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  Buccaneers | Coach hopes Jacquizz Rodgers returns    Mon Jan 23, 08:02 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter said he hopes the team will be able to re-sign impending free-agent RB Jacquizz Rodgers this offseason.

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  Buccaneers | Jameis Winston beat the rush in 2016    Sat Jan 21, 09:25 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston was pressured on 34.9 percent of his drop-backs in 2016 but posted a QBR of 80.7 in those situations, the best mark by any quarterback since 2009.

Footballguys view: The NFL average for pressure was 27.1 percent in 2016. Winston's 34.9 percent ranked as 4th-highest in the league. He's cool under fire and should only continue to get better as his pro career goes on.

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  Buccaneers | Tampa Bay adds two to roster    Fri Jan 20, 10:18 PM

Free-agent QB Sean Renfree (Falcons) and OL James Stone (Falcons) to Reserve/Future deals on Friday, Jan. 20.

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  Buccaneers | Tampa Bay an option for Adrian Peterson?    Thu Jan 19, 12:31 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he would be interested in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers if he becomes available this offseason.

Footballguys view: Where's the upside for the Bucs here? Maybe Doug Martin isn't the answer anymore, or maybe Peterson won't be more than a backup. But we've seen him behind sketchy offensive lines and Peterson doesn't seem to have much in the tank anymore.

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  Buccaneers | Jacquizz Rodgers set to be free agent    Sun Jan 15, 04:40 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Jacquizz Rodgers will be an unrestricted free agent Thursday, March 9, at 4 p.m. EST

Footballguys view: Rodgers had to start five games for the Bucs in 2016, and he was impressive when called up to do more. He should return to Tampa as a reserve/backup running back.

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  Buccaneers | Vincent Jackson to be UFA    Sun Jan 15, 04:19 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson will be an unrestricted free agent Thursday, March 9, at 4 p.m. EST

Footballguys view: Jackson has had some big seasons during his time with the Bucs. However, over the last two years Jackson has been limited to 15 games. In 2016, Jackson played in only five games finishing the year with 15 catches for 173 yards and zero touchdowns. He could end up retiring, but perhaps some team wants to give him another chance.

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  Buccaneers | New deal coming for Mike Evans?    Thu Jan 12, 09:17 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans is eligible for a contract extension this offseason, and beat writer Mark Cook believes the Buccaneers should try to extend Evans before New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. receives a new deal and sets the market.

Footballguys view: The Bucs technically don't have any hurry with Evans as they could fifth-year option him for the 2018 season. However, if they want to pay a price less than Beckham they should work on this deal ASAP. Evans had a strong season and bounced back from a 2015 campaign where he struggled with drops and only scored three touchdowns. He's a top-flight receiver in the league, and one of the best fantasy receivers out there.

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Odell Beckham Jr player page


  Buccaneers | Mike Smith staying put in Tampa    Thu Jan 12, 07:19 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator Mike Smith has agreed to terms on an extension to remain with the team.

Footballguys view: Smith was one of the favorites for the Chargers head coaching vacancy, but he withdrew his name and is staying in Tampa. He did wonders with the Bucs defense in 2016, and we'll see if he can build on the momentum built for the 2017 season.

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  Buccaneers | Noah Spence undergoes surgery    Wed Jan 11, 12:04 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Noah Spence (shoulder) is having surgery to repair a fully torn labrum in his right shoulder Wednesday, Jan. 11. He also suffered a dislocation in the shoulder. It's unknown if he'll be ready in time for the offseason program.

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  Buccaneers | Tampa Bay signs Quayvon Hicks    Tue Jan 10, 08:55 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Quayvon Hicks was signed to a Reserve/Future contract by the Atlanta Falcons Tuesday, Jan. 10.

Footballguys view: Hicks is an old school fullback who can blast open holes as a blocker. We'll see if he can get an opportunity with the Bucs.


  Buccaneers | Derel Walker terms    Tue Jan 10, 11:40 AM

Updating previous reports, Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Derel Walker received a two-year contract for the league minimum with $100,000 guaranteed. He also has a $50,000 roster bonus.

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  Buccaneers | Mike Evans busy in 2016    Fri Jan 6, 11:32 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans led the NFL with 175 targets during the 2016 season.

Footballguys view: Evans is clearly a favorite of QB Jameis Winston...and of fantasy owners. We should see him go off the board as a top-5 fantasy WR in 2017 drafts.

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  Buccaneers | Tampa Bay adds Derel Walker    Thu Jan 5, 02:37 PM

Canadian Football League WR Derel Walker signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday, Jan. 5. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Walker was a star receiver in Canada. He recorded 198 catches for 2,699 yards and 16 touchdowns in two seasons (2015-16) with the Edmonton Eskimos. Walker was the second-leading receiver in the CFL last year, and he's certainly a super deep dynasty prospect we'll be monitoring in 2017. Measuring in at 6'2" 185 pounds, Walker can make plays near the sidelines to move the chains. He lacks blazing speed, but he does a good job of looking the ball into his hands and has a good feel for field position.

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  Buccaneers | Tampa Bay adds two to future deals    Wed Jan 4, 04:37 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed TE Kivon Cartwright and PK John Lunsford to Reserve/Future deals Wednesday, Jan. 4. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

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  Buccaneers | Donteea Dye underwent surgery    Wed Jan 4, 02:36 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Donteea Dye (ankle) had surgery on his injured ankle that included screws inserted to help reset a ligament.

Footballguys view: Dye was only on the field in one game this year, and he played two snaps against the Saints in Week 14. We'll see if he can get healthy and impress in Bucs camp next year. He's expected to need about six weeks to recover.

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  Buccaneers | Bucs add four more with futures deals    Tue Jan 3, 01:54 AM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed S Isaiah Johnson, OL Josh Allen, Mike Liedtke and CB Cody Riggs to Reserve/Futures contracts Monday, Jan. 2.

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  Buccaneers | Tampa Bay signs two to futures deals    Mon Jan 2, 08:04 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed RB Blake Sims and TE Tevin Westbrook to Reserve/Futures contracts Monday, Jan. 2. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Sims was undrafted out of Alabama in 2015, and he's bounced around football since turning pro. He's spent time in Canada for the CFL, Australia in the National Gridiron League and in the states with two teams -- the Falcons earlier in 2016 and now the Buccaneers. A converted quarterback, Sims runs with decent power even though he only checks in around 205 pounds. He's a natural runner who does a good job of picking and choosing holes. We'll be monitoring him, but only in super deep dynasty leagues.

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  Buccaneers | Roberto Aguayo to have competition    Mon Jan 2, 07:34 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers PK Roberto Aguayo will have to compete with another kicker next season because head coach Dirk Koetter said Aguayo's field goal percentage was not good enough. Aguayo made 71 percent of his field goal attempts, which was the lowest percentage in the NFL. He also made only four of his 10 field goal attempts from at least 40 yards.

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  Buccaneers | William Gholston to avoid surgery    Mon Jan 2, 07:15 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE William Gholston (elbow) will not need to undergo surgery on his dislocated elbow, according to sources.

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  Buccaneers | Jameis Winston makes his mark    Mon Jan 2, 05:09 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston is the first player in NFL history to throw for at least 4,000 passing yards in each of his first two seasons. He is the fifth player ever to throw for at least 50 touchdowns in his first two seasons.

Footballguys view: Winston can fill the air with footballs, and he's one of the bright young stars in the NFL. He needs to continue developing his game, but Winston is clearly on track to put his name in the top 10 of quarterbacks in the NFL.

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  Buccaneers | Mike Evans scores to wrap up season    Sun Jan 1, 10:51 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans posted five receptions for 65 yards and a touchdown on 11 targets in the Week 17 game against the Carolina Panthers.

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  Buccaneers | Jameis Winston so-so in finale    Sun Jan 1, 10:51 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston completed 20 of his 35 pass attempts for 202 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the Week 17 game against the Carolina Panthers. He also rushed three times for 18 yards.

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  Buccaneers | Andrew DePaola injured in finale    Sun Jan 1, 10:50 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LS Andrew DePaola (knee) left the Week 17 game against the Carolina Panthers in the third quarter due to torn anterior cruciate ligament, head coach Dirk Koetter confirmed Sunday, Jan. 1.

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  Buccaneers | Noah Spence leaves game    Sun Jan 1, 10:50 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Noah Spence (shoulder) left the Week 17 game against the Carolina Panthers in the third quarter and he did not return.

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  Buccaneers | Tampa Bay's Week 17 inactives    Sun Jan 1, 11:40 AM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared WR Bernard Reedy, OT Caleb Benenoch, DL Channing Ward, DL John Hughes, OL Leonard Wester, QB Ryan W. Griffin, DL William Gholston inactive for Week 17.

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  Buccaneers | Bryan Anger receives extension    Sat Dec 31, 12:12 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers P Bryan Anger signed a five-year contract extension Saturday, Dec. 31, worth $17 million.

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  Buccaneers | Jacquizz Rodgers to carry the load    Fri Dec 30, 11:45 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Jacquizz Rodgers is expected to see a heavy workload against the Carolina Panthers in Week 17.

Footballguys view: Without Doug Martin (suspended) and Charles Sims (Injured Reserve), the Bucs have no choice but to turn to Rodgers. He's proven this year that he can handle a starter's workload...if just for a few weeks.

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  Buccaneers | Friday injury report for Tampa Bay    Fri Dec 30, 07:14 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE William Gholston (elbow) has been ruled out for Week 17. OT Gosder Cherilus (ankle, groin) and CB Vernon Hargreaves III (abdomen) are listed as questionable. Gholston did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 30. Hargreaves was limited during practice, while Cherilus fully participated in practice.

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  Buccaneers | Thursday practice report for Tampa Bay    Thu Dec 29, 08:41 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE William Gholston (elbow) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 29. OT Gosder Cherilus (groin, ankle) and CB Vernon Hargreaves III (abdomen) were limited participants, and OT Demar Dotson (concussion) was a full participant.

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  Buccaneers | William Gholston expected to miss game    Thu Dec 29, 01:11 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE William Gholston (elbow) is not expected to play in Week 17 because of his dislocated right elbow, according to a source.

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  Buccaneers | Blake Sims signed to PS    Thu Dec 29, 07:28 AM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed RB Blake Sims to the practice squad on Wednesday, Dec. 28.

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  Buccaneers | Tampa Bay's Wednesday injury report    Wed Dec 28, 05:09 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (personal) and DE William Gholston (elbow) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 28. OT Gosder Cherilus (groin, ankle) was limited, while OT Demar Dotson (concussion) participated fully.

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  Buccaneers | Doug Martin's guarantee will be void    Wed Dec 28, 04:44 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin's four-game suspension will make void his $7 million in guaranteed money next year, according to sources.

Footballguys view: Martin is going to take time to clear up some personal issues. He was a healthy scratch in Week 16, and he's suspended for Week 17 this year and the first three games of the 2017 season. Whether or not those games will be with the Bucs is incredibly unclear at the moment.

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  Buccaneers | Doug Martin suspended    Wed Dec 28, 04:26 PM

Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin has been suspended four games for violating the NFL's drug policy.

Footballguys view: It all makes more sense now. Martin was a healthy scratch in Week 16, and now he's going to take a break from football to clear up some personal issues. He's suspended for Week 17 and the first three games of the 2017 season. Martin will begin the suspension immediately and enter a treatment facility.

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  Buccaneers | Doug Martin stepping away    Wed Dec 28, 04:09 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (personal) is stepping away from the team to tend to personal issues, according to a source.

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  Buccaneers | Charles Sims placed on IR    Wed Dec 28, 02:21 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims (undisclosed) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, Dec. 28. The team also promoted practice squad FB Austin Johnson to their active roster.

Footballguys view: With Sims down and Doug Martin inactive, the Bucs will roll in Week 17 with Jacquizz Rodgers and Peyton Barber in the backfield.

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Charles Sims player page


  Buccaneers | Jude Adjei-Barimah goes to IR    Tue Dec 27, 04:23 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Jude Adjei-Barimah (undisclosed) was transferred from the Exempt/Commissioner list to the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Dec. 27.

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  Buccaneers | Cameron Brate won't play this week    Tue Dec 27, 04:17 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate (back) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Dec. 27.

Footballguys view: A third-year UDFA out of Harvard, Brate turned in career-best numbers this season. With 57 catches, 660 yards and eight receiving touchdowns Brate was a top-10 fantasy tight end in standard scoring leagues. He's an Exclusive Rights Free Agent in 2017, and that guarantees he's returning to the Bucs. Entering next year, Brate will be considered top 10 at his position again.

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  Buccaneers | Russell Hansbrough signs with Tampa    Tue Dec 27, 08:24 AM

New York Giants RB Russell Hansbrough was signed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' active roster Tuesday, Dec. 27.

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  Buccaneers | Doug Martin won't play finale    Tue Dec 27, 08:22 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin will be inactive again in Week 17 against the Carolina Panthers.

Footballguys view: Another week, and another healthy scratch designation for Martin. Set to make $7 million in base salary in 2017, it looks like Martin will not be back with the Bucs. Jacquizz Rodgers should be their lead back in Week 17, and Charles Sims should work as a receiving/change-of-pace back.

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  Buccaneers | Doug Martin's Week 17 status uncertain    Mon Dec 26, 07:15 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter would not say if RB Doug Martin will be active for the team's Week 17 game.

Footballguys view: It was a bit of a shock to see Martin a healthy scratch in Week 16. Even if he practices this week in full, there may be another decision to deactivate him for Week 17.

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  Buccaneers | Doug Martin benching explained    Sun Dec 25, 09:06 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin was inactive against the New Orleans Saints in Week 16 because head coach Dirk Koetter believed RB Jacquizz Rodgers would be a better fit for the matchup, and Koetter said it was a 'decision for today.'

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Doug Martin player page


  Buccaneers | Cameron Brate suffers back injury    Sun Dec 25, 03:37 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Cameron Brate (back) suffered a back injury in the third quarter and had to leave the game Saturday, Dec. 24, against the New Orleans Saints.

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  Buccaneers | Another good game for Mike Evans    Sun Dec 25, 03:18 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans caught seven passes for 97 yards and a touchdown Saturday, Dec. 24, in a 31-24 loss to the New Orleans Saints.

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  Buccaneers | Jacquizz Rodgers leads slow running game    Sun Dec 25, 02:52 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Jacquizz Rodgers rushed for 63 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries Saturday, Dec. 24, in a 31-24 loss to the New Orleans Saints.

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  Buccaneers | Jameis Winston picked off twice    Sun Dec 25, 02:41 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston threw for two interceptions Sunday, Dec. 24, in a 31-24 loss to the New Orleans Saints. Winston finished 23-of-35 for 277 yards and two touchdowns.

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  Buccaneers | Week 16 inactives for Bucs    Sat Dec 24, 03:12 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared WR Bernard Reedy, OT Demar Dotson, RB Doug Martin, OT Gosder Cherilus, DL John Hughes, QB Ryan W. Griffin, DL William Gholston inactive for Week 16.

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John Hughes player page
William Gholston player page


  Buccaneers | Doug Martin inactive    Sat Dec 24, 03:09 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin has been declared inactive for the team's Week 16 game.

Footballguys view: Martin hasn't been lighting up the box score since returning from a hamstring injury earlier this year, but it's a shocking decision nonetheless. They'll work against the Saints with Charles Sims, Jacquizz Rodgers and Peyton Barber in the backfield.

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  Buccaneers | Gerald McCoy likely to play    Sat Dec 24, 09:26 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy (foot) is expected to play in Week 16's game against the New Orleans Saints. He was listed as questionable on the injury report despite being a full participant in all three of the team's practice sessions during the week.

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  Buccaneers | Friday injury report for Buccaneers    Fri Dec 23, 07:41 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers OT Gosder Cherilus (ankle, groin), OT Demar Dotson (concussion) and DE William Gholston (elbow) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 23, and have been ruled out for Week 16. DT Gerald McCoy (foot) fully participated in practice and is listed as questionable. DE Robert Ayers (illness) fully participated in practice and is not on the injury report.

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