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  Buccaneers | Jordan Whitehead could be held out of minicamp    Sun May 16, 08:24 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers SS Jordan Whitehead (shoulder) reportedly looks good but may be held out of the team's minicamp in June, according to head coach Bruce Arians. He is recovering from a torn labrum sustained in last season's NFC Championship Game.

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  Buccaneers | O.J. Howard almost all the way back    Sat May 15, 11:47 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (Achilles) is expected to attend mandatory minicamp in early June, according to comments from head coach Bruce Arians.'Yeah, he's really close now. He looks fantastic working out every day,' Arians said.

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  Buccaneers | Joe Tryon recovering from surgery    Fri May 14, 05:25 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Joe Tryon (knee) had knee surgery three or four weeks ago and will not be able to participate in the rookie minicamp, according to head coach Bruce Arians.

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  Buccaneers | Tom Brady to throw next week    Fri May 14, 09:14 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady (knee) plans to resume throwing next week after he said he had a 'pretty serious knee surgery' after the Super Bowl.

Footballguys view: Brady will get eased back into action with the Buccaneers. In a recent interview, Brady admitted that he spent a lot of time tending to his knee during last year and never fully grasped the Bruce Arians playbook. With a year in the system and a healthy knee, Brady could at least match (or best?) the numbers (40 touchdowns) that made him the no.7 fantasy quarterback in 2020.

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  Buccaneers | Tampa signs eight UDFAs    Thu May 13, 07:51 PM

Undrafted free-agent OT Calvin Ashley (Florida A&M), PK Jose Borregales (Miami (Fla.)), S Augie Contressa (Stony Brook), OG Sadarius Hutcherson (South Carolina), CB Cameron Kinley (Navy), DT Elijah Ponder (Cincinnati), WR T.J. Simmons (West Virginia) and S Lawrence White (Iowa State) signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday, May 13. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

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  Buccaneers | Three Bucs rookies under contract    Thu May 13, 07:04 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers fifth-round draft choice K.J. Britt, seventh-round draft choice CB Chris Wilcox and seventh-round draft choice LB Grant Stuard signed four-year contracts with the Buccaneers Thursday, May 13. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Buccaneers | Tom Brady Can Play Until He's 50?    Wed May 12, 03:31 PM

In a recent interview with Rich Eisen, Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht revealed that he told Tom Brady "if he wants to play until he's 50, and he still feels like he can play, he can still play until he's 50."

Footballguys view: Brady turns 44 in August and wants to play a couple of more seasons. That's the reason the Buccaneers made sure to get an extension done with him. Playing until he's 50 would be incredible and sounds far fetched. However, it sounded far fetched when Brady said he wanted to play until he was 45 years old and we're almost there.

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  Buccaneers | Blaine Gabbert back with Bucs    Mon May 10, 12:30 PM

Free-agent QB Blaine Gabbert (Buccaneers) agreed to an undisclosed deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Monday, May 10.

Footballguys view: This move was reported about a week ago...to nobody's surprise. Now, we'll see if Gabbert can win the backup job in 2021. He should be able to but will have to compete with 2021 second-round pick Kyle Trask. The Bucs also have Ryan Griffin on their roster but he's likely pushed off the roster by the pick of Trask.

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  Buccaneers | Ladarius Hamilton joining Tampa    Thu May 6, 05:19 PM

Former Dallas Cowboys LB Ladarius Hamilton was claimed off waivers by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday, May 6.

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  Buccaneers | Nate Brooks joins Bucs    Thu May 6, 03:46 PM

Free-agent CB Nate Brooks (Ravens) signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday, May 6. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Buccaneers | Jaelon Darden tough to tackle    Wed May 5, 10:41 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Jaelon Darden led the country with 23 broken tackles after the catch for North Texas in 2020.

Footballguys view: Darden is a run-after-the-catch guy with speed to burn a nose for the end zone (31 touchdowns over last two seasons). The rookie from North Texas is an exciting player to watch in dynasty formats and could be a solid pro. We like his ability quickness, footwork and agility - which all make him tough to tackle.

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  Buccaneers | Blaine Gabbert back in Tampa    Wed May 5, 06:30 PM

Free-agent QB Blaine Gabbert (Buccaneers) is re-signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a one-year, $2.5 million contract, according to a source Wednesday, May 5.

Footballguys view: No surprise here. Now, we'll see if Gabbert can win the backup job in 2021. He should be able to but will have to compete with 2021 second-round pick Kyle Trask. The Bucs also have Ryan Griffin on their roster but he's likely pushed off the roster by the pick of Trask.

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  Buccaneers | Tampa Bay officially hires two coaches    Wed May 5, 06:16 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers coaching intern Thaddeus Lewis was officially hired as the team's assistant wide receivers coach Wednesday, May 5. A.Q. Shipley was also hired as an offensive assistant

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  Buccaneers | Tampa Bay adds two defenders    Wed May 5, 02:07 PM

Free-agent LB Joseph Jones (Broncos) and S Raven Greene (Packers) signed undisclosed contracts with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Wednesday, May 5.

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  Buccaneers | Blaine Gabbert may return    Sat May 1, 08:51 PM

Free-agent QB Blaine Gabbert (Buccaneers) is a player head coach Bruce Arians would like to re-sign this offseason.

Footballguys view: The Buccaneers added Kyle Trask (Florida) in the 2021 NFL draft but he's a developmental player who should not be trusted as a direct backup to Tom Brady just yet. Adding Gabbert would give the Buccaneers the veteran presence they need behind Brady and allow them to bring Trask along as a third-string option.

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  Buccaneers | Tampa drafts Kyle Trask     Fri Apr 30, 09:37 PM

Florida QB Kyle Trask was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the 64th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

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  Buccaneers | Joe Tryon joins the champs    Fri Apr 30, 12:01 AM

Washington DE Joe Tryon was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the 32nd overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

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  Buccaneers | Cameron Brate restructures    Wed Apr 28, 10:04 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate restructured his contract Wednesday, April 28, to free up $4.69 million in salary cap space. He gets a $2.425 million signing bonus, and his salary is now $1.075 million in 2021 with a team option for the final two years of his deal.

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  Buccaneers | Antonio Brown back to Bucs    Wed Apr 28, 08:30 AM

Free-agent WR Antonio Brown (Buccaneers) agreed to a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wednesday, April 28. The deal guarantees him $3.1 million, and he can earn a total of $6.25 million.

Footballguys view: They have brought everyone back from the Super Bowl run. Brown returns to his role as the team's no.3 receiver behind Mike Evans and Chris Godwin. From a fantasy perspective he has 'what the heck' flex appeal every week.

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  Buccaneers | Vita Vea has optioned picked up    Mon Apr 26, 03:06 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Vita Vea had his fifth-year option officially exercised Monday, April 26.

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  Buccaneers | TB still considering Antonio Brown return    Wed Apr 21, 01:14 PM

Free-agent WR Antonio Brown (Buccaneers) remains unsigned, but Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht told reporters Wednesday, April 21, that the two sides have 'had discussions throughout the offseason.'

Footballguys view: The Buccaneers have kept the band together...for the most part...from their Super Bowl winning team. Brown is one of the missing pieces from that group. We'll see if they go ahead and bring him back for another championship run in 2021.

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  Buccaneers | Mike Evans a beast near the end zone    Wed Apr 21, 12:16 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans ranked third in the league with nine receiving touchdowns inside the 10 in 2020, according to Pro Football Focus.

Footballguys view: Evans has always been one of the best in the NFL when his team is near pay dirt. His chemistry is built with Tom Brady and should once again come through - especially in the red zone - this season.

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  Buccaneers | Ryan Griffin back to Bucs    Tue Apr 20, 09:50 AM

Free-agent QB Ryan W. Griffin (Buccaneers) re-signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tuesday, April 20, on an undisclosed deal.

Footballguys view: Griffin has worked as a backup in the league for years after he entered the NFL as a priority free agent out of Tulane in 2013. He has been with Tampa since 2015 and was the third-string quarterback for the Buccaneers in 2020 behind Tom Brady and Blaine Gabbert. At this time, Griffin is the primary backup to Brady but we'll see if Tampa adds another passer via the draft.

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  Buccaneers | Jason Pierre-Paul making progress    Mon Apr 19, 04:10 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Jason Pierre-Paul (knee) said he is 85 percent to 90 percent recovered from his offseason knee surgery.

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  Buccaneers | Tom Brady plans to hold workouts    Mon Apr 19, 04:00 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady (knee) said he plans to hold workouts with his teammates once he is able to throw again.

Footballguys view: According to Jenna Laine from ESPN, Brady is reportedly recovering well from offseason knee surgery and 'hopeful he'll be able to resume his typical training and participate in a mandatory June minicamp.' We'll see if he can get some private throwing sessions in with the fellas before mandatory work begins in the summer.

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  Buccaneers | Tom Brady recovering well    Sun Apr 18, 10:11 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady (knee) is reportedly recovering well from offseason knee surgery and 'hopeful he'll be able to resume his typical training and participate in a mandatory June minicamp,' according to ESPN.com Jenna Laine.

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  Buccaneers | Mike Evans in elite class    Fri Apr 16, 01:18 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans joins Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce as the only two players with at least 1,000 receiving yards in each of the last five seasons.

Footballguys view: Evans came into the league as a first-round pick in 2014 and has had 1,000 yards receiving each year he's been a pro. He's one of the most consistent performers out there in the NFL and should do it again in 2021.

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  Buccaneers | Tampa Bay brings back Steve McLendon    Wed Apr 14, 01:24 PM

Free-agent DL Steve McLendon (Buccaneers) signed a one-year contract to return to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Wednesday, April 14. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.

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  Buccaneers | Ross Cockrell contract update    Tue Apr 13, 09:44 PM

Updating a previous report, free-agent CB Ross Cockrell (Buccaneers) signed a two-year contract worth $2.11 million to remain with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Tuesday, April 13.

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  Buccaneers | Giovani Bernard financials    Tue Apr 13, 03:53 PM

Updating a previous report, free-agent RB Giovani Bernard (Bengals) signed a one-year contract worth $1.075 million - including a $137,500 signing bonus - with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday, April 12.

Footballguys view: Bernard is a fine signing for the Buccaneers. He'll work into the backfield with Leonard Fournette and Ronald Jones, likely as the primary pass-catching back. His addition is bad news for Ke'Shawn Vaughn.

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  Buccaneers | Ross Cockrell back with Tampa    Tue Apr 13, 03:42 PM

Free-agent CB Ross Cockrell (Buccaneers) signed a two-year contract to remain with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Tuesday, April 13. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.

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  Buccaneers | Giovani Bernard joining TB    Mon Apr 12, 04:09 PM

Free-agent RB Giovani Bernard (Bengals) agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Monday, April 12, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Bernard is a player who can fit in nicely with the Buccaneers offense. Most will highlight his ability as a receiving back - and for good reason - but Bernard can produce more as a runner than some think. He will work into the mix with Leonard Fournette and Ronald Jones.

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  Buccaneers | Zach Triner signs tender    Thu Apr 8, 05:32 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers exclusive rights free-agent LS Zach Triner signed his one-year tender offer Thursday, April 8.

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  Buccaneers | Tom Brady on the mend    Thu Apr 1, 01:24 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady (knee) is progressing 'very well' in his recovery from post-Super Bowl knee surgery, according to general manager Jason Licht. 'I talked to him last week,' Licht said Thursday, April 1. 'I know things are going well. I don't want to put an exact timeline on it right now because I don't want to set expectations one way or the other, but I know that things are going very well.'

Footballguys view: Brady is tough as nails and even at his advanced age, we have a feeling he'll be able to recover fully by the time training camp rolls around. Expect the Buccaneers to ease him into action when August gets here.

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  Buccaneers | Vita Vea locked in for '22    Thu Apr 1, 11:43 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Vita Vea will have his fifth-year option picked up for the 2022 season.

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  Buccaneers | Antonio Brown talks not close    Thu Apr 1, 09:48 AM

Free-agent WR Antonio Brown (Buccaneers) and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are far apart in terms of compensation in talks on a new deal.

Footballguys view: The Buccaneers have done a good job of bringing all their starters back from the Super Bowl winning team this offseason. Brown's not a starter but a key contributor as a no.3 receiver. If they don't get Brown back in the fold, there is buzz that Larry Fitzgerald would want to reunite with his old head coach Bruce Arians. Stay tuned.

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  Buccaneers | O.J. Howard update    Wed Mar 31, 12:10 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (Achilles') will be ready by the start of the offseason program, according to head coach Bruce Arians.

Footballguys view: Good news for Howard here. Ready for the offseason program doesn't mean "full steam ahead" for the veteran tight end. Instead, the team should ease him back into action with a plan for him to be near full participation by training camp.

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  Buccaneers | Ke'Shawn Vaughn pegged for big year?    Wed Mar 31, 08:54 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ke'Shawn Vaughn is pegged to have a breakout year, according to head coach Bruce Arians. 'Those guys are all here and know what the system is and the best players are going to play,' Arians said. 'Obviously we have two really, really good ones at that position and I really like Ke'Shawn Vaughn. I think that with an offseason he's going to have a breakout year also. All of those roles will be defined by the time that we get to the last week of the preseason.'

Footballguys view: How does he breakout with Leonard Fournette and Ronald Jones still in front of him on the depth chart? Vaughn is a player we liked coming out of Vanderbilt but this landing spot was bad for his fantasy value. However, we are still holding and/or scooping him up in dynasty formats with an eye on the future when the backfield could be his.

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  Buccaneers | Open competition at RB for Tampa Bay    Tue Mar 30, 03:25 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RBs Ronald Jones and Leonard Fournette are expected to battle it out for the starting running back job in 2021, according to comments made by head coach Bruce Arians on Tuesday, March 30.'It's a new football team. Last year's team won the Super Bowl, this year's team hasn't done (anything). Starting positions will be defined in practice,' Arians told Pewter Report.

Footballguys view: Fournette did a good job last year when called upon and so did Jones. They'll be working in a RBBC once again, and this could be the dreaded 'hot hand' approach. That's great for the Buccaneers as they can make a decision in game to go with the hotter back. That's bad news for Fantasy GMs as lineups have to be set before the start of the game.

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  Buccaneers | O.J. Howard progressing nicely    Tue Mar 30, 01:22 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (Achilles) is 'real close' to fully recovering from the torn Achilles that ended his season in Week 4, according to head coach Bruce Arians.

Footballguys view: We should see Howard limited in the offseason as the team eases him back into action. Howard has yet to run on grass, but he has also not experienced any setbacks. They should ramp him up as training camp gets here.

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  Buccaneers | Leonard Fournette back to Bucs    Fri Mar 26, 12:02 PM

Free-agent RB Leonard Fournette (Buccaneers) agreed to a one-year, $4 million deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Friday, March 26.

Footballguys view: This is bad news for Ronald Jones, who was looking at having the backfield mostly to himself if Fournette signed elsewhere. Fournette could make this more of a committee than it was last year, or even be the more valuable fantasy back, but it's still disappointing considering that there are starting jobs for the Steelers and Jets still open.

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  Buccaneers | Tampa brings back Josh Wells    Thu Mar 25, 03:28 PM

Free-agent OT Josh Wells (Buccaneers) agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday, March 25. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Buccaneers | Larry Fitzgerald a fit with TB?    Thu Mar 25, 12:19 PM

Free agent WR Larry Fitzgerald (Cardinals) is a potential candidate to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and join former coaches Bruce Arians, Byron Leftwich and Kevin Garver (wide receivers) and QB Tom Brady, whom Fitzgerald has repeatedly stated his admiration for.

Footballguys view: Many of you may be sick of Tom Brady winning Super Bowls, but what about getting Fitzgerald a championship? The Buccaneers have done a good job of keeping most of their players from their Super Bowl team, but adding Fitzgerald perhaps to replace Antonio Brown (who has not re-signed) could be a strong addition.

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  Buccaneers | Leonard Fournette still in limbo    Wed Mar 24, 01:23 PM

Free-agent RB Leonard Fournette (Buccaneers) and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have reportedly made 'no real headway' in their contract talks, according to Joey Knight of the Tampa Bay Times.

Footballguys view: The Buccaneers have kept everyone on both sides of the ball this offseason. They now must figure out what they want to do with Fournette and WR Antonio Brown. If the trend of 'keep everybody' continues, that's good news for both. Stay tuned.

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  Buccaneers | Ndamukong Suh back to Bucs    Wed Mar 24, 10:44 AM

Free-agent DT Ndamukong Suh (Buccaneers) agreed to a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wednesday, March 24. The deal is worth $9 million fully guaranteed plus incentives, per source.

Footballguys view: The Buccaneers have done a good job of keeping the band together. With Tom Brady at quarterback they are firmly in a Super Bowl window, especially because their defense from 2020 is still intact.

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  Buccaneers | Donovan Smith extended    Wed Mar 24, 09:11 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers OT Donovan Smith agreed to a two-year, $31.8 million extension Wednesday, March 24, that now includes $30 million guaranteed over the next two seasons, per sources.

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  Buccaneers | Kevin Minter re-signed    Sat Mar 20, 11:24 AM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers re-signed LB Kevin Minter Saturday, March 20. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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  Buccaneers | Lavonte David financial breakdown    Fri Mar 19, 04:38 PM

Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Lavonte David's two-year contract is worth $25 million and includes $20 million in guaranteed money. The final three years of the deal void if he's on the roster he last day of the 2022 league year. He will receive guaranteed salaries of $1.075 million each of the next two seasons, and $7.5 of the $12.5 million guaranteed at signing covers injury. The contract includes $5 million guaranteed for skill and cap at signing, with another $2.5 million guaranteed for skill and cap if he's on the roster the fifth day of the 2022 new league year. David will get $6 million guaranteed as a roster bonus on the fifth day of the 2021 new league year. Finally, $5.425 million will be guaranteed in per-game roster bonus if he's on the active roster.

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  Buccaneers | Tampa brings back Rakeem Nunez-Roches    Thu Mar 18, 05:36 PM

Free-agent DT Rakeem Nunez-Roches (Buccaneers) agreed to terms on a two-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday, March 18, worth as much as $6.5 million, according to a source. The deal includes $2.25 million in guaranteed money.

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  Buccaneers | Chris Godwin signs tender    Thu Mar 18, 03:31 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin signed his one-year franchise tender offer Thursday, March 18, and will make $15.983 million in 2021.

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