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  Buccaneers | Jameis Winston will see lots of reps    Tue Jul 28, 07:40 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston will receive more repetitions than usual for a rookie quarterback in preseason, according to general manager Jason Licht.

Footballguys view: Good! We're all for Winston getting on the field as much as possible. He ran a pro-style offense in college at Florida State, and Winston has the confidence of an All-Pro. Sure, he's going to take his lumps as a rookie but Winston has great targets around him and he could outperform his current ADP of QB21.

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  Buccaneers | Derrick Wells placed on NFI    Tue Jul 28, 05:53 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DB Derrick Wells (undisclosed) was placed on the Non-Football Injury list Tuesday, July 28.


  Buccaneers | Sign Da'Quan Bowers    Mon Jul 27, 04:51 PM

Free-agent DE Da'Quan Bowers (Buccaneers) signed an undisclosed deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Monday, July 27.

Footballguys view: The Buccaneers decided they needed better depth on the defensive line, and that's why Bowers was brought back. He sat on the open market with little to no interest since March. A second-round pick of the Bucs in 2011, Bowers has only seven sacks through four disappointing seasons. We'll see if he can win a reserve spot on the roster in 2015.

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  Buccaneers | Doug Martin expected to bounce back    Mon Jul 27, 11:54 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin could be in line for a big, bounce-back year, in the opinion of beat writer Roy Cummings.

Footballguys view: Martin's breakout rookie season of 2012 is a distant memory. Over the past two seasons, injuries and ineffectiveness have plagued his performance. We'll be watching Martin closely in the preseason to see if that upside is back. At this time, fantasy owners should consider Martin a risky RB3 to add. Charles Sims has been getting a lot of hype this offseason, and he could take over as the starter if Martin struggles early.

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  Buccaneers | C.J. X. Wilson released from hospital    Tue Jul 14, 07:43 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB C.J. X. Wilson (fingers) was released from the hospital Friday, July 10, and friends indicate he is in very good spirits following his fireworks accident.

Footballguys view: Wilson is going to be a longshot to make the roster. The second year UDFA was already going to find it difficult to make the team. Now, facing a long recovery after losing his index and middle fingers on one of his hands due to a fireworks accident, his football career is in jeopardy.

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  Buccaneers | Austin Seferian-Jenkins' health key    Mon Jul 13, 06:11 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins' health will be key to the success of the team's offense this season. If Seferian-Jenkins can stay healthy he'll be heavily utilized in offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter's system.

Footballguys view: With Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans taking away so much attention, Seferian-Jenkins could flourish in 2015. He's a TE2 right now, but there's TE1 potential in this prospect. Rookie QB Jameis Winston could lean on Seferian-Jenkins as a reliable outlet this season.

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  Buccaneers | Austin Seferian-Jenkins uncoverable    Mon Jul 13, 08:52 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins was virtually uncoverable in organized team activities and minicamps.

Footballguys view: Many of you many be looking to find a "sleeper" at the tight end position in your draft. Seferian-Jenkins could be that guy. He's a TE2 who could be used effectively in some sort of tight end rotation. Seferian-Jenkins is a huge target who can be a force in the red zone. Quarterback Jameis Winston is a fearless rookie who is not afraid to throw it up to let a big man like Seferian-Jenkins go get it. Right now, his ADP is TE19 (13.10) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Buccaneers | Jameis Winston grasping offense quickly    Sun Jul 12, 06:12 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston understanding of the offense already stands out, according to TE Luke Stocker. 'What is impressive is the speed that Jameis has picked everything up -- from the huddle to the cadence to the checks to the audibles,' Stocker said. 'He's picked everything up so fast.'

Footballguys view: Winston is a highly intelligent player with excellent commitment to team and work ethic, so it's not a surprise that he's picking things up quickly. He should at least sustain the level of productivity in the passing game that Josh McCown and Mike Glennon established last year.

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  Buccaneers | New OC to help Austin Seferian-Jenkins?    Sat Jul 11, 10:03 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins could benefit from offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter, who has a solid history with tight ends. In 2010, Koetter coached Jacksonville Jaguars TE Marcedes Lewis in a career-best season with 700 yards and 10 touchdowns. Koetter also coached former TE Tony Gonzalez's 2012 and 2013 campaigns with the Atlanta Falcons during which he piled up over 1,700 yards and 16 touchdowns over the two seasons.

Footballguys view: Seferian-Jenkins has had trouble avoiding injury the last few years, but if he can stay healthy year, he'll benefit from the coverage drawn by Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans and aggressive nature of #1 overall pick QB Jameis Winston. He's worth an upside TE2 pick in the late rounds of PPR leagues.

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  Buccaneers | Kenny Bell to be slot receiver?    Sat Jul 11, 01:30 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie WR Kenny Bell is expected to eventually win the starting slot receiver job. Bell will primarily be competing with Louis Murphy for playing time in the slot.

Footballguys view: 2014 sixth-round pick Robert Herron doesn't seem to be making a ton of progress and might be relegated to a deep specialist role if Bell seizes the slot job in short order. Vincent Jackson is 32 and Bell could be starting opposite Mike Evans before the end of his rookie deal.

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  Buccaneers | Austin Seferian-Jenkins could break out    Thu Jul 9, 07:38 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins may be primed for a breakout year in his second season in the NFL, according to Scott Smith of buccaneers.com. Smith cites good health -- something ASJ didn't have last year -- and athleticism as the main components of Seferian-Jenkins' possible breakout season.

Footballguys view: Seferian-Jenkins had trouble staying healthy at Washington too, and the Bucs picked up Tim Wright after the Patriots released him, to give them another viable receiving TE. Jameis Winston represents a big net upgrade in QB for Seferian-Jenkins, but he also is competing with two good to great receivers for targets. He's worth a flyer at TE for upside in the second half of your draft, but be ready to move on quickly if he lands on the injury report again.

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  Buccaneers | C.J. X. Wilson lost two fingers    Wed Jul 8, 07:14 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB C.J. X. Wilson (hand) lost two fingers in a fireworks accident on Independence Day, according to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times. Wilson remains hospitalized in 'good' condition.

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  Buccaneers | Jameis Winston's confidence a plus    Sat Jul 4, 08:46 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston has the mentality needed to succeed in the NFL, former FS Ronde Barber said. 'I've played against guys that have supreme confidence in themselves and their ability to make plays,' Barber said. 'You can already see it. He has no fear letting the ball go.'

Footballguys view: That should surely benefit Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson, who are big receivers who win at the catch point. Evans in particular has a higher ceiling with an aggressive QB like Winston. He could surpass his already astonishing rookie numbers.

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  Buccaneers | Mike Evans feels he was held back    Mon Jun 29, 10:00 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans is expected to play more on an island in 2015 as the 'X' receiver in Tampa Bay's new offense, which is the same role offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter created for Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones during Koetter's time with that organization. He said Monday, June 29, that the QB carousell of Josh McCown and Mike Glennon last year held him back, too, so he is excited about a potential breakout with QB Jameis Winston.

Footballguys view: All the people who doubt Evans can best the numbers he posted last year need to read this story. Yes, the 12 touchdown receptions could be difficult to duplicate--and touchdowns are always more difficult to project. However, he could easily get at least 10 touchdowns this year with more receptions and more yards. Winston is a serious upgrade and a more confident passer than McCown and Glennon combined. It's lazy analysis to say Evans will suffer in 2015 because of his rookie quarterback.

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  Buccaneers | Seferian-Jenkins a sleeper?    Sat Jun 27, 04:20 PM

Scott Smith, from Buccaneers.com, speculates that Buccaneers second-year tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins could be a fantasy sleeper this season. Seferian-Jenkins is completely healthy now and possibly primed for the type of big season the Bucs envisioned when they drafted him high in the second round in 2014.

Footballguys view: Seferian-Jenkins is a huge target who knows how to use his body to box out defenders. This skill set helps him excel as a red-zone threat. Yes, Jameis Winston is a rookie quarterback, but he could lean on his tight end early and often. Fantasy owners need to consider Seferian-Jenkins as a low-end TE2 with TE1 potential.

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  Buccaneers | Jameis Winston staying focused    Sat Jun 27, 02:02 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston is maintaining his focus while eyes stay peeled on him in his rookie offseason. Winston said he's focused on being a quarterback on and off the field. He added that he's also focused on bouncing back from the mistakes he's made, saying he has nothing to prove.

Footballguys view: Winston has an incredible work ethic, and he's going to try to make his mark this season--even through the ups and downs of his rookie year. He's not afraid to throw into coverage, and Winston has incredible weapons around him in Tampa. Fantasy owners won't be drafting Winston in most leagues (low-end QB2 or QB3), but we're excited about watching his development as the season rolls on.

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  Buccaneers | Jameis Winston looking to drop weight    Fri Jun 26, 05:24 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston said he wants to lose some weight before the start of training camp. Winston said he currently weighs 238 pounds and would like to drop to around 230 pounds.

Footballguys view: Winston is a bigger quarterback, so he's going to carry a bit of bad weight. Losing about 10 pounds is nothing but a good thing, and it should help his stamina as games (and the season) wear on.

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  Buccaneers | Jameis Winston working hard    Wed Jun 24, 10:34 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston has been arriving at the team's facility at 6 a.m. for weightlifting and conditioning, and not leaving until 12 hours later. And he said he has been studying after that. 'At home I study about two hours,' Winston said Wednesday, June 24. 'I try to get some rest but sometimes I've got to look over my script.'

Footballguys view: While there have been doubts off the field, one thing even his detractors admit is that Winston works hard on the football side of things. He knows he has to earn the leadership role, and the rookie knows all eyes are on him and how he conducts himself. Winston could have a great rookie season given his receiving corps, but the shaky offensive line, questionable run game and usual steep rookie quarterback learning curve make us leery of depending on him. His ADP is currently as a QB3, which is about where we feel it should be.

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  Buccaneers | Mike Evans works out with Randy Moss    Tue Jun 23, 05:51 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans said he worked out with former NFL WR Randy Moss for a week this offseason.

Footballguys view: Fantasy owners should be excited by Evans this season. He splashed onto the scene last year and finished as the 11th-best fantasy WR in 2014. There's no reason to think his numbers couldn't be as good--or perhaps even better--this season. Yes, he'll be catching passes from a rookie QB and that is scary to some. However, Jameis Winston is not afraid to throw into coverage and Evans is the type of receiver who can regularly win at the point of the catch. We're fine with Evans' current ADP of WR12 (3.03) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Buccaneers | Could add virtual reality system to help Winston    Mon Jun 22, 02:01 PM

Pat Yasinskas, from ESPN.com, reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are looking into using a virtual reality trainer to help rookie QB Jameis Winston. The Dallas Cowboys have already invested in such a 3-D trainer. "It might be good for Jameis," Bucs OC Dirk Koetter told Fox Sports. "He is a film junkie. We have looked into that."

Footballguys view: Ah, technology. Helping Winston visualize and attack is nothing but a good thing. He's already a player that is known to put in the extra work to be great at his craft, and we're sure he'd use this if available. Players wear headgear that allows coaches to see if they're looking at the right reads in practice. They can later simulate the situations with this 3-D trainer.

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  Buccaneers | Vincent Jackson may see time in slot    Sun Jun 21, 02:35 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson could line up in the slot at times this season.

Footballguys view: We're all for Jackson being used in creative and different ways this season. Out of the slot, Jackson can be put in motion to get a clean release off the line of scrimmage. He should quickly become a favorite target for rookie QB Jameis Winston. His current ADP is WR29 (6.06) in 12-team PPR leagues. That's pretty good value for a player who ranked as the 14th-best fantasy WR the last time he was catching passes from a rookie (2013, Mike Glennon).

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  Buccaneers | Tight ends to be used more in TB?    Sat Jun 20, 02:55 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins could be used more this year in new offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter's system. ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas believes Seferian-Jenkins will be a big part of the offense in 2015.

Footballguys view: Fantasy owners take note here. Often with a rookie quarterback, the tight end can be a relief valve receiver targeted early and often. Seferian-Jenkins is quite talented--and a huge target for Jameis Winston. Right now, fantasy owners should consider him a TE2 with low-end TE1 upside.

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  Buccaneers | Jameis Winston following advice    Thu Jun 18, 11:19 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston said he appreciates the advice he has received from DT Gerald McCoy and believes it is helping him earn the respect of the veterans on the team.

Footballguys view: It's a wise move for the rookie here. Winston needs a roadmap to be a professional, and it's good for him to listen to quality veteran players like McCoy.

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  Buccaneers | Mike Evans being used as 'X' WR    Tue Jun 16, 08:49 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans said he's being used exclusively as an 'X' wide receiver. Evans was used as the 'Z' receiver as a rookie, but he said he likes the move and 'being on an island.'

Footballguys view: An "X" or split end receiver lines up on the left side of the formation, and he is required to line up on the line of scrimmage. When possible, he's on the opposite side of the tight end. Evans has the size and strength to regularly win at the point of the catch. We'll see what kind of chemistry he can build with rookie QB Jameis Winston this season.

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  Buccaneers | Jameis Winston wants to earn job    Tue Jun 16, 08:26 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston said Tuesday, June 16, he wants to earn the starting quarterback job, as opposed to having it handed to him. Winston doesn't plan to take it safe during the process, either. 'I like to throw guys open,' Winston told USA TODAY Sports after Tuesday's opening practice of minicamp. 'I threw a couple interceptions last year. But it's a new year, and I've got a lot of good guys, and I'm looking forward to greatness,' said Winston.

Footballguys view: Yes, Winston will "earn" the job. He's going to compete with Mike Glennon in training camp, but he's clearly the frontrunner and we would be downright shocked if he doesn't start in Week 1 of the regular season.

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  Buccaneers | Doug Martin rising to occasion    Sat Jun 13, 09:07 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin is one of several running backs vying for playing time in the team's backfield, along with RBs Dominique Brown, Bobby Rainey and Charles Sims. Martin has shed some body fat and re-gained weight in muscle. He is excited about the competition and feels good. "Competition out here helps us all," Martin said. "If you don't have anybody that's pushing you then who's going to make you better?"

Footballguys view: Don't write Martin off just yet. Earlier this year, reports seemed to indicate that this was going to be Charles Sims' backfield with Martin playing a supporting role. He was a breakout player as a rookie in 2012, but Martin has struggled with production and injuries over the last two seasons. If Martin is back to form, Sims is going to face a tough battle for the starting job. Watch this competition unfold in training camp.

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  Buccaneers | Dominique Brown impressing    Sat Jun 13, 09:06 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Dominique Brown, an undrafted free agent, looked sharp during organized team activities (OTAs).

Footballguys view: Brown is a tall back, measuring in at 6'2" 235 pounds. The former Louisville player can line up at running back or fullback for the Buccaneers. He's a swift runner, but he doesn't run with the power he should for a man his size. Brown fell out of favor with the Louisville coaching staff, and he'll have to show better effort in practice (as apparently he's doing) as a pro. Our very own Cecil Lammey watched Brown during the week of practice for the East-West Shrine Game earlier this year and was not overly impressed, but he does note that Brown can be effectively used as a receiver out of the backfield.

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  Buccaneers | Taylor Sloat cut    Fri Jun 12, 07:48 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Taylor Sloat was waived Friday, June 12.

Footballguys view: This move was done so they could make rookie for TE Tim Wright.


  Buccaneers | Tim Wright claimed by TB    Fri Jun 12, 04:24 PM

New England Patriots TE Tim Wright was claimed off waivers by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Friday, June 12.

Footballguys view: Wright goes back to where he came from. The Bucs traded him to the Patriots last year so they could add guard Logan Mankins. Now, Wright is back to compete as a reserve tight end behind Austin Seferian-Jenkins. His main competition for the team's TE2 spot is Brandon Myers.

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  Buccaneers | Evan Mathis not an option    Fri Jun 12, 03:09 PM

Free-agent Evan Mathis (Eagles) is not a player the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are interested in signing.

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  Buccaneers | Ali Marpet signs    Thu Jun 11, 06:54 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers OG Ali Marpet signed his four-year rookie contract Wednesday, June 10. Financial terms were undisclosed.

Footballguys view: The Buccaneers are hoping Marpet can help improve the interior of this offensive line--a line which was terrible last year (to put it nicely). With rookie quarterback Jameis Winston under center, they must do a better job in 2015. Marpet has good footwork and athleticism, plus he does a good job of blotting out his man as a run-blocker. We'll see if he can be part of the answer for the Bucs up front.

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  Buccaneers | Jameis Winston works with starters    Thu Jun 11, 02:57 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston worked with the first-team offense during practice Thursday, June 11. Winston is expected to enter training camp as the starting quarterback.

Footballguys view: There's almost no reason to have anyone else in the spot, though the team might pretend to keep Winston focused. This is a not a coaching staff invested in Mike Glennon and our typing 'Seth Lobato' just sent most of you to Google or OurLads.com. Winston has a strong arm, knows how to work out of the pocket and run a pro-style offense. He's got huge and talented targets around him like Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson, so don't be afraid to add Winston as a bye-week filler at QB in deeper leagues.

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  Buccaneers | Waive Andy Wilder    Tue Jun 9, 04:44 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers PK Andy Wilder was waived Tuesday, June 9.


  Buccaneers | Players becoming comfortable with TB offense    Mon Jun 8, 04:53 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston and WRs Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans are becoming acclimated to offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter's offense. The three players said they've become more comfortable with the offense and now need to learn more of the terminology that comes with it.

Footballguys view: The Bucs don't lack offensive firepower. They could certainly move the chains and put up some points if Winston handles NFL pressure at a decent level. This team is going to have fantasy relevant players at the wide receiver position in Evans (WR1) and Jackson (WR2). Currently, Evans has an ADP of WR11 (3.02) while Jackson is coming off the board at WR30 (6.10) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Buccaneers | Vincent Jackson lining up everywhere    Mon Jun 8, 09:15 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson is lining up in multiple spots in offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter's offense. 'Dirk is having some fun moving me around and playing me in multiple places, and it's been fun for me, too,'' Jackson said. 'It's fun to play inside (in the slot) and outside, to be able stretch the field and cross the field. 'That's what's good about this system. We're going to put the ball all over the place. The (running) backs, the tight ends, everybody's going to be involved and that should make it fun for all of us.'

Footballguys view: Jackson is still a dangerous receiver in the NFL. Rookie QB Jameis Winston has no fear when challenging the edges of a defense, and he should quickly favor Jackson as one of his go-to guys. Fantasy owners know what Jackson can do, but there is a little hesitation about the offense in Tampa. Right now, Jackson has an ADP of WR30 (6.10) in 12-team PPR leagues. Last year, Jackson was the 37th-best fantasy receiver, but the three previous seasons he ranked 14th, 6th and 10th respectively. So long as Winston isn't a total disaster, Jackson should be able to outperform his current ADP.

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  Buccaneers | Charles Sims adds muscle    Fri Jun 5, 03:19 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims has added some muscle during the offseason, which could help him be a better runner between the tackles.

Footballguys view: There's plenty of buzz about Sims being the top back in Tampa over Doug Martin. We'll see this battle play out in training camp, and it's certainly a competition fantasy owners will need to monitor closely.

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  Buccaneers | Doug Martin leaner, faster    Fri Jun 5, 12:52 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin is leaner and appears faster than ever this offseason with acceleration that hasn't been seen since his rookie season, according to PewterReport.com's Scott Reynolds. 'I'm trying to get my body fat percentage down,' Martin said. 'I am a little smaller in terms of my body fat percentage that's decreased, so that's good. I'm just trying to get my muscle gain up and get that fat out. Definitely I feel quicker - faster. I feel real good. 'I wanted to be a little faster and a little quicker in my game and for me to be able to do that was to decrease my body fat, go hard in the weight room and come out here on the field and show the coaches. It's really more running and cardio. When I'm at home I'll go run around the neighborhood from time to time, a lot of cardio and keeping up on the weights.'

Footballguys view: It's a make-or-break season for Martin. He needs to stay healthy and start producing at the level he did during his rookie season of 2012. If Martin struggles, Charles Sims could take over as the primary back. Sims and Martin should compete for the starting job in training camp.

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  Buccaneers | Brandon Bogotay handles kicking duties    Thu Jun 4, 10:02 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers PK Brandon Bogotay handled all the kicking duties during the OTA session Thursday, June 4, as PK Patrick Murray received a scheduled day off.

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  Buccaneers | Jameis Winston must still earn job    Thu Jun 4, 05:03 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston, along with everyone else on the team, will still have to earn his starting position, according to head coach Lovie Smith.

Footballguys view: Of course Smith is going to say that. There not just going to hand the job over to the number-one overall pick. The Bucs will have a competition between Winston and Mike Glennon, but we'd be floored if Winston isn't the starter in Week 1.

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  Buccaneers | Ali Marpet returns to practice    Thu Jun 4, 01:52 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers OG Ali Marpet (leg) is participating in organized team activities this week after he missed last week because of a leg injury.

Footballguys view: The Buccaneers offensive line was so bad that we needed to invent a new word for it: horriblific. It was bad. Marpet should be a big help to the interior, but we still have concerns about the liklihood of a bounce-back year from one of the worst lines in the NFL.

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  Buccaneers | Teammate impressed with Jameis Winston    Thu Jun 4, 01:40 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston has been impressive with how he has handled things during organized team activities, according to WR Vincent Jackson.

Footballguys view: It appears as if Winston has been a model citizen, but what else do you expect his new team to say? The proof, as they say, will be in the pudding--also known as the regular season. He has some great receivers to work with, but the offensive line remains a problem and the backfield is a question mark. Fantasy owners are equally cautious right now, as his ADP is around rounds 13 and 14.

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  Buccaneers | Mike Evans back at practice    Tue Jun 2, 09:47 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans (hamstring) returned to practice Tuesday, June 2, at organized team activities (OTAs) after a "tweak" to his hamstring during drills Thursday, May 28.

Footballguys view: Evans is a big, physical receiver who can dominate at the point of the catch. The hamstring injury was minor, and it's good to see him back in action so soon. Fantasy owners are taking Evans off the board at WR12 (3.03) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Buccaneers | Doug Martin looking, feeling good in OTAs    Tue Jun 2, 07:53 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin said he feels great, his body feels good and his mind is where it needs to be as he participates in organized team activities. Martin has supposedly looked like his old self so far, making sharp cuts and catching the ball out of the backfield in one-on-one drills.

Footballguys view: Martin is in a bit of a make-or-break season for the Bucs. Early reports seem to indicate the team is going to feature Charles Sims at running back and relegate Martin to a backup role. We'll see how this battle plays out in training camp. Just based on natural skill set, Martin is the superior player in our eyes--if he's back to full strength and looking like his old self.

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  Buccaneers | Donovan Smith signed    Tue Jun 2, 02:21 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers OT Donovan Smith, the team's second-round draft selection, signed his rookie deal on Monday, June 1. According to the salary-cap website Over the Cap, Smith will be in line for a four-year contract worth about $6.069 million, with a signing bonus of approximately $2.674 million.

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  Buccaneers | Lavonte David to be extended soon?    Sat May 30, 02:19 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Lavonte David could receive a long-term extension between now and the start of training camp, according to ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas.

Footballguys view: The Buccaneers need to wrap up David ASAP. In just a few years, David is one of the best players at his position. Undersized at linebacker, David uses incredible instincts, football intelligence and a high motor to make play after play for the Bucs defense. We don't anticipate any problems in negotiations from the Bucs side because David is so damn good.

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  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.

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  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.

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  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.

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  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.

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