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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Contacted Florida State About Jameis Winston
February 25th, 2015 at 8:58 PM
Florida State head football coach Jimbo Fisher appeared on NFL Network’s “NFL AM” Wednesday morning and said that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have contacted FSU about Jameis Winston. ***PHOTO1*** The Buccaneers have the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft, and the fact that the organization reached out to Fisher...

Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota Bolster Their Stock at NFL Scouting Combine
February 22nd, 2015 at 12:10 AM
With Tampa Bay Buccaneers general Manager Jason Licht and head coach Lovie Smtih watching closely, Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota both looked sharp at the NFL Scouting Combine on Saturday. Widely considered the top two picks in this year’s draft, the quarterbacks went through their paces at Lucas Oil Stadium where...

Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota Set to Impress at NFL Scouting Combine
February 20th, 2015 at 6:35 PM
With the first overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have much to learn between the NFL Scouting Combine, which kicked off today at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, and the April draft. Will it be Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota? That is the commonly asked...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Hire Duke Preston as Director of Player Development
February 19th, 2015 at 5:46 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that they have hired Duke Preston to serve as the team’s director of player development. Preston replaces Isiah Harris, who was fired following a DUI arrest last October. Preston worked most recently at the University of Notre Dame, where he was the team’s director of...

Wide Receiver Vincent Jackson Expected to Return to Tampa Bay Buccaneers
February 19th, 2015 at 12:06 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht indicated this week that he expects to meet with Vincent Jackson’s agent at the NFL Scouting Combine, saying to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times that Jackson will “absolutely” be on the roster this season. ***PHOTO1*** Jackson’s future with the Buccaneers came under speculation...

Josh McCown Responds to His Release from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
February 16th, 2015 at 4:20 PM
Following an underwhelming 2-14 season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were expected to make key personnel decisions in the offseason. It didn't take long for the front office to begin the rebuilding process, releasing veteran quarterback Josh McCown last week. Following his dismissal, McCown spoke to the press and said he wasn’t...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Release Quarterback Josh McCown
February 11th, 2015 at 7:24 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Wednesday released veteran quarterback Josh McCown. Signed as an unrestricted free agent last season, McCown started 11 of the team’s 16 games in a disappointing 2014 season. ***PHOTO1*** In his lone season with the Buccaneers, McCown had more than his share of ups and downs. All told,...

Is Jameis Winston the Quarterback of the Future for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?
February 9th, 2015 at 6:20 PM
The Tampa Tribune’s Ira Kaufman believes that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will select Jameis Winston with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. In appearing on PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio on Monday, Kaufman indicated that the Bucs will likely draft Winston and that Derrick Brooks...

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...