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  Buccaneers | Mike Evans makes history    Sun Feb 28, 05:13 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans is the only player in NFL history to record at least 1,000 receiving yards in each of his first seven seasons in the league.

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  Buccaneers | Strong finish for Antonio Brown    Fri Feb 26, 10:05 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent WR Antonio Brown ranked seventh in receptions and was tied for second with four receiving touchdowns over the final four weeks of 2020.

Footballguys view: We'll see if the Buccaneers want to bring Brown back. He's great friends with QB Tom Brady and certainly was clutch for the team down the stretch.

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  Buccaneers | LeSean McCoy plans to continue playing    Thu Feb 25, 05:12 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent RB LeSean McCoy said he plans to play next year and will look to sign with a contending team or a team where he can work with younger running backs.

Footballguys view: McCoy has won two Super Bowl rings in back-to-back seasons. He's not the player he used to be, but some team out there might want him on the roster for veteran depth.

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  Buccaneers | Lavonte David a priority for TB    Wed Feb 24, 04:47 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent LB Lavonte David is a player the team will try hard to re-sign this offseason, according to general manager Jason Licht.

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  Buccaneers | Tom Brady to be sidelined for a few months    Wed Feb 24, 03:40 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady (knee) probably will not be able to participate in any practice drills until June because of his offseason knee surgery, according to head coach Bruce Arians.

Footballguys view: No surprise here. We all knew that Brady needed this surgery and he'll need the proper time to recover. He should be ready to rock and roll around the start of training camp.

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  Buccaneers | Jason Pierre-Paul undergoes surgery    Wed Feb 24, 01:04 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Jason Pierre-Paul (knee) underwent knee surgery Wednesday, Feb. 24.

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  Buccaneers | Tom Brady could see extension    Wed Feb 24, 11:51 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady could receive a contract extension in the offseason, according to general manager Jason Licht.

Footballguys view: Brady is under contract for one more season, but he wants to play two more years. Expect the Buccaneers to oblige him with a new deal.

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  Buccaneers | Chris Godwin keeping options open    Tue Feb 23, 01:19 PM

Impending free-agent WR Chris Godwin told the Pat McAfee Show on Tuesday, Feb. 23, that while he wants to remain with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he also wants to 'get paid' too.

Footballguys view: Godwin added that his goal is a long-term deal, but he would also be 'fine' with the franchise tag in 2021 and a long-term deal next year. Reports have indicated that Mike Evans is willing to take a pay cut to keep teammates in Tampa for another run. The Buccaneers have to figure out what to do with Godwin, but their first priority is likely signing pass-rusher Shaq Barrett to a new long-term deal.

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  Buccaneers | Jordan Whitehead to go under the knife    Fri Feb 19, 09:34 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers SS Jordan Whitehead (shoulder) is scheduled to undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder, and he is expected to be sidelined 4-6 months.

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  Buccaneers | No play-calling for Bruce Arians    Fri Feb 19, 12:48 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians on Thursday, Feb. 18, said he'd consider retiring again if he had to go back to calling plays. 'If I lost (offensive coordinator) Byron (Leftwich) or (defensive coordinator) Todd (Bowles), I'd have to think about (quitting) because not losing any coaches this year makes next year so much easier and so much easier to repeat,' Arians said on The Herd. 'But once you start deleting your coaching staff, I don't want to go back to calling plays. And Byron right now is still the only guy I trust doing it. And I'd have to think long and hard if I was going to lose him.'

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  Buccaneers | Five Bucs reserves hit free agency    Tue Feb 16, 06:13 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers G Ted Larsen, LS Garrison Sanborn, QB Drew Stanton, G Earl Watford and P Matt Wile had their practice squad contracts expire Tuesday, Feb. 16.

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  Buccaneers | Ronald Jones to have pin removed    Mon Feb 15, 01:24 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones (finger) is scheduled to have the pin removed from his pinky Tuesday, Feb. 16.

Footballguys view: Jones will be good to go for offseason workouts. The Buccaneers want to bring back impending free agent Leonard Fournette, so we may see an encore season of Jones/Fournette in 2021.

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  Buccaneers | Shaquil Barrett could be tagged again    Sun Feb 14, 05:28 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent LB Shaquil Barrett is a candidate to receive the franchise tag for the second straight season.

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  Buccaneers | Tampa Bay signs trio of players    Fri Feb 12, 01:13 PM

Free agent RB C.J. Prosise (Buccaneers), DT Sam Renner (Rams) and C Donell Stanley on Friday, Feb. 12, signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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  Buccaneers | Blaine Gabbert primed to succeed Tom Brady?    Fri Feb 12, 12:37 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Blaine Gabbert is a realistic candidate to take over as the starting quarterback for the Buccaneers should Tom Brady choose to retire after the 2021 season, based on comments made by general manager Jason Licht on Thursday, Feb. 11.'He is one guy, my scouts and I talk about this a lot, he's just one guy that I love to watch throw every day in practice because he has got a cannon. He's very accurate with his throws as well and he can just really whistle them in in tight windows. If ... he had been forced to play more, I think that he would have really opened a lot of people's eyes about how talented he is, especially being in the same system for a couple of years,' Licht told the Pewter Report podcast.

Footballguys view: Gabbert has been a bust to this point in his career. However, there is a chance the Buccaneers want him to take over when Brady is done. That could be after the 2021 season, or if Brady has his way after the 2022 season. Ryan Tannehill was able to turn his career around, so let's not discount what Gabbert could be. It's a longshot to be sure, but it's not impossible as the dirty little secret in the NFL is 'fit.' It's all about fit, and Gabbert seems to fit what the Buccaneers want to do.

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  Buccaneers | Leonard Fournette would like to return    Thu Feb 11, 06:52 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent RB Leonard Fournette said he would like to re-sign with the Buccaneers this offseason but does not know what will happen during the offseason.

Footballguys view: Fournette was cast off from the Jaguars last year and he wanted to land with a contender. The Buccaneers added him and he was a key player for them down the stretch as they won the Super Bowl. He should be in line to stick around with them in 2021. If they can work a deal out, then Fournette will continue to split time with Ronald Jones in the backfield.

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  Buccaneers | Tom Brady to undergo surgery    Thu Feb 11, 04:40 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady (knee) is scheduled to undergo surgery on his injured knee this offseason.

Footballguys view: Bruce Arians is describing this as a cleanup surgery, although there are reports that it's a little more than that. Brady should be ready to go in the offseason, although at his age and coming off a knee surgery we could see him somewhat limited in OTAs and minicamp.

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  Buccaneers | Shaquil Barrett says he's staying    Thu Feb 11, 02:06 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Shaquil Barrett on Wednesday, Feb. 10, reiterated his postgame Super Bowl statement that he fully intends to remain with the team. 'World champs, two-time world champs and we're coming back, back-to-back,' Barrett said in a video from ESPN's Jenna Laine, filmed during the team's championship parade. 'That's the plan, we're coming back next year to get it done again.'

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  Buccaneers | Chris Godwin makes it happen after catch    Tue Feb 9, 10:03 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin has accumulated a league-high 484 receiving yards after contact since the start of the 2019 season, according to Pro Football Focus.

Footballguys view: Godwin makes it happen all over the field. He's great after the catch and should continue to produce in that way for the 2021 season. Godwin is set to hit the free agency market this offseason.

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  Buccaneers | Seven sticking with Tampa Bay    Tue Feb 9, 06:13 PM

Free-agent DE Quinton Bell, DB Javon Hagan, G Nick Leverett, G John Molchon, WR Josh Pearson, DE Benning Potoa'e and DT Kobe Smith signed undisclosed contracts with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tuesday, Feb. 9.

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  Buccaneers | Tampa Bay inks four to futures deals    Tue Feb 9, 01:06 PM

Free-agent CB Herb Miller, WR Cyril Grayson, WR Travis Jonsen and TE Codey McElroy signed Reserve/Future contracts with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Tuesday, Feb. 9.

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  Buccaneers | Mike Evans open to reworking deal    Mon Feb 8, 01:26 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans has told the team that he is willing to restructure his contract if the team needs salary cap this offseason because he wants to keep the team together, according to head coach Bruce Arians.

Footballguys view: Evans wants the team to stay intact so they can make another run. That means he'll be willing to renegotiate his contract so teammates who are free agents can stick around.

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  Buccaneers | Leonard Fournette wanted back    Mon Feb 8, 10:47 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent RB Leonard Fournette has interest from the Bucs in returning for 2021.

Footballguys view: Fournette was cast off from the Jaguars last year and he wanted to land with a contender. The Buccaneers added him and he was a key player for them down the stretch as they won the Super Bowl. He should be in line to stick around with them in 2021. If they can work a deal out, then Fournette will continue to split time with Ronald Jones in the backfield.

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  Buccaneers | Tom Brady pads records, plans to return    Sun Feb 7, 10:31 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady was named the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl LV, winning the award for a fifth time to extend his own record. After the game, he announced he plans to return to pursue an eighth Super Bowl title in 2021.

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  Buccaneers | Leonard Fournette caps magical postseason    Sun Feb 7, 10:25 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Leonard Fournette had 97 carries for 367 yards and forced 11 missed tackles during the postseason after rushing for 300 yards and forcing 12 missed tackles on 64 carries in the regular season.

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  Buccaneers | Tampa cruises to Super Bowl title    Sun Feb 7, 10:15 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady completed 21 of his 29 passes for 201 yards and three touchdowns in a 31-9 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV. RB Leonard Fournette rushed 16 times for 89 yards and a touchdown and added four catches for 46 yards, and RB Ronald Jones logged 61 yards on 12 carries. TE Rob Gronkowski led the passing attack, catching six of his seven targets for 67 yards and two touchdowns. WR Antonio Brown caught five of his six targets for 22 yards and a score, Mike Williams had one grab for 31 yards, and WR Chris Godwin had two receptions for nine yards. LB Devin White led an impressive defensive effort, registering a game-high 12 tackles, including two tackles for loss, and an interception. DT Ndamukong Suh finished with 1.5 sacks.

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  Buccaneers | Cameron Brate will be in uniform    Sun Feb 7, 05:08 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate (back) is officially active for Super Bowl LV.

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  Buccaneers | Antonio Brown officially active    Sun Feb 7, 05:07 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Antonio Brown (knee) is officially active for Super Bowl LV.

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  Buccaneers | Super Bowl Tampa Bay Buccaneers inactives    Sun Feb 7, 05:03 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared DE Jeremiah Ledbetter, QB Drew Stanton, WR Justin Watson, TE Antony Auclair, RB Ke'Shawn Vaughn, DT Khalil Davis and QB Ryan W. Griffin inactive for the Super Bowl.

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  Buccaneers | Leonard Fournette could return in 2021    Sun Feb 7, 04:42 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Leonard Fournette is a player the Buccaneers will be open to re-signing this offseason depending on the amount of interest he receives in free agency, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.

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  Buccaneers | Tampa wants to keep Chris Godwin    Sun Feb 7, 01:00 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent WR Chris Godwin is a player the Buccaneers want to sign to a long-term deal this offseason.

Footballguys view: The team could also consider using the franchise tag on Godwin if the two sides are not able to reach an agreement. Reports have indicated that a team like the Colts could be interested in Godwin as their no.1 receiver.

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  Buccaneers | Jordan Whitehead to play in Super Bowl    Sun Feb 7, 11:43 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers SS Jordan Whitehead (shoulder, knee) will play through a fully torn labrum in Super Bowl LV, and also has additional damage to his shoulder, according to a source. He had been a limited participant in the team's first two practice sessions during the week but was able to take part in the full practice session Friday, Feb. 5.

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  Buccaneers | Antonio Brown good to go    Sat Feb 6, 09:26 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Antonio Brown (knee) is expected to play in Super Bowl LV, according to sources.

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  Buccaneers | Cameron Brate expected to play    Sat Feb 6, 09:22 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate (back) is expected to play in Super Bowl LV, according to sources.

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  Buccaneers | Two added to active roster    Sat Feb 6, 05:00 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squad QB Drew Stanton and C Ted Larsen were added to the active roster Saturday, Feb. 6, and will be available for Super Bowl LV.

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  Buccaneers | Cameron Brate improving    Fri Feb 5, 04:09 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate's (shoulder) injured shoulder is feeling better and is still expected to play in Super Bowl LV unless he suffers a setback, according to a source.

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  Buccaneers | Chris Godwin will be in uniform    Fri Feb 5, 04:02 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin (elbow) fully participated in practice Friday, Feb. 5, and is not on the injury report for Super Bowl LV.

Footballguys view: Godwin was a big part of what the Buccaneers passing game did through the air against the Chiefs back in Week 12. He was targeted nine times, catching eight passes for 97 yards. Godwin will be a key part of what they do on offense in this rematch on Super Sunday.

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  Buccaneers | Mike Evans on track to play    Fri Feb 5, 03:59 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Feb. 5, and is not on the injury report for Super Bowl LV.

Footballguys view: Back in Week 12 against the Chiefs, Evans had just three catches for 50 yards...but two of those catches were for touchdowns. He's a favorite target of QB Tom Brady, and should be a key player for the Buccaneers offense in the Super Bowl.

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  Buccaneers | TB safeties appear good to go    Fri Feb 5, 02:48 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers S Jordan Whitehead (shoulder, knee) and S Antoine Winfield Jr. (ankle) both upgraded to full participation in practice Friday, Feb. 5, and appear ready to play Sunday in Super Bowl LV with no game status designations on the team's official injury report.

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  Buccaneers | Tampa Bay Super Bowl LV injury report    Fri Feb 5, 02:21 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate (back) did not participate in practice Friday, Feb. 5, and is listed as questionable for Super Bowl LV on Sunday. WR Antonio Brown (knee) was a full participant in practice Friday, and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game. LB Jason Pierre-Paul (knee) and DT Ndamukong Suh (non-injury) missed practice Friday but carry no game status designations on the injury report. DL Steve McLendon (non-injury), LB Lavonte David (hamstring), S Jordan Whitehead (shoulder, knee), S Antoine Winfield Jr. (ankle), WR Mike Evans (knee) and WR Chris Godwin (hip, quadriceps) all fully practiced Friday and do not have game status designations on the injury report.

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  Buccaneers | Cameron Brate listed as questionable    Fri Feb 5, 01:59 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate (back) sat out practice Friday, Feb. 5, with a back injury and is listed as questionable for Super Bowl LV on Sunday.

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  Buccaneers | Antonio Brown questionable for Sunday    Fri Feb 5, 01:53 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Antonio Brown (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Feb. 5, for the second straight day, and is listed as questionable for Super Bowl LV on Sunday.

Footballguys view: Brown should be out there for the Buccaneers. The numbers of snaps and the size of his role is unknown at this time.

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  Buccaneers | Leonard Fournette fumbles scarce    Fri Feb 5, 01:12 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Leonard Fournette has not fumbled since Week 17 of the 2017 season -- a total of 613 carries -- according to Pro Football Focus data.

Footballguys view: Fournette will work in tandem with Ronald Jones for the Buccaneers in the Super Bowl. We'll see how much of an emphasis the Bucs have on running the ball. Both backs can also be used as receivers out of the backfield, and the Buccaneers may do that in order to slow down the Chiefs pass rush.

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  Buccaneers | Cameron Brate expected to play    Thu Feb 4, 08:42 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate (back) is expected to be available for Super Bowl LV, according to a source. He was limited during practice Thursday, Feb. 4, as a precaution.

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  Buccaneers | Cameron Brate added to injury report    Thu Feb 4, 06:43 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate (back) was limited during practice Thursday, Feb. 4.

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  Buccaneers | Chris Godwin takes part in practice    Thu Feb 4, 06:36 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin (elbow) fully participated in practice Thursday, Feb. 4.

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  Buccaneers | Mike Evans practices in full    Thu Feb 4, 06:29 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Feb. 4.

Footballguys view: Evans will be at full strength for the Super Bowl...or as close as you can be at this time of year. We'll see how much QB Tom Brady goes after the star receiver and how much time he'll have to throw. The quarterback who deals with pressure better will likely be the victor on Sunday.

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  Buccaneers | Full practice for Antonio Brown    Thu Feb 4, 06:28 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Antonio Brown (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Feb. 4.

Footballguys view: Brown has been out of action with this knee injury for some time. The Buccaneers have been resting him with the idea he could be ready for the Super Bowl. It seems like that's the case.

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  Buccaneers | Thursday's practice report for Tampa Bay    Thu Feb 4, 04:07 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Steve McLendon (non-injury) was added to the injury report and did not participate in practice Thursday, Feb. 4. LB Lavonte David (hamstring), LB Jason Pierre-Paul (knee), S Jordan Whitehead (shoulder) and S Antoine Winfield Jr. (ankle) were limited. TE Cameron Brate (back) was added to the injury report Thursday and was also limited. WRs Antonio Brown (knee), Mike Evans (knee) and Chris Godwin (elbow) practiced in full.

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  Buccaneers | Injured safeties moving well     Thu Feb 4, 01:59 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers S Jordan Whitehead (shoulder, knee) and S Antoine Winfield Jr. (ankle) moved around well in practice Thursday, Feb. 4, according to head coach Bruce Arians. 'They all worked today and looked good,' Arians said. 'It's just a matter of whether they swell tomorrow.'

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