Team Notebook: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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Buccaneers | Bobby Rainey signs tender
Buccaneers | TB interested in Adrian Peterson?
Buccaneers | Bucs have easy start
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will play only one team in their first eight games of the 2015 season that had a winning record in 2014. The Houston Texans went 9-7 in 2014 and are the only opponent the Bucs will face in the first half of 2015 that finished about .500 last year.
Buccaneers | Bucs management agrees on quarterbacks
Tampa Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith said he and general manager Jason Licht are "in total agreement" of their ranking of draft-eligible quarterbacks. Smith said the whole organization is in agreement.
Buccaneers | Bucs gathering info on Jameis Winston
Florida State QB Jameis Winston's background has been researched closely by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and according to the Tampa Bay Times, the Buccaneers communicated directly with assistant state attorney Georgia Cappleman, who did the majority of the work regarding the claims made by Erica Kinsman against Winston.
Buccaneers | George Johnson contract note
Updating previous reports, Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE George Johnson's two-year deal has base salaries of $750,000 in 2015 (with a $2 million roster bonus), $2 million in 2016 and $2.25 million in 2017. He'll receive $500,000 escalators based on 46% playing time and recording six sacks each of the next two years.
Buccaneers | Anthony Chickillo to visit
Buccaneers | Chase Tenpenny cut
Buccaneers | George Johnson trade update
Buccaneers | George Johnson acquired
Detroit Lions DE George Johnson was acquired by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wednesday, April 15. Tampa signed Johnson to an offer sheet that was disputed by Detroit, but the sides swapped undisclosed draft picks to settle it.
Buccaneers | Analyst predicts Marcus Mariota to Bucs
Oregon QB Marcus Mariota is slated to be selected first in the 2015 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to ESPN's Ron Jaworski. "The latest I'm hearing now from my sources around the league, who are pretty wired in, is that he's going to go number one now to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers," said Jaworski.
Buccaneers | Larry Dean financials
Buccaneers | Ben Gottschalk terms
Buccaneers | Damarious Randall visiting Tampa Bay
Buccaneers | Lavonte David talks to begin after draft
Buccaneers | Doug Martin has backer in Lovie
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin has a supporter in head coach Lovie Smith. Smith said the team hasn't "seen the true Doug Martin yet." Smith also said RB Bobby Rainey is the current starting punt returner.
Buccaneers | Offensive line a focus for draft
Buccaneers | Larry Dean signs with Tampa
Buccaneers | Interested in rookie LBs?
Buccaneers | Nate Orchard will visit
Buccaneers | George Johnson signs offer sheet
Free-agent DE George Johnson (Lions) signed an offer sheet with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers worth $9 million over a three-year period, according to a source. The Detroit Lions can match the offer if they choose to do so.
Buccaneers | George Johnson signed to offer sheet
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed restricted free-agent DE George Johnson (Lions) to a three-year offer sheet Tuesday, April 7. Financial terms are undisclosed. The Lions have five days to match the offer.
Buccaneers | Will host several WR prospects
Kansas State WR Tyler Lockett, Duke WR Jamison Crowder, Georgia WR Chris Conley, South Florida WR Andre Davis, Air Force WR Connor Dietz and Florida State WR Christian X. Jones will all be involved in pre-draft workouts and visits for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Buccaneers | Dante Fowler to visit
Buccaneers | Jameis Winston to work out for TB
Buccaneers | Marcus Mariota works out for Bucs
Oregon QB Marcus Mariota had a private workout for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tuesday, April 7. Head coach Lovie Smith and offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter were among the team officials that traveled to the workout.
Buccaneers | Lawrence Tynes files lawsuit
Buccaneers | Austin Trainor to work out
Buccaneers | Adrian Amos works out
Buccaneers | Jorvorskie Lane to re-sign
Buccaneers | Tampa owes Dashon Goldson $4 million
Buccaneers | Tried out Larry Dean
Buccaneers | Ben Gottschalk signs
Buccaneers | Work out two players
Buccaneers | Sign Emmanuel Ogbuehi
Buccaneers | Jerrel Jernigan tries out
Buccaneers | Jameis Winston impresses TB at pro day
Former Florida State QB Jameis Winston impressed Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht at his pro day Tuesday, March 31. Licht said Winston makes players around him better, and he felt that Winston showed that during his pro day. The Buccaneers hold the No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft and it is widely speculated that they will select Winston.
Buccaneers | Attending Jameis Winston's pro day
Florida State QB Jameis Winston's Tuesday, March 31, pro day is being attended by five staff members of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, including general manager Jason Licht, head coach Lovie Smith and offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter, according to NFL Network's Albert Breer.
Buccaneers | Dan Connolly visiting Tuesday
Buccaneers | Interested in Lance Briggs
Buccaneers | Marcus Mariota will work out for Bucs
Buccaneers | Danny Lansanah signs tender
Buccaneers | Jamison Crowder to meet Bucs
Buccaneers | Mike Glennon could be trade option
Buccaneers | TB leaning Jameis Winston
Florida State QB Jameis Winston is the favorite to be the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' choice at No. 1 overall in the 2015 NFL Draft, and head coach Lovie Smith confirmed it. However, Smith said the team is doing their due diligence on other players they could consider at the top spot. Tampa's research on Winston has them convinced that he can be a leader at the next level. "Everything checks out on him, too ... the guy can complete every throw," Smith said. "A lot has been said about his football intelligence. He's just a leader."
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