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The Tampa Bay Bucs spent last season on the defensive for their spendthrift policy of shunning free agency a strategy that backfired with a 4-12 season and the end of the Raheem Morris era.
Talk about going on the offensive now.
In a stunning 24-hour period, the Bucs dived head-first into the opening of the 2012 free-agent market and came away with three players who could help change the fortunes of the team under new head coach Greg Schiano.
It was an about-face that suddenly changes the face of the franchise.
After signing top-tier former San Diego Chargers wide receiver Vincent Jackson on Tuesday night, general manager Mark Dominik inked ex-Detroit Lions standout cornerback Eric Wright and longtime New Orleans Saints star offensive guard Carl Nicks on Wednesday morning.
And all three met the media in an impromptu afternoon press conference at One Buc Place marking what could be a pivotal day in the clubs history.
If Dominik and the Glazer Family were looking to get the at...
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This ship sailed with Tampa Bay signing Vincent Jackson and the Redskins signing Pierre Garcon, obviously, but here’s video from Sunday of SOJA (Soldiers of Jah Army, bumbaclot) taking time out from their San Diego show to try and persuade V-Jax to come play for their hometown Redskins. RG3 references abound, as do some pretty amazing dreadlocks.
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Free agent wide receiver Vincent Jackson has signed a five-year, $55.55 million contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Jackson was one of the top wideouts available in free agency once San Diego decided not to give him the franchise tag. It didn't take him long to hook up with Tampa Bay and quarterback Josh Freeman, in whose honor Jackson got all those 5s in the deal; Freeman...
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers shelled out $56 million for a 5 year contract with $26 million of it is guaranteed for wide-receiver Vincent Jackson. HUGE payday for the 29 year old wideout and thankfully for Washington Redskins fans, it was not their favorite team that shelled out that kind of money to just one player.
Most people thought it was surprising that the Washington Redskins...
Wide receiver Vincent Jackson has agreed to a five-year deal with the Buccaneers worth $55M.
Jackson should remain a No. 1 caliber fantasy receiver, while the stock of young gun Josh Freeman is bound to go back up following a disappointing 2011 campaign.
Okay, Shawne, maybe Buffalo should keep you.
Yesterday, Bills oft-injured linebacker (and future 4-3 defensive end) Shawne Merriman showed he may have some worth to the success of Buffalo, whether or not he plays another down on the field. Though he's spent two years with the Bills, Merriman has played in exactly five games in the red and blue, all of them in 2011. He's...
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been one of the most active teams in free agency thus far. But will any of these moves affect their draft strategy?
With the 5th pick the Bucs are likely to target one of the top two players expected to be on the board, Morris Claiborne or Trent Richardson.
Obviously their recent moves won’t affect anything if Richardson is their choice. LeGarrette...
As manna flows from heaven, the bucks rolled through Tampa Bay like treasure on pirates ships.
The Tampa Buccaneers entered the 2012 NFL offseason with a league-high $44.6 million available to “make it rain” (like throwing money around at a Gentlemen’s Club) in the 2012 NFL Free Agency frenzy. Star wide receiver Vincent Jackson was hit with the Bucs’ storm of cash Tuesday...
Many in the media, along with the entire fan base has come down like a ton of bricks it seems over the years on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for not taking advantage of immense available cap space on the open market.
Since 2003, the Buccaneers have either finished 3rd or been the bottom-dwellers of the NFC South seven times combined.
The team has approximately a whopping $42.7 million...
NFL free agency started with a flurry yesterday as Brandon Marshall was traded from the Miami Dolphins to the Chicago Bears for two 3rd round draft picks right at 4pm. Adding Marshall to the list of WR’s making moves this offseason helps make WR’s the most coveted free agents this year. The #1 WR on the free agent list was Vincent Jackson and he found a new home with the Tampa...
After much speculation on what seemed to be a sure deal with the Bills, free agent wide receiver Robert Meachem has agreed to a contract with the San Diego Chargers. The news was announced from the Chargers twitter account. The deal is over 4 years and worth a reported $25.9 million with $14 million guaranteed. Meachem will replace Vincent Jackson, who was acquired by the Tampa...
So the football laundry did the deal with WR DeSean Jackson today, with a thoroughly sensible 5 year deal for $51 million that doesn't tie the club down too badly in event of injury or ineffectiveness, and gets him in under the gun. You can't argue that he's overpaid, given the insane cash thrown at Calvin Johnson, the better money thrown at Vincent Jackson, and the comparable...
The NFL free agency period opens this afternoon at 4pm EST, but don’t expect the San Diego Chargers to be major players, chasing big name stars which become available today. According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Chargers are more likely to try to lock up some of their own players and perhaps sign some of the second or third tier free agents which will become...