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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...

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...

Former Buccaneer Quarterback Mike Kafka Set to Workout at NFL Veteran Combine
March 22nd, 2015 at 11:58 AM
The NFL's first-ever veteran combine takes place today at the Arizona Cardinals' practice facility in Tempe, Arizona. Among those participating are quarterback Mike Kafka, who spent time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2014. ***PHOTO1*** Kafka was released during initial roster cuts in August, but re-joined the team’s practice squad. Following an...

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 Major Wright, Leonard Johnson and Bobby Rainey
March 10th, 2015 at 6:54 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that they have re-signed cornerback Leonard Johnson and safety Major Wright, while tendering restricted free agent running back Bobby Rainey and releasing offensive tackle Anthony Collins. ***PHOTO1*** ...

Are the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Interested in DeMarco Murray?
March 10th, 2015 at 3:07 PM
Numerous reports have surfaced suggesting that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could be interested in acquiring running back DeMarco Murray. Landing last year’s NFL rushing leader would be quite a catch for the Buccaneers. Tampa Bay struggled with its running game a year ago, and is likely to address weaknesses in the...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Re-Sign Four Pending Free Agents
March 9th, 2015 at 5:44 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that they have re-signed defensive end Larry English, defensive end Lawrence Sidbury, tight end Luke Stocker and linebacker Jason Williams. ***PHOTO1*** ...

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...