NFL Notes: Rule Changes, Buccaneers, Falcons, & Patriots

Rule Changes The NFL announced released the list of changes the NFL competition committee is considering for next year. Modifying what is reviewable under instant replay Exploring processes and procedures of how a medical timeout would work Discussing banning the chop block Ensuring that the review process covers what was called on the field and does not create new fouls Refining...
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NFL Notes: Vincent Jackson, Vet Combine, Browns, & Eagles

Vincent Jackson Jason La Canfora reports that while the Buccaneers tried to trade veteran WR Vincent Jackson at the trade deadline last year, they’re aren’t fielding offers for him at this point in time. La Canfora writes that it looks like he’ll be back for the 2015 season. One last note about Jackson, sources tell La Canfora that he will not agree to a pay cut. Veteran...
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Miami Dolphins prefer offense in first round and other NFL news/rumors

The NFL Combine is winding down and as I mentioned in my news and rumors post from last week, a flurry of activity takes place during the week between front offices and agents for hundreds of players throughout the league. Here are the latest news and rumors coming out of Indianapolis, Indiana.The Dolphins coaching staff would prefer to draft an offensive player in the first round...
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Report: Vincent Jackson Staying with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

News that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers reportedly want to keep veteran wideout Vincent Jackson with the team in 2015 comes on the heels of finding out that the Cardinals have closed a deal to keep Larry Fitzgerald in Arizona. Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht indicated on Wednesday that the team will bring Jackson back in 2015. Licht says Jackson will be back in 2016: "Absolutely...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith likes Jameis Winston at No. 1

John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith said Wednesday at the NFL scouting combine that he would be comfortable with selecting Jameis Winston with the No. 1 overall pick. The 2013 Heisman Trophy winner had some off-field issues at Florida State, but he wasn’t charged with any crime stemming from an allegation of sexual assault. “You look...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Tampa Bay Buccaneers pursue a WR in free agency?

If the NFL truly is a pass-happy league, then there are two parts to making that equation work. First, a team has to have a good quarterback; without someone to throw the ball to the right place at the right time, nothing else about the passing game will work. But second, a franchise must have people on the receiving end of those passes who can make plays; without teammates to catch...
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Tampa Bay Bucs: Draft Questions and Concerns

Draft History Although it’s been a while since the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have owned the first overall draft pick, they owned it six times between 1976 and 1987 and have an interesting history with the pick. In their first ever draft in 1976 the Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted Lee Roy Selmon. Selmon appeared in six Pro Bowls as a member of the Buccaneers while also being named the...
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Buccaneers Draft Targets: Slot Receiver

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers experienced a myriad of issues in 2014, but production from the wide receiver position was not such an issue. For the first time in franchise history the team had two receivers record 1,000-yard seasons. Rookie sensation Mike Evans caught 65 passes for 1,051 yards and a franchise-record 12 touchdowns while reliable veteran Vincent Jackson caught 70 passes...
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Will Mark Sanchez end up with the Buccaneers?

The Philadelphia Eagles saw starting quarterback Nick Foles go down with a broken collarbone early on this past season, and they had to turn to backup quarterback Mark Sanchez. Sanchez didn’t have a great history as a starting quarterback, but he stepped up and came through with a very nice season and nearly led the Eagles to the playoffs. According to Bleacher Report, Sanchez...
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Five high-priced wide receivers potentially set to be released

The NFL already has a strong group of wide receivers set to potentially hit the free agent market next month. While Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas aren’t likely to ever see the light of day, the likes of Jeremy Maclin and Torrey Smith should headline a solid group. In addition to that, these five veterans could very well be joining the others on the open market next month. Here...
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Bucs will ask Vincent Jackson to take a pay cut

Tampa Bay is expected to be busy this offseason once again and so far it appears to be that way.  The Buccaneers are reportedly set to ask veteran wide receiver Vincent Jackson. That according to Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole. Jackson is scheduled to make $9.8 million in 2015. Jackson, 32, was instrumental in helping 2014 rookie wide receiver Mike Evans burst on to the scene...
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Buccaneers release QB Josh McCown

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced on Wednesday that they have released veteran quarterback Josh McCown, who started 11 of the team’s 16 games last season, including the final eight. McCown signed with Tampa as an unrestricted free agent last March after three years with the Chicago Bears – including two under current Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith. Wednesday’s release...
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2014 NFL Season Review: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Touches, Targets and Team Summary

A season which started with much hope with Lovie Smith at the helm was quickly turned on its head in Tampa Bay. From a fantasy perspective, though, all was not lost as the team produced a pair of useful wideouts and offered contributors on a less regular basis at other positions. Indeed, the receivers were the players of interest. Veteran Vincent Jackson saw a steep drop off in...
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January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Vincent Jackson suffers groin injury, doubtful to return against Saints

Buccaneers receiver Vincent Jackson left Sunday’s game against the Saints with a groin injury and is doubtful to return. That will finish out the season of Jackson who had one catch for 11 yards in the game. He finishes the season with 70 receptions for 1,002 yards and two touchdowns. He has cleared 1,000 yards in each of his three seasons with the Buccaneers. Jackson is set...
December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

No fly zone in Bengals defense

CINCINNATI -- Jimmy Graham, Andre Johnson and Vincent Jackson have made their NFL careers catching the long ball and providing deep threats for their quarterbacks. All three were virtually invisible against the Bengals in the last three games. The forward pass and the big plays that passing attacks can produce is everything in the NFL these days. It hasn't been much for the Bengals...
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December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucs return to form in loss to Chicago

The Bucs played a bad Bears on Sunday and they showed hoe much worse they are than their opponent.  This week was different from last, where the Buccaneers were unable to capitalize on Chicago’s miscues like they did against Washington. Crucial turnovers in the third quarter by Josh McCown (sack/fumble, interception) and Vincent Jackson (fumble inside the red zone) cost the...
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November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Buccaneers will seek offers for Vincent Jackson and Doug Martin after season

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will try to unload running back Doug Martin after the season and wide receiver Vincent Jackson could also be moved according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. It is no secret that the Buccaneers were listening to trade offers for Martin and Jackson at the deadline but never player was moved. Jackson’s deal is quite reasonable as he is set to make just over $9...
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucs Could Field Trade Offers For Doug Martin & Vincent Jackson During Offseason

ESPN’s Adam Schefter expects the Buccaneers to once again be heavily involved in trade talks during the offseason. Schefter reports that although the Buccaneers did not trade RB Doug Martin before last week’s deadline, “multiple people around the league” believe Tampa Bay is still open to listening to trade offers for him after this season. Vincent Jackson was the most...
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November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles tried to trade for Vincent Jackson

According to Fox Sports insider Jay Glazer, the Philadelphia Eaglesattempted to acquire Pro Bowl receiver Vincent Jackson from the Philadelphia Eagles prior to the trade deadline last week. At the very least, this could be an indication that the offer Philadelphia may have sent Tampa Bay’s way wasn’t worth it for the Buccaneers. They were said to be asking for either a second...
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November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles Tried To Trade For Vincent Jackson, But Bucs Reportedly Declined

Jay Galzer of Fox Sports is reporting that the Eagles tried to acquire Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson via a trade before the deadline this past week. However, Tampa Bay reportedly declined the Eagles offer for Jackson. Glazer doesn’t say what the Eagles were offering for Jackson. This fits with a report from Ian Rapoport that mentioned that the Eagles, Patriots, Chiefs and Seahawks were amo...
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November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Vincent Jackson vs. Josh Gordon: Which wide receiver would you rather have?

On Sunday the Cleveland Browns will take the field against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Browns need a win to stay relevant in a very competitive AFC North race and the Bucs are struggling to salvage some dignity for their season. Who will win out? We’ll just have to wait and see, but we can decide another contest right here and now. Which number one wide receiver would you rather...
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October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Which wide receiver is better? Tampa’s Vincent Jackson or Cleveland’s Josh Gordon?

On Sunday the Cleveland Browns will take the field against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Browns need a win to stay relevant in a very competitive AFC North race and the Bucs are struggling to salvage some dignity for their season. Who will win out? We’ll just have to wait and see, but we can decide another contest right here and now. Which number one wide receiver would you rather...
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October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Trade Deadline Live: Vincent Jackson, Doug Martin Mentioned In Rumors

8:45 a.m.: The NFL trade deadline is upon us, which means we could be in for an exciting day. Then again, it also means nothing can happen. Deadline day in the NFL is unlike any of the other major sports. Whereas there’s plenty of movement across the other leagues, the NFL deadline is often a day with few deals being done and even fewer blockbusters. However, there are exceptions...
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Tim Wright: Buccaneers’ Vincent Jackson A ‘Great Person, Great Player’

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson already has a big fan on the New England Patriots. With the trade deadline looming on Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET, the Patriots have emerged as one of many teams who have expressed interest in acquiring the 6-foot-5, 241-pound receiver, according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport,which is welcoming news to Tim Wright. Wright, who New England...
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Vincent Jackson trade looking unlikely

A trade involving Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson is beginning to look unlikely. While there was some early speculation that the 31-year-old Jackson could land in Philadelphia or Seattle ESPN’s Chris Mortensen is the latest to say tht a deal will not be happening. Jackson is owed $10 million in guaranteed base salary and with the Buccaneers asking for a second...
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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