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Jameis Winston Undergoing Tests On Shoulder

Feb 20, 2015 2:16 PM

Jameis Winston is having his shoulder tested to determine why he's showing weakness in that area, which was discovered during combine medical exams.

Sources said Winston had electromyography to study a weakness in his shoulder that often can be caused by a nerve problem and can be treated through therapy, if necessary.


It is not unusual for players to have medical concerns re-examined with expansive testing at the combine. Winston not only has played quarterback at Florida State but also was a vital member of the Seminoles baseball team, primarily as a relief pitcher.

Chris Mortensen/ESPN

Tags: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Draft, Draft Misc, Injury

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Buccaneers Release Josh McCown

Feb 12, 2015 12:38 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released Josh McCown after one season.

McCown started 11 games in 2014, throwing 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions after signing a two-year, $10 million contract with the Bucs in March. 


The deal didn't have a signing bonus meaning the Buccaneers won't suffer a cap hit.

The Buccaneers will presumably take a quarterback with the first overall pick.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

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

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Seahawks Have Best Super Bowl 50 Odds

Feb 2, 2015 4:16 PM

The Seattle Seahawks are 5-1 favorites to win Super Bowl 50 next season.

Here are the Super Bowl 50 odds for all 32 teams:

Seahawks: 5-1
Patriots: 6-1
Packers: 6-1
Cowboys: 10-1
Colts: 12-1
Broncos: 12-1
49ers: 18-1
Eagles: 20-1
Steelers: 20-1
Lions: 22-1
Bengals: 25-1
Saints: 25-1
Cardinals: 30-1
Chiefs: 30-1
Ravens: 30-1
Chargers: 40-1
Giants: 40-1
Panthers: 40-1
Bears: 50-1
Dolphins: 50-1
Falcons: 50-1
Texans: 50-1
Bills: 60-1
Rams: 60-1
Vikings: 60-1
Browns: 75-1
Jets: 100-1
Raiders: 100-1
Washington: 100-1
Buccaneers: 150-1
Jaguars: 150-1
Titans: 250-1


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Eagles Will Try To Move Up For Marcus Mariota

Jan 20, 2015 8:09 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles plan on trying to move up in the 2015 NFL Draft to select Marcus Mariota.

The Eagles have the 20th overall pick and Mariota is expected to be one of the first five selections.

"From No. 20, it's certainly not going to be easy,'' said the person, who requested anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak on the subject. "It's probably going to take moving up twice to do it. There's going to be some wheeling and dealing involved.''


Chip Kelly coached Mariota at Oregon during his first two collegiate seasons.

Most recently, Kelly compared Mariota to future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning.


"Obviously, [with] my relationship with Coach Kelly, it'd be a lot of fun to be a part of that offense and be a part of that team," Mariota said.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have the top overall selection, while the Tennessee Titans own the second pick.

Mark Eckel/Trenton Times

Tags: Philadelphia Eagles, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans, Draft, Draft Misc, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Rod Marinelli Agrees To Remain With Cowboys

Jan 13, 2015 5:05 PM

The Dallas Cowboys have agreed upon a new contract with Rod Marinelli to remain as defensive coordinator.

There were reports that Marinelli could leave the Cowboys for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to reunite with Lovie Smith.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Misc Rumor

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Rod Marinelli Expected To Leave Cowboys For Buccaneers

Jan 11, 2015 7:31 PM

Rod Marinelli is expected to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, likely as the defensive coordinator. 

Marinelli is without a contract for 2015.

After Lovie Smith was fired by the Bears, Marinelli joined the Cowboys, serving as defensive line coach in 2013 and defensive coordinator in 2014.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Misc Rumor

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Buccaneers Hire Dirk Koetter As Offensive Coordinator

Jan 8, 2015 9:20 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have hired Dirk Koetter as their new offensive coordinator.

Koetter had spent the previous three seasons with the Atlanta Falcons. Prior to that, Koetter was the offensive coordinator in Jacksonville for five seasons. He also has been a college head coach at Boise State and Arizona State.

"I'm very excited to welcome Dirk to our staff," Lovie Smith said in a statement. "With over three decades of experience at both the college and the NFL level, Dirk has a proven track record as a top offensive coordinator. During his time in Atlanta, he led one of the most productive offenses in the league and I believe he will enjoy similar success here with the exciting young players we have on offense. It became very apparent early in our conversations that we share some of the same philosophies regarding the offensive side of the ball and I look forward to working with Dirk as we begin preparing for the 2015 season."

Pat Yasinskas/ESPN

Tags: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Misc Rumor

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Jameis Winston Leaves Florida State For NFL Draft

Jan 7, 2015 10:51 AM

Jameis Winston will leave Florida State for the 2015 NFL Draft, his father said Wednesday.

Initially, Antonor Winston said his son planned to wait until after the College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T to announce a decision, but instead, Jameis Winston came to a firm decision Tuesday night that he was ready to enter the NFL draft.

ESPN NFL Draft Insider Mel Kiper Jr. has Winston rated as the second-best quarterback behind 2014 Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota and the sixth player overall on his latest Big Board. Kiper believes that Winston has special pocket instincts and the necessary vision, size, arm strength and athleticism to make it in the NFL.

In a conference call with reporters Tuesday, ESPN's Todd McShay said he believes that Winston is a better pro prospect than Mariota.

"[Florida State quarterback] Jameis Winston, to me, is the better prospect,'' McShay said. "Marcus Mariota is still a very good prospect but needs developing. They both have a chance to be great. But they both come with red flags. Winston's red flags are off the field.''

David M. Hale/ESPN

Tags: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans, Draft, Draft Misc, Misc Rumor

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Jameis Winston Won't Announce Decision Until After Championship

Jan 6, 2015 4:06 PM

Jameis Winston won't announce a decision on whether he'll enter the NFL draft until after the College Football Playoff National Championship, his father said Tuesday.

Antonor Winston said the timetable for an announcement will be sometime after Monday.

The deadline for underclassmen to declare is Jan. 15.

Winston redshirted in 2012 as a true freshman, but in his two seasons of action, he threw for nearly 8,000 yards and 65 touchdowns, was 26-1 as a starter and won a Heisman Trophy and a national championship in 2013.

David M. Hale/ESPN

Tags: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans, Draft, Draft Misc

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Bills Request Interview With Greg Roman

Jan 6, 2015 10:54 AM

The Buffalo Bills requested permission to interview Greg Roman for their head coaching vacancy.

Roman was a sought after head coaching candidate in previous offseasons, but he became the target of frustration for fans of the San Francisco 49ers this season.

Roman previously interviewed this offseason with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for their offensive coordinator job.

Roman is not expected to return to the 49ers in 2015.

Paul Gutierrez/ESPN

Tags: Buffalo Bills, San Francisco 49ers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Misc Rumor

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Titans Deny Request From Buccaneers To Interview Mike Mularkey
Mike Mularkey is currently the Titans' tight end coach.

Pat Yasinskas/ESPN

Jameis Winston Offers No Hint On Decision
Jameis Winston has until Jan. 15 to declare for the NFL draft.

Andrea Adelson/ESPN

Buccaneers Deny Tanking For Top Draft Pick
Bucs head coach Lovie Smith strongly denies that the team tanked in the fourth quarter on Sunday.


Buccaneers Wrap 1st Overall Pick With Loss To Saints
The Buccaneers are guaranteed one of the top-two picks in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Christopher Dabe/Times-Picayune

Jeff Tedford Won't Return To Buccaneers In 2015
The Buccaneers will find a new offensive coordinator for the 2015 season.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Rams Acquire Mark Barron From Buccaneers
Jeff Fisher and the Rams have acquired Mark Barron.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Buccaneers Interested In Trading Doug Martin
Doug Martin is averaging just 2.9 yards per carry this season, rushing for 139 yards and a touchdown.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Gerald McCoy Agrees To $100M Extension With Buccaneers
Jason Licht and the Buccaneers have agreed upon a seven-year, $100 million extension with Gerald McCoy.

Jay Glazer/Fox Sports

Buccaneers Deny Fielding Trade Calls For Vincent Jackson
Vincent Jackson has been the Buccaneers' best offensive player over the past three seasons.

Chris Wesseling/NFL.com

Jeff Tedford Takes Indefinite Medical Leave From Buccaneers
Jeff Tedford has missed time early this season due to a heart procedure.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Buccaneers Work Out Terrelle Pryor
Terrelle Pryor started several games last season for the Raiders.

Field Yates/ESPN

Buccaneers In Good Position To Sign Gerald McCoy Long-Term
Gerald McCoy counts $15M against this year's cap (he makes $13M this season and Suh makes $12.6M), so his franchise tag would be more manageable.

Jason La Canfora/CBS Sports

Doug Martin Out For Week 2
Doug Martin has been dealing with a knee injury.

Jay Glazer/Fox Sports

Belichick, Carroll, Payton Considered Best HC's In NFL By Peers
Bill Belichick is ranked as the best coach in the NFL, according to a poll of 30 league insiders.

Mike Sando/ESPN

Patriots Trade Logan Mankins To Bucs For Tim Wright, Pick
The Patriots have traded Logan Mankins to the Buccaneers for a draft pick and Tim Wright.

Jay Glazer/Fox Sports

Da'Quan Bowers Could Be Cut By Buccaneers
Da'Quan Bowers is currently suffering from a groin strain.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Larry English Signs With Buccaneers
In Lovie Smith's 4-3 scheme, Larry English will move to defensive end and fight for playing time behind Adrian Clayborn and Michael Johnson.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Wilson, Luck, Rodgers, Watt Headline Barnwell's Trade Value List
Brill Barnwell has released his 2014 NFL Trade Value rankings, headlined by Russell Wilson at No. 1 and Andrew Luck at No. 2.

Bill Barnwell/Grantland

Mike Evans Attempting To Lose Weight Ahead Of Camp
Mike Evans missed time during his first month of offseason practice with a hamstring injury.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Buccaneers To Rotate Running Backs
Doug Martin had 1,454 yards rushing in 2012, but was injured in 2013.

John Breech/CBS Sports