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
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."
As expected, Bucs have tendered contract to exclusive-rights free agent LB Danny Lansanah, per agent. Will be restricted free agent in 2016.
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
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.
Buccaneers have not asked WR Vincent Jackson to take a pay cut, per source with knowledge of situation and contrary to report.
Buccaneers have not asked WR Vincent Jackson to take a pay cut, per source with knowledge of situation and contrary to 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
Josh McCown is visiting the Browns today and tomorrow, I'm told.
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
JoeBucsFan.com "Joe has been pushing for the Bucs to at least draft two offensive linemen this spring. Third and fourth rounds would be fine. Lord knows the Bucs need offensive linemen. This draft is believed to be deep on offensive linemen, not so much top-heavy, but a lot of valuable talent to be had in the..." February 23
New York Post "The Buccaneers sound unfazed by the issues surrounding Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston when it comes to taking him with the No. 1 overall pick. Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith told ESPN he would be comfortable making Winston the face of the franchise when the team selects first in the NFL..." February 19
TMZ.com "Warren Sapp told police he paid $600 for oral sex from 2 prostitutes ... and recorded one of the sex acts on his cell phone ... this according to the police report. TMZ Sports broke the story ... Sapp was arrested on Feb 2 in Phoenix for soliciting prostitution following an alleged incident at..." February 19
Covers.com "The NFL expects this year's salary cap to be between $140 million and $143 million, at least $1.5 million higher than projected, ESPN reported Wednesday. League sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter that the NFL notified teams Wednesday. The league had informed team executives at the owners..." February 19
SB Nation "Last offseason, it appeared the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell were intent on reaching an agreement to expand the playoff field from 12 to 14 teams. However, a report in the Washington Post suggests a potential change is now unlikely to arrive in time for the 2015 season. "I think it's..." February 19
Josh McCown dining with Bears coach John Fox this morning.
CBSSports.com "With the first pick in the NFL Draft, the Buccaneers continue to weigh their options, despite heavy anticipation they will choose a quarterback. The two players atop the list appear to be former Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota and former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston. Both are..." February 18
Licht says Jackson will be back in 2016: "Absolutely. We really like Vincent Jackson.''
Waiting For Next Year "The one constant we have in a Browns offseason is the everlasting search for a franchise quarterback. Or even an average quarterback, for that matter. We have already had suggestions that owner Jimmy Haslam is open to pursuing a new starter, rumors that a new QB could be had via trade up for..." February 18
Black Sports Online "Warren Sapp is still feeling the effects of being busted by police for soliciting prostitutes and assault over Super Bowl weekend in Arizona. First, NFL Network and Bud Light terminated their agreements with Sapp, and now it’s ZYPPAH, a sleep apnea drug company that had used him as their celebrity..." February 17
CBSSports.com "First things first: The 2015 NFL Draft is 76 days away. A lot will change in that time, starting with next weekend's combine. After that, there will be pro days and individual workouts, all in an effort to determine when and if a player should be drafted. The Buccaneers have the No. 1 pick, and..." February 13
CSN Chicago "The Bears currently have only David Fales under contract for 2015 behind Jay Cutler on their quarterback depth chart. Jimmy Clausen’s one-year contract is in force for a few more weeks but beyond that lies the free-agency market – and now, Josh McCown. McCown hits that market for the second..." February 12
New York Post "Potential veteran competition for Geno Smith is now on the market after the Buccaneers released quarterback Josh McCown on Wednesday. McCown, 35, certainly is no stranger to the Jets. The 12-year pro was scheduled to visit the Jets last offseason before canceling at the last minute to sign with..." February 12
Deadspin.com "Even before the release of next season's schedule (which should happen in April, about a week before the draft) we already know who everyone will be playing in 2015. That means it's possible to calculate who'll have the toughest row to hoe, and who gets a break. The Falcons will face the..." February 12
USA Today "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are either supremely confident in QB Mike Glennon or they will be drafting a quarterback with the the first pick in the 2015 NFL draft. Glennon lost his job to Josh McCown last November, so it’s safe to assume the latter after Tampa Bay released McCown on..." February 12
Sporting News "Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith favors Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston over Oregon's Marcus Mariota for the No. 1 overall draft pick, according to ESPN's Pat Yasinskas. The idea is Winston would be more familiar with Smith's system because the QB ran a pro-style offense in college, as..." February 11
NFL.com "It now appears certain that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will open the 2015 season with a different starting quarterback than the one who was under center at the end of 2014. On Wednesday, the Buccaneers released veteran quarterback Josh McCown, who started 11 of the team's 16 games last season,..." February 11
ESPN.com "Time for a look at what we're seeing and hearing about what the Buccaneers might do with the No. 1 overall draft pick. It's very early in the process and much will depend on what happens at the scouting combine, pro days and individual interviews. But the early indicators are that Florida..." February 11
NFL.com "The days of NFL teams deciding between Drew Brees and Daunte Culpepper in free agency are long gone. With yet another weak crop of quarterbacks set to hit the market next month, Tampa Bay Buccaneers backup Mike Glennon is generating buzz as a trade target for the second time since general..." February 10
Pro Football Talk "During a recent visit to PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio, Hall of Fame Tampa Bay linebacker Derrick Brooks made the case for the Buccaneers to use the first pick in the 2015 draft on former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston. Appearing on Monday’s PFT Live, Ira Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune said..." February 09
TMZ.com "Warren Sapp wasn't exactly Mr. Congeniality at the NFL Network -- with a whole bunch of employees telling TMZ Sports they're GLAD he's gone ... because he was a nightmare to work with. We broke the story ... Sapp was fired from his gig as an analyst for the NFL Network after he was arrested..." February 09
.@the420bucsfan Based on production and salary-cap ramifications, I think Goldson, Koenen and Collins are Bucs' most likely offseason cuts.
Pro Football Talk "It sounded a little odd when Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers blamed the turf at Raymond James Stadium for his calf injury. So naturally, the folks who run the stadium had a response to Rodgers, specifically that he’s full of it. Via Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, Tampa Sports..." February 06
Bucs Nation "The NFC South started in 2002 and the Bucs immediately won the Super Bowl. But since then they've only had four winning seasons, and they haven't won a single playoff game since beating down the Oakland Raiders. That's pretty ugly, but it's not very surprising either -- especially given the..." February 05
USA Today "If you’ve ever seen an NFL Films marathon of Super Bowl highlights or a countdown of worst Super Sunday moments, then you’ve likely heard broadcaster Verne Lundquist bellowing, “Bless his heart, he’s got to be the sickest man in America!” That proclamation came after Cowboys tight end Jackie Smith..." February 03
TMZ.com "A rep for the hotel where Warren was arrested tells TMZ Sports, "we were contacted by the Phoenix Police Dept. today in a matter involving a guest." "We are cooperating with police as they look into the situation since it is an active investigation. We have no further..." February 03
Alex Riethmiller, NFL Network spokesman told me: 'Warren Sapp’s contract has been terminated and he no longer works for NFL Network.'
Just heard from My SOURCE Warren Sapp charged with Soliciting a Prostitute! Damn so Sad http://t.co/qA89qke9xw
SI.com "Warren Sapp has been suspended indefinitely without pay from NFL Network following his arrest for soliciting a prostitute and assault in Phoenix early Monday morning. The news of the arrest was first reported by TMZ and ABC 15 in Phoenix. Sapp has been an analyst with the network since 2008...." February 02
Tampa Bay Times "Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has convinced the best player in Bucs history he should be Tampa Bay's No. 1 overall draft pick. The endorsement by Bucs Hall of Fame linebacker Derrick Brooks should carry some weight with the organization, even if he admittedly is biased as a former..." February 02
Pro Football Talk "The Pro Football Hall of Fame cleared the decks of a number of finalists who had been debated for years, as they ushered in an eight-man class to Canton Saturday night. First-year eligible linebacker Junior Seau was elected to the Hall of Fame, along with running back Jerome Bettis, defensive..." February 01
SB Nation "The league is still considering reducing the width of the goal post and will review the "Calvin Johnson Rule" this offseason. The NFL competition committee will examine reducing the width of the goal post uprights this offseason, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Each year the..." January 30
USA Today "For the first time, the NFL Players Association plans to issue its own projections for the 2015 salary cap to counter what it perceives as deflated league projections that can impact teams' budgeting and, in turn, hold down spending. NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith made the..." January 30
CBSSports.com "Although many NFL executives and scouts consider Jameis Winston the better quarterback prospect, "there's a real sense that Tampa Bay has its sights set on Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota," reports ESPN's Adam Schefter. "So for now, Mariota shapes up as the most likely No. 1..." January 30
Tampa Tribune "The growing consensus among NFL scouts and draft analysts is that no position group runs out of top-level 2015 draft prospects sooner than quarterback. The 2015 class of free-agent quarterbacks isn’t any deeper. With Mark Sanchez, Brian Hoyer and Shaun Hill expected to lead the way, it too..." January 27
Detroit Free Press "Gerald McCoy signed the richest contract for a defensive tackle in NFL history in October, but he said that the man who's about to top his deal is the best player at his position right now. During an appearance on ESPN's "Mike & Mike" radio show this morning, McCoy was asked who is the best..." January 22
Tampa Bay Times "Four days before the biggest game of his life, quarterback Brad Johnson broke an NFL rule to help the Bucs win Super Bowl XXXVII. At 34, Johnson had developed a few compulsions during his career. He changed his socks and shoes every quarter, and over the course of a game he replaced everything..." January 21
USA Today "Former NFL defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth pleaded guilty to a reckless boating charge Tuesday in Knox County (Tenn.) court. Haynesworth, a two-time Pro Bowler who played seven seasons with the Tennessee Titans, faced five charges at his arraignment, including violations of Tennessee..." January 20
Pro Football Talk "One of the benefits of the new trend toward pay-as-you-go contracts comes from the reality that, if the player doesn’t perform at a level worthy of his pay, the team can tell him to go. Last year, the new regime in Tampa opted not to continue the year-to-year, $16 million annual deal for..." January 19