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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Trade for CB Darrelle Revis
April 21st, 2013 at 5:36 PM
  After several weeks of speculating and rumors, it's official: cornerback Darrelle Revis is now a Buccaneer. Tampa Bay and the New York Jets came to an agreement on Sunday to send the star defensive back to the Bucs. In exchange for the All-Pro Revis, the Jets got the Bucs' 2013...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Consider Cornerback Tyrann Mathieu
April 6th, 2013 at 1:44 PM
Tyrann Mathieu, the former All-American cornerback and Heisman Trophy finalist at Louisiana State University, may be playing cornerback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next season. Mathieu, otherwise known as the "Honey Badger" due to his stupendous but sometimes careless and reckless defensive back play, worked out at a local college...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Ronde Barber Says He Won’t Play for Anyone Else
March 25th, 2013 at 9:26 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers haven't been very active in free agency so far other than signing star free safety Dashon Goldson to a massive five-year contract. With the Goldson acquisition, the Bucs now have a two-time Pro Bowler back deep next to 2012 first-round pick Mark Barron, who is the...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Lose CB E.J. Biggers to the Washington Redskins
March 20th, 2013 at 8:23 PM
It's no secret the Tampa Bay Buccaneers need cornerbacks. They don't have many right now and the ones they do have aren't superstars. And with the corner position already on life support, the Bucs lost a member of their secondary today. E.J.Biggers, a seventh-round pick in 2009, elected to sign with...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thinking of Trading First Round Pick for Jets’ Darrelle Revis
March 18th, 2013 at 9:24 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers went into free agency with the cornerback position being their No. 1 priority. Yet, they have yet to address the position at all. There have been no reported visits from free agents, and the Bucs have seemingly let other teams around them gobble up all the...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Free Agency Strategy is Baffling So Far
March 14th, 2013 at 9:07 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made a big splash yesterday when the rolled out the red carpet for safety Dashon Golson and signed him to a luctrative five-year, $41.25 million deal. The Bucs also added Jonathan Casillas yesterday and Kevin Olgetree today, boosting their linebacker and wide receiver depth, respectively. And while...

Quiet on Day One, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sign Two on Day Two of Free Agency
March 13th, 2013 at 9:45 PM
They rolled out the private jet, spared no expenses, and at the end of the day, they got their man. On Wednesday, after pulling out all stops to make sure he didn't leave without inking a contract, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed safety Dashon Goldson. Goldson, 28, and the Bucs came...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Looking to Sign Safety Dashon Goldson
March 12th, 2013 at 5:44 PM
It looks like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are taking the same approach they did at the start of free agency last year. Within minutes of free agency starting, ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reported that San Francisco 49ers safety Dashon Goldson scheduled his first visit with the Bucs. Not surprising an...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Will Cliff Avril Be Michael Bennett’s Replacement?
March 12th, 2013 at 1:24 PM
With defensive end Michael Bennett looking more and more like he's done in Tampa Bay, the Buccaneers need to have a backup plan in the event he leaves. Bennett, who led the Bucs in sacks last season with 9.0, is a young, on-the-rise pass rusher and played very well last...

Manti Te’o Could Be an Option for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
February 25th, 2013 at 3:35 PM
With the status of strongside linebacker Quincy Black up in the air for next season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers should start thinking about a backup plan. Black may not be able to play in 2013 due to severe neck and shoulder injuries sustained in a November game against the San...

Da’Quan Bowers and Attorney Confident He’ll Be “Exonerated”
February 19th, 2013 at 7:13 PM
Following his surprising arrest Monday on gun charges in New York, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Da'Quan Bowers was arrained and posted a $10,000 bail later in the evening. Bowers, a second round pick out of Clemson in 2011, was charged with carrying a loaded handgun at LaGuardia airport early Monday...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Da’Quan Bowers Arrested at Airport on Gun Charges
February 18th, 2013 at 6:25 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Da'Quan Bowers was arrested today in New York on gun charges. Bowers, a second round pick in 2011, was arrested at LaGuardia Airport as he was attempting to board a plane to Raleigh, North Carolina. Police discovered a loaded .40 caliber pistol in his carry-on bag...

Will DE Michael Bennett Be a Buccaneer Next Season?
February 18th, 2013 at 12:38 AM
While the Tampa Bay Buccaneers didn't have an amazing pass rush a season ago, there is a possibility that their leading sacker from 2012 may not be back in pewter and red. Defensive end Michael Bennett is an unrestricted free agent and the Bucs have not re-signed him as of...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers May Be Heavy Hitters in Free Agency Once Again
February 12th, 2013 at 8:22 PM
Free agency is looming and loyal fans of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers want to know if the team is going to go out and spend again like they did last season when they landed two of the top free agents in wide receiver Vincent Jackson and guard Carl Nicks. The answer...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers not Showing Much Interest in Bringing Roy Miller Back
February 11th, 2013 at 12:27 PM
With free agency looming, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are no doubt looking for players that can help them improve upon their 7-9 season last year. And while the Bucs may be looking for another weapon or two on offense, it's the defensive side of the ball that needs the most...

Former Buccaneer Aqib Talib May Be Looking for a New Team
February 5th, 2013 at 7:18 PM
Last season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers gave up on cornerback Aqib Talib and dealt him to the New England Patriots just before the trade deadline for a fourth round pick. Many assumed coach Bill Belichick would be able to control Talib and get the most out of his immense talent. The...

Warren Sapp Becomes Second Buccaneer to Be Inducted into the Hall of Fame
February 2nd, 2013 at 9:09 PM
Since joining the NFL in 1976, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have only had one player elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. That man is legendary defensive end Lee Roy Selmon, but he's not the lone Buc in Canton anymore. That's because the great Warren Sapp received enough votes on...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Should Pursue CB Mike Jenkins in Free Agency
January 31st, 2013 at 11:01 PM
In 2008, most fans and experts assumed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers would select cornerback Mike Jenkins with their first round selection. Instead, the Bucs passed on Jenkins and picked Aqib Talib and, well, you know how that turned out. With the Bucs in dire need of some help in the secondary,...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Hire a Defensive Backs Coach, Fire a Special Teams Coach
January 30th, 2013 at 9:43 PM
It's been a busy day at One Buccaneer Place today with the team hiring a new defensive backs coach and firing a special teams coach. Earlier today, the Buccaneers hired former Jacksonville Jaguars assistant Tony Oden to coach the secondary. Oden, who also coached the defensive backs for the Saints from...

LB Quincy Black’s Future with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Doubt, Scheduled to Have Surgery
January 22nd, 2013 at 8:01 PM
Even though he still has three years remaining on a five-year, $29-million deal contract he signed back in 2011, linebacker Quincy Black may not be back with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. That's because he is still not anywhere close to being able to play football again after sustaining a serious neck...