Buccaneers Rumors & News

  • Buccaneers have one of the youngest offenses in the NFL

    Bucs Nation "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have one of the youngest offenses in the NFL, according to Jimmy Kempski's projections over at the Philly Voice. Kempski calculates the Bucs offense's average age at 25.73, tied with the Seattle Seahawks as the fifth-youngest team in the league. The Bucs' youth on..." May 21

  • US appeals court upholds $50M settlement for retired NFL players

    CBSSports.com "The 8th US Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld a $50 million lawsuit settlement regarding publicity rights for retired NFL players, according to the Associated Press. The appeals court rejected arguments by several retirees -- including Jim Marshall, Joe Senser and Dan Pastorini -- that..." May 21

  • Bucs rookies get crash course in etiquette

    Tampa Bay Times "The incoming class of Bucs rookies haven't had three weeks on the job yet, but they're already getting a crash course on how to be a professional football player. And for three hours on Monday night, that was more Emily Post than post patterns. "I walked away from there saying 'What gentlemen,..." May 21

  • The South will host 2019, 2020 Super Bowls

    SB Nation "The NFL narrowed the potential host cities of the 2019 and 2020 Super Bowls at the owners meetings on Tuesday, naming Atlanta, New Orleans, Tampa Bay and Miami as the four that will bid for the games. Each of the four cities has experience hosting the NFL's biggest event, including 10 Super..." May 20

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    Dean Blandino @DeanBlandino

    The extra point rule for 2015 just changed. Snap for kick from the 15-yard line, 2-pt try stays at 2-yard line and defense can return.

  • Safety Swearinger happy to join Bucs

    Tampa Bay Times "New Bucs S D.J. Swearinger said he was surprised to be waived by the Texans last week, but the former second-round draft pick is excited about a fresh start in Tampa Bay. "So far, it's been great," Swearinger, 23, said Monday, speaking to reporters for the first time since the team claimed him..." May 19

  • Extra point tries moved to the 15-yard line

    Pro Football Talk "One of the NFL’s staid elements is getting a shake up. Extra points will be attempted from the 15-yard-line beginning in 2015, the NFL announced Tuesday. Owners approved the rules change, which makes the extra point a 32- or 33-yard attempt, at the league’s spring meeting in San..." May 19

  • Chances slim that Winston, Mariota deliver titles to their new teams

    CBSSports.com "Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota went 1-2 in the 2015 NFL Draft, marking the sixth time in the Super Bowl era that QBs have been the first two picks. The dangerous news for fans of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Tennessee Titans is that precedents aren't especially encouraging for both..." May 17

  • Bucs Center Evan Smith Says Jameis Winston Must Earn Leadership Role

    Sportsnaut "Jameis Winston is quickly learning that nothing is given in the NFL—everything is earned. The charismatic rookie quarterback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is a natural leader. He quickly gained a reputation at Florida State as a guy who was constantly building up his teammates in the heat of..." May 14

  • PAT change coming? NFL owners to consider 3 proposals at May meetings

    CBSSports.com "The extra point as we know it could be coming to an end. When the NFL Spring Meeting kicks off in San Francisco next week (May 18-20), the league's 32 owners will be presented with three proposals on how to make the extra point better. If 24 out of the NFL's 32 owners vote to pass any of the..." May 13

  • Bucs Smith 'disappointed' in Bowden for calling Winston an embarrassment

    Tampa Bay Times "Bucs coach Lovie Smith is known for stopping high-powered attacks and he went on the defensive for rookie quarterback Jameis Winston. Saying he was 'disappointed,' in legendary Florida State coach Bobby Bowden for calling Winston 'an embarrassment,'' to Florida State fans and boosters, Smith..." May 13

  • Bucs WR Kenny Bell: Jameis Winston is obsessed with playbook

    CBSSports.com "Take it as a promising sign and a positive indicator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. But also take it as what it really is -- offseason news that certainly doesn't guarantee success for Jameis Winston when success ultimately matters. Still, considering the controversy surrounding Winston -- the..." May 13

  • Bowden on Jameis Winston comments: 'I tried to give an honest answer'

    CBSSports.com "Bobby Bowden may not have realized how his comments on Jameis Winston would be received when speaking to Paul Finebaum on Tuesday afternoon, but after saying that it was a "consensus" among FSU fans and boosters that Winston's off-field actions were an "embarrassment" to the university there was..." May 13

  • Bucs Claim D.J. Swearinger

    Pro Football Rumors "The Buccaneers have claimed safety D.J. Swearinger off waivers, according to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. Tampa Bay had No. 1 waiver priority and used it to grab the 23-year-old after he was discarded by the Texans. It was reported last month that Houston was trying to trade Swearinger,..." May 12

  • Buccaneers sign four free agents out of rookie minicamp, waive six

    Bucs Nation "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed (or will sign) four players out of rookie minicamp, the team announced today. Tackle Edawn Coughman, linebacker Jared Koster and wide receivers Donteea Dye and Adam Humphries all received a contract today. The signing of Dye had first been reported by Greg..." May 11

  • Reports: Buccaneers sign three tryout players

    Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers are reportedly adding three players who tried out over the weekend to the roster. According to Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune, the Bucs have reached deals with rookie wide receiver Adam Humphries and veteran offensive lineman Edawn Coughman. Also, the Buccaneers have signed..." May 11

  • Jameis Winston exceeded the Bucs’ early expectations

    USA Today "Philadelphia Eagles coach/czar Chip Kelly tried to get all the way up from No. 20 in last week's draft to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' No. 1 pick to grab Marcus Mariota. But the Bucs never wavered on Jameis Winston as their guy. "There was communication with them,'' Bucs general manager Jason..." May 11

  • Winston files countersuit against accuser

    Orlando Sentinel "Jameis Winston has filed a counterclaim against the woman who accused him of rape, a source with direct knowledge of the case confirmed to the Orlando Sentinel. The former FSU quarterback and recentNo. 1 overall draft pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers answered a complaint filed by Erica Kinsman,..." May 10

  • Winston spotty in first workout at Bucs rookie minicamp

    Tampa Tribune "The name tags taped to the front and back of his helmet seemed a bit much. After all, quarterback Jameis Winston was easy to spot during the first day of the Buccaneers’ rookie minicamp today. The first pick in the 2015 NFL draft was the one wearing the orange practice jersey with the big..." May 08

  • Licht: Bucs haven’t ruled out re-signing RB Martin

    Tampa Tribune "You wouldn’t know it from the contract maneuver they made this week, but it seems the Tampa Bay Buccaneers may have some long-term plans for former Pro Bowl running back Doug Martin. The Bucs opted this week not to exercise the fifth-year option they hold on Martin’s contract, which means he is..." May 07

  • Former NFL LB Scott Fujita: 30 to 50 percent of players smoke pot

    CBSSports.com "We live in a society where marijuana is becoming increasingly destigmatized. It has been completely legalized for recreational used in four states, decriminalized in 17 states and the District of Columbia, and allowed for medicinal purposes in 23 states. Even the Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence..." May 07

  • Buccaneers to use up-tempo offense under new OC

    NFL.com "The Tampa Bay version of Lovie Smith is adamant that his offense runs fast. Last offseason, Smith made it clear that his year sabbatical allowed him to reform his view of how offenses are dictated. His handpicked coordinator Jeff Tedford would run the ball and move the offense with..." May 06

  • Mike Evans: 'I liked Jameis Winston' more than Marcus Mariota

    CBSSports.com "Buccaneers' 2014 first-round pick, wide receiver Mike Evans, lived up to rookie expectations by hauling in 68 passes for 1,051 yards and 12 touchdowns on a two-win team. And now Evans couldn't be happier with how the Bucs used the first-overall pick in the 2015 draft. In a development that..." May 05

  • Bucs GM: Jameis Winston will have 'every opportunity' to be starter

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "With the Buccaneers taking quarterback Jameis Winston with the first overall pick in the 2015 draft, general manager Jason Licht said Winston will be given a chance to win the starting role in Week 1, reports NBCSports.com. "It's pretty difficult to say with a straight face that we're not going..." May 05

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    Rand Getlin @Rand_Getlin

    Who's recruiting La'el Collins most aggressively? #Bucs QB Jameis Winston is right up there. Pushing hard for Collins to come to Tampa Bay.

  • Buccaneers claim Reid Fragel off waivers, sign 13 rookie free agents

    Pro Football Talk "Offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter moved from the Falcons to the Buccaneers to the offseason and now one of his former charges in Atlanta will be making the same trip. The Buccaneers announced that they have claimed tackle Reid Fragel off of waivers. Fragel was one of five Falcons players cut..." May 04

  • Buccaneers never talked to Jameis Winston accuser because "they knew what she would say"

    Bucs Nation "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers decided to draft Jameis Winston after what they called a thorough investigation. One in which they interviewed over 75 people to try to get to the bottom of Winston's character: was he simply immature? And then there's that other incident: a rape accusation for which he..." May 04

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    Rick Stroud @NFLSTROUD

    #Bucs have decided NOT to pick up the fifth year option on RB Doug Martin. Former first round pick will become a free agent at the end '15

  • Bucs clause prohibits Jameis Winston from playing pro baseball

    ESPN.com "At least for the foreseeable future, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won't have to worry about Jameis Winston chasing his other dream of playing professional baseball. That's because the Bucs had a clause written into the first overall draft pick's rookie contract that states Winston is prohibited..." May 04

  • Bucs decline 2016 option for RB Doug Martin

    Tampa Bay Times "The Bucs will not pick up their fifth-year option for running back Doug Martin, meaning he will become an unrestricted free agent after the upcoming season. Martin, who rushed for 1,454 yards and 11 touchdowns as a rookie, has been limited by injuries the last two seasons. Backup Bobby Rainey..." May 04

  • Winston tapped brakes on ESPN interview

    Pro Football Talk "With Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston, it’s always something. For multiple reasons. At times, it’s always something because there’s always something he’s doing that attracts scrutiny. At other times, it’s always something because the media scrutinizes him more closely than other young..." May 04

  • Bucs add LB Alexander in fourth, WR Bell in fifth

    Tampa Tribune "It took a year and nine selections before the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ regime run by general manager Jason Licht and coach Lovie Smith invested a draft pick in a defensive player. When they finally broke that streak Saturday, the Bucs traded up four spots in the fourth round to select Kwon..." May 03

  • Bucs trade back into second round, take Ali Marpet at No. 61

    Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers have doubled down on offensive line additions in the second round. They took tackle Donovan Smith with the 34th pick of the round and then traded back up to the 61st pick in order to select Hobart offensive lineman Ali Marpet. The Buccaneers made the deal to move up with the..." May 02

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    Scott Smith @ScottSBucs

    Jason Licht tells me that the Bucs plan to put Donovan Smith at left tackle right from the start.

  • Jameis Winston signs 4-year deal

    ESPN.com "In the moments after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers made Jameis Winston the first pick in the draft Thursday night, the team agreed to terms on a contract with the quarterback. Then, on Friday, the team officially signed Winston. The four-year deal is worth $25.35 million, which includes a $16.69..." May 02

  • Jameis Winston is NFL draft No.1 overall pick by Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    New York Daily News "Jameis Winston won't have to carry his baggage very far. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers kept the former Florida State quarterback instate when they selected Winston with the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft Thursday night. He was not in attendance at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, but his shadow..." May 01

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    Rick Stroud @NFLSTROUD

    #Bucs thrilled Oregon T Jake Fisher and Pitt T.J. Clemmings are still available and will target one with 34th pick.

  • Jameis Winston celebrates with crab legs after going No. 1

    ESPN.com "Jameis Winston celebrated in style on draft night -- and poked some fun at his past. Hours after being selected by the Buccaneers with the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft, Winston posted an Instagram photo of himself posing in front of a serving of crab legs. The photo likely was a..." May 01

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    Jeff Zrebiec @jeffzrebiecsun

    Jameis Winston goes No.1 to Buccaneers, and draft is officially underway.

  • Buccaneers to trade up for T.J. Clemmings?

    Bucs Nation "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a lot of needs and not a ton of draft picks, as the 2015 NFL draft gets started. Usually, that's a recipe for a trade down to add more players. There's some buzz about the Bucs potentially trading down from the top overall pick, but that would take And now it seems..." April 30

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    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    Unable to make deal so far with #Titans, I'm told #Eagles have inquired with #Bucs about the No. 1 pick, presumably for Marcus Mariota

  • Risks aside, Bucs expected to take Winston with the top pick tonight

    Tampa Tribune "The Buccaneers are lost at sea, yet again. Since they fired coach Jon Gruden in 2008, the Bucs have been mired in the second-longest playoff drought in franchise history. Their seven straight seasons without a postseason appearance begs for yet another change of course. General manager Jason..." April 30

  • Report: Buccaneers will keep top pick a mystery until draft time

    Sporting News "The Buccaneers are officially the masters of suspense. The team is remaining so tight-lipped about who it will take as the No.1 overall draft pick Thursday night, not even the selected player will know until the draft clock starts ticking, according to ESPN's Ed Werder. " April 30

    2015 NFL Draft Day Rumors - Live Blog

    PSD Staff NFL Draft day is finally here. Teams begin re-loading tonight and the new NFL season will be here before we know it. I'm going to post rumors in this live blog all day. Pick rumors, trade rumors, etc. April 30

  • For Bucs, this year’s draft not just about QB

    Tampa Tribune "As they approach the NFL draft, the lifeblood of any successful NFL organization, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers seek an infusion of talent. After dwelling in the NFC South basement for the fourth consecutive season, the Bucs are expected to select a quarterback with the No. 1 overall pick when the..." April 29

  • 2015 NFL mock draft: Saints, Dolphins, Eagles, Jaguars making trades

    CBSSports.com "It's finally time to bite the bullet. It's time to mock it up. Hopefully, I can do better than last year, where I hit for a pretty strong average – 26 of the 32 players I put in my mock ended up going in the first round – but didn't land nearly enough homers (getting the right player and team..." April 29

  • NFL to end tax-exempt status

    The Score "The NFL will relinquish its tax-exempt status, commissioner Roger Goodell announced in a memo to owners Tuesday. Goodell said the move was made to "eliminate (a) distraction." The memo states the move will not have a significant impact on the operation of the league: Every dollar of..." April 28

  • NFL Commissioner Goodell: "We didn't get it right"

    CBS News "The NFL draft begins Thursday in Chicago. It's a change of venue for a league re-defining itself both on and off the field. The NFL will follow a new personal conduct policy, and two new employees will help investigate player misconduct. In an interview with "CBS This Morning" co-host Charlie..." April 28

  • Buccaneers receiving trade offers, but none strong enough

    Bucs Nation "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have stated this past weeks that they'd be open to trading the number one pick, provided an offer came along that would blow them away. Now it seems that the Bucs are indeed receiving offers, but none of them are good enough for them to consider trading the pick, per Rand..." April 27

  • Buccaneers vetted Winston, off the field

    Tampa Tribune "Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht thinks he and coach Lovie Smith are on the brink of the most important decision in franchise history, one that could chart the team’s course for decades. It also could be its most controversial. The Bucs have the first pick in the 2015..." April 26

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