BUCCANEERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Sweezy 'Wild Card' in Bucs' O-Line Deck

The Buccaneers have several very versatile offensive linemen and a number of possible starting combinations, which may include 2016 free agency acquisition J.R. Sweezy.
Via Buccaneers.com
13 hours ago

Adrian Peterson works out with Jameis Winston, gets Dirk Koetter’s attention

Adrian Peterson is still searching for a new home, and he had to have known working out with Jameis Winston would trigger speculation that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could be interested in the veteran running back.On Tuesday, Winston’s personal quarterback coach George Whitfield shared a photo on Instagram of himself posing with Peterson, Winston and strength and conditioning coach...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dirk Koetter says he may shuffle the Bucs offensive line

The Buccaneers have a lot of versatile players, who will compete for starting spots. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a pretty deep and versatile group of offensive linemen, and they’re very happy with their players. That always seems to come as a shock to fans, but that doesn’t make it any less true. Sorry folks. That they’re happy with their players doesn’t mean they...
Via Bucs Nation
18 hours ago

Dirk Koetter flirts with Adrian Peterson, other running backs

The Buccaneers still have to figure out what to do with Doug Martin. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers like Doug Martin, or so they say, but they’re also looking at different running backs. Head coach Dirk Koetter spoke to the media at the owners’ meetings today, and shared a few thoughts on running backs—including free agent Adrian Peterson. JoeBucsFan noted that Koetter had a “huge...
Via Bucs Nation
18 hours ago

Depth Chart Breakdown: Defensive Line

A look at the Buccaneers' defensive line after free agency.
Via Buccaneers.com
23 hours ago

Depth Chart Breakdown: Linebackers

A look at the Buccaneers' linebackers after free agency.
Via Buccaneers.com
23 hours ago

Buccaneers will pick up Mike Evans’ fifth-year option

The Bucs will keep their star receiver, but aren’t looking to give him a long-term extension just yet. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will pick up wide receiver Mike Evans’ fifth-year option in May, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports. That’s...not exactly surprising, as Evans has been a star receiver in his first three years in the league, and that fifth-year option is likely...
Via Bucs Nation
1 day ago

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Roberto Aguayo must perform this season

Remember when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded up in the 2016 NFL draft into the second round to draft Florida State kicker Roberto Aguayo? It sounded crazy then and even crazier now after seeing how Aguayo’s nightmare of a season played out this past year. The former Lou Groza award winner struggled mightily, missing two extra point attempts his rookie season after connecting on...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bradley McDougald could be a steal for Seahawks

The Seahawks made an underrated move Wednesday that could have a ripple effect on the power structure of the NFC. Seattle signed safety Bradley McDougald from the Buccaneers to a one-year, $2 million contract. The 26-year-old McDougald also visited the Browns and turned down a better chance to start in favor of a backup job behind Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas. A chance to win...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mike Evans should get paid

The first wave of NFL free agency is over and lots of people around the league are declaring the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as one of the winners. Just because your team wins the free agency period doesn’t mean you’re bound to go straight to the playoffs though. I can’t even count on one finger how many times that a team made a bunch of off-season moves, getting talked about as the...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs sign Nick Folk as competition for Roberto Aguayo

It’s time for Roberto Aguayo to start looking over his shoulder.A year after making him a second-round pick in the draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers brought in competition for Aguayo by signing kicker Nick Folk, according to FOX’s Peter Schrager.Aguayo enjoyed a stellar career at Florida State, but he seemed to get mentally shaken by the hype following his elevated draft status...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: grading the free agent signings

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are awfully close to appearing in the postseason for the first time since 2007 and management clearly feels the same way. General manager Jason Licht has reacted accordingly by shoring up some of the Buc’s biggest weaknesses and re-signing some of his top players from last year. There is still working to be done but it doesn’t take a brain surgeon to...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs OT Gosder Cherilus to retire

After eight seasons as a starting offensive tackle and one final year as a reserve, former Detroit Lions first-round pick Gosder Cherilus is planning on retiring from the National Football League. At 32 years old, it is somewhat of an interesting decision for the former Boston College standout, but Cherilus has seen some major regression in his game over the past couple seasons...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  Discuss

DeSean Jackson donates to charity to get jersey No. 11

Desean Jackson got the uniform number he wanted and helped out children in the process. It was a win for everyone involved.Not long after joining the Buccaneers, Jackson got to work on seeing what it would take to be able to wear uniform No. 11 with this new team. After sporting No. 10 with the Eagles, Jackson wore No. 11 for the past three seasons with the Redskins and apparently...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Free agents want to play with Mike Glennon in Chicago

Mike Glennon has yet to actually sign with the Chicago Bears, though the move is expected to happen any time. But this has not stopped several free agents from reportedly texting NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport to express their desire to play with Glennon in Chicago. Talk about feeling the love. Glennon is all the talk of free agency being he is the first quarterback among many available...
Via Sportsnaut
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Jameis Winston's Shoulder Training With Michael Jordan's Trainer

Ever since Jameis Winston arrived in the NFL two years ago, he's forged a deep relationship with Tim Grover, the man who famously trained Michael Jordan during his prolific NBA career. After a rookie season in which Winston played at 240 pounds, a weight on par with quarterbacks like Ben Roethlisberger, Winston focused on shedding his baby fat and called on Grover for help. By year...
Via Stack
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers potentially pairing DeSean Jackson with Mike Evans is bad news for the rest of the league

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers aren’t holding back this offseason with free agency approaching. With the goal getting Jameis Winston some help and opening up more of the field for No. 1 wideout Mike Evans, it sounds like the Buccaneers will go hard after DeSean Jackson. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport shared the report: NFL.com’s Marc Sessler noted Winston himself has talked up they hypothetical...
Via The Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers, DE William Gholston avoid free agency with 5-year extension

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end William Gholston has signed a five-year contract extension rather than test his worth in free agency. The versatile fifth-year pro who started 25 games over the past two seasons could earn an average of more than $5 million per year under the terms of a deal Gholston said he "couldn't say no to" on Monday. The 6-foot-6 lineman...
Via Associated Press
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs DE Will Gholston signs 5-year contract extension

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end William Gholston has signed a five-year contract extension rather than test his worth in free agency. The versatile fifth-year pro who started 25 games over the past two seasons could earn an average of more than $5 million per year under the terms of a deal Gholston said he ''couldn't say no to'' on Monday. The 6-foot-6 lineman...
Via Associated Press
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Glennon, Taylor and… What the Hell is Happening?

Let’s say you’re running the Chicago Bears. I’m sorry, you’ll just need to bite the bullet on this one. So you’re running the Bears, thinking ‘Well, Jay Cutler isn’t going to be around forever. We need to find our next quarterback!’ So who do you target? Maybe Jimmy Garoppolo in a trade. Perhaps you’re thinking of using the third overall pick, be it in a trade or...
Via The Sports Post
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Glennon looks like a genius for turning down big-money offer from Buccaneers

Here is a sentence many thought they would never read—Mike Glennon is the most sought-after quarterback in the NFL right now. With Kirk Cousins locked down and the rest of the free-agent market looking shrug worthy at best, the former Tampa Bay Buccaneers backup is making the rounds as a major name. Just look at this price tag, per Yahoo Sports’ Charles Robinson: Crazy right...
Via The Sports Daily
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs, Will Gholston agree to terms on five-year extension

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and defensive end Will Gholston have agreed to terms on a five-year deal which locks him up through 2021.The team announced the move Monday morning, days before the NFL’s free agency frenzy kicks off, meaning it’s technically an extension, rather than a new deal. ESPN’s Adam Caplan provided details on the terms of the contract. Heading into his fifth...
Via Sportsnaut
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs: Jameis Winston ‘made a mistake’ during speech at school

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Wednesday addressed the controversy surrounding Jameis Winston’s recent speech to elementary schoolchildren, acknowledging the quarterback “made a mistake.”Winston came under fire for assigning stereotypical gender roles to the boy and girl students in a speech to a fifth-grade class at Melrose Elementary School in St. Petersburg, Fla. In his speech...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
28 days ago  |  Discuss

TGS Offseason Preview: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Between now and the start of the new league year in March, TGS is providing brief summaries looking ahead at the offseason from the perspective of each NFL team. In this edition, we look at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 2016 record: 9-7 — 2nd place, NFC South What’s new? They’re coming off their first winning season since 2010. Projected salary cap space: $68 million — Only...
Via This Given Sunday
February 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Jameis Winston: Comments about girls were 'poor word choice'

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston, who was accused of raping another student when he was in college, said he made a ''poor word choice'' in comments about women in a 40-minute talk to students at a Florida elementary school earlier this week. When the students - third- through fifth-graders at Melrose Elementary in St. Petersburg - started...
Via Associated Press
February 24, 2017  |  Discuss
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