Buccaneers Rumors & News

  • Bucs stun Steelers to secure first victory of Lovie Era

    Tampa Tribune "In so many ways it seemed like last year all over again for Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon. There he was Sunday, seven seconds left in the fourth quarter, down by four, his team deteriorating around him — just as it did much of last season. The difference is this time the tall, rangy kid..." September 29

  • Smith non-committal about Bucs’ starting QB

    Tampa Tribune "Sensing a quarterback controversy brewing in the aftermath of a dramatic comeback victory at Pittsburgh, Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith declined to name his starter under center for Sunday’s pivotal matchup at New Orleans. Second-year pro Mike Glennon, subbing for injured veteran Josh McCown,..." September 29

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Bucs are expecting to be without 1st round WR Mike Evans for 2-3 weeks with a groin injury, I’m told. Had his best game on Sunday

  • Josh McCown has torn ligament

    ESPN.com "Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown, who will be watching from the sidelines as Mike Glennon gets the start Sunday at Pittsburgh, has a torn ligament in his thumb, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. McCown will try throwing Monday to see if the pain is manageable. If he is..." September 28

  • Glennon has golden opportunity to take starting QB post

    Tampa Tribune "Mike Glennon is back. Lucky him. The Bucs were 0-3 last season when Glennon took over. Josh Freeman was a total mess and Greg Schiano wasn’t far behind. Glennon had all those ups and downs, like most rookie quarterbacks, as the Bucs fell off the cliff. “He went through a storm last year,”..." September 28

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    Rick Stroud @NFLSTROUD

    Bucs coach Lovie Smith confirms Josh McCown is out for the Steelers game which is why Mike Kafka was promoted from the practice squad.

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    Roy Cummings @RCummingsTBO

    Bucs RB Doug Martin said today that he is back to 100-percent and is anxious to get back on the field and prove he's still an impact player

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    Greg Auman @gregauman

    DT Gerald McCoy, RB Doug Martin, TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins all practicing as normal today. No work for DE Michael Johnson, still out(ankle)

  • Josh McCown (thumb) will try to play, but Mike Glennon likely to start

    CBSSports.com "After hurting his thumb last Thursday vs. the Falcons, it was reported that Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown could miss several weeks because of the injury. But hope -- a little sliver of it, anyway -- remains that he possibly could return to the field this Sunday vs. the..." September 24

  • Buccaneers re-sign Louis Murphy, waive Chris Owusu, changes to practice squad

    Bucs Nation "The Buccaneers have made a change on the bottom of their wide receiver depth chart, and released three players from the practice squad. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have brought back yet another familiar face, as they announced the addition of Louis Murphy on Tuesday evening. In order to make room..." September 23

  • Slowed by injuries, Bucs' defensive line struggling to play with consistency

    Tampa Tribune "Based solely on the makeup of their defensive line, it's hard to tell these days whether it's Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith filling out the lineup card or Rays manager Joe Maddon. Through their first three games, the Bucs have used three starting defensive line combinations. And from the looks..." September 23

  • Ailing Bucs offensive coordinator Tedford to take medical leave

    Tampa Bay Times "It may be awhile before the Bucs know what their offense would look like under Jeff Tedford. The 52-year-old former California head coach, hand-picked by Bucs coach Lovie Smith to be the team's offensive coordinator, is taking an indefinite leave of absence to recover from a surgical procedure..." September 23

  • Bucs WR Jackson sustains small wrist fracture, won't miss time

    Fox Sports "Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson sustained a small fracture in his wrist during Thursday night's 56-14 loss against the Atlanta Falcons, multiple sources told FOXSports.com. The injury will not cause Jackson to miss any time, though, and the 10th-year wide receiver plans to..." September 22

  • Bucs, Gerald McCoy making progress while Suh, Lions heading toward FA

    CBSSports.com "Star defensive tackles Ndamukong Suh and Gerald McCoy always will be linked together as the second and third overall picks of the 2010 NFL Draft, the last under the old collective bargaining agreement. Though, with both nearing the end of their massive rookie contracts, where each ends up could be..." September 21

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    Alex Marvez @alexmarvez

    .@FOXSports has learned @TBBuccaneers QB Josh McCown undergoing 2nd test on injured thumb, expected to miss several weeks. Story coming ASAP

  • 10d
    Roy Cummings @RCummingsTBO

    Bucs coach Lovie Smith says Josh McCown will remain his starter assuming he's healthy

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Bucs QB Josh McCown has an MRI this morning to figure out the damages to his thumb. Belief is it’s sprained, per source.

  • McCown's mistakes not what Buccaneers bargained for

    Tampa Tribune "Something had finally clicked. That was the Buccaneers' assessment. They even had the data to prove it. It was right there in the NFL record book, where Josh McCown's one interception in 224 pass attempts last season left him with a 0.4 interception percentage that ranks second all-time. Who..." September 18

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Bucs are not planning on DT Gerald McCoy (broken hand) playing vs #Falcons, sources says. Too early. Would be Da’Quan Bowers stepping in

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    Ira Kaufman @IKaufmanTBO

    LB Mason Foster and TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins are out for the Bucs Thursday. Gerald McCoy, Doug Martin and Michael Johnson are questionable

  • As Martin has struggled, Rainey has come up big for Bucs

    Tampa Tribune "Are the Buccaneers putting their bell cow out to pasture? Only two years removed from a spectacular rookie season, running back Doug Martin is seeking to reclaim his space in a crowded backfield. A new regime is eager to see the burst and elusiveness that helped Martin gain 1,926 yards from..." September 17

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    Rick Stroud @NFLSTROUD

    #Bucs DT Gerald McCoy had no wrap or cast on his broken left hand and said he's doing everything he can to play Thurs.

  • Could Condoleezza Rice Replace Roger Goodell As Commissioner Of The NFL?

    ThePostGame.com "While there are still many questions to be answered as the NFL investigates its handling of Ray Rice's assault case, there are already a handful of prominent voices calling for commissioner Roger Goodell to step down and an intriguing candidate to take his place. U.S. Senator Kirsten..." September 16

  • Rams are runoff winners over Bucs

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Linebacker James Laurinaitis was eavesdropping on the officials, as usual, when he heard referee Jeff Triplette whisper to a member of his crew: “It’s gonna be a 10-second runoff.” “I always try to listen to what they’re talking about,” Laurinaitis said. “You gotta try to get on their good..." September 15

  • Gerald McCoy has a broken hand

    Pro Football Talk "Lost in the off-field controversies engulfing the NFL is that plenty of guys have gotten injured on the field so far this season. Per a league source, Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy suffered a broken hand during Sunday’s game against the Rams." September 14

  • Lightning delay in Tampa for Bucs-Rams game

    Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers and Rams have been pulled off the field in the second quarter. And it will give them time to check on their numerous injured players. A lightning delay has stopped things with 6:16 left in the second quarter, with the game tied 7-7." September 14

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    With an eye toward late games & fantasy lineups: Seems to be a longshot for #Bucs RB Doug Martin (knee) to play. He’ll test it pre game tho

  • Doug Martin still key part of Bucs' offense

    Tampa Bay Times "One play after injuring his left knee against the Carolina Panthers last Sunday, running back Doug Martin returned to the huddle to assess the damage. But a pass play was called on the next snap and Martin whiffed on the blitz pickup of linebacker Luke Kuechly, who sacked quarterback Josh McCown,..." September 13

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    Greg Auman @gregauman

    Bucs did have RB Doug Martin, LG Logan Mankins and DEs Will Gholston and Da'Quan Bowers practicing Friday. Promising for Sunday there.

  • Buccaneers place DE Adrian Clayborn on IR

    NFL.com "On paper, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' defense under Lovie Smith has a ton of talent in its front seven. That Week 1 starting lineup has already taken a big hit, however. The team placed starting defensive end Adrian Clayborn on season-ending injured reserve Friday with a biceps injury. NFL Media..." September 12

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    Greg Auman @gregauman

    Logan Mankins not only back at practice from knee injury but back working with first team at left guard during Bucs practice ...

  • Bucs lose CB Jenkins for season with torn pectoral

    Tampa Tribune "Veteran CB Mike Jenkins, a former standout at the University of South Florida, will miss the rest of the season after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers placed him on injured reserve with a pectoral muscle injury. Tampa Bay also waived DE Scott Solomon, claimed DE Jacquies Smith off waivers from Buffalo..." September 11

  • Buccaneers lose Mike Jenkins for season to pectoral injury

    Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers lost a key member of the secondary, forcing them to shuffle the deck on defense. The team announced that cornerback Mike Jenkins was placed on injured reserve with a pectoral injury, and that they waived defensive end Scott Solomon. To take their roster spots, the Bucs signed..." September 10

  • Buccaneers re-sign Larry English, waive Steven Means

    Bucs Nation "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have re-signed defensive end Larry English and waived defensive end Steven Means, the team has announced. English was signed during the preseason and proceeded to produce quickly with two sacks in three appearances. But while he showed up on the stat sheet, he wasn't..." September 09

  • NFL Leads Push For Franchise in Europe

    ThePostGame.com "This NFL season has kicked off with more fanfare than ever before, and excitement for the sport isn't limited to the United States. For the first time in the league's history there will be three regular-season games played abroad, all of them at Wembley Stadium in London. The games will come on..." September 09

  • MRI coming for Mathis on Monday

    Pro Football Talk "Last year, the Eagles got lucky when it came to in-season injuries, with no one placed on injured reserve during the regular season. This year, their luck may have run out in Week One. Pro Bowl guard Evan Mathis was carted to the locker room in the first half with what turned out to be a..." September 07

  • Evan Mathis leaves the game with left leg injury

    Pro Football Talk "Things just keep getting worse for the Eagles. Not only are they getting whipped 17-0 at home by the Jaguars, but they may have just lost one of their most consistent players. Left guard Evans Mathis just left the game with an apparent left leg injury, and was carted to the locker room for..." September 07

  • Jeff Tedford will be in press box, but won’t call plays for Bucs

    Pro Football Talk "The Panthers aren’t expected to have their starting quarterback today, but the Bucs won’t have their play-caller available either. According to FOX’s Jay Glazer, Buccaneers offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford won’t call the plays today. Little has been said about the surgery the 52-year-old..." September 07

  • Bucs offensive coordinator Tedford back at practice

    Tampa Tribune "Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford, still recuperating from a medical procedure done early last week, took another step in his return to full-time duty with the Bucs on Friday when he attended practice at One Buc Place. “He was out there for the first part with the special..." September 06

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    Greg Auman @gregauman

    Bucs are waiving DB Quinton Pointer, who bruised his thigh in Wednesday's practice, agent confirms. CB Brandon Dixon added to 53-man roster.

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    Rick Stroud @NFLSTROUD

    Bucs coach Lovie Smith says the offensive staff will be calling plays this week if OC Jeff Tedford cannot. Has not been ruled out

  • Buccaneers Re-Sign Major Wright

    Pro Football Rumors "The Buccaneers have officially placed rookie running back Charles Sims on the injured reserve with the designation to return, clearing a roster spot to re-sign veteran safety Major Wright, according to Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune (via Twitter). Wright was among Tampa Bay’s final cuts when..." September 03

  • J.J. Watt's contract extension sets the stage for Gerald McCoy

    Bucs Nation "The Houston Texans have signed J.J. Watt to a six-year, $100 million extension, according to John McClain of Die Hard The Houston Chronicle. The deal includes $51 million in guarantees, and runs through 2021: Watt was under contract through 2015 under a cheap rookie deal. The structure of the deal..." September 02

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    Aaron Wilson @RavensInsider

    Buccaneers awarded Garrett Gilkey off waivers from Browns, cutting offensive lineman Josh Allen

  • Buccaneers finish up cuts, let Major Wright go

    Pro Football Talk "Safety Major Wright was supposed to be one of the guys to help spread Lovie Smith’s message in Tampa Bay, but he won’t be doing that now. The veteran safety was one of the final eight roster cuts made by the Buccaneers, as they reached the 53-man roster limit. Wright was signed in April..." August 31

  • Buccaneers run Jeff Demps off the 53-man roster

    Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers might want to use a committee of running backs, but that committee won’t include Jeff Demps. According to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, the Bucs have decided to release the world class sprinter and Florida running back." August 30

  • Former first-rounder Larry English among Bucs’ early cuts

    Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers took a flier on Larry English, but it wasn’t a long one. According to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, English is one of 12 Bucs cuts to be reported so far. The former Chargers’ first-round pick was brought in two weeks ago to see if he could push for a defensive end job,..." August 29

  • Bucs punt kicker Connor Barth for younger alternative

    Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers continue to do business faster than anyone, as they’ve made the majority of their cuts already. The latest is kicker Connor Barth, per the Tampa Bay Times. That leaves the kicking job to Patrick Murray, a second-year player from Fordham." August 29

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    ProFootballTalk @ProFootballTalk

    Bears are very pleased with WR Santonio Holmes; expect him to make the team and to have a real role.

  • 31d
    Rick Stroud @NFLSTROUD

    #Bucs cut T/G Jamon Meredith