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  Buccaneers | Johnny Lowdermilk retired    Tue May 24, 07:17 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers S Johnny Lowdermilk was placed on the Reserve/Retired list Tuesday, May 24.

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  Buccaneers | Jameis Winston talks up Kenny Bell    Tue May 24, 03:54 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Kenny Bell gives the Buccaneers a big-play threat who can stretch the field, according to QB Jameis Winston. Winston expects big things from Bell in 2016.

Footballguys view: Our very own Matt Waldman was high on Bell last year with the talented WR came out of Nebraska. Bell was a fifth-round pick of the Bucs last year in the draft, but he missed his rookie season after a preseason hamstring injury knocked him out for the year. He didn't have any receptions in two preseason games, but know that Bell's natural talent could come through this year and beyond. He's a competitive player who can make difficult catches seem routine. He'll be the Bucs WR3 this year behind Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson.

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  Buccaneers | Luke Stocker important to Tampa Bay    Sat May 21, 03:14 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Luke Stocker is considered an invaluable part of the Buccaneers' offense, according to tight ends coach Jon Embree. 'He's a great pass protector, he's a good run blocker and he can be a threat in the passing game,' Embree said. 'He knows what everyone is supposed to do. There were a lot of times last year where he made things right. Maybe a play wasn't called right, or a formation, but he knew what was supposed to be done and he got it done.'

Footballguys view: Stocker is third in the pecking order on the Bucs depth chart at TE behind Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Cameron Brate. From a fantasy lens, he's got little value as the other two are likely to be the primary pass-catchers at the position while Stocker is mainly used for blocking.

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  Buccaneers | Jameis Winston can improve    Fri May 20, 06:13 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston can improve on his technique and accuracy because he completed only 58.3% of his passes in 2015, according to quarterback coach Mike Bajakian.

Footballguys view: We love Winston and know that of course he can improve. His pass-placement is an issue as Winston needs to better lead his receivers to improve yards after the catch. We'll see if Winston can take strides to being a better QB in his sophomore season with the Bucs.

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  Buccaneers | OC had questions about Jameis Winston    Fri May 20, 05:56 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Todd Monken said he was not a big fan of QB Jameis Winston when he entered the NFL, but his opinion has changed after working with him this offseason. Monken said the passing game needs to improve under Winston because it was inconsistent in 2015. 'I think from the outside you would've looked at it with all the things that were publicized in the past about him and who he is. I was dead wrong. He wants to win as much as we do. He's a competitive joker, man, he's smart, he's intelligent ... you can win a lot of games with guys like that,' Monken said.

Footballguys view: Winston has high football character and IQ and he clearly already has the Bucs behind him, even down to the coaches. He should take a step forward in his second year if his receivers and tight ends can stay healthy, and he has also been reunited with his college kicker Roberto Aguayo after vouching for him before the Bucs traded back up into the second round to get him.

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  Buccaneers | Patrick Murray released    Thu May 19, 02:40 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers PK Patrick Murray was released Thursday, May 19.

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  Buccaneers| Waive Davon Coleman    Tue May 17, 05:43 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Davon Coleman was waived Tuesday, May 17.

  Buccaneers | Peyton Barber could land roster spot    Sun May 15, 09:35 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Peyton Barber could crack the 53-man roster because of his low salary, and RB Mike James' limited impact the past three seasons. Barber was a coveted priority free agent and was lured to Tampa Bay because of thin depth at running back, and he received several repetitions during the Bucs limited full-team scrimmage sessions last week.

Footballguys view: We are big Barber fans, partly because of his story off the field. He decided to enter the NFL draft after only starting nine games in his college career at Auburn. Barber chose to turn pro because his mother is homeless, and he wanted to help her get back on her feet. Barber rushed for 1,017 yards and scored 13 touchdowns in 2015 for Auburn.

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  Buccaneers | Dez Stewart goes to IR    Thu May 12, 05:48 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Dez Stewart (undisclosed) reverted to the Reserve/Injured list Thursday, May 12, after being waived/injured Wednesday, May 11.

  Buccaneers | Kenny Bell could stretch the field    Thu May 12, 02:38 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Kenny Bell is a player the team hopes can serve as their speed receiver. Bell ran a 4.37-second 40-yard dash but missed all last season with a hamstring injury.

Footballguys view: Bell did nothing of note in his rookie season, so anything would be an upgrade at this point. With Vincent Jackson aging, there is room to make an impact so he's worth keeping an eye on - though that's about all right now.

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  Buccaneers | Noah Spence signs rookie deal    Thu May 12, 01:17 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE/LB Noah Spence signed his rookie contract Thursday, May 12.

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  Buccaneers | Two more roster moves made    Wed May 11, 06:11 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers S Traveon Henry was cut Wednesday, May 11. WR Dez Stewart (undisclosed) was waived/injured.

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  Buccaneers | Freddie Martino added    Wed May 11, 05:44 PM

Free-agent WR Freddie Martino (Eagles) was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wednesday, May 11.

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  Buccaneers | Contract details for Ryan Smith    Tue May 10, 10:00 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed CB Ryan Smith, their fourth-round pick in the 2016 NFL draft, to a four-year deal worth $2.932 million, including a $592,160 signing bonus.

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  Buccaneers | Tim Brown let go    Mon May 9, 06:41 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Tim Brown was waived Monday, May 9.

  Buccaneers | Sign three players     Mon May 9, 04:11 PM

Undrafted free-agents TE Tim Brown (West Chester), LB Tyson Coleman (Oregon) and DT Jontavius Morris (Western Kentucky) signed undisclosed deals with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Monday, May 9.

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  Buccaneers | Andre Davis re-joins Bucs    Mon May 9, 10:24 AM

Free-agent WR Andre Davis (Buccaneers) re-signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Monday, May 9.

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  Buccaneers | Vernon Hargreaves moves around Friday    Fri May 6, 04:32 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Vernon Hargreaves III worked as an outside cornerback as well as a nickel back during practice Friday, May 6.

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  Buccaneers | Devante Bond signs rookie deal    Fri May 6, 12:01 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Devante Bond signed his rookie deal Friday, May 6.

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  Buccaneers | Vernon Hargreaves III signs contract    Fri May 6, 11:29 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Vernon Hargreaves III signed his rookie contract Friday, May 6.

Footballguys view: Hargreaves is a local product who will start right away. Look for him to be relevant in fantasy leagues as rookie corners are tested early and often. Joe Haden was a common comparison to Hargreaves in the pre-draft process.

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  Buccaneers | Connor Barth released    Mon May 2, 03:03 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers PK Connor Barth was released Monday, May 2.

Footballguys view: The Bucs moved up in the second round of the 2016 NFL draft to select kicker Roberto Aguayo. A bold move that pretty much insured that Barth was going to get his walking papers.

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  Buccaneers | Roberto Aguayo first kicker off the board    Fri Apr 29, 09:20 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Florida State PK Roberto Aguayo with the No. 59 overall pick in the second round of the 2016 NFL draft on Friday, April 29.

Footballguys view: The Bucs not only drafted a kicker in the second round, they traded up to do it. Let us repeat. They traded draft a KICKER. This is the weirdest draft ever.

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  Buccaneers | Noah Spence drafted by Bucs    Fri Apr 29, 07:48 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Eastern Kentucky LB Noah Spence with the No. 39 overall pick in the second round of the 2016 NFL draft on Friday, April 29.

Footballguys view: Spence dropped because of old drug concerns and the Bucs benefited. A hard worker who can get after the quarterback, Spence will be a huge part of this defense.

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  Buccaneers | Eight players waived    Fri Apr 29, 04:02 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Andre Davis, LB Darius Eubanks, OG Antoine Everett, FS Gerod Holliman, DT Derrick Lott, S Kimario McFadden, LB Jermauria Rasco and CB C.J. Roberts were waived Friday, April 29.

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  Buccaneers | Bucs take Vernon Hargreaves at No. 11    Thu Apr 28, 09:29 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Florida CB Vernon Hargreaves III with the 11th overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft on Thursday, April 28.

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  Buccaneers | Tampa Bay likes Noah Spence    Thu Apr 28, 05:12 PM

Eastern Kentucky LB Noah Spence would be coveted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers if he is still available when they pick in the second round. The Buccaneers hold the eighth pick in the second round -- 39th overall.

Footballguys view: Anything can happen, but we expect him to be gone by then. Several teams are interested in grabbing him in the first round, including the Jets, Bills and Vikings. If the Bucs want him, they need to grab him in the first, but ninth overall pick seems a tad rich.

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  Buccaneers | Mike Evans idle Thursday    Thu Apr 28, 11:01 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans (undisclosed) is out of practice at the minicamp Thursday, April 28. Evans tweaked something at the end of the first day of the camp.

Footballguys view: We'll watch this, but it's way too early to freak out. We are hoping Evans can build on last year with another 1,000-plus yards season and adds some touchdowns as well.

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  Buccaneers | Two Tampa wideouts to get chance in slot    Thu Apr 28, 01:35 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WRs Donteea Dye and Adam Humphries will get a chance for work in the slot during spring practices, along with WR Kenny Bell.

Footballguys view: Slot receiver could be a productive role for fantasy purposes in Tampa this year. Whomever gets the nod is someone worth keeping an eye on for a WR3 or WR4 in a PPR league.

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  Buccaneers | Kenny Bell ready to make plays    Thu Apr 28, 01:34 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Kenny Bell (hamstring) spent the 2015 season, his rookie year, on the Reserve/Injured list due to a hamstring injury, but he stayed connected with the team while the coaching staff made a point to keep him involved in the day-to-day activity, even taking him on every road trip despite his being out. Bell is expected to compete with WRs Donteea Dye and Adam Humphries for slot duties during the spring.

Footballguys view: We don't know what Vincent Jackson will be capable of this year after an injury shortened year, and if Mike Evans can keep up the yardage production while adding more touchdowns so there is certainly room for Bell to make some impact.

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  Buccaneers | Two linemen will miss some time     Tue Apr 26, 05:44 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers OGs J.R. Sweezy (undisclosed) and Ali Marpet (undisclosed) underwent offseason procedures and will not participate in minicamp or organized team activities. They are not expected to practice until late July when training camp begins.

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  Buccaneers | Jameis Winston loses weight    Tue Apr 26, 02:38 PM

Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston has put in work to enter the 2016 season in much better shape, and his teammates were impressed with the results during voluntary minicamp Tuesday, April 26. Winston's trainer, Tim Grover, said Winston lost 18 pounds since last year. 'I was joking with him the other day. He took his shirt off, and I said 'Man, what happened to the belly?' He's got a six-pack like me. He's put in a tremendous amount of work and I think it's going to be a great year for him and this whole team,' WR Mike Evans said.

Footballguys view: Winston was always a little "doughy" during his time in college and even last year as a rookie in the NFL. Getting him in better shape shows a dedication to being the best pro he can be. We're excited to see what Winston does in year two.

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  Buccaneers | Two OL to receive tryout at minicamp    Mon Apr 25, 11:20 PM

Free-agent OLs Nate Chandler (Panthers) and Brandon Mosley (Giants) will be with the team on a tryout basis for the team's three-day minicamp this week.

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  Buccaneers | Storm Johnson signs with Bucs     Mon Apr 25, 05:10 PM

Free-agent RB Storm Johnson (Jaguars) signed an undisclosed deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Monday, April 25.

Footballguys view: Johnson did next to nothing during his time with the Jags. He's a below average all-purpose back who may not be able to make the final roster with the Bucs.

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  Buccaneers | Tampa Bay works out Dan Vitale    Wed Apr 20, 07:55 AM

Northwestern FB Dan Vitale worked out with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers recently. The team may have an eye on Vitale as a late-round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft.

Footballguys view: A tough player who isn't quite big enough to be a traditional lead blocker, but whose toolbox is filled with enough things to be of use to an offense looking for flexibility. His pass-catching ability, route running and ability to block well despite his size will make some coach who also needs a special teams guy give Vitale a shot.

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  Buccaneers | Sign Dan LeFevour    Tue Apr 19, 06:04 PM

Free-agent QB Dan LeFevour (Jaguars) signed an undisclosed deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tuesday, April 19.

Footballguys view: A sixth-round pick (Bears) in the 2010 NFL draft, LeFevour has spent the last few seasons in the CFL..most recently with the Montreal Alouettes. For his final three years at Central Michigan (where his favorite target was Antonio Brown), LeFevour played under Offensive Coordinator Mike Bajakian, now Tampa Bay's quarterbacks coach.

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  Buccaneers | Demar Dotson recovering well    Sun Apr 17, 07:03 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers OT Demar Dotson (knee) said he expects his knee to be 100% by the start of training camp.

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  Buccaneers | Sean Davis to visit Tampa Bay    Thu Apr 14, 04:17 AM

Maryland FS Sean Davis will visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers sometime the week of April 18.

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  Buccaneers | Mike Evans acknowledges slump    Mon Apr 11, 04:38 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans said it's fair to say he had a sophomore slump last season, adding that he need s to get back to his fundamentals.

Footballguys view: Evans had more catches and yards during his second season, but his TD total fell from 12 to three. Touchdowns are unpredictable, but we think he should be able to post at least 6-8 TD receptions in 2016. Evans could get double-digit TD numbers again if he and QB Jameis Winston establish a better on-field chemistry.

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  Buccaneers | Ryan Griffin has potential    Mon Apr 11, 04:16 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Ryan Griffin has a chance to be an ascending player at quarterback, according to head coach Dirk Koetter. Griffin would take over as the No. 2 quarterback in Tampa Bay if QB Mike Glennon is traded.

Footballguys view: Griffin certainly has potential as a pocket passer and reserve behind Jameis Winston. The Bucs are flirting with the idea of trading away Mike Glennon. He could be dealt as the young passer is likely to move on for a chance to start as an unrestricted free agent next year.

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  Buccaneers | Kenny Bell low on depth chart    Mon Apr 11, 03:26 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Kenny Bell is currently behind WRs Adam Humphries and Donteea Dye on the wide receiver depth chart, according to head coach Dirk Koetter.

Footballguys view: Bell has physical potential with a nice size/speed combination, but he's got to start impressing and stay healthy if he wants to make an impact with the Bucs.

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  Buccaneers | Two players sign tenders     Mon Apr 11, 03:04 PM

Tampa Buccaneers WR Russell Shepard and DE Jacquies Smith signed their restricted free-agent tender and exclusive-rights free-agent tender, respectively, Monday, April 11.

Footballguys view: Shepard has incredible athleticism, but he's not much of a fantasy factor. The Bucs are looking for a WR3 behind Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson, and Shepard will be in that mix.

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  Buccaneers | Jameis Winston in better shape     Mon Apr 11, 02:48 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston said he's been eating better and working hard on conditioning since the end of the 2015 regular season.

Footballguys view: Winston is a player with amazing upside. He needs to get better in the red zone and make better decisions during key moments. Winston has to develop better chemistry with WRs Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson. It would also help the Bucs offense if TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins stays healthy and plays up to his potential.

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  Buccaneers | 50-50 chance for Mike Glennon trade?    Sat Apr 9, 01:50 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Mike Glennon has a 50-50 chance of being traded before the NFL Draft, according to Mark Cook of Pewter Report. Cook noted the Cleveland Browns and New York Jets as the two most likely landing spots for Glennon if he were to be traded.

Footballguys view: There is speculation that Bucs general manager Jason Licht could pull the trigger on a trade if a second-round pick or a low-end second round pick and a fourth-round pick is offered. Glennon looked decent as his time as a starter early in his career, and he may want out of Tampa to get a chance at starting again.

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  Buccaneers | Brent Grimes could be temporary fix    Wed Apr 6, 11:07 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed CB Brent Grimes to a two-year, $13.5 million deal in the offseason, but if they draft a quality cornerback in the first- or second round of the 2016 NFL Draft, they could move on from Grimes after this season. Only $7 million is guaranteed in the first year.

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  Buccaneers | Robert Ayers could be cut in 2017    Wed Apr 6, 11:07 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Robert Ayers might be a potential one-and-done candidate to be cut in 2017 if the team scores well in the 2016 NFL Draft at the defensive end position. He signed a three-year, $19.5 million contract, but all of the skill guarantees are in the final year of the deal. He has a $3 million injury guarantee in Year 2, which the Bucs could get out of if they find the proper replacement.

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  Buccaneers | Jeremiah George signs tender    Wed Apr 6, 11:08 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers exclusive rights free-agent LB Jeremiah George signed his tender Wednesday, April 6.

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  Buccaneers | Andrew DePaola signs tender    Tue Apr 5, 06:19 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers exclusive-rights free-agent LS Andrew DePaola signed his tender offer Tuesday, April 5. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.

  Buccaneers | Bradley McDougald signs tender    Tue Apr 5, 02:52 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers FS Bradley McDougald signed his one-year restricted free-agent tender Tuesday, April 5.

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  Buccaneers | Jameis Winston wants Jalen Ramsey    Mon Apr 4, 02:16 PM

Florida State CB Jalen Ramsey received a heap of praise from former Florida State teammate and current Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston, who said he would gladly play with Ramsey again. '[The Seminoles] definitely have the best player in the world in Jalen Ramsey,' Winston said. People talk about his position, but Jalen is the best cornerback, safety... I will take a pay cut to play with him again. He has a fierce mentality.'

Footballguys view: Good luck with that. Ramsey could be the first player selected in the 2016 NFL draft. If not, he won't last that long on the board. The Bucs have the 9th-overall selection in the draft, and we think Ramsey will be gone by the time they pick.

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  Buccaneers | Mike Glennon could be extended    Tue Mar 29, 07:26 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Mike Glennon has been the subject of trade talks in recent weeks, but he could also receive an extension from the Buccaneers if a trade does not work out. Tampa Bay has already discussed a two-year extension for Glennon that would likely be worth at least $6 million per year.

Footballguys view: Why would Glennon sign an extension when he's just a year from being an unrestricted free agent. The QB market is crazy right now (thanks Eagles...Sam Bradford, really?), and Glennon may want to see what he'd bring next offseason.

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