Team Notebook: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Buccaneers | Tampa Bay looking to add speed
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 17:44:43 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter said the offense needs to generate more explosive plays. "We need more speed, and when we say playmakers, playmakers and explosive plays are one and the same," Koetter said. "Guys that can catch a 10-yard pass, break one tackle and turn it into a 30-yard gain. Our run after the catch is not where it needs to be.''

Buccaneers | Alterraun Verner released Thursday
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:54:18 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Alterraun Verner is being released Thursday, Feb. 23.

Buccaneers | Jameis Winston likes DeSean Jackson to TB
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:58:09 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston said he would love if the Buccaneers signed Washington Redskins impending free-agent WR DeSean Jackson this offseason.

Buccaneers | DeSean Jackson could draw Bucs' interest
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:48:24 -0800

Washington Redskins impending free-agent WR DeSean Jackson could receive interest from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to sources. Jackson has a rapport with QB Jameis Winston.

Buccaneers | Vincent Jackson likely done in Tampa
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:50:17 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent WR Vincent Jackson isn't likely to be back with the team in 2017 and could be finished in the NFL, according to beat writer Scott Reynolds.

Buccaneers | Doug Martin still in Bucs' plans?
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:23:54 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin was expected to be released or traded before the 2017 NFL season, but the front office may be willing to keep Martin around and "play the situation out," according to Roy Cummings, of Martin is suspended the first three games of 2017 and will not cost the team any money if he is indeed released.

Buccaneers | Bucs unlikely to use franchise tag
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 21:38:50 -0800

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are unlikely to use the franchise tag in 2017, according to Rick Stroud, of the Tampa Bay Times. The Buccaneers have utilized the tag only four times in 24 eligible years.

Buccaneers | Record season for Cameron Brate
Sun, 12 Feb 2017 17:03:26 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate tied the single-season franchise record for touchdown receptions by a tight end with eight in 2016.

Buccaneers | Bucs make coaching changes
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 12:51:27 -0800

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made some coaching adjustments Friday, Feb. 10, promoting Zack Grossi to offensive quality control coach, Anthony Perkins to assistant to the head coach, and Skyler Fulton to an offensive assistant. In addition, they named former NFL TE Alex E. Smith a pro scout.

Buccaneers | Roberto Aguayo must have a great camp
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 12:01:19 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers PK Roberto Aguayo is "not locked into" the team's roster, according to general manager Jason Licht, and "he needs to have a great camp" to solidify his spot. Licht added that "we will do everything we can to bring in the best competition at that position."

Buccaneers | Skyler Fulton hired by Bucs
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 08:11:06 -0800

Former WR Skyler Fulton was hired by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an offensive assistant Friday, Feb. 10.

Buccaneers | Ben Steele named Bucs TEs coach
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 14:25:00 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive quality control coach Ben Steele has been named the team's new tight ends coach.

Buccaneers | Mike Glennon may be too expensive for Bucs
Wed, 01 Feb 2017 14:47:48 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht indicated the team would like to re-sign impending free-agent QB Mike Glennon but may be too expensive to sign since he likely will receive interest from teams looking for a starting quarterback.

Buccaneers | Tampa Bay plans to bring back Ryan Griffin
Wed, 01 Feb 2017 14:45:22 -0800

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers plan on re-signing impending free-agent QB Ryan W. Griffin this offseason and have him compete for the No. 2 quarterback job during training camp next season.

Buccaneers | Joe Hawley hopes to re-sign
Wed, 01 Feb 2017 14:39:14 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent C Joe Hawley said he would like to re-sign with the Buccaneers this offseason. General manager Jason Licht said he has talked with Hawley's representatives about a possible contract.

Buccaneers | Akeem Spence could return to Bucs
Wed, 01 Feb 2017 14:36:35 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent DE Akeem Spence could re-sign with the Buccaneers this offseason if a deal makes sense for the team, according to general manager Jason Licht.

Buccaneers | Tampa Bay talking with William Gholston
Wed, 01 Feb 2017 14:16:46 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht said the team has had contract talks with impending free-agent DE William Gholston and that the team considers Gholston a priority.

Buccaneers | Mike Evans not concerned about contract
Sun, 29 Jan 2017 10:06:08 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans is entering this final season of the four-year rookie contract he signed in 2014 - the team has a club option for 2018 as well - and is due to make only $690,000 (plus a $1.7 million roster bonus in 2017). Despite the low pay relative to his position, Evans has yet to express any concern about being compensated on the level of some of the game's elite receivers. "I'm not worried about that stuff. It'll come, but I'm mainly focused on getting better and helping this team win," Evans said of a possible contract extension in 2017.

Buccaneers | Mike Evans consistent at home, on road
Fri, 27 Jan 2017 16:23:58 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans caught 51 passes for 668 yards and six touchdowns at home this season. He caught 45 passes for 653 yards and six touchdowns on the road.

Buccaneers | J.R. Sweezy cleared for football activity
Thu, 26 Jan 2017 17:48:45 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers OG J.R. Sweezy (back) has been given a clean bill of health after being cleared for football activity Thursday, Jan. 26. He missed the entire 2016 offseason, training camp and regular season due to his injury.

Buccaneers | Doug Martin on his way out?
Wed, 25 Jan 2017 09:41:17 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin is not part of the short- or long-term plans of the Buccaneers, in the opinion of Rick Stroud, of the Tampa Bay Times. Martin signed a five-year, $33.75 million contract, with $15 million guaranteed, in March of 2016, but that guaranteed money is voided because of his four-game suspension after testing positive for Adderall.

Buccaneers | Coach hopes Jacquizz Rodgers returns
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 17:02:51 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter said he hopes the team will be able to re-sign impending free-agent RB Jacquizz Rodgers this offseason.

Buccaneers | Jameis Winston beat the rush in 2016
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 18:25:39 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston was pressured on 34.9 percent of his drop-backs in 2016 but posted a QBR of 80.7 in those situations, the best mark by any quarterback since 2009.

Buccaneers | Tampa Bay adds two to roster
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:18:13 -0800

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed free-agent QB Sean Renfree (Falcons) and OL James Stone (Falcons) to Reserve/Future deals on Friday, Jan. 20.

Buccaneers | Tampa Bay an option for Adrian Peterson?
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:31:18 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he would be interested in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers if he becomes available this offseason.

Buccaneers | Tampa Bay lands Jeff Knox
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:35:25 -0800

Free-agent LB Jeff Knox (CFL) signed a Reserve/Future contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Wednesday, Jan. 18.

Buccaneers | Jacquizz Rodgers set to be free agent
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 13:40:19 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Jacquizz Rodgers will be an unrestricted free agent Thursday, March 9, at 4 p.m. EST

Buccaneers | Vincent Jackson to be UFA
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 13:19:41 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson will be an unrestricted free agent Thursday, March 9, at 4 p.m. EST

Buccaneers | New deal coming for Mike Evans?
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 18:17:02 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans is eligible for a contract extension this offseason, and beat writer Mark Cook believes the Buccaneers should try to extend Evans before New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. receives a new deal and sets the market.

Buccaneers | Mike Smith staying put in Tampa
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:19:01 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator Mike Smith has agreed to terms on an extension to remain with the team.

Buccaneers | Tampa Bay to have deep pockets
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 09:39:50 -0800

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are projected to have the third most money in free agency in 2017, checking in with an estimated $84.32 million, according to The NFL salary cap is expected to increase to approximately $174.5 million.

Buccaneers | Noah Spence undergoes surgery
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 09:04:31 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Noah Spence (shoulder) is having surgery to repair a fully torn labrum in his right shoulder Wednesday, Jan. 11. He also suffered a dislocation in the shoulder. It's unknown if he'll be ready in time for the offseason program.

Buccaneers | Tampa Bay signs Quayvon Hicks
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:55:36 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Quayvon Hicks was signed to a Reserve/Future contract by the Atlanta Falcons Tuesday, Jan. 10.

Buccaneers | Derel Walker terms
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 08:40:10 -0800

Updating previous reports, Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Derel Walker received a two-year contract for the league minimum with $100,000 guaranteed. He also has a $50,000 roster bonus.

Buccaneers | Mike Evans busy in 2016
Fri, 06 Jan 2017 20:32:25 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans led the NFL with 175 targets during the 2016 season.

Buccaneers | Tampa Bay adds Derel Walker
Thu, 05 Jan 2017 11:37:00 -0800

Canadian Football League WR Derel Walker signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday, Jan. 5. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Buccaneers | Tampa Bay adds two to future deals
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 13:37:49 -0800

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed TE Kivon Cartwright and PK John Lunsford to Reserve/Future deals Wednesday, Jan. 4. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

Buccaneers | Donteea Dye underwent surgery
Tue, 03 Jan 2017 23:36:50 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Donteea Dye (ankle) had surgery on his injured ankle that included screws inserted to help reset a ligament. He's expected to need about six weeks to recover.

Buccaneers | Bucs add four more with futures deals
Mon, 02 Jan 2017 22:54:11 -0800

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed S Isaiah Johnson, OL Josh Allen, Mike Liedtke and CB Cody Riggs to Reserve/Futures contracts Monday, Jan. 2.

Buccaneers | Tampa Bay signs two to futures deals
Mon, 02 Jan 2017 17:04:15 -0800

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed RB Blake Sims and TE Tevin Westbrook to Reserve/Futures contracts Monday, Jan. 2. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Buccaneers | Roberto Aguayo to have competition
Mon, 02 Jan 2017 16:34:54 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers PK Roberto Aguayo will have to compete with another kicker next season because head coach Dirk Koetter said Aguayo's field goal percentage was not good enough. Aguayo made 71 percent of his field goal attempts, which was the lowest percentage in the NFL. He also made only four of his 10 field goal attempts from at least 40 yards.

Buccaneers | William Gholston to avoid surgery
Mon, 02 Jan 2017 16:15:58 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE William Gholston (elbow) will not need to undergo surgery on his dislocated elbow, according to sources.

Buccaneers | Jameis Winston makes his mark
Mon, 02 Jan 2017 14:09:40 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston is the first player in NFL history to throw for at least 4,000 passing yards in each of his first two seasons. He is the fifth player ever to throw for at least 50 touchdowns in his first two seasons.

Buccaneers | Mike Evans scores to wrap up season
Sun, 01 Jan 2017 19:51:39 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans posted five receptions for 65 yards and a touchdown on 11 targets in the Week 17 game against the Carolina Panthers.

Buccaneers | Jameis Winston so-so in finale
Sun, 01 Jan 2017 19:51:12 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston completed 20 of his 35 pass attempts for 202 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the Week 17 game against the Carolina Panthers. He also rushed three times for 18 yards.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Adjei-Barimah Jude DB
Aguayo Roberto PK
Alexander Kwon LB
Allen Denicos LB
Allen Josh C
Anger Bryan P
Ayers Robert DL
Bajakian Mike AC
Barber Peyton RB
Barry Butch AC
Benenoch Caleb OT
Bond Devante LB
Bradley Casey AC
Brate Cameron TE
Brooks Derrius CB
Cartwright Kivon TE
Casullo Bob AC
Cohen Scott TO
Cousins Oniel OG
Cross Alan FB
David Lavonte LB
Davis Butch TO
Dellenbach Dax LS
DePaola Andrew LS
Dotson Demar OT
Duffner Mark AC
Dye Donteea WR
Edwards Kip CB
Elliott Javien DB
English Larry DE
Evans Mike WR
Fatinikun T.J. LB
Fulton Skyler AC
Galiano Phil AC
Garrett John AC
Gibson Deonte DE
Giddins Ryne DE
Glanton Adarius LB
Gottschalk Ben C
Grable Jeremy LB
Griffin Ryan W. QB
Grimes Brent CB
Grossi Zack AC
Hansbrough Russell RB
Hargreaves III Vernon CB
Harrison Jarvis OG
Hayes Jay AC
Hicks Quayvon RB
Hoke Jon AC
Huff Josh WR
Humphries Adam WR
Ings Kendrick WR
Johnson Austin FB
Johnson George DL
Johnson Isaiah S
Johnson Jerry WR
Jones Howard LB
Kaczor Nate AC
Kennedy Dave TO
Kerbyson Kyler OL
Knox Jr. Jeff LB
Koetter Dirk HC
Lake Jimmy AC
Lambert DaVonte DL
Lane Jorvorskie FB
Licht Jason GM
Liedtke Mike OG
Lunsford John PK
Lyn Keon CB
Lynch Cameron LB
Marpet Ali OG
Martin Doug RB
Martino Freddie WR
Mattes R.J. OT
McCoy Gerald DL
McDonald Clinton DL
Melvin Randy AC
Monken Todd OC
Morris Mike AC
Namdar Roman WR
O'Dea Kevin AC
Pamphile Kevin OT
Parrish Roscoe WR
Perkins Anthony AC
Pettaway Tyrone AC
Polk Carlos AC
Quarles Shelton TO
Reedy Bernard WR
Renfree Sean QB
Riggs Cody CB
Roberson Derrick OT
Russell Ryan DE
Shultz Kurtis AC
Sims Blake RB
Sims Charles RB
Smith Alex E. TO
Smith Donovan OT
Smith Evan C
Smith Jacquies DL
Smith Mike DC
Smith Robb AC
Smith Ryan CB
Spence Noah LB
Spencer Tim AC
Spicer Paul AC
Spytek John TO
Steele Ben AC
Stocker Luke TE
Stone James C
Stretz Grady AC
Stroughter Sammie WR
Sweezy J.R. OG
Tandy Keith CB
Triplett Nate LB
Walker Derel WR
Wannstedt Dave AC
Ward Channing DL
Warhop George AC
Warren Jeremiah OG
Westbrook Tevin TE
Wester Leonard OL
Williams Jason LB
Winston Jameis QB