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Patriots Sign CB Leonard Johnson

The New England Patriots announced Wednesday that they’ve signed DB Leonard Johnson to their roster. The Patriots also signed LB Eric Martin to their practice squad. There was talk earlier in the day that Johnson was likely to be signed to a contract after he was still in New England following his workout on Monday. Johnson, 25, signed on with the Buccaneers as an undrafted...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots sign Leonard Johnson, boosting shallow CB depth

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots added veteran depth to their shallow cornerback corps Wednesday. The Patriots signed free-agent Leonard Johnson to the 53-man roster. Johnson played 48 games with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2012 to 2014, recording 148 tackles, five interceptions, two touchdowns and five forced fumbles. Johnson was released from the Buccaneers’ injured...
Via NESN.com
December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots work out former Buccaneers CB Leonard Johnson

The New England Patriots are in need of cornerback help, and not because of a lack of talent. They're severely thin at the position, and have been for some time. In each of the past three games, they've had just three healthy cornerbacks on the gameday roster, led by Malcolm Butler. On Monday, they took a step towards possibly adding another player at cornerback. According to NESN...
Via Fox Sports
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Worked Out CB Leonard Johnson

The New England Patriots brought in CB Leonard Johnson for a workout on Monday. Johnson, 25, signed on with the Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent out of Iowa State back in 2012. He wound up signing a one-year, $1 million contract with the Buccaneers back in March, but was placed on injured reserve at the start of the regular season. The Buccaneers waived Johnson from the...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Work Out Former Buccaneers Cornerback Leonard Johnson

The New England Patriots, who have gone with just three healthy cornerbacks the last three weeks, worked out a veteran free agent Monday. The Patriots brought cornerback Leonard Johnson to Gillette Stadium for a tryout, according to a source. Johnson played 48 games, starting 17, for the Buccaneers from 2012 to 2014. He was placed on injured reserve after training camp and was released...
Via NESN.com
December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Transactions: Thursday 12/3

Browns Browns TE Randall Telfer’s practice period expired, which means he’ll remain on the NFI list for the remainder of the 2015 season. Buccaneers Buccaneeers waived CB Leonard Johnson from the injured reserve list. (NFLTR) Packers Packers promoted RB John Crockett to their active roster. (NFLTR) Packers waived RB Alonzo Harris. (NFLTR) Seahawks Seahawks signed...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Waived CB Leonard Johnson From I.R.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneeers waived CB Leonard Johnson from the injured reserve list on Thursday, according to the NFL transactions release. Johnson, 25, signed on with the Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent out of Iowa State back in 2012. He wound up signing a one-year, $1 million contract with the Buccaneers back in March, but was placed on injured reserve at the start of the...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Place WR Robert Herron & CB Leonard Johnson On Season-Ending I.R.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have officially placed WR Robert Herron, CB Leonard Johnson, and C Josh Allen on season-ending injured reserve Wednesday, according to the NFL transactions release. All three players were waived this week with an injury designation and wound up clearing waivers. Herron, 23, was take in sixth round of last year’s draft by the Buccaneers. ... ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Bucs release punter Michael Koenen, place Akeem Spence on PUP list

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released punter Michael Koenen and placed defensive tackle Akeem Spence on the reserve/physically unable to perform list while trimming the roster to the NFL limit of 75 players for the final preseason game. The team also waived center Josh Allen, wide receiver Robert Herron and cornerback Leonard Johnson injured on Tuesday. Koenen was...
Via AP on Fox
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Bucs release punter Michael Koenen, place Akeem Spence on PUP list

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released punter Michael Koenen and placed defensive tackle Akeem Spence on the reserve/physically unable to perform list while trimming the roster to the NFL limit of 75 players for the final preseason game. The team also waived center Josh Allen, wide receiver Robert Herron and cornerback Leonard Johnson injured on Tuesday. Koenen was...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Punter Michiael Koenen released as Bucs trim roster to 75

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released punter Michael Koenen and placed defensive tackle Akeem Spence on the reserve/physically unable to perform list while trimming the roster to the NFL limit of 75 players for the final preseason game. The team also waived center Josh Allen, wide receiver Robert Herron and cornerback Leonard Johnson injured on Tuesday. Koenen was entering...
Via AP on Fox
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Waive/Injured WR Robert Herron & CB Leonard Johnson

The Buccaneers announced that they’ve waived/injured second-year WR Robert Herron, CB Leonard Johnson and G Josh Allen as they trimmed their roster down to 75 players.  The Bucs also cut P Michael Koenen, which had been previously reported. DT Akeem Spence was placed on the PUP list. Tampa Bay has already parted ways with: RB Dominique Brown DT Quayshawne Buckle OL ... ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Tough task lies ahead for Bucs’ staff

Each year, teams face difficult decisions when it comes down to trimming rosters down to the league mandated amount. Tampa Bay’s toughest challenge could be figuring out the depth at cornerback.  This offseason, the Buccaneers signed Dallas Cowboys free agent Sterling Moore. Ahead of him on the depth chart should be Alterraun Verner and Johnthan Banks respectively. But behind...
Via The Bay Cave
August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Leonard Johnson wearing a boot, using crutches for foot injury

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are dealing with the growth of a rookie quarterback in Jameis Winston, the question marks in the backfield and the hopes of rebuilding their defense in 2015. Apparently, they're also dealing with some injuries across the lineup.As JoeBucsFan.com reported, the most recent injury is cornerback Leonard Johnson. Johnson is heading into his fourth year with the...
Via Fox Sports
August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

The New Orleans Saints have Major Question Marks at Wide Receiver

Wide receiver Marques Colston #12 of the New Orleans Saints runs after the catch for the winning touchdown as cornerback Leonard Johnson #29 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers runs from behind in the fourth quarter at Raymond James Stadium. (Mandatory Credit:ESPN/ Getty Images) This offseason the New Orleans Saints lost their best offensive weapon in Jimmy Graham. Graham not only leaves...
Via The Sports Journal
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Ink Sterling Moore

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made another cost-efficient signing Thursday, as the team agreed to terms with cornerback Sterling Moore, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. The signing also marks the third former Dallas Cowboy to be brought on by the Bucs, joining defensive tackle Henry Melton and linebacker Bruce Carter. That can be attributed to the connection between Dallas defensive...
Via Pro Football Spot
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Plan of Attack for the 2015 NFL Draft

With the Draft just over the horizon, it’s time to take a detailed look at each team’s acquisitions and losses and gauge a plan of attack for how they should approach the first three rounds of this year’s draft.  We’ll start with the lowly Tampa Bay Bucs and work our way all the way up to the Super Bowl Champs in New England.  The Bucs kick off this year’s Plan of...
Via DraftSeason
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Free Agency Recap: Day One

On a day that involved seismic trades, surprise retirements and, of course, huge contracts, the opening day of free agency had yet another surprising development: silence from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.Over the past few years, the Bucs have developed a reputation for being big spenders, especially early on in the period. However, the only real news to come from Tampa on Tuesday was...
Via Pro Football Spot
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Buccaneers release Collins as NFL free agency begins

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released offensive tackle Anthony Collins and re-signed cornerback Leonard Johnson and safety Major Wright. The team also announced Tuesday it made a restricted free agent tender to running back Bobby Rainey, who has been with the Bucs for most of the past two seasons. Collins signed a five-year, $30 million in free agency last year...
Via AP on Fox
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Bucs announce roster moves

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that they have re-signed cornerback Leonard Johnson and safety Major Wright, while tendering restricted free agent running back Bobby Rainey and releasing offensive tackle Anthony Collins.  Johnson (5-10, 202), who was a restricted free agent, originally joined Tampa Bay as a college free agent out of Iowa State in 2012. Last season he...
Via The Bay Cave
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

NFC South Free Agency Capsules

ATLANTA FALCONS (6-10) UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: CB Javier Arenas, DE Kroy Biermann, OL Gabe Carimi, OL Mike Johnson, S Dwight Lowery, CB Robert McClain, TE Bear Pascoe, DT Corey Peters, RB Jacquizz Rodgers, OL Jonathan Scott, RB Antone Smith, CB Josh Wilson, DE Osi Umenyiora, LB Sean Weatherspoon, QB T.J. Yates. RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: WR Drew Davis. NEEDS: New coach Dan Quinn,...
Via AP on Fox
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Gameday Capsule: Bucs at Lions

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (2-10) AT DETROIT LIONS (8-4)  SERIES   BUCCANEERS LIONS SERIES LEADER 29-26 STREAKS 2 of past 3 COACHES VS. OPP. Smith: 13-5 Caldwell: 0-1 LAST WEEK L 14-13 vs. Bengals W 34-17 vs. Bears LAST GAME 11/24/13: Buccaneers 24 at Lions 21. Tampa Bay WR Tiquan Underwood has 2 TD receptions (7, 85). Defense records 4 INTs, including CB Leonard Johnson’s 48...
Via The Bay Cave
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Game Day! Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Pittsburgh Steelers Week 4

UPSET: To defeat an opponent that is considered more formidable. The Bucs will try to just that today in Pittsburgh as the Steelers are riding high coming off their Sunday night dismantling of NFC South leading Carolina Panthers. In the Bucs favor is the return of Gerald McCoy, perhaps their best player. But in concert, RE Michael Johnson may return as well, perhaps giving the Bucs...
Via Buc Stop
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Camp Preview – Tampa Bay Buccaneers corners have sleeper potential

With veterans reporting to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 2014 training camp tomorrow, one of the most solid positions on the depth chart, despite offseason changes, is at cornerback. Against a pass-heavy division with Drew Brees, Matt Ryan, and Cam Newton as opposing quarterbacks, the Bucs needed to upgrade their secondary. Head coach Lovie Smith did that and much more. Darrelle Revis was...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucs fielding a top 10 defense this season

I am not drinking the Tampa Bay Kool-Aid nor am I throwing caution to the wind in believing the 2014 Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be fielding an upper echelon NFL defense. Don’t be deceived by last year’s won-loss record or the Bucs closing with the 21st ranked defense in the NFL. The Bucs front office made many significant decisions at the end of the 2013 season that will be rewarded...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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