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  Buccaneers | Tampa talks with Brentson Buckner    Fri Feb 16, 05:12 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have interviewed former Arizona Cardinals defensive line coach Brentson Buckner for their vacant defensive line coaching position.

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  Buccaneers | No talks ongoing for Mike Evans    Mon Feb 12, 04:56 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans and the Buccaneers are not currently negotiating a new deal, according to Evans' agent. Evans' fifth-year option was picked up last year, so he will be earning $13.2 million in 2018. Both parties will evaluate Evans' contract when the time comes, but for now he's going to focus on playing out his current deal, his agent added.

Footballguys view: Evans should get a big contract from the Buccaneers at the right time. They could get a deal done before the start - or early on - in the 2018 season. His numbers were down in 2017 with a career low in yards (1,001) and yards per reception (14.1), but that was primarily due to QB Jameis Winston being banged up (shoulder) and struggling to play with the injury. With a healthy Winston, Evans should be in for a bounce-back season.

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  Buccaneers | DeSean Jackson wants chemistry with QB    Sun Feb 11, 09:51 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson said he and QB Jameis Winston need to 'merge' this offseason.

Footballguys view: Jackson's first year with the Buccaneers didn't go as planned. Instead of being a downfield, big-play target, Jackson caught only 50 passes, three touchdowns and averaged only 13.4 yards per catch (his career average is 17.3 yards). Winston was banged up last year with a shoulder problem that negatively impacted his play. If healthy, we could see Jackson and Winston connect in a big way like most expected them to.

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  Buccaneers | Brentson Buckner may be option for staff    Sun Feb 11, 01:50 PM

Former Arizona Cardinals defensive line coach Brentson Buckner could be a candidate for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive line coaching position, in the opinion of the Tampa Bay Times' Greg Auman.

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  Buccaneers | Jay Hayes let go    Sun Feb 11, 09:46 AM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers fired defensive line coach Jay Hayes Friday, Feb. 9.

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  Buccaneers | TB likely to pick up Jameis Winston's option    Fri Feb 9, 06:11 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers likely will pick up QB Jameis Winston's fifth-year option this offseason, in the opinion of Buccaneers.com's Scott Smith.

Footballguys view: Why would they not pick up his option? The Buccaneers have one of the few franchise QBs in the league, and they'll get a bit more time to work out a new long-term contract with Winston. He struggled through a shoulder injury in 2017 and that impacted his stats negatively. If healthy, Winston should be in for a bounce-back season in 2018.

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  Buccaneers | Jeff Knox joins Bucs    Wed Feb 7, 08:15 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed LB Jeff Knox to a Reserve/Future deal Wednesday, Feb. 7. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Buccaneers | Tampa Bay signs Drew Ferris    Fri Feb 2, 02:45 AM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed free-agent LS Drew Ferris (Seahawks) to a reserve/future contract Thursday, Feb. 1.

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  Buccaneers | Ryan Fitzpatrick not ready to retire    Mon Jan 29, 02:32 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick said he is not considering retirement and wants to play in 2018.

Footballguys view: Fitzpatrick led the Bucs to a 2-1 record in his starts and he is still more than good enough to be a backup in the NFL. He is even one of the better backups when it comes to preserving fantasy value in a passing game because of his aggressive nature. He'll make a Week 1 roster if he wants to be on one.

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  Buccaneers | Skyler Fulton named WRs coach    Sun Jan 28, 02:26 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive assistant Skyler Fulton has been named the team's new wide receivers coach. Offensive coordinator Todd Monken was also the wide receivers coach last season but will now be the full-time offensive coordinator.

Footballguys view: Monken should be able to focus more on his offensive coordinator duties, while Koetter is still expected to retain playcalling duties. Monken has been a good wide receiver coach over the years and Fulton will have big shoes to fill. Fulton was a wide receiver for Koetter's Arizona State team for three seasons.

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  Buccaneers | Doug Martin not returning?    Wed Jan 17, 02:21 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin has 'no chance' of being on Tampa Bay's roster next season, in the opinion of the Tampa Bay Times' Rick Stroud.

Footballguys view: Martin probably shouldn't have been on the roster this year. The team paid him over five million non-guaranteed dollars despite being unavailable for the first three games. Even with the endorsement of the team, he was the same unexciting back that he had been recently, and Martin was outperformed by Peyton Barber down the stretch. Martin will have to fight to be a backup next year.

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  Buccaneers | DeSean Jackson talks Jameis Winston    Wed Jan 17, 02:09 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston needs to go back to having fun with football, according to WR DeSean Jackson. 'Go back to being comfortable [as] who he used to be. Go back to having fun,' Jackson said about his quarterback.

Footballguys view: Jackson said Winston needs to stop trying to "impress the world". Winston seemed to be pressing at times, and his chemistry throwing deep to Jackson was non-existent. It could make Jackson a good sleeper for next season, likely to be overlooked in fantasy drafts.

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  Buccaneers | Doug Martin 'wasn't ever the same' in 2017    Tue Jan 16, 12:16 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin failed to rush for even 500 yards for the fourth time in five years. General manager Jason Licht attributed Martin's most recent disappointing season to his season-opening suspension and the idea he wasn't able to reach the form he showed in the preseason after returning from his three-game absence.

Footballguys view: Martin is set to count $6.75 million against the cap in 2018, but with zero remaining in dead money we won't see him back with the team. Entering free agency with so many question marks, we can't see a ton of teams lined up for the veteran back. The fact that it's a very strong draft class at running back this year doesn't bode well for Martin either.

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  Buccaneers | Alan Cross undergoes surgery    Thu Jan 11, 03:34 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers FB Alan Cross (hernia) underwent surgery Thursday, Jan. 11, to repair a sports hernia, according to a source. He is expected to be ready for offseason workouts.

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  Buccaneers | Peyton Barber could start for Bucs in '18    Wed Jan 10, 11:18 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Peyton Barber 'will be right there' in regards to his status of possibly being the club's lead running back going into 2018, according to head coach Dirk Koetter, and it will 'definitely be a consideration.'

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  Buccaneers | Kwon Alexander to receive raise    Sat Jan 6, 10:16 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Kwon Alexander's 2018 salary will increase from its original $705,000 to around $1.9 million because of a performance escalator for playing at least 35 percent of the defensive snaps over his first three seasons.

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  Buccaneers | Tampa Bay signs eight    Thu Jan 4, 02:37 AM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed WRs Jake Lampman and Devin Lucien, FB Austin Johnson, CB Reese Fleming, LB Eric Nzeocha, OTs Givens Price and Brad Seaton, and OG Avery Young to Reserve/Future contracts Wednesday, Jan. 3.

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  Buccaneers | T.J. Ward arrested Wednesday    Wed Jan 3, 10:29 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers FS T.J. Ward was arrested the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 3, on drug charges. He was charged with 'possession of cannabis' and 'possession of drug paraphernalia' in Tampa Bay and was released later in the day after posting $2,500 bond, according to jail records.

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  Buccaneers | Jameis Winston sets record for his age    Tue Jan 2, 12:43 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston set the record for most touchdown passes for a player before his 24th birthday, recording his 69th on a late touchdown pass to WR Chris Godwin in the club's Week 17 game Sunday, Dec. 31. That edged out the previous record of 68, set by retired QB Dan Marino.

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  Buccaneers | Brent Grimes to remain a Buccaneer?    Tue Jan 2, 12:01 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Brent Grimes, who will be an unrestricted free agent in March, said that the club told him they would like to bring him back for the 2018 season.

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  Buccaneers | Week 17 game recap for Buccaneers     Sun Dec 31, 09:43 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston completed 28 of his 51 passes for 363 yards, a touchdown and three interceptions in a 31-24 win over the New Orleans Saints in Week 17, and he added five carries for 32 yards and a score. RB Peyton Barber rushed 17 times for 71 yards and a touchdown and caught two passes for 18 yards. WR Chris Godwin had seven catches for 111 yards and a touchdown, Adam Humphries caught seven passes for 102 yards, and WR Mike Evans finished with five catches for 55 yards. TE Cameron Brate caught three passes for 37 yards.

Footballguys view: Godwin's role should grow next year and Barber could play a big role with Dirk Koetter returning next year. The Bucs were disappointing this year, but the offense got stronger after Winston returned from his shoulder injury.

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Cameron Brate player page
Adam Humphries player page
Chris Godwin player page


  Buccaneers | Caleb Benenoch hurt in finale    Sun Dec 31, 07:03 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers OT Caleb Benenoch (ankle) suffered a knee injury in the Week 17 game against the New Orleans Saints due to a left ankle injury and he is questionable to return. He was sent for X-rays.

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  Buccaneers | T.J. Ward hurts knee in Week 17    Sun Dec 31, 06:21 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers S T.J. Ward (knee) suffered a knee injury in the Week 17 game against the New Orleans Saints and he is questionable to return.

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  Buccaneers | Cameron Brate ready to play    Sun Dec 31, 03:53 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate (hip, knee) is officially active for the team's Week 17 game.

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  Buccaneers | DeSean Jackson to miss Week 17    Sun Dec 31, 03:47 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson (ankle) has been declared inactive for the team's Week 17 game.

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  Buccaneers | Week 17 Tampa Bay inactives    Sun Dec 31, 03:18 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared OG Adam Gettis, CB David Rivers, WR DeSean Jackson, LB Devante Bond, DE Patrick O'Connor, DL Robert Ayers, QB Ryan W. Griffin inactive for Week 17.

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  Buccaneers | Dirk Koetter will return    Fri Dec 29, 08:15 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter has been informed that he will return as the team's head coach next season.

Footballguys view: Jay Gruden being kept by Washington is less surprising than this move. The Bucs had high hopes after a strong second half of 2016 but almost nothing came together for them. Koetter will get a chance to do better with the same pieces next year.

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  Buccaneers | Cameron Brate questionable for finale    Fri Dec 29, 07:37 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate (hip, knee) practiced in full on Friday, Dec. 29, and he is listed as questionable for Week 17 against the New Orleans Saints.

Footballguys view: Brate was the team's primary tight end last week with OJ Howard out, but he didn't produce against the Panthers. He'll be a desperation play against the Saints in Week 17.

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  Buccaneers | DeSean Jackson listed as questionable    Fri Dec 29, 07:36 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson (ankle) was listed as a limited participant in practice Friday, Dec. 29, and he is considered questionable for Week 17 against the New Orleans Saints.

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  Buccaneers | Thursday practice report for Tampa Bay    Thu Dec 28, 07:26 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Devante Bond (ankle) and WR Chris Godwin (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 28. DE Robert Ayers (shoulder), LB Lavonte David (hamstring) and DT Gerald McCoy (biceps) were limited during practice. DE Ryan Russell (shoulder) and CB Ryan Smith (ankle) fully participated in practice.

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Devante Bond player page
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  Buccaneers | Limited practice for Cameron Brate    Thu Dec 28, 07:23 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate (hip, knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 28.

Footballguys view: With OJ Howard out, Brate might get a tad more run, but we aren't willing to bet much on it. He's a low-end TE2 this week against New Orleans and we'd imagine he's trade bait this offseason.

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  Buccaneers | DeSean Jackson listed as limited    Thu Dec 28, 07:14 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson (ankle) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 28.

Footballguys view: It still looks questionable for Jackson this week, and we'll see if he can get in close to a full practice on Friday.

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  Buccaneers | Jake Lampman added to practice squad    Wed Dec 27, 08:14 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed WR Jake Lampman to their practice squad Wednesday, Dec. 27.


  Buccaneers | Tampa Bay's Wednesday injury report    Wed Dec 27, 05:36 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Devante Bond (ankle) and WR Chris Godwin (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 27. DE Robert Ayers (shoulder), LB Lavonte David (hamstring), DT Gerald McCoy (biceps), DE Ryan Russell (shoulder) and CB Ryan Smith (ankle) were limited.

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Lavonte David player page
Devante Bond player page
Chris Godwin player page


  Buccaneers | Cameron Brate sits out of practice    Wed Dec 27, 03:47 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate (hip, knee) was sidelined during practice Wednesday, Dec. 27.

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  Buccaneers | DeSean Jackson back at practice Wednesday    Wed Dec 27, 02:45 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson (foot) was spotted at practice Wednesday, Dec. 27.

Footballguys view: Jackson missed Week 16 due to this injury but it sounds like he could get on the field this week. His first season in Tampa is not going well, and the big-play receiver only has one catch of greater than 40 yards in 2017...and that was in Week 5 against the Patriots.

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  Buccaneers | Chris Conte busy in Week 16    Sun Dec 24, 04:50 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers S Chris Conte factored in on nine total tackles with a pass defensed in Week 16 against the Carolina Panthers.

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  Buccaneers | Lavonte David totals 11 stops    Sun Dec 24, 04:49 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Lavonte David was in on a total of 11 tackles in Week 16 against the Carolina Panthers.

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  Buccaneers | Cameron Brate posts three grabs    Sun Dec 24, 04:49 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate posted three catches for 13 yards on four targets in Week 16 against the Carolina Panthers.

Footballguys view: Brate was a big disappointment on a day when he didn't have to compete with OJ Howard for targets. Brate will be a free agent next year, which could open up a starting job for Howard.

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  Buccaneers | Chris Godwin goes for 98 yards    Sun Dec 24, 04:48 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin managed three receptions for 98 yards on six targets in Week 16 against the Carolina Panthers.

Footballguys view: Godwin had the long gain of the day for the Bucs on a 70-yard catch and run that includes one eluded tackle, although he couldn't outrun Luke Kuechly. The Bucs could save 3.5 million dollars by cutting Desean Jackson and making Godwin a starter next year, but they already committing 7.5 million whether he's on the roster or not.

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  Buccaneers | Mike Evans finally tops century mark    Sun Dec 24, 04:48 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans posted six receptions for 107 yards on eight targets in the Week 16 game against the Carolina Panthers.

Footballguys view: Evans was open frequently against the mediocre Panthers corners, and Jameis Winston was throwing the ball about as well as he all season. Evans will have a real test against Marshon Lattimore next week, but it is one that Julio Jones excelled on this week.

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  Buccaneers | Doug Martin bottled up in Charlotte    Sun Dec 24, 04:43 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin rushed six times for seven yards in Week 16 against the Carolina Panthers and he did not have any receptions or targets.

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  Buccaneers | Peyton Barber leads backfield    Sun Dec 24, 04:42 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Peyton Barber had a team-high 13 rushes for 51 yards in Week 16 against the Carolina Panthers while adding two receptions for four yards on his two targets.

Footballguys view: Barber had one breakaway run early, but was mostly ineffective after that. The Bucs backfield is about to be thrown into disarray this offseason, but Barber might have endeared himself enough with his play late this year to be a part of it in 2018.

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  Buccaneers | Jameis Winston throws for 367 yards, TD    Sun Dec 24, 04:42 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston completed 21 of his 27 pass attempts for 367 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in the Week 16 game against the Carolina Panthers. He also lost three fumbles.

Footballguys view: Winston was very effective, but lost two fumbles on sacks and had trouble finishing drives with touchdown passes. He has righted the ship after a rough first half and shoulder injury.

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  Buccaneers | Cameron Brate ready to play    Sun Dec 24, 12:04 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate (hip, knee) is officially active for the team's Week 16 game.

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  Buccaneers | Tampa Bay's Week 16 inactives    Sun Dec 24, 11:36 AM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared OG Adam Gettis, WR DeSean Jackson, LB Nigel Harris, DE Patrick O'Connor, DL Robert Ayers, CB Ryan Smith, QB Ryan W. Griffin inactive for Week 16.

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  Buccaneers | Cameron Brate likely to play    Sun Dec 24, 10:24 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate (hip, knee) is expected to play in Week 16's game against the Carolina Panthers, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Brate has a chance at a good game with OJ Howard and DeSean Jackson both out for this one.

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  Buccaneers | Jake Lampman cut from PS    Sat Dec 23, 08:49 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers cut free-agent WR Jake Lampman (Saints) from the practice squad on Saturday, Dec. 23.

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  Buccaneers | Jake Lampman off practice squad    Sat Dec 23, 02:04 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Jake Lampman was released from the practice squad Saturday, Dec. 23.

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  Buccaneers | Chris Godwin expected to start    Fri Dec 22, 06:45 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin is expected to start in Week 16 against the Carolina Panthers.

Footballguys view: Godwin is still a longshot this week with Cameron Brate and Adam Humphries carrying more existing chemistry with Jameis Winston. He's worth watching to gauge his dynasty prospects, which looked bright in the preseason.

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