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Combine Preview: Wide Receivers

Here are some wide receivers to keep an eye on when the scouting combine takes place in Indianapolis

Fans of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans hate hearing their team might have a need at the wide receiver position.

Now, nobody is suggesting the Bucs use a day one pick at the position, but it may become necessary to at least entertain the idea of adding to their receiver group on days two or three.

Either way, draft picks of today are the free-agents and trade available players of tomorrow....

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Evan Winter

Free Agent Spotlight: QB, Teddy Bridgewater

Jameis Winston needs a backup.

If you follow the NFL in the slightest, then you know how important the quarterback position is in the grand scheme of things.

Even the backup position is important. I mean, you always need a “Plan B” in case the poop ever hits the fan.

While the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have their starter for 2019 in Jameis Winston, there is literally no one under contract backing him up at this point.

That’s a big deal. Outside of injury, Winston’s career hasn’t been...

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Alex Salvarezza

Updated salary cap situation for Tampa Bay

Many cuts to come, but don’t expect many big signings

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers got their off season moves underway this past week by releasing Vinny Curry, and saving $8 million dollars in the process.

According to Spotrac, the Buccaneers currently sit at 24th in the league with $15 million dollars in cap space - not including the $8.5 million that is set to go to their draft picks. Factor in the picks, and Jason Licht currently has about $5.8 million to work with. With rumors of Donovan...

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David_Harrison

Combine Preview: Linebackers

Previewing the linebackers who will be participating in this year’s NFL Scouting Combine.

Coming into 2018, there was some talk about whether or not the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had the best linebacker group in the division. One which could match-up against most linebacker groups in the league, even.

Now, Kendell Beckwith has missed a full year with an ankle injury, Kwon Alexander missed more than half the season after tearing his ACL against the Cleveland Browns, and the team is on the verge...

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David_Harrison

Combine Preview: Running Backs

A look at the ball-carriers attending the scouting combine in Indianapolis.

Our next look at the players vying for NFL roster spots at the Scouting Combine is going to focus on the running back position.

Peyton Barber is a restricted free-agent and questions exist about whether or not he can provide what Bruce Arians and Byron Leftwich will want in a starting running back. Ronald Jones is coming off a disappointing rookie season with most hoping he had more of a coaching problem than a...

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Bailey Adams

Believe it or not, receiving corps could be a potential issue this offseason

One of Tampa Bay’s deepest position groups could suddenly become a problem within the next couple of months.

Even throughout all of the losing and roster holes in the last few years for the Buccaneers, there has been at least one constant. The team’s receiving group has been deep, possibly one of the deepest in the entire league. All of a sudden, that could be changing this offseason.

DeSean Jackson has wanted out since the middle of the 2018 season, so fans have grown accustomed to the...

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James Yarcho

Free Agent Spotlight - G Mike Iupati

Our free agent spotlights roll on with potential help in the trenches

As we continue on with our free agent spotlights, we turn our attention to the much beleaguered offensive line. Although the victim of the ire and vitriol of many fans, the offensive line isn’t quite as weak as many believe. That’s not to say it doesn’t need improvement. As we discussed with Ryan Jensen here, the offensive line is the only position group on the field that has to work in perfect unison or the entire...

Yardbarker: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Yet another college coach spurns the Bengals

Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor is having one heck of a time filling out his coaching staff. Weeks after being hired, Taylor can’t seem to find him a defensive coordinator. Florida coordinator Todd Grantham turned down the job after recently interviewing for it. Now, according to NFL Media’s Mike Garafolo, Ohio State defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley has followed suit. This is no small thing. An offensive-minded coach, the 35-year-old Taylor needs to get an experienced guy on...

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Alex Salvarezza

Free Agent Spotlight: S, LaMarcus Joyner

Can the Buccaneers afford the free safety?

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had a bad secondary in 2018 and with holes at arguably every position besides 1 corner spot (Carlton Davis) and strong safety (Justin Evans), the group could be instore for a massive overhaul. The third defensive back up on our Free agency spot light list is safety LaMarcus Joyner of the Los Angeles Rams.

LaMarcus Joyner’s Career

Joyner was a second round draft pick of the then St. Louis Rams back in 2014. Under Jeff...

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Gil Arcia

The Crow’s Nest: Antonio Brown linked to the Bucs and overreacting to Jameis’ comments

Web links on the Buccaneers.

2019 Prospect Primer: DL Quinnen Williams
There’s a very good possibility that Williams will be gone at five by the time the Bucs are picking but it doesn’t hurt to highlight the Alabama defensive lineman and how strong of a prospect he is.

2019 Buccaneers Burning Questions: Offensive Line
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ O-line had a hand in producing a mixed bag of offensive results in 2018.

Jameis Winston suggests that he tuned out coaching last year
New...

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Evan Winter

Case Keenum to the Bucs?

Denver’s former starter could make a serviceable backup for Tampa Bay.

Ok, Ok, Ok.

Hear me out for a second.

I know, this seems impossible. Case Keenum to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?

First off, how hard would it be to root for the guy who has routinely treated Tampa Bay like red headed step children his entire career? Look up the numbers, Keenum is absolute gold - actually, certified platinum - when he’s on the opposite sideline of the pewter and red.

All jokes aside, is there a chance...

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David_Harrison

Combine Preview: Quarterbacks

Our look at the quarterbacks who will be throwing in Indianapolis.

Starting our position group-by-group look at the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine, we’re going to dive into the quarterbacks attending this year and speculate about who the Tampa Bay Buccaneers may target in the upcoming draft.

Ryan Fitzpatrick is likely to seek out a starting job elsewhere or retire. Ryan Griffin, well, who knows what will happen to him. All we know is the coaching staff who kept him around longer than any third...

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David_Harrison

Combine Preview: Defensive Line

A look at the defensive linemen looking to impress NFL scouts in Indianapolis.

Continuing our primer series heading into the NFL Scouting Combine just two short weeks away, we’re looking today at the defensive linemen.

Now, it’s important as a reader to understand when the NFL released their combine participants, they didn’t separate EDGE rushers. So, everyone is either a defensive lineman or a linebacker. If your favorite EDGE guy isn’t here, we should get to him when we preview the...

Yardbarker: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Jameis Winston suggests that he tuned out coaching last year

New Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians thinks that fixing quarterback Jameis Winston will be easy. It may not be as easy as Arians believes it will be. Winston will have to buy in to coaching. And it sounds like, at one point last year, he rebelled. “I had to look at myself in the mirror and say, [more]

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Bailey Adams

Free Agent Spotlight: CB Morris Claiborne

The next player in our free agent spotlight series would give the Tampa Bay secondary a veteran presence that it sorely needs.

The Buccaneers have been bad on defense for years. Whatever the front office has tried to do to fix that side of the ball in recent years hasn’t worked out in most cases, leaving the team in a place where it needs to make more moves this offseason.

Tampa Bay has holes all over the defense, but in today’s free agent spotlight, we’re looking at someone who could...

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David_Harrison

First Mock Draft Drops from Buccaneers Staff

See what those closest to the franchise think will happen!

As far as mock drafts are concerned, a lot of it is educated guess work with some being more educated than others. Truth be told, the further you get from the franchise, the less informed the mock.

Still, they are good for sparking interesting conversations, and when done well can present options which may not have otherwise been considered.

Well, outside of Jason Licht dropping a mock draft, you won’t get much closer than Scott...

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Jon Marchant

Free Agent Spotlight: Edge Rusher, DeMarcus Lawrence

Could the Bucs snag an elite pass rusher?

The Dallas Cowboys have a tough decision ahead of them. One of their most productive defensive players is a pending free agent and multiple teams will come knocking on DeMarcus Lawrence’s door. They have the option to franchise him, but it seems unlikely at this point. So what would Lawrence hitting free agency look like?

DEMARCUS LAWRENCE’S CAREER

DeMarcus Lawrence was drafted at the top of the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft at 34th overall...

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Kyle_Marks

Buccaneers Have Best Customer Service In The NFL

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers know how to host a game according to season ticket holders.

As prime off-season talks kick off with free agency and the draft approaching, the annual Voice of the Fan report dropped with a familiar face on top. That’s right, your Tampa Bay Buccaneers came in as the top ranked organization for customer service league wide for the fifth time in seven seasons. The basis of the award stems from the overall in game experience as well as the overall satisfaction from...

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Kicker Matt Bryant, 43, feels great, says Tampa is an option

Atlanta's all-time leading scorer is eager to get started on the next chapter of his career, and he could envision himself staying in the NFC South.

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Evan Winter

Bucs Nation Podcast: Free agent kickers and running backs, Kareem Hunt is a Brown, and more

The free agent previews roll on...

Bucs Nation’s Alex Salvarezza and Evan Winter dive into some more free agent previews and discuss the Kareem Hunt signing.

Be sure to listen through for a cool surprise at the end!

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