Buccaneers Rumors & News

  • 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

  • NFL considering Brazil to host 2017 Pro Bowl

    Fox Sports "One of the world's biggest soccer hotbeds could soon host a different type of football event. A source told FOXSports.com that Brazil is a viable candidate to host the 2017 Pro Bowl. The all-star exhibition game's future destination is one of the subjects that will be broached during the..." March 23

  • The threshold for ‘completing a catch to the ground’ in NFL is changing, and Packers prez tells how

    Toronto Sun "The threshold for what constitutes a catch when a receiver falls to the ground is changing, a member of the league’s competition committee told Sun Media on Sunday. In a conference call last week, the committee announced that the controversial “complete-the-catch-to-the-ground” rule will stay,..." March 23

  • Roger Goodell, Unplugged

    SI.com "The MMQB: What’s the lesson you take from easily your most trying year as commissioner? Goodell: I don’t know if you could put one or two … One of the things we always focus on is, What do we learn and how do we get better? I think in this case there were several factors. One is, Do we have the..." March 23

  • Lovie Smith: Bucs aren't looking at only QBs with No. 1 pick

    Sporting News "It’s widely assumed the Buccaneers will use the No. 1 pick in the upcoming NFL Draft on a quarterback, but coach Lovie Smith is keeping his cards close to the vest. While Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota are the most likely choices for the top spot, Smith says the franchise isn't limiting its..." March 22

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    ProFootballTalk @ProFootballTalk

    Per source, Bucs have lost interest in DE Greg Hardy. So unless someone else gets involved, he'll apparently be a Cowboy.

  • Biggest position holes to fill for all 32 teams in the NFL Draft

    CBSSports.com "The big wave of free agency has come and gone, and the focus has turned to the draft, but that doesn't mean there still aren't holes to fill, some huge ones, for each of the NFL's 32 teams. You can't solve all the problems in free agency. In fact, it's usually only a few if a team is lucky. For..." March 18

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    ProFootballTalk @ProFootballTalk

    Greg Hardy is expected to decide today between the Bucs and Cowboys, per his agent, Drew Rosenhaus.

  • Buccaneers love old Patriots, go after Dan Connolly

    Bucs Nation "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers seem to want to recreate the 2010 New England Patriots offensive line. The team is interested in center/guard Dan Connolly, according to Ian Rapoport. Connolly would at best be a short-term solution to a long-term problem. Connolly has started at guard and center for..." March 17

  • The time Roger Goodell backed out of doing 'Between Two Ferns'

    SB Nation "Alex Richanbach, executive producer of Funny or Die Sports was on a SXSW panel last Saturday called "Now Athletes are Funny: Power of Comedy and Sports." I hadn't noticed it on the schedule until it was about halfway over, but I stopped in just as Richanbach was getting into the meat of a pretty..." March 17

  • Jones-Drew, Locker, Willis, Worilds may signal start of a trend of young NFL players retiring

    Arizona Republic "NFL free agency started this week, so the news cycle was dominated by the redistribution of wealth. It was a job fair at the highest level of sports as players were traded, re-signed, signed and released. That was to be expected. What was surprising is that in a time devoted to procuring..." March 17

  • Reports of Dashon Goldson's demise seem to have been exaggerated

    Bucs Nation "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were expected to cut Dashon Goldson after they signed Chris Conte. JoeBucsFan reported that the Bucs planned to say goodbye to their overpaid starting safety, saving $4 million in the process. But as of today, Goldson is still on the roster, set to compete for the starting..." March 16

  • Free-agent end Michael Johnson to visit Minnesota on Friday

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "The Vikings will get another chance to land Michael Johnson. A source said Thursday the free-agent defensive end will take a recruiting visit to Minnesota, arriving Friday and departing Saturday. Johnson was released by Tampa Bay on Wednesday, and the Vikings and Cincinnati quickly emerged..." March 13

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Recently-released Bucs DE Michael Johnson's first visit will be with the Minnesota Vikings, per source.

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    Rick Stroud @NFLSTROUD

    With the signing if Bears S Chris Conte, #Bucs will attempt to trade S Dashon Goldson. But with his $8-mil salary, that could be tough.

  • Melton, Conte reunite with Lovie, join Bucs

    ESPN.com "A day after signing linebacker Bruce Carter, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers continued to add to their defense. The team agreed to contract terms with defensive tackle Henry Melton, who, like Carter, played for the Dallas Cowboys last season, and former Chicago Bears safety Chris Conte on Thursday..." March 12

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    Rick Stroud @NFLSTROUD

    The #Bucs are preparing to release S Dashon Goldson once they complete a deal for S Chris Conte.

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    mike fisher @fishsports

    Bucs say they've signed ex #Cowboys LB Bruce Carter to 4-year deal. @1053thefan

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    Rick Stroud @NFLSTROUD

    The #Bucs will release DE Michael Johnson by 4 pm today.

  • After one disappointing season, Buccaneers cut ties with OT Anthony Collins

    Fox Sports Florida "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers parted ways with one of their most disappointing free-agent signees from last year. Offensive tackle Anthony Collins was released Tuesday evening, after playing just one season of a five-year, $30 million deal signed last March. He was due to make a base salary of $6..." March 10

  • Could Bucs chase DeMarco Murray?

    ESPN.com "There has been a sudden flurry of reports that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could be interested in running back DeMarco Murray. Could that be true? I’m told it’s a long shot, but not completely out of the realm of possibility. So we have something significant to keep an eye on as free agency..." March 10

  • Report: NFL angry with leaked contracts ahead of free agency

    The Score "The NFL isn't happy that so many details of the contracts slated to be signed when free agency officially begins Tuesday are being leaked ahead of time. The league sent a letter to all 32 teams stating its displeasure with the release of contract terms, according to Yahoo Sports' Rand Getlin. " March 09

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The #Bucs and S Major Wright have agreed to terms, source said

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    Situation to watch now in Tampa: S Dashon Goldson is no lock to return, even with $4m of his $7.5m guaranteed. Cut, trade both possible.

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    Rick Stroud @NFLSTROUD

    Bucs re-sign DE Larry English.

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    Jeremy Fowler @JFowlerESPN

    Hearing Dallas, Atlanta, Seattle, Minnesota, NYG have all shown preliminary interest in Bucs DE Adrian Clayborn

  • Tampa Bay Bucs Cheerleaders Win $825K Lawsuit Settlement Against Team

    Deadspin.com "And another one! Following in the footsteps of the Raiders, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have settled the lawsuit brought by former cheerleaders to the tune of $825,000. The Bucs cheerleaders' suit was very similar to the other ones we've seen: cheerleaders were paid flat fees on a per-game basis,..." March 07

  • Colts want to bring Trent Cole in if he leaves Tampa

    Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers were quick to show interest in former Eagles pass-rusher Trent Cole. But they’re far from his only suitor. Via Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, the Colts want to bring Cole in for a visit if he leaves Tampa today without a deal." March 06

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    Rand Getlin @Rand_Getlin

    Expect the #Buccaneers to be in play for current #Bears safety Chris Conte. Know's Tampa's system well.

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    Roy Cummings @RCummingsTBO

    The Bucs have re-signed LB Danny Lansanah, S Bradley McDougald and CB Mike Jenkins, team announces

  • Jaworski on Jameis: A lot of on-field flaws, I wouldn’t take him No. 1

    Pro Football Talk "Ron Jaworski has some advice for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as they consider picking Jameis Winston with the first overall pick in the NFL draft: Don’t do it. Jaworski said on Mike & Mike that he simply doesn’t think Winston is a good enough passer to make him worth going No. 1 overall. “I’ve..." March 04

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Jameis Winston in Tampa today as part of a 3-day visit w/ Buccaneers, per sources. Visit centers around owners, said to be "Glazer-centric."

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    Greg Auman @gregauman

    As expected, Bucs have tendered contract to exclusive-rights free agent LB Danny Lansanah, per agent. Will be restricted free agent in 2016.

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    Dianna Marie Russini @NBCdianna

    The Lions want to resign Suh but if he makes the market the Bucs, Jags, Raiders will ALL be hot after him per multiple team sources

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    Rick Stroud @NFLSTROUD

    Good news. Bucs WR Vincent Jackson, 32, back for '15 at full salary of $9.777-mil. Cap hit $12-mil. 3-straight 1,000 yd seasons in TB.

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    ProFootballTalk @ProFootballTalk

    Buccaneers have not asked WR Vincent Jackson to take a pay cut, per source with knowledge of situation and contrary to report.

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    ProFootballTalk @ProFootballTalk

    Buccaneers have not asked WR Vincent Jackson to take a pay cut, per source with knowledge of situation and contrary to report.

  • Bills, Josh McCown working on a contract, per report

    Buffalo Rumblings "It's been well over a week since Josh McCown made a free agent visit with the Buffalo Bills, but the team is reportedly working on a contract with the veteran quarterback - and could have a deal wrapped up this week. Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News is reporting that the Buffalo Bills and free..." February 26

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    Jeremy Fowler @JFowlerESPN

    Josh McCown is visiting the Browns today and tomorrow, I'm told.

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    NFL Network @nflnetwork

    From @Rapsheet: "I have not talked to one person who does not think the Bucs won't draft Jameis Winston." #PathToTheDraft

  • Bucs GM: I'd be lying if I said I don't think about Winston's off-field issues

    CBSSports.com "Jameis Winston said and did all the right things at the combine last week. His interviews were reportedly off the charts, his football IQ was too, and his throwing session reaffirmed what scouts, coaches and personnel types saw during Winston's 2014 season at Florida State. Taken together,..." February 23