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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.


Buccaneers | Two OL to receive tryout at minicamp
Mon, 25 Apr 2016 20:20:58 -0700

Free-agent OLs Nate Chandler (Panthers) and Brandon Mosley (Giants) will be with the team on a tryout basis for the team's three-day minicamp this week.


Buccaneers | Storm Johnson signs with Bucs
Mon, 25 Apr 2016 14:10:25 -0700

Free-agent RB Storm Johnson (Jaguars) signed an undisclosed deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Monday, April 25.


Buccaneers | Caylin Hauptmann works out
Thu, 21 Apr 2016 17:03:31 -0700

Free-agent OL Caylin Hauptmann (Patriots) worked out for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday, April 21.


Buccaneers | Work out Quenton Bundrage
Wed, 20 Apr 2016 15:30:22 -0700

Iowa State WR Quenton Bundrage privately worked out for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wednesday, April 20, according to a source.


Buccaneers | Tampa Bay works out Dan Vitale
Wed, 20 Apr 2016 04:55:04 -0700

Northwestern FB Dan Vitale worked out with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers recently. The team may have an eye on Vitale as a late-round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft.


Buccaneers | Sign Dan LeFevour
Tue, 19 Apr 2016 15:04:34 -0700

Free-agent QB Dan LeFevour (Jaguars) signed an undisclosed deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tuesday, April 19.


Buccaneers | Tampa Bay wants to upgrade pass rush
Sun, 17 Apr 2016 18:35:55 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht said he wants to upgrade the pass rush in the 2016 NFL Draft and believes pressure can be generated from any position along the defensive line.


Buccaneers | Vernon Hargreaves' size no concern for TB
Sun, 17 Apr 2016 18:29:03 -0700

Florida CB Vernon Hargreaves III's lack of size is not a concern for Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht. "I like good football players, I like strong football players," Licht said. "I like playmakers. No, I'm not concerned."


Buccaneers | Demar Dotson recovering well
Sun, 17 Apr 2016 16:03:56 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers OT Demar Dotson (knee) said he expects his knee to be 100% by the start of training camp.


Buccaneers | Kwon Alexander excited about new defense
Fri, 15 Apr 2016 18:42:06 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Kwon Alexander said the system being installed by defensive coordinator Mike Smith is much more aggressive than last year's defense. "There's a lot of schemes," Alexander said. "I love it, though. We're going to have fun with it. We're going to be out there flying around. I can't wait to get back on the field."


Buccaneers | Sean Davis to visit Tampa Bay
Thu, 14 Apr 2016 01:17:41 -0700

Maryland FS Sean Davis will visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers sometime the week of April 18.


Buccaneers | Mike Evans acknowledges slump
Mon, 11 Apr 2016 13:38:52 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans said it's fair to say he had a sophomore slump last season, adding that he needs to get back to his fundamentals.


Buccaneers | Ryan Griffin has potential
Mon, 11 Apr 2016 13:16:45 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Ryan W. Griffin has a chance to be an ascending player at quarterback, according to head coach Dirk Koetter. Griffin would take over as the No. 2 quarterback in Tampa Bay if QB Mike Glennon is traded.


Buccaneers | Kenny Bell low on depth chart
Mon, 11 Apr 2016 12:26:02 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Kenny Bell is currently behind WRs Adam Humphries and Donteea Dye on the wide receiver depth chart, according to head coach Dirk Koetter.


Buccaneers | Two players sign tenders
Mon, 11 Apr 2016 12:04:49 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Russell Shepard and DE Jacquies Smith signed their restricted free-agent tender and exclusive-rights free-agent tender, respectively, Monday, April 11.


Buccaneers | Jameis Winston in better shape
Mon, 11 Apr 2016 11:48:00 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston said he's been eating better and working hard on conditioning since the end of the 2015 regular season.


Buccaneers | 50-50 chance for Mike Glennon trade?
Sat, 09 Apr 2016 10:50:33 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Mike Glennon has a 50-50 chance of being traded before the NFL Draft, according to Mark Cook of Pewter Report. Cook noted the Cleveland Browns and New York Jets as the two most likely landing spots for Glennon if he were to be traded. Cook also speculated that general manager Jason Licht could pull the trigger on a trade if a second-round pick or a low-end second round pick and a fourth-round pick is offered.


Buccaneers | Brent Grimes could be temporary fix
Wed, 06 Apr 2016 20:07:51 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed CB Brent Grimes to a two-year, $13.5 million deal in the offseason, but if they draft a quality cornerback in the first- or second round of the 2016 NFL Draft, they could move on from Grimes after this season. Only $7 million is guaranteed in the first year.


Buccaneers | Robert Ayers could be cut in 2017
Wed, 06 Apr 2016 20:07:18 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Robert Ayers might be a potential one-and-done candidate to be cut in 2017 if the team scores well in the 2016 NFL Draft at the defensive end position. He signed a three-year, $19.5 million contract, but all of the skill guarantees are in the final year of the deal. He has a $3 million injury guarantee in Year 2, which the Bucs could get out of if they find the proper replacement.


Buccaneers | Jeremiah George signs tender
Wed, 06 Apr 2016 08:08:58 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers exclusive rights free-agent LB Jeremiah George signed his tender Wednesday, April 6.


Buccaneers | Andrew DePaola signs tender
Tue, 05 Apr 2016 15:19:36 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers exclusive-rights free-agent LS Andrew DePaola signed his tender offer Tuesday, April 5. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.


Buccaneers | Bradley McDougald signs tender
Tue, 05 Apr 2016 11:52:01 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers FS Bradley McDougald signed his one-year restricted free-agent tender Tuesday, April 5.


Buccaneers | Bryan Anger contract details
Wed, 30 Mar 2016 12:16:07 -0700

Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers P Bryan Anger's deal is one year in length and worth $1.75 million. It includes a $750,000 roster bonus.


Buccaneers | Mike Glennon could be extended
Tue, 29 Mar 2016 16:26:13 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Mike Glennon has been the subject of trade talks in recent weeks, but he could also receive an extension from the Buccaneers if a trade does not work out. Tampa Bay has already discussed a two-year extension for Glennon that would likely be worth at least $6 million per year.


Buccaneers | Plan in place to help Jameis Winston
Sun, 27 Mar 2016 17:20:15 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston growth will be measured in wins, according to head coach Dirk Koetter, and Koetter said he plans to eliminate the "unknowns" for Winston and help him avoid unnecessary hits in order to help him succeed.


Buccaneers | Dirk Koetter praises Vincent Jackson
Sat, 26 Mar 2016 17:18:39 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson isn't "anywhere close" to being finished as a productive receiver, according to head coach Dirk Koetter.


Buccaneers | Cameron Brate earns praise from coach
Sat, 26 Mar 2016 17:12:12 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate exceeded expectations in the absence of an injured TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins in 2015, finishing with 288 yards and three touchdowns on 23 receptions. "Cam is an ascending player and our hope for him is that he takes it and runs with it. That's what you want. It would be a great story and great for our team," head coach Dirk Koetter said.


Buccaneers | Coach defends Austin Seferian-Jenkins
Sat, 26 Mar 2016 17:11:18 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins has missed 16 of 32 possible games since entering the league in 2014, but head coach Dirk Koetter stated recently that no one worked harder at rehabbing or was more anxious to hit the field in 2015 than Seferian-Jenkins.


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
Banks Johnthan CB
Barber Peyton RB
Barry Butch AC
Bell Kenny WR
Benenoch Caleb OT
Bond Devante LB
Bradley Casey AC
Brate Cameron TE
Brooks Derrius CB
Brown Kourtnei DL
Brown Tim TE
Cartwright Kivon TE
Casullo Bob AC
Cherilus Gosder OT
Cohen Scott TO
Coleman Davon DL
Coleman Tyson LB
Conte Chris FS
Cousins Oniel OG
Cross Alan FB
David Lavonte LB
Davis Butch TO
DePaola Andrew LS
Dotson Demar OT
Duffner Mark AC
Dye Donteea WR
Edwards Kip CB
Embree Jon AC
English Larry DE
Evans Mike WR
Fallin Taylor DL
Fatinikun T.J. LB
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
Henry Traveon S
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 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
Mattes R.J. OT
Matthews Cliff DL
McCoy Gerald DL
McDaniel Tony DL
McDonald Clinton DL
McDougald Bradley FS
McKinzy Cassanova LB
Melton Henry DL
Melvin Randy AC
Monken Todd OC
Morris Jontavius DT
Morris Mike AC
Murphy Louis WR
Murray Patrick PK
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