Buccaneers Rumors & News

  • McCoy turns up heat on offseason training

    Tampa Tribune "There’s not much a player like Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy can do to prevent the broken hand that cost him one game and limited him in others early last season. But McCoy, who has missed parts of three seasons because of injuries, believes there is something he can do to maximize his..." April 19

  • Bucs may be willing to deal away the No. 1 pick

    Newsday "The overwhelming consensus around the NFL is clear and the expected announcement is almost a fait accompli. When commissioner Roger Goodell first steps to the podium on April 30, he is almost certain to say these words: "With the first pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select ...." April 19

  • Buccaneers spoke to district attorney as part of Winston research

    Pro Football Talk "During Friday’s Outside the Lines on ESPN, Bob Ley said that William Meggs, the local district attorney in Tallahassee, claimed that he has not been contacted by the NFL or any team. According to a Buccaneers source, however, that information isn’t accurate. Per the source, the Buccaneers have..." April 19

  • Bucs not concerned about Winston giving up football for baseball

    Pro Football Talk "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have plenty of reasons to potentially be concerned about quarterback Jameis Winston. But they continue not to be, in large part because they’ve done their homework on him. One potential area of concern comes from the possibility that, if discouraged by the difficulty..." April 18

  • Verner To Bounce Back For Bucs; Banks, McDougald Rising Stars

    Pewter Report "R’s Fab 5 is a collection of inside scoop, analysis and insight from yours truly, PewterReport.com publisher and Bucs beat writer Scott Reynolds. Here are a few things that caught my attention this week at One Buc Place and around the NFL: FAB 1. VERNER DETERMINED TO BOUNCE BACK TO PRO BOWL..." April 17

  • Jameis Winston’s attorney on lawsuit: “This stunt was expected”

    Pro Football Talk "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have already said that yesterday’s civil suit filed against Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston would have no bearing on their decision at the top of the 2015 NFL Draft. So it stands to reason that Winston’s side has reason to be confident, if they weren’t already...." April 17

  • Erica Kinsman sues NFL prospect Jameis Winston

    Tampa Bay Times "Former Florida State University star quarterback Jameis Winston has been sued over a December 2012 sexual assault allegation. Zephyrhills' Erica Kinsman filed a lawsuit Thursday in Orange County over claims of sexual battery, assault, false imprisonment and "intentional infliction of emotional..." April 17

  • Lions drop grievance, ship DE George Johnson to Bucs

    ESPN.com "The Lions and Buccaneers have settled their differences on the George Johnson offer sheet, with Detroit agreeing to send the defensive end to Tampa Bay, league sources said. The Lions dropped their grievance after reaching an agreement with the Bucs. As part of the deal, the two teams will..." April 15

  • Report Suggests About 1 in 6 NFL Players Go Broke Within 12 Years of Retiring

    Complex "When the NFL comes back in 2015, and you gaze upon the first 11-on-11 play of the bloodsport's season, know that, statistically speaking, at least three players on that field will be bankrupt soon after they hang up their cleats. According to a new research paper by the National Bureau of Economic..." April 15

  • Lions drop grievance, ship DE George Johnson to Bucs

    ESPN.com "The Lions and Buccaneers have settled their differences on the George Johnson offer sheet, with Detroit agreeing to send the defensive end to Tampa Bay, league sources said. The Lions dropped their grievance after reaching an agreement with the Bucs. As part of the deal, the two teams will..." April 15

  • Marcus Mariota reportedly scored 33 on Wonderlic; Jameis Winston had 27

    ESPN.com "The Wonderlic scores for Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston won't be among the knocks against them when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers choose what to do with the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft -- if they haven't already. Mariota scored a 33 out of 50 on the test and Winston a 27, Yahoo! Sports has..." April 15

  • Ron Jaworski : Marcus Mariota is going No. 1 to TB

    PhillyMag.com "The widely-held belief around the league for weeks now has been that Jameis Winston will go first overall to the Bucs. But a little doubt has crept in of late. A report surfaced this week that one of the Bucs’ owners has raised some internal questions about the the community relations impact..." April 14

  • William Gholston repays gas-station attendant with interest for kind act

    ESPN.com "Five years after being on the receiving end of an act of kindness, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end William Gholston returned to repay the favor. As a high school senior in Detroit, Gholston ran out of gas and wandered into a nearby BP station without any cash. Attendant Mohamed Gabasha gave..." April 13

  • Buccaneers have to make a decision on Doug Martin before May 3

    Bucs Nation "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have to decide whether or not to pick up Doug Martin's fifth-year option by May 3 of this year. The running back is entering the final year of his four-year rookie contract, and the option would keep him in Tampa through the 2016 season. The Bucs may not want the Muscle..." April 13

  • Lions disputing Bucs' offer sheet to George Johnson

    Fox Sports Detroit "The Detroit Lions confirmed Monday that the team is disputing the offer sheet that defensive end George Johnson, a restricted free agent, signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The original deadline for the Lions to make a decision on whether to match the three-year, $9-million offer in order to..." April 13

  • Schedule release likely coming next week

    Pro Football Talk "With the draft only 17 days away and in light of the NFL’s habit of releasing the regular-season schedule before the draft, the window for releasing the 2015 regular-season schedule is getting fairly narrow. The current thinking, per a source with knowledge of the situation, is that the sheet..." April 13

  • Buccaneers fans seem to want Winston

    Pro Football Talk "At a time when off-field concerns could cause some in ownership with the Buccaneers to lobby against making him the first overall pick in the 2015 draft, the fans feel differently. According to Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune (via JoeBucsFan.com), Stadium Club members attending a Thursday..." April 11

  • Ex-NFL CB: After The Draft My Mom Said I Owed Her $1 Million

    Black Sports Online "We hear it all the time. “How do athletes who make millions of dollars go broke?” Ex-NFL CB Phillip Buchanon breaks down in his book “New Money: Staying Rich” how easily it can happen. Here are a couple of excerpts. In the excerpt, the former NFL cornerback talks about family members,..." April 11

  • Bucs owners may be wary of Winston

    Yahoo! Sports "A highly respected NFL personnel man was mentally thumbing through Marcus Mariota comparisons this week when he found what seemed to be an appropriate box for the Oregon star. Aaron Rodgers. It sounded like a glowing comparison. But in what may be the only negative Rodgers analogy that still..." April 10

  • Bucs to Prioritize an Extension for Lavonte David after Draft

    NFL Trade Rumors "Buccaneers GM Jason Licht told reporters on Thursday that signing LB Lavonte David to a long-term contract will be among their top priorities “after the draft,” per Roy Cummings. David, 25, is in the final year of his four-year, $3.472 million rookie contract that included just $1.754 million..." April 10

  • 2015 NFL preseason schedule announced

    CBSSports.com "Preseason football may be some four months off, but the NFL wants to give you time to get adequately pumped for what amounts to glorified practices. That's right: On Thursday, the league announced the 2015 preseason schedule in all its meaningless glory. Meaningless may be an overstatement; the..." April 09

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    Offer sheet DE George Johnson signed w/ Buccaneers worth a total $9 million over 3 years, source says. Waiting to see if Lions will match.

  • Bucs announce signing of RFA George Johnson; Lions have 5 days to match

    Michigan Live "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced via the team's Twitter account they've signed Detroit Lions defensive end George Johnson to a three-year contract. The terms of the deal have not been announced, but as a restricted free agent, the Lions have five days to match the offer. An undrafted free..." April 08

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    Bucs' contingent traveling to Eugene to work Mariota out today: Jason Licht, Lovie Smith, Jon Robinson, Dirk Koetter, Mike Bajakian.

  • Lawrence Tynes is suing Bucs for $20 million

    ESPN.com "Former Buccaneers kicker Lawrence Tynes has sued the team, claiming that unsanitary conditions at the team's facility led to him contracting MRSA. Tynes claims the infection led to the end of his career, and he is asking for $20 million in expected future earnings, according to a news release..." April 07

  • Marcus Mariota will work out for Tampa Bay on Tuesday

    NFL.com "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers continue to do their due diligence on the top quarterbacks in the draft. While the Bucs -- who own the top pick in the draft -- have been linked with Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, they sent a large contingent to Eugene, Ore., Tuesday to put Oregon..." April 07

  • Mike Glennon probably won't be traded

    Bucs Nation "Recently, there are some thoughts that Tampa Bay Buccaneers' quarterback Mike Glennon is on the trading block. Pewter Reports' Mark Cook has an answer from his online Chat Fridays that contradicts any notion of trading Glennon. I believe the biggest debate that will take place draft weekend is..." April 06

  • If Bucs draft Winston, next move may be trading Glennon

    Pro Football Talk "If the Buccaneers, as expected, take quarterback Jameis Winston with the first overall pick in the draft, where does that leave Mike Glennon? It may leave him somewhere other than Tampa Bay. Glennon, the 2013 third-round pick who has started 18 games in two seasons, will be available for any..." April 04

  • McCloughan checks out Connor Halliday

    Pro Football Talk "Washington G.M. Scot McCloughan has apparent interest in a Pac-12 quarterback. . . not named Marcus Mariota. McCloughan, hired in January to stock a roster that has underachieved for the past two seasons, attended Mariota’s Pro Day workout in March. McCloughan returned to the Pacific Northwest..." April 04

  • Bucs have nothing to show for a huge investment in the secondary

    Pro Football Talk "No NFL team has invested so much in its secondary, with so little results, as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Friday’s trade of safety Dashon Goldson became the third time the Bucs have cut bait on a secondary player who had been an enormous investment for the Buccaneers. The Bucs signed Goldson to a..." April 04

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    Michael Giardi @MikeGiardi

    Per source, Dan Connolly concluded his visit with Tampa Bay. He left without a contract however, although there's remains mutual interest.

  • Bucs expected to move Demar Dotson to left tackle

    Pro Football Talk "The Bucs tried going out in free agency and buying a left tackle last year. It looks like they’re going to try to make do this year. Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune mentions that the most likely course of action for the Buccaneers this year is to move Demar Dotson to left tackle, and try..." April 03

  • Buccaneers re-sign FB Jorvorskie Lane, sign TE Emmanuel Ogbuehi

    Pro Football Talk "Jorvorskie Lane is back with the Buccaneers. Tampa Bay has re-signed Lane, a third-year fullback who played nine games for the club in 2014. The team announced the move Friday. The 28-year-old Lane has made 25 regular season appearances, with the majority of his experience with Miami in..." April 03

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Former #Patriots, #Bucs & #Jags WR @TiUnderwood signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of @CFL after visiting today. Great spot for him.

  • Vikings add veteran quarterback Mike Kafka

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Vikings have signed free agent quarterback Mike Kafka. Kafka, who has not thrown an NFL pass since 2011, spent last season with the Buccaneers. The 27-year-old was a fourth-round pick of the Eagles in 2010. He has spent time with four NFL teams, including the Patriots and Jaguars. His only..." April 02

  • Ex-Bucs GM Dominik: We had scout shadow Justin Blackmon in 2012

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "When quarterback coach George Whitfield Jr. said earlier this week NFL teams have been shadowing and spying on quarterback prospect Jamies Winston, who could be the top pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, it was obviously met with some doubt. However, during a radio interview with ESPN on Wednesday,..." April 02

  • Is Doug Martin expendable?

    ESPN.com "There has been a lot of talk about the possibility of the Buccaneers trading quarterback Mike Glennon. That makes sense because Glennon could have more value to other teams than he does for the Bucs, who probably ly will draft Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota with the No. 1 overall pick. If the..." April 01

  • Jameis Winston, Buccaneers ready for pro day

    ESPN.com "Jameis Winston will get a chance to show what he does best today The quarterback will be taking part in Florida State's pro day and the eyes of the NFL will be on him. That's especially true of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who hold the first overall pick in the draft. Winston is expected to do..." March 31

  • Jameis Winston looks flabby at Florida State Pro Day

    Pro Football Talk "Looking at a college quarterback’s physique isn’t a great way to determine whether he’ll be a good pro. Tom Brady didn’t look special at the Combine. Brady Quinn looked so good they put him on the cover of Muscle & Fitness. But the fact is NFL teams do weigh and measure draft prospects, and..." March 31

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    Ross Jones @RossJonesFOX

    #Bucs bringing in former #Patriots OG Dan Connolly for a visit tomorrow, source says.

  • NFL exploring Mexico, Germany and other markets to host games

    SB Nation "The NFL views Mexico, Canada and China as the next markets to focus on as it looks to add more international games to the schedule, according to Albert Breer of the NFL Network. The league could be considering NFL games in those markets, similar to the International Series that already takes place..." March 27

  • With so much tampering, NFL will struggle to police it all

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged the obvious on Wednesday when he said at the league meeting that multiple teams had dealings before the start of free agency that may have violated the letter of the law. “We want to make sure no teams are gaining an advantage as it relates to free..." March 26

  • Lovie Smith makes it clear Bucs are good with Jameis Winston

    Pro Football Talk "Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith isn’t ready to say who he’s using the first pick in the 2015 NFL Draft on. But the more he talks about Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, the more it sounds obvious they’ve found their guy. Winston was the bulk of the conversation around Smith Wednesday..." March 25

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    Rick Stroud @NFLSTROUD

    Smith says the Bucs have received interest from other teams on acquiring Mike Glennon.

  • NFL momentum builds to alter extra point for 2015 season

    USA Today "A rules alteration that would inject more excitement into the near-automatic extra point could be adopted for the 2015 NFL season as early as the league's next meeting this May. There was lively discussion among the 32 teams Wednesday about adding significant drama to the mundane point after..." March 25

  • Bucs' Glazer: Winston, Mariota OK as No. 1

    ESPN.com "Tampa Bay Buccaneers co-chairman Joel Glazer says he has approved the team's drafting of Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota with the No. 1 pick in this year's NFL draft. Glazer, speaking Tuesday to the Tampa Bay Times at the NFL's owners meetings in Phoenix, said he still has confidence despite..." March 25

  • Report: Bears to sign linebacker Mason Foster

    Windy City Gridiron "The Chicago Bears continue to plug holes in their line up via free agency, today adding former Tampa Bay Buccaneers middle linebacker Mason Foster. Middle linebacker has been a sore spot for the Chicago Bears since Brian Urlacher last patrolled the middle of Chicago's defense. With the team..." March 24

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    Rick Stroud @NFLSTROUD

    Licht says the Bucs plan is to put Cowboys FA Bruce Carter at MLB.

  • NFL may let injury spotters stop play during games

    SB Nation "Besides instant replay reform and finding a better definition of a "catch," the NFL's competition committee is busy this week deciding whether to increase the duties of injury spotters in NFL games. The proposal would allow independent medical trainers to watch for possible concussions and stop..." March 23

  • The NFL Charged Its Players $400 to Participate in Veteran Combine

    Complex "The NFL's first Veteran Combine took place this weekend. A new addition to the offseason calendar, the Combine seemed like a great idea for older players to get in front of scouts and front office types—a way to balance the scales between the incoming rookie class and the veteran class that'll..." March 23