Buccaneers Rumors & News

  • Gerald McCoy laughs off criticism about his work ethic

    The Score "Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy did some good old fashioned laughing, presumably out loud, over Twitter on Thursday. After ESPN reporter Vaughn McClure cited a "reliable source" saying McCoy didn't work hard under Lovie Smith, the laughter cascaded down McCoy's timeline,..." June 24

  • NFL takes unusual step of involving position coaches in looking at more kickoff rule changes

    USA Today "The NFL is assessing the viability of further rules changes on kickoffs with unprecedented input from the league’s special teams coordinators, who want to save the exciting play from extinction. Dean Blandino, the NFL’s vice president of officiating, recently held a conference call with special..." June 21

  • Bucs' Seferian-Jenkins vows to stay off Twitter until playoff win

    Bucs Nation "Austin Seferian-Jenkins apparently realized that clowning on fans on Twitter, or threatening to fight them, isn’t a good look, no matter how ugly the things they tweet at you are. He apologized for his tweets this week, and has now decided to give up on the platform all together — until a playoff..." June 18

  • Koetter understands the risk of going for two on a regular basis

    Pro Football Talk "It’s easy for NFL coaches to talk about going for two all the time. It’s another thing for coaches to do it. New Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter understands that. Via JoeBucsFan.com, Koetter told Steve Duemig of WDAE in Tampa that “mathematically, it does make sense” to go for two every time. As..." June 17

  • Miko Grimes offers advice to Ayesha Curry after 'rigged' Finals tweet

    The Score "Ayesha Curry was roasted mercilessly after accusing the NBA of being "rigged for money" following her husband Steph's ejection from Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night. Among those weighing in on the matter was Miko Grimes, the outspoken wife of Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Brent..." June 17

  • Winston finding daylight in making decisions on field

    Tampa Bay Times "Jameis Winston dropped back to pass, surveyed the field, cocked his right arm and did something he would have never attempted when faced with a similar situation last season. He ate the football. Decided to tuck and run. And without stretching the chains, you could measure how much the Bucs..." June 15

  • Austin Seferian-Jenkins apologizes to fans and coaches

    Bucs Nation "Austin Seferian-Jenkins got into a few controversies last week, getting sent off the practice field for not knowing what he was doing, and then going off on fans on Twitter, even threatening one fan. Neither of those things are good, but he apologized for them after practice today. The Tampa Bay..." June 14

  • Bucs planning on putting more and more on Jameis Winston

    Pro Football Talk "There’s a reason Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter wanted to limit what he threw at quarterback Jameis Winston last year. Because he had ringside seats for a first-round pick being overwhelmed, and he didn’t want it to happen again. Koetter told Robert Klemko of TheMMQB.com that he’s putting..." June 13

  • Koetter on Bucs' 5-10 cornerbacks: 'They're not going to grow'

    Tampa Bay Times "Much has already been made of the fact that three of the Bucs' top corners for the upcoming season -- Brent Grimes, Alterraun Verner and rookie Vernon Hargreaves -- are undersized at 5-foot-10, but head coach Dirk Koetter said Thursday their height isn't going to be changing. "They're not going..." June 10

  • The Buccaneers have to massively improve their special teams

    Bucs Nation "Perusing the web on yet another slow offseason in the NFL and I find this nugget on ESPN. Although the thoughts around K Roberto Aguayo have been kicked to proverbial death, I am always looking out for other aspects that might help bridge gaps for the acquisition as well as trading up for..." June 09

  • Bucs' Seferian-Jenkins excused from practice for 'not knowing what he was doing'

    NFL.com "Austin Seferian-Jenkins' offseason of redemption isn't going swimmingly. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end was sent off of the practice field Thursday. Coach Dirk Koetter told reporters ASJ was sent home because he "didn't know what he was doing," per the Tampa Bay Times. Koetter said the..." June 09

  • Roberto Aguayo signs his contract, completing the Buccaneers draft class

    Bucs Nation "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed all of their 2016 NFL draft picks: Roberto Aguayo just signed his four-year contract, according to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times and Scott Smith of Buccaneers.com. The second-round kicker was likely the last pick to sign because there was no precedent for..." June 07

  • NFL owners, coaches say a developmental league is needed and here's what's brewing

    CBS Sports "The limos were lined up bumper-to-bumper around the sprawling driveway and the private planes waited on tarmacs nearby as NFL owners scrambled to get back home after wrapping up another league meeting. In a nearby ballroom, commissioner Roger Goodell began addressing the media, his statements..." June 07

  • NFL Twitter Hacked, Announces Roger Goodell's Death

    Deadspin "Some gremlin got access to the NFL’s Twitter account today and announced the death of commissioner Roger Goodell. NFL PR flack Brian McCarthy quickly corrected the record: The other two tweets were also deleted. The NFL appears to have regained control of its account. The fake cause of..." June 07

  • 20 Different Players to Take Part in Celebrity Family Feud NFL Edition This Summer

    Total Pro Sports "If you enjoyed the Gronkowski Family‘s appearance on Celebrity Family Feud last summer, you’ll love what the NFL has in store for you this year. ABC is mixing up the format of Celebrity Family Feud for Season 2. While many of the episodes will feature celebrities and their actual families, a..." June 07

  • NFL curious about marijuana as potential medical alternative

    Sporting News "While it’s not saying so publicly, the NFL is exploring the viability of marijuana as a medical option for its players. In a profile on Ravens offensive tackle Eugene Monroe’s marijuana advocacy, the Washington Post reports NFL senior vice president for player health and safety Jeff Miller and..." June 07

  • Bucs' Austin Seferian-Jenkins aims to stay on field

    Tampa Bay Times "Austin Seferian-Jenkins reached for the pass and clawed the football away from the defender before heading to the end zone. It was only the second snap from scrimmage during Thursday's practice, but it's the kind of highlight-reel play that has tantalized Bucs fans about the tight end. So much..." June 03

  • Chiefs complete draft class signings

    Pro Football Talk "The Chiefs signed third-round cornerback KeiVarae Russell to his rookie contract Friday. Russell had two interceptions last season at Notre Dame. He was an immediate starter and Freshman All-American in 2012 and again a productive player in 2013. He sat out the 2014 season as part of an..." June 03

  • Don't expect a sophomore slump from Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota

    SB Nation "The dreaded sophomore slump is the reason why Jameis Winston set out to lose weight this offseason after he had a Pro Bowl campaign as a rookie. But the reality is that quarterbacks are almost always better in their second season and the sophomore slump is a rare occurrence for passers. Just..." June 03

  • Bucs' Lavonte David: We can be best defense ever

    Tampa Bay Times "If you weren't sure of the confidence and excitement exuding from Bucs players this spring, consider LB Lavonte David, who was asked Thursday just how special the defense can be this fall. "I think we can be the best defense ever, to be honest. I'm going to go out there and say it," David..." June 03

  • A mid-season Glennon trade?

    Bucs Nation "ESPN ran a neat little 100 2016 NFL predictions feature a couple of days ago, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers showed up for two of those predictions, one involving each of their top two quarterbacks. The first was that Jameis Winston would lead the NFL in passer rating and touchdowns -- in..." June 01

  • Warren Sapp keeps talking, manages to make himself look even worse

    Pro Football Talk "Hall of Famer Warren Sapp used a few words last week to object to Ravens defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan wearing his old No. 99 as a tribute. And given the brevity of the message, it might have been fair to think he was kidding, or not particularly serious about his objections. But no, this..." June 01

  • Buccaneers Announce Stadium Naming Rights Extension

    NFL.com "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Raymond James Financial today announced an extension to their current naming rights partnership that ensures Raymond James Stadium will remain the name of the team’s home field through the 2027 season. The arrangement marks the second such extension of the original..." May 31

  • NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says Tampa strong Super Bowl host candidate

    Tampa Bay Times "Tampa, home to four Super Bowls in its history, missed out on a fifth when the latest wave of games was announced by the NFL this week, but commissioner Roger Goodell wrote a letter Thursday to Bucs co-chairmen Bryan and Joel Glazer, reassuring them Tampa remains a strong candidate for future..." May 29

  • Jameis Winston drops 18 lbs in effort to avoid sophomore slump

    ESPN "Jameis Winston looked at his fellow Pro Bowlers with a tinge of envy. It's not that he didn't believe he should be playing among the NFL's best in the game -- the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback passed for 4,042 yards, the third-most by a rookie in league history -- but Winston took note of the..." May 28

  • From walk-on to NFL: Bucs sign FSU DB Javien Elliott

    Tampa Bay Times "Elliott, 5-foot-10 and 184 pounds, had 37 tackles last season, with four tackles for loss and an interception. The Bucs had an opening on their roster after safety John Lowdermilk, signed two weeks earlier, was placed on the reserve-retired list Tuesday. Elliott caught the eye of Bucs general..." May 26

  • Roger Goodell on NFL’s concussion issue: ‘This is our No. 1 priority’

    Sportsnaut "Holding a press conference at this week’s NFL spring meetings, commissioner Roger Goodell had to answer questions involving an Outside the Lines report suggesting that the league attempted to influence a government study on concussions. Primarily focusing on what seems to be league-mandated PR..." May 25

  • Jameis Winston, college coach endorse the Bucs' controversial 2nd-round pick

    CBS Sports "The Buccaneers came under heavy criticism for not only using a second-round pick on former Florida State kicker Robert Aguayo, but trading up to do it. Despite the skeptics, Aguayo's college coach lauded the Bucs' decision to take the draft's best kicker. "Tell me what a guard or a tackle's..." May 24

  • Bucs Preaching Versatility Up Front

    Pewter Report "If it’s up to Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive line coach George Warhop, nearly all his men in the trenches would have “OL” next to their rostered names as opposed to the position-specific “C” or “G” or “T.” At least that’s the message the veteran O-line coach conveyed during a media session..." May 22

  • Bettor flies to Las Vegas to place huge Super Bowl bet on Buccaneers

    Sporting News "A bettor at Tuscany Casino in Las Vegas placed a $9,000 wager on the Buccaneers to win this season’s Super Bowl, according to William Hill U.S., the company that operates the sports book at the property. The bettor was an out-of-town customer who flew to Vegas to make the bet, William Hill..." May 22

  • GM: Bucs gave kicker Roberto Aguayo a 1st-round grade

    The Score "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers trading up to draft kicker Roberto Aguayo in the second round made for one of the more controversial moves in the 2016 NFL Draft. Many contested the Buccaneers squandered an opportunity to land a player at a position of far greater impact at both the third- and..." May 20

  • Bucs offensive coordinator Todd Monken says he was 'dead wrong,' about Jameis Winston

    Tampa Bay Times "Quarterback Jameis Winston was not a favorite a year ago of Bucs' head coach Dirk Koetter, who admits he preferred Marcus Mariota. And apparently, new offensive coordinator Todd Monken, the former Southern Miss head football coach, also wasn't a big Winston fan. Until now. "It's who he is,..." May 20

  • New Orleans Saints to sign kicker Connor Barth

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints are signing former Buccaneers kicker Connor Barth following his tryout at rookie minicamp, according to ESPN. The Saints cut veteran kicker Josh Scobee on Tuesday, opening up a space for another kicker to compete with Kai Forbath, who the Saints signed last year to..." May 20

  • Report: NFL to move Pro Bowl to Orlando

    Orlando Sentinel "The National Football League is moving its Pro Bowl all-star game to Orlando, according to a report by Bloomberg.com. The Bloomberg report cited three people familiar with the matter confirming that Orlando has beaten out the event's traditional home of Honolulu, as well as Houston and Sydney,..." May 19

  • 10 undrafted free agents who could make an impact in the NFL

    SB Nation "Carving out a spot on an NFL roster filled with veterans, free agent acquisitions and new draft selections is a lot for undrafted free agents to overcome. But every year players are able to pull it off. In 2015, there were 56 undrafted rookies who snagged a spot on a 53-man roster after..." May 17

  • NFL names new czar of discipline for on-field conduct

    Sporting News "Former All-Pro offensive tackle Jon Runyan was named the NFL's new czar of discipline for on-field conduct, the league announced Tuesday. Runyan, who also served as a congressman (R-New Jersey) from 2011-15, played 14 seasons in the NFL for four teams, most notably with the Philadelphia..." May 17

  • Ranking NFL's divisional worst-to-first contenders

    Tennessean "Optimism is never in short supply throughout the NFL offseason, even for the league's most moribund franchises. In a parity-driven league, a sudden rise never seems far off. The Washington Redskins were last season's lone worst-to-first story, but they proved it's possible to shed the standards..." May 17

  • Best offseason acquisitions for all 32 NFL teams

    ESPN "From free agents to coaches and draft picks to general managers, NFL Nation reporters select the top offseason pickup for every team: AFC EAST Buffalo Bills Outside linebacker Shaq Lawson Drafting Lawson at No. 19 overall was a steal for the Bills -- general manager Doug Whaley never..." May 16

  • Warren Sapp’s Bankruptcy Docs Went to Jeremy Shockey’s House

    Black Sports Online "Warren Sapp said publicly that Jeremy Shockey was the snitch in the Saints Bounty case, but that turned out to be 100% false. Since then Sapp has been Shockey’s mortal enemy. Somehow Sapp’s bankruptcy documents got sent to Jeremy Shockey’s house, so Shockey thought it would be a good idea to..." May 16

  • Buccaneers' Aguayo has never kicked in cold weather

    The Score "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers didn't receive much praise for trading their third- and fourth-round picks to move back into the 2016 second round to draft kicker Roberto Aguayo. The former Florida State kicker didn't help his cause much when he appeared on Pro Football Talk Live and admitted that he..." May 13

  • 10 players on the roster bubble heading into training camp

    The Score "The most exciting stage of free agency has come and gone, but there are still plenty of moves to be made before the 2016 season gets underway. With the NFL draft now in the books, and teams having added plenty of competition to their respective rosters, a number of veteran players will be..." May 11

  • Study reveals interesting data about NFL player suicide rate

    The Comeback "According to government research, NFL players are less likely to commit suicide than the average man in the general population. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health performed research on over 3,000 retired players, and that research showed that NFL players were less likely..." May 11

  • 10 NFL players who are destined for breakout seasons in 2016

    USA Today "As rookie camps and OTAs get going around the league, prepare yourself for hype season. You know, that’s the time of the year when you start to hear that Young Player X is dominating in practice and primed for a big year. We’ve picked out ten players who will undoubtedly create that buzz over the..." May 11

  • The Buccaneers are once again a sleeper pick for 2016

    Bucs Nation "People left, right and center are chiming in on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers performance this season. Today it's Adam Schein's turn, who penned a column for NFL.com naming the Bucs a "rare" sleeper team. Apparently sleeper teams are now rare, and people question the existence of the concept entirely...." May 10

  • Bucs rookies Ryan Smith, Caleb Benenoch work on versatility

    Tampa Bay Times "Flexibility to help at multiple positions can help a late-round draft pick stick on an NFL roster, and DB Ryan Smith and OL Caleb Benenoch are already working on that at the Bucs' rookie minicamp. "As we said going back to the day we drafted those guys, versatility in the later rounds is key,"..." May 09

  • N.F.L. Concussion Payouts Have Lenders Circling

    New York Times "The offers seem too good to pass up: Loans worth tens of thousands of dollars with no money down and no time limit for paying it back. The main catch, sometimes buried in the fine print, is the interest rate of 40 percent or higher. “We take the weight off your shoulders,” reads one pitch,..." May 09

  • Mike Evans on Bucs offense: Jameis Winston’s second year going into the offense, you know it’s going to be great

    No Guts No Glory "There is a major buzz surrounding the Tampa Bay Buccaneers going into the 2016 season. One of the main reason for that buzz is because of quarterback Jameis Winston. The Bucs quarterback is looking to improve on his rookie season that sent him to the Pro Bowl. One of Winston’s favorite targets..." May 09

  • Bucs sign sixth-rounder Danny Vitale

    Pro Football Talk "During the early rounds of the 2016 NFL draft, Dick Vitale announced one of the Tampa Bay draft picks — with the kind of characteristically over-the-top flair that should make all NFL fans grateful he gravitated toward basketball. Later in the process, the Buccaneers selected a guy with the same..." May 08

  • Licht addresses decision to draft Noah Spence, Roberto Aguayo

    Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers got the guy everyone thought they’d take in round one of the 2016 draft, after they were able to trade down two spots to acquire cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III. It was in the second round that things got more interesting. With their original second-round pick, the Bucs rolled..." May 06

  • Buccaneers sign 1st-round pick Vernon Hargreaves

    Tampa Bay Times "Just hours before the start of rookie minicamp, the Bucs announced Friday that they have signed first-round pick Vernon Hargreaves, the former Wharton and Gators cornerback. Hargreaves, taken with the No. 11 overall pick in last week's draft, is slotted to earn $14.2-million over four years,..." May 06

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