Team Notebook: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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Buccaneers | Tampa Bay looking to add speed
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
Buccaneers | Jameis Winston likes DeSean Jackson to TB
Buccaneers | DeSean Jackson could draw Bucs' interest
Buccaneers | Vincent Jackson likely done in Tampa
Buccaneers | Doug Martin still in Bucs' plans?
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 FloridaFootballInsiders.com. 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
Buccaneers | Record season for Cameron Brate
Buccaneers | Bucs make coaching changes
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
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
Buccaneers | Ben Steele named Bucs TEs coach
Buccaneers | Mike Glennon may be too expensive for Bucs
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
Buccaneers | Joe Hawley hopes to re-sign
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
Buccaneers | Tampa Bay talking with William Gholston
Buccaneers | Mike Evans not concerned about contract
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
Buccaneers | J.R. Sweezy cleared for football activity
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?
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
Buccaneers | Jameis Winston beat the rush in 2016
Buccaneers | Tampa Bay adds two to roster
Buccaneers | Tampa Bay an option for Adrian Peterson?
Buccaneers | Tampa Bay lands Jeff Knox
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
Buccaneers | Vincent Jackson to be UFA
Buccaneers | New deal coming for Mike Evans?
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
Buccaneers | Tampa Bay to have deep pockets
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 Spotrac.com. The NFL salary cap is expected to increase to approximately $174.5 million.
Buccaneers | Noah Spence undergoes surgery
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
Buccaneers | Derel Walker terms
Buccaneers | Mike Evans busy in 2016
Buccaneers | Tampa Bay adds Derel Walker
Buccaneers | Tampa Bay adds two to future deals
Buccaneers | Donteea Dye underwent surgery
Buccaneers | Bucs add four more with futures deals
Buccaneers | Tampa Bay signs two to futures deals
Buccaneers | Roberto Aguayo to have competition
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
Buccaneers | Jameis Winston makes his mark
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
Buccaneers | Jameis Winston so-so in finale
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.
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