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Buccaneers | Ryan Griffin could start
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 06:58:00 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Ryan W. Griffin has a chance in training camp to pass QB Ryan Fitzpatrick on the depth chart. QB Jameis Winston is expected to miss the first three games, and Griffin could start.

Buccaneers | Jameis Winston unlikely to appeal
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 23:37:41 -0700

Updating previous reports, Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston is unlikely to appeal any suspension handed down by the NFL, according to the Tampa Bay Times' Rick Stroud.

Buccaneers | Charles Sims' spot in danger?
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 22:59:12 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims could be beaten out for a roster spot by undrafted rookie RB Shaun Wilson, according to ESPN's Jenna Laine. Wilson showed good hands and special teams ability during the minicamp, and veteran RB Jacquizz Rodgers could also push for a third-down role.

Buccaneers | Jameis Winston expected to be suspended
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 15:42:07 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston is expected to be suspended for the first three games of the 2018 season for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy, according to sources. The suspension could increase or decrease depending on the circumstances surrounding the off-field incident.

Buccaneers | Jameis Winston bracing for suspension
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 07:58:36 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston is expecting a suspension by the NFL for an incident with an Uber driver in 2016, according to ESPN Radio 97.9 in Tallahassee's Jeff Cameron. Cameron's sources told him that the maximum is likely three games, but the most likely event is that he's suspended one game. Winston was accused of groping a female Uber driver in Scottsdale, Ariz., and the suspension would stem from his failure to report the incident to the league. The personal conduct policy states players are "to promptly report any matter that comes to their attention (through victim or witness reports, law enforcement, or media reports) that may constitute a violation of this policy." It's unknown if Winston would appeal.

Buccaneers | Reese Fleming reverts to IR
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 16:30:28 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DB Reese Fleming (undisclosed) reverted to the Reserve/Injured list Monday, June 18.

Buccaneers | O.J. Howard poised to break out?
Sun, 17 Jun 2018 13:18:35 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard "showed how versatile and explosive he can be during minicamp," according to Rick Stroud of The Tampa Bay Times.

Buccaneers | Ronald Jones to get heavy workload quickly?
Sun, 17 Jun 2018 11:05:34 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones could post the biggest numbers of the team's defense-heavy draft class since he should get 15 to 20 touches per game, according to Rick Stroud of The Tampa Bay Times.

Buccaneers | Adarius Taylor showing off
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 11:20:51 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Adarius Taylor has fully recovered from a fractured tibia and fibula in his left leg last December and impressed the team with his ability to play all three linebacker spots thus far, according to ESPN's Jenna Laine.

Buccaneers | Ronald Jones inks contract
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 10:56:14 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones signed his four-year rookie deal Thursday, June 14. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Buccaneers | Demar Dotson to run soon
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 19:40:07 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers OT Demar Dotson (knee) said he is scheduled to start running soon as part of his recovery. He said he expects to be 100 percent by the start of training camp.

Buccaneers | Jason Pierre-Paul shows up
Mon, 11 Jun 2018 14:50:00 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Jason Pierre-Paul reported to mandatory minicamp Monday, June 11, as expected, after skipping organized team activities.

Buccaneers | Jason Pierre-Paul to be at minicamp
Sat, 09 Jun 2018 09:25:23 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Jason Pierre-Paul did not participate in any of the organized team activities but will take part in the mandatory minicamp next week.

Buccaneers | Carlton Davis shining early
Fri, 08 Jun 2018 19:29:45 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Carlton Davis is off to "one of the fastest starts" of any rookie, according to head coach Dirk Koetter, and Davis has spent some time working with the first-team defense.

Buccaneers | Several Bucs skip final OTA
Thu, 07 Jun 2018 23:38:41 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Jason Pierre-Paul, WR DeSean Jackson and CB Brent Grimes did not attend the team's final OTA on Thursday, June 7, but they're expected to be there for next week's mandatory minicamp.

Buccaneers | Noah Spence adds weight
Thu, 07 Jun 2018 12:57:16 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Noah Spence was down to 228 pounds during last season but has bulked up to 257 pounds this offseason. Head coach Dirk Koetter said Spence's ideal playing weight is between 253 pounds and 259 pounds.

Buccaneers | More read-option for Jameis Winston?
Thu, 07 Jun 2018 11:07:21 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston could be running some more read-option plays in 2018, according to head coach Dirk Koetter.

Buccaneers | Ronald Jones to be factor in passing game
Tue, 05 Jun 2018 02:15:09 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones is being envisioned as a "three-down back" by running backs coach Tim Spencer, who added that he would want Jones "to be able to catch the ball because we have some things we'd like to give him with his speed."

Buccaneers | Chris Godwin had stamina and breathing issues
Sun, 03 Jun 2018 07:29:36 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin experienced stamina and breathing issues for much of last year due to problems with his mouth guard. Those issues have since been corrected and Godwin appears poised to have a breakthrough season in 2018, in the opinion of's Jenna Laine.

Buccaneers | Bobo Wilson performing well
Sat, 02 Jun 2018 09:05:30 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Bobo Wilson has been one of the top performers during organized team activities and has a chance to make the 53-man roster because he can play all three receiver spots, according to head coach Dirk Koetter.

Buccaneers | Peyton Barber in better shape
Fri, 01 Jun 2018 20:32:48 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Peyton Barber said he turned his excess fat into muscle this offseason, and running backs coach Tim Spencer said Barber appears faster and more agile.

Buccaneers | Jameis Winston lit it up late
Mon, 28 May 2018 20:15:01 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston threw for a NFL-high 1,584 yards from Week 13 to Week 17 in 2017. He also absorbed 20 sacks over the same span, tied for the most in the league.

Buccaneers | Gerald McCoy to tutor Vita Vea
Sun, 27 May 2018 20:37:46 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy said he will have "mandatory extra" practice for DT Vita Vea and the other rookie defensive linemen.

Buccaneers | Tampa Bay interested in Adrian Peterson?
Sun, 27 May 2018 14:37:47 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers "may be ready to take a small gamble" with free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Cardinals), according to the Florida Football Insiders.

Buccaneers | Carlton Davis inks rookie pact
Thu, 24 May 2018 15:53:54 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Carlton Davis signed his four-year rookie deal on Thursday, May 24.

Buccaneers | Vita Vea contract details
Thu, 24 May 2018 11:24:48 -0700

Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Vita Vea's four-year deal is expected to be worth $14.82 million and include an $8.86 million signing bonus. The contract is fully guaranteed and includes a fifth-year option.

Buccaneers | Vita Vea inks deal
Thu, 24 May 2018 10:47:12 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Vita Vea signed his four-year rookie contract Thursday, May 24. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Buccaneers | Tampa Bay signs Bernard Reedy
Wed, 23 May 2018 12:26:49 -0700

Free-agent WR Bernard Reedy (Patriots) was signed to an undisclosed deal by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wednesday, May 23. WR Thomas Sperbeck (undisclosed) was waived with an injury designation in a corresponding move.

Buccaneers | Mike Evans wants to improve
Tue, 22 May 2018 15:36:28 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans is focused on improving his awareness and his yards after catch heading into his fifth season. "I've got another hurdle to jump over, and I think I'll be much better this year," Evans said. "I've got to do better in [yards after catch], and I think if I do, I'll be the most complete receiver."

Buccaneers | Two absent from Tampa Bay voluntary OTAs
Tue, 22 May 2018 09:59:31 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Jason Pierre-Paul and CB Brent Grimes were not present for the start of OTAs on Tuesday, May 22.

Buccaneers | Charles Sims will have specific role
Thu, 17 May 2018 14:49:25 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims is expected to be a third-down back this upcoming season because of his ability to pass protect and catch the ball out of the backfield, according to offensive coordinator Todd Monken.

Buccaneers | Thomas Sperbeck joins Bucs
Thu, 17 May 2018 13:25:22 -0700

Free-agent WR Thomas Sperbeck (Buccaneers) signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday, May 17. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Buccaneers | Chris Godwin dubbed starter
Thu, 17 May 2018 10:04:27 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin has earned the opportunity to begin the regular season as a starter, according to offensive coordinator Todd Monken.

Buccaneers | Vernon Hargreaves to play slot?
Wed, 16 May 2018 11:03:05 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Vernon Hargreaves III is competing for an outside cornerback position, but he is expected to shift to slot cornerback when Tampa Bay uses their nickel defense, according to defensive coordinator Mike Smith.

Buccaneers | William Gholston has shed weight
Wed, 16 May 2018 10:58:58 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL William Gholston has lost 15 pounds this offseason, according to defensive line coach Brentson Buckner.

Buccaneers | Ronald Jones to play every down?
Sun, 13 May 2018 18:56:51 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones has been catching a variety of passes during rookie minicamp and will have the opportunity to play in space and line up as a receiver in head coach Dirk Koetter's offense.

Buccaneers | Devin Lucien done in Tampa Bay
Sun, 13 May 2018 12:49:09 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Devin Lucien was waived Sunday, May 13.

Buccaneers | Tampa Bay inks two from tryouts
Sun, 13 May 2018 12:39:05 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed CB Mark Myers (Southeastern) and OL Ruben Holcomb (University of Indianapolis) - two players invited to try out during rookie minicamp. The Buccaneers released DE Antonio Simmons and S Josh Liddell to make room on the roster.

Buccaneers | Justin Watson impressing early
Sat, 12 May 2018 20:08:16 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Justin Watson has been running "crisp, precise routes" during rookie minicamp, according to Scott Reynolds of

Buccaneers | Alex Cappa signs deal
Sat, 12 May 2018 09:24:55 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers third-round draft choice OT Alex Cappa signed a four-year contract with the Buccaneers Saturday, May 12. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Buccaneers | Jack Cichy practices Friday
Sat, 12 May 2018 07:24:50 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Jack Cichy (knee) participated in practice at rookie minicamp Friday, May 11, nine months after undergoing surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

Buccaneers | Three Bucs sign rookie deals
Thu, 10 May 2018 08:17:14 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB M.J. Stewart, S Jordan Whitehead and LB Jack Cichy signed their rookie four-year deals Thursday, May 10. Financial terms weren't disclosed.

Buccaneers | Justin Watson signs deal
Wed, 09 May 2018 18:05:33 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers fifth-round draft choice WR Justin Watson signed a four-year contract with the Buccaneers Wednesday, May 9, according to sources. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Buccaneers | Peyton Barber has full rearview
Wed, 09 May 2018 07:14:48 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Peyton Barber will likely share the load with RB Ronald Jones to start the season with RB Jacquizz Rodgers and RB Charles Sims behind them.

Buccaneers | Donovan Smith confident
Sat, 05 May 2018 20:18:57 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers OT Donovan Smith said he believes he is "close" to becoming one of the best offensive tackles in the NFL.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Adjei-Barimah Jude DB
Alexander Kwon LB
Allen Austin QB
Allen Beau NT
Allen Denicos LB
Anger Bryan P
Auclair Antony TE
Bailey Sergio WR
Bailey Sterling DL
Bajakian Mike AC
Barber Peyton RB
Barry Butch AC
Beckwith Kendell LB
Benenoch Caleb OT
Bond Devante LB
Boozer Cole OL
Bradley Casey AC
Brate Cameron TE
Brooks Derrius CB
Buckner Brentson AC
Bullough Riley LB
Cappa Alex OT
Casullo Bob AC
Catanzaro Chandler PK
Cichy Jack LB
Clarke Will DL
Cohen Scott TO
Conte Chris FS
Cousins Oniel OG
Cross Alan FB
Crossan Dalton RB
Curry Vinny DL
David Lavonte LB
Davis Butch TO
Davis Carlton CB
Dotson Demar OT
Duffner Mark AC
Edwards Kip CB
Elliott Javien DB
English Larry DE
Ernsberger Donnie RB
Evans Justin S
Evans Mike WR
Fatinikun T.J. LB
Ferguson Riley QB
Ferris Drew LS
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
Godwin Chris WR
Grable Jeremy LB
Griffin Ryan W. QB
Grimes Brent CB
Grossi Zack AC
Hargreaves III Vernon CB
Harris Demone DE
Harris Nigel LB
Hicks Quayvon RB
Hoke Jon AC
Holcomb Ruben OL
Howard O.J. TE
Hudson Tanner TE
Humphries Adam WR
Igwebuike Godwin S
Ings Kendrick WR
Jackson DeSean WR
Jensen Ryan C
Johnson Austin FB
Johnson Isaiah S
Johnson Jerry WR
Jones Ronald RB
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
Lyn Keon CB
Lynch Cameron LB
Marpet Ali OG
Martino Freddie WR
Mattes R.J. OT
McCoy Gerald DL
Melvin Randy AC
Monken Todd OC
Moore Trevor PK
Morris Mike AC
Murray Patrick PK
Myers Mark CB
Namdar Roman WR
Nicholas Stephen AC
Nzeocha Eric LB
O'Connor Patrick DE
Perkins Anthony AC
Perrizo Evan DE
Pettaway Tyrone AC
Philips Erv WR
Pierre-Paul Jason DL
Polk Carlos AC
Price Givens OT
Quarles Shelton TO
Reedy Bernard WR
Reese Jason TE
Riggs Cody CB
Rivers David CB
Roberson Derrick OT
Robinson Joshua CB
Rodgers Jacquizz RB
Salmon Shaheed LB
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
Stewart M.J. CB
Stretz Grady AC
Stroughter Sammie WR
Sweezy J.R. OG
Tandy Keith CB
Taylor Adarius LB
Trattou Justin DL
Triplett Nate LB
Tu'ikolovatu Stevie DT
Unrein Mitch DL
Vea Vita DT
Wannstedt Dave AC
Ward Channing DL
Ward T.J. FS
Warhop George AC
Warren Jeremiah OG
Watson Justin WR
Wester Leonard OL
Whitehead Jordan SS
Williams Jason LB
Wilson Bobo WR
Wilson Shaun RB
Winston Jameis QB