Free-agent LB Dekoda Watson will meet with Bucs officials on Monday. Strong interest from other teams, could start making visits Tuesday.
Fansided "Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Jason Hatcher is coming off a career year, during a season when the Cowboys’ defense was riddled with injuries and he drew extra attention. At least one of those team is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Other teams reportedly interested in Hatcher’s services are Miami..." March 09
Fansided "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers seem to be purging the areas of the roster that are struggling and are opting to just go for wholesale change rather than correct the existing problem. This started with the release of Pro Bowl right guard Davin Joseph and may continue with the release of center Jeremy..." March 08
Fansided "When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers went out and signed offensive lineman Carl Nicks in 2012, the team looked poised to have a Pro Bowl offensive line that would be the best in the league. Nicks was being paired on the same line as established star Davin Jospeh and things looked bright. Then Joseph..." March 08
CBSSports.com "With Buccaneers guard Davin Joseph struggling last season, the team reportedly has recently tried to gauge his trade value. Apparently, the team didn't find much of anything. Later on Saturday, the team confirmed the release. “Decisions like this are never easy when it comes to parting ways..." March 08
NFL Trade Rumors "Alex Marvez of Fox Sports reports that the Buccaneers expect to have K Connor Barth back at full strength next year and won’t be re-signing free agent K Rian Lindell as a result. Barth, 27, signed a four-year, $13.2 million contract that included $4 million guaranteed with the Bucs back in..." March 07
Tampa Tribune "When his playing career comes to an end, Devin Hester would like to retire as a Chicago Bear. The Bears, though, have seemingly already retired any plans they might have had for Hester going forward. Hester said as much during an interview on the NFL Network on Wednesday night, when he also..." March 06
Chicago Sun-Times "Devin Hester won’t play for the Bears next season. Perhaps the game’s greatest kick returner of all time acknowledged Wednesday night what signs had pointed to all offseason. “From my knowledge,” he said on NFL Network, “I know Chicago wants to go a different route with me.” That means..." March 06
Bucs have announced a two-year extension for RB Bobby Rainey, who stepped in as starter after injuries to Doug Martin and Mike James.
For those asking about a possible reunion for Devin Hester and #Bucs coach Lovie Smith: I don’t see it happening.
Tampa Bay Times "Lovie Smith makes sure his big men — players on the offensive and defensive lines — sit in first class on the team charter while flying to games. But it doesn't mean he's not looking for more economy from those positions. With the new league year approaching March 11, the Bucs are completing..." March 04
Fansided "On Monday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers unveiled their new uniforms (you can check out several pictures of the brand new uniforms here). The Buccaneers did not get the reaction they wanted. The uniforms don’t really look like current NFL uniforms and the Buccaneers had one of the more popular..." March 03
NFL.com "The NFL Competition Committee has discussed experimenting this preseason with a longer -- much longer -- extra-point try. According to one member, the committee's meetings this weekend included preliminary talks about placing the ball at the 25-yard line for the extra-point kick -- which would..." March 03
Tampa Tribune "Next to what he thinks of QB Mike Glennon, the question that Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith has had to answer most often since coming back to Tampa two months ago is: How does he plan to use cornerback Darrelle Revis? It’s a valid query, of course, because Revis is arguably the best man-to-man..." March 02
Pro Football Talk "Last year, as the Jets prepared to trade cornerback Darrelle Revis, the process originated from within the team. Specifically, from the owner. As Revis once again becomes the subject of trade talks, the process possibly is getting kick started from beyond Tampa. New Buccaneers coach Lovie..." March 01
NFL.com "The salary cap is set to make a big jump in 2014. NFL Media's Albert Breer reported Thursday the cap is expected to be set at $133 million, according to union and team sources. The official number could come as soon as Friday, according to Breer. The $133 million salary cap figure would be..." February 28
Derek Carr will work with former Bucs OC Mike Sullivan in advance of his pro day. Carr has also worked with current TB OC Jeff Tedford.
Pro Football Talk "This may be the last season in which only 12 teams make the playoffs. Starting with the 2015 season, the NFL is likely to expand to seven playoff teams in each conference. Sources told Mark Maske of the Washington Post that the plan could be approved by the owners as soon as next month. “I..." February 27
Said Lovie: "We’re primarily going to be a man team. Whether we win or lose is going to be based on how we play man coverage.''
Tampa Tribune "Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams has entered a written plea of not guilty and been granted an arraignment waiver in a case in which he faces misdemeanor charges of criminal mischief and trespassing. The charges stem from a Dec. 13 incident in which Williams caused approximately..." February 26
CBSSports.com "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are making a push to retain versatile fullback Erik Lorig, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Lorig, a pending unrestricted free agent, would draw interest from several teams, seen as one of the best on the market at his position, and the Bucs are..." February 25
Teams calling the Bucs to inquire about Darrelle Revis, and some rival execs believe he is ripe to be dealt at start of league year ...
Fansided "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been looking at ways to make their roster better in 2014 and one way they could do that is to apparently add a new quarterback. Now, there’s a difference between adding a new quarterback to replace you current one and adding a quarterback to compete. It appears that..." February 23
Tampa Tribune "The Buccaneers had an abundance of salary cap space even before it was learned this week that the NFL is planning to bump the 2014 cap up by another $4 million to $130 million. The Bucs now have one of the more favorable cap situations in the league, with about $19 million worth of..." February 23
Fansided "The Buccaneers have lame new helmets but they may be getting a strong and very awesome draft class this year. With new management in charge of everything, the Bucs are starting to hash out adrift strategy and many fans are starting to wonder what they may end up doing. On player that the Bucs..." February 22
CBSSports.com "Seven months ago, Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams signed a six-year, $40 million contract. But off-field issues, which plagued Williams during his college career, could again be the talented wide receiver's downfall. He will be arraigned Monday on trespass and criminal mischief charges...." February 21
Tampa Bay Times "Bucs coach Lovie Smith says he believes a 'franchise quarterback,' worthy of the seventh overall pick will be available when the Bucs make their first-round selection in the NFL draft. If so, Smith says, don't be surprised if they take him. “I know enough about that draft to know, yeah,..." February 20
ESPN.com "The NFL is projected to raise its salary cap to about $130 million, up about 5 percent from $123 million last year, league sources said Thursday. The $130 million figure is even higher than teams are expecting or had been preparing for and will be welcome news for teams, especially ones like..." February 20
Tampa Tribune "A new coach, a new general manager, and come tonight, a new logo. None of it will matter if the Buccaneers don’t start moving in a new direction. After a seven-year Tampa Bay playoff drought, general manager Jason Licht and coach Lovie Smith will begin in earnest today the task of altering the..." February 20
NFL.com "Breathe easy, PAT purists. The extra point appears safe ... for now. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport said Tuesday on NFL Network's "NFL Total Access" that the league's competition committee remains "very early" in any discussions about potentially eliminating extra points, which was a..." February 19
NFL.com "Devin Hester acknowledged in late December that the Chicago Bears have a "tough decision" on his future in the Windy City as he approaches free agency. One touchdown shy of breaking his tie with Deion Sanders for most return touchdowns in NFL history, Hester has stated his preference to set a..." February 18
Tampa Bay Times "Today is the first day NFL teams can apply the franchise or transition tag to one of their players set to hit free agency, but don't expect the Bucs to use either designation this year. Generally, that is a good thing. A club applying the franchise tag guarantees a player the average salary of..." February 18
Fansided "he Tampa Bay Buccaneers have begun cleansing themselves of the Greg Schiano era, as new head coach Lovie Smith has come in and begun to immediately change the culture. But changing the culture can only take a team so far, as the Bucs need a little more talent before they can be Super Bowl..." February 15
Sports Business Daily "The NFL paid Commissioner Roger Goodell $44.2M in the 12-month period that ended March 31, 2013, the league told SportsBusiness Journal earlier Friday. That figures include $9.1M of deferred pension and bonus earned the previous year. The league expects to file its tax return, which will include..." February 15
Bucs Nation "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have $113.9 million committed to the 2014 salary cap as of right now, according to Pat Yasinskas of ESPN. The league-wide salary cap is widely expected to be somewhere between $127 and $130 million, and the Buccaneers can carry over some $6 million in cap space from this..." February 14
#Bucs sign two players with ties to the Chicago Bears. TE Steve Maneri and CB D.J. Moore.
Pro Football Talk "It’s been more than a decade since ESPN pulled the plug on Playmakers, at the behest of former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue. Another network that doesn’t televise NFL games is going to give it another try. According to Deadline.com, HBO has picked up the series Ballers, which explores the..." February 14
Tampa Tribune "Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams’ upcoming court date stems in part from an incident in which Williams caused approximately $200 worth of damage to a front door, Hillsborough County court records show. Williams is scheduled to be arraigned Feb. 24 on charges of misdemeanor..." February 12
Former #Bucs OL Gabe Carimi cleared waivers today. He’s now a free agent
#Bucs release of offensive lineman Gabe Carimi was done prior to $500,000 roster bonus kicking in.
CBSSports.com "Mike Kafka has played four games in his four-year career, and he's thrown a total of 16 passes (with two interceptions!). He started off with the Eagles, and since then, he's seen time (though no actual playing time) with the Patriots and Jaguars, and though he worked out with the Cowboys earlier..." February 10
Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers lost a trainer who worked with new head coach Lovie Smith when Smith was an assistant in Tampa earlier in his career and they’ve replaced him with one of Smith’s colleagues from Chicago. Bobby Slater has left the Bears after 15 years to become the director of sports medicine and..." February 09
Pro Football Talk "From the moment the Seahawks trounced the Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII, the comparisons to past defensive juggernauts began. And one of the best defenses in the NFL has been largely overlooked in the process: The 2002 Buccaneers. The latest example came as ESPN’s The Sports Reporters went..." February 09
Tampa Bay Times "Bucs receiver Mike Williams, who missed the final 10 games of last season with a hamstring injury, now finds himself facing off-field problems as well, with an arraignment in court later this month on misdemeanor charges of criminal mischief and trespassing from an unspecified December..." February 09
Pro Football Talk "Thursday Night Football will air on CBS for eight weeks early in the 2014 regular season, the NFL announced today. The NFL had been searching for a broadcast partner to simulcast its NFL Network Thursday night games, and even though a simulcast with NFL Network is a less valuable property than..." February 05
Bucs Nation "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have around $10 million in cap space, OverTheCap.com estimates. According to NFLPA records, the Buccaneers currently have $6.8 million in cap space they'll carry over to next season, and the Bucs are on the hook for around $122 million in 2014 cap space. That's..." February 04
Two teams likely to have some level of interest in Eagles free-agent-to-be QB Michael Vick: Buccaneers and Jets.