Tampa Bay Buccaneers News and Rumors

  • Dolphins cut Josh Freeman

    Dolphins cut Josh Freeman

    profootballtalk.com Updated 11 hours ago
    After throwing a pair of interceptions in Thursday night’s preseason game against the Buccaneers, quarterback Josh Freeman vowed to “exhaust every option” available to him before giving up on his hopes of resuming his NFL career. That didn’t sound like …
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  • Bucs part ways with Bowers after 'great ride'

    Bucs part ways with Bowers after 'great ride'

    ESPN.com 16 hours ago
    Bucs part ways with Bowers after 'great ride'
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  • Bucs going with Kyle Brindza as their kicker

    Bucs going with Kyle Brindza as their kicker

    profootballtalk.com 16 hours ago
    The third kicker the Bucs tried during the preseason is the one who will be on the roster for the start of the regular season. Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Bucs will go with Kyle Brindza as their kicker. The team traded to acquire Brindza from t…
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  • Da'Quan Bowers, Chris Conte not on Bucs' projected 53…

    Da'Quan Bowers, Chris Conte not on Bucs' projected 53-man roster

    Da'Quan Bowers, Chris Conte not on Bucs' projected 53-man roster
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  • Buccaneers' preseason finale meaningful for those on the b…

    Buccaneers' preseason finale meaningful for those on the bubble

    ESPN.com 20 hours ago
    Buccaneers' preseason finale meaningful for those on the bubble
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  • Jameis Winston Sits Out as Bucs Beat Dolphins 22-17

    Jameis Winston Sits Out as Bucs Beat Dolphins 22-17

    nytimes.com Sep 3 (yesterday)
    Jameis Winston sat out and DeVante Parker played, which was the biggest news in the exhibition season finale Thursday between the Buccaneers and Dolphins, won by Tampa Bay, 22-17.
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  • Buccaneers sign Tim Jennings

    Buccaneers sign Tim Jennings

    profootballtalk.com Sep 3 (yesterday)
    We noted this week that it was likely, and now it has happened: Tim Jennings is a Tampa Bay Buccaneer. Jennings, the veteran cornerback who was cut by the Bears, signed with the Bucs today. The signing reunites Jennings with Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith…
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  • Virtual reality training for QBs is the NFL's new wave (and it'…

    Virtual reality training for QBs is the NFL's new wave (and it's pretty cool)

    yahoo.com Sep 1 (3 days ago)
    When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers invested in a virtual reality system to help train their players including rookie quarterback Jameis Winston, it made a lot of sense. This generation was raised on interactive games. They learned in a different way than jus…
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  • Sterling Moore might have edge for Bucs at nickelback

    Sterling Moore might have edge for Bucs at nickelback

    ESPN.com Sep 1 (4 days ago)
    Sterling Moore might have edge for Bucs at nickelback
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  • Akeem Spence to PUP as Bucs get to 75 players

    Akeem Spence to PUP as Bucs get to 75 players

    profootballtalk.com Sep 1 (4 days ago)
    There wasn’t a chance that the Buccaneers would have defensive tackle Akeem Spence for the first week of the season after he was suspended by the league for violating the substance abuse policy. They won’t have him for at least the five weeks after that…
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  • A Tim Jennings-Lovie Smith reunion looks likely in Tampa

    A Tim Jennings-Lovie Smith reunion looks likely in Tampa

    profootballtalk.com Sep 1 (4 days ago)
    Tim Jennings played three seasons for Lovie Smith in Chicago, and now may be ready to play for Smith again. Jennings, the veteran cornerback who was cut by the Bears on Monday, is in Tampa Bay visiting the Buccaneers. The Bucs have announced the visit, …
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  • Bucs save some money, cut punter Michael Koenen

    Bucs save some money, cut punter Michael Koenen

    profootballtalk.com Sep 1 (4 days ago)
    The Buccaneers have proven themselves willing to move on from money spent by previous administrations, with the latest coming on special teams. According to Rick Stroud and Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, the Buccaneers have released veteran punter M…
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  • Dirk Koetter: Sprained ankle limiting Jameis Winston

    Dirk Koetter: Sprained ankle limiting Jameis Winston

    profootballtalk.com Aug 31 (5 days ago)
    After Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston limped off the field in the team’s second preseason game and didn’t return to the game, coach Lovie Smith said the decision to remove him from the game wasn’t made because of an injury. Winston was limping on …
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  • Flurry of NFL trades go down; should Lions' Eric Ebron be conce…

    Flurry of NFL trades go down; should Lions' Eric Ebron be concerned?

    yahoo.com Aug 31 (5 days ago)
    Monday was a busy day in the NFL for trades, even if none of them involved major players. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded tight end Tim Wright to the Detroit Lions to give them another pass-catching tight end. But isn't that what Eric Ebron, the 10th ov…
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  • Lovie Smith: Offensive line play “unacceptable”

    Lovie Smith: Offensive line play “unacceptable”

    profootballtalk.com Aug 31 (5 days ago)
    The Buccaneers hope they have their quarterback for years to come in Jameis Winston and now they need to work on finding offensive linemen who can do more than help him up after taking a hit from an opposing defensive player. Winston has been sacked sev…
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  • Buccaneers trade Tim Wright to Lions

    Buccaneers trade Tim Wright to Lions

    profootballtalk.com Aug 31 (5 days ago)
    Tim Wright’s well-traveled NFL career is taking another turn. The Buccaneers have traded Wright to the Lions, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. In what has to be an NFL first, this is actually the second consecutive year that the Buccaneers have trad…
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  • Of the rookie QBs, Marcus Mariota’s having the steadier preseas…

    Of the rookie QBs, Marcus Mariota’s having the steadier preseason

    profootballtalk.com Aug 31 (5 days ago)
    Time will tell whether the Buccaneers made the right call going with Jameis Winston over Marcus Mariota, more so than preseason stats or the Sept. 13 regular season opener. But what the first two picks in this year’s draft have shown thus far is that wh…
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  • Buccaneers drop 10, including seventh-rounder Joey Iosefa

    Buccaneers drop 10, including seventh-rounder Joey Iosefa

    profootballtalk.com Aug 30 (5 days ago)
    The Buccaneers have made their first moves on the way to 75 players and one of the guys jettisoned was part of their 2015 draft class. The team has waived seventh-round running back Joey Iosefa. Iosefa played tailback in college at Hawaii, but was moved…
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  • Buccaneers not about to bench rookie offensive linemen

    Buccaneers not about to bench rookie offensive linemen

    ESPN.com Aug 30 (5 days ago)
    Buccaneers not about to bench rookie offensive linemen
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  • McCown Throws 2 TD Passes to Lead Browns Over Bucs

    McCown Throws 2 TD Passes to Lead Browns Over Bucs

    nytimes.com Aug 29 (6 days ago)
    The Cleveland Browns were a tough matchup for Jameis Winston.
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  • Not much precedent for notable August QB trades

    Not much precedent for notable August QB trades

    With the top two picks in the 2015 NFL Draft, Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota, immediately installed as starters for their respective teams, it’s easy to assume that there’s been outside interest in young quarterbacks already on those rosters, Mike Gl…
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  • Mike Evans: I could play on hamstring, but no reason to risk it

    Mike Evans: I could play on hamstring, but no reason to risk it

    The Buccaneers shut wide receiver Mike Evans down for the rest of the preseason this week because of the hamstring injury he suffered in last week’s game, but Evans isn’t showing much concern that the injury will impact him once the regular season gets …
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  • Leslie Frazier is totally cool with his boss taking over his jo…

    Leslie Frazier is totally cool with his boss taking over his job

    Lovie Smith hasn’t said much about his himself, but Buccaneers defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier said he was fine with his head coach taking over defensive play-calling duties. Smith made the change this offseason, cutting the coordinator out of the …
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  • Russell Shepard making most of opportunity for Bucs

    Russell Shepard making most of opportunity for Bucs

    ESPN.com Aug 27
    Russell Shepard making most of opportunity for Bucs
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  • Video - Week 1 of the NFL in 60 seconds 01:04

    Week 1 of the NFL in 60 seconds

    Sep 4
    NFL Insider Dan Graziano delivers a quick preview of week 1 in the NFL.
  • Video - Buccaneers part ways with Bowers 01:36

    Buccaneers part ways with Bowers

    Sep 4
    Jarrett Bell breaks down why the Buccaneers decided to release DL Da'Quan Bowers and whether he can catch on with another team.
  • Video - Bayless sold on Jameis Winston 01:30

    Bayless sold on Jameis Winston

    Aug 31
    Skip Bayless discusses Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston's athleticism and leadership, which he believes will help Winston have success in the NFL.
  • Video - Winston struggling in preseason 01:03

    Winston struggling in preseason

    Aug 30
    Mark Dominik examines the cause of Jameis Winston's struggles in the preseason.

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    Jul 22
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