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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sign Linebacker Lavonte David to Contract Extension
August 12th, 2015 at 10:14 AM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed linebacker Lavonte David to a five-year contract extension. The deal, which makes David the highest-paid 4-3 outside linebacker in the National Football League, goes through the 2020 season. As per team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed. ***PHOTO1*** “We are very excited to announce...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Bring Back Da’Quan Bowers
August 2nd, 2015 at 1:13 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced last week that they have re-signed defensive end Da’Quan Bowers. ***PHOTO1*** ...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Place C.J. Wilson on Reserve/Retired List
July 26th, 2015 at 4:13 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Friday that they have placed cornerback C.J. Wilson on the Reserve/Retired List. Wilson suffered a severe hand injury in a Fourth of July accident, losing two fingers. ***PHOTO1*** “We know this process has been difficult for C.J. and respect his decision to step away from football,”...

Buccaneers’ Gerald McCoy Expects Defense to Hit the Ground Running
July 14th, 2015 at 10:36 AM
With the addition of key veterans this offseason and with one year of experience under his belt in Lovie Smith’s system, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy expects the defensive unit he leads to hit the ground running this season. ***PHOTO1*** The Bucs struggled mightily in the initial year under Smith’s...

Buccaneers’ C.J. Wilson Injured in July 4th Accident
July 8th, 2015 at 3:42 PM
New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul wasn’t the only NFL player severely injured in a July 4th accident over the weekend. Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback C.J. Wilson also suffered a similar injury, reportedly losing two fingers. ***PHOTO1*** Wilson (pictured in a game against the Saints last year) appeared in two games...

Rookie Linebacker Josh Keyes Makes Positive First Impression on Tampa Bay Buccaneers
July 2nd, 2015 at 10:17 AM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie linebacker Josh Keyes, an undrafted free agent out of Boston College, turned heads during the team's recently concluded mini-camp at One Buc Place. Judging by his performances in offseason drills, Keyes isn't likely to fly under the radar much longer. ***PHOTO1*** Following an interception in camp, head coach Lovie...

Leslie Frazier Confident in Defensive Unit Buccaneers Will Field Next Season
May 21st, 2015 at 7:46 PM
Leslie Frazier, defensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, addressed the media this week, saying he believes that the defensive line Tampa Bay will field next season could be one of the best in the NFL. ***PHOTO1*** “Any time you have Gerald McCoy on your team, you have to brag,” Frazier said....

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sign Three of This Year’s Draft Picks
May 12th, 2015 at 10:31 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that they have signed three of their 2015 NFL Draft picks: fourth-round selection, linebacker Kwon Alexander, fifth-round choice, wide receiver Kenny Bell, and seventh-round pick, running back/fullback Joey Iosefa. The team also claimed safety D.J. Swearinger from the Houston Texans and linebacker Khaseem Greene...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Announce Roster for Rookie Mini-Camp
May 8th, 2015 at 9:01 AM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have announced the 55-man roster for the team’s rookie mini-camp, which gets underway today. The mini-camp will mark Jameis Winston’s first appearance in a Bucs uniform. ***PHOTO1*** "One thing about being a good leader is you have to have good followers too," Winston said on Buccaneers.com."I look forward...

Defensive End George Johnson Comes to Terms with Tampa Bay Buccaneers
April 17th, 2015 at 8:53 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers officially acquired defensive end George Johnson from the Detroit Lions in exchange for a fifth-round pick, the team announced this week. Johnson signed a three-year contract, which will keep him with the Buccaneers through the 2017 season. ***PHOTO1*** Johnson spent the 2014 season with the Lions, playing in...

Linebacker Larry Dean and Center Ben Gottschalk Sign with Tampa Bay Buccaneers
April 14th, 2015 at 9:41 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed linebacker Larry Dean and center Ben Gottschalk. ***PHOTO1*** ...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Trade Safety Dashon Goldson to Washington Redskins
April 3rd, 2015 at 10:13 AM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded safety Dashon Goldson to the Washington Redskins on Friday. The deal, which was first reported by the Tampa Bay Times, has the Buccaneers getting a sixth-round pick in 2016. ***PHOTO1*** Goldson joined the Buccaneers two years ago. Friday’s move comes on the heels of Chris Conte joining...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Bolster Defense in Free Agency with Signing of Sterling Moore
March 28th, 2015 at 9:46 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers continued to reshape their defense through free agency in March, signing cornerback Sterling Moore. ***PHOTO1*** Moore, who spent the last 2 ½ seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, is the fourth free agent to sign with the Buccaneers this month; Tampa Bay also agreed to terms with defensive tackle...

Brandon Magee Seeks New Direction After Being Released by Tampa Bay Buccaneers
March 25th, 2015 at 8:26 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that they have waived linebacker Brandon Magee. The rarely-utilized defender and special teams player didn’t take long to latch on with another team, indicating to the Tampa Bay Times that he was headed to spring training with the Boston Red Sox. ***PHOTO1*** While not pursuing a...

Chicago Bears Sign Former Buccaneers Linebacker Mason Foster
March 24th, 2015 at 8:27 PM
After four solid seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, free-agent linebacker Mason Foster agreed to a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears on Tuesday. ***PHOTO1*** A starter since joining the Buccaneers in 2011, Foster fought through an injury-riddled season in 2014. He separated a shoulder early in the season, but returned to...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sign Free Agents Chris Conte and Henry Melton
March 12th, 2015 at 9:44 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that they have signed free agent safety Chris Conte and defensive tackle Henry Melton. The signings come one day after the Buccaneers inked linebacker Bruce Carter. ***PHOTO1*** Conte joins Tampa Bay from the Chicago Bears, where he played four seasons (2011-14), recording 52 starts in 57...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sign Linebacker Bruce Carter
March 11th, 2015 at 5:30 PM
With free agency in just its second day, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced on Wednesday that they have signed linebacker Bruce Carter. A second-round pick out of North Carolina in 2011, Carter has spent his first four seasons in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys. He became a free agent on...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Re-Sign Veteran Cornerback Mike Jenkins
March 7th, 2015 at 11:24 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced this week that they have re-signed cornerback Mike Jenkins and also extended qualifying offers to a pair of free agents, Danny Lansanah and Bradley McDougald. The latter has already signed his offer sheet. ***PHOTO1*** Jenkins played in one game with Tampa Bay in 2014, before suffering a...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Hire Paul Spicer as Assistant Defensive Line Coach
February 26th, 2015 at 5:39 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that they have named Paul Spicer assistant defensive line coach. Spicer will work with defensive line coach Joe Cullen. Spicer entered the league as a player with the Detroit Lions in 1999, before spending the majority of the next eight seasons (2000-08) with the Jacksonville...

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tony Dungy and John Lynch Among Hall of Fame Finalists Again
January 9th, 2015 at 10:17 AM
The NFL announced on Thursday that former Buccaneers head coach Tony Dungy and safety John Lynch were among the 15 finalists who will be considered for election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame when the Hall’s Selection Committee meets in Phoenix on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. ***PHOTO1*** “Last year, it was...