Buccaneers Rumors & News

  • 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 25

  • 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

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    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

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    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

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    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

  • Smith optimistic Bucs will get the ship sailing

    Tampa Tribune "Down 38 points and with little chance of mounting a comeback, Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith told his team at halftime of the Baltimore game last week there was nothing left to play for that day but pride. Less than a day later, Smith delivered a completely different message to his struggling..." October 19

  • Vincent Jackson, Spiller among trade deadline targets

    NFL.com "The NFL trade deadline sits nine days away on Oct. 28, and speculation is ripe to start flying. With one big-name trade already being consummated this weekend when the Seattle Seahawks shipped Percy Harvin to the New York Jets, what other players could be on the move? NFL Media Insider..." October 19

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    Peter King @SI_PeterKing

    Percy2: Sea spoke to Cle, TB also. Jets made best offer. Sea was open w/Jet GM John Idzik about the whole book on Harvin.

  • RB Charles Sims should return soon

    ESPN.com "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers haven’t been getting great production from their running backs, but they could get a boost soon. Rookie Charles Sims is eligible to return after the Nov. 2 game with Cleveland. Sims has been out all season with an ankle injury that was suffered in the preseason. He was..." October 18

  • Bucs part ways with assistant after DUI arrest

    Tampa Bay Times "Just hours after news of his arrest on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence, the Bucs announced Thursday that they have parted ways with Isaiah Harris, the team's director of player development. "Every member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is held to a high standard," Bucs general..." October 17

  • Bucs FB Lane: Diet drug led to two-game suspension

    Tampa Tribune "Tampa Bay Buccaneers fullback Javorskie Lane has been suspended two games without pay for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. Lane, 27, will be eligible to return to the active roster Nov. 3. Through six games, Lane has gained 56 yards in two carries, including a..." October 15

  • Buccaneers sign cornerback Isaiah Frey

    Bucs Nation "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed third-year cornerback Isaiah Frey, according to Greg Auman. Frey was one of the last draft picks Lovie Smith made in Chicago, and was selected in the sixth round of the 2012 draft. Frey has started seven games and played nineteen, including three games this..." October 14

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    Greg Auman @gregauman

    Update on Josh McCown's injured thumb: Said he still hasn't done any football activities with throwing hand. Won't say when he could return.

  • Gerald McCoy calls Bucs’ play “unacceptable”

    Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers have given up 165 points over the last four weeks, which sets a new franchise record for points allowed over that span. That’s a bad spot to be in when your franchise has a winless season in its past and when you actually won one of those four games. Coach Lovie Smith called the..." October 13

  • Bucs LB David: Team didn’t have ‘fight’ in Ravens loss

    Tampa Tribune "Lavonte David sat stewing at his locker long after the final gun, staring straight ahead. For the second consecutive week, the All-Pro linebacker of the Buccaneers was credited with a game-high 14 tackles. And for yet another Sunday, it wasn’t enough. “All the credit to Baltimore,..." October 13

  • Ravens beat down on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 6

    Baltimore Sun "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers stink -- let’s get that out of the way first. But the Ravens still needed an offensive performance like this on the road. It was extremely beneficial to get Torrey Smith going, and also to incorporate a couple of more targets, like Michael Campanaro and Kamar Aiken, into..." October 13

  • Banks out, Bucs turn to unproven Butler at corner

    Tampa Bay Times "The Bucs will face the Ravens today without a key defensive player, as cornerback Johnthan Banks is inactive with a neck injury, giving backup Crezdon Butler his first NFL start in his five seasons in the league. Butler, who played at Clemson and has been with six NFL teams, could very well..." October 12

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Both Bucs WRs listed as questionable, Vincent Jackson (ribs) and Mike Evans (groin), are expected to play today vs. Baltimore, per source.

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Bucs WR Louis Murphy was fined $11,025 for abusive language toward an opponent, which got him a penalty last week

  • Buccaneers' Doug Martin: Breakout game is coming

    NFL.com "Doug Martin hasn't found the right footing since his breakout rookie campaign in 2012. After missing most of last season with a shoulder injury, Martin missed two games for the Buccaneers this year with a knee injury. In the time he has been on the field he hasn't looked great. Martin hasn't..." October 11

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    Rick Stroud @NFLSTROUD

    #Bucs CB Johnthan Banks (neck) and WR Vincent Jackson (ribs) returned to practice Friday

  • Bose sends out free headphones to NFL teams

    Los That Sports Blog "Now that audio powerhouse Bose is the official headphone supplier for the NFL — something that got San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick fined $10k for wearing Beats headphones this past weekend — Bose needs to push their brand via NFL players. Apparently the company has moved quickly to do so, as..." October 10

  • Bucs sticking with RB Martin in ground game

    Tampa Tribune "Lovie Smith has been an NFL head coach for more than a decade, and during that time developed a reputation for being extremely loyal, particularly when it comes to quarterbacks. It seems his loyalty extends to running backs, as well. Though he has yet to provide even a hint of the form that..." October 09

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    Rick Stroud @NFLSTROUD

    #Bucs WR Mike Evans is back at practice today. Evans missed last Sunday's game at New Orleans with a groin strain.

  • Robinson scores overtime TD to lead Saints to 37-31 win vs. Tampa Bay

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints haven't made a single game easy this season. Why start now? Saints running back Khiry Robinson high-stepped it into the end zone in overtime as New Orleans (2-3) defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-4) to preserve its season headed into the bye week. The Saints are..." October 06

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    Rick Stroud @NFLSTROUD

    #Bucs LB Mason Foster (shoulder) is out for today's game at New Orleans.

  • Bucs win changes things, but not too much

    Tampa Tribune "What a difference a win makes. Or not. The 0-3 Bucs sat up last Sunday to beat the Steelers and become the 1-3 Bucs. Lovie Smith has his first win as Bucs head coach, and his players are smiling again, so naturally it’s on to the division title, right? I mean, they’re only a game out of..." October 03

  • Saints' Jairus Byrd and his father Gill, a Bucs assistant, to be on opposite sidelines Sunday

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Just like the start of every other week during the NFL season, the phone call Gill Byrd always knows is coming occurred Monday. It was his son, Jairus Byrd, and the conversation wasn't at all out of the ordinary. The two talked as father and son, shared some laughs and then came the usual line..." October 03

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    Rick Stroud @NFLSTROUD

    No change in the status of QB @JoshMcCown12. No surgery planned at this time. Getting better but most likely won't play this week.

  • Bucs QB situation will have to play out

    Tampa Tribune "When it comes to judging his quarterbacks, Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith doesn’t concern himself too much with what they’ve done lately. He’s more concerned with what they do late. “You judge quarterbacks on what they do late (in games),’’ Smith said this week. That being the criteria, it’s..." October 01

  • Antonio Brown: We lost to one of NFL's worst teams

    NFL.com "We've reached the quarter pole of the NFL season. The Pittsburgh Steelers hold the unfortunate distinction of being on the wrong end of the season's biggest upset to date. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers went into Heinz Field on Sunday and came out with stunning 27-24 victory, thanks to a 5-yard..." September 30

  • Bucs stun Steelers to secure first victory of Lovie Era

    Tampa Tribune "In so many ways it seemed like last year all over again for Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon. There he was Sunday, seven seconds left in the fourth quarter, down by four, his team deteriorating around him — just as it did much of last season. The difference is this time the tall, rangy kid..." September 29

  • Smith non-committal about Bucs’ starting QB

    Tampa Tribune "Sensing a quarterback controversy brewing in the aftermath of a dramatic comeback victory at Pittsburgh, Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith declined to name his starter under center for Sunday’s pivotal matchup at New Orleans. Second-year pro Mike Glennon, subbing for injured veteran Josh McCown,..." September 29

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Bucs are expecting to be without 1st round WR Mike Evans for 2-3 weeks with a groin injury, I’m told. Had his best game on Sunday

  • Josh McCown has torn ligament

    ESPN.com "Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown, who will be watching from the sidelines as Mike Glennon gets the start Sunday at Pittsburgh, has a torn ligament in his thumb, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. McCown will try throwing Monday to see if the pain is manageable. If he is..." September 28

  • Glennon has golden opportunity to take starting QB post

    Tampa Tribune "Mike Glennon is back. Lucky him. The Bucs were 0-3 last season when Glennon took over. Josh Freeman was a total mess and Greg Schiano wasn’t far behind. Glennon had all those ups and downs, like most rookie quarterbacks, as the Bucs fell off the cliff. “He went through a storm last year,”..." September 28

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    Rick Stroud @NFLSTROUD

    Bucs coach Lovie Smith confirms Josh McCown is out for the Steelers game which is why Mike Kafka was promoted from the practice squad.

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    Roy Cummings @RCummingsTBO

    Bucs RB Doug Martin said today that he is back to 100-percent and is anxious to get back on the field and prove he's still an impact player

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    Greg Auman @gregauman

    DT Gerald McCoy, RB Doug Martin, TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins all practicing as normal today. No work for DE Michael Johnson, still out(ankle)

  • Josh McCown (thumb) will try to play, but Mike Glennon likely to start

    CBSSports.com "After hurting his thumb last Thursday vs. the Falcons, it was reported that Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown could miss several weeks because of the injury. But hope -- a little sliver of it, anyway -- remains that he possibly could return to the field this Sunday vs. the..." September 24

  • Buccaneers re-sign Louis Murphy, waive Chris Owusu, changes to practice squad

    Bucs Nation "The Buccaneers have made a change on the bottom of their wide receiver depth chart, and released three players from the practice squad. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have brought back yet another familiar face, as they announced the addition of Louis Murphy on Tuesday evening. In order to make room..." September 23

  • Slowed by injuries, Bucs' defensive line struggling to play with consistency

    Tampa Tribune "Based solely on the makeup of their defensive line, it's hard to tell these days whether it's Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith filling out the lineup card or Rays manager Joe Maddon. Through their first three games, the Bucs have used three starting defensive line combinations. And from the looks..." September 23

  • Ailing Bucs offensive coordinator Tedford to take medical leave

    Tampa Bay Times "It may be awhile before the Bucs know what their offense would look like under Jeff Tedford. The 52-year-old former California head coach, hand-picked by Bucs coach Lovie Smith to be the team's offensive coordinator, is taking an indefinite leave of absence to recover from a surgical procedure..." September 23

  • Bucs WR Jackson sustains small wrist fracture, won't miss time

    Fox Sports "Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson sustained a small fracture in his wrist during Thursday night's 56-14 loss against the Atlanta Falcons, multiple sources told FOXSports.com. The injury will not cause Jackson to miss any time, though, and the 10th-year wide receiver plans to..." September 22

  • Bucs, Gerald McCoy making progress while Suh, Lions heading toward FA

    CBSSports.com "Star defensive tackles Ndamukong Suh and Gerald McCoy always will be linked together as the second and third overall picks of the 2010 NFL Draft, the last under the old collective bargaining agreement. Though, with both nearing the end of their massive rookie contracts, where each ends up could be..." September 21

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    Alex Marvez @alexmarvez

    .@FOXSports has learned @TBBuccaneers QB Josh McCown undergoing 2nd test on injured thumb, expected to miss several weeks. Story coming ASAP