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Buccaneers | Doug Martin not returning?
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:21:24 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin has "no chance" of being on Tampa Bay's roster next season, in the opinion of the Tampa Bay Times' Rick Stroud.


Buccaneers | DeSean Jackson talks Jameis Winston
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:09:36 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston needs to go back to having fun with football, according to WR DeSean Jackson. "Go back to being comfortable [as] who he used to be. Go back to having fun," Jackson said about his quarterback.


Buccaneers | Doug Martin 'wasn't ever the same' in 2017
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:16:01 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin failed to rush for even 500 yards for the fourth time in five years. General manager Jason Licht attributed Martin's most recent disappointing season to his season-opening suspension and the idea he wasn't able to reach the form he showed in the preseason after returning from his three-game absence. "I think the lack of, or having a hard time getting the run game going was…you know, Doug just didn't have…he just wasn't ever the same. And it wasn't until late that Peyton (Barber) kind of arrived and things started going a little bit better with him, starting with the Green Bay game and on and on," Licht said.


Buccaneers | Alan Cross undergoes surgery
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 12:34:16 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers FB Alan Cross (hernia) underwent surgery Thursday, Jan. 11, to repair a sports hernia, according to a source. He is expected to be ready for offseason workouts.


Buccaneers | Peyton Barber could start for Bucs in '18
Wed, 10 Jan 2018 20:18:58 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Peyton Barber "will be right there" in regards to his status of possibly being the club's lead running back going into 2018, according to head coach Dirk Koetter, and it will "definitely be a consideration."


Buccaneers | Kwon Alexander to receive raise
Sat, 06 Jan 2018 19:16:34 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Kwon Alexander's 2018 salary will increase from its original $705,000 to around $1.9 million because of a performance escalator for playing at least 35 percent of the defensive snaps over his first three seasons.


Buccaneers | Tampa Bay signs eight
Wed, 03 Jan 2018 23:37:41 -0800

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed WRs Jake Lampman and Devin Lucien, FB Austin Johnson, CB Reese Fleming, LB Eric Nzeocha, OTs Givens Price and Brad Seaton, and OG Avery Young to Reserve/Future contracts Wednesday, Jan. 3.


Buccaneers | T.J. Ward arrested Wednesday
Wed, 03 Jan 2018 19:29:26 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers FS T.J. Ward was arrested the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 3, on drug charges. He was charged with "possession of cannabis" and "possession of drug paraphernalia" in Tampa Bay and was released later in the day after posting $2,500 bond, according to jail records.


Buccaneers | Jameis Winston sets record for his age
Mon, 01 Jan 2018 21:43:52 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston set the record for most touchdown passes for a player before his 24th birthday, recording his 69th on a late touchdown pass to WR Chris Godwin in the club's Week 17 game Sunday, Dec. 31. That edged out the previous record of 68, set by retired QB Dan Marino.


Buccaneers | Brent Grimes to remain a Buccaneer?
Mon, 01 Jan 2018 21:01:31 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Brent Grimes, who will be an unrestricted free agent in March, said that the club told him they would like to bring him back for the 2018 season.


Buccaneers | Dirk Koetter to remain play-caller
Mon, 01 Jan 2018 10:45:27 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter told reporters Monday, Jan. 1, he will not give up play-calling duties in 2018.


Buccaneers | Week 17 game recap for Buccaneers
Sun, 31 Dec 2017 18:43:19 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston completed 28 of his 51 passes for 363 yards, a touchdown and three interceptions in a 31-24 win over the New Orleans Saints in Week 17, and he added five carries for 32 yards and a score. RB Peyton Barger rushed 17 times for 71 yards and a touchdown and caught two passes for 18 yards. WR Chris Godwin had seven catches for 111 yards and a touchdown, Adam Humphries caught seven passes for 102 yards, and WR Mike Evans finished with five catches for 55 yards. TE Cameron Brate caught three passes for 37 yards.


Buccaneers | Caleb Benenoch hurt in finale
Sun, 31 Dec 2017 16:03:55 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers OT Caleb Benenoch (ankle) suffered a knee injury in the Week 17 game against the New Orleans Saints due to a left ankle injury and he is questionable to return. He was sent for X-rays.


Buccaneers | T.J. Ward hurts knee in Week 17
Sun, 31 Dec 2017 15:21:57 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers S T.J. Ward (knee) suffered a knee injury in the Week 17 game against the New Orleans Saints and he is questionable to return.


Buccaneers | Cameron Brate ready to play
Sun, 31 Dec 2017 12:53:10 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate (hip, knee) is officially active for the team's Week 17 game.


Buccaneers | DeSean Jackson to miss Week 17
Sun, 31 Dec 2017 12:47:30 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson (ankle) has been declared inactive for the team's Week 17 game.


Buccaneers | Week 17 Tampa Bay inactives
Sun, 31 Dec 2017 12:18:58 -0800

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared OG Adam Gettis, CB David Rivers, WR DeSean Jackson, LB Devante Bond, DE Patrick O'Connor, DL Robert Ayers, QB Ryan W. Griffin inactive for Week 17.


Buccaneers | Dirk Koetter will return
Fri, 29 Dec 2017 17:15:08 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter has been informed that he will return as the team's head coach next season.


Buccaneers | Cameron Brate questionable for finale
Fri, 29 Dec 2017 16:37:18 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate (hip, knee) practiced in full on Friday, Dec. 29, and he is listed as questionable for Week 17 against the New Orleans Saints.


Buccaneers | DeSean Jackson listed as questionable
Fri, 29 Dec 2017 16:36:43 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson (ankle) was listed as a limited participant in practice Friday, Dec. 29, and he is considered questionable for Week 17 against the New Orleans Saints.


Buccaneers | Week 17 injury report for Tampa
Fri, 29 Dec 2017 15:59:32 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Robert Ayers (shoulder) and LB Devante Bond (ankle) were each limited in practice Friday, Dec. 29, and considered doubtful for Week 17 against the New Orleans Saints. WR DeSean Jackson (ankle) was limited in practice, while TE Cameron Brate (hip, knee), WR Chris Godwin (ankle) and DE Ryan Russell (shoulder) were full participants. All are considered questionable. LB Lavonte David (hamstring), DT Gerald McCoy (biceps) and DB Ryan Smith (ankle) practiced in full are were removed from the report.


Buccaneers | 'Growing sense' Jon Gruden will coach Bucs
Fri, 29 Dec 2017 10:41:03 -0800

Tampa Bay head coach Dirk Koetter has yet to learn his coaching fate for 2018, but there is a "growing sense in the circles" that Monday Night Football analyst Jon Gruden will return to the NFL as the next head coach of the Buccaneers.


Buccaneers | Thursday practice report for Tampa Bay
Thu, 28 Dec 2017 16:26:28 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Devante Bond (ankle) and WR Chris Godwin (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 28. DE Robert Ayers (shoulder), LB Lavonte David (hamstring) and DT Gerald McCoy (biceps) were limited during practice. DE Ryan Russell (shoulder) and CB Ryan Smith (ankle) fully participated in practice.


Buccaneers | Limited practice for Cameron Brate
Thu, 28 Dec 2017 16:23:59 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate (hip, knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 28.


Buccaneers | DeSean Jackson listed as limited
Thu, 28 Dec 2017 16:14:22 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson (ankle) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 28.


Buccaneers | Jake Lampman added to practice squad
Wed, 27 Dec 2017 17:14:15 -0800

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed WR Jake Lampman to their practice squad Wednesday, Dec. 27.


Buccaneers | Tampa Bay's Wednesday injury report
Wed, 27 Dec 2017 14:36:41 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Devante Bond (ankle) and WR Chris Godwin (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 27. DE Robert Ayers (shoulder), LB Lavonte David (hamstring), DT Gerald McCoy (biceps), DE Ryan Russell (shoulder) and CB Ryan Smith (ankle) were limited.


Buccaneers | Cameron Brate sits out of practice
Wed, 27 Dec 2017 12:47:08 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate (hip, knee) was sidelined during practice Wednesday, Dec. 27.


Buccaneers | DeSean Jackson back at practice Wednesday
Wed, 27 Dec 2017 11:45:30 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson (foot) was spotted at practice Wednesday, Dec. 27.


Buccaneers | Chris Conte busy in Week 16
Sun, 24 Dec 2017 13:50:04 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers S Chris Conte factored in on nine total tackles with a pass defensed in Week 16 against the Carolina Panthers.


Buccaneers | Lavonte David totals 11 stops
Sun, 24 Dec 2017 13:49:41 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Lavonte David was in on a total of 11 tackles in Week 16 against the Carolina Panthers.


Buccaneers | Cameron Brate posts three grabs
Sun, 24 Dec 2017 13:49:13 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate posted three catches for 13 yards on four targets in Week 16 against the Carolina Panthers.


Buccaneers | Chris Godwin goes for 98 yards
Sun, 24 Dec 2017 13:48:37 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin managed three receptions for 98 yards on six targets in Week 16 against the Carolina Panthers.


Buccaneers | Mike Evans finally tops century mark
Sun, 24 Dec 2017 13:48:00 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans posted six receptions for 107 yards on eight targets in the Week 16 game against the Carolina Panthers.


Buccaneers | Doug Martin bottled up in Charlotte
Sun, 24 Dec 2017 13:43:34 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin rushed six times for seven yards in Week 16 against the Carolina Panthers and he did not have any receptions or targets.


Buccaneers | Peyton Barber leads backfield
Sun, 24 Dec 2017 13:42:57 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Peyton Barber had a team-high 13 rushes for 51 yards in Week 16 against the Carolina Panthers while adding two receptions for four yards on his two targets.


Buccaneers | Jameis Winston throws for 367 yards, TD
Sun, 24 Dec 2017 13:42:17 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston completed 21 of his 27 pass attempts for 367 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in the Week 16 game against the Carolina Panthers. He also lost three fumbles.


Buccaneers | Cameron Brate ready to play
Sun, 24 Dec 2017 09:04:43 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate (hip, knee) is officially active for the team's Week 16 game.


Buccaneers | Tampa Bay's Week 16 inactives
Sun, 24 Dec 2017 08:36:27 -0800

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared OG Adam Gettis, WR DeSean Jackson, LB Nigel Harris, DE Patrick O'Connor, DL Robert Ayers, CB Ryan Smith, QB Ryan W. Griffin inactive for Week 16.


Buccaneers | Cameron Brate likely to play
Sun, 24 Dec 2017 07:24:21 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate (hip, knee) is expected to play in Week 16's game against the Carolina Panthers, according to a source.


Buccaneers | Jake Lampman cut from PS
Sat, 23 Dec 2017 17:49:54 -0800

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers cut free-agent WR Jake Lampman (Saints) from the practice squad on Saturday, Dec. 23.


Buccaneers | Chris Godwin expected to start
Fri, 22 Dec 2017 15:45:33 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin is expected to start in Week 16 against the Carolina Panthers.


Buccaneers | Cameron Brate limited Friday
Fri, 22 Dec 2017 15:43:42 -0800

Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate (hip, knee) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 22, and is listed as questionable for Week 16.


Buccaneers | Tampa Bay's Week 16 injury report
Fri, 22 Dec 2017 12:01:08 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Robert Ayers (shoulder) and WR DeSean Jackson (ankle) were unable to practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 16 versus the Carolina Panthers. DB Ryan Smith (ankle) was limited in practice Friday, Dec. 22, and is listed as doubtful. DT Gerald McCoy (biceps) was able to participate fully Friday and is listed as questionable. TE Cameron Brate (hip, knee), LB Lavonte David (hamstring) and DE Ryan Russell (shoulder) were limited in practice Friday and are also listed as questionable. OT Donovan Smith (shoulder) logged a full practice for the third straight day and has been removed from the injury report.


Buccaneers | Cameron Brate 50-50 for Week 16
Fri, 22 Dec 2017 11:45:10 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate (hip, knee) is listed as questionable for Week 16 versus the Carolina Panthers.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Alexander Kwon LB
Allen Denicos LB
Anger Bryan P
Auclair Antony TE
Ayers Robert DL
Bailey Sterling DL
Bajakian Mike AC
Baker Chris DL
Barber Peyton RB
Barry Butch AC
Beckwith Kendell LB
Benenoch Caleb OT
Bond Devante LB
Bradley Casey AC
Brate Cameron TE
Brooks Derrius CB
Bullough Riley LB
Casullo Bob AC
Clarke Will DL
Cohen Scott TO
Conte Chris FS
Cousins Oniel OG
Cross Alan FB
David Lavonte LB
Davis Butch TO
Dotson Demar OT
Duffner Mark AC
Edwards Kip CB
Elliott Javien DB
English Larry DE
Evans Justin S
Evans Mike WR
Fatinikun T.J. LB
Fitzpatrick Ryan QB
Fleming Reese DB
Fulton Skyler AC
Galiano Phil AC
Gamble Patrick DL
Garrett John AC
Gettis Adam OG
Gholston William DL
Gibson Deonte DE
Giddins Ryne DE
Glanton Adarius LB
Godwin Chris WR
Grable Jeremy LB
Griffin Ryan W. QB
Grimes Brent CB
Grossi Zack AC
Hargreaves III Vernon CB
Harris Nigel LB
Hawley Joe C
Hayes Jay AC
Hicks Quayvon RB
Hoke Jon AC
Howard O.J. TE
Humphries Adam WR
Ings Kendrick WR
Jackson DeSean WR
Johnson Austin FB
Johnson Isaiah S
Johnson Jerry WR
Kaczor Nate AC
Kennedy Dave TO
Kerbyson Kyler OL
Koetter Dirk HC
Lake Jimmy AC
Lambert DaVonte DL
Lampman Jake WR
Lane Jorvorskie FB
Licht Jason GM
Liedtke Mike OG
Lucas Marquis OG
Lucien Devin WR
Lyn Keon CB
Marpet Ali C
Martin Doug RB
Martino Freddie WR
Mattes R.J. OT
McClain Robert CB
McCoy Gerald DL
McDonald Clinton DL
Melvin Randy AC
Monken Todd OC
Morris Mike AC
Murray Patrick PK
Namdar Roman WR
Nzeocha Eric LB
O'Connor Patrick DE
O'Dea Kevin AC
Pamphile Kevin OT
Perkins Anthony AC
Pettaway Tyrone AC
Polk Carlos AC
Price Givens OT
Quarles Shelton TO
Riggs Cody CB
Rivers David CB
Roberson Derrick OT
Robinson Joshua CB
Rodgers Jacquizz RB
Russell Ryan DE
Seaton Brad OT
Shultz Kurtis AC
Siliga Sealver DL
Sims Charles RB
Smith Alex E. TO
Smith Donovan OT
Smith Evan C
Smith Mike DC
Smith Robb AC
Smith Ryan CB
Snyder Alex QB
Spence Noah LB
Spencer Tim AC
Spicer Paul AC
Spytek John TO
Steele Ben AC
Stretz Grady AC
Stroughter Sammie WR
Sweezy J.R. OG
Tandy Keith CB
Trattou Justin DL
Triplett Nate LB
Tu'ikolovatu Stevie DT
Wannstedt Dave AC
Ward Channing DL
Ward T.J. FS
Warhop George AC
Warren Jeremiah OG
Wester Leonard OL
Williams Jason LB
Wilson Bobo WR
Winston Jameis QB
Young Avery OT