Buccaneers Rumors & News

  • Goodell: Owners to discuss playoff expansion at May meeting

    CBSSports.com "Playoff expansion is a matter of when, not if, and according to Newsday's Bob Glauber, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday that owners will discuss the topic at May 20 meetings in Atlanta. Last month, TheMMQB.com's Peter King reported that the postseason could expand from 12 to 14..." April 24

  • Bucs face decision on DE Clayborn’s contract

    Tampa Tribune "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a big decision to make regarding the future of defensive end Adrian Clayborn, and they don’t have much time to make it. By May 3, the team must decide whether to pick up the fifth-year option on Clayborn’s rookie contract or allow him to become a free agent in..." April 24

  • Bucs considering Johnny Manziel

    ESPN.com "Johnny Manziel is on the short list of players the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are considering with their first-round pick in next month's NFL draft, a league source told ESPN.com's Vaughn McClure. Manziel is one of at least four quarterbacks the Bucs have hosted for predraft visits. The source did..." April 23

  • Bucs LG Nicks eyes return for training camp

    Tampa Tribune "If it's not one thing it's another for Tampa Bay Buccaneers left guard Carl Nicks. First, it was the left big toe injury that cut short his 2012 season. Then, it was the MRSA infection that ruined his 2013 season. Now, it's a case of "chicken pox." Not to worry, though. The strain of "pox"..." April 23

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    Rick Stroud @NFLSTROUD

    Nicks says he still has pain and nerve damage in his foot, which underwent surgery for a recurrence of MRSA.

  • Buccaneers 'unlikely' to use fifth-year option on Adrian Clayborn

    Bucs Nation "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are unlikely to use the fifth-year option on Adrian Clayborn, according to Pro Football Talk, who cite a league source. The fifth-year option is built into every first-round rookie contract. Picking it up would give Clayborn a salary of around $5 million make that $6.969..." April 21

  • McCown here to mentor, win

    Tampa Tribune "Josh McCown has seen a few visions of what might be his team’s future pass right in front of his eyes the past couple of weeks. The Bucs have visited with at least four of the top quarterback prospects in this year’s draft, and while brief, McCown’s encounter with each was still long enough to..." April 20

  • Bucs’ McCoy: Will be in camp regardless of contract talk

    Tampa Tribune "Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy is entering the final year of his rookie contract, a five-year, $63 million pact that will pay him $10.295 million this year. The Bucs have already said that re-signing McCoy to a long-term deal is a high priority but negotiations aimed at..." April 16

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    Greg Auman @gregauman

    Bucs DT Akeem Spence had court date today in Alabama on marijuana/drug paraphernalia charges from January. Case has been continued to July.

  • Could Bucs and Lovie Smith target Johnny Manziel with 7th pick?

    Tampa Bay Times "Lovie Smith hit the pause button. Not just on life during his year away from football, but on the games he watched on television during fall weekends. "I really enjoyed the time being a fan, watching our game, studying our game. Looking at different coaches," Smith said. "And then, everything I..." April 14

  • Doug Martin not expected to lose any carries in 2014

    Fansided "It appears that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers may be it he market for a running back in the draft and that has some worried that Doug Martin will get swallowed up as just another back in a committee for the Buccaneers. But while the Bucs have plenty of talent on their roster at running back, Pat..." April 12

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Fresno State QB Derek Carr is set to visit the Tampa Bay #Bucs on Wednesday, source says. He’ll visit the #Browns following week

  • Pro Bowl to Arizona in 2015, slated to make Hawaii return in '16

    NFL.com "The National Football League announced today locations and dates for the next two Pro Bowls. The Pro Bowl following the 2014 season will be played on Sunday, January 25, 2015, and televised live on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET from University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona, the site of Super Bowl XLIX a..." April 09

  • 10 intriguing storylines in the NFL preseason schedule

    USA Today "Are you ready for some experimental football? Granted, it's only the preseason schedule that the league announced Wednesday. Nonetheless, this summer's exhibition season provides a more compelling reason to watch -- at least during the first two weeks of games that won't seem as..." April 09

  • Buccaneers backup QB Mike Glennon still looking to make impact

    CBSSports.com "Drafted in the third round last year, quarterback Mike Glennon actually had a pretty decent rookie season after Josh Freeman was jettisoned off the team. Obviously, his record as a starter is subpar, but the rest of his numbers look solid for a quarterback in his first NFL season (obviously,..." April 08

  • Bills took a chance on Mike Williams

    Buffalo News "The Bills can spin it any way they choose, but they were asking for problems last week when acquiring Mike Williams from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It seems only a matter of time before the talented wide receiver from Riverside High and Syracuse finds trouble again. Williams was obtained for a..." April 07

  • Bills trade means a homecoming for Williams

    Buffalo News "The Buffalo Bills have shown a willingness under General Manager Doug Whaley and coach Doug Marrone to provide a second chance to players with checkered pasts. They did so again Friday, in the process bringing home a native Western New Yorker. The Bills executed a trade with the Tampa Bay..." April 05

  • Buccaneers could trade up for Sammy Watkins

    Fansided "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have made some serious moves in the offseason. They hired a new coach in Lovie Smith, grabbed a new quarterback in free-agent Josh McCown, and beefed up the defense with the signing of Michael Johnson. But, they might not be done yet as they might be set to make a big move..." April 05

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    Howard Balzer @HBalzer721

    QB Rusty Smith tried out with Giants; WR Lavelle Hawkins with Bucs; S Kurt Coleman visited Colts.

  • Bucs trade WR Williams to Bills for draft pick

    Tampa Tribune "The Bucs have traded wide receiver Mike Williams the Buffalo Bills for a sixth-round draft pick in May’s draft, Williams’ agent, Hadley Engelhard, told The Tampa Tribune today. The deal hasn’t been officially announced. The trade comes a week after Williams, 26, received the support of Coach..." April 05

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    James Walker @JamesWalkerNFL

    Filed to ESPN: #Bills trade a sixth-round pick to #Buccaneers in exchange for WR Mike Williams, according to a league source.

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Safety Major Wright has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the #Bucs, source says.

  • Bucs sign free-agent FBs Baker, Lane

    Tampa Tribune "Two weeks after losing Erik Lorig to the division rival Saints, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed 27-year-old free-agent fullbacks Josh Baker and Jorvorskie Lane on Tuesday. Lorig joined New Orleans as a free agent last month, leaving Tampa Bay seeking dependable lead blockers for running backs..." April 02

  • Doug Martin says he's OK to play

    ESPN.com "Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin tweeted Monday that he has been cleared to return from the shoulder injury that derailed his 2013 season. Martin had told the Tampa Bay Times that he expected to be cleared to return to full activity this week. He sustained the season-ending..." March 31

  • 76ers fail to break a record set by the ’76-’77 Buccaneers

    Pro Football Talk "Just as the 1972 Dolphins supposedly do every year when the NFL’s last undefeated team loses, the members of the 1976-77 Buccaneers may want to pop the champagne. Saturday night’s win by the Philadelphia 76ers means the Buccaneers still own a share of the longest losing streak in the history of..." March 30

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    Tom Krasniqi @TKras

    #Bucs RB Doug Martin says he's "about to get cleared" regarding his shoulder injury. Should be good to go for OTAs on April 7th

  • Buccaneers interested in DeSean Jackson

    Fansided "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the latest team to add their names to the list of teams possibly interested in signing free agent receiver DeSean Jackson. After the Eagles cut him and then kicked dirt all over his reputation by skating around allegations the release was related to concerns about gang..." March 29

  • Bucs sign ex-Gators WR Murphy

    Tampa Tribune "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers continued adding pieces through free agency Wednesday, signing free-agent wide receiver Louis Murphy, a St. Petersburg native who played at the University of Florida. Contract details were not available. Murphy gives the Bucs an experienced complement to projected..." March 27

  • Jeremy Zuttah passes Ravens physical, completing Bucs trade

    Baltimore Sun "Newly acquired Ravens center Jeremy Zuttah has passed his physical and his trade from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is now finalized, the team announced. Zuttah joined the Ravens in exchange for a 2015 fifth-round draft pick. The 6-foot-4, 308-pounder is the Ravens' new starting center, replacing..." March 26

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    Rick Stroud @NFLSTROUD

    Smith says their offense is a running attack that can pass the football. Doug Martin will be the bell cow but they will have backup help.

  • New NFL rules include more fumble reviews, higher goalposts

    USA Today "Five rules changes, an extensive crackdown on on-field taunting and abusive language and a two-game preseason experiment that will move extra-point attempts from the 2-yard line to the 20 (effectively a 38-yard try) will bring a new look to the 2014 NFL season. Representatives from all 32 teams..." March 26

  • Bucs hopeful G Nicks will return

    Tampa Tribune "The Bucs have made plenty of changes to the offensive line the past few weeks, but have yet to make a change at left guard. They don’t think they’ll have to. The Bucs are growing confident LG Carl Nicks will return to action this year after being sidelined much of the past two seasons with a..." March 26

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    Rick Stroud @NFLSTROUD

    Smith says its important to reward Gerald McCoy. He says its a priority to extend his contract. "We want him around for a long time."

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    Rick Stroud @NFLSTROUD

    Eric Baylor, accused of stabbing his brother, Bucs WR Mike Williams, turned himself in to the Orient Road jail at 10 pm and booked at 11:40.

  • NFL may expand to four London games in 2015

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL isn’t done playing American football in London. In fact, not only is the NFL putting three games in London in 2014, but the London package may grow to four games in London in 2015. According to Albert Breer of NFL Network, that’s one of the subjects that will be discussed — although not..." March 24

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    Source said TB WR Mike Williams told cops he was stabbed accidentally by brother during a wrestling match. Police confirm that's his story.

  • Bucs WR Mike Williams stabbed in thigh; suspect sought

    Tampa Tribune "A trouble-filled offseason for Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams continued Sunday when the 2010 fourth-round draft pick out of Syracuse was stabbed in the thigh, Hillsborough County sheriff’s officials said. The injuries Williams sustained during an incident at his Avila home are..." March 24

  • Ravens acquire center Jeremy Zuttah from Buccaneers for draft pick

    Baltimore Sun "The Ravens filled another of their primary offseason needs Sunday, acquiring starting center Jeremy Zuttah from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for a 2015 fifth-round draft pick. Zuttah, who has played all three interior offensive line spots for the Buccaneers, is expected to play center..." March 24

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    Aaron Wilson @RavensInsider

    Unclear when the deal will be finalized or terms of trade, but sources expect the Ravens and Buccaneers to complete a deal for Jeremy Zuttah

  • Donald Penn rips Tampa Bay Buccaneers, says he wishes they were on Raiders schedule

    Fansided "The career of Donald Penn in Tampa Bay came to an end when the long tenured left tackle was cut loose and replaced in free agency. While he hadn’t lived up to the massive contract he had been handed on the pillow he eventually became, Penn is none too tickled over being cut and vented his rage on..." March 22

  • NFL may expand replay to personal fouls, and more

    Pro Football Talk "Two of the 13 rule changes the NFL is considering involve expanding the use of instant replay by allowing coaches to challenge personal foul penalties — and potentially much more than just that. The first proposal, put forward by Washington, is to make personal fouls reviewable. This has been..." March 20

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    Mike Jenkins gets $1.5 million on the one-year deal with the Bucs. Another $500k in incentives available.

  • Bucs safety Dashon Goldson hires tackling coach after nearly $500K in fines last season

    Yahoo! Sports "The first world is where hard-hitting safeties were once feared, adorned, respected, and welcomed in the NFL. A world created and cultivated by Ken Houston, Jack Tatum, Ronnie Lott, Steve Atwater, Brian Dawkins, Leroy Butler and John Lynch. When those superstars delivered punishing hits to..." March 20

  • Former Bucs GM Dominik headed to ESPN

    Tampa Tribune "The lengthy list of former Tampa Bay Buccaneers working as network studio or game-day analysts is about to get longer. Former Bucs general manager Mark Dominik is joining ESPN as an NFL front-office insider on several platforms, the network will announce today. Dominik, who was fired by the..." March 20

  • NFLPA elects new president Eric Winston

    CBSSports.com "With the tenure of NFLPA president Domonique Foxworth coming to an end, three finalists -- free agent tackle Eric Winston, free agent safety Ryan Clark and Saints tight end Ben Watson -- emerged to try to replace him. Winston ranks No. 125 on the CBSSports.com free agent list, and he was..." March 19

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    Rick Stroud @NFLSTROUD

    #Bucs will receive a visit from Dolphins FA cornerback Chris Owens this week.

  • Donald Penn inks deal with Raiders

    Silver & Black Pride "The Raiders have signed free agent offensive tackle, Donald Penn to a deal, according to various reports and first reported by NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. The veteran offensive tackle became a cap casualty by the Buccaneers last week as the team signed free agent tackle, Anthony Collins. He..." March 18

  • Buccaneers sign long snapper Jeremy Cain

    Bucs Nation "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed long snapper Jeremy Cain, according to the NFL transaction wire. Cain is a long-time NFL veteran, having played for six different NFL teams since entering the league in 2004. He's played for the Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles, Tennessee Titans, Washington..." March 18

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The #Bucs are still in the market for a WR, and source says they are hosting Louis Murphy today. Former #Giant, #Panther, #Raider

  • Saints sign fullback Erik Lorig away from Buccaneers

    Pro Football Talk "In the process of remaking their backfield, the Saints went out and stole a player from a division rival. The team announced they had signed Buccaneers free agent fullback Erik Lorig to a four-year deal. Lorig didn’t carry the ball last year, but he had 11 receptions for the Bucs. And he..." March 18

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