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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Training Camp: Rookie QB Jameis Winston Generating Excitement
August 6th, 2015 at 9:00 PM
It’s a given that Jameis Winston has a lot to absorb in his first NFL training camp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but the rookie quarterback, who has had an up-and-down first week of camp, is demonstrating a penchant for learning from his mistakes. ***PHOTO1*** After struggling with interceptions earlier in the...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Place C.J. Wilson on Reserve/Retired List
July 26th, 2015 at 4:13 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Friday that they have placed cornerback C.J. Wilson on the Reserve/Retired List. Wilson suffered a severe hand injury in a Fourth of July accident, losing two fingers. ***PHOTO1*** “We know this process has been difficult for C.J. and respect his decision to step away from football,”...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers to Utilize Virtual Reality Technology at Training Camp
July 22nd, 2015 at 8:53 AM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will begin using the SIDEKIQ simulator football software developed by EON Sports VR as a supplement to their on-field work for quarterbacks when the team reports back for training camp beginning on Aug. 1. ***PHOTO1*** “We are excited to be coming in on the front end of this...

Leslie Frazier Confident in Defensive Unit Buccaneers Will Field Next Season
May 21st, 2015 at 7:46 PM
Leslie Frazier, defensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, addressed the media this week, saying he believes that the defensive line Tampa Bay will field next season could be one of the best in the NFL. ***PHOTO1*** “Any time you have Gerald McCoy on your team, you have to brag,” Frazier said....

Jameis Winston Gets in First Workout as a Member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
May 9th, 2015 at 6:38 PM
Jameis Winston made his first appearance in an orange Buccaneers practice jersey at One Buc Place May 8 as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicked of their two-day rookie mini-camp. The No. 1 overall pick in the recent NFL Draft, Winston was admittedly anxious in his first practice as a pro. ***PHOTO1*** “I...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Announce Roster for Rookie Mini-Camp
May 8th, 2015 at 9:01 AM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have announced the 55-man roster for the team’s rookie mini-camp, which gets underway today. The mini-camp will mark Jameis Winston’s first appearance in a Bucs uniform. ***PHOTO1*** "One thing about being a good leader is you have to have good followers too," Winston said on Buccaneers.com."I look forward...

Strong Pro Day Performance Bolsters Stock of Jameis Winston
March 31st, 2015 at 9:39 PM
Jameis Winston likely bolstered his stock ahead of this year’s NFL draft with an impressive performance at Florida State’s annual pro day March 31. ***PHOTO1*** In front of representatives from all 32 NFL teams, Winston, widely considered the No. 1 pick in the draft, threw a whopping 102 passes, completing 91 of...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Hire Paul Spicer as Assistant Defensive Line Coach
February 26th, 2015 at 5:39 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that they have named Paul Spicer assistant defensive line coach. Spicer will work with defensive line coach Joe Cullen. Spicer entered the league as a player with the Detroit Lions in 1999, before spending the majority of the next eight seasons (2000-08) with the Jacksonville...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Contacted Florida State About Jameis Winston
February 25th, 2015 at 8:58 PM
Florida State head football coach Jimbo Fisher appeared on NFL Network’s “NFL AM” Wednesday morning and said that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have contacted FSU about Jameis Winston. ***PHOTO1*** The Buccaneers have the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft, and the fact that the organization reached out to Fisher...

Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota Bolster Their Stock at NFL Scouting Combine
February 22nd, 2015 at 12:10 AM
With Tampa Bay Buccaneers general Manager Jason Licht and head coach Lovie Smtih watching closely, Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota both looked sharp at the NFL Scouting Combine on Saturday. Widely considered the top two picks in this year’s draft, the quarterbacks went through their paces at Lucas Oil Stadium where...

Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota Set to Impress at NFL Scouting Combine
February 20th, 2015 at 6:35 PM
With the first overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have much to learn between the NFL Scouting Combine, which kicked off today at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, and the April draft. Will it be Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota? That is the commonly asked...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Likely to Feature a More Balanced Offense in 2015
February 6th, 2015 at 9:38 AM
With Super Bowl XLIX pulling the curtain down on the 2014-15 season, fans of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers can turn their attention to next year. With the No. 1 overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft and two new coaching hires, the Bucs are retooling in an effort to...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Set Offseason Calendar
January 27th, 2015 at 7:26 PM
It promises to be a busy offseason for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With scouts and coaches building a roster with an eye toward the future, there is plenty of work to accomplish between now and the NFL Draft in Chicago on April 30, where the Buccaneers will have the first...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Name Mike Bajakian New Quarterbacks Coach
January 23rd, 2015 at 3:58 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced on Friday that they have named Mike Bajakian the new quarterbacks coach. Bajakian, who takes over for Marcus Arroyo, comes to Tampa Bay from the University of Tennessee, where he was the team’s offensive coordinator the past two seasons. The Volunteers won the 2105 Taxslayer Bowl...

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tony Dungy and John Lynch Among Hall of Fame Finalists Again
January 9th, 2015 at 10:17 AM
The NFL announced on Thursday that former Buccaneers head coach Tony Dungy and safety John Lynch were among the 15 finalists who will be considered for election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame when the Hall’s Selection Committee meets in Phoenix on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. ***PHOTO1*** “Last year, it was...

Buccaneers Hire Falcons OC Dirk Koetter as Offensive Coordinator for 2015 Season
January 8th, 2015 at 7:58 PM
When Jeff Tedford stepped down as the offensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Lovie Smith wanted to find someone to work with his offense and he didn't have to look too far out of the division to find that guy. ***PHOTO1*** Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network has reported that the...

Lovie Smith, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Fall Short of Expectations
January 2nd, 2015 at 5:04 PM
Much was expected of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Lovie Smith’s first year as head coach. Smith and general manager Jason Licht indicated at the beginning of the season that the Buccaneers were built to win immediately. What transpired, however, had all the makings of a rebuilding year. ***PHOTO1*** Smith, the 10th...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Seek First Division Win in Week 15 Test Against Carolina Panthers
December 10th, 2014 at 5:28 PM
The reeling Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be out to avenge a Week 1 loss at home to the Carolina Panthers when they travel to Bank of America Stadium Sunday in search of their first win of the year against an NFC South opponent. ***PHOTO1*** “[The division has] been off, but we’re going...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Lovie Smith and Josh McCown Set for Return to Soldier Field
November 20th, 2014 at 11:04 PM
The 2-8 Tampa Bay Buccaneers will hit the road for a Week 12 clash with the 4-6 Chicago Bears on Sunday in a matchup that features a pair of familiar faces returning to Soldier Field. Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith and quarterback Josh McCown return to Chicago to take on...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Continue to Search for Answers as Losses Mount
November 12th, 2014 at 9:10 PM
Head coach Lovie Smith’s first season at the helm of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has gone awry in more ways than one, and the 1-8 Buccaneers are in the NFC South cellar as they prepare for their Week 11 test against the Washington Redskins. ***PHOTO1*** The reasons for the dismal record are...