Fantasy Football News & Views
Buccaneers | Mike Glennon wants to stay put Fri May 29, 12:26 AM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Mike Glennon said he is happy with the team and won't ask for a trade during the offseason.
|Footballguys view: We're actually a bit surprised that Glennon didn't get moved during the draft. He's got a strong arm and some mobility that helps him keep plays alive. Glennon has starting experience and has appeared in 19 games over the last two years. He'll work as a primary backup behind Jameis Winston in 2015.|
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Buccaneers | Austin Seferian-Jenkins to breakout? Thu May 28, 10:19 PM
Tampa Buccaneers TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins appears poised for a breakout season in 2015 if he can stay healthy. Buccaneers offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter appears willing to utilize his tight ends this season.
|Footballguys view: Seferian-Jenkins is a TE2 with TE1 upside for fantasy owners this year. He's a huge target who can use his size to dominate in the red zone. The Bucs may have to pass more than some think in order to stay in games, and valuable assets like Seferian-Jenkins could be big pieces of the puzzle.|
Austin Seferian-Jenkins player page
Buccaneers | Jameis Winston already impressing Thu May 28, 07:52 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston has quickly shown a good work ethic just a few days into organized team activities. 'We have to kind of tell him when to leave,' head coach Lovie Smith said. Smith added that he's pleased with where Winston is at right now in his progress with the offense. 'I've seen marked improvement... He's showing more and more comfort in the pocket. There's a lot you ask a rookie to do, but Jameis is picking it all up.' TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins said Winston is getting better every day and quickly picking up the offense.
|Footballguys view: Good signs for the rookie quarterback here. Winston has some Ben Roethlisberger (Steelers) to his game. Like Roethlisberger, Winston is a big quarterback who can keep plays alive with his feet while keeping his eyes downfield. He's got great targets to throw to in Tampa, and Winston has good upside for dynasty owners.|
Jameis Winston player page
Buccaneers | Ali Marpet injures hamstring Thu May 28, 05:11 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers OG Ali Marpet (hamstring) recently suffered a hamstring injury during organized team activities and was held out of practice Thursday, May 28. Head coach Lovie Smith said the injury is not serious. Marpet is expected to start as a rookie this year.
|Footballguys view: The Buccaneers need the upgrade at guard, so Marpet will get nursed along until training camp. This offense cannot afford to have the offensive line issues it had last season. Marpet is quick out of stance and into the defender while using his hips and arm extension to lock out and control his man. Marpet also has the leg drive to drive his man backward and finish. He's not as good at the edge and played against lower-level competition, so he fits much better at guard than tackle right now.|
Buccaneers | Mike Evans hurts hamstring Thu May 28, 04:45 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans (hamstring) tweaked his hamstring during organized team activities Thursday, May 28. Head coach Lovie Smith said Evans' injury isn't major.
|Footballguys view: Mike Evans has the potential to be a top-10 fantasy WR, and as the injury isn't major he should retain that potential unless the injury lingers. Right now his ADP is a third round pick, which puts him as a WR2 for fantasy owners.|
Mike Evans player page
Buccaneers | Brandon Bogotay signed Thu May 28, 11:38 AM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed PK Brandon Bogotay (Browns) to an undisclosed deal Thursday, May 28.
|Footballguys view: Just a team bringing in a camp leg to see if they have more options than just Patrick Murray and Mike Koenen.|
Buccaneers | Charles Sims could start for TB? Tue May 26, 05:31 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims has a solid chance of beating out RB Doug Martin for Tampa Bay's starting running back gig, according to Pat Yasinskas of ESPN.com.
|Footballguys view: The more reports we see out of Tampa, the more it seems like Sims could be their top guy. Coming out of college, Sims reminded some in the scouting community of a poor man's version of Matt Forte (Bears) because of his ability as a runner and receiver out of the backfield. If he wins the starting job, Sims could put up good RB2 numbers for fantasy owners. He could easily outperform his current ADP of RB39 (8.08) in 12-team PPR leagues.|
Doug Martin player page
Charles Sims player page
Buccaneers | Charles Sims excited for new season Tue May 26, 05:25 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims is anxious to capitalize on his short-lived 2014 campaign when he suffered a torn ankle tendon that caused him to miss the first eight games of the season. 'I was just getting in the groove and then the season was over,' Sims said. 'I'm looking forward to next year and it will be interesting to see what's going to happen.'
|Footballguys view: Fantasy owners should be excited about Sims and his RB2 upside. He didn't get going until Week 10 as a rookie and finished the season with 66 carries for 185 yards and one touchdown. Sims also chipped in with 19 catches for 190 yards. His all-purpose ability could thrust him into the starting lineup over Doug Martin. Watch this battle unfold in training camp and the preseason.|
Charles Sims player page
Buccaneers | Charles Sims will be featured Sat May 23, 06:17 PM
Tampa Buccaneers RB Charles Sims is viewed very highly by coaches, according to Pat Yasinskas of ESPN.com Friday, May 22.
|Footballguys view: Things change pretty quickly around here. It wasn't that long ago that Doug Martin was coming off an incredible rookie season, and he was seen as an emerging star for the Buccaneers. Now, Martin is an afterthought and Sims seems to be the hotter running back. We like Sims all-around ability as a determined runner between the tackles and receiver out of the backfield. Sims has a current ADP of RB40 (9.01), and he could certainly outperform that position in 2015.|
Buccaneers | Emmanuel Ogbuehi waived Tue May 19, 05:17 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Emmanuel Ogbuehi (undisclosed) was waived/injured Tuesday, May 19.
Buccaneers | D.J. Swearinger claimed Tue May 12, 05:13 PM
Free-agent SS D.J. Swearinger was officially claimed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tuesday, May 12.
|Footballguys view: The Buccaneers sit at the top of the waiver wire priority list, and they've been looking to upgrade their secondary all offseason. Swearinger struggles in coverage and he sometimes takes bad angles as a run-defender, but he's a strong intimidator who can play close to the line of scrimmage. He'll compete with Bradley McDougald for the starting strong safety position.|
D.J. Swearinger player page
Buccaneers | Jameis Winston learning quickly Sun May 10, 11:34 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston was praised by head coach Lovie smith for his ability to learn the playbook. 'He's been cramming like it's a final exam, and he's doing a good job of it,' Smith said. 'We've seen marked improvement from the moment we gave him his playbook. Jameis is a bright guy. He'll be able to get it all.'
|Footballguys view: Winston is an alpha male with all the confidence in the world. He wants to be the best in the league, and it looks like he's taking the transition to the pros like a professional. The Bucs have a nice group of weapons around their young quarterback. There will be some struggles for Winston this year, but we're excited to see him develop.|
Buccaneers | Jameis Winston files counterclaim Sun May 10, 02:15 AM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston filed a counterclaim against Erica Kinsman, the woman who originally sued Winston for sexual assault.
|Footballguys view: This issue isn't going to go away for some time. We'll have to see how this whole thing shakes out.|
Buccaneers | Mike Evans approves of Jameis Winston Wed May 6, 04:36 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston has received the approval of WR Mike Evans. 'He can sit in the pocket, deliver the ball and that's more opportunities for the receivers,' Evans said, emphasizing his desire for a pocket passer.
|Footballguys view: Winston is athletic enough to keep plays alive with his feet, but make no mistake about it--he can make throws from the pocket. He can throw with touch, but he can also fire in stick throws between defenders. Think of Ben Roethlisberger (Steelers) when you think of Winston. He'll challenge the defense vertically, and he will make mistakes...but Winston is always looking to make a big play.|
Mike Evans player page
Buccaneers | Mike Evans wants to improve Wed May 6, 04:19 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans wants to improve his route running and his understanding of coverages for the 2015 season. Evans added that he has two other goals of making the playoffs and making the Pro Bowl.
|Footballguys view: A motivated Evans is a dangerous Evans. He's got a ton of talent and should be able to flourish with rookie QB Jameis Winston tossing him the rock. Evans is a dominant player at the point of the catch, and he does a good job of ripping passes out of the air. He can be used on deep targets, and he has the size to be dominant in the red zone. We love him as a WR2 with upside for fantasy owners. In DFS, Evans could be dominant in certain matchups.|
Mike Evans player page
Buccaneers | Kenny Bell capable of starting? Tue May 5, 03:29 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Kenny Bell could play a big role this year, according to general manager Jason Licht. 'His skill set is best for outside. He can stretch the field. He also has the experience of playing inside,' Licht said. 'We see him really making a push for contributing and playing a big role for us this year. He's got upside to be a starter as well.
|Footballguys view: Bell certainly has a different skill set from the starters in Tampa (Mike Evans, Vincent Jackson). The rookie can take the top off the defense, and that speed will make him a deep target for fellow rookie Jameis Winston. In addition to speed, Bell has great 'my ball' mentality and he will regularly win at the point of the catch. He's a good weapon to add for your dynasty team. Re-draft owners need to keep him on your waiver wire speed dial.|
Buccaneers | Jameis Winston likely to start Tue May 5, 08:43 AM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston will be given every chance to start in 2015. 'It's pretty difficult to say with a straight face that we're not going to give Jameis that opportunity to win it right away,' general manager Jason Licht told PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio. 'He's the first overall pick. We think he's very advanced in terms of his ability to play and pick up schemes and concepts and learn the playbook relative to most rookies, or any rookie we've scouted in recent history. So he's gonna have every opportunity.'
|Footballguys view: The Bucs didn't take him first overall to just sit on the bench. Winston has the capability to step in and start from day one. He's far from a finished product, but Winston has a skill set familiar to Ben Roethlisberger (Steelers). Winston should be able to flourish at times as a rookie with big targets on the outside like Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson.|
Buccaneers | Charles Sims likely to be featured Mon May 4, 10:47 AM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims is likely to be featured in the offense this season.
|Footballguys view: The team is moving on from Doug Martin. They did not pick up Martin's fifth-year option, so he will be a free agent in 2016. The Bucs want to see what Sims can be as a featured back, and fantasy owners need to take notice. Coming out of college (West Virginia, Houston), Sims was a player often compared to Matt Forte (Bears) because of his ability as a runner and receiver out of the backfield.|
Buccaneers | Doug Martin's option not picked up Mon May 4, 09:01 AM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin will be an unrestricted free-agent in 2016 after the team decided not to exercise his fifth-year player option Monday, May 4.
|Footballguys view: Things have changed with Martin over the last couple of years. Mainly, he's struggled to stay healthy and impress when on the field. In 16 games as a rookie, Martin rushed for almost 1,500 yards (with almost 500 receiving yards) and looked like a star on the rise. Since then, Martin has played in 17 games over the last two years and hasn't rushed for 1,000 yards combined during that time. He'll have to see if a fresh start can help him get his career back on track next offseason.|
Doug Martin player page
Buccaneers | Jameis Winston signs contract Fri May 1, 04:00 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston signed his rookie contract with the Buccaneers Friday, May 1. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: That happened quickly and you have to like it. The sooner he gets practicing, the better. If they can draft some offensive line help Friday night, Winston becomes a high rookie pick in fantasy drafts and could be a decent backup late in redrafts.|
Buccaneers | Randy Gregory could be option Fri May 1, 03:06 PM
Nebraska DE/LB Randy Gregory is still on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' draft board. The Buccaneers have the 34th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.
|Footballguys view: Now is the time where his first round talent overshadows his issues off the field but is it enough for them to pull the trigger? There are some teams with serious questions about Gregory but the Bucs are a team with people clamoring for their pick in the second. Could Gregory be a target?|
Buccaneers | Expected to take a OT in second round Fri May 1, 02:40 PM
Oregon OT Jake Fisher and Pittsburgh OT T.J. Clemmings are expected to be targets for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the 34th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.
|Footballguys view: This is a team which needs to improve the offensive line for their new quarterback. Fisher and Clemmings are the two best tackles left. Add that up and even with common core math, you can see the answer pretty evenly. We lean towards Clemmings as he could be the best tackle in the draft when all is said and done, but he is more raw so Fisher could just as easily be the pick. Either one is a good way to go.|
Buccaneers | Jameis Winston already causing trouble? Fri May 1, 12:31 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston was encouraged by the team to remove a photo on his Instagram account that showed him in front of a plate of Alaskan king crab legs. Winston had a civil lawsuit against him in college after leaving a grocery store without paying for $34 worth of crab legs and crawfish.
|Footballguys view: This is just about the most ridiculous story ye and really just a good way for people to get 'clicks' the morning of Day 2 of the 2015 NFL Draft. While a low profile might have been a better idea, Winston was clearly having fun and no more. Clearly he has a long road ahead of him in earning the trust of team, media and fans though. If Tampa can get some protection for him on day two, with the weapons he has, Winston could have a big rookie year. He'll go early in rookie drafts and perhaps be a late 'hail mary' option late in redrafts.|
Buccaneers | Jameis Winston selected first overall Thu Apr 30, 06:36 PM
Florida State QB Jameis Winston was selected first overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2015 NFL Draft Thursday, April 30.
|Footballguys view: The pick we all knew was coming, Winston can step right in and run the offense. He has tremendous weapons to throw to, but the offensive line continues to be a concern. Luckily the team can grab some talent in the second and third rounds. If he can stay out of trouble off the field, he has the talent to be a long term starter for them - and a great fantasy starter sooner than later.|
Buccaneers | Jocquel Skinner waived Wed Apr 29, 05:12 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Jocquel Skinner was placed on no-recall waivers Wednesday, April 29.
Buccaneers | Fielding calls for No. 1 pick Tue Apr 28, 02:47 AM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht told media more than one team has inquired about the Buccaneers' No. 1 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Licht said the calls were more about 'feeling out what it would take' to acquire the pick.
|Footballguys view: Same as it ever was. We think the Buccaneers take Jameis Winston (Florida State) with the top pick.|
Buccaneers | Bobby Rainey signs tender Fri Apr 24, 06:42 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers restricted free-agent RB Bobby Rainey signed his one-year tender offer Friday, April 24. Rainey will make $1.542 million in 2015.
|Footballguys view: Rainey is a reserve runner with little dynasty value. He'll fill in once in a while as a change-of-pace back, but we've never been overly impressed with his ability to be anything more than a spot starter or backup.|
Bobby Rainey player page
Buccaneers | TB interested in Adrian Peterson? Thu Apr 23, 06:22 PM
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson could be of interest to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports.
|Footballguys view: Peterson's agent, Ben Dogra, recently posted a picture on social networking that featured him sitting in a chair--Peterson jersey behind him--wearing a Buccaneers hat. Tampa has the first-overall pick in the draft, but we can't imagine them giving that up--even for a talented back like Adrian Peterson. He's reinstated by the league, but where Peterson plays in 2015 is still a mystery.|
Adrian Peterson player page
Buccaneers | Bucs management agrees on quarterbacks Mon Apr 20, 06:18 PM
Tampa Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith said he and general manager Jason Licht are 'in total agreement' of their ranking of draft-eligible quarterbacks. Smith said the whole organization is in agreement.
|Footballguys view: We're expecting Jameis Winston (Florida State) to be the first pick in the draft. The Buccaneers need a franchise quarterback, and Winston has the best arm talent in this draft class. He's a much more polished quarterback than Marcus Mariota (Oregon), but off field concerns could/should give the Buccaneers pause when considering Winston.|
Buccaneers | Bucs gathering info on Jameis Winston Sun Apr 19, 08:47 PM
Florida State QB Jameis Winston's background has been researched closely by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and according to the Tampa Bay Times, the Buccaneers communicated directly with assistant state attorney Georgia Cappleman, who did the majority of the work regarding the claims made by Erica Kinsman against Winston.
|Footballguys view: The Buccaneers have to find out as much about Winston as they possibly can before the draft. On the field, Winston is the best quarterback in this class and he reminds some in the scouting community of Ben Roethlisberger (Steelers). Off the field, character and immaturity concerns remain. We still believe Winston is going to be the first-overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.|
Buccaneers | Chase Tenpenny cut Thu Apr 16, 02:09 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers P Chase Tenpenny was released Thursday, April 16.
|Footballguys view: The Bucs, like most teams, figure they can find a punter almost anywhere. They aren't wrong and could need the roster space for someone else.|
Buccaneers | George Johnson trade update Wed Apr 15, 02:34 PM
Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions DE George Johnson and a seventh-round draft choice have been acquired by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for a fifth-round draft choice.Link to story
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Buccaneers | George Johnson acquired Wed Apr 15, 08:29 AM
Detroit Lions DE George Johnson was acquired by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wednesday, April 15. Tampa signed Johnson to an offer sheet that was disputed by Detroit, but the sides swapped undisclosed draft picks to settle it.
|Footballguys view: Johnson was a journeyman pass-rusher his first four years in the league. Last season he had a career-high six sacks with the Lions...the first six sacks of his career. Now, he's going to be with the Buccaneers. Expect the NFLPA to look into this snafu and trade.|
George Johnson player page
Buccaneers | Analyst predicts Marcus Mariota to Bucs Mon Apr 13, 09:20 AM
Oregon QB Marcus Mariota is slated to be selected first in the 2015 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to ESPN's Ron Jaworski. 'The latest I'm hearing now from my sources around the league, who are pretty wired in, is that he's going to go number one now to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers,' said Jaworski.
|Footballguys view: Oh please not again. Mariota has been talked about quite a bit during April....the time when there's a lot of misdirection being tossed about. Yes, he COULD be the first pick overall, but there's also been speculation that he could fall to the Eagles at 20. At this point, we don't trust much of what we hear...about any player. Mariota has a ton of question marks as a pro passer, and it would be somewhat surprising for him to be taken first overall.|
Buccaneers | Damarious Randall visiting Tampa Bay Thu Apr 9, 11:00 PM
Arizona State SS Damarious Randall is visiting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, April 12.Link to story
Buccaneers | Doug Martin has backer in Lovie Thu Apr 9, 08:18 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin has a supporter in head coach Lovie Smith. Smith said the team hasn't 'seen the true Doug Martin yet.' Smith also said RB Bobby Rainey is the current starting punt returner.
|Footballguys view: The tenor on Martin is positive publicly, but the Bucs are rumored to love Charles Sims and were also mentioned in connection with some big RB names that were possibly available. Martin's fifth-year option decision is coming up after the draft. It's a paltry 5.621 million, so if it isn't a yes, that will be telling. Then again, the Saints declined Mark Ingram's option last year and ended up re-signing him for less on a per year basis.|
Doug Martin player page
Bobby Rainey player page
Buccaneers | Offensive line a focus for draft Thu Apr 9, 06:47 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht said the team will focus on offensive linemen in the NFL Draft this year.
|Footballguys view: They sure as heck need it. The Buccaneers offensive line was a travesty to the phrase 'offensive line' last season. No matter who their quarterback is--Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota, Mike Glennon, Fozzy Bear--they need help keeping him upright.|
Buccaneers | Larry Dean signs with Tampa Thu Apr 9, 10:36 AM
Free-agent LB Larry Dean (Bills) signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday, April 9.
|Footballguys view: Dean is a special teams guy who played under Leslie Frazier in Minnesota a few years back. That's likely all he'll be doing for Frazier in Tampa Bay as well.|
Larry Dean player page
Buccaneers | George Johnson signed to offer sheet Tue Apr 7, 10:20 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed restricted free-agent DE George Johnson (Lions) to a three-year offer sheet Tuesday, April 7. Financial terms are undisclosed.
|Footballguys view: The Lions have five days to match the offer. If they don't, the team will receive no compensation for losing Johnson.|
George Johnson player page
Buccaneers | Will host several WR prospects Tue Apr 7, 05:47 PM
Kansas State WR Tyler Lockett, Duke WR Jamison Crowder, Georgia WR Chris Conley, South Florida WR Andre Davis, Air Force WR Connor Dietz and Florida State WR Christian X. Jones will all be involved in pre-draft workouts and visits for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
|Footballguys view: Lockett is a player we'd like to highlight here. Behind Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans, the Bucs have plenty of question marks at wide receiver. Lockett could be a fine slot receiver in the pros. He's ultra-quick, fast and sudden in and out of his breaks. Lockett is a big play waiting to happen, and he's also a fantastic kick/punt returner. We could see Lockett coming off the board in the second- or third-round of the draft.|
Buccaneers | Jameis Winston to work out for TB Tue Apr 7, 01:19 PM
Florida State QB Jameis Winston will be put through a private workout by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wednesday, April 8, after already visiting at the team's facilities.
|Footballguys view: We'd be shocked if Winston wasn't their pick at number-one overall. Winston reminds us of Ben Roethlisberger with his skill set, and sometimes looks like Jay Cutler because of his decision making. He comes with some off-field baggage, but the talent on the field is undeniable. Winston is supremely confident in his ability, and the Bucs need a franchise quarterback in a bad way.|
Buccaneers | Marcus Mariota works out for Bucs Tue Apr 7, 01:18 PM
Oregon QB Marcus Mariota had a private workout for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tuesday, April 7. Head coach Lovie Smith and offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter were among the team officials that traveled to the workout.
|Footballguys view: It's nice that Mariota is working out for the Bucs, but we'd be floored if he was the first-overall pick. At the end of the day, Mariota is a bigger project than some think. The offense at Oregon had him in the shotgun all day throwing to mostly wide-open receivers. Mariota needs to learn how to work from under center, go through his progressions quickly as a he drops back and show the ability to consistently make stick throws between defenders.|
Buccaneers | Lawrence Tynes files lawsuit Mon Apr 6, 05:04 PM
Free-agent PK Lawrence Tynes (Buccaneers) has filed a lawsuit against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in regards to a MRSA outbreak a couple years ago.Link to story
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Buccaneers | Adrian Amos works out Mon Apr 6, 06:31 AM
Penn State S Adrian Amos recently worked out for Tampa Bay Buccaneers safeties coach Mikal Smith in advance of the 2015 NFL Draft.
|Footballguys view: Amos is a smart player who does a good job of recognizing routes as they unfold in front of him. Athletic and rangy, Amos can cover deep and can be utilized as a slot corner if needed. He struggles in run defense, and Amos should be a fifth- or sixth-round pick in the 2015 NFL draft.|
Buccaneers | Jorvorskie Lane to re-sign Fri Apr 3, 03:47 PM
Free-agent FB Jorvorskie Lane (Buccaneers) will sign a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
|Footballguys view: Lane played in nine games for the Bucs last year before a broken leg ended his season. He'll come back to play fullback and blast open holes for the ground game in 2015.|
Jorvorskie Lane player page
Buccaneers | Ben Gottschalk signs Thu Apr 2, 05:41 PM
Free-agent C Ben Gottschalk (Chiefs) signed an undisclosed deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday, April 2.
|Footballguys view: Gottschalk competed in the NFL veteran combine last month, and he did enough to attract attention from the Buccaneers. He will compete for a reserve roster spot with Josh Allen and Jeremiah Warren.|
Buccaneers | Sign Emmanuel Ogbuehi Thu Apr 2, 05:11 PM
Free-agent TE Emmanuel Ogbuehi (Ravens) signed a two-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday, April 2. Financial terms were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Ogbuehi (6-2, 230) worked out as a fullback as well as tight end, and he participated in the veteran combine last month. The former Georgia State prospect has yet to play in an NFL game, but he's spent the last two seasons with Ravens, Browns and Dolphins. Fullback Javorski Lane was re-signed earlier this offseason and Ogbuehi will compete with Lane for the fullback job.|
Buccaneers | Jameis Winston impresses TB at pro day Tue Mar 31, 02:26 PM
Former Florida State QB Jameis Winston impressed Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht at his pro day Tuesday, March 31. Licht said Winston makes players around him better, and he felt that Winston showed that during his pro day. The Buccaneers hold the No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft and it is widely speculated that they will select Winston.
|Footballguys view: This is contradictory to other reports that said he had a "so-so" pro day. Can we please stop with the overanalysis of pro days? It's a pre-scripted workout where quarterbacks throw to players they've worked with and there's zero coverage. It was an absolute joke that Teddy Bridgewater fell down draft boards due to a below average pro day last year. That won't be the case with Winston who (no matter how you grade his pro day) is likely to be the top pick in the draft.|
Buccaneers | Attending Jameis Winston's pro day Tue Mar 31, 12:11 PM
Florida State QB Jameis Winston's Tuesday, March 31, pro day is being attended by five staff members of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, including general manager Jason Licht, head coach Lovie Smith and offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter, according to NFL Network's Albert Breer.
|Footballguys view: It's the worst kept secret in the league. We're about 99.9 percent sure that Tampa is going to select Winston with the first-overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.|
Buccaneers | Dan Connolly visiting Tuesday Mon Mar 30, 11:18 PM
Free-agent OG Dan Connolly (Patriots) will visit with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tuesday, March 30, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: If added to the Bucs roster, Connolly would be reunited with friend and former teammate Logan Mankins. The Bucs have a Patriots connection in the front office with general manager Jason Licht and his assistant Jon Robinson.|