BUCCANEERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Social: Best of Bucs, June 23

The top social media posts from Buccaneers players this week.
Via Buccaneers.com
5 hours ago

Relying on Doug Martin isn’t that big of a risk

The Buccaneers have more options than the Muscle Hamster. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers took a few risks this offseason, as they always have to do. Many think that one of those risks was not addressing their offensive line, I would suggest that they could have done more about their pass rush. Bleacher Report’s Sean Tomlinson, though, thinks their biggest risk is relying on Doug Martin...
Via Bucs Nation
13 hours ago

Bucs' 2002 Team Among NFL's Best in Past 30 Years

The Buccaneers' championship team has been selected as one of the top teams of the past 30 years.
Via Buccaneers.com
20 hours ago

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 3 Reasons Jameis Winston is an MVP candidate

Via FOX Sports
20 hours ago

Buccaneers have one of the toughest schedules of 2017

Good offenses and bad defenses suggest a lot of shootouts. There’s a lot of optimism surrounding the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but also a lot of skepticism. Most of that skepticism comes from the analytics community, whose statistical models don’t look particularly favorable on the Bucs. There are many reasons for that, but one of them is that they’re projected to have a really...
Via Bucs Nation
1 day ago

Jameis Winston tired of hearing other QBs names listed above his

In terms of greatness, Jameis Winston has yet to reach the pinnacle of his profession. However, that hasn’t stopped the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback from dreaming about being the game’s greatest quarterback.Even before being drafted, he made it clear he was aiming to supplant the GOAT, Tom Brady, rather than compete with his fellow rookie, Marcus Mariota.“I’m out here...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Derek Carr’s five-year, $125 million extension bodes well for Jameis Winston

Winston’s going to make a lot of money. Even more than he is now. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are going to have to pony up for Jameis Winston at some point in the next three years. And that’s going to be really expensive: Derek Carr just signed a five-year, $125 million extension with the Oakland Raiders—as reported yesterday by ESPN’s Adam Schefter. That $25 million per year...
Via Bucs Nation
1 day ago

Dirk Koetter won’t necessarily be saving a seat for Doug Martin

At a time when Buccaneers running back Doug Martin has received plenty of praise for his work during the offseason, his coach has opted for pragmatism regarding the things that will, or won’t, happen when Martin returns from the final three games of his PED suspension. Asked during an appearance on the Ira Kaufman Podcast,…
Via Pro Football Talk
2 days ago

Alterraun Verner thinks he’ll find a team this summer

When last we heard about free agent cornerback Alterraun Verner, he was working out for the Jaguars in hopes of finding a home for the 2017 season. That workout did not result in a contract and a report from Jacksonville said that Verner, who was released by the Buccaneers early in the offseason, was not…
Via Pro Football Talk
2 days ago

Headlines: Excitement Building in Tampa Bay

A sampling of media reports on the Buccaneers today.
Via Buccaneers.com
2 days ago

Box Score 6/21: Summer of NBA trades heats up

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while making sure our agent has all the proper trade clauses (including demands for travel pizza and beer) in our contract. Happy birthday today to Richard Jefferson, Merlakia Jones, Derrick Coleman and Rick Sutcliffe. On...
Via Yardbarker
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Doug Martin focused on return to form

Via FOX Sports
3 days ago

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2017 Up-and-Comer: DE Noah Spence

Each NFL season, every team has a player that bears a little added attention. So which performer could turn the corner for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in ’17? Welcome to yet another 32-team series from End Zone Score. In recent months, we took the time to look at each club’s best offseason addition. We even dabbled into some pertinent and historical numbers. Every NFL season features...
Via EndZoneScore
4 days ago

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Robert Ayers poised for career year

Via FOX Sports
5 days ago

Bucs GM: Doug Martin looks more like his 2015 self

All of the reports coming out of Tampa Bay Buccaneers camp indicate nothing but good things for running back Doug Martin.NFL Network’s Mike Garofolo relayed word from Tampa Bay general manager Jason Licht with yet another positive report on Martin, who ended last season suspended for a violation of the NFL drug policy.“I had a conversation with [Licht]. He said, ‘[Martin] looks...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs head coach on Jameis Winston's progression: "Not where he wants to be"

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter is not one to mince words. He will let players know where they stand. He’ll also tell the media what is going on.Following an early wrap-up of minicamp on Thursday, Koetter spoke about young franchise quarterback Jameis Winston. The reviews were mixed.“I would say Jameis is different in that he knows he can play in the NFL. He knows...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WR Mike Evans eager to help Buccaneers end playoff drought

Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Jets parting ways with Eric Decker

The New York Jets continue to clean house.The Jets are parting ways with veteran wide receiver Eric Decker, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports. Schefter says the team has told the wide receiver they will either trade or release him this week.News of the Jets’ split with Decker comes the same day the team surprisingly announced the release of veteran linebacker Davis Harris.The Jets...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

What to watch for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers heading into the season

After increasingly better seasons, this offseason is feeling like the time that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers need to build on making a playoff appearance. Jameis Winston, their young leader came into the league in 2014 as a rookie, after a successful collegiate career. With three seasons under his belt, it’s now time for Winston to prove he can lead this team on into the playoffs in...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Chris Godwin’s Fantasy Football Outlook

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made it a priority this off-season to surround Jameis Winston with better offensive weapons, when they signed DeSean Jackson and drafted Chris Godwin in the third round of the 2017 Draft. The team also drafted former-Alabama tight end O.J. Howard in the first round, adding to Winston’s passing options. From a fantasy perspective, this amount of talent on...
Via isportsweb.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

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
29 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
May 22, 2017  |  Discuss
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