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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.

Buccaneers | Kenny Bell could stretch the field
Thu, 12 May 2016 11:38:16 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Kenny Bell is a player the team hopes can serve as their speed receiver. Bell ran a 4.37-second 40-yard dash but missed all last season with a hamstring injury.

Buccaneers | Noah Spence signs rookie deal
Thu, 12 May 2016 10:17:41 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE/LB Noah Spence signed his four-year rookie contract Thursday, May 12.

Buccaneers | Two more roster moves made
Wed, 11 May 2016 15:11:02 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers S Traveon Henry was cut Wednesday, May 11. WR Dez Stewart (undisclosed) was waived/injured.

Buccaneers | Freddie Martino added
Wed, 11 May 2016 14:44:30 -0700

Free-agent WR Freddie Martino (Eagles) was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wednesday, May 11.

Buccaneers | Claim John Lowdermilk
Wed, 11 May 2016 14:24:17 -0700

Free-agent S Johnny Lowdermilk (Vikings) was claimed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wednesday, May 11.

Buccaneers | Contract details for Ryan Smith
Tue, 10 May 2016 19:00:49 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed CB Ryan Smith, their fourth-round pick in the 2016 NFL draft, to a four-year deal worth $2.932 million, including a $592,160 signing bonus.

Buccaneers | Tim Brown let go
Mon, 09 May 2016 15:41:35 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Tim Brown was waived Monday, May 9.

Buccaneers | Sign three players
Mon, 09 May 2016 13:11:18 -0700

Undrafted free-agents TE Tim Brown (West Chester), LB Tyson Coleman (Oregon) and DT Jontavius Morris (Western Kentucky) signed undisclosed deals with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Monday, May 9.

Buccaneers | Andre Davis re-joins Bucs
Mon, 09 May 2016 07:24:35 -0700

Free-agent WR Andre Davis (Buccaneers) re-signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Monday, May 9.

Buccaneers | Noah Spence adjusting to NFL game
Sun, 08 May 2016 18:34:46 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Noah Spence said he had to adjust to the speed of the game and number of plays during rookie minicamp Friday, May 6, but he said he feels good about his transition to the NFL so far.

Buccaneers | Veron Hargreaves contract details
Fri, 06 May 2016 15:11:06 -0700

Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Vernon Hargreaves III signed a four-year deal worth $14.177 million. The deal includes an $8.511 million signing bonus.

Buccaneers | Vernon Hargreaves moves around Friday
Fri, 06 May 2016 13:32:39 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Vernon Hargreaves III worked as an outside cornerback as well as a nickel back during practice Friday, May 6.

Buccaneers | Devante Bond signs rookie deal
Fri, 06 May 2016 09:01:52 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Devante Bond signed his rookie deal Friday, May 6.

Buccaneers | Vernon Hargreaves III signs contract
Fri, 06 May 2016 08:29:46 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Vernon Hargreaves III signed his rookie contract Friday, May 6.

Buccaneers | Ryan Smith could play safety
Wed, 04 May 2016 16:44:21 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Ryan Smith could serve as a safety, according to general manager Jason Licht. Licht and head coach Dirk Koetter were both attracted to Smith's versatility as a safety and/or cornerback.

Buccaneers | Connor Barth released
Mon, 02 May 2016 12:03:19 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers PK Connor Barth was released Monday, May 2.

Buccaneers | Connor Barth expected to be cut
Mon, 02 May 2016 10:46:31 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers PK Connor Barth is expected to be released Monday, May 2, because the team added PK Roberto Aguayo during the draft.

Buccaneers | Elijah Shumate agrees to terms with Tampa Bay
Sun, 01 May 2016 06:17:53 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers agreed to terms with undrafted free-agent SS Elijah Shumate (Notre Dame) Saturday, April 30. He received a signing bonus of $13,000, but other financial details were undisclosed.

Buccaneers | Ryan Smith expects big role
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 10:52:04 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Ryan Smith anticipates playing a major role in the Buccaneers' defense. Smith believes he can help out Tampa Bay a lot and said he's going to do everything he can to help the team. "I did special teams all my life, in college, and I made plays," Smith said. "I'm going to continue to do the same thing at the next level. I'm going to give it my all."

Buccaneers | Ryan Smith could return kicks
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 09:51:23 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Ryan Smith will likely be in the competition to return kicks.

Buccaneers | Roberto Aguayo first kicker off the board
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:20:55 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Florida State PK Roberto Aguayo with the No. 59 overall pick in the second round of the 2016 NFL draft on Friday, April 29.

Buccaneers | Noah Spence drafted by Bucs
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:48:15 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Eastern Kentucky LB Noah Spence with the No. 39 overall pick in the second round of the 2016 NFL draft on Friday, April 29.

Buccaneers | Eight players waived
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:02:00 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Andre Davis, LB Darius Eubanks, OG Antoine Everett, FS Gerod Holliman, DT Derrick Lott, S Kimario McFadden, LB Jermauria Rasco and CB C.J. Roberts were waived Friday, April 29.

Buccaneers | Bucs take Vernon Hargreaves at No. 11
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 18:29:35 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Florida CB Vernon Hargreaves III with the 11th overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft on Thursday, April 28.

Buccaneers | Tampa moves down in first round
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 18:22:43 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded the ninth overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft to the Chicago Bears in exchange for the 11th overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft and a 2016 fourth-round draft choice.

Buccaneers | Tampa Bay likes Noah Spence
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:12:10 -0700

Eastern Kentucky LB Noah Spence would be coveted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers if he is still available when they pick in the second round. The Buccaneers hold the eighth pick in the second round -- 39th overall.

Buccaneers | Mike Evans idle Thursday
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 08:01:17 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans (undisclosed) is out of practice at the minicamp Thursday, April 28. Evans tweaked something at the end of the first day of the camp.

Buccaneers | Two Tampa wideouts to get chance in slot
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 22:35:59 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WRs Donteea Dye and Adam Humphries will get a chance for work in the slot during spring practices, along with WR Kenny Bell.

Buccaneers | Kenny Bell ready to make plays
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 22:34:55 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Kenny Bell (hamstring) spent the 2015 season, his rookie year, on the Reserve/Injured list due to a hamstring injury, but he stayed connected with the team while the coaching staff made a point to keep him involved in the day-to-day activity, even taking him on every road trip despite his being out. Bell is expected to compete with WRs Donteea Dye and Adam Humphries for slot duties during the spring.

Buccaneers | Two linemen will miss some time
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:44:52 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers OGs J.R. Sweezy (undisclosed) and Ali Marpet (undisclosed) underwent offseason procedures and will not participate in minicamp or organized team activities. They are not expected to practice until late July when training camp begins.

Buccaneers | Jameis Winston loses weight
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 11:38:41 -0700

Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston has put in work to enter the 2016 season in much better shape, and his teammates were impressed with the results during voluntary minicamp Tuesday, April 26. Winston's trainer, Tim Grover, said Winston lost 18 pounds since last year. "I was joking with him the other day. He took his shirt off, and I said 'Man, what happened to the belly?' He's got a six-pack like me. He's put in a tremendous amount of work and I think it's going to be a great year for him and this whole team," WR Mike Evans said.

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
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
Jenkins Mike CB
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
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
Robertson Dominique DL
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
Stewart Dez WR
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