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Buccaneers | Mike Evans working on injury prevention
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:57:47 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans said Wednesday, July 27, he's doing a lot more preventative maintenance to reduce hamstring issues.

Buccaneers | Elijah Shumate placed on NFI list
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:29:39 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers SS Elijah Shumate (undisclosed) was placed on the Active/NFI list Tuesday, July 26.

Buccaneers | Joel Hale signs with Bucs
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:33:03 -0700

Undrafted free-agent OL Joel Hale (Ohio State) signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tuesday, July 26.

Buccaneers | J.R. Sweezy also placed on PUP list
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:38:48 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers OG J.R. Sweezy (back) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday, July 26.

Buccaneers | Louis Murphy goes to PUP list
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:35:52 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Louis Murphy (knee) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday, July 26.

Buccaneers | Tampa Bay waives Dominique Robertson
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 18:32:53 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers waived OT Dominique Robertson with a Non-Football Injury designation Saturday, July 23.

Buccaneers | Tampa Bay claims Jonathan Krause
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 18:27:01 -0700

Free-agent WR Jonathan Krause (Eagles) was claimed off waivers by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Saturday, July 23.

Buccaneers | Daryl Smith expected to start
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 08:31:21 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Daryl Smith is expected to start at strongside linebacker this season.

Buccaneers | Jameis Winston struggled in red zone
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 17:23:22 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston completed only 42% of his passes in the red zone in 2015, which was the second worst red-zone efficiency among quarterbacks.

Buccaneers | Jameis Winston drops 20 pounds
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:54:14 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston has dropped 20 pounds this offseason, according to his farther, Antonor.

Buccaneers | Johnny Lowdermilk waived
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 14:50:03 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers S Johnny Lowdermilk was waived from the Reserve/Retired Tuesday, July 19.

Buccaneers | Doug Martin has tough draw for opener
Sat, 16 Jul 2016 16:14:51 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin averaged just 3.5 yards per carry against the Atlanta Falcons last season, and he'll face them in Week 1. He had 48 carries for 166 yards and a touchdown.

Buccaneers | Battle in Tampa for roster spot
Tue, 12 Jul 2016 12:36:41 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WRs Kenny Bell and Donteea Dye are expected to be the main competitors for the last wide receiver position. Dye has more experience than Bell, while Bell has better return skills than Dye. WRs Evan Spencer, Bernard Reedy and Andre Davis could also be in the running.

Buccaneers | Luke Rhodes has made impression
Tue, 12 Jul 2016 12:29:38 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie LB Luke Rhodes was specifically named by head coach Dirk Koetter as an undrafted rookie who impressed at minicamp. Rhodes could also make the final roster due to need for depth behind LB Kwon Alexander.

Buccaneers | Vincent Jackson to see time in slot
Tue, 12 Jul 2016 08:12:38 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson will be used in the slot on a regular basis if WR Donteea Dye, WR Kenny Bell or WR Russell Shepard can play well enough to earn regular time on the outside. If this happens, WR Adam Humphries' snaps will be reduced.

Buccaneers | Adam Humphries wants to earn spot
Sun, 10 Jul 2016 12:10:46 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Adam Humphries wants to have the same mindset of trying to earn his spot on the final roster. "I have to win this spot year in and year out," Humphries said. "No matter where I stand on the depth chart I still have to win the job coming back in town."

Buccaneers | Mike Evans discusses his lack of focus
Sun, 10 Jul 2016 05:53:02 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans said he lost focus during games last season. "You know, I wasn't focused in some games and I have to do that better. I have to practice more. I have to get better in practice with it. It just comes with repetition. Last season is behind me."

Buccaneers | Louis Murphy not charged
Wed, 06 Jul 2016 12:42:24 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Louis Murphy woke up Saturday, July 2, in a museum after attending a friend's wedding there the night before. Murphy said he had been drinking, went to the museum's courtyard and fell asleep on the stairs. The receiver broke the glass on one of the doors after being locked out and called a friend. Murphy and the museum manager agreed to work out the $1,000 in damages. Murphy was not charged with a crime.

Buccaneers | Dominique Robertson hospitalized
Tue, 05 Jul 2016 10:03:49 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Dominique Robertson (leg) was hospitalized over the weekend after suffering two gunshot wounds. He was standing outside an apartment complex in Loma Linda, California, when a vehicle pulled up and shot in his direction, according to his attorney, Zulu Ali. Robertson was shot twice in the leg, and his injuries were to his back, buttocks and leg.

Buccaneers | Akeem Spence hoping to stay in Tampa Bay
Sat, 02 Jul 2016 18:10:16 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Akeem Spence said he is excited about the new defensive scheme, and he is hoping to remain with the Buccaneers beyond the 2016 season.

Buccaneers | Jameis Winston undervalued
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 16:22:13 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston amassed more than 4,200 total yards and 28 total touchdowns in his rookie campaign last year.

Buccaneers | More touches for Charles Sims?
Tue, 21 Jun 2016 23:05:14 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims is expected to see more carries in 2016, in the opinion of's Mark Cook.

Buccaneers | Noah Spence earning respect
Sun, 19 Jun 2016 18:28:24 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Noah Spence was called an "X factor" for the defensive line by DE Robert Ayers and DT Clinton McDonald.

Buccaneers | Vernon Hargreaves will play as rookie
Fri, 17 Jun 2016 17:05:54 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Vernon Hargreaves III will receive playing time at outside cornerback and nickel back this season, according to head coach Dirk Koetter.

Buccaneers | Cameron Brate a red zone weapon
Fri, 17 Jun 2016 09:37:21 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate emerged as a favorite target of QB Jameis Winston last year, and head coach Dirk Koetter has been impressed with the tight end in the red zone this offseason. Brate caught 23 passes for 288 yards last year and scored three touchdowns when TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins was injured. Brate will battle with Seferian-Jenkins for a starting position in training camp.

Buccaneers | Kenny Bell fighting for roster spot?
Fri, 10 Jun 2016 18:18:55 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Kenny Bell has looked healthy and sharp in OTAs, but beat writer Greg Auman believes Bell still isn't a lock to make the final roster.

Buccaneers | Seferian-Jenkins dismissed from practice
Thu, 09 Jun 2016 10:04:08 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins was dismissed from practice by head coach Dirk Koetter Thursday, June 9.

Buccaneers | Dez Stewart waived by Tampa Bay
Wed, 08 Jun 2016 15:21:22 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Dez Stewart (undisclosed) was waived/injured from the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, June 8.

Buccaneers | Roberto Aguayo signs deal
Tue, 07 Jun 2016 11:09:27 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers PK Roberto Aguayo, the team's second-round pick, signed his four-year contract Tuesday, June 7. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Buccaneers | Storm Johnson ready to silence doubters
Sun, 05 Jun 2016 20:37:19 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Storm Johnson said he isn't taking his opportunity with the Buccaneers lightly, and he said being cut by the Jacksonville Jaguars has only fueled his fire for the game.

Buccaneers | Mike Evans worked with Jamies Winston
Sun, 29 May 2016 12:10:18 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans and QB Jameis Winston have worked through countless routes together and have spent time with each other both on and off the field this offseason. Evans has been invited by Winston several times to break down film. Evans said he hasn't yet seen a work ethic like Winston's.

Buccaneers | Ryan Smith injured
Thu, 26 May 2016 16:06:20 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie S Ryan Smith's (undisclosed) injury is not serious and he should return to action soon, according to head coach Dirk Koetter.

Buccaneers | Sign two defensive backs
Thu, 26 May 2016 14:41:42 -0700

Undrafted free-agent DB Javien Elliott (Florida State) signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday, May 26. S Kimario McFadden was re-signed.

Buccaneers | C.J. Wilson waived
Wed, 25 May 2016 14:48:34 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB C.J. X. Wilson was waived from the Reserve/Retired list Wednesday, May 25.

Buccaneers | Johnny Lowdermilk retired
Tue, 24 May 2016 16:17:43 -0700

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

Buccaneers | Jameis Winston talks up Kenny Bell
Tue, 24 May 2016 12:54:48 -0700

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.

Buccaneers | Luke Stocker important to Tampa Bay
Sat, 21 May 2016 12:14:35 -0700

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."

Buccaneers | Jameis Winston can improve
Fri, 20 May 2016 15:13:38 -0700

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. "Now we're at a point where he's proficient enough in the offense where we can focus on the details of his technique, from his footwork to his release to accuracy, moving in the pocket, all those little details of playing the position are now a matter of attention for us," Bajakian said.

Buccaneers | OC had questions about Jameis Winston
Fri, 20 May 2016 14:56:43 -0700

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.

Buccaneers | Louis Murphy to be ready for camp
Thu, 19 May 2016 15:09:43 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Louis Murphy (knee) is expected to be ready for training camp.

Buccaneers | Patrick Murray released
Thu, 19 May 2016 11:40:08 -0700

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

Buccaneers | Noah Spence thrown to the wolves
Tue, 17 May 2016 15:52:51 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie DE/LB Noah Spence has had to adjust quickly to the NFL level. Over the last week, Spence has been exposed to defensive strategy and techniques, and defensive coordinator Mike Smith has been impressed with Spence's football intelligence. Smith said that Spence will have opportunities at both right end and left end on the defensive line, noting Spence's measurements and athleticism as catalysts for his versatility.

Buccaneers| Waive Davon Coleman
Tue, 17 May 2016 14:43:26 -0700

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

Buccaneers | Peyton Barber could land roster spot
Sun, 15 May 2016 06:35:04 -0700

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.

Buccaneers | Dez Stewart goes to IR
Thu, 12 May 2016 14:48:01 -0700

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

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Adjei-Barimah Jude DB
Aguayo Roberto PK
Alexander Kwon LB
Allen Denicos LB
Allen Josh C
Anger Bryan P
Awe Micah LB
Ayers Robert DL
Bajakian Mike AC
Banks Johnthan CB
Barber Peyton RB
Barry Butch AC
Bell Kenny WR
Benenoch Caleb OT
Bond Devante LB
Bradley Casey AC
Brate Cameron TE
Britz Travis DT
Brooks Derrius CB
Brown Kourtnei DL
Cartwright Kivon TE
Casullo Bob AC
Cherilus Gosder OT
Cohen Scott TO
Conte Chris FS
Cousins Oniel OG
Cross Alan FB
David Lavonte LB
Davis Andre WR
Davis Butch TO
DePaola Andrew LS
Dotson Demar OT
Duffner Mark AC
Dye Donteea WR
Edwards Kip CB
Elliott Javien DB
Embree Jon AC
English Larry DE
Evans Mike WR
Fallin Taylor DL
Fatinikun T.J. LB
Francis A.J. DL
Galiano Phil AC
Garrett John AC
George Jeremiah LB
Gholston William DL
Giddins Ryne DE
Glanton Adarius LB
Glennon Mike QB
Gottschalk Ben C
Grable Jeremy LB
Griffin Ryan W. QB
Grimes Brent CB
Hale Joel OL
Hansbrough Russell RB
Hargreaves III Vernon CB
Hawley Joe C
Hayes Jay AC
Hoke Jon AC
Humphries Adam WR
Jackson Vincent WR
James Mike RB
Johnson George DL
Johnson Isaiah S
Johnson Jerry WR
Johnson Kelby OT
Johnson Storm RB
Jones Howard LB
Kaczor Nate AC
Kelly Anthony WR
Kennedy Dave TO
Keyes Josh LB
Koetter Dirk HC
Krause Jonathan WR
Lake Jimmy AC
Lambert DaVonte DL
Lane Jorvorskie FB
Lansanah Danny LB
LeFevour Dan QB
Licht Jason GM
Lyn Keon CB
Marpet Ali OG
Martin Doug RB
Martino Freddie WR
Mattes R.J. OT
Matthews Cliff DL
McCoy Gerald DL
McDaniel Tony DL
McDonald Clinton DL
McDougald Bradley FS
McFadden Kimario S
McKinzy Cassanova LB
Melton Henry DL
Melvin Randy AC
Monken Todd OC
Morris Mike AC
Murphy Louis WR
Myers Brandon TE
Namdar Roman WR
O'Dea Kevin AC
Pamphile Kevin OT
Parrish Roscoe WR
Pettaway Tyrone AC
Polk Carlos AC
Powell Ronald DL
Quarles Shelton TO
Reedy Bernard WR
Rhodes Luke LB
Roberson Derrick OT
Robinson Joshua CB
Ross Joel CB
Schum Jake P
Seferian-Jenkins Austin TE
Shepard Russell WR
Shultz Kurtis AC
Shumate Elijah SS
Sims Charles RB
Smith Daryl LB
Smith Donovan OT
Smith Evan C
Smith Jacquies DL
Smith Mike DC
Smith Robb AC
Smith Ryan CB
Spence Akeem DL
Spence Noah LB
Spencer Evan WR
Spencer Tim AC
Spicer Paul AC
Spytek John TO
Steele Ben AC
Stocker Luke TE
Stretz Grady AC
Stroughter Sammie WR
Sweezy J.R. OG
Tandy Keith CB
Triplett Nate LB
Verner Alterraun CB
Vitale Dan FB
Wannstedt Dave AC
Ward Channing DL
Warhop George AC
Warren Jeremiah OG
Westbrook Tevin TE
Wester Leonard OL
Williams Jason LB
Winston Jameis QB
Wright Major SS