BUCCANEERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Buccaneers Waive Eight Players

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Friday that they’ve placed eight players on waivers including: WR Andre Davis, LB Darius Eubanks, G Antoine Everett, S Gerod Holliman, DT Derrick Lott, S Kimario McFadden, LB Jermauria Rasco and CB C.J. Roberts. Davis, 22, originally signed on with the Bills as an undrafted free agent out of South Florida back in May of last year. He was...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
15 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Bucs played it safe with Hargreaves selection

Picking high in the first round of the NFL Draft should land you a sure-fire, guaranteed impact type of starter on either side of the ball. That could have been the case for the Buccaneers Thursday night but instead went the safe route by trading down and selecting Florida cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III. Let me start off by saying this is in no way discrediting Hargreaves...
Via The Bay Cave
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

New Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Vernon Hargreaves III

After swapping their ninth overall draft pick for the Chicago Bears’ number 11 selection on Thursday night, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III out of Florida. When Tampa Bay’s original selection rolled around at number nine, they were in an interesting position. Two of the drafts elite talents were still available but with red flags attached; UCLA...
Via isportsweb.com
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers trade down, snag Florida CB Vernon Hargreaves III at No. 11

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have selected Florida cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III with the 11th pick in the NFL draft.The selection Thursday night addresses one of the biggest needs for a team that went 6-10 last season and hasn't made the playoffs since 2007. It also sets the tone for what figures to be an effort to bolster the defense over the final two days of...
Via Associated Press
17 hours 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
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Select Vernon Hargreaves III No. 11 Overall

The 2016 NFL Draft is now in full swing. We’ve already had some surprises and some trades, adding to the drama of the draft. One of the trades – between the Bears and the Bucs – moved Tampa Bay from No. 9 to No. 11, where Vernon Hargreaves III’s name was called. Round: 1 Pick: 11 With the #11 pick (from the @ChicagoBears), the @TBBuccaneers select CB Vernon Hargreaves III...
Via College Spun
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Buccaneers pick Vernon Hargreaves III

After the trade with the Tennessee Titans, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers went down to the 11th pick in this years NFL Draft and selected a shocking, impressive and intense football player in Vernon Hargreaves! We all saw it coming for months at this point, but the Buccaneers made a big pick in Vernon and it’s a good pick well used. While he may not have the size advantage, Hargreaves...
Via cover32
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bucs add hometown cornerback Hargreaves at No. 11

The Buccaneers used the No. 11 pick in the NFL Draft to select cornerback Vernon Hargreaves. Going defense makes sense for the Buccaneers, who last year got their quarterback in Jameis Winston and three other starters from the draft. Hargreaves will immediately see action for a defense tasked with slowing NFC South quarterbacks Cam Newton,…
Via Pro Football Talk
18 hours ago

Buccaneers Draft Day Rumblings: 2016 NFL Draft

The 2016 NFL Draft is hours away. Later on this evening, the Bucs will wait their turn for the ninth overall selection as they watch potential targets fall off their boards ahead of them — much different from last year’s first overall pick. Here are some rumblings you need to know on draft day Thursday. (Will be updated throughout the day.) Will Jalen Ramsey slide?Florida...
Via The Bay Cave
1 day ago  |  Discuss

DRAFT DAY! 2016- Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Whats in store? Look to the recent past.

Will it be Vernon Hargreaves of Florida, CB who fancies himself a Tampa man through and through? Or do the Bucs draft another DE from Clemson? Shouldn’t there be a limit on those; once per decade (that would actually work still). Or are you in the clubhouse of a radical departure from the norm and expected: A Wide Receiver to bolster the Bucs biggest weapon in Jameis Winston? No...
Via Buc Stop
1 day ago  |  Discuss

George Johnson hopes for rebound season with Bucs

After posting six sacks with the Detroit Lions in 2014, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded for defensive end George Johnson and gave him a three-year, $7 million contract. However, Johnson didn’t come close to matching that production in his first season back in Tampa Bay. According to the Tampa Bay Times, Johnson is hoping to…
Via Pro Football Talk
1 day ago

Bucs CB: Jameis Winston is not ‘fat’ anymore

Fresh off a last-place finish in the NFC South that saw head coach Lovie Smith shown the door, at least the Buccaneers can rest easy knowing that their prized young quarterback is in prime playing shape heading into next season. Former Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston appears to have slimmed down some this offseason, and it has definitely caught the attention of his teammates...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bucs get some love from Beyonce at the end of her 'Lemonade' special

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers got quite the thrill when they were given "special thanks" at the end of Beyonce's special "Lemonade" this weekend. And who could blame them when one of the biggest stars in entertainment gives you a quick shout-out.But what connection do the Bucs have to Beyonce? A team representative told TMZ Sports that the recognition had more to do with Beyonce's husband...
Via Fox Sports
2 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Armed with franchise QB, Buccaneers looking for pieces to take next step

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are confident they're on the verge of becoming relevant again.Jameis Winston believes it. So do coach Dirk Koetter and general manager Jason Licht, the tandem trying to provide the young quarterback with everything he needs to lead the team back to prominence.Winston is coming off a strong rookie season after being the No. 1 overall pick...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Signing RB Storm Johnson To A Two-Year Deal

The Buccaneers are signing RB Storm Johnson to a two-year contract on Monday, according to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times. Johnson was among eight players who tried out for the Bengals a few months ago. However, Cincinnati didn’t sign him to a contract. Johnson, 23, is a former seventh-round pick of the Jaguars back in 2014. He managed to make the 53-man roster in his rookie...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Draft Primer

As we approach the NFL Draft this Thursday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, along with the other 31 teams, are putting the finishing touches on their draft boards. They’ve conducted their final prospect analyses, checked and double-checked medical reports on injured players, and maybe sent out a few trade feelers to see about moving up or down. With GMs and coaches around the league...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Buccaneers pursue Josh Norman?

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit As Josh Norman became a free agent, many teams jumped on the opportunity to sign...
Via cover32
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers: Josh Norman is a free agent

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit The Tampa Bay Buccaneers tweeted out this right after Josh Norman was made a free...
Via cover32
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking down the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2016 schedule

The NFL released the league’s 2016 schedule last week, so we can now start to get a sense of how the season might take shape. It’s still too early to perform much hardcore analysis of the schedule, but we can look at trends and try to find easy stretches during the season or identify potentially dangerous games. Let’s take a look at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ schedule and...
Via isportsweb.com
11 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
14 days ago  |  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
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Jameis Winston would take pay cut to play with Jalen Ramsey

In the world of false promises and hollow statements, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston wins going away. Entering his first full offseason in the NFL, Winston is letting it be known that he’d be in favor of taking a pay cut in order for the Buccaneers to draft his former teammate, Florida State defensive back Jalen Ramsey: “We (FSU) definitely have the best...
Via Sportsnaut
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Grade A- in Free Agency

While it may be closer to a B+, I give it higher because the Bucs didn’t break the bank for a diva or trouble maker. Instead, Jason Licht has meticulously augmented the Bucs roster with some key additions on both sides of the ball, and well go over them here. 1) BRENT GRIMES- A+ Not only have the Bucs added a corner with some “Juice”, but there is a good chance the Bucs...
Via Buc Stop
29 days ago  |  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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