Buccaneers Rumors & News

  • Report: NFL thinking about eliminating the preseason

    Sportsnaut "The NFL preseason isn’t for everyone. The casual fan really isn’t interested in watching training camp bodies play in a meaningless game. Though, it’s still a cash cow. Interest is there. Stadiums sell out. The cost of television rights remain relatively high. In reality, it makes very..." August 28

  • QB Winston leads Buccaneers past Browns

    The Sports Xchange "Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston threw for 259 yards and two touchdowns in the first half, leading Tampa Bay to an easy 30-13 preseason win over the Cleveland Browns on Friday night at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. Winston, who had thrown for 125 yards in the first two..." August 27

  • Roberto Aguayo makes all his kicks on Friday night

    Pro Football Talk "A trying week for Buccaneers kicker Roberto Aguayo ended on a positive note. Aguayo made all six kicks he tried on Friday night as the Buccaneers turned in a strong showing on both sides of the ball while beating the Browns 30-13 in Tampa. Aguayo made field goals from 48, 21 and 27 yards and..." August 27

  • Dirk Koetter: Jameis Winston 'came out on fire'

    NFL.com "Jameis Winston and the Bucs struggled for much of last week's joint practices with the Browns. Come game time, their fortunes flipped. Tampa Bay's second-year quarterback was an electric presence in Friday night's 30-13 slamming of Cleveland, an offensive outpouring that saw Winston throw for..." August 27

  • Bucs second-rounder Roberto Aguayo avoided his hecklers by not kicking in practice

    Fox Sports "By now, you’ve probably heard that Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie kicker Roberto Aguayo has had a rough go of it in training camp and the preseason. The second-round pick, who’s certainly under a microscope for being drafted so high, has missed three kicks in the preseason, one of which was an extra..." August 24

  • The Buccaneers' rattled second-round pick is shanking practice kicks

    CBS Sports "There is nothing worse than the yips. In golf it involves swinging and watching everything fly 90 degrees right off your club face. You can't control anything and it's 100 percent mental. It's horribly embarrassing and it's probably a million times worse to have the yips if you're a kicker in..." August 23

  • Roberto Aguayo on misses: “It shouldn’t happen with me”

    Tampa Bay Times "Rookie kicker Roberto Aguayo has missed three kicks in his first two NFL preseason games, and what was already a healthy dose of scrutiny over the Bucs' second-round pick has escalated with each miss. "I don't know if 'concern' is the right word, but every player on a football team has a..." August 22

  • Rooke Hargreaves helps Buccaneers topple Jaguars

    The Sports Xchange "JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Tampa Bay rookie cornerback Vernon Hargreaves intercepted two passes and the Buccaneers scored 10 points in the final 30 seconds of the first half on the way to a 27-21 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Saturday at EverBank Field. Down 14-7, the Bucs (1-1) got a..." August 21

  • NFL drops “probable” from injury report, redefines “questionable” and “doubtful”

    Pro Football Talk "It’s definite that “probable” no longer will be part of the NFL injury lexicon. As first noted (as best we can tell) by Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald and as the league office confirms, the widely-misconstrued P-word has been dumped from the injury reporting procedures. “The ‘Probable’..." August 21

  • Broncos sign Henry Melton to one-year deal

    NFL.com "Defensive lineman Henry Melton is the newest member of the Denver Broncos. The 29-year-old Pro Bowler, who appeared in 16 games (one start) and logged two sacks for the Buccaneers a year ago, will head to Colorado as a key piece of rotational depth now that Vance Walker is officially on injured..." August 21

  • Dirk Koetter has blunt assessment of Roberto Aguayo

    JoeBucsFan.com "God bless, Dirk Koetter. He is a regular guy who worked his ass off to get an NFL head coaching job at 57 years old, but he hasn’t lost his regular-guy ways. Koetter calls it straight. Early in his postgame news conference tonight, without being asked, Koetter expressed his frustration with..." August 21

  • Buccaneers' Aguayo misses 2nd kick in 2 games

    CBS Sports "The expectations are extremely high for former Florida State kicker Roberto Aguayo after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted him in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft. A kicker taken in the second round is going to draw attention and criticism no matter what. When he starts missing chip shots..." August 21

  • Buccanneers RB Doug Martin to miss Jaguars game with bruised ribs

    Today's Pigskin "After a 13-yard performance in the preseason opener, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will play things safe with Doug Martin. He will sit out Saturday night against the Cleveland Browns with bruised ribs. Martin is coming off a career-reviving season over 1,400 yards rushing, ranking among the top five..." August 20

  • Here's why Jameis Winston isn't sweating all those drops by Mike Evans

    CBS Sports "Receiver-quarterback spats happen in the NFL all the time, but the good ones learn to get through them, their egos getting pushed aside shortly after one of those outbursts happens. It's easier to do that when there's a relationship between quarterback and receiver away from the field. Throwing..." August 19

  • Snoop Dogg Rips NFL for Allowing Players to Own Guns But Preventing Them From Smoking Weed

    Complex "Deep down, the NFL is probably not OK with its players owning guns. In the past, there have been quite a few players who have gotten themselves into trouble as a result of carrying guns, so if the league had its way, it would likely force all players to stop purchasing guns. They can’t legally..." August 18

  • NFLPA exec says NFL has 'zero credible evidence' for interview demands

    Sporting News "The NFL has threatened to suspend players mentioned in an Al Jazeera America report that alleges steroid use if they don't submit to an interview. The union isn't about to give in so easily. NFL Players' Association executive George Atallah told ESPN's "Outside the Lines" on Wednesday the..." August 18

  • Why Mike Evans Is Better And Faster

    JoeBucsFan.com "Evidence of the upgrade the Bucs made at wide receivers coach keeps mounting. And it’s not just Bucs receivers talking about what’s new and different. Yesterday, former Bucs scout and Jets linebackers coach and personnel chief Pat Kirwan as at training camp and raved to Mike Evans about what..." August 15

  • NFL considers early week ’18 opener in China

    Sports Business Daily "The NFL could open the 2018 season on a Tuesday or Wednesday in China, with its traditional Thursday night season-opening game following later that same week, according to the league’s top international executive planning the proposed game. Intent on staging a game in China despit... " August 15

  • Bucs sign T Demar Dotson to a three-year extension

    Tampa Bay Times "The Bucs locked up their longest tenured player Monday, signing right tackle Demar Dotson to a three-year contract extension. Dotson, 30, was in the final year of a contract that would've paid him $1.75-million in 2016. Terms were not released but the new deal runs through 2019. A former..." August 15

  • Bucs' McDonald: Noah Spence can be '10-sack player' as rookie

    The Score "Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie defensive end Noah Spence didn't record a sack in his debut against the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday, but veteran defensive tackle Clinton McDonald believes the second-round pick will be a nightmare for opposing quarterbacks when the regular season..." August 14

  • Bucs guard Sweezy appears headed to PUP, return expected after five games

    Tampa Bay Times "The back injury that has sidelined guard J.R. Sweezy since signing a $32.5-million contract with the Bucs in March is healing but troublesome enough that the club likely will place him on the Physically Unable to Perform list, costing him the first five games of the season. Sweezy, a free agent..." August 13

  • Bucs' Seferian-Jenkins happy to play villain

    Pewter Report "I like Austin Seferian-Jenkins. You probably don’t. The talented and turbulent tight end is entering his third season in Tampa Bay and he’s probably known more for what he’s done wrong than what he’s done right with the Buccaneers." August 13

  • Buccaneers' Aguayo misses 1st NFL kick

    SB Nation "Everyone laughed at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers when they traded up in the second round to draft a kicker this year. But Florida State’s Roberto Aguayo was, as Bucs GM Jason Licht called him, a "weapon." Aguayo connected on all 198 extra points attempts in college. He never missed from inside 40..." August 12

  • Opportunistic Eagles open preseason with win vs. Bucs

    The Sports Xchange "The Philadelphia Eagles converted two Buccaneers fumbles into touchdowns in the first five minutes, opening the preseason with a 17-9 win over Tampa Bay on Thursday night at Lincoln Financial Field. Buccaneers receiver Kenny Bell fumbled the opening kickoff, which was recovered by the Eagles..." August 11

  • Bucs place Johnson on IR with reported hip fracture

    The Score "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Friday that veteran defensive end George Johnson has been placed on season-ending injured reserve. Details on the injury weren't provided along with the official release, but a source told Jenna Laine of ESPN that Johnson suffered a hip fracture during..." August 05

  • Bucs' Koetter insists depth chart updates aren't 'mind games'

    The Score "Tampa Bay Buccaneers first-year head coach Dirk Koetter is apparently still developing the patience needed for his new role while he tries to figure out who his starters are. When quizzed Thursday about the significance of undrafted free agent Cameron Brate getting first-team reps over veteran..." August 04

  • Buccaneers Not Shopping QB Mike Glennon

    Pro Football Rumors "The Buccaneers are not shopping quarterback Mike Glennon, nor have they gotten any calls on him as of late, a source tells Jason Cole of Bleacher Report (on Twitter). A report earlier today indicated that Glennon is a potential trade target for the Cowboys as they look to fill Kellen Moore‘s role,..." August 03

  • Depth a question for Bucs at receiver after Jackson and Evans

    Tampa Bay Times "The Bucs purchased three cryogenic chambers for their training room that are set at minus-200 degrees to help players make a fast recovery. They may want to find a way to put receivers Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson in a deep freeze after every game this season, because if either gets hurt, Jameis..." August 01

  • Bucs TE Brate Working To Take Next Step in 2016

    Pewter Report "Cameron Brate’s come a long way in a relatively short amount of time since leaving the Ivies to take a crack at a career in the NFL. In two years, Tampa Bay’s 25-year-old tight end elevated himself from an undrafted rookie practice squader in 2014 to an impact performer on the active roster..." July 30

  • Koetter tells Bucs “the outside world doesn’t know how good this team is going to be”

    Pro Football Talk "As the Buccaneers prepared to open camp, they received the perfunctory introductory speech from their first-year head coach. And while Dirk Koetter opted not to share publicly the remarks he privately delivered to his players, one of his players opted not to be quite as discreet. “Dirk..." July 29

  • Gerald McCoy: Winston is the new face of the Bucs

    The Score "Gerald McCoy is handing the keys to Jameis Winston. McCoy, the second overall pick in 2010, says his time as the face of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is over and it's time for the young quarterback to take control. "You guys are used to seeing me do things a certain way," McCoy told reporters..." July 28

  • Who reaches Super Bowl LI? 2016 NFL record projections for all 32 teams

    USA Today "Heading into training camps, all 32 NFL teams have essentially taken shape. So before injuries, benchings, firings, (more) suspensions and hot streaks start shaping the 2016 season, here's USA TODAY Sports' annual projection of how the season will unfold with record projections for each team based..." July 27

  • Buccaneers finally waive Garrett Gilkey, make other roster moves

    Bucs Nation "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have finally waived Garrett Gilkey, a move fans have been clamoring for since 2014. The offensive lineman failed his pre-training camp physical. The Bucs also placed wide receiver Louis Murphy and guard J.R. Sweezy on the Physically Unable to Perform list, and undrafted..." July 26

  • Bucs claim WR Krause

    Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers claimed wide receiver Jonathan Krause off waivers from the Eagles Saturday. Krause has bounced around the league the last two seasons, spending time with the Browns, Patriots and Eagles." July 24

  • An Overwhelming Number Of People Don’t Think Kids Should Play Tackle Football

    Uproxx "The true toll that playing football takes on the brain has come into focus over the last several years. We’ve reached a point where even the NFL is saying that playing can cause irreparable brain damage (Tell the truth! Tell the truth!), so it’s clear that America will need to reckon with the..." July 20

  • Despite Rooney Rule, minority NFL coaches still aren't hired often enough

    Sporting News "The number of minority coaches and assistants in the NFL has flatlined to an incredibly low number, ESPN.com reports. In the past five years, 22 new coaches have been hired, with Todd Bowles being the only minority coach hired despite the parameters set by the Rooney Rule in 2003. Former NFL..." July 19

  • NFL reportedly won't keep track of PSI numbers with microchips in footballs

    CBS Sports "Even after two years of tedious debate over whether or not Tom Brady and the Patriots could have masterminded a plot to mildly deflate some footballs, the NFL does not plan to use microchips installed in footballs to track PSI numbers. The NFL is putting microchips in footballs, though. The..." July 19

  • NFL teaches officials to rule all 'bang-bang' passes incomplete 'when in doubt'

    CBS Sports "Some good news in regards to the constantly confusing catch-rule emerged Monday: NFL officials finally received a simpler way to rule on passes that result in unclear outcomes. Some bad news, however, also surfaced: More incomplete passes might be coming this season. As ESPN's Kevin Seifert..." July 18

  • Roger Goodell never called Mark Wahlberg to complain about 'Ballers', NFL spokesperson says

    USA Today "In an appearance on Mike & Mike last week, Mark Wahlberg claimed that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell took time out of fighting with Tom Brady in court and the other things he does as the NFL Commissioner to call and complain about HBO’s Ballers, which uses a number of storylines from the league..." July 18

  • Former NFL players suing Riddell need to understand their own guilt, too

    Sporting News "The customer is not always right, as those who work or have worked in the service industry know. Riddell Inc., America's largest football helmet distributor and official provider for the NFL from 1989-2014, is dealing with some unhappy customers who are both right and wrong. Former Pro Bowl..." July 15

  • The Buccaneers should be more than just a contender by 2017

    Bucs Nation "Every year (except maybe 2009), the Tampa Bay Buccaneers say they want to make the playoffs. And almost every year, the Bucs disappoint. It’s now been nearly a decade since the team has last entered the playoffs, and it’s about time they get there again. ESPN’s John Clayton thinks Bucs fans will..." July 14

  • Polian: Next NFL CBA will focus on commissioner power

    Sportsnaut "Roger Goodell has irked the NFLPA with his actions during this current term for the Collective Bargaining Agreement. While the agreement runs through 2021, issues are already popping up as hot topics for the upcoming NFL CBA, set to be negotiated in five years. Bill Polian suggests that the..." July 14

  • Buccaneers and NFL can't punish Brent Grimes for Miko's mouth

    Sporting News "Miko Grimes locked her Twitter account Monday, so the immediate concern about what horrible thing she’ll tweet next is alleviated. But still fresh in minds in and around the NFL is whether the last, and arguably worst, public comment she made will take down the career of her husband, Brent, for..." July 12

  • Study finds Patriots have the best fans, Jaguars the worst

    The Score "New England Patriots fans have something else to brag about. A study conducted by Emory University professor Michael Lewis has Patriots fans ranked as the best in the NFL, followed by the Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, San Francisco 49ers, and Philadelphia Eagles. The results of the study..." July 12

  • Fantasy: 10 breakout candidates to target in your draft

    The Score "Every fantasy owner wants to discover the star player no one saw coming. It gives you bragging rights over the competition and puts you in position to make a run at the title. With only a few weeks left until players report to training camp, let’s take a look at this year’s breakout..." July 11

  • The Buccaneers didn’t really focus on Jameis Winston’s progress

    Bucs Nation "If you want to know what a team is focusing on, just look at their offseason moves. Apparently USA Today’s Michael Stern had some issues doing so, because he comes to a rather weird conclusion about what was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ priority this offseason. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will go as..." July 09

  • Louis Murphy makes drunk 911 call: 'I honestly don't know where I'm at'

    TMZ "Tampa Bay Buccaneers player Louis Murphy was so drunk and confused about why he was locked in a museum, he called 911 and he's now made the Hall of Fame ... for 911 calls. In the call obtained by TMZ Sports, the wide receiver tells the dispatcher he was a groomsman at his friend's wedding at..." July 08

  • Bucs rookie Dominique Robertson files complaint against police

    ESPN "The attorney for Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive lineman Dominique Robertson filed a formal complaint Thursday against the Riverside County Sheriff's Department in Riverside, California, claiming that his client was denied access to water, his attorney and medication when detained for questioning..." July 08

  • The NFL's Catch Rule Got A Little More Complicated

    Deadspin "The NFL published its updated 2016 rulebook this week, and here’s a list of some of the bigger changes. But c’mon, we all want to see what the ever-evolving, always-baffling catch rule looks like now, so we can pretend we have any idea what we’re talking about when there’s a catch..." July 07

  • Bucs' Louis Murphy woke up locked in museum after wedding

    Tampa Bay Times "Bucs receiver Louis Murphy may have enjoyed a college teammate's wedding a bit too much this past weekend in Palm Beach. Murphy, 29, was not charged with any crime, but woke up early Saturday morning and found himself locked in the Flagler Museum, where former Gators teammate and Ravens..." July 06

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