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Lovie Smith: Releasing Darrelle Revis ‘Not an Easy Decision’ for Tampa Bay Buccaneers
July 19th, 2014 at 5:59 PM
A disappointing 4-12 a season ago, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers likely have as many new players for 2014 as any team in the NFL. Among the departed from last year’s squad is elite cornerback Darrelle Revis, who was released in March. ***PHOTO1*** Head coach Lovie Smith told Buccaneers.com this week that parting...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sign Running Back Brian Leonard
April 1st, 2013 at 11:49 PM
The Buccaneers added 29-year-old running back Brian Leonard to their roster on today, signing him to a one-year deal. Leonard has been a running back for the Cincinnati Bengals for the last four seasons but also helped out the team as a full back, tight end, and wide receiver. He...

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 Sign Tight End Tom Crabtree
March 16th, 2013 at 1:10 AM
  The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were in need of some help at the tight end position. With most of the big names already off the market, the Bucs signed former Green Bay Packers tight end Tom Crabtree.   The 6-foot-4, 245-pound Crabtree has been with the Packers during his first three seasons in...

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 Have Interest in Trading for QB Ryan Mallett
March 12th, 2013 at 6:39 PM
After the 2012 season ended, head coach Greg Schiano said he wanted to get more competitive at each position, including quarterback. With Josh Freeman entering the final season of his rookie deal, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers wanted someone to push Freeman so they can see if he is worth re-signing...

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 GM Mark Dominik Declares Attempts to Trade Players During Prank Phone Call
March 12th, 2013 at 2:45 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Buffalo Bills have been the talk of the NFL today after Deadspin.com released audio from a secretly (and illegally) recorded conversation between general managers Mark Dominik and Buddy Nix. Both clubs are investigating the matter with NFL security because the call was supposedly set up by...

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...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2013 Free Agency Preview: Wide Receivers
March 4th, 2013 at 10:16 PM
WR Position Overview It's been the weak point on offense for many years, but the wide receiver position is actually now a strength for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Last year, the Bucs went out and spent a ton of money on Vincent Jackson, who made the Pro Bowl in his first...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2013 Free Agency Preview: Running Backs
February 27th, 2013 at 9:48 PM
RB Position Overview When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded back up into the first round to select running back Doug Martin, the team thought it had someone to pair with LeGarrette Blount, who ran for nearly 1,800 yards in his first two NFL seasons. Instead, they found their stud tailback, an...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2013 Free Agency Preview: Quarterbacks
February 26th, 2013 at 11:46 PM
With free agency fast approaching, Buccaneers101.com is here to give you a position by position breakdown on what the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have headed into 2013 and which players they should be targeting to help bolster the roster. Let’s start with the most important position on the field: quarterback. QB Position Overview Is...

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...

Change for the Better? Tampa Bay Buccaneers Free Agents Catching on Elsewhere
July 6th, 2012 at 9:46 PM
There was little doubt that a major facelift was in store following the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' dismal 4-12 2011 season. A 10-game losing streak closed out the season and gave general manager Mark Dominik a pulse onto which players still wanted to be a part of the organization. Of the 15...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ink Amobi Okoye to Bolster Defensive Line
April 8th, 2012 at 12:02 AM
Just when you though the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were done making moves in the free agent market, news of another addition comes to light. According to multiple sources, the Bucs have come to terms on a one-year contract with defensive tackle Amobi Okoye. Okoye, who played in Chicago in 2011, is only...

Down South: Free Agency Notes from Around the NFC South
April 6th, 2012 at 8:30 AM
As many teams shift their focus from the free agency signing period to the rapidly approaching NFL Draft, we take a look at the NFC South’s assault on the free agent market. New Orleans Saints Big money to the linebacking corps: With defensive team captain Jonathan Vilma battling through league investigations regarding...