BUCCANEERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Bucs regular season schedule released

The Buccaneers will finally know when they will play the teams they have been assigned for quite some times now.  With not that many highlights, the Bucs do open at home against the Carolina Panthers. They will fly to Atlanta to play the Falcons in Week 3 while Lovie Smith visits his old team in Week 12. Full schedule image via Buccaneers.com below.   Follow Gil on Twitter: ...
Via The Bay Cave
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TBC Mailbag: What is Mike Glennon’s fate?

TheBayCave.com is taking questions from its readers and social media followers. TBC will publish these question and answer sessions weekly — whether it’s on the Bucs, NFL, or whatever piques their interest.   In this weekly installment of TBC Mailbag, Senior Writer Gil Arcia answered questions regarding Bucs’ quarterback Mike Glennon. The 2013 rookie was a hot topic on Twitter Wednesday...
Via The Bay Cave
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Bucs thinking about drafting Johnny Manziel

According to Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com,  the Buccaneers are thinking about drafting quarterback Johnny Manziel. Johnny Manziel is on the short list of players the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are considering with their first-round pick in next month’s NFL draft, a league source told ESPN.com’s Vaughn McClure. Manziel is one of at least four quarterbacks the Bucs have hosted for...
Via Pro Football Zone
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Demps ready to focus on football

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Jeff Demps is ready to put his track career on hold and focus solely on football. Bucs RB Jeff Demps says he is putting his track career on hold for the foreseeable future and focusing solely on football for now. — Roy Cummings (@RCummingsTBO) April 23, 2014 Now we get to see if Demps can be a dangerous weapon in the NFL. Need NFL Tickets?...
Via Pro Football Zone
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Johnny Manziel on Bucs' 'short list' of draft targets

Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com, citing a league source, reports that Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel is on the “short list” of players being considered by Buccaneers in round one of this year’s NFL draft. McClure’s source didn’t specific just how short this list of players really is. Ian Rapoport reported earlier in the day that Manziel is visiting with the Browns...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers RB Jeff Demps Focusing On Football Career

  Buccaneers RB/KR Jeff Demps says that he is putting his track career on hold to focus strictly on football, per Roy Cummings. Last year, Demps missed most of the offseason in order to prepare for the IAAF World Championships. Demps, 24, signed with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent out of Florida back in 2012. However, he was later traded to the Buccaneers in a deal...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

NFL Mock Draft: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers first round selection 2.0

A week after cover32 revealed its NFL Mock Draft version 1.0, a new and improved version has been created. Managing editors for all 32 teams were thrown a curveball the second time around. Mock draft’s are fun, but they usually ignore possible trade scenarios. With version 2.0 several teams were involved in trading picks. How did that change the overall outcome? Where do the Tampa...
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13 hours ago  |  Discuss

For the Tampa Bay Bucs five could equal 10 in 2014.

It has been a pretty eventful off-season for the Bucs. A new coach with a proven track record that everyone is excited about. A host of free agent signings that all appear to fill a need and a void on the Bucs depth chart, and even new uniforms that have the kids all worked up. However, this excitement aside, the Bucs play in one tough division and some things have to come together...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Carl Nicks targeting a return by training camp

Bucs’ left guard Carl nicks has had complications staying on the field for the Buccaneers since being a free agent acquisition in 2012. After dealing with MRSA last season, Nicks got word of some more issues.  His left big toe, that has been the cause of all the problems, led to some nerve damage in his foot at the end of last season. His career has come into question but talking...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Power Rankings: Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense near bottom of NFL, with big potential for improvement

The old adage is that “defense wins championships.” But more and more, that sounds like a cliché being echoed by a coach, analyst or fan intent on living in the past. Nowadays, offense makes the difference; at least most of the time. Looking for proof? Take a look at the teams that made the playoffs last season. The 12 teams who made the postseason all finished in the top-18...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dates set for Tampa Bay Buccaneers preseason schedule

TAMPA, Fla. --€“ The Tampa Bay Buccaneers finalized their preseason schedule Tuesday. They will open at the Jacksonville Jaguars at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 8, before hosting the Miami Dolphins at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 16. They will travel to the Buffalo Bills for a yet-to-be-determined kickoff on Aug. 23, before closing the preseason Aug. 28 against the Washington Redskins at 7:30 p.m. at...
Via Fox Sports Florida
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers 'unlikely' to use fifth-year option on Adrian Clayborn

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are unlikely to use the fifth-year option on Adrian Clayborn, according to Pro Football Talk, who cite a league source. The fifth-year option is built into every first-round rookie contract. Picking it up would give Clayborn a salary of around $5 million make that $6.969 million in 2015, which is guaranteed for injury only but would become fully guaranteed...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Unlikely To Pick Up DE Adrian Clayborn’s Fifth-Year Option

  Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, citing a league source, reports that  it’s “doubtful” the Buccaneers will pick up DE Adrian Clayborn‘s fifth-year option in the coming weeks. Florio’s sources added that they have no intention of trading Clayborn either. Tampa Bay will have until May 3 to make a decision regarding Clayborn’s option, but it appears as though they...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be Winners in 2014

The biggest reason the Bucs will be winners in 2014 is that they really weren’t that far away in some aspects in 2012/2013. Consider this…with no QB to speak of, The Bucs lost 3 of their first 4 games by 6 total points. While they surprised them, Tampa Bay still put it to Seattle on the road before succumbing to the Seahawks in the second half. That spurred a Bucs revival in...
Via Buc Stop
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Complete 7-Round Mock Draft

John Miceli (@JohnMiceli15) Round 1, Pick 7: Mike Evans, WR Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports The Tampa Bay Buccaneers recently traded away their starting wide receiver, Mike Williams, and left themselves with a big hole to fill in the passing game.  They have to put a competent receiver on the other side of Vincent Jackson in order for this offense to succeed.  This off-season, the...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss
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