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  Buccaneers | Mike Edwards inks rookie deal    Thu Jun 13, 01:44 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers S Mike Edwards signed his four-year rookie contract on Thursday, June 13. Monetary terms of the slotted deal were not immediately available.

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  Buccaneers | Heel issue for Justin Evans    Sun Jun 9, 08:16 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers S Justin Evans (heel) has been wearing a walking boot because of an issue with his heel and not because of the toe injury that sidelined him last season, according to head coach Bruce Arians, and Arians said he doesn't expect Evans to be out more than a couple of weeks.

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  Buccaneers | O.J. Howard a popular target    Sat Jun 8, 10:31 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard has been targeted by QB Jameis Winston 'on seemingly every possession' during spring practices, according to Jenna Laine of ESPN.com.

Footballguys view: Howard impressed Bruce Arians early in his tenure at Tampa, and he appears to be ready for a breakout season after finishing last year injured. With DeSean Jackson and Adam Humphries gone, there are a lot of targets up for grabs, and Howard could get enough of them to knock on the door of "the big three" at tight end.

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  Buccaneers | Jason Pierre-Paul update    Sat Jun 8, 02:54 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Jason Pierre-Paul (neck) is not expected to return until sometime in October, according to head coach Bruce Arians.

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  Buccaneers | Mike Evans has hamstring issue    Thu Jun 6, 11:34 AM

Updating previous reports, Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans (hamstring) missed the three-day minicamp with a tweaked hamstring.

Footballguys view: It is at least a positive sign that Evans was seen jogging off to the side of the practice field with trainers. Evans is the primary target in the Bucs passing game, a fantasy favorite and a no-brainer WR1 in 2019. He's currently WR8 (2.08) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Buccaneers | Justin Evans recovering from surgery    Tue Jun 4, 01:24 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers S Justin Evans (toe) was out of the team's practice Tuesday, June 4, while wearing a protective boot. Head coach Bruce Arians said Evans has had a second procedure recently to try to fix the toe issue but could not offer a timetable for his return.

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  Buccaneers | Five trying out for Bucs    Tue Jun 4, 09:32 AM

Free-agent OT Cyrus Kouandjio (Broncos), OG Josh LeRibeus (Saints), WR Malachi Dupre (Cardinals), WR Nehari Crawford (Duquesne) and WR Jamarius Way (South Alabama) will try out for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this week.

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  Buccaneers | Kwon Alexander eyeing training camp    Thu May 30, 09:45 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Kwon Alexander (knee) is expected to be ready for training camp, according to defensive coordinator Robert Saleh.

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  Buccaneers | Breshad Perriman out with shoulder injury    Wed May 29, 01:18 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Breshad Perriman (shoulder) has been out the last two weeks due to a shoulder injury.

Footballguys view: There has been some positive buzz about Perriman since he gets a fresh start with the Buccaneers. Reports swirled about his connection with QB Jameis Winston and things were looking up for the first-round bust (Ravens, 2015). Now, the injury bug is back at it with Perriman. It doesn't sound like a major injury but it is taking him out of action as he competes for the No. 3 wide receiver job with the Buccaneers.

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  Buccaneers | Mike Evans held out with injury    Wed May 29, 01:16 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans (undisclosed) hasn't taken part in organized team activities due to an undisclosed injury.

Footballguys view: The word is that Evans should be held out of minicamp. That means we'll see him when training camp rolls around. The injury is undisclosed so nothing specific to watch for here, other than his participation when he gets back to practice. Evans is WR8 (2.08) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Buccaneers | Xavier Ubosi signs with Bucs    Wed May 29, 01:09 PM

Free-agent WR Xavier Ubosi (Jets) signed an undisclosed deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wednesday, May 29.

Footballguys view: Ubosi has bounced around to two different teams (Patriots, Jets) after coming into the league as an undrafted free agent out of UAB. He's a big target who can run fast down the field. That sounds like an interesting player to monitor in the Bucs vertical passing attack. We'll keep an eye on Ubosi in crazy super deep dynasty formats.

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  Buccaneers | Stevie Tu'ikolovatu released    Wed May 29, 11:24 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Stevie Tu'ikolovatu was released Wednesday, May 29.

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  Buccaneers | Breshad Perriman making plays    Sun May 26, 08:47 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Breshad Perriman has been 'taking passes to the house on an already daily basis' during OTAs, according to Carmen Vitali of Buccaneers.com.

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  Buccaneers | Chris Godwin poised for breakout?    Sun May 26, 08:38 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin is going to be 'a very big part' of the offense in 2019, according to Carmen Vitali of Buccaneers.com.

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  Buccaneers | Antony Auclair expanding his game    Sun May 26, 08:36 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Antony Auclair has caught everything thrown to him during OTAs and 'seems to have taken a big step forward' with his pass catching, according to Carmen Vitali of Buccaneers.com.

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  Buccaneers | Peyton Barber eyeing bigger role    Sun May 26, 08:31 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Peyton Barber has received a lot of work catching passes out of the backfield during OTAs, and head coach Bruce Arians said Barber has the potential to be a three-down back.

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  Buccaneers | David Rivers let go    Fri May 24, 05:37 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB David Rivers was waived Friday, May 24.

Footballguys view: Rivers has been on and off of the team's practice squad for the last two years, and even made the Bucs active roster last year. With more additions to the defensive backfield via the draft and a new defensive coordinator this year, he wasn't needed after the team. Ndamukong Suh will take his roster spot.

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  Buccaneers | Ndamukong Suh financials    Thu May 23, 04:24 PM

Updating a previous report, DT Ndamukong Suh is set to sign a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers worth $9.25 million that can max out at $10 million with incentives, according to Greg Auman of The Athletic.

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  Buccaneers | Trip delaying Ndamukong Suh signing    Thu May 23, 12:48 PM

Free-agent DT Ndamukong Suh's pending signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is being delayed by Suh's previously planned trip to France.

Footballguys view: It will be officially official soon enough. Suh joins the Bucs to replace DT Gerald McCoy who the team let go on Monday. He played well last year for the Rams down the stretch, and Suh should be able to make quite a few plays in the Todd Bowles defense.

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  Buccaneers | Isaiah Searight waived    Wed May 22, 01:54 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Isaiah Searight (undisclosed) was waived from IR with an injury settlement on Tuesday, May 21.

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  Buccaneers | Tampa Bay scoops up Jordan Leggett    Tue May 21, 04:59 PM

Free-agent TE Jordan Leggett (Jets) was claimed off waivers by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Tuesday, May 21.

Footballguys view: Leggett was waived by the Jets on Monday as interim GM Adam Gase continues to clean house. A fifth-round pick out of Clemson in the 2017 NFL draft, Leggett has struggled to stay healthy and impress in the pros. He'll get a fresh start with Tampa, working behind O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate.

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  Buccaneers | Ndamukong Suh, Tampa Bay nearing deal    Tue May 21, 02:49 PM

Free-agent DT Ndamukong Suh (Rams) is reportedly 'closing in' on a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Footballguys view: This move was expected by beat writers around the team...especially once the Buccaneers released long-time DT Gerald McCoy. New Bucs defensive coordinator Todd Bowles should be able to get strong play out of Suh.

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  Buccaneers | Cameron Brate on track for camp    Tue May 21, 12:47 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate (hip) said Tuesday, May 21, he's rehabbing on schedule as he recovers from hip surgery earlier this offseason and is on course to be ready for training camp in late July.

Footballguys view: Brate had surgery back in January but was cleared for all football activities in April. The team will make sure to ease him back into action during training camp. When healthy, Brate will compete for time/snaps/targets behind O.J. Howard.

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  Buccaneers | Ndamukong Suh an option for Tampa?    Mon May 20, 09:41 PM

Free-agent DT Ndamukong Suh (Rams) could be an option for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after the team released DT Gerald McCoy, in the opinion of The Athletic's Greg Auman.

Footballguys view: Suh's market hasn't materialized this offseason, so the Bucs might be able to get him on a one-year deal. He has played in a defense similar to what Todd Bowles brings to Tampa in 2019. Reports circulated early when Suh was first on the open market that he may want to stay on the West coast. Now, after going months with not a ton of interest, the Gulf coast may be where he lands.

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  Buccaneers | Gerald McCoy released    Mon May 20, 08:01 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy was released Monday, May 20.

Footballguys view: This move was not unexpected. McCoy was due a whopping $13 million by the Buccaneers and all of that now comes off the books with his release. The Bucs first-round pick in the 2010 NFL draft, McCoy is not quite the player he used to be. That being said, we think McCoy finds a home rather quickly -- and it could be with a team in a Super Bowl window. Stay tuned.

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  Buccaneers | Breshad Perriman making early impression    Mon May 20, 04:06 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Breshad Perriman appears to have established an early rhythm with Jameis Winston, according to Pewter Report's Scott Reynolds.

Footballguys view: This is yet another positive piece about Perriman. It doesn't mean he's made it or turned things around, but it is a clue as to how things are progressing for him. Injuries derailed his pro career to this point but Perriman seems to be impressing early on with his fresh start in Tampa.

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  Buccaneers | Breshad Perriman building chemistry    Fri May 17, 11:36 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Breshad Perriman said he is continuing to develop his timing with QB Jameis Winston, and he expects 'big plays all around' in head coach Bruce Arians offense this year.

Footballguys view: Perriman got a fresh start with the Browns in 2018 and he was going to stay for the 2019 season on a one-year, $4 million deal. Instead, the Browns traded for Odell Beckham Jr. and Perriman wanted out. We'll see if he can thrive in the downfield passing game Bucs head coach Bruce Arians is known for. Perriman is likely fourth on the depth chart at this time.

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  Buccaneers | Dan Godsil sent packing    Fri May 17, 03:26 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LS Dan Godsil was waived Friday, May 17.

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  Buccaneers | Bryant Mitchell signs with Tampa Bay    Thu May 16, 10:46 PM

Free-agent WR Bryant Mitchell (Cardinals) signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday, May 16.

Footballguys view: Crazy deep dynasty GMs can keep track of this former CFL standout. Mitchell was undrafted out of Northwestern State back in 2016 but he caught on with the Edmonton Eskimos that year and spent three seasons in Canada. The Cardinals signed him to a futures contract back in January but he was waived about a week ago. Now, he's getting a shot in Tampa.

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  Buccaneers | Vernon Hargreaves held out of practice    Tue May 14, 12:33 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Vernon Hargreaves (non-injury) 'was not mentally ready to practice today,' according to head coach Bruce Arians and was held out of OTA workouts Tuesday, May 14.

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  Buccaneers | Gerald McCoy not at OTAs    Tue May 14, 10:48 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy is not participating in voluntary organized team activities Tuesday, May 14.

Footballguys view: No surprise here. McCoy has been staying away from the Bucs facility this offseason while rumors continue to swirl about the team trading him away at some point (perhaps to Cleveland?). The veteran defensive lineman is due $13 million in 2019 and he's signed through 2021, but there is zero remaining in dead money on his deal. The Bucs might trade him or we might see some sort of restructure that reduces his cap hit and then gives him some guarantees in future years. Stay tuned.

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  Buccaneers | Tampa Bay adds four tryout players    Mon May 13, 04:53 PM

Free-agent S D'Cota Dixon, DE David Kenney, OT Riley Mayfield and WR Spencer Schnell were signed to undisclosed contracts by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday, May 13, after taking part in the team's rookie minicamp on a tryout basis. OTs Israel Helms, WR Malik Taylor and TE Isaac Searight were waived and RB Kerwynn Williams was released to make room for the new additions on the roster.

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  Buccaneers | Spencer Schnell making an impression    Sun May 12, 10:43 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaeers WR Spencer Schnell impressed during rookie minicamp, according to Matt Matera of PewterReport.com.

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  Buccaneers | Scott Miller headed for big role?    Sun May 12, 10:23 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Scott Miller has the potential to be a starter, according to head coach Bruce Arians, and Arians said he envisions Miller in the same type of role that Buffalo Bills WR John Brown had in his offense when he was the coach of the Arizona Cardinals.

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  Buccaneers | Tampa to sign Riley Mayfield    Sat May 11, 06:38 PM

Undrafted free-agent OT Riley Mayfield (North Texas) plans to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Footballguys view: The Bucs didn't draft an offensive lineman, so Mayfield has an edge on the other tryout players to make the team. Mayfield started every game at right tackle the last two years for the Mean Green.

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  Buccaneers | David Kenney to join Bucs    Sat May 11, 06:31 PM

Street free-agent DE David Kenney is scheduled to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Monday, May 13.

Footballguys view: Kenney was last seen on a college football field in 2015 at Illinois State. He was disruptive as a pass rusher in rookie minicamp and has an outside shot to make the team with Jason Pierre-Paul's neck injury possibly opening up a roster spot if he starts the season on the PUP list.

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  Buccaneers | Tampa adds Spencer Schnell    Sat May 11, 06:23 PM

Undrafted free-agent WR Spencer Schnell (Illinois State) signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Saturday, May 11. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Schnell has a similar skill set to Adam Humphries and could push to make the team as a slot receiver/punt returner. He is coming from a lower level of competition and lacks top-end straight line speed so he'll have an uphill battle to make the roster, but could develop in time to stick down the line. Humphries also originally made the team as a tryout player. Sixth-round pick Scott Miller is Schnell's main obstacle to a roster spot.

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  Buccaneers | Jason Pierre-Paul opts against surgery    Fri May 10, 04:54 PM

Updating previous reports, Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Jason Pierre-Paul (neck) has opted against surgery after receiving several opinions on his fractured vertebra, according to multiple sources.

Footballguys view: There is hope he could play this year, but the team should be making alternate plans. 2016 second-round pick Noah Spence will need to find his game, and this year's fourth-round pick Anthony Nelson might be a pleasant surprise. It's still a big blow to a defense that might not have been able to afford it.

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  Buccaneers | Tampa Bay adds 16 UDFAs    Fri May 10, 12:11 PM

Undrafted rookie free-agents CB Jalen Allison, RB Bruce Anderson, OG Zack Bailey, LB Kahzin Daniels, S Lukas Denis, QB Nick Fitzgerald, LS Dan Godsil, OT Israel Helms, WR Anthony Johnson, WR DaMarkus Lodge, LB Dare Odeyingbo, OT Brock Ruble, TE Isaiah Searight, WR Cortrelle Simpson, WR Malik Taylor and C Nate Trewyn signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Friday, May 10.

Footballguys view: Anderson is the most interesting name for fantasy here with a strong resume as a runner and some explosive plays on the board as a receiver. His combine snub likely knocked him out of the draft, but he's the best back they acquired from the rookie class after not drafting one to bolster their backfield behind Peyton Barber and Ronald Jones. Lodge and Johnson were both considered draftable and could push to make the roster. At least one should make their practice squad.

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  Buccaneers | Kendall Beckwith placed on NFI list    Fri May 10, 12:05 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Kendell Beckwith (ankle) was placed on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list Friday, May 10.

Footballguys view: Beckwith still isn't ready to return from an ankle injury that happened in a mishap when he let a former teammate drive his car. The team also lost Kwon Alexander in free agency and will look to #5 pick Devin White to help stabilize the linebacker corps.

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  Buccaneers | Tampa Bay seals the deal with five rookies    Thu May 9, 05:06 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers second-round CB Sean Bunting (Central Michigan), fourth-round DE Anthony Nelson (Iowa), fifth-round PK Matt Gay (Utah), WR Scott Miller (Bowling Green) and DL Terry Beckner (Missouri) signed four-year contracts Thursday, May 9. Financial terms of the deals were not immediately disclosed.

Footballguys view: A sixth-round pick out of Bowling Green, Miller is your classic fast/quick slot receiver. He is not afraid to go over the middle and can get open against tight coverage. We'll see if he can compete to be an Adam Humphries-like player for the Bucs.

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  Buccaneers | Gerald McCoy might get chance to stay    Wed May 8, 10:10 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy might be kept on the 2019 roster after DE Jason Pierre-Paul (neck) suffered a neck injury in a car accident which might sideline him for several months. McCoy will count $13 million against the books, and he was reportedly being shopped earlier in the offseason. But the 31-year-old now might have a large role again in 2019.

Footballguys view: Things change quickly around here. McCoy was all but traded away before the draft, but no deal came to fruition. Reports about a week ago indicated the Browns were still very much interested in the veteran defensive lineman. Now, with the injury to Pierre-Paul, the Bucs might be glad they didn't already trade McCoy away. Stay tuned.

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  Buccaneers | Kickoff duties up for grabs    Wed May 8, 10:03 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers PKs Matt Gay and Cairo Santos are not only jockeying for the placekicking duties, but Gay, Santos and P Bradley Pinion are expected to compete for kickoff duties, as well.

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  Buccaneers | Trio mentioned as return candidates    Wed May 8, 09:57 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Scott Miller, RB Dare Ogunbowale and WR Bobo Wilson were each players special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong mentioned by name recently, as the team looks to replace WR Adam Humphries in the punt return game.

Footballguys view: Humphries moved on to the Titans in free agency, so the Bucs have to find someone to work as the return man. Any one of the candidates listed above would work, but keep an eye on this if you play in leagues that reward points for return yardage.

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  Buccaneers | More information on Jason Pierre-Paul    Tue May 7, 09:18 PM

Updating previous reports, Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Jason Pierre-Paul (neck) would likely need five to six months of recovery time if it is determined he needs surgery on what is being reported as a fractured vertebra in his neck.

Footballguys view: No final decisions have been made yet on how to proceed, and several doctors are expected to review his scans in the coming days, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.

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  Buccaneers | Jason Pierre-Paul's season in jeopardy    Tue May 7, 12:43 PM

Updating previous reports, Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Jason Pierre-Paul suffered a fractured neck in a single-car accident Thursday, May 2, that puts him in danger of missing the 2019 season.

Footballguys view: Pierre-Paul will visit with neck specialists this week, according to Adam Schefter's sources, and likely will need surgery to repair the fractures in his neck. The Buccaneers are going to be in need of pass-rushing help if Pierre-Paul does miss the 2019 season due to this neck injury.

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  Buccaneers | Sergio Bailey waived    Mon May 6, 10:38 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Sergio Bailey was waived Monday, May 6.

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  Buccaneers | Kerwynn Williams to Tampa    Mon May 6, 11:17 AM

Free-agent RB Kerwynn Williams (Lions) will sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Monday, May 6, on an undisclosed deal.

Footballguys view: Williams played under Bruce Arians when both were with the Arizona Cardinals, so he knows the offense and what is expected of him. The speedster from Utah State is going to compete for a reserve role behind Ron Jones and Peyton Barber in 2019.

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  Buccaneers | O.J. Howard has fan in new OC    Sun May 5, 12:51 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (ankle) has a big fan in new offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich. 'Man, I've never seen guys like that,' Leftwich said Thursday, May 2, at one of the team's offseason workouts. 'It's hard to be around guys that can do what O.J. can do. He's very - there's not a lot of those human beings walking around on earth. Trust me, because everybody is looking for him. Everybody is looking for the next O.J. Howard. He's a young guy in this process, but what he can do being that big, being able to run it's a matchup nightmare for defenses.'

Footballguys view: Howard was a top-10 fantasy tight end last year, snaring 34 passes for 565 yards and five touchdowns. This season his production could continue to grow. In Arizona, head coach Bruce Arians didn't utilize his tight ends that much. We should see that change in 2019 now that Arians is with the Bucs. First, the game is going to the middle of the field. Second, Howard is a damn good tight end who can move the chains and be a presence in the red zone. His current ADP is TE15 (13.07) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Buccaneers | Jason Pierre-Paul injured in accident    Fri May 3, 11:44 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Jason Pierre-Paul (undisclosed) was briefly hospitalized Thursday, May 2, after a single-car accident.

Footballguys view: Bucs general manager Jason Licht released a statement about this accident. "We have been informed that Jason was involved in a one-car accident early this morning in South Florida in which he was not cited. We know that he was evaluated at a local hospital and has since been released. Our immediate concern is for the safety and well-being of Jason and his passenger." Licht said, "We have been in contact with Jason and will be getting him further evaluated by our medical staff in the near future."

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