Tampa Bay Buccaneers News and Rumors

  • Winston first, Williams second, and then the draft is wide open

    Winston first, Williams second, and then the draft is wide open

    profootballtalk.com Updated 1 hour ago
    Everyone thinks the Buccaneers will take Jameis Winston with the first overall pick in the draft. Most people think the Titans will take Leonard Williams with the second pick. And after that? No one knows. Taking a look at a total of 10 mock drafts at R…
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  • Buccaneers LB Danny Lansanah signs ERFA tender

    Buccaneers LB Danny Lansanah signs ERFA tender

    profootballtalk.com Mar 26 (yesterday)
    The Buccaneers’ second-leading tackler in 2014 has signed his contract offer from the club. Linebacker Danny Lansanah, an exclusive-rights free agent, has officially signed his one-year tender from Tampa Bay. The transaction was listed in the NFL’s Thur…
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  • Brandon Magee still committed to football despite trip to sprin…

    Brandon Magee still committed to football despite trip to spring training

    profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Mar 26 (yesterday)
    While Brandon Magee is joining the Boston Red Sox for the next few weeks to participate in spring training, the former Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker is still fully committed to pursuing his football career. Magee was waived by the Buccaneers this week…
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  • Vinny Testaverde working as quarterback tutor for ECU prospect

    Vinny Testaverde working as quarterback tutor for ECU prospect

    profootballtalk.com Mar 26 (yesterday)
    When Chris Weinke left IMG to take a job as the Rams quarterback coach, he was replaced by another old guy who once played for the Panthers. According to Bill Voth of Black and Blue Review, East Carolina quarterback Shane Carden is under the tutelage of…
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  • Mariota may be drafted No. 2, by the Titans or someone else

    Mariota may be drafted No. 2, by the Titans or someone else

    profootballtalk.com Mar 26 (yesterday)
    Most people think the Buccaneers will take Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston with the first overall pick in the draft. But will the Titans take Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota second overall? That’s an open question, but there’s been increasing…
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  • Mike Glennon drawing trade interest

    Mike Glennon drawing trade interest

    ESPN.com Mar 25 (3 days ago)
    TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith confirmed Wednesday that the team has been fielding phone calls about trading quarterback Mike Glennon. The Bucs are poised to use the first overall pick in the draft on a quarterback -- either Jamei…
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  • What a surprise: Lovie Smith indicates Buccaneers will take Jam…

    What a surprise: Lovie Smith indicates Buccaneers will take Jameis Winston

    yahoo.com ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Mar 25 (3 days ago)
    Last year there was intrigue at the top of the draft. The Houston Texans, keeping their trade options open with the first overall pick, never divulged publicly who they'd take until handing in the card on draft day. There's no such intrigue this year. I…
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  • Reports: Mason Foster agrees to deal with Bears

    Reports: Mason Foster agrees to deal with Bears

    profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Mar 24 (4 days ago)
    The Chicago Bears may have found their replacement for Lance Briggs. According to Jen Lada of CSNChicago.com, the Bears have agreed to terms with former Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Mason Foster. Foster has been a starter for each of his four seasons…
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  • Expert opinion on Bucs' draft decision: Jerry Angelo

    Expert opinion on Bucs' draft decision: Jerry Angelo

    ESPN.com Mar 24 (4 days ago)
    TAMPA, Fla. -- Jerry Angelo, who was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' director of personnel from 1987 through 2000, said he's glad he's not in that role these days. Angelo said the Bucs face an extremely difficult decision on what to do with the No. 1 overall …
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  • Time for Bucs to address offensive line

    Time for Bucs to address offensive line

    ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Mar 23 (5 days ago)
    TAMPA, Fla. -- The first wave of free agency is long over and the most perplexing thing for the Buccaneers is why they haven’t done anything with their offensive line. It was the worst in the league last year and the Bucs haven’t made any changes, other…
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  • An easy solution to the catch rule

    An easy solution to the catch rule

    After the 1999 NFC title game, when former Buccaneers receiver Bert Emmanuel caught a pass in crunch time but the ball touched the ground while in his possession and the catch was ruled not a catch, the NFL modified the rule to allow the ball to touch t…
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  • Buccaneers sign P Andrew Wilder

    Buccaneers sign P Andrew Wilder

    The Buccaneers have added a third punter to their offseason roster, announcing a deal with Andrew Wilder on Friday. Wilder, 24, was not in the NFL in 2014. A Northern Arizona product, Wilder joins Chase Tenpenny and Michael Koenen on the Bucs’ punting d…
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  • Report: Multiple clubs displeased Mariota has downplayed meanin…

    Report: Multiple clubs displeased Mariota has downplayed meaning of being top pick

    In a recent interview with the Buccaneers’ website, Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota said the prospect of being the No. 1 overall pick wasn’t a “huge thing” to him. Apparently, this notion has not sat well with some folks around the NFL. According to M…
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  • Bucs poke fun at NFL for mistakenly making Sterling Moore a Cha…

    Bucs poke fun at NFL for mistakenly making Sterling Moore a Charger

    The NFL's Twitter account could have done a more sterling job on this one. When NFL.com's Ian Rapoport broke the news of former Dallas Cowboys defensive back Sterling Moore's one-year, $1.5 million agreement to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the league …
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  • Titans schedule private workout with Jameis Winston

    Titans schedule private workout with Jameis Winston

    Most people expect the Buccaneers to use the first overall pick on former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston. But the owners of the second overall pick still think there’s a chance that Winston will be available. That’s why the Titans have schedul…
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  • Video - McShay On QB Landing Spots 01:18

    McShay On QB Landing Spots

    Mar 27
    Todd McShay discusses the teams that could be interested in drafting quarterbacks Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota in the 2015 NFL draft.
  • Video - Cut Linebacker Trying To Switch Sports 01:53

    Cut Linebacker Trying To Switch Sports

    Mar 25
    ESPN Buccaneers reporter Pat Yasinskas discusses how the Red Sox have become a potential backup plan for linebacker Brandon Magee, who was cut by Tampa Bay.
  • Video - Bucs' Glazer OK With Mariota, Winston At No. 1 01:20

    Bucs' Glazer OK With Mariota, Winston At No. 1

    Mar 25
    Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg react to Tampa Bay Buccaneers co-chairman Joel Glazer saying he has approved the team's drafting of quarterbacks Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota with the top pick in the 2015 NFL draft.
  • Video - Bucs Need Lavonte David For Long Haul 00:36

    Bucs Need Lavonte David For Long Haul

    Mar 25
    ESPN Buccaneers reporter Pat Yasinskas says Tampa Bay can't afford to let Lavonte David become a free agent next year. Leaving salary-cap room for a David contract extension is one reason the Bucs have been cost-conscious this winter.

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    Mar 25
    PHOENIX — Lunch was served just before noon at the annual NFL meetings Tuesday. Lunch’s name was Jeffrey Lurie. Under a scalding sun on a cloudless 87-degree day, Lurie, the owner of the Philadelphia Eagles, stood for a mostly withering 40-minute cross-…