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Kwon Alexander Facing Four-Game PED Suspension

Nov 22, 2015 12:44 PM

Kwon Alexander is facing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs.

Alexander is in his rookie season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after he was a fourth round selection.

Alexander ranks second on the Buccaneers this season in tackles.

Alexander will still play in Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles because the suspension isn't expected to be handed down until Monday.


Tags: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Suspension

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Bucs' Offense Youngest In NFL History

Sep 10, 2015 1:38 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are set to become the first team since the merger in 1970 to start the first game of the season with five offensive players 22 years or younger.

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 Smith.

Adam Schefter, Chris Mortensen/ESPN

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Gosder Cherilus Signs Two-Year Deal With Buccaneers

Aug 18, 2015 11:21 AM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed to sign Gosder Cherilus to a two-year deal worth as much as $7 million.

The Buccaneers needed to make a move at tackle following Demar Dotson's injury.

Cherilus, who was the Indianapolis Colts' starter at right tackle the past two seasons, was released by the team the past month.

Pat Yasinskas/ESPN

Tags: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Lavonte David, Buccaneers Agree To Five-Year, $50.25M Deal

Aug 10, 2015 12:25 AM

Lavonte David has agreed to a five-year contract extension with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers worth $50.25 million on Sunday, according to sources. 

The new deal will include $25 million in guaranteed money, sources said.

David is heading into the final year of his rookie contract and the Bucs have made it clear all along they wanted to keep him for the long term. 


Tags: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

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Doug Martin Currently Buccaneers' Top Running Back

Aug 4, 2015 3:05 AM

Doug Martin is currently the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' lead running back.

"We talked about being able to establish the run. Doug will be the lead guy doing that, so it's very important that we open up some holes and let him do his thing," Lovie Smith said via the Tampa Bay Times.

Martin had a great rookie season but has struggled ever since with injuries and ineffectiveness.

Bobby Rainey outperformed Martin last season.

Gregg Rosenthal/NFL.com

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C.J. Wilson Released From Hospital After Fireworks' Accident

Jul 13, 2015 11:32 PM

C.J. Wilson of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was released from a hospital on Friday after losing two fingers in a fireworks accident.

Wilson underwent at least two surgeries on his hand while hospitalized at the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The cornerback's father, Curtis Wilson Sr., appearing on Charlotte's WBTV last week, said the fireworks did not pop out of the canister when they exploded. He said his son lost his index and middle fingers off of one of his hands.

Wilson Sr. was asked by WBTV how the injury might affect his son's career.

"For me, that really doesn't matter. My son is alive, so God took care of him as far as that. I guess we'll cross that bridge later on down the road," he told the television station last week.

The accident occurred in Wilson's hometown of Lincolnton, North Carolina, on July 4.

Adam Caplan/ESPN

Tags: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Injury

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Jameis Winston Trying To Lose Weight Before Training Camp

Jun 27, 2015 9:56 AM

Jameis Winston is hoping to lose some weight to get into better shape heading into his first NFL training camp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

"Trying to lose some weight, try to get back skinny," he said of his plans. "Right now I'm 238 (pounds), I'm trying to be my redshirt freshman year (weight), about 230. I mean, learn that playbook too, man, you can never go wrong with that."

Winston's weight was a topic for the media and fans earlier in the year, but he looked impressive during workouts.


Kevin Patra/NFL.com

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Buccaneers Using Virtual Reality To Help Develop Jameis Winston

Jun 19, 2015 12:54 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will use a virtual reality system to help Jameis Winston develop his decision-making.

"It might be good for Jameis," offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter said. "He is a film junkie. We have looked into that."

The system helps players develop the ability to keep up with the rapid pace of the NFL.

"I visualize the concept and go through my reads with no one out there," Winston told FOX Sports of his current methods. "I haven't done any virtual things. I know the Cowboys have got it."

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

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Buccaneers Claim Tim Wright

Jun 13, 2015 1:13 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have claimed Tim Wright off waivers.

The Buccaneers traded Wright to the New England Patriots last August and he was waived by the franchise this week.

Wright caught six touchdowns for the Patriots.

While Wright did play at Rutgers, a program near and dear to Bill Belichick's heart, he probably wasn't going to keep a roster spot over Scott Chandler, the productive veteran from Buffalo who signed with New England in March.

Conor Orr/NFL.com

Tags: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Waiver

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Jameis Winston Working Out With Bucs' No. 2 Offense

Jun 5, 2015 12:13 PM

Jameis Winston is the presumptive starting quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this season, but he worked out with the No. 2 offense on Thursday.

Lovie Smith will make Winston earn the starting job from Mike Glennon.

"Jameis and everybody else have to earn their position," Smith said, via the Tampa Bay Times. "Jameis is getting his first-team reps. You guys are here on Thursday, and Wednesday he was with the first group then. Don't look too much into that. We just want the guys we think can play to get reps, and we want them to work with a lot of different combinations.

"Jameis is right on schedule. We're not disappointed or anything like that in him."

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

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Buccaneers Claim D.J. Swearinger
D.J. Swearinger will likely start alongside Chris Conte at safety.

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Jameis Winston Countersues Accuser
Jameis Winston is countersuing Kinsman for defamation, defamation per se and tortious interference with prospective business advantage.

Patrick Nohe/Tomahawk Nation

Buccaneers Had Marcus Mariota Rated No. 2
Peter King incorrectly reported the final big board of the Buccaneers.

Scott Reynolds/Pewter Report

Buccaneers Decline Fifth-Year Option On Doug Martin
Doug Martin will be eligible for free agency in 2016.

Pat Yasinskas/ESPN

Bucs' Contract Forbids Jameis Winston From Playing Baseball
A relief pitcher, Jameis Winston was taken in the 15th round of the 2012 MLB draft.

Peter King/Sports Illustrated

Buccaneers Asked Jameis Winston To Delete Crab Legs Photo
Jameis Winston posted the photo wearing a Buccaneers' jersey and hat after he was drafted by the Buccaneers.

Darin Gantt/Pro Football Talk

Eagles Could Bypass Titans At No. 2 With Buccaneers' Trade
The Buccaneers are planning on taking Jameis Winston, but receiving multiple pieces for the first overall pick would allow Lovie Smith and Jason Licht to quickly rebuild an entire team.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Leonard Williams Believes He Should Go First Overall
Leonard Williams is rated by RealGM's Jeff Risdon as the top overall prospect in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Buccaneers Conducted Extensive Vetting Of Jameis Winston
Jason Licht said the Buccaneers "spoke to upwards of 75 people" about Jameis Winston.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Jets Secretly Worked Out Marcus Mariota At Facility
The Jets, Buccaneers and Titans are the three teams to have worked out Marcus Mariota at both their own practice facility and on Oregon's campus.

Albert Breer/NFL.com

Cardinals, Buccaneers, Jaguars In Running For Peterson; Cowboys Out
The number of teams who realistically might trade for Adrian Peterson are less than what has been previously reported.

Charles Robinson/Yahoo! Sports

Cardinals, Falcons, Cowboys, Jags, Chargers, Bucs In Mix For Peterson
The Vikings could entice a team to trade for Adrian Peterson once Melvin Gordon and Todd Gurley are drafted.

Chris Tomasson/Pioneer Press

Titans Like Jameis Winston At No. 2 If Buccaneers Pass
The Titans have done their homework on Jameis Winston, and the team feels he "checks out."

Paul Kuharsky/ESPN

Lions Trade George Johnson To Buccaneers, Dropping Grievance
As part of the deal, the two teams will exchange unspecified late-round draft picks.

Pat Yasinskas/ESPN

Mike Mayock Moves Mariota Ahead Of Winston On Draft Board
Jameis Winston has been widely considered the top prospect in the 2015 NFL Draft, but Mike Mayock prefers Marcus Mariota.

Bryan Fischer/NFL.com

George Johnson Signs Three-Year Deal With Buccaneers
George Johnson had six sacks last season with the Lions.

Gregg Rosenthal/NFL.com

Buccaneers In Oregon For Private Marcus Mariota Workout
Tampa Bay owns the first overall pick and appears to be zeroing in on Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota.

Mike Huguenin/NFL.com

Dashon Goldson Traded By Buccaneers To Washington
Dashon Goldson was signed to a five-year, $41 million contract in 2013.

Pat Yasinskas/ESPN

Jameis Winston Declares Himself Best Player In Draft
Jameis Winston threw 102 passes, completing all but 10 of them at his pro day.

Pat Yasinskas/ESPN

Jets, Chargers, Buccaneers To Work Out Marcus Mariota
Marcus Mariota has a wide draft range from No. 1 to No. 10.

Bryan Fischer/NFL.com

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