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Fisher: Bucs trading up for kicker Aguayo was 'genius'

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — Jimbo Fisher believes the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' trade to draft kicker Roberto Aguayo in the second round was "genius." The Florida State coach watched the NCAA's most accurate kicker play a big...
  • 19 hr 35 min ago

Fisher: Bucs trading up for Roberto Aguayo was genius

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — Jimbo Fisher believes the Buccaneers' trade to draft kicker Roberto Aguayo in the second round was "genius." The FSU coach watched the NCAA's most accurate kicker play a big role on his team.
  • 19 hr 35 min ago

Belichick, Gostkowski inspired Roberto Aguayo pick

NFL.com (Wesseling, Chris) — Did Jason Licht's time with the Patriots lead to his controversial second-round selection of kicker Roberto Aguayo? Find out how Bill Belichick and Stephen Gostkowksi inspired the pick.
  • 4 days ago

Bucs OC Monken: 'Dead wrong' about Jameis Winston

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Todd Monken said learning about the young quarterback's personality changed how he views Jameis Winston.
  • 4 days ago

Children of ex-Bucs owner Culverhouse refuse to release mother's body as family feuds

Tampa Bay Online Joy Culverhouse's body has been kept at a Tampa funeral home while a battle plays out pitting her children against her grandson, who had power of attorney during the last years of her life.
  • 14 days ago
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Buccaneers sign No. 11 pick CB Vernon Hargreaves

NFL.com The Buccaneers traded down in the first round of the NFL Draft and still got the cornerback they wanted in Vernon Hargreaves. They got the No. 11 overall pick signed before the team's rookie...
  • 18 days ago
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Aguayo's expertise with 'mortar kicks' factor in Bucs' draft decision

Tampa Bay Online Roberto Aguayo's ability to kick off deep, and kick high to take advantage of new kickoff rules, was a factor in the Bucs moving up 15 spots to draft him in the second round.
  • 21 days ago
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Bucs sign 19 undrafted rookie free agents

Tampa Bay Online The Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday announced the signing of 19 undrafted free agents ahead of a three-day rookie minicamp that starts Friday. Here is the list of players: Running back Peyton...
  • 22 days ago
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Connor Barth cut after Buccaneers draft kicker

NFL.com (Hanzus, Dan) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Monday they have released Connor Barth, three days after the team traded up to draft kicker Roberto Aguayo in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft.
  • 22 days ago
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After drafting K Aguayo, Bucs set to cut Barth

Tampa Bay Online Connor Barth, who holds the Bucs team record with an 83.8 field-goal conversion rate, is expected to be released by the Bucs today, according to his agent, Robert Roche. The move comes after the...
  • 22 days ago
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Bucs DE Ayers could move inside with addition of Spence

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers chose not to add a defensive tackle during this year's draft, opting instead to stand pat on what some believe to be an area of need. But was defensive tackle...
  • 22 days ago
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Forget winners, losers; think NFL draft trends

Tampa Bay Online Figuring out who won or lost in an NFL draft takes years, not hours. Finding trends is a whole lot easier. Some were obvious, such as the love given Ohio State, and the disdain for 2015 bowl teams...
  • 22 days ago
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Bucs Notes: Lineman gets big kick out of mistake

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA - When Nigerian-born Caleb Benenoch first asked his mother to sign him up to play football, she was all in favor of it because she thought she was signing him up to play soccer. Benenoch...
  • 24 days ago
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Ira Kaufman grades teams' draft performances

Tampa Bay Online NFC SOUTH TAMPA BAY: GM Jason Licht wasn't afraid to massage the draft board, emerging with perhaps the three best prospects at their respective positions in CB Vernon Hargreaves, DE Noah Spence...
  • 24 days ago
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Draft over, Glennon remains as Bucs continues to fill its needs

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- When the three-day-long NFL draft finally reached its conclusion on Saturday afternoon, one of the more notable players wearing the pewter and red of Tampa Bay was not a player the...
  • 24 days ago
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Meet Dan Vitale, Bucs sixth-round draft pick

Tampa Bay Online Meet Dan Vitale POSITION: FB SCHOOL: Northwestern DRAFT PICK: Sixth round, No. 197 HEIGHT: 6-2 WEIGHT: 225 NOTABLE: 4-year starter who has lined up all over the field. ...Bucs coach Dirk Koetter...
  • 24 days ago
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Meet Devonte Bond, Bucs' sixth-round pick

Tampa Bay Online Meet Devante Bond POSITION: LB SCHOOL: Oklahoma DRAFT PICK: Sixth round, No. 183 HEIGHT: 6-1 WEIGHT: 235 NOTABLE: Played only one season of varsity football in high school before attending Sierra...
  • 24 days ago
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Bucs take UCLA offensive lineman Benenoch in fifth round

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- When Nigerian-born Caleb Benenoch first asked his mother to sign him up for football, she was all in favor of it because she thought she was signing her son up for soccer. Benenoch...
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Bucs take UCLA offensive lineman Benenoch in fifth round

Tampa Bay Online Meet Caleb Benenoch POSITION: Tackle SCHOOL: UCLA DRAFT PICK: 5th round, Pick 148 HEIGHT: 6-5 WEIGHT: 311 NOTABLE: Born in Nigeria and emigrated at the age of 8. ...Posted a 1.68 time in the...
  • 24 days ago
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Bucs draft CB Ryan Smith in fourth round

Tampa Bay Online TAMPA -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers continued to makeover their secondary on Saturday when they invested their fourth-round pick in the 2016 NFL draft on cornerback Ryan Smith. A small-school...
  • 24 days ago
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Blog Articles

Tampa Bay misses out on another three Super Bowl host opportunities

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Despite finally renovating Raymond James Stadium, the Tampa Bay area will not be hosting Super Bowls LIII (2019), LIV (2020) and LV (2020). Those will be heading to Atlanta, Miami (technically,...
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Four things we learned at OTAs today

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers started their OTAs today, and reporters were on hand to document the most important happenings. Here are four key things we learned today. The Bucs are mostly healthy,...
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Do the Buccaneers have a top ten quarterback situation for 2016?

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers hopefully fixed their quarterback problems last year, by drafting Jameis Winston in the first round of the 2015 NFL draft . Winston had a pretty good rookie season --...
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Glazers fire Louis Van Gaal, proving they're impatient everywhere

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Glazers fired Louis van Gaal yesterday, the head coach for Manchester United. You know, that other pro sports team that family owns. The one in England. The one that supposedly is taking...
  • 18 hr 45 min ago

Daily Bucs Links: OTAs are coming

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Here's your open thread for today. Social media can be a powerful tool for NFL rookies - SBNation.com It may not always be used responsibly, but when it is, it's a bridge to rookies' new...
  • 19 hr 32 min ago

Jimbo Fisher thinks drafting Roberto Aguayo in the second round was "genius"

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — It seems every day some new quote about Roberto Aguayo pops up somewhere. Drafting him in the second round may be the best thing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in terms of name recognition, if not...
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Watch: Jameis Winston talks about his first year with the Buccaneers

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers produced a nice video of Jameis Winston talking about his first year with the Bucs. Watch as he touches on being drafted, entertaining Special Olympians after practice,...
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The Buccaneers were interested in a tackle in the first round of the 2016 NFL draft

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers spent most of the 2016 NFL draft finally shoring up their defense, but things could have gone a little differently. According to Ronde Barber, the Buccaneers were...
  • 1 day 18 hr ago

Daily Bucs Links: Weekend news

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Here's your open thread for today. Future Super Bowl sites among topics at NFL meetings | The MMQB with Peter King Owners meet this week to discuss where SB 53-55 will be held and other...
  • 1 day 18 hr ago

NFL likely widening number of plays reviewable with instant replay

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The NFL is going to widen the number of plays that are reviewable with instant replay, Rick McKay  told Jarrett Bell of USA Today Sports . The chairman of the NFL's competition committee said...
  • 2 days ago

Buccaneers had fifth-best defensive 2016 NFL draft class

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — After two years of drafting almost nothing but offensive players, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers focused on defense in the 2016 NFL draft . With Vernon Hargreaves, Noah Spence and Ryan Smith , three...
  • 2 days ago

Daily Bucs Links: NFL in Vegas

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Here's your open thread for today. Oakland Raiders, Mark Davis explore move to Las Vegas | The MMQB with Peter King As Raiders owner Mark Davis flirts with Sin City, the question has been...
  • 2 days ago

Mike Smith will put players in the best position to succeed

Buc 'Em (Nobleskid) — If the words of Mike Smith are to be believed, Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans will witness something that they haven’t seen in four years. Although the previous two coaches—Greg Schiano and his...
  • 3 days ago

Daily Bucs Links: Luke Stocker's value

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Here's your open thread for today. Sorry Eric Decker, Tom Brady's suspension doesn't mean the AFC East is 'up for grabs' - SBNation.com Remember, Las Vegas actually gave the Patriots better...
  • 3 days ago

Buccaneers had first-round grades on seven draft picks in past two years

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have drafted seven players with first-round grades,  general manager Jason Licht told Pewter Report . Those seven players: Jameis Winston , Donovan Smith , Ali...
  • 4 days ago

The Pro Bowl is reportedly coming to Orlando

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The NFL has been looking for new places to host the Pro Bowl, and it seems it may be coming to Orlando next year. That's  according to a report by Nick Gryniewicz of ESPN Orlando from last...
  • 4 days ago

Blind praise for Jason Licht's draft day moves

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Jason Licht has done an outstanding job in the NFL draft over the past three years. He's consistently gotten quality players and multiple starters, and the results have been really good so far...
  • 4 days ago

The Buccaneers' most important addition this offseason

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers added a lot of players this offseason: Brent Grimes , Robert Ayers, J.R. Sweezy , re-signed Doug Martin , drafted Roberto Aguayo, Vernon Hargreaves and Noah Spence,...
  • 4 days ago

Daily Bucs Links: Coaches speak

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Here's your open thread for today. Retired 49ers LB Patrick Willis is now just another Silicon Valley tech geek - SBNation.com The former Pro Bowl linebacker has found a new career. Jaguars'...
  • 4 days ago

Buccaneers waive kicker Patrick Murray

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have waived kicker Patrick Murray , in the second most obvious of the year. The most obvious move was cutting Connor Barth. The Bucs drafted Roberto Aguayo in the...
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