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Buccaneers | Tampa works out four kickers
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 12:54:55 -0800
Free-agent PKs Josh Scobee (Steelers), Nate Freese (Lions), Mike Meyer (Titans) and undrafted free-agent Cameron Starke (James Madison) worked out for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Friday, Feb. 12.
Buccaneers | Tampa can afford Doug Martin
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 11:12:42 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent RB Doug Martin would cost the Bucs around $11.5 million if they give him the franchise tag, and that is a figure that Tampa can afford with plenty of salary cap space available this year.
Buccaneers | Bruce Carter, Alterraun Vernon could be restructured
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 10:15:23 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Bruce Carter ($4.25 million in 2016) and CB Alterraun Verner ($6.75 million) are candidates to be restructured this offseason.
Buccaneers | Want Logan Mankins back
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 10:07:54 -0800
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers wants OG Logan Mankins to return for another season in 2016. He turns 34 in March and is expected to make a decision on whether to retire soon.
Buccaneers | To be selective in free agency
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 10:04:52 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht said the team will be selective in free agency, which means they'd be unlikely to shell out a ton of money for the likes of Miami Dolphins impending free-agent DE Olivier Vernon and others. "We still believe the best way for us to go is to draft and develop players. You can't think you're going to put yourself over the top by signing these high-dollar guys," Licht said.
Buccaneers | Doug Martin to hit the market?
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 21:08:44 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin isn't close to agreeing on a contract extension, and Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times believes Martin will test the free-agent market.
Buccaneers | Tampa Bay drafting pass rushers?
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 20:13:26 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Kwon Alexander said he thinks the team is going to draft some defensive ends this year to "get some push on the quarterback."
Buccaneers | Bernard Reedy signs with Tampa
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 05:18:42 -0800
Free-agent WR Bernard Reedy (Falcons) signed a future contract Thursday, Feb. 4.
Buccaneers | Doug Martin wants to stay in Tampa Bay
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 18:37:18 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin said he wants to sign a new deal to stay with the team but would also play if he is given the franchise tag.
Buccaneers | Tampa Bay has interest in Braxton Miller
Sun, 31 Jan 2016 18:57:23 -0800
Ohio State WR Braxton Miller said the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have shown interest in him and have remained in contact with him since Senior Bowl practices.
Buccaneers | Mike Evans led league in drops in 2015
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 10:12:50 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers new offensive coordinator/wide receivers coach Todd Monken stated in his introductory news conference that his top priority will be to coach the team's receivers. His top priority will be finding a way to cut down on WR Mike Evans' league-leading 11 drops.
Buccaneers | Tampa giving Logan Mankins time
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 09:49:34 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers OG Logan Mankins will be given time to mull his decision to return for the 2016 season, and the team will not ask him to take a pay cut from his $6.75 million salary.
Buccaneers | Vincent Jackson returning
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 09:27:47 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson will return to the team in 2016. The Buccaneers were 4-4 with him and 2-6 without him in the lineup in 2015.
Buccaneers | Mike Glennon won't be dealt
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 09:27:09 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Mike Glennon is entering the final year of his contract, but the team has no plans to trade him.
Buccaneers | New Bucs coordinator wants big plays
Thu, 28 Jan 2016 14:58:39 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Todd Monken said he wants to design and run more explosive plays and trick plays in 2016. "We don't need more five-yard plays," Monken said. "How can we be explosive? That's what the game's about. People like big plays. I like big plays."
Buccaneers | TB talking extension with Doug Martin
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 19:05:21 -0800
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and RB Doug Martin's representatives have started discussing a contract extension. Martin, who is slated to be a free agent in 2016, finished second for the league rushing title behind Adrian Peterson. He also scored six touchdowns. If the team cannot work out an extension they do not plan on using the franchise tag on him.
Buccaneers | Todd Monken to be Bucs OC
Sun, 24 Jan 2016 13:53:53 -0800
Southern Mississippi head coach Todd Monken has been hired by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to be their new offensive coordinator. Monken will also serve as the team's wide receivers coach.
Buccaneers | Logan Mankins considering retirement
Sat, 23 Jan 2016 18:14:21 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers OG Logan Mankins is considering retirement this offseason. He is due to make $7 million in 2016.
Buccaneers | Mike Evans underperforms in 2015
Tue, 19 Jan 2016 15:55:55 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans scored just three times and only caught 74 passes on 147 targets last season.
Buccaneers | Nate Kaczor joins coaching staff
Tue, 19 Jan 2016 11:51:22 -0800
Former Tennessee Titans special teams coach Nate Kaczor was hired by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as their special teams coordinator.
Buccaneers | Doug Martin endorsed by head coach
Sat, 16 Jan 2016 20:14:32 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter said during his introductory press conference that he wants RB Doug Martin to be re-signed this offseason.
Buccaneers | Jon Hoke hired
Sat, 16 Jan 2016 08:58:26 -0800
Former Chicago Bears assistant coach Jon Hoke has been hired by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as their new defensive backs coach, according to a source.
Buccaneers | Tampa Bay hiring two coaches
Fri, 15 Jan 2016 13:12:45 -0800
Miami Dolphins linebackers coach Mark Duffner and Cincinnati Bengals defensive line coach Jay Hayes has been hired by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Duffner will serve as the linebackers coach, while Hayes will be the defensive line coach.
Buccaneers | Mike Smith joins Tampa Bay
Fri, 15 Jan 2016 11:41:15 -0800
Former Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith was named the Tampa Bay Buccaneers new defensive coordinator Friday, Jan. 15. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Buccaneers | Dirk Koetter will call plays
Fri, 15 Jan 2016 11:12:01 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers new head coach Dirk Koetter will continue to call the offensive plays next season.
Buccaneers | Mike Smith expected to join Bucs
Fri, 15 Jan 2016 11:00:37 -0800
Former Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith is expected to become the new defensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to a source. Smith is Tampa's No. 1 option.
Buccaneers | Dirk Koetter signs five-year deal
Fri, 15 Jan 2016 07:00:28 -0800
Updating previous reports, Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter signed a five-year deal Friday, Jan. 15.
Buccaneers | Dirk Koetter becomes Bucs' head coach
Thu, 14 Jan 2016 15:23:01 -0800
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter has been promoted to head coach.
Buccaneers | Dirk Koetter close to deal with Bucs
Thu, 14 Jan 2016 15:02:05 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter is closing in on a deal to become Tampa Bay's new head coach, according to a source. The deal should be done shortly.
Buccaneers | Dirk Koetter hasn't been offered job
Wed, 13 Jan 2016 20:35:47 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter has not been offered the team's head coaching job, according to sources Wednesday, Jan. 13. In fact, he hasn't received any head coaching offers yet.
Buccaneers | Dirk Koetter new Bucs coach?
Wed, 13 Jan 2016 17:32:40 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter is telling the team's assistant coaches that he will be the next head coach of the team, according to a source.
Buccaneers | Dirk Koetter interviewing with Bucs
Tue, 12 Jan 2016 13:20:49 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter interviewed with the Buccaneers for their vacant head coaching position Tuesday, Jan. 12. Koetter is considered the favorite to be hired as Tampa Bay's new head coach.
Buccaneers | Sean McDermott to meet with Bucs Saturday
Fri, 08 Jan 2016 10:42:16 -0800
Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott will interview for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coaching position Saturday, Jan. 9.
Buccaneers | Harold Goodwin to interview with Bucs
Fri, 08 Jan 2016 09:42:40 -0800
Arizona Cardinals offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin will interview for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coaching position.
Buccaneers | Sean McDermott interviewing with Bucs
Thu, 07 Jan 2016 21:51:07 -0800
Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott will interview for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coaching position this weekend.
Buccaneers | Interesting year for Charles Sims
Thu, 07 Jan 2016 16:40:03 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims finished with more than 1,000 total yards and four receiving touchdowns in 2015, but he did not score on the ground.
Buccaneers | Dirk Koetter the front-runner in Tampa
Thu, 07 Jan 2016 09:41:24 -0800
Updating a previous item, Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter appears to be the front-runner to become the team's next head coach. The Buccaneers will "go through the process" of searching for a new head coach, but the eventual target seems obvious in Koetter. Koetter has never been a head coach in the NFL. He's also drawing interest from other NFL teams.
Buccaneers | Tampa assistant coaches not invited back
Thu, 07 Jan 2016 09:08:14 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive backs coach Gill Byrd, safeties coach Mikal Smith (former head coach Lovie Smith's son) and defensive assistant Larry Marmie were not retained by the Buccaneers.
Buccaneers | Dirk Koetter a head coaching candidate
Thu, 07 Jan 2016 09:01:22 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter is a candidate for the Bucs head coaching vacancy and will be interviewed, according to an NFL source.
Buccaneers | Leslie Frazier let go
Thu, 07 Jan 2016 07:50:05 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier will not have his 2016 option picked up.
Buccaneers | Jameis Winston to have new HC
Wed, 06 Jan 2016 19:41:31 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston will have a new head coach for the 2016 season, as the team announced they have fired head coach Lovie Smith Wednesday, Jan. 6.
Buccaneers | Tampa Bay fires Lovie Smith
Wed, 06 Jan 2016 19:31:01 -0800
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers fired head coach Lovie Smith Wednesday, Jan. 6, after two seasons.
Buccaneers | Doug Martin completes bounce-back year
Mon, 04 Jan 2016 14:00:37 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin finished the 2015 season with 1,673 total yards and seven total touchdowns.
Buccaneers | Jorvorskie Lane out for the game
Sun, 03 Jan 2016 13:56:12 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers FB Jorvorskie Lane (leg) suffered a lower leg injury during the team's Week 17 game and will not return.
Buccaneers | Tampa's Week 17 inactives
Sun, 03 Jan 2016 12:28:31 -0800
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared TE Brandon Myers, LB Darius Eubanks, OT Gosder Cherilus, DL Kourtnei Brown, RB Mike James, QB Ryan W. Griffin, TE Tevin Westbrook inactive for Week 17.