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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...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Gerald McCoy, Earns NFL All-Pro Honors
January 5th, 2015 at 6:57 PM
The Associated Press announced its annual All-Pro team Friday, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy was awarded second-team designation from AP voters. ***PHOTO1*** The announcement marks McCoy’s second consecutive season earning All-Pro honors. McCoy is the fourth Buccaneers defensive lineman to earn multiple All-Pro selections, joining Simeon Rice, Warren Sapp...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Gerald McCoy Named to the 2015 Pro Bowl
December 23rd, 2014 at 9:43 PM
The NFL announced today that Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy has been named to the 2015 Pro Bowl. McCoy is the first Buccaneers player to earn Pro Bowl honors in three consecutive seasons since Ronde Barber (2004-06) and Derrick Brooks (1997-06). ***PHOTO1*** “It’s an honor to once again be named...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Place Gerald McCoy, Two Others on Injured Reserve
December 16th, 2014 at 9:02 PM
Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (knee), wide receiver Louis Murphy (ankle), and tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins were placed on Injured Reserve, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced on Tuesday. Head coach Lovie Smith addressed McCoy’s situation on Monday following the Week 15 loss to the Carolina Panthers in which McCoy sprained his right...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Lavonte David Expects to Return on Sunday
November 28th, 2014 at 3:35 PM
Linebacker Lavonte David has been one of the few bright spots this season for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The NFL’s co-leading solo tackler with 81 unassisted tackles, David was forced to miss last week’s game against the Chicago Bears with a hamstring injury, but the third-year pro is confident he...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Continue to Search for Answers as Losses Mount
November 12th, 2014 at 9:10 PM
Head coach Lovie Smith’s first season at the helm of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has gone awry in more ways than one, and the 1-8 Buccaneers are in the NFC South cellar as they prepare for their Week 11 test against the Washington Redskins. ***PHOTO1*** The reasons for the dismal record are...

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)...

Takeaways from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Week 8 Loss
October 27th, 2014 at 9:33 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had hoped to parlay their Week 7 bye into a home win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. The plan didn’t materialize, as the Bucs dropped to 1-6 following a gut-wrenching 19-13 overtime loss at Raymond James Stadium. ***PHOTO1*** “Ideally, that’s not how we wanted to start it...

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’ Gerald McCoy: ‘We’ve Just Got to Be Tougher’
October 23rd, 2014 at 7:15 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers return from a bye week eager to host the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium. In an attempt to light a fire under his teammates, defensive tackle Gerald McCoy said on Thursday that the Buccaneers must toughen up on defense. ***PHOTO1*** “If you look out there...