Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wiretap

Jets, Chargers, Buccaneers To Work Out Marcus Mariota

Mar 28, 2015 2:19 PM

The New York Jets, San Diego Chargers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers plan on working out Marcus Mariota.

Mariota has a wide draft range from No. 1 to No. 10.

Jameis Winston is expected to be the first quarterback selected.

Bryan Fischer/NFL.com

Tags: New York Jets, San Diego Chargers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Draft, Draft Misc, Misc Rumor

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Buccaneers Receive Trade Interest In Mike Glennon

Mar 26, 2015 2:14 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are receiving trade calls about the availability of Mike Glennon.

The Buccaneers are widely expected to select Jameis Winston with the first overall pick.

"We've had the first pick and we've been taking calls for a long period of time, and I assume that would go right up until the draft," Smith said, per the Tampa Bay Times. "Yes, specifically on Glennon."

The Cleveland Browns and Buffalo Bills are two teams that could have interest in Glennon.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

Tags: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Buccaneers' Ownership Approves Drafting Winston Or Mariota

Mar 25, 2015 12:08 PM

Joel Glazer, co-chairman of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has approved drafting Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota with the No. 1 overall selection.

Glazer is confident Lovie Smith and Jason Licht will make the right selection come April 30 in Chicago.

"With anybody we're looking to draft, we do an extensive amount of work on their background, history and all that," Glazer told the newspaper. "We spent time with Jameis and Marcus and went into everything into their background. After everything we've done and where we're at right now, we're comfortable where Jameis is at, we're comfortable with Marcus or whoever else it could be."

Winston is widely expected to be the Buccaneers' selection.



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

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Several Teams Concerned Marcus Mariota Prefers Fit Over Going 1st

Mar 20, 2015 4:58 PM

Marcus Mariota recently said the prospect of being the first player selected in the 2015 NFL Draft wasn't a "huge thing" for him.

According to Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report, “more than a few teams” have taken issue with the statement.

Here is the question Mariota was asked by Buccaneers.com writer Scott Smith:

“The draft’s just a little bit ahead now. If the Buccaneers did make that pick, that would be the first pick in the draft, something only a few men every year have a shot at. Is that something that’s important to you?

Here was Mariota’s response:

“You know, being the first pick, to me, it’s not a huge thing. You know, I’d love to play for the Bucs. But that being said, you know, I think if you find a team that wants you, that’s going to be the right team. I’m looking forward to kind of marketing myself and finding that team.”

Mike Freeman/Bleacher Report (via PFT)

Tags: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans

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Greg Hardy To Choose Between Cowboys, Buccaneers

Mar 18, 2015 11:55 AM

Greg Hardy will choose between the Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to his agent Drew Rosenhaus.

Hardy is undergoing a physical on Wednesday.

Hardy, 26, was a 2013 Pro Bowl selection after leading Carolina with 15 sacks, tying a team single-season record.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Carolina Panthers, Dallas Cowboys, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Bengals Sign Michael Johnson To Four-Year, $20M Deal

Mar 16, 2015 12:16 PM

Michael Johnson has agreed to return to the Cincinnati Bengals on a four-year, $20 million deal.

Johnson signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last March, but was released this offseason. The Buccaneers paid Johnson $16 million for just 14 games.

The Bengals are still due a compensatory pick from the Buccaneers and now get Johnson back as well.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Tags: Cincinnati Bengals, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Henry Melton, Chris Conte Sign With Buccaneers

Mar 12, 2015 11:09 AM

Henry Melton and Chris Conte has signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Both Melton and Conte have ties to Lovie Smith.

Melton, a defensive tackle, played last season for the Dallas Cowboys.

Conte's arrival means the Buccaneers will likely part ways with Dashon Goldson at safety.

Pat Yasinskas/ESPN

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

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Buccaneers Release Michael Johnson

Mar 11, 2015 3:40 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will release Michael Johnson.

Johnson was one of the biggest free agency signings of 2014.

Johnson is owed $7 million still from the Buccaneers.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

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

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Cardinals, Colts, Cowboys, Chargers, Bucs On Adrian Peterson's List

Mar 4, 2015 4:59 PM

Adrian Peterson would consider a restructuring of his contract to help facilitate a trade.

"All the options are open," Nelson Peterson said of those scenarios. "There's no doors closed on anything at this time. … Adrian will come back from this with a vengeance. He plays hard anyway, but he's got an extra chip on his shoulder. He will bounce back from this."

Peterson would prefer a move to the Arizona Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, Dallas Cowboys, San Diego Chargers or Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings are meeting on Wednesday to discuss next steps.


Charles Robinson/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys, Indianapolis Colts, Minnesota Vikings, San Diego Chargers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Jameis Winston Spending Three Days Meeting With Buccaneers

Mar 3, 2015 10:48 AM

Jameis Winston is visiting with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a three-day visit.

The move might be unprecedented in how early it is occurring in the draft process.

Winston began meeting with the Buccaneers on Monday and they're scheduled to go through Wednesday.

They are largely with Buccaneers ownership, the Glazer family, and the trip is being called billed as "Glazer-centric" by another source.


Draft prospects typically don't begin visiting teams until April.

Marcus Mariota is expected to also visit the Buccaneers sometime in the next month.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

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

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Vincent Jackson To Remain With Buccaneers On Same Deal
Vincent Jackson will return to the Buccaneers in 2015 at his base salary of $9.78 million.

Dan Hanzus/NFL.com

Jameis Winston Undergoing Tests On Shoulder
Jameis 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

Buccaneers Release Josh McCown
Josh 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.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

Seahawks Have Best Super Bowl 50 Odds
The Seahawks, Patriots and Packers have the best odds of winning the Super Bowl next season.


Eagles Will Try To Move Up For Marcus Mariota
The Eagles have the 20th overall pick and Marcus Mariota is expected to be one of the first five selections.

Mark Eckel/Trenton Times

Rod Marinelli Agrees To Remain With Cowboys
There were reports that Rod Marinelli could leave the Cowboys for the Buccaneers to reunite with Lovie Smith.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Rod Marinelli Expected To Leave Cowboys For Buccaneers
Rod Marinelli is without a contract for 2015 and could reunite with Lovie Smith.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Buccaneers Hire Dirk Koetter As Offensive Coordinator
Dirk Koetter had spent the previous three seasons with the Falcons and will join Lovie Smith with Tampa Bay.

Pat Yasinskas/ESPN

Jameis Winston Leaves Florida State For NFL Draft
Todd McShay believes Jameis Winston is a better NFL prospect than Marcus Mariota.

David M. Hale/ESPN

Jameis Winston Won't Announce Decision Until After Championship
Jameis Winston 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

Bills Request Interview With Greg Roman
Greg Roman previously interviewed this offseason with the Buccaneers for their offensive coordinator job.

Paul Gutierrez/ESPN

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