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Buccaneers | Mike Glennon wants to stay put
Buccaneers | Austin Seferian-Jenkins to breakout?
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
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
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
Buccaneers | Brandon Bogotay signed
Buccaneers | Charles Sims could start for TB
Buccaneers | Charles Sims excited for new season
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
Buccaneers | Ali Marpet likely to start
Buccaneers | Emmanuel Ogbuehi waived
Buccaneers | Kaelin Clay not return man just yet?
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
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
Buccaneers | D.J. Swearinger claim not made
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
Buccaneers | Jameis Winston learning quickly
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
Buccaneers | Mike Evans approves of Jameis Winston
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
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
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?
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
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
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
Buccaneers | Charles Sims likely to be featured
Buccaneers | Doug Martin's option not picked up
Buccaneers | Move up in fourth round
Buccaneers | More on Jameis Winston's deal
Buccaneers | Jameis Winston contract update
Buccaneers | Jameis Winston signs contract
Buccaneers | Randy Gregory could be option
Buccaneers | Second-round pick a trade target
Buccaneers | Expected to take a OT in second round
Buccaneers | Jameis Winston already causing trouble?
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
Buccaneers | May look for another first round pick
Buccaneers | Jocquel Skinner waived
Buccaneers | Fielding calls for No. 1 pick
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
Buccaneers | TB interested in Adrian Peterson?
Buccaneers | Bucs have easy start
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
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
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
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.
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