linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul having surgery on left knee

    ESPN "Tampa Bay Buccaneers outside linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul is undergoing a surgical procedure on his left knee Wednesday, he posted on social media. The three-time Pro Bowler posted news of the procedure, which was scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. ET, on his Instagram..." February 25

  • Four Potential Landing Spots For Will Fuller

    The Big Lead "Will Fuller will be hitting the open market for the first time in his career this offseason. The speed demon wideout will reportedly not be franchise-tagged by the Houston Texans (which makes sense, given ... everything going on over there) and he will have his pick of new teams to..." February 25

  • NFL teams reportedly expect salary cap to soar in 2022

    Sportsnaut "The COVID-19 pandemic took a toll on the NFL, costing the league billions of dollars in lost revenue, hurting television ratings and sidelining countless players and coaches. The fallout from the pandemic will significantly impact the upcoming 2021 season, but there’s a..." February 25

  • NFLPA's DeMaurice Smith tells agents to 'collude' on offers to ensure teams not limiting salaries with reduced cap`

    ESPN "NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith told NFL player agents Thursday that they should work together during the upcoming free-agency period to ensure that teams aren't taking advantage of the reduced 2021 salary cap to limit player salaries, a source who was on the videoconference told..." February 25

  • Tom Brady & Tampa Bay Buccaneers Expected to Form ‘Super Team’ in Free Agency

    Total Pro Sports "Could the rich be getting even richer this offseason? The Tampa Bay Bucs are just a few weeks removed from their blowout Super Bowl victory over the Kansas City Chiefs and now there is talks of the team coming back even stronger in 2021. During an interview on the DNVR Three Ring..." February 25

  • 14 NFL stars who could be cut over the next few weeks

    USA Today "Names like J.J. Watt, Kawann Short and DeSean Jackson have already been added to a deep free-agency class. We still have nearly a month to go before the NFL's new league year begins (March 17), so there is still plenty of time for more big-name players to join them as teams..." February 25

  • 5 NFL Teams That Should Trade for Russell Wilson

    Complex "The NFL offseason just began and we’re already seeing some of the biggest names across the league rumored to be on the move. We’ve never seen NFL stars try to use their weight to influence where they land like we’ve seen in the NBA for a long time. However..." February 25

  • Raiders, Dolphins Among Teams Linked To Russell Wilson

    Bleacher Report "Representatives for the Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson have reportedly "broached" the idea of a trade with the team's front office amid the quarterback's rising frustrations. Michael-Shawn Dugar, Mike Sando and Jayson Jenks of The Athletic..." February 25

  • Buccaneers QB coach: One reason Tom Brady came to Tampa Bay was to take the Peyton Manning challenge

    USA Today "Tom Brady is unlikely to ever be fully transparent about why he left the New England Patriots in 2020 to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (a Brady-esque version of "The Last Dance" in the future notwithstanding). There were reports about friction between TB12 and Bill..." February 25

  • LeSean McCoy still interested in playing, feels like 'rabbit's foot' after winning two Super Bowls

    NFL.com "After years of grinding toward but never reaching the Super Bowl as an essential player, LeSean McCoy has reached (and won) two Super Bowls in his last two seasons. He also didn't play a single snap in either of them. No matter, though, because while McCoy..." February 25

  • Free agent J.J. Watt has offers from multiple NFL teams

    ESPN "Free agent defensive lineman J.J. Watt has received contract offers from multiple teams, league sources told ESPN's Dianna Russini. Multiple sources told Russini that the most lucrative offer Watt currently has on the table is believed to be worth between $15 million and..." February 25

  • Should NFL come up with a different word for “fines”?

    Pro Football Talk "While discussing the differences between Tyreek Hill‘s use of the deuces when running to the end zone and the direct placement by Antoine Winfield, Jr. of the deuces in Hill’s face during the Super Bowl, I had an idea. The NFL punishes such behavior with a system of..." February 25

  • 2021 NFL free agency: Colts' Jacoby Brissett among 10 most underrated veterans set to hit open market

    CBS Sports "This year's NFL free agent market is littered with big names, from Dak Prescott to Allen Robinson to Chris Godwin. That's not even including the half-dozen quarterbacks who could still be moved via trade, or the high-profile veterans -- from Teddy..." February 25

  • Tennessee investigates illegal betting activity during Super Bowl LV

    TN Bets "The Tennessee Education Lottery said Wednesday that two of the state’s four regulated online sportsbooks saw “illegal” betting activity on the most recently completed Super Bowl. At a meeting of its board of directors, the lottery said that there were..." February 25

  • Chris Godwin: Tom Brady changed Bucs’ mentality to make us know we would win

    Mass Live "Chris Godwin was already a second team All-Pro when Tom Brady arrived. The Pro Bowl wide receiver known personal success in Tampa Bay, but not team success. He said everything about the Buccaneers culture shifted when Brady took the reins. “I..." February 25

  • Bruce Arians: Chris Godwin brings so much more than targets

    JoeBucsFan.com "Bucs Super Bowl-winning coach Bucco Bruce Arians may have given Team Glazer unexpected indigestion again yesterday. Ever since the Bucs won the Super Bowl, Arians has been raving about Pro Bowl receiver Chris Godwin. Who doesn’t remember Arians’ Bud Light-fueled ranting..." February 25

  • Bruce Arians intends to keep coaching unless his golf game improves

    MSN.com "Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians has already made it extremely clear he intended to continuing coaching in 2021 after their Super Bowl triumph earlier this month. But exactly how much longer does that the 68-year old Arians want to keep coaching? Well, it may..." February 25

  • Here Are The Top Landing Spots For Allen Robinson

    CBS Sports "When the 2021 NFL offseason officially kicks off, teams in need of wide receivers should not go hungry. This year's free agency class is chock-full of proven starters, from the Lions' Kenny Golladay and the Texans' Will Fuller to..." February 25

  • Bucs To Make Strong Push To Keep Lavonte David

    Pro Football Rumors "The high-profile Buccaneers free agent that has not generated much in the way of offseason headlines remains a priority for the team. Tampa Bay does not plan on letting Lavonte Davidleave without making a strong effort to retain him. With the franchise since 2012, David is in the..." February 24

  • Antoine Winfield Jr. matching Super Bowl fine with charity donation

    USA Today "In the waning moments of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ dominant victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV, rookie safety Antoine Winfield Jr. etched himself into Bucs lore with one of the most iconic images in franchise history. Winfield was penalized for taunting after..." February 24

  • Bucs GM clears up misconception about Tom Brady’s influence over team

    MSN.com "Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht wants everyone to know that Tom Brady is not actually running the organization.  Since Brady joined the Buccaneers, there has been a perception that he has an outsized influence over the team’s personnel decisions. This was..." February 24

  • Three Quarterbacks Steelers Should Sign to Compete With Ben Roethlisberger

    The Big Lead "The Pittsburgh Steelers and Ben Roethlisberger are working together to take the steps required for Roethlisberger to suit up again this year. When Big Ben expressed his desire to return, Steelers management balked because of Roethlisberger's enormous cap hit and they..." February 24

  • The Ideal Target for Every NFL Team in 2021 Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "It's never wise for an NFL team to build its foundation through free agency. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made a good argument against this idea by building a Super Bowl roster with free agents like Leonard Fournette, Shaquil Barrett, Ndamukong Suh, Antonio Brown and, of..." February 24

  • Bucs' GM Jason Licht: Tom Brady extension “a possibility”

    Bucs Nation "Leading up to Super Bowl LV, Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady was asked about the potential of playing past the age of 45—an age he had previously mentioned when discussing how much football he had left in him. Brady, who turns 44 in August, said he would..." February 24

  • Ndamukong Suh likes to piss off Aaron Rodgers on the field, hopes to connect off the field

    Clutch Points "In an interview with NFL Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe on Club Shay Shay, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh discussed his thoughts when he went up against Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in the regular season.  “My job..." February 24

  • Gisele Bundchen Is on ‘Really Good Terms’ With Tom Brady’s Ex Bridget Moynahan

    US Magazine "It takes a village! Gisele Bündchen doesn’t have any tension with Tom Brady‘s ex Bridget Moynahan despite their rocky introduction. The NFL star, 43, split from Moynahan, 49, in December 2006 after three years of dating. Brady had already..." February 24

  • Chris Godwin gave up No. 12 to Tom Brady as a “respect thing”

    Yahoo! Sports "Colts receiver Michael Pittman Jr. isn’t willing to give up No. 11 to new Colts quarterback Carson Wentz. Last season, Buccaneers receiver Chris Godwin didn’t hesitate to surrender No. 12 to then-new Buccaneers quarterback Tom..." February 24

  • Tom Brady’s epic message to Antoine Winfield Jr. after getting Super Bowl LV tattoo

    Clutch Points "Antoine Winfield knows that longtime New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady won yet another Super Bowl title in his first season as a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. However, Brady certainly didn’t get it done alone down in Tampa Bay this past season as the..." February 23

  • Disney, NFL have a gap of more than $1 billion per year in their initial positions

    Pro Football Talk "As the NFL works toward extending all TV deals for another 10 years, the network with which the league must do the most work is ESPN. Disney, the parent company of ESPN and ABC, has balked at the NFL’s demands. According to John Ourand of Sports Business Journal, the NFL..." February 23

  • 5 most valuable NFL franchise tag candidates teams must retain in 2021

    Sportsnaut "The NFL franchise tag isn’t used by every team each year, but it can be a convenient way to retain star players who front offices can’t work out a long-term contract with. On an expensive, one-year price tag, the player and team can buy some time while the player still..." February 23

  • Cam Newton is definitely better than plenty of starting quarterbacks

    Pro Football Talk "Soon-to-be-free-agent quarterback Cam Newton recently declared that there aren’t 32 quarterbacks better than him. He’s right. On Tuesday’s PFT Live, Simms and I went through all 32 teams and identified several starting (for now) quarterbacks who..." February 23

  • Chris Godwin hopes to stay with Bucs long term: 'But I want to get paid, too'

    JoeBucsFan.com "Joe loves a great story Bucs GM Jason Licht told years ago about rookie Chris Godwin, and it ties to when former Lost Decade quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick paid Godwin the ultimate compliment. In short, Licht explained that after Godwin was drafted, on his own, Godwin immediately locked..." February 23

  • Without new CBA or last July’s deal, 2021 salary cap would have been $160 million

    Yahoo! Sports "A year ago this week, the NFL Players Association was inching toward a final vote on a proposed 10-year labor deal. Fair questions and concerns can be raised about some of the specific terms, including the agreement by the union to stage 17 regular-season games per year, which is expected to..." February 23