BUCCANEERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Should the Buccaneers be happy with J.R. Sweezy?

Sweezy wasn’t dominant before he joined the Bucs, and is coming off an injury. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers got a ‘free’ new player this offseason: veteran right guard J.R. Sweezy, who missed last season with a back injury after signing a five-year, $35.5 million deal with the Bucs. Sweezy will start at right guard this season, barring injury, which adds a little security to...
Via Bucs Nation
1 hour ago

Dirk Koetter: Bucs’ kicking competition is tense, and that’s good

Buccaneers practice went silent last week as second-year kicker Roberto Aguayo continued to struggle, suggesting that the players and coaches in Tampa realize they’re watching a young kicker show he’s not up to the pressure of the NFL. But Bucs coach Dirk Koetter says he welcomes the tension. Koetter said veteran Nick Folk was brought…
Via Pro Football Talk
8 hours ago

Headlines: Week 2 of OTAs on Deck

A sampling of media reports on the Buccaneers today.
Via Buccaneers.com
14 hours ago

Roberto Aguayo in danger of losing kicker job with Bucs

Roberto Aguayo could be in danger of losing his job as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ placekicker a year after the team moved up in the draft to select the kicker in the second round.Not only did the Bucs sign Nick Folk for $750,000 guaranteed to bring some competition at the position, but The Tampa Bay Times’ Rick Stroud says Folk was also better with some kicks during the week.According...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

J.R. Sweezy is back at right guard, and looking good

Looks like the Bucs will finally get to see Sweezy play. When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed J.R. Sweezy to a five-year, $32.5 million contract, they envisioned him playing left guard opposite Ali Marpet, with Joe Hawley or Evan Smith at center. One year later, and things look very different. Ali Marpet has moved to center, Kevin Pamphile is at left guard because Sweezy missed...
Via Bucs Nation
2 days ago

The Chris Godwin hype is starting early for the Buccaneers

Godwin has been standing out in OTAs. OTAs have been pretty quiet for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers—nothing groundbreaking, no big injuries, no massive disappointments. Other than Roberto Aguayo, maybe. So forgive me for indulging in a bit of premature fanboying: Chris Godwin has looked really, really good by all accounts. Roy Cummings of Florida Football Insiders called him “one...
Via Bucs Nation
3 days ago

Buccaneers Honor Military Families

Buccaneers host military men and women for the 3rd Annual General H. Norman Schwarzkpof Awards
Via Buccaneers.com
3 days ago

Buccaneers sign second-rounder Justin Evans

The Buccaneers waited a while before signing their draft picks, but they have made quick work of it since getting the ball rolling. First-round pick O.J. Howard signed his deal on Monday, three more picks agreed to terms on Tuesday and the team announced on Thursday that second-round safety Justin Evans has signed his contract…
Via Pro Football Talk
4 days ago

Doug Martin: Rehab ‘turned a negative into a positive’

Going back to the end of 2016, the road has been rough for Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin. Thanks to a positive drug test, he was suspended for four games at the end of the 2016 season, which will spill into 2017.As a result of the positive drug test, Martin went to rehab. On Thursday, he called the trip a success, even going as far as to say that it “turned a negative...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dirk Koetter criticizes Bucs’ Twitter for trolling Falcons

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Atlanta Falcons got into a friendly Twitter joust Wednesday, with the end result being the Bucs account trolling the Falcons with a 28-3 reference.As you might be aware, that represents the score of Super Bowl LI before the Falcons allowed the New England Patriots to make an historic comeback and win the game. It’s not the first time we’ve seen this...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers, Jaguars to Have Joint Training Camp Practices in 2017

The two teams will come together for joint practices for the second year in a row.
Via Buccaneers.com
4 days ago

Buccaneers sign first-round pick O.J. Howard

Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs publicly challenging Jackson to earn big paycheck

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed DeSean Jackson to a three-year, $33.5 million contract this offseason, and they want to make sure he is as focused as possible heading into his first season with the team.Bucs offensive coordinator Todd Monken is expecting Jackson to be a “great player” given how much money the 30-year-old wide receiver is making, and he has not been shy about...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

What to expect from O.J Howard on offense for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may have come away with the biggest steal in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Falling all the way down to pick number 19, the Bucs selected the tight end from Alabama, O.J. Howard. While this year presented a very deep class at the position, there is no doubt that Howard is a top-five talent in this draft and is one of the most likely prospects to make...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers WR makes $11 per hour moonlighting as a driver

Most people look at NFL players and see them as being financially secure. Those seven- and eight-figure annual contracts. Mansions. Endorsements with some of the biggest companies the world has to offer. Luxury cars. The great night life. It’s something those on the outside are surely envious of.But it’s important to note that there’s just a few handful of players earning that...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers sign veteran QB Ryan Fitzpatrick

Ryan Fitzpatrick had an abysmal year with the New York Jets in 2016, but that does not mean the veteran quarterback is ready to call it a career.The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced on Friday that they have signed Fitzpatrick to a contract. After throwing for nearly 4,000 yards and 31 touchdowns in a career year back in 2015, Fitzpatrick was awful in 14 games with the Jets last season...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Offensive line: the Tampa Bay Buccaneers bedrock to success

Offensive lines consist of a center, guards, and tackles whose tasks are to run blocking and pass blocking. A great offensive line defends their territory and their playmaker – the quarterback. In essence, they have to become a healthy, progressive and alert wall. A wall that defends the border (line of scrimmage) between the opposing team. The line of scrimmage is their battleground...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2017 Season Schedule

The 2017 season schedule is finally here for all to see with excitement through the roof for Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans heading into one of the most highly anticipated seasons in recent memory. There is no denying that the Bucs haven’t been a good football team for quite some time now but the fortune of the franchise is now heading in the opposite direction. Led by young superstars...
Via isportsweb.com
April 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Why the Buccaneers could make for one of the best ‘Hard Knocks’ seasons ever

On Wednesday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers held a random press conference to officially announce that the team will be the focus of the upcoming season of HBO’s Hard Knocks. After three straight brutal seasons of the show which featured Jared Goff not knowing where the sun sets and rises, J.J. Watt working out as much as possible and Mike Smith wearing Tevas, the Bucs should have an...
Via The Comeback
April 20, 2017  |  Discuss
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