Buccaneers Rumors & News

  • ESPN NFL analyst Trent Dilfer likely done at the network

    New York Daily News "Skip Bayless and Mike Tirico are not the only broadcasters leaving ESPN’s Bristol Campus. NFL TV sources say Trent Dilfer, one of ESPN’s most engaging NFL analysts and member of the “Monday Countdown” crew, is likely headed out the door. Spies say money is the issue." May 02

  • Buccaneers To Release Connor Barth

    Pro Football Rumors "After trading up in the draft to select Florida State kicker Roberto Aguayo in the second round, the Buccaneers will release veteran kicker Connor Barth today, according to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times (Twitter link). The move had been expected since the moment the Buccaneers turned in..." May 02

  • NFL GM rips Bucs for taking kicker in second round

    College Spun "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded up in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft to take a kicker. The Bucs took Florida State kicker Roberto Aguayo with the 59th overall selection. It was the highest a kicker has been chosen in the NFL Draft since the New York Jets took Mike Nugent at No. 47..." May 02

  • Buccaneers take FSU kicker Roberto Aguayo with 59th pick

    Palm Beach Post "Kicking is a specialized profession, one that most football-watchers profess to know little about. The conventional NFL Draft wisdom, however, is that kickers aren’t worth high picks. That’s why jaws hit the floor Friday when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded up to take one. They felt Roberto..." April 30

  • Buccaneers clear roster space by cutting eight players

    Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers added cornerback Vernon Hargreaves to the roster in the first round of the draft on Thursday night and they have seven more picks before things wrap up on Saturday with a class of undrafted free agents to follow, which made Friday a day to clear out some roster space for the new..." April 29

  • "Almost no chance" of Mike Glennon trade

    Bucs Nation "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been trying to trade Mike Glennon for months, as he's in the final year of his contract, and are well-prepared for moving on from him. But it's starting to look more and more like he'll stay put -- that, at least, is what Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times..." April 29

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    Bucs take Hargreaves as expected. They were pretty locked in on him. Now Rankins is sitting there for the Saints

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    Rick Stroud @NFLSTROUD

    #Bucs receive the Bears 4th round pick to fall back two spots, No. 106 overall. #NFLdraft

  • Tampa Bay selects Vernon Hargreaves

    Gator Country "Vernon Hargreaves is going home. University of Florida cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III became the first Florida Gators football player selected in the 2016 NFL Draft when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted him No. 11 overall in the first round. Hargreaves surprised no one when he elected to..." April 28

  • Cris Collinsworth to call Thursday Night Football with Mike Tirico

    Awful Announcing "It’s been widely reported that Mike Tirico will be joining NBC and calling Thursday Night Football this season. According to the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson, his partner will be Sunday Night Football analyst Cris Collinsworth: At the NFL owners meetings in Boca Raton last month, NBC Sports..." April 28

  • Mike Evans' father's murder, turbulent childhood detailed in profile

    Tampa Bay Times "Mike Evans was 9 years old and asleep upstairs with his sister at their home in Galveston, Texas, the night his father, Mickey, was stabbed repeatedly and shot to death. In one moment, he lost the man who had been his childhood hero, unaware of an abusive relationship that ultimately led to the..." April 27

  • From DeflateGate to tampering, how 4 teams forfeited picks in the 2016 NFL Draft

    SB Nation "Forfeited draft picks are a rare occurrence in the NFL, but they do happen -- just not as frequently as they did this year. In fact, the 2016 NFL Draft will have four teams forced to give up a pick due to various infractions. This is the biggest amount of lost picks since 2012, when the New..." April 26

  • Bucs on Winston's new look: 'What happened to the belly?'

    Tampa Bay Times "Much of the talk around Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston this offseason is the work he's put in to be in better shape for his second NFL season, and as the Bucs opened a voluntary minicamp Tuesday, his teammates were impressed by the new look. "He lost a lot of weight. He slimmed out," receiver..." April 26

  • Buccaneers sign running back Storm Johnson

    Pro Football Talk "A story about the arrival of Storm Johnson in Tampa Bay is neither about a young meteorologist from a small-market affiliate getting a shot at the big time nor a promotion for the local Arena League team. The Buccaneers announced they had signed running back Storm Johnson, giving them some..." April 25

  • Report: Mike Tirico is leaving ESPN for NBC

    Sports Business Daily "Mike Tirico, one of ESPN’s best known on-air voices, is leaving the network for NBC, according to several sources. Tirico has been a mainstay with ESPN since '91, and given his many roles at ESPN, he will be an incredibly difficult talent to replace. Tirico has been ESPN's on-air face of the NFL,..." April 25

  • Dirk Koetter: Unrealistic to think we’ll draft four starters again

    Tampa Bay Times "Some things can only happen once. Like donating a kidney. A first kiss. Or pulling four All-Rookie first team players from the same NFL draft class. That's what the Bucs accomplished a year ago when general manager Jason Licht presided over the selection of the fantastic four: quarterback..." April 24

  • NFL players investing in cannabis pain-management

    Denver Post "The former Broncos’ quarterback and other retired and active NFL players believe Cannabidiol, or CBD, a nonpsychoactive compound in cannabis, could be an alternative to potent painkillers used by players in the league. Nestled at the base of the Flatirons and tucked behind a dog park is Jake..." April 23

  • Report: 49ers, Steelers, Dolphins among teams inquiring about Josh Norman

    Pro Football Talk "The de facto release of Josh Norman by the Carolina Panthers on Wednesday has dropped a top-tier free agent onto the market right before the NFL Draft. Norman became an unrestricted free agent when the Panthers removed the franchise tag on Wednesday afternoon. While there is less money and cap..." April 21

  • Personal trainer helps Bucs’ Winston become more fit, stronger

    Tampa Tribune "The physical transformation that Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston has undergone since the end of last season began at a breakfast table one morning in Hawaii. “I’m an early bird and so I woke up my first morning (at the Pro Bowl) and went downstairs for breakfast and I saw a..." April 20

  • Preston Parker, ex-football star, arrested for second time in month

    Palm Beach Post "Preston Parker, a one-time Atlantic High School football star who played at Florida State and in the NFL, was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail late Monday for the second time this month. Parker, 29, was picked up by Boynton Beach police on drug charges after an officer found marijuana on..." April 19

  • NFL $765 Million Concussion Accord Upheld by Appeals Court

    Bloomberg "The National Football League’s $765 million concussion settlement was given the all-clear by a federal appeals court. The ruling sets in motion the resolution of thousands of lawsuits covering more than 20,000 retired players. About 1 percent of players opted out of the settlement, which is to..." April 18

  • Bucs RT Dotson Ready To Rebound In Contract Year

    Pewter Report "SR’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. DOTSON READY TO REBOUND IN CONTRACT YEAR The..." April 17

  • 9 franchise tag talks: 1 can alter NFL draft, 2 others could get ugly

    Yahoo! Sports "In an NFL draft class robust with defensive linemen, a player who has already proven to be among the NFL elite might be the name to watch on the opening night of the draft: the New York Jets' Muhammad Wilkerson. If Wilkerson, a defensive end, is traded, the Jets' asking price will be a first-round..." April 13

  • Jameis Winston down to 230 lbs after working with MJ's ex-trainer

    The Score "Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston has been spending a lot of time at the gym this offseason. Winston was inspired to get in better shape after seeing the physical conditioning of Pro Bowlers like Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio..." April 13

  • Despite numbers, Bucs WR Evans calls sophomore season ‘disappointment’

    Tampa Tribune "Judging solely by the numbers he put up, Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans had a better season as an NFL sophomore last year than he did as a rookie. Evans is quick to point out, though, that numbers don’t tell the whole story. “People would say I had a sophomore slump last..." April 13

  • Study: Over '40 percent' of ex-NFLers tested had traumatic brain injury

    CBS Sports "The medical community continues to make strides in the study of concussions and one study, according to the American Academy of Neurology, claims "more than 40 percent" of retired NFL players studied had some sign of traumatic brain injury (TBI). The study conducted tests on 40 different former..." April 12

  • Players with low Wonderlic scores are more likely to be arrested

    Pro Football Talk "The Wonderlic intelligence test that has long been part of the NFL’s pre-draft screening process is mocked by many as irrelevant to a player’s football playing ability. But one group of researchers says the Wonderlic can be valuable in predicting how a player will fare off the field. A paper..." April 12

  • NFL won’t stream any London games this year

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL’s live-stream of last year’s London game between the Jaguars and Bills was so wildly successful that the NFL will be doing it again. Sorry, that should be the NFL will not be doing it again. According to Jessica Toonkel of Reuters, the NFL won’t stream any of the three 2016 London..." April 12

  • Arbitrator upholds NFL's use of paid leave for players under personal conduct policy

    ESPN "An arbitrator has ruled against the NFL Players Association in its grievance, filed more than a year ago, that the league's personal conduct policy implemented in late 2014 violated terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The union had challenged the authority granted to commissioner..." April 11

  • Mike Glennon should entice Rams, Jets, Broncos and Cowboys

    NFL.com "We're into spring, summer's just around the corner ... and numerous teams are still in the market for a quarterback. Oh, and there aren't enough quarterbacks to go around. Which leads us to the curious case of Mike Glennon, who is one of the top 32 quarterbacks in the NFL, yet is rarely..." April 10

  • More hints the Buccaneers are preparing to trade Mike Glennon

    Bucs Nation "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have said repeatedly that they're talking to teams about possibly trading Mike Glennon, but no one knows how close they are to making that a reality. We are getting more and more hints that it's a serious possibility, though. There's the fact that they kept a third..." April 07

  • Report: NFL ditching rookie symposium, teams responsible

    Sportsnaut "In a strange move that could portent unintended negative consequences, the NFL has reportedly ditched its rookie symposium, per Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer. The rookie symposium has been held every year for all the drafted rookies around the league the past 20 years. It is..." April 05

  • Roger Goodell returned to Twitter and NFL fans let him have it

    Fox Sports "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell returned to Twitter Tuesday for the first time in nearly two years to announce the league's new plan to stream Thursday night games on Twitter. Within seconds of Goodell's tweet, however, it was immediately apparent why the commissioner hasn't been on social media..." April 05

  • Twitter Said to Win NFL Deal for Thursday Streaming Rights

    Bloomberg "Twitter Inc., making a strategic push into online programming, won a deal to show Thursday night National Football League games online, a person familiar with the matter said. The social-media company was said to be bidding against a slate of heavyweights including Verizon Communications Inc.,..." April 05

  • Roger Goodell says expanded NFL playoffs will 'likely' happen

    CBS Sports "The topic of expanding the NFL postseason seems to come up every year, and every year, the league ends up nixing the idea. Don't be surprised if that changes soon, though. During a meeting with Jaguars season-ticket holders over the weekend, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said that the NFL..." April 05

  • What is the NFL’s actual position on the link between football and CTE?

    Pro Football Talk "So does the NFL concede that there’s a link between football and CTE? The answer isn’t as clear as it could be, or should be. NFL executive V.P. of player health and safety Jeff Miller recently told a Congressional committee that a link exists. Multiple owners have since questioned Miller’s..." April 04

  • Jameis Winston would take a pay cut if the Buccaneers drafted his former FSU teammate

    Fox Sports "Jalen Ramsey is expected to be a top-five pick in the NFL Draft later this month, and there's a chance he goes No. 1 overall to the Titans. The odds of him falling to the Buccaneers at No. 9 is highly unlikely, but anything can happen on draft night. If Ramsey is somehow still on the board..." April 04

  • Jameis Winston: I'd take a pay cut to play with Jalen Ramsey again

    Pewter Report "Unless Tennessee general manager Jon Robinson, a former Tampa Bay front office executive, owes his former boss Jason Licht a huge favor, the odds the Buccaneers are able to draft Seminoles cornerback Jalen Ramsey remain small. The Titans hold the overall No. 1 pick in this month’s NFL Draft,..." April 03

  • Bruce Carter Expected To Sign With Jets

    Pro Football Rumors "Former Cowboys and Buccaneers linebacker Bruce Carter had zeroed in on a landing spot. According to Jenna Laine of Sports Talk 1040 (via Twitter), the 28-year-old is expected to sign with the Jets. The former second-round pick also visited the Lions and Bills this past week. Bruce Carter..." April 02

  • Report: NFL cancels veteran combine

    The Score "The NFL cancelled the veteran combine this year, according to Yahoo Sports' Eric Edholm. In an initiative built to provide veterans with a chance to re-enter the league, the league debuted the inaugural NFL Veteran Combine last March. Unfortunately, the combine did little to bolster the..." March 31

  • New York Times has no public response to retraction demand from NFL

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has launched an extensive attack on the New York Times in response to a double-barreled article regarding flawed concussion research and alleged ties to the tobacco industry. In response, the New York Times has nothing to say publicly. Contacted by PFT Live with a request for a..." March 30

  • Buccaneers want to trade Mike Glennon, or extend him

    Bucs Nation "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers used to say that Mike Glennon was not available for trade. And by "used to" I mean "a few months ago." That position was always untenable, though, and the Buccaneers have been more and more open about their desire to get something in trade for Glennon this year. So in..." March 29

  • NFL demands retraction of Times article on player concussions

    Capital New York "The National Football League is demanding The New York Times retract an article published last week about the league's research into concussions among pro football players. In a letter that was sent to the Times' legal counsel Monday and obtained by POLITICO, an attorney for the NFL, Brad S...." March 29

  • Lingering CTE debate launches new lawsuit against NFL

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has been unable to get certain owners to not spout off nonsense about the link between football and Chronic Traumatic Encephelopathy. The good news is that the league now has a sufficiently compelling reason for telling the members to quit putting their feet in their mouths regarding..." March 29

  • Koetter wants wins from Winston

    Pro Football Talk "As a rookie, Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston managed six wins. In his second season, Winston’s head coach wants even more of the same. Via JoeBucsFan.com, Dirk Koetter was asked at the league meetings what he’s looking for in growth from a quarterback elevating from his first year. Said..." March 27

  • Jets in no rush to sign Ryan Fitzpatrick, eyeing Mike Glennon trade

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Jets know they need a quarterback, but they sound determined not to be the ones to cave in the Ryan Fitzpatrick saga. According to Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole, the Jets are in no rush to get a deal done with Fitzpatrick and continue to eye alternatives, including a trade for Tampa..." March 26

  • Bucs have NFL's best RB duo? Le'Veon Bell has some thoughts on that

    CBS Sports "When you think of the NFL's best running backs, the Steelers' Le'Veon Bell immediately comes to mind. He's a threat both as a runner and a receiver, and his combination of patience, shiftiness and acceleration make an already explosive Pittsburgh offense nearly unstoppable. And Bell's backup..." March 25

  • NFL used flawed data, left out at least 100 concussions in studies

    CBS Sports "On Thursday the New York Times released a bombshell of a report on the NFL's research into concussions, claiming the data the league used is "incomplete," "flawed" and "faulty." These assertions are made largely in part because of missing information from the concussion research the league began..." March 24

  • Talks over Roger Goodell's disciplinary role take 'massive step backwards'

    ESPN "Negotiations to remove NFL commissioner Roger Goodell as the final voice on all player appeals under the personal conduct policy took a "massive step backwards," NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith said in an email to the union's executive committee. ESPN.com obtained a copy of the email,..." March 24

  • Indoor practice facility coming for Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 12 to 18 months

    Bucs Nation "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will get an indoor practice facility somewhere in the next 12 to 18 months. That's what co-owner Joel Glazer told Ira Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune yesterday. It's part of all our renovations with the stadium, part of the whole construction project, lumped in there. It's..." March 23