Buccaneers Rumors & News

  • Is Glennon still Bucs’ quarterback of the future?

    Tampa Tribune "The fact that he has yet to unseat the struggling Josh McCown as their quarterback of the present has left many wondering if Mike Glennon is still the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ quarterback of the future. Glennon is convinced he is. His coach doesn’t seem so sure anymore. Bucs coach Lovie..." December 18

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    Pat Yasinskas @PatYazESPN

    Bucs have released CB Crezdon Butler and signed DL Lawrence Sidbury.

  • Bucs place Gerald McCoy on injured reserve

    Pro Football Talk "There was some disagreement last week about the nature of the knee injury that defensive tackle Gerald McCoy suffered in Week 14, but there won’t be any disagreement about his status for the rest of the regular season. Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith announced Monday that McCoy is going to be..." December 15

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    Greg Auman @gregauman

    LB Lavonte David (concussion), LT Anthony Collins (elbow), TE Brandon Myers (calf) are listed by Bucs as probable for Sunday at Carolina.

  • NFL salary cap projected at $138.6 million

    Covers.com "The NFL salary cap is projected to be $138.6 million in 2015, a 4.21 percent increase over this year's $133 million. The projection was revealed to NFL owners at their meeting in Irving, Texas. That number could rise as high as $141 million, two team executives told USA Today. Last year,..." December 11

  • NFL approves new personal conduct policy

    SB Nation "Roger Goodell announced a new personal conduct policy at the NFL owners meetings Wednesday. The new policy will make several changes to how policy violations are handled. For example, accused players are expected to immediately be placed on paid leave after they have been charged. In addition, the..." December 10

  • Buccaneers place Brandon Magee on injured reserve, sign Jason Williams

    Bucs Nation "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have placed linebacker Brandon Magee on injured reserve after he suffered an injury during yesterday's game. To replace Magee, the Bucs signed linebacker Jason Williams. The former Dallas Cowboy, Carolina Panthers and Philadelphia Eagle has played 57 games since..." December 09

  • Buccaneers fans pick Marcus Mariota over Jameis Winston

    Bucs Nation "If it were up to Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans, Marcus Mariota would be the Bucs' starting quarterback next season. In yesterday's poll on Mariota and Jameis Winston, the Oregon quarterback came out ahead 78% vs. 22%. With nearly 2,750 votes, that's not a small sample of fans either. That outcome..." December 09

  • Bucs’ McCown battered, bloodied by Lions’ relentless defense

    Tampa Tribune "Josh McCown barely completed half of his passes, threw two interceptions and was sacked six times by the Lions on Sunday, but when the final gun sounded in a 34-17 setback, his teammates couldn’t wait to offer protection. Without the benefit of a credible ground game, McCown was battered by a..." December 08

  • No December slumber as Lions roar past Bucs

    Detroit News "Calvin Johnson didn't know the Lions' 34-17 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Ford Field Sunday ended a nine-game December losing streak. In 2012, the Lions lost five December games during their eight-game losing streak to end the season, and last year, they lost four games as part of a 1-6..." December 08

  • Buccaneers rise (fall) to top spot in NFL Draft order

    Pro Football Talk "As the playoff picture begins to come into focus, so does the other end of the spectrum, and things are tight there too. With three weeks left in the regular season, five teams are tied with 2-11 records as they chase the top spot in the NFL Draft, but of that illustrious group, the Buccaneers..." December 08

  • Buccaneers release offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "The Buccaneers announced Friday they have released offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford from his contractual obligations and will be seeking a new offensive coordinator for the 2015 season. Tedford took an indefinite leave of absence from the team in late September after undergoing a heart procedure..." December 06

  • Buccaneers part ways with O-coordinator Jeff Tedford

    Detroit Free Press "Health issues have forced offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to part ways. The team released him of his contract Friday. Tedford did not work since the third preseason game, then dealt with an undisclosed illness. In his place, quarterbacks coach Marcus Arroyo..." December 05

  • Bucs still chasing an offensive identity

    Tampa Tribune "There’s no question what the Tampa Bay Buccaneers want to do on defense. Coach Lovie Smith’s wish is to line up more often than not in a Cover 2 shell, limit big gains and take the ball away. What the Bucs want to do on offense is a more of a mystery. Smith always intended it to be that way,..." December 04

  • Nightmare game for OL Gilkey

    Tampa Tribune "Garrett Gilkey’s first NFL start at center was a memorable one, for all the wrong reasons. Claimed off waivers from Cleveland on the brink of the 2014 season, Gilkey suffered through an error-filled game filling in for Evan Dietrich-Smith, who was sidelined with an illness. The miscues..." December 01

  • Bengals cap 3-0 road trip with ugly win over Bucs

    Cincinnati Enquirer "A crisp blue sky, slight breeze off the water and 77 degree day provided a gorgeous setting for football at Raymond James Stadium. There was nothing beautiful, however, about what the Bengals did inside it. Fortunately for them, that doesn't matter this time of year. They needed to win. They..." December 01

  • LB David confident he’ll play Sunday

    Tampa Tribune "Until last Sunday, when a sore hamstring forced him to sit out the Buccaneers’ 21-13 loss to the Bears in Chicago, WLB Lavonte David had not missed a game since high school. “And the only reason I sat out that game was because I had a (sore) ankle and we were playing a not-so-good team,’’ the..." November 30

  • Turmoil and Triumph: How Mike Evans Has Emerged as the NFL's Next Great Receiver

    Bleacher Report "He didn't make the catch of the season. He didn't even make the second-best catch of the season. Those grabs, so far, belong to rookie wide receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and Sammy Watkins, respectively. He wasn't picked before Watkins, and based on the sentiment of some fans and analysts, he..." November 28

  • Buccaneers waive Marcus Thigpen, sign tight ends Cameron Brate and D.J. Williams

    Bucs Nation "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have waived receiver Marcus Thigpen. The return specialist has stood out the past couple of games for his inability to cleanly catch punts, which is a bit of a problem for someone whose only job is to cleanly catch punts. It's not clear who will replace Thigpen. To fill..." November 25

  • Bears spoil Lovie Smith's return, knock off Buccaneers

    CSN Chicago "Ex-Bears head coach Lovie Smith preached winning the turnover battle during his nine-year tenure in Chicago. But on Sunday, it looked like his former team was the only one to get the memo. Behind five sacks of former Chicago fan favorite Josh McCown and four takeaways, the Bears defense rose..." November 24

  • Report: Lavonte David to sit out Sunday’s game at Chicago

    Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers will not have the NFL’s co-leader in tackles in the lineup at Chicago. Weak-side linebacker Lavonte David won’t play in Sunday’s game vs. the Bears at Soldier Field, Jenna Laine of SportsTalkFlorida.com and Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reported this morning." November 23

  • With Doug Martin back, Bucs' backfield gets crowded

    Tampa Bay Times "Before the season began, Bucs coach Lovie Smith was envisioning his team's offense with running back Doug Martin firmly entrenched as the bell-cow ball carrier. Then injuries happened to Martin, first to a knee, then to an ankle, sidelining the former Pro Bowl player for five of the first 10..." November 22

  • 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.

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    Greg Auman @gregauman

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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

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    Howard Balzer @HBalzer721

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

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    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

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    Adam Caplan @caplannfl

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

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    Jay Glazer @JayGlazer

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

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    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