BUCCANEERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Scouting Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Noah Spence

In continuation of my series of scouting reports on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 2016 rookie class, I took a look at former Eastern Kentucky and Ohio State defensive end Noah Spence. At one point in time, Spence was thought of as a potential top ten pick, but then he was banned for life from the Big Ten and forced to transfer due to multiple failed drug tests. After getting clean...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vegas bettor places $9,000 on Tampa Bay Buccaneers to win Super Bowl

Every year, we hear a story of an over eager sports fan placing a large sum of money on one team’s unlikely chances of winning the championship. It looks like it is all on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this year. One Las Vegas bettor decided it would be a good idea to place a $9,000 bet on the Bucs’ 60-1 odds to win Super Bowl LI this year. The bet came on Thursday at the William...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers OC: I was ‘dead wrong’ about Jameis Winston

New Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Todd Monken admits he was “dead wrong” about his initial impression of second-year quarterback Jameis Winston. “I think that’s one thing that’s a misnomer,” Monken said, via the Tampa Bay Times. “I think from the outside you would’ve looked at it with all the things that were publicized in the past about him and who...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers had first-round grade on kicker Roberto Aguayo

When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded up in the second round to land kicker Roberto Aguayo out of Florida State, the move was met with widespread amusement, if not downright knee-slapping laughter. After all, kickers are usually late-round picks, if not undrafted free agents. It’s a good thing, then, that the Bucs didn’t draft him in Round 1, which is the value they attributed...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers OC admits he was 'dead wrong' about Jameis Winston

Jameis Winston has blossomed into a great young quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. As a rookie, he made the Pro Bowl thanks to 4,042 yards and 22 touchdowns to go along with great leadership on the field. Maturity wasn't always a given for Winston, though.He had several off-field question marks while at Florida State, including the time he was cited for shoplifting crab legs...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Waive K Patrick Murray

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced that they have placed K Patrick Murray on waivers Thursday. It’s clear that second-round K Roberto Aguayo is going to be their guy for the foreseeable future, so this shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. Murray, 24, signed on with the Buccaneers on a future/reserve back in January of 2014. However, he wasn’t able to make the 53-man roster...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Smith has high praise for Jameis Winston

Mike Smith has only been with the Buccaneers since mid January when new Head Coach Dirk Koetter named him the teams defensive coordinator. He’s only had a few chances to work against the teams offense, but has had nothing but praise for QB Jameis Winston and thinks going against him in practice will help improve a defense that struggled last season under the guidance of Leslie...
Via The Bay Cave
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Winston, others named to an All-Under 25 Team

The love is continuing to flow in for the Tampa Bay franchise. USA Today’s Steve Ruiz released his “All-Under 25” team to highlight the best young players in the NFL, and three Buccaneers made the cut. Franchise quarterback Jameis Winston, WR Mike Evans, and LB Kwon Alexander all were selected to the team. Winston was listed as the starting quarterback, with Tennessee Titans...
Via The Bay Cave
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL.com projects 3 Bucs inside the top 100 rookies

  The Bucs have been getting a lot of mixed reviews about their draft day from the media, and NFL.com recently gave them some love by projecting 3 Buccaneers to be inside the top 100 rookies for the 2016-2017 season. Those 3 players are CB Vernon Hargreaves III, DE Noah Spence, and The Bay Cave’s favorite kicker, Roberto Aguayo. The full article on all of the projected top...
Via The Bay Cave
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Sign DT A.J. Francis, Waive DL Davon Coleman

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Tuesday that they have signed DT A.J. Francis to a contract. The Buccaneers also waived DL Davon Coleman. Francis, 26, signed on with the Dolphins as an undrafted free agent out of Maryland back in 2013. He was unable to make the 53-man roster during his rookie and was waived at the start of the season. After brief stints with the Patriots...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Scouting Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ CB Vernon Hargreaves

Right after the 2016 NFL Draft, I wrote a piece giving a little summary of each of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ selections. Now that I’ve had time to go deeper and really watch the tape on each of the players, I’m going to be providing more in-depth scouting reports on the newest additions to the team. We’ll start with first-round pick Vernon Hargreaves out of Florida and work...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers agree to terms with 2nd-round pick Noah Spence

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed rookie defensive end Noah Spence, one of the team's two second-round picks in last month's NFL draft. Terms of the agreement Thursday were not released. Spence played at Eastern Kentucky and was the 39th overall selection. He began his college career at Ohio State and transferred because of off-field issues. The Bucs also signed...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers sign 2nd-round draft pick Noah Spence

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed rookie defensive end Noah Spence, one of the team's two second-round picks in last month's NFL draft. Terms of the agreement Thursday were not released. Spence played at Eastern Kentucky and was the 39th overall selection. He began his college career at Ohio State and transferred because of off-field issues. The Bucs also...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Sign DE Noah Spence To A Four-Year Deal

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Thursday that they’ve signed second-round DE Noah Spence to a four-year contract. Spence wound up being selected with the No. 39 overall pick by the Buccaneers. There was talk that he could end up being a first-round pick, considering that some evaluators believed he was the best pure pass-rusher in the draft. However, the Buccaneers manged...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers gets the nod for most improved in NFC South

The free agency period has come and gone.  The 2016 NFL draft has come and gone.  Many teams made major moves, while others did nothing to improve their team.  One thing that is for certain, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were the most improved team in the NFC South. Major upgrades were done for the Bucs.  The Bucs ranked 10th in defense last season and 16th in pass defense.  That...
Via EndZoneScore
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Top five players in Tampa Bay Buccaneers history

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers came into the NFL as one of the expansion teams in the mid-1970s. After three years of absolute obscurity, including an 0-14 record their first year in the league, the team was playing for a spot in the Super Bowl in 1979. While they didn’t turn that into  a ton of success over the next two decades, when they got back to the conference championship game...
Via Campus Sports Net
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Vernon Hargreaves III, Buccaneers agree to rookie deal

Another first-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft has signed his rookie deal. On Friday morning, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Vernon Hargreaves III, the team’s No. 11 overall pick, has agreed to terms on his rookie contract. Per usual, Hargreaves contract is a four-year deal with a fifth-year team option. Hargreaves becomes the third member of the Buccaneers’ 2016 rookie class...
Via Campus Sports Net
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Evaluating Tampa Bay Bucs Draft and post Draft

Some say you can’t grade a draft until many years after its over. This is not true, you can grade a draft at any point of time you want, your grade simply can only reflect that time period and nothing more. You can grade a draft immediately after, and that grade is only good for immediately after. What people mean to say is, you can only give a FINAL GRADE several years after the...
Via Buc Stop
20 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL GM rips Bucs for taking kicker in second round

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded up in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft to take a kicker. The Bucs took Florida State kicker Roberto Aguayo with the 59th overall selection. It was the highest a kicker has been chosen in the NFL Draft since the New York Jets took Mike Nugent at No. 47 overall in 2004. He’s the ninth kicker to be chosen in the first two rounds of the common...
Via College Spun
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Vernon Hargreaves III To Wear No. 28 With Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Former Florida cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the No. 11 overall pick during the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft Thursday night.  On Friday, the Bucs announced that the former Gator – who won’t have to go far – will wear No. 28 in Tampa Bay. VH3 wearing 28 with #Bucs pic.twitter.com/I79nqCRmYa — Matt Baker (@MBakerTBTimes...
Via College Spun
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Swamp fever: Tampa Bay selects Gators Vernon Hargreaves III

Playing in the NFC South, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers  needed to shore up their secondary as they face Cam Newton, Drew Brees and Matt Ryan twice a year.  First, the Bucs signed free agent Brent Grimes and now with the 11th pick, the Bucs select Florida’s Vernon Hargreaves III. Hargreaves III speed has been in questioned but make no mistake, he will be an effective cornerback in...
Via EndZoneScore
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Evans to Jameis Winston: ‘What happened to the belly?’

Jameis Winston committed himself to getting into much better shape before his second NFL season, and it appears the hard work he’s put in is paying dividends. So much so, in fact, it prompted one of Winston’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers teammates to crack a joke about how much better he looks. Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans couldn’t help but marvel at Winston’s much-improved appearance...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Hope Solo will play in Olympics despite Zika virus threat

Hope Solo expressed compunction about playing in the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro this August because of the threat of the Zika virus, but it appears she has decided to play for Team USA. “If I had to make the choice today, I wouldn’t go [to the Olympics],” Solo said back in early February. Two months later, Solo has decided to play with the US. She said in a statement...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Jameis Winston on efforts to get in better shape: ‘I look good’

The word out of Florida indicates Jameis Winston has dedicated himself to being in much better shape ahead of his second NFL season, with reports suggesting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback appeared “perceptively leaner” during the first day of offseason workouts on Monday. “I do believe I get better every single day and I look good,” Winston said, via Rick Stroud...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Doug Martin likely to leave Buccaneers in free agency

By Michael Dixon Fans of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who want to see running back Doug Martin return to the franchise in 2016 were dealt a bit of bad news by Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune. Rough Waters ahead? RB Doug Martin more likely to sign with a team other than #Bucs on first day of free agency, per a league source. — Roy Cummings (@RCummingsTBO) February 25, 2016...
Via Sportsnaut
February 25, 2016  |  Discuss
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