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Buccaneers | Mike Glennon wants to stay put
Thu, 28 May 2015 21:26:10 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Mike Glennon said he is happy with the team and won't ask for a trade during the offseason.

Buccaneers | Austin Seferian-Jenkins to breakout?
Thu, 28 May 2015 19:19:52 -0700

Tampa Buccaneers TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins appears poised for a breakout season in 2015 if he can stay healthy. Buccaneers offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter appears willing to utilize his tight ends this season.

Buccaneers | Jameis Winston already impressing
Thu, 28 May 2015 16:52:04 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston has quickly shown a good work ethic just a few days into organized team activities. "We have to kind of tell him when to leave," head coach Lovie Smith said. Smith added that he's pleased with where Winston is at right now in his progress with the offense. "I've seen marked improvement… He's showing more and more comfort in the pocket. There's a lot you ask a rookie to do, but Jameis is picking it all up." TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins said Winston is getting better every day and quickly picking up the offense.

Buccaneers | Ali Marpet injures hamstring
Thu, 28 May 2015 14:11:41 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers OG Ali Marpet (hamstring) recently suffered a hamstring injury during organized team activities and was held out of practice Thursday, May 28. Head coach Lovie Smith said the injury is not serious. Marpet is expected to start as a rookie this year.

Buccaneers | Mike Evans hurts hamstring
Thu, 28 May 2015 13:45:55 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans (hamstring) tweaked his hamstring during organized team activities Thursday, May 28. Head coach Lovie Smith said Evans' injury isn't major.

Buccaneers | Brandon Bogotay signed
Thu, 28 May 2015 08:38:19 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed PK Brandon Bogotay (Browns) to an undisclosed deal Thursday, May 28.

Buccaneers | Charles Sims could start for TB
Tue, 26 May 2015 14:31:32 -0700

Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims has a solid chance of beating out RB Doug Martin for Tampa Bay's starting running back gig, according to Pat Yasinskas of

Buccaneers | Charles Sims excited for new season
Tue, 26 May 2015 14:25:54 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims is anxious to capitalize on his short-lived 2014 campaign when he suffered a torn ankle tendon that caused him to miss the first eight games of the season. "I was just getting in the groove and then the season was over," Sims said. "I'm looking forward to next year and it will be interesting to see what's going to happen."

Buccaneers | Charles Sims will be featured
Sat, 23 May 2015 15:17:07 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims is viewed very highly by his coaches, according to Pat Yasinskas of Sims is expected to be the featured back in the offense.

Buccaneers | Ali Marpet likely to start
Wed, 20 May 2015 15:45:30 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie OG Ali Marpet is expected to start immediately at right guard in 2015.

Buccaneers | Emmanuel Ogbuehi waived
Tue, 19 May 2015 14:17:41 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Emmanuel Ogbuehi (undisclosed) was waived/injured Tuesday, May 19.

Buccaneers | Kaelin Clay not return man just yet?
Mon, 18 May 2015 10:14:47 -0700

Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Kaelin Clay will have to earn the job of return specialist in training camp, according to special teams coordinator Kevin O'Dea. General manager Jason Licht had said it was Clay's job to lose.

Buccaneers | Kaelin Clay to be the return man
Sat, 16 May 2015 11:23:04 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie WR Kaelin Clay will be the Buccaneers' return specialist, according to general manager Jason Licht. "He was a guy we targeted early. Another fast, explosive guy, [he's] got a great background in terms of his speed and his production… Right now, it's his job to lose." Licht said Clay will return both punts and kickoffs.

Buccaneers | D.J. Swearinger claimed
Tue, 12 May 2015 14:13:32 -0700

Free-agent SS D.J. Swearinger (Texans) was officially claimed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tuesday, May 12.

Buccaneers | D.J. Swearinger claim not made
Mon, 11 May 2015 14:14:20 -0700

Updating a previous report, free-agent SS D.J. Swearinger has not received a claim from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Claims cannot be made until Tuesday, May 12. It was previously reported that the Buccaneers had made the first claim for Swearinger.

Buccaneers | Make first claim for D.J. Swearinger
Mon, 11 May 2015 14:10:48 -0700

Free-agent SS D.J. Swearinger (Texans) received his first claim from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Monday, May 11.

Buccaneers | Jameis Winston learning quickly
Sun, 10 May 2015 20:34:08 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston was praised by head coach Lovie smith for his ability to learn the playbook. "He's been cramming like it's a final exam, and he's doing a good job of it," Smith said. "We've seen marked improvement from the moment we gave him his playbook. Jameis is a bright guy. He'll be able to get it all."

Buccaneers | Jameis Winston files counterclaim
Sat, 09 May 2015 23:15:29 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston filed a counterclaim against Erica Kinsman, the woman who originally sued Winston for sexual assault.

Buccaneers | Mike Evans approves of Jameis Winston
Wed, 06 May 2015 13:36:04 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston has received the approval of WR Mike Evans. "He can sit in the pocket, deliver the ball and that's more opportunities for the receivers," Evans said, emphasizing his desire for a pocket passer.

Buccaneers | Mike Evans wants to improve
Wed, 06 May 2015 13:19:14 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans wants to improve his route running and his understanding of coverages for the 2015 season. Evans added that he has two other goals of making the playoffs and making the Pro Bowl.

Buccaneers | Demar Dotson will have new role on OL
Wed, 06 May 2015 13:02:35 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers OT Demar Dotson will move to the right side of the offensive line in 2015, according to general manager Jason Licht. OT Donovan Smith will replace Dotson on the left side. Dotson said he is more comfortable playing on the right side but will do whatever he can to help Tampa Bay be successful.

Buccaneers | Kenny Bell capable of starting?
Tue, 05 May 2015 12:29:55 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Kenny Bell could play a big role this year, according to general manager Jason Licht. "His skill set is best for outside. He can stretch the field. He also has the experience of playing inside," Licht said. "We see him really making a push for contributing and playing a big role for us this year. He's got upside to be a starter as well.

Buccaneers | Pursuing La'el Collins
Tue, 05 May 2015 11:54:22 -0700

Former LSU OT La'el Collins is reportedly being recruited by Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston. Collins was recently questioned by police in regards to the murder of his former girlfriend. He is not considered a suspect, however.

Buccaneers | Jameis Winston likely to start
Tue, 05 May 2015 05:43:06 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston will be given every chance to start in 2015. "It's pretty difficult to say with a straight face that we're not going to give Jameis that opportunity to win it right away," general manager Jason Licht told PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio. "He's the first overall pick. We think he's very advanced in terms of his ability to play and pick up schemes and concepts and learn the playbook relative to most rookies, or any rookie we've scouted in recent history. So he's gonna have every opportunity."

Buccaneers | No baseball for Jameis Winston
Mon, 04 May 2015 10:06:42 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston's contract states that he is not allowed to play professional football during the life of his current contract, according to a source.

Buccaneers | Charles Sims likely to be featured
Mon, 04 May 2015 07:47:33 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims is likely to be featured in the offense this season.

Buccaneers | Doug Martin's option not picked up
Mon, 04 May 2015 06:01:46 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin will be an unrestricted free agent in 2016 after the team decided not to exercise his fifth-year player option Monday, May 4.

Buccaneers | Move up in fourth round
Sat, 02 May 2015 10:28:53 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded up to the 124th overall selection from the Oakland Raiders in exchange for the 128th overall selection and the 218th overall selection.

Buccaneers | More on Jameis Winston's deal
Fri, 01 May 2015 14:02:09 -0700

Updating previous reports, Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston will receive his $16.7 million signing bonus in March and is scheduled to receive roster bonuses in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Buccaneers | Jameis Winston contract update
Fri, 01 May 2015 13:10:49 -0700

Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston signed a four-year deal worth $25.35 million, according to a source. The contract includes a $16.7 million signing bonus.

Buccaneers | Jameis Winston signs contract
Fri, 01 May 2015 13:00:59 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston signed his rookie contract with the Buccaneers Friday, May 1. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Buccaneers | Randy Gregory could be option
Fri, 01 May 2015 12:06:32 -0700

Nebraska DE/LB Randy Gregory is still on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' draft board. The Buccaneers have the 34th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Buccaneers | Second-round pick a trade target
Fri, 01 May 2015 11:57:27 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are receiving calls from other teams interested in acquiring the 34th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Buccaneers | Expected to take a OT in second round
Fri, 01 May 2015 11:40:13 -0700

Oregon OT Jake Fisher and Pittsburgh OT T.J. Clemmings are expected to be targets for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the 34th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Buccaneers | Jameis Winston already causing trouble?
Fri, 01 May 2015 09:31:07 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston was encouraged by the team to remove a photo on his Instagram account that showed him in front of a plate of Alaskan king crab legs. Winston had a civil lawsuit against him in college after leaving a grocery store without paying for $34 worth of crab legs and crawfish.

Buccaneers | Jameis Winston selected first overall
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 15:36:15 -0700

lorida State QB Jameis Winston was selected first overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2015 NFL Draft Thursday, April 30.

Buccaneers | May look for another first round pick
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:33:16 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are talking with teams with picks late in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft about the possibility of acquiring a second first-round pick, according to a source.

Buccaneers | Jocquel Skinner waived
Wed, 29 Apr 2015 14:12:57 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Jocquel Skinner was placed on no-recall waivers Wednesday, April 29.

Buccaneers | Fielding calls for No. 1 pick
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 23:47:19 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht told media more than one team has inquired about the Buccaneers' No. 1 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Licht said the calls were more about "feeling out what it would take" to acquire the pick.

Buccaneers | Bobby Rainey signs tender
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:42:51 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers restricted free-agent RB Bobby Rainey signed his one-year tender offer Friday, April 24. Rainey will make $1.542 million in 2015.

Buccaneers | TB interested in Adrian Peterson?
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:22:31 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson could be of interest to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports.

Buccaneers | Bucs have easy start
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 18:41:50 -0700

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
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:18:07 -0700

Tampa Bay 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
Sun, 19 Apr 2015 17:47:05 -0700

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
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 07:19:10 -0700

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.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Alexander Kwon LB
Allen Denicos LB
Allen Josh OG
Bajakian Mike AC
Banks Johnthan CB
Barry Butch AC
Bell Kenny WR
Bogotay Brandon PK
Bradley Casey AC
Brate Cameron TE
Brooks Derrius CB
Byrd Gill AC
Carter Bruce LB
Casullo Bob AC
Clay Kaelin WR
Cohen Scott TO
Conte Chris FS
Coughman Edawn OT
Cousins Oniel OG
Cullen Joe AC
David Lavonte LB
Davis Butch TO
Dean Larry LB
DePaola Andrew LS
Dietrich-Smith Evan C
Dixon Brandon CB
Dotson Demar OT
Dye Donteea WR
Edwards Kadeem OG
Edwards Kip CB
Embree Jon AC
English Larry DE
Evans Mike WR
Everett Antoine OG
Fatinikun T.J. LB
Fragel Reid OT
Frazier Leslie DC
Frey Isaiah CB
Galiano Phil AC
Garrett John AC
Gholston William DL
Giddins Ryne DE
Gilkey Garrett OG
Glaud Ka'lial LB
Glennon Mike QB
Grable Jeremy LB
Greene Khaseem LB
Hayes-Stoker Andrew AC
Herron Robert WR
Humphries Adam WR
Iosefa Joey FB
Jackson Vincent WR
James Mike RB
Jenkins Mike CB
Johnson George DL
Johnson Jerry WR
Johnson Leonard CB
Kennedy Dave TO
King Tavarres WR
Koenen Michael P
Koetter Dirk OC
Koster Jared LB
Lake Jimmy AC
Lane Jorvorskie FB
Lansanah Danny LB
Lemon Orie LB
Licht Jason GM
Lobato Seth QB
Mankins Logan OG
Marmie Larry AC
Marpet Ali OG
Martin Doug RB
Masifilo Matthew DL
Mattes R.J. OT
McCoy Gerald DL
McDonald Clinton DL
McDougald Bradley FS
Melton Henry DL
Melvin Randy AC
Moore Sterling CB
Morris Mike AC
Murphy Louis WR
Murray Patrick PK
Myers Brandon TE
Nickerson Hardy AC
O'Dea Kevin AC
Omameh Patrick OG
Pamphile Kevin OT
Parrish Roscoe WR
Pettaway Tyrone AC
Polk Carlos AC
Quarles Shelton TO
Rainey Bobby RB
Roberson Derrick OT
Robinson Jon TO
Rodriguez Evan FB
Seferian-Jenkins Austin TE
Shepard Russell WR
Shultz Kurtis AC
Sidbury Lawrence DL
Sims Charles RB
Skinner Jocquel CB
Sloat Taylor TE
Smith Donovan OT
Smith Jacquies DL
Smith Lovie HC
Smith Mikal AC
Smith Robb AC
Spence Akeem DL
Spencer Tim AC
Spicer Paul AC
Steele Ben AC
Stocker Luke TE
Stretz Grady AC
Stroughter Sammie WR
Swearinger D.J. SS
Tandy Keith CB
Triplett Nate LB
Uko George DL
Verner Alterraun CB
Wannstedt Dave AC
Warhop George AC
Warren Jeremiah OG
Wells Derrick DB
Wilder Andy P
Williams Jason LB
Wilson C.J. X. CB
Winston Jameis QB
Wright Major SS