Buccaneers Rumors & News

  • Bucs look to keep pass rush clicking

    ESPN.com "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' pass rush had its best outing of the season during Sunday’s victory at Washington. Now comes the challenge of keeping it at that same level the rest of the season. The Bucs had a season-high six sacks against Washington and quarterback Robert Griffin III didn’t have..." November 20

  • Bucs have no plans to abandon run-first philosophy

    Tampa Tribune "Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith isn’t opposed to throwing the ball 40 or 50 times a game. If that’s what it takes to move the ball and score points consistently, he said, he’s all for it. His preference, of course, is to move the ball on the ground, but the Bucs have struggled to do that..." November 20

  • Bucs rookie WR Evans setting records, but still learning

    Tampa Tribune "Buccaneers rookie wide receiver Mike Evans is so new to the game of football that he still has a tendency to talk about it in basketball terms. Just look at the answer he gave Wednesday when asked how he felt during the 209-yard, two-touchdown game he turned in against the Redskins on..." November 20

  • Mike Evans leads Tampa Bay to 27-7 win over Washington

    Bucs Nation "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers got their second win of the season by dominating Washington, with Mike Evans leading the way. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers got their second win of the season by traveling to Washington and crushing the host team, 27-7. With Mike Evans leading the way in his 209-yard, two..." November 17

  • Expect Bucs to seek deals for Doug Martin, Vincent Jackson, Goldson

    CBSSports.com "Few teams have been as active as the Buccaneers in terms of being willing to move or cut star players and recent high draft picks. That process did not end at last month's trade deadline, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. A year ago, the Bucs made it known they would be..." November 17

  • Offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford is done with the Bucs

    Bucs Nation "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers won't see Jeff Tedford return this week, or ever, reports Pewter Report. The Bucs' offensive coordinator hasn't been with the team since week four due to a heart procedure, which also kept him from executing all of his tasks before that time. At the same time, the Bucs..." November 15

  • Austin Seferian-Jenkins fined $11,025 for celebration

    Pro Football Talk "Buccaneers rookie tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins said he didn’t know there was a rule against using the ball as a prop during a touchdown celebration. The NFL has just given him an expensive lesson. The league office has confirmed that Seferian-Jenkins was fined $11,025 for “unsportsmanlike..." November 15

  • Bucs’ McCown: ‘I was pressing’ at start of season

    Tampa Tribune "Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown got off to a miserable start this year, throwing four unconscionable interceptions in his first three games. Looking back, McCown said this week he wasn’t necessarily guilty of trying too hard to make plays that weren’t there, he just wasn’t..." November 13

  • Bucs put 'bell-cow' approach out to pasture

    ESPN.com "Back in the offseason, especially after they drafted Charles Sims, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers repeatedly said Doug Martin still was their “bell-cow’’ running back. It has become apparent throughout the season that’s no longer the case. But, on Wednesday, quarterbacks coach Marcus Arroyo actually..." November 12

  • Bucs' Seferian-Jenkins apologizes

    ESPN.com "Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins apologized Monday for drawing a penalty on a touchdown celebration and posting a picture of it on Instagram. Seferian-Jenkins was flagged for using the football as a prop while celebrating a fourth-quarter touchdown in Sunday's loss..." November 11

  • Atlanta ends five-game skid with 27-17 win over Tampa Bay

    The Falcoholic "The Atlanta Falcons hadn't won a game on the road since defeating the Buffalo Bills back in Week 13 of last season. They also hadn't won a game since Week 3 against the same team they defeated today - the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. While the game wasn't nearly as lopsided as 56-14 thumping in the..." November 10

  • Michael Johnson, Doug Martin inactive for Buccaneers

    Pro Football Talk "Four starters are among the Buccaneers’ inactives announced by the club on Sunday morning. Left tackle Anthony Collins (foot), defensive end Michael Johnson (hand), tailback Doug Martin (ankle) and cornerback Alterraun Verner (hamstring) will not play in today’s matchup vs. the Falcons, the..." November 09

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    Greg Auman @gregauman

    .@cornbleet Rainey is starting, but with Martin out, Sims is No. 2 RB. Score dictates run/pass balance, but I see 10-plus touches for Sims.

  • 12d
    Greg Auman @gregauman

    .@RiseUp93 Bucs LB Lavonte David should be playing, yes. Officially "questionable," but expected to push through knee injury.

  • 14d
    Adam Caplan @caplannfl

    On #Buccaneers RB Charles Sims (ankle-questionable/limited all week): Expectation, as of now, is that he'll probably play vs. #Falcons.

  • 14d
    Greg Auman @gregauman

    Third day in a row, no Doug Martin, no Anthony Collins, no Alterraun Verner at Bucs practice. Crezdon Butler working as first-team corner.

  • 14d
    Roy Cummings @RCummingsTBO

    DT Akeem Spence and TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins were back at work.

  • Bucs bench Mike Glennon, return to Josh McCown

    Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers have made another change at quarterback. Mike Glennon, the second-year player who has started the last five games, announced on Buccaneers radio affiliate WDAE this evening that he has been benched. Josh McCown, who started the first three games of the season, is back to the top..." November 05

  • NFLPA pushing league to collectively bargain over personal conduct policy changes

    SB Nation "The NFLPA has been adamant that any changes to the league's personal conduct policy must be collectively bargained. The NFL has been resistant, however. The NFL Players Association are butting heads once again, this time over how to negotiate changes to the league's personal conduct policy. The..." November 04

  • Bucs coach Lovie Smith thinking about starting QB Josh McCown again

    Tampa Bay Times "Lovie Smith is getting ready to crank up the not-so-merry-go-round at quarterback. Saying his 1-7 team needs better play under center, the Bucs coach is contemplating going back to starter Josh McCown. Smith admitted he considered replacing struggling quarterback Mike Glennon with McCown..." November 04

  • 17d
    Howard Balzer @HBalzer721

    Bucs DE Da'Quan Bowers and FB Jorvoskie Lane reinstated from suspended list.

  • 18d
    Tom Krasniqi @TKras

    Licht says RB Charles Sims is very likely to make his debut this week against Atlanta #Bucs

  • Browns shake off mistakes, find a way past Buccaneers, 22-17

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns defense and special teams bailed out a struggling offense to lift the Browns to a 22-17 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium. The victory improved the Browns to 5-3 -- their best start at the midpoint since 2007 -- and set up quite a showdown Thursday..." November 03

  • 19d
    Adam Caplan @caplannfl

    While the #Buccaneers did activate RB Charles Sims on Saturday, hearing that they may wait another week to play him.

  • 19d
    Jay Glazer @JayGlazer

    And Eagles tried to trade for Vincent Jackson but Tampa wouldn't do it

  • 21d
    Adam Caplan @caplannfl

    For those asking about #Buccaneers rookie RB Charles Sims, look for the team to activate him off IR-DFR by 4 pm ET on Saturday.

  • Doug Martin not practicing Friday

    Pro Football Talk "Buccaneers starting tailback Doug Martin could be set to miss his third game of the season. According to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, Martin (ankle) wasn’t practicing Friday. And with Martin also sitting out Wednesday and Thursday’s workouts, his availability for Sunday’s contest at..." October 31

  • Lovie Smith takes a jab at Mark Barron’s “passive” comment

    Pro Football Talk "Now-Rams safety Mark Barron took a shot at his former team on the way out the door, so they returned fire. After Barron referred to the Buccaneers Defense as “passive,” Bucs coach Lovie Smith took a dig at the former first round pick. Via Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, Smith was asked..." October 31

  • Martin, Collins, Holliday all out again for Bucs

    Tampa Bay Times "For the third day in a row, the Bucs practiced without starting left tackle Anthony Collins (foot) and running back Doug Martin (ankle), with return specialist Trindon Holliday joining them on the sidelines Friday after tweaking a hamstring in Thursday's drills. Barring a surprise, all three..." October 31

  • Bucs pass protection not keeping QB Glennon safe

    Tampa Tribune "It wasn't all that long ago, maybe a month or so, that Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith wondered aloud why reporters had stopped asking so many questions about his offensive line. That was at the beginning of what can only be described as the unit's salad days, a period in which Tampa Bay..." October 30

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    Greg Auman @gregauman

    .@LionLenny Barring setback, Sims plays Sunday for Bucs, yes. I see 10-plus touches. Browns have a poor rush defense, which should help him.

  • Charles Sims could be the Buccaneers' new backfield star

    Fox Sports "The long-anticipated return of running back Charles Sims couldn't come at a better time for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Sims, who fractured his ankle in August, was placed on the injured reserve-designated to return list. It appears the third-round rookie will be a significant part of the team's..." October 29

  • 24d
    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Bucs finalized a trade of S Mark Barron to Rams, per source.

  • 24d
    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The #Bucs are finishing up a trade to send LB Jonathan Casillas to the #Patriots, source says.

  • Vincent Jackson apparently drawing Chiefs interest

    Arrowhead Pride "The NFL trade deadline is on Tuesday. I wrote earlier this week about why I did not think the Chiefs would pursue a wide receiver such as the Bucs' Vincent Jackson. NFL.com wrote an article earlier this week about trades they want to see and included Jackson to the Chiefs, which is why you see..." October 28

  • Patriots may eye Doug Martin; Michael Griffin on block

    Cincy Jungle "The NFL trade deadline ends Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 4 p.m. ET, and we're taking a look at the latest rumors and rumblings of players who could get dealt. TheMMQB's Peter King doesn't anticipate an active NFL trade deadline, but says that Denver Broncos cornerback Tony Carter could be one the block,..." October 28

  • 24d
    Rick Stroud @NFLSTROUD

    #Bucs will consider offers for two former first-RD picks: RB Doug Martin and S Mark Barron as trade deadline approaches. .

  • 25d
    Jeff McLane @Jeff_McLane

    As for trade reports that the #Eagles are interested in Vincent Jackson, upgrading at safety, Kelly said, "I listen to them and chuckle."

  • Bucs fielding offers for Doug Martin

    ESPN.com "While wide receiver Vincent Jackson's name has been the focus of trade speculation, the player the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are more likely to deal is running back Doug Martin, according to sources. Teams have already approached Tampa Bay about Martin, and some around the league believe that the..." October 27

  • 26d
    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Not big surprise but Mike Glennon will start at QB today vs. Vikings. Also, WR Vincent Jackson, listed as questionable, will be active.

  • 26d
    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Vincent Jackson still generating trade interest. Among the more than 4 teams calling around: Eagles, Pats, Seahawks. Bucs want real value

  • Gerald McCoy signs extension worth reported $98 million

    CBSSports.com "In league history, there's only been one defensive player who's broken the $100 million contract mark -- Texans linebacker J.J. Watt. Reportedly, Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy has gotten awfully close to that nine-figure barrier. Fox Sports' Jay Glazer was the first to report..." October 26

  • Lingering ankle injury frustrates Bucs DE Johnson

    Tampa Tribune "The tip of the spear has not been sharp. And the right edge has a nick in it, one that’s been there almost since the spear was pulled from its sheath. Michael Johnson doesn’t like to talk about it. Neither do his coaches. No one wants to make excuses for a sub-par start by the right..." October 23

  • Gerald McCoy rips Bucs' defense

    ESPN.com "All-Pro defensive tackle Gerald McCoy said Thursday that the Buccaneers' defense has been "soft." "Yeah. I mean, if you look out there on tape and you see a bunch of guys sitting on blocks, are you not earning the title of being soft?'' McCoy said. "I mean, guys get so sensitive around the..." October 23

  • British government backs possibility of an NFL franchise in London

    SB Nation "The British government strongly supports the idea of an NFL team based in London, and recently had discussions with high-level league officials about the possibility of putting a team in the United Kingdom. British treasury chief George Osborne pledged full government backing for a franchise in..." October 23

  • Should the Patriots trade for Jackson?

    CSN New England "Vincent Jackson to New England? Is this something that could happen? The Buccaneers are reportedly taking calls for their wideout, and Insider Tom E. Curran believes the Patriots should try to make a deal. Chris Gasper and Gary Tanguay joined the conversation on Arbella Early..." October 22

  • The Buccaneers should trade Vincent Jackson

    Bucs Nation "Vincent Jackson came to Tampa as an oft-injured wide receiver with off-the-field baggage and a big price tag. But after posting the best numbers of his career during his first year in Bucs colors, Jackson has quickly become a fan favorite, and has quietly become a leader for the..." October 21

  • 31d
    Ira Kaufman @IKaufmanTBO

    Bucs defensive lineman Da'Quan Bowers has been suspended 2 games without pay for violating the NFL's PED policy. Eligible to return Nov. 3

  • 31d
    Roy Cummings @RCummingsTBO

    The Bucs have agreed to terms on a deal for WR/KR/PR Trindon Holliday, best known for returning kick, punt for TD in same postseason game

  • 32d
    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Who else could be traded? I’m told #Bucs are getting tons of calls on WR Vincent Jackson. TB loves him as a player, but considers everything