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Buccaneers miss out on compensatory draft picks, again

The NFL just announced the 2017 NFL draft distribution of compensatory draft picks, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will once again not have any — unsurprisingly. Compensatory draft picks are added to the end of rounds, and awarded based on net free agency losses. The highest compensatory pick a team can receive is a third-rounder, which happens when a top-tier free agent leaves...
Via Bucs Nation
13 hours ago

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
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Buccaneers could add a lot of different receivers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are heading for free agency, as is the rest of the NFL. Which also means writers get lots and lots of opportunities to analyze what they should do. Today: the always interesting Bill Barnwell of ESPN (and formerly Football Outsiders), who went through every team in the NFL, division by division, listing their top 5 offseason moves. Barnwell has one no-brainer...
Via Bucs Nation
20 hours ago

Alterraun Verner says he’s already getting calls from other teams

The Buccaneers released cornerback Alterraun Verner on Thursday afternoon, creating $6.5 million in cap space for themselves and giving Verner a head start on free agency to find a new team. During an appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio with Jim Miller and Pat Kerwin shortly after his departure from Tampa became official, Verner said he…
Via Pro Football Talk
1 day ago

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cut Alterraun Verner, creating huge need at cornerback

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made a somewhat surprising move today when the decided to cut Alterraun Verner. The Bucs originally signed Verner to a four-year $26 million contract back in 2014. He would have made about $7 million in what would have been the final year of his deal. Verner fell out of favor in Tampa Bay this season, rarely making it onto the field. Verner may not have...
Via EndZoneScore
1 day ago

Buccaneers release CB Alterraun Verner to save cap room

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released cornerback Alterraun Verner on Thursday. Verner, 28, played for the Bucs from 2014-16, appearing in 46 games with 23 starts, totaling 141 tackles, 20 passes defensed, four interceptions, three forced fumbles and a half sack. He was a high-priced free agent in 2014, leaving Tennessee for a four-year, $25.5 million contact. Tampa...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers cut CB Verner, save $6.5 million against cap

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released cornerback Alterraun Verner on Thursday. Verner, 28, played for the Bucs from 2014-16, appearing in 46 games with 23 starts, totaling 141 tackles, 20 passes defensed, four interceptions, three forced fumbles and a half sack. He was a high-priced free agent in 2014, leaving Tennessee for a four-year, $25.5 million contact. Tampa...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers cutting cornerback Alterraun Verner

Once again, a guy who was once an early free agent big-ticket signing has found his way to the unemployment line. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Bucs are releasing cornerback Alterraun Verner. It was 2014 when the Bucs made Verner a splash signing, but since then, they found a new flavor…
Via Pro Football Talk
1 day ago

Buccaneers Release Alterraun Verner

Veteran CB Alterraun Verner played three seasons in Tampa and had one year left on the contract he signed as an unrestricted free agent in 2014.
Via Buccaneers.com
1 day ago

The Buccaneers could cut Doug Martin as a cap casualty

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers don’t quite need more cap space, and they have a lot of options to add some if they really need to — cutting Alterraun Verner, for instance. One move that seemed unthinkable last year but is entirely possible now is moving on from Doug Martin, though. That’s what SB Nation’s Christian D’Andrea suggests could happen to the former Pro Bowler, whose...
Via Bucs Nation
1 day ago

PFF: Grimes NFL's Best vs. Double Move

Pro Football Focus has graded Buccaneers CB Brent Grimes as the NFL's best corner against the double move.
Via Buccaneers.com
1 day ago

Jameis Winston explains 'poor word choice' in speech to grade schoolers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston has apologized for making “a poor word choice” during an appearance at a St. Petersburg, Fla., elementary school Wednesday. During a motivational portion of his talk, he called on boys to stand up and girls to sit down, then advised boys to be “strong” and girls to be “silent, polite, gentle.” His words, according to the...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Winston criticized for giving sexist speech to schoolchildren

Giving back to the community is always something NFL players should be proud of, but Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston may find himself taking a lot of heat over a portion of a speech he gave to a group of elementary school students this week.Tom Jones of the Tampa Bay Times was in attendance Wednesday when Winston spoke for 40 minutes to third-, fourth- and fifth-graders...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jameis Winston endorses DeSean Jackson to Buccaneers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been discussed as a possible destination for free agent receiver DeSean Jackson. Quarterback Jameis Winston approves of the idea.“I’ve met him before, and we want DeSean. You better believe we want DeSean here,” Winston said per Greg Auman of Tampabay.com. “I think he would be a great asset to our team. Me growing up an Eagles fan, seeing what...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Free agency decisions: Tampa Bay Buccaneers should re-sign Bradley McDougald

Bradley McDougald has had to work for everything throughout his NFL career. After going undrafted back in 2013, McDougald became the starting free safety for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the 2015 season. He battled during every snap in training camp, and earned the job outright. He is now well respected around the league, but is also about to enter free agency. McDougald has...
Via EndZoneScore
2 days ago

Should the Tampa Bay Buccaneers go after DeSean Jackson?

After their first winning season in five years, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers view themselves as a team on the cusp of joining the postseason for the first time since 2007. With young pieces Jameis Winston, Mike Evans, Gerald McCoy, and Lavonte David already on board the Bucs are legitimately a few moves away from being perennial contenders in the NFC. Finding a number two receiver opposite...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: DeSean Jackson could join Bucs in free agency

DeSean Jackson is one of the more intriguing NFL free agents this spring, and he could be eyeing an up-and-coming NFC team as his next landing spot.After spending six years with the Philadelphia Eagles, Jackson was released by Chip Kelly before the 2014 season. The Washington Redskins happily signed him, and he’s spent the past three years catching bombs from Robert Griffin III...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Former NFL CB Shawn Springs is now a CEO at a startup aiming to make football safer

Former NFL cornerback Shawn Springs went from being a first-round draft pick of the Seattle Seahawks in 1997 to the CEO of a startup company that is creating new helmet technology.Springs, who spent three years analyzing the helmet industry, has utilized parts of baby car seats as a means for a protective foam. The Crash Cloud system consists of airbags that are lightweight and...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Bucs have not given up on Doug Martin

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may not be ready to give up on Doug Martin just yet.Florida Football Insiders’ Roy Cummings discussed Martin’s situation with the Bucs in an article published on Wednesday. In the article, Cummings says the Bucs plan to play the situation out with Martin before deciding what to do with him.Martin, 28, was suspended four games for violating the league’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Which free agents should the Tampa Bay Buccaneers retain?

In year two of the Jameis Winston era, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers improved mightily going 9-7 and fighting until the last week of the regular season for a playoff berth. Unfortunately, they lost out on that last playoff spot to the Detroit Lions in a crazy tiebreaker. Now heading into the off-season with some momentum to build upon, head coach Dirk Koetter and general manager Jason...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets reportedly ‘have their eyes on’ QB Mike Glennon

Again in need of a quarterback, the New York Jets are looking at some veteran options.According to Connor Hughes of NJ.com, the Jets “seem to have their eyes on” Mike Glennon, who is set to become an unrestricted free agent.The 2013 Tampa Bay Buccaneers draft pick has 30 career touchdown passes to 15 interceptions, though his quarterback rating consistently hovered around 50...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every head coach in the history of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Dating back to their founding as an expansion team in 1976, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have had 11 coaches in NFL franchise history. This list includes one coach who lead the team to a Super Bowl victory. While the team has had only a few seasons of success, they appear off to a good start with the new coach. How many of the leaders of the Buccaneers can you name?Clue: Years Active
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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