Buccaneers Rumors & News

  • Dirk Koetter declines to elaborate on decision to release Austin Seferian-Jenkins

    Pro Football Talk "On Friday, the Buccaneers proved yet again the time-honored sports adage that excuses are made for the stars and examples are made of the scrubs. A DUI arrest prompted the Bucs to release tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins. The move came amid lingering concerns about his overall commitment to..." September 24

  • Austin Seferian-Jenkins Dash Cam Talked Himself Into DUI Arrest 'I Gotta Take A Huge S***'

    TMZ "TMZ Sports has obtained the dash cam footage from Austin Seferian-Jenkins' DUI arrest -- and he ALMOST got off scot free ... until he started running his drunken mouth. The ex-Bucs tight end was pulled over for an improper lane change after cutting off a cop -- and moments after the stop, the..." September 24

  • Bucs to cut TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins after he receives another DUI

    Washington Post "It looks as if the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins after he picked up his second DUI in three years early Friday. Seferian-Jenkins just tweeted out what seems to be a goodbye to the team and its fans." September 23

  • Bucs tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins arrested for DUI

    Tampa Bay Times "Two days before the Bucs' home opener, tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins was arrested early Friday morning and remains in jail, charged with a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence. Seferian-Jenkins was stopped by the Florida Highway Patrol around 4 a.m. Friday and was booked at the..." September 23

  • Why are NFL ratings plummeting this season?

    Sportsnaut "The National Football League remains the single most watched entity in North American professional sports. It’s not necessarily close. Really, the other three major sports leagues are simply battling for second place. Take the 2015 calendar year as an example of this. According to Sports..." September 21

  • Doug Martin expected to miss time with hamstring injury

    Pro Football Talk "Week Two was a nightmare for the Buccaneers offense as quarterback Jameis Winston turned the ball over five times in a 40-7 loss to the Cardinals that also saw running back Doug Martin leave early because of a hamstring injury. Martin downplayed the severity of the injury after the game, but..." September 21

  • Coaches complained about lack of offensive holding calls in Week One

    Pro Football Talk "Most coaches complain when too many penalties are called. Following Week One of the 2016 regular season, many coaches complained about the absence of one specific type of penalty. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, complaints arose from the absence of holding calls. And for good..." September 21

  • Bucs RB Doug Martin to undergo MRI Tuesday

    ESPN "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers suffered a disastrous 40-7 loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, but to make matters worse, they lost running back Doug Martin for the game. The two-time Pro Bowler left Sunday's game early in the first quarter with a hamstring injury and did not return. Bucs coach..." September 20

  • Bucs listened too much to post-Week One praise

    Pro Football Talk "In the wake of an impressive Week One win at Atlanta, the Buccaneers sparked a belief by some (i.e., me) that they could win at Arizona. They didn’t win at Arizona. Badly. So what happened? “I think we just put too much into a win,” tackle Demar Dotson said, via JoeBucsFan.com. “You know, we..." September 19

  • Dirk Koetter “nervous” Bucs won’t be focused after opening win

    Pro Football Talk "On Friday, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said he wants his players to do a better job of mental preparation this week than they did heading into the season opener against the Patriots. The Buccaneers will be the visitors this time and their coach is also keeping tabs on what’s going on upstairs..." September 18

  • Palmer, Cards blast turnover-plagued Bucs

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Carson Palmer threw for three touchdowns, moving ahead of Joe Montana on the NFL's all-time passing yards list in the process, and the Arizona Cardinals forced Jameis Winston into five turnovers Sunday on their way to a 40-7 rout of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at University of..." September 18

  • Doug Martin doubtful to return with hamstring injury

    NFL.com "Buccaneers running back Doug Martin is headed to the locker room. The running back is doubtful to return to the game against the Cardinals after suffering a hamstring injury." September 18

  • Mike Evans agrees: Jameis could emerge as MVP candidate

    Pro Football Talk "Jameis Winston decided at the Pro Bowl to take football even more seriously, getting himself into great shape. Those efforts paid off with a big Week One road win at Atlanta, prompting some (e.g., me) to put Winston on the way-too-early MVP radar screen. Is that crazy? “Not at all,” Buccaneers..." September 18

  • Winston talks return to baseball

    The Sports Daily "Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston isn’t returning to baseball anytime soon—the team slapped a no-baseball clause into his contract for a reason. Such a clause hasn’t stopped the sophomore quarterback from talking about it, though. The Dan Patrick Show asked Winston this week if..." September 17

  • Gerald McCoy fined for group sack celebration

    Tampa Bay Times "Bucs DT Gerald McCoy was fined $12,154 by the NFL for the unsportsmanlike conduct penalty he drew in Sunday's win over the Falcons for celebrating a sack. McCoy had sacked Falcons QB Matt Ryan in the third quarter and drew the flag after LB Kwon Alexander and other teammates joined him in..." September 17

  • Jameis Reveals Whether or Not He Would Play Baseball

    The Comeback "In the wake of one former Heisman Trophy winner pursuing a possible career in baseball, another former Heisman Trophy winner has hinted baseball may not be entirely out of the picture for him. Tampa Bay Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston was asked about a potential future in baseball by Dan Patrick,..." September 16

  • Jameis Winston: It’s just one game

    ESPN "There is a buzz around town this week about their football team, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers players can feel it -- even if a large majority of them can slip under the radar without being recognized. They pulled off a 31-24 win against the Atlanta Falcons, their first season-opening win on the road..." September 16

  • 'Harambe' back in business after temporary jersey ban

    ESPN "Fans who want to customize their favorite team's jersey with "Harambe" on the back can do so once again as of Thursday, after the word mistakenly appeared on a retailer's list of banned words. ESPN has learned that an official with a Major League Baseball team, concerned that fans were..." September 15

  • Harambe's legacy not respected by NFL Shop

    Sporting News "There are plenty of names you can't put on the back of jerseys at NFL Shop. BuzzFeed compiled a list of 50, and it includes names such as Ron Mexico (Michael Vick's alias), Carruth (as in Rae Carruth, the NFL player who conspired to murder his pregnant wife), He Hate Me (the popular XFL jersey)..." September 14

  • Roger Goodell says eliminating kickoffs remains possible if the NFL can’t make them safer

    Washington Post "The NFL has enacted rule changes to try to make the kickoff safer for players. That effort will continue with further safety-related tinkering with the play, according to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. But if such maneuvers fail, the elimination of the kickoff from the sport remains a future..." September 14

  • The NFL's Most Valuable Teams 2016

    Forbes.com "Relocation and new stadiums drove NFL team values 19% higher over the past year, to an average of $2.34 billion. The Rams doubled in value, to $2.9 billion, after moving from St. Louis to Los Angeles. The Rams are scheduled to play three seasons at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum before..." September 14

  • DeAngelo Williams among Week 1 Players of the Week

    NFL.com "Things that get better with age: A nice bottle of red wine, the "Mission: Impossible" franchise and Week 1 AFC Offensive Player of the Week DeAngelo Williams. Make no mistake, Williams did have two excellent seasons early on in his career with the Panthers. But after he failed to eclipse the..." September 14

  • NFL to launch new $100 million concussion initiatives to improve player safety

    Washington Post "The NFL is launching a new set of concussion-related initiatives under which the league will devote $60 million to technological development, aimed in part at improving helmets for players, and an additional $40 million toward funding medical research into the effects of head injuries,..." September 14

  • Jameis Winston has no idea where his Heisman Trophy is

    Sportsnaut "Jameis Winston won the Heisman Trophy for Florida State in 2013, but hasn’t seen much of it since. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback was asked about the whereabouts of the prestigious trophy on Tuesday. Winston said that the trophy is with his father. “My dad has it somewhere,” Winston..." September 13

  • Buccaneers sign running back Jacquizz Rodgers

    NFL.com "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers boast one of the top running back duos league-wide in Doug Martin and Charles Sims. On Tuesday, they added some depth. The team signed former Falcons passing-down back Jacquizz Rodgers, the team announced. The Buccaneers also added tight end Alan Cross and linebacker..." September 13

  • Lady Gaga Reportedly in Talks to Perform at Super Bowl 51 Halftime Show

    Complex "Lady Gaga is reportedly in talks to play the Super Bowl 51 halftime show in Houston in February 2017. According to Billboard, the singer could clinch the biggest stage of the year because the NFL was impressed by her performance of The Star-Spangled Banner at the 2016 Super Bowl. The last year..." September 13

  • NFL tabs Sam Rapoport to help open job 'pipeline' for women at team level

    ESPN "The NFL has created a position to address the lack of women in coaching and scouting roles at the team level and named former women's football pro tackle player Sam Rapoport as director of football development. Rapoport's role will be to identify women who are knowledgeable about the game and..." September 13

  • Donald Trump Wants All NFL Protesters to Leave America

    Black Sports Online "Remember Donald Trump’s campaign slogan is “Make America Great Again”. That means he obviously thinks America isn’t that great at the moment, so it is quite ironic that he wants others who have problems with the country to leave, but not himself. “Well, I think it’s a lack of respect for our..." September 12

  • Winston tosses 4 TDs as Bucs beat Falcons

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Dirk Koetter's first season as Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach got off to a good start. Dan Quinn's second year leading the Atlanta Falcons didn't. Jameis Winston threw four touchdown passes to prevail in a duel with Matt Ryan and Tampa Bay defeated the NFC South-rival Falcons 31-24 on..." September 11

  • Dirk Koetter admits crowd noise could impact Buccaneers' no-huddle plans

    ESPN "It's no secret by now that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers love some no-huddle offense. Jameis Winston loves it. His teammates love it. The coaches love it, when they don't go three-and-out or turn the ball over. And it puts the offense in attack mode when facing some of the more complex defenses in the..." September 10

  • Bucs add linebacker, bring Vitale back to practice squad

    Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers promoted linebacker Josh Keyes from their practice squad Saturday and waived tight end Alan Cross to make room for Keyes on the active roster." September 10

  • Former NFL head of officiating alleges Roger Goodell assaulted him

    Sportsnaut "With the NFL season mere hours away from kicking off, it’s possible the league could find itself in the midst of yet another scandal. No. It doesn’t surround a players’ off-field issues. It’s also not involving a spat between the union and league over discipline. Instead, it’s all about NFL..." September 08

  • Every NFL Team's Best Weed Story

    Complex "You may not know this, but a lot of Americans smoke weed. And, contrary to what the National Football League wants you to believe, some of those Americans are professional football players. With the NFL season kicking off, let's take a moment to look back and appreciate some of the league's..." September 08

  • Buccaneers waive RB Mike James with injury designation

    Today's Pigskin "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers decided to part ways with veteran running back Mike James on Wednesday. They waived him with the injury designation and he’ll revert to IR if he goes unclaimed through waivers. The move comes with a good bit of surprise. The Bucs drafted James in the sixth-round of the..." September 07

  • The NFL Has an Age Problem

    The Ringer "If you’re worried about the level of play in the NFL, you have an unlikely ally: coaches and executives. “Everything from defensive linemen not knowing where their eyes should be looking, not knowing where blocks are coming from,” said Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh. “Defensive backs..." September 07

  • Cecil Shorts signs one-year deal with Bucs

    Pro Football Talk "Wide receiver Cecil Shorts was unemployed for only a few days. Shorts visited the Buccaneers and signed a one-year deal on Tuesday, ESPN’s Adam Caplan reported. The Texans released Shorts last weekend. He had started four games and played 11 in his only season with the Texans in 2015, but the..." September 07

  • WR Cecil Shorts to visit Buccaneers

    Houston Chronicle "Former Texans wide receiver Cecil Shorts III is scheduled to visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to a source not authorized to speak publicly. Cut by the defending AFC South champions on Saturday, Shorts told The Chronicle on Sunday that he's already drawing interest from at least five..." September 06

  • Buccaneers captains include Jameis Winston

    Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers believe in quarterback Jameis Winston. They believe in him enough to make the No. 1 pick in the 2015 draft a team captain in only his second season. Via JoeBucsFan.com, coach Dirk Koetter announced on Monday the names of the players who will wear the C. For the offense, it’s..." September 05

  • Buccaneers make their cuts, keep all three quarterbacks

    Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers stayed true to coach Dirk Koetter’s word, and kept all three of their quarterbacks as they reduced their roster. According to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, the Bucs aren’t going to officially announce their moves until Saturday, but since they played on Wednesday and there’s..." September 02

  • Koetter: Seferian-Jenkins needed all the playing time he got in preseason finale

    Tampa Bay Times "As 25 of the Bucs' established starters and key players watched Wednesday's preseason finale from a nice, dry luxury suite at Raymond James Stadium, tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins was on the field against the Redskins in a steady downpour, logging 56 plays against players most likely to be cut..." September 02

  • Redskins win their preseason finale in the rain

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- With backups squaring off in heavy rain as Tropical Storm Hermine moved toward Florida, the Washington Redskins finished their preseason with a 20-13 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Wednesday night at Raymond James Stadium. The game was moved up 24 hours to avoid what is..." September 01

  • Roberto Aguayo feels good after nailing 50-yard field goal in the rain

    Tampa Bay Times "As much as everything seemed to be going wrong for Bucs rookie kicker Roberto Aguayo just two weeks ago, he has finished the season 9-for-9 on kicks, including a 50-yard field goal in the rain in Wednesday's preseason finale against the Redskins. "I feel comfortable going now obviously with the..." September 01

  • Seferian-Jenkins says all is good after exchanging more words with Koetter

    Pro Football Talk "Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter and tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins haven’t been seeing eye to eye this year, and Wednesday night’s preseason finale was no exception. Seferian-Jenkins appeared to be yelling at Koetter at one point during the game before Bucs receiver Russell Shepard guided him..." September 01

  • Blacks Represent 70 Percent Of NFL Players, Fan Base 83 Percent White

    Real GM Football "Seventy percent of African-American men comprise NFL rosters despite representing only six percent of the United States' population. While the majority of NFL players are black, the NFL fan base is 83 percent white and 64 percent male. The NFL has no African-Americans who are a majority..." August 30

  • Buccaneers 'begged' Tim Tebow to play new position in Tampa Bay

    Sporting News "Tim Tebow debuted his baseball skills to MLB teams Tuesday, and some NFL fans remain puzzled. They wonder, for example, why Tebow would change sports. NFL teams liked Tebow as a player; they just didn't want to use him as a quarterback. A position change could have helped the former Heisman..." August 30

  • 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