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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Set Offseason Calendar
January 27th, 2015 at 7:26 PM
It promises to be a busy offseason for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With scouts and coaches building a roster with an eye toward the future, there is plenty of work to accomplish between now and the NFL Draft in Chicago on April 30, where the Buccaneers will have the first...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Name Mike Bajakian New Quarterbacks Coach
January 23rd, 2015 at 3:58 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced on Friday that they have named Mike Bajakian the new quarterbacks coach. Bajakian, who takes over for Marcus Arroyo, comes to Tampa Bay from the University of Tennessee, where he was the team’s offensive coordinator the past two seasons. The Volunteers won the 2105 Taxslayer Bowl...

Marcus Mariota and Jamies Winston Among 74 Underclassmen Declared Eligible for the Draft by NFL
January 19th, 2015 at 6:38 PM
With the Tampa Bay Buccaneers holding the first pick in this year’s draft, Monday’s announcement from the NFL declaring the 74 underclassmen granted eligibility for the 2015 NFL Draft was of great interest to the front office at One Buc Place. ***PHOTO1*** Among the names released are Oregon’s Marcus Mariota and Florida...

Lovie Smith, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Fall Short of Expectations
January 2nd, 2015 at 5:04 PM
Much was expected of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Lovie Smith’s first year as head coach. Smith and general manager Jason Licht indicated at the beginning of the season that the Buccaneers were built to win immediately. What transpired, however, had all the makings of a rebuilding year. ***PHOTO1*** Smith, the 10th...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sign WR Louis Murphy to Three-Year Extension
December 26th, 2014 at 9:51 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that they have agreed to terms on a multi-year extension with wide receiver Louis Murphy. ***PHOTO1*** “It’s a blessing. (It) took me six years to get to this point,” said Murphy. “I just commend my family for being there, sticking by my side. It means everything....

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Re-sign Rookie Wide Receiver Solomon Patton
December 2nd, 2014 at 8:18 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced on Tuesday that they have re-signed wide receiver and kick returner Solomon Patton from the Arizona Cardinals’ practice squad. ***PHOTO1*** Patton played in six games for the Buccaneers earlier this season, handling 10 punt returns for 112 yards and 17 kick returns for 393 yards. He was...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Announce Roster Moves: Charles Sims Activated
November 1st, 2014 at 10:22 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that they have activated rookie running back Charles Sims (pictured) and have promoted defensive tackle Matthew Masifilo and wide receiver Marcus Thigpen to the active roster from the practice squad. ***PHOTO1*** Sims, a third-round draft pick in this year’s NFL Draft, was placed on the injured...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Part Ways with Mark Barron and Jonathan Casillas
October 28th, 2014 at 9:00 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced that safety Mark Barron was traded to the St. Louis Rams and linebacker Jonathan Casillas was sent to the New England Patriots. Both players were traded for future undisclosed draft picks. ***PHOTO1*** Taken by the Buccaneers in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft, Barron (pictured)...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Gerald McCoy Agree to Seven-Year Contract Extension
October 25th, 2014 at 2:29 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed to a seven-year contract extension with defensive tackle Gerald McCoy. The deal, which was first reported by Jay Glazer of Fox Sports, is reportedly worth $98 million with $51.5 million guaranteed. ***PHOTO1*** “From the moment Lovie (Smith) and I arrived here, we knew it was vital...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Place Defensive End Adrian Clayborn on Injured Reserve
September 12th, 2014 at 12:52 PM
The injuries continue to mount for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs announced today that the team has placed defensive end Adrian Clayborn on Injured Reserve (biceps) and re-signed defensive end Scott Solomon. Clayborn (pictured), who is out for the year, started Tampa Bay’s season opener against Carolina, recording one tackle. ***PHOTO1*** Solomon...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Place Mike Jenkins on Injured Reserve; Waive Scott Solomon
September 10th, 2014 at 8:30 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers today announced that they have placed cornerback Mike Jenkins (pictured) on Injured Reserve (pectoral) and waived defensive end Scott Solomon. ***PHOTO1*** Johnthan Banks (pictured below), who split snaps with Jenkins against the Carolina Panthers, will start Sunday when the Bucs host the St. Louis Rams. “Johnthan did some good...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Bring Back Defensive End Larry English
September 9th, 2014 at 2:16 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers today announced that they have re-signed defensive end Larry English and waived Steven Means. English, a first-round pick of the San Diego Chargers in 2009, was signed by the Bucs in the preseason and recorded two sacks in three games. He was let go during the final...

Buccaneers Re-Sign Major Wright; Place Charles Sims on Injured Reserve
September 3rd, 2014 at 11:43 AM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have already brought a player back that was cut last week, signing safety Major Wright on Wednesday after placing running back Charles Sims on the injured reserve-designated to return list. ***PHOTO1*** Wright played for coach Lovie Smith in Chicago and was a surprise cut on Saturday. Signing Wright,...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Fill Out 10-Man Practice Squad
September 1st, 2014 at 1:27 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers today announced that they have signed cornerback Derrius Brooks (pictured), cornerback Brandon Dixon, linebacker Carlos Fields and safety Kimario McFadden to the team’s practice squad. ***PHOTO1*** Brooks (5-10, 192) originally entered the league as a college free agent with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2012 before playing in the...

Buccaneers Claim Garrett Gilkey Off Waivers from Browns; Sign Six to Practice Squad
August 31st, 2014 at 6:51 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers today announced that they were awarded offensive lineman Garrett Gilkey off of waivers from the Cleveland Browns. ***PHOTO1*** Gilkey (pictured No.65) originally entered the league as a seventh-round pick of the Browns in the 2013 NFL Draft. Last season, Gilkey played in six games, with one start...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Make Final Cuts to Get Roster to 53 Players
August 30th, 2014 at 8:35 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers completed their final round of cuts on Saturday, trimming the roster to 53 players. ***PHOTO1*** Chief among the surprises on Saturday was the release of wide receiver and kick returner Solomon Patton (pictured above). An undrafted rookie from Florida, Patton fielded most of the punt and kick returns...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Release Jeff Demps and Mike Kafka
August 30th, 2014 at 2:05 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released running back Jeff Demps and quarterback Mike Kafka. Both players are eligible to be signed to the practice squad. ***PHOTO1*** Demps, a former Florida Gator and Olympic silver medalist in the 4-by-100 relay, impressed in training camp with his world-class speed but was unable to...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cut Kicker Connor Barth
August 29th, 2014 at 3:45 PM
WDAE-AM620 reports that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in a bit of a surprise move, have released kicker Connor Barth in favor of Patrick Murray. ***PHOTO1*** Barth, who had a base salary of $2 million, missed all of last season due to an Achilles injury. He connected on 84.2% of his field goal...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Process of Trimming Roster to 53 Players
August 29th, 2014 at 1:15 PM
Undrafted rookies Nate Askew and Keith Lewis made standout plays in Thursday’s loss to the Washington Redskins, but it appears it may not be enough to secure a roster spot with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this season. ***PHOTO1*** Although the team has not yet made a formal announcement, according to the Tampa...

Blockbuster Trade for Logan Mankins Bolsters Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Offensive Line
August 27th, 2014 at 6:53 PM
Tuesday’s surprise trade with the New England Patriots that brought guard Logan Mankins to Tampa Bay in exchange for tight end Tim Wright adds some much-needed strength to the Buccaneers’ offensive line. ***PHOTO1*** Much maligned early in the preseason, the Buccaneers’ offensive line is instantly improved with the addition of Mankins, a...