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Fans Boo As Buccaneers Rookie Kicker Struggles

Aug 24, 2016 8:44 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie kicker Roberto Aguayo struggled during Tuesday's joint practice with the Cleveland Browns, going 3-for-6 on field goal attempts.

Fans booed him loudly amid the struggles.

"He's struggling," Dirk Koetter said. "He's struggling a little bit right now. He's gotta work his way through it."

Aguayo missed an attempt from 35 yards and twice from 45 yards out. In two preseason games, he has missed two field goals and an extra point. During his entire time at FSU, he was 198-for-198 on extra points and only missed nine field goals in three years.

"We've talked to him. He knows what he has to do. He's working through it," said Koetter, directing all questions about possibly bringing in another kicker to general manager Jason Licht. "I wouldn't think that's an option, but that would be a question for Jason."

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Jameis Winston Has Lost 20 Pounds Ahead Of Camp

Jul 21, 2016 7:35 AM

Jameis Winston has lost 20 pounds this offseason, according to the quarterback's father.

Tim Grover, Winston's trainer, also posted a picture of Winston with a slimmer frame on social media.

He was heavily criticized entering the 2015 draft for being overweight and out of shape.


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Marvin Lewis Advises Dirk Dirk Koetter To 'Throw Deep'

Jun 27, 2016 7:17 AM

Marvin Lewis has some advice for longtime friend Dirk Koetter, who is in his first season as head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

"Throw deep," Koetter told the Idaho State Journal.

"I"m serious," Koetter added. "Marvin's a defensive coach. I'm an offensive coach. He said offenses don't throw deep enough."

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Lavonte David Believes Buccaneers Could Have 'Best Defense Ever'

Jun 3, 2016 7:19 AM

Lavonte David believes the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could have a special defense this season.

"I think we can be the best defense ever, to be honest. I'm going to go out there and say it," David said.

The 2002 Buccaneers allowed just 12.2 points per game en route to a Super Bowl win.

"Yeah, I'm going to say it. Put it on me. I'm going to say it," he said. "NFL history, Bucs history, anything. That's just the type of attitude we have."

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Buccaneers Had Winston 1A, Mariota 1B In 2015

May 22, 2016 4:15 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers struggled to make a decision between Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Tennessee Titans' general manager Jon Robinson was with the Buccaneers during that draft decision.

"I mean it was a tough decision in Tampa for us last year," Robinson told Jim Rome. "I was heavily involved in that process, and it really wasn't a 1-2, it was more of a 1a -- 1b, where we really couldn't go wrong with either player."

Robinson became sold on Mariota well before the 2015 draft.

"You notice good football players on the road when you're scouting, and he was a guy that had a quiet confidence about him that distributed the football well, that had a unique balance of arm talent and athleticism and just thought he was going to be a really good football player," Robinson said.

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Buccaneers Inspired By Belichick, Gostkowski In Selecting Kicker Early

May 20, 2016 8:12 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were inspired by Bill Belichick and Stephen Gostkowski for their decision to draft Roberto Aguayo in the second round.

The Buccaneers had a first-round grade on Aguayo.

"None of us had the kicker, Stephen Gostkowski, in our top 10 -- even though he was an excellent kicker," Jason Licht explained, via PewterReport.com. "After we were done, Bill said, 'Nobody wants to put Gostkowski in our top 10? Why, just because he's a kicker?' Bill made us 'rethink that' and he got his point across. He said, 'You tell me 10 other players that are more important than him'"

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Buccaneers Release Connor Barth After Selecting Kicker In 2nd Round

May 2, 2016 7:13 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have cut Connor Barth after selecting another kicker in the second round of the draft.

Roberto Aguayo became just the fourth kicker in the past 25 years to be selected in the second round or higher.

Barth made 23-of-28 FG attempts after replacing the ineffective Kyle Brindza.

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Buccaneers Would Like To Trade Or Extend Mike Glennon

Mar 30, 2016 11:41 AM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers would like to either extend the contract of Mike Glennon or trade him.

Glennon is one of the NFL's better backups at quarterback.

"We're open to discuss things, we have been open, we've been talking to a lot of teams," Jason Licht told Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio last week. "That's dwindled now to a few teams. We're still talking.

"At some point we're going to make a decision whether or not we're going to keep him. He's a super asset for us now. And when I say keep him, keep him now -- try to keep him long-term, extend him for a couple years. Having a backup quarterback that we think has starting ability is a huge asset for us."

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Doug Martin Re-Signs With Buccaneers On Five-Year, $35.75M Deal

Mar 9, 2016 2:28 PM

Doug Martin has agreed to re-sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a five-year, $35.75 million deal.

Martin had a return to form season in 2015 before hitting free agency.

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Logan Mankins Retires After 11 NFL Seasons

Mar 7, 2016 11:42 AM

Logan Mankins has retired from the NFL after 11 seasons.

Mankins spent the majority of his career (2005-13) with the New England Patriots but finished it with an impressive two-year coda with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers following a surprise trade just before the start of the 2014 campaign.

“It is always difficult losing a player of Logan’s caliber both on the field and in the locker room,” said Buccaneers General Manager Jason Licht, who swung the unexpected trade for the former first-team Associated Press All-Pro on August 26, 2014. “He is one of the toughest, most intelligent and skilled players at his position that I have seen in my years around this game. Logan distinguished himself as the ultimate professional over his 11-year career and he was an unquestioned leader for us over the past two seasons. His leadership, work ethic and selflessness played a key role in the development of our younger players and he set the standard which we use to evaluate all of our offensive linemen.”

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Buccaneers Optimistic On Re-Signing Doug Martin
Doug Martin had an outstanding season in 2015, rushing for 1,402 yards in his walk year.

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Doug Martin 'Hoping To Hit Jackpot' In Free Agency
Doug Martin had six rushing touchdowns and 271 receiving yards.

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Patriots, Panthers Have Best 2016 Super Bowl Odds (All Teams Listed)
The Broncos have the ninth best odds at 18-1.

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Buccaneers Not Interested In Trading Away Mike Glennon
Mike Glennon has previously been a starter at quarterback for the Buccaneers and is now Jameis Winston's backup.

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Buccaneers Hire Dirk Koetter As Head Coach
Dirk Koetter joined the Buccaneers last season as offensive coordinator after three seasons in the same job with the Falcons for the previous three seasons.

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Titans Hire Jon Robinson As General Manager
Jon Robinson has been director of college scouting for the Buccaneers since 2009.

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Dirk Koetter Considered Favorite For Buccaneers' Job
Jason Licht is heading the search for the Bucs' new head coach.

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Buccaneers Fire Lovie Smith As Head Coach
Lovie Smith went 6-10 this season after the Buccaneers drafted Jameis Winston first overall.


Washington To Hand Out 'You Like That?! Towels Before Playoff Game
Kirk Cousins made the phrase famous after a come from behind win in Week 7 against the Buccaneers.


Seahawks Lead NFL In DVOA For 4th Straight Season (Infographic)
The Seahawks, Bengals, Cardinals, Panthers and Chiefs finished the 2015 regular season in the top-10 in both Offensive and Defensive DVOA.

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Buccaneers Wouldn't Trade Jameis Winston For Any Other QB In NFL
Jason Licht said he "wouldn't trade (Jameis Winston) for another quarterback in the league."

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Joey Bosa, Paxton Lynch Go 1st, 2nd In First McShay Draft
Todd McShay has Joey Bosa going first overall to the Titans in his initial mock for the 2016 NFL Draft.

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Ohio State Hires Greg Schiano As Associate Head Coach, Co-DC
Greg Schiano has sat out of football following his dismissal by the Buccaneers in 2013.

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Kwon Alexander Facing Four-Game PED Suspension
Kwon Alexander ranks second on the Buccaneers this season in tackles.


Bucs' Offense Youngest In NFL History
Jameis Winston will start at quarterback, along with other potential offensive starters in wide receiver Mike Evans, tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, guard Ali Marpet and offensive tackle Donovan Sm

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Gosder Cherilus Signs Two-Year Deal With Buccaneers
The Buccaneers needed to make a move at tackle following Demar Dotson's injury.

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Lavonte David, Buccaneers Agree To Five-Year, $50.25M Deal
The new deal for Lavonte David includes $25M in guaranteed money, according to sources.


Doug Martin Currently Buccaneers' Top Running Back
Doug Martin had a great rookie season but has struggled ever since with injuries and ineffectiveness.

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C.J. Wilson Released From Hospital After Fireworks' Accident
C.J. Wilson lost his index and middle fingers off of one of his hands.

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Jameis Winston Trying To Lose Weight Before Training Camp
Jameis Winston's weight was a topic for the media and fans earlier in the year, but he looked impressive during workouts.

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