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  Buccaneers | Mike Evans in elite class    Fri Apr 16, 01:18 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans joins Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce as the only two players with at least 1,000 receiving yards in each of the last five seasons.

Footballguys view: Evans came into the league as a first-round pick in 2014 and has had 1,000 yards receiving each year he's been a pro. He's one of the most consistent performers out there in the NFL and should do it again in 2021.

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  Buccaneers | Tampa Bay brings back Steve McLendon    Wed Apr 14, 01:24 PM

Free-agent DL Steve McLendon (Buccaneers) signed a one-year contract to return to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Wednesday, April 14. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.

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  Buccaneers | Ross Cockrell contract update    Tue Apr 13, 09:44 PM

Updating a previous report, free-agent CB Ross Cockrell (Buccaneers) signed a two-year contract worth $2.11 million to remain with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Tuesday, April 13.

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  Buccaneers | Giovani Bernard financials    Tue Apr 13, 03:53 PM

Updating a previous report, free-agent RB Giovani Bernard (Bengals) signed a one-year contract worth $1.075 million - including a $137,500 signing bonus - with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday, April 12.

Footballguys view: Bernard is a fine signing for the Buccaneers. He'll work into the backfield with Leonard Fournette and Ronald Jones, likely as the primary pass-catching back. His addition is bad news for Ke'Shawn Vaughn.

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  Buccaneers | Ross Cockrell back with Tampa    Tue Apr 13, 03:42 PM

Free-agent CB Ross Cockrell (Buccaneers) signed a two-year contract to remain with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Tuesday, April 13. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.

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  Buccaneers | Giovani Bernard joining TB    Mon Apr 12, 04:09 PM

Free-agent RB Giovani Bernard (Bengals) agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Monday, April 12, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Bernard is a player who can fit in nicely with the Buccaneers offense. Most will highlight his ability as a receiving back - and for good reason - but Bernard can produce more as a runner than some think. He will work into the mix with Leonard Fournette and Ronald Jones.

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  Buccaneers | Zach Triner signs tender    Thu Apr 8, 05:32 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers exclusive rights free-agent LS Zach Triner signed his one-year tender offer Thursday, April 8.

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  Buccaneers | Tom Brady on the mend    Thu Apr 1, 01:24 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady (knee) is progressing 'very well' in his recovery from post-Super Bowl knee surgery, according to general manager Jason Licht. 'I talked to him last week,' Licht said Thursday, April 1. 'I know things are going well. I don't want to put an exact timeline on it right now because I don't want to set expectations one way or the other, but I know that things are going very well.'

Footballguys view: Brady is tough as nails and even at his advanced age, we have a feeling he'll be able to recover fully by the time training camp rolls around. Expect the Buccaneers to ease him into action when August gets here.

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  Buccaneers | Vita Vea locked in for '22    Thu Apr 1, 11:43 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Vita Vea will have his fifth-year option picked up for the 2022 season.

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  Buccaneers | Antonio Brown talks not close    Thu Apr 1, 09:48 AM

Free-agent WR Antonio Brown (Buccaneers) and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are far apart in terms of compensation in talks on a new deal.

Footballguys view: The Buccaneers have done a good job of bringing all their starters back from the Super Bowl winning team this offseason. Brown's not a starter but a key contributor as a no.3 receiver. If they don't get Brown back in the fold, there is buzz that Larry Fitzgerald would want to reunite with his old head coach Bruce Arians. Stay tuned.

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  Buccaneers | O.J. Howard update    Wed Mar 31, 12:10 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (Achilles') will be ready by the start of the offseason program, according to head coach Bruce Arians.

Footballguys view: Good news for Howard here. Ready for the offseason program doesn't mean "full steam ahead" for the veteran tight end. Instead, the team should ease him back into action with a plan for him to be near full participation by training camp.

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  Buccaneers | Ke'Shawn Vaughn pegged for big year?    Wed Mar 31, 08:54 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ke'Shawn Vaughn is pegged to have a breakout year, according to head coach Bruce Arians. 'Those guys are all here and know what the system is and the best players are going to play,' Arians said. 'Obviously we have two really, really good ones at that position and I really like Ke'Shawn Vaughn. I think that with an offseason he's going to have a breakout year also. All of those roles will be defined by the time that we get to the last week of the preseason.'

Footballguys view: How does he breakout with Leonard Fournette and Ronald Jones still in front of him on the depth chart? Vaughn is a player we liked coming out of Vanderbilt but this landing spot was bad for his fantasy value. However, we are still holding and/or scooping him up in dynasty formats with an eye on the future when the backfield could be his.

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  Buccaneers | Open competition at RB for Tampa Bay    Tue Mar 30, 03:25 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RBs Ronald Jones and Leonard Fournette are expected to battle it out for the starting running back job in 2021, according to comments made by head coach Bruce Arians on Tuesday, March 30.'It's a new football team. Last year's team won the Super Bowl, this year's team hasn't done (anything). Starting positions will be defined in practice,' Arians told Pewter Report.

Footballguys view: Fournette did a good job last year when called upon and so did Jones. They'll be working in a RBBC once again, and this could be the dreaded 'hot hand' approach. That's great for the Buccaneers as they can make a decision in game to go with the hotter back. That's bad news for Fantasy GMs as lineups have to be set before the start of the game.

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  Buccaneers | O.J. Howard progressing nicely    Tue Mar 30, 01:22 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (Achilles) is 'real close' to fully recovering from the torn Achilles that ended his season in Week 4, according to head coach Bruce Arians.

Footballguys view: We should see Howard limited in the offseason as the team eases him back into action. Howard has yet to run on grass, but he has also not experienced any setbacks. They should ramp him up as training camp gets here.

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  Buccaneers | Leonard Fournette back to Bucs    Fri Mar 26, 12:02 PM

Free-agent RB Leonard Fournette (Buccaneers) agreed to a one-year, $4 million deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Friday, March 26.

Footballguys view: This is bad news for Ronald Jones, who was looking at having the backfield mostly to himself if Fournette signed elsewhere. Fournette could make this more of a committee than it was last year, or even be the more valuable fantasy back, but it's still disappointing considering that there are starting jobs for the Steelers and Jets still open.

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  Buccaneers | Tampa brings back Josh Wells    Thu Mar 25, 03:28 PM

Free-agent OT Josh Wells (Buccaneers) agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday, March 25. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Buccaneers | Larry Fitzgerald a fit with TB?    Thu Mar 25, 12:19 PM

Free agent WR Larry Fitzgerald (Cardinals) is a potential candidate to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and join former coaches Bruce Arians, Byron Leftwich and Kevin Garver (wide receivers) and QB Tom Brady, whom Fitzgerald has repeatedly stated his admiration for.

Footballguys view: Many of you may be sick of Tom Brady winning Super Bowls, but what about getting Fitzgerald a championship? The Buccaneers have done a good job of keeping most of their players from their Super Bowl team, but adding Fitzgerald perhaps to replace Antonio Brown (who has not re-signed) could be a strong addition.

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  Buccaneers | Leonard Fournette still in limbo    Wed Mar 24, 01:23 PM

Free-agent RB Leonard Fournette (Buccaneers) and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have reportedly made 'no real headway' in their contract talks, according to Joey Knight of the Tampa Bay Times.

Footballguys view: The Buccaneers have kept everyone on both sides of the ball this offseason. They now must figure out what they want to do with Fournette and WR Antonio Brown. If the trend of 'keep everybody' continues, that's good news for both. Stay tuned.

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  Buccaneers | Ndamukong Suh back to Bucs    Wed Mar 24, 10:44 AM

Free-agent DT Ndamukong Suh (Buccaneers) agreed to a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wednesday, March 24. The deal is worth $9 million fully guaranteed plus incentives, per source.

Footballguys view: The Buccaneers have done a good job of keeping the band together. With Tom Brady at quarterback they are firmly in a Super Bowl window, especially because their defense from 2020 is still intact.

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  Buccaneers | Donovan Smith extended    Wed Mar 24, 09:11 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers OT Donovan Smith agreed to a two-year, $31.8 million extension Wednesday, March 24, that now includes $30 million guaranteed over the next two seasons, per sources.

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  Buccaneers | Kevin Minter re-signed    Sat Mar 20, 11:24 AM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers re-signed LB Kevin Minter Saturday, March 20. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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  Buccaneers | Lavonte David financial breakdown    Fri Mar 19, 04:38 PM

Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Lavonte David's two-year contract is worth $25 million and includes $20 million in guaranteed money. The final three years of the deal void if he's on the roster he last day of the 2022 league year. He will receive guaranteed salaries of $1.075 million each of the next two seasons, and $7.5 of the $12.5 million guaranteed at signing covers injury. The contract includes $5 million guaranteed for skill and cap at signing, with another $2.5 million guaranteed for skill and cap if he's on the roster the fifth day of the 2022 new league year. David will get $6 million guaranteed as a roster bonus on the fifth day of the 2021 new league year. Finally, $5.425 million will be guaranteed in per-game roster bonus if he's on the active roster.

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  Buccaneers | Tampa brings back Rakeem Nunez-Roches    Thu Mar 18, 05:36 PM

Free-agent DT Rakeem Nunez-Roches (Buccaneers) agreed to terms on a two-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday, March 18, worth as much as $6.5 million, according to a source. The deal includes $2.25 million in guaranteed money.

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  Buccaneers | Chris Godwin signs tender    Thu Mar 18, 03:31 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin signed his one-year franchise tender offer Thursday, March 18, and will make $15.983 million in 2021.

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  Buccaneers | Ryan Succop staying in Tampa    Wed Mar 17, 07:55 PM

Free-agent PK Ryan Succop (Buccaneers) re-signed with the team on a three-year contract worth $12 million, according to a source Wednesday, March 17. The deal includes $6.25 million guaranteed.

Footballguys view: Succop revitalized his career with the Bucs and got a new contract to go with his ring.

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  Buccaneers | Aaron Stinnie returning to Bucs    Wed Mar 17, 03:18 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers OT Aaron Stinnie agreed to terms on a new one-year contract with the Buccaneers Wednesday, March 17. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Buccaneers | James White drawing TB's interest    Tue Mar 16, 11:37 AM

Free-agent RB James White (Patriots) is receiving interest from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Footballguys view: Of course White is getting interest from the Buccaneers. QB Tom Brady loves White and could use him just like he did with the Patriots - mainly as a receiving back.

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  Buccaneers | Rob Gronkowski returning to Tampa    Mon Mar 15, 06:43 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Rob Gronkowski agreed to terms on a new one-year contract with the Buccaneers Monday, March 15, worth as much as $10 million.

Footballguys view: Gronkowski said he was returning about a week ago, so the Buccaneers simply had to find a deal to make that happen. With his best buddy QB Tom Brady extended two more seasons, it wasn't a surprise to see Gronkowski get one more year.

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  Buccaneers | Shaq Barrett terms    Mon Mar 15, 12:26 PM

Updating an earlier report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Shaquil Barrett received a four-year, $68 million deal that includes $4 million in incentives based on sacks and playoff escalators.

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  Buccaneers | Shaq Barrett back to Tampa    Mon Mar 15, 12:16 PM

Free-agent LB Shaquil Barrett (Buccaneers) confirmed in a text message that he has agreed to terms with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Terms weren't disclosed.

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  Buccaneers | Tampa still talking with Shaquil Barrett    Sun Mar 14, 02:20 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent LB Shaquil Barrett continues to talk with the team about a new contract, and the team hopes to two sides will be able to reach an agreement, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.

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  Buccaneers | Tom Brady extension terms    Sat Mar 13, 12:22 PM

Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady's new contract extension, signed Friday, March 12, is a two-year, $50 million deal with $41.1 million due in 2021 and $9 million in 2022, per a source.

Footballguys view: The contract includes postseason incentives, and there are three voidable years, lowering his cap number in 2021 to $9.075M.

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  Buccaneers | Kevin Minter staying in Tampa    Fri Mar 12, 09:51 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Kevin Minter agreed to a one-year deal to remain with the team Friday, March 12, according to a source.

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  Buccaneers | Tom Brady extended    Fri Mar 12, 10:31 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady signed a one-year extension through the 2022 season Friday, March 12. Financial terms weren't disclosed, but it saves the team $19 million against the salary cap this year.

Footballguys view: This will be an immense help in keeping the Super Bowl champs together for the 2021 season. Shaq Barrett, Ndamukong Suh, and Ryan Succop are the top candidates to get this cap room, but Rob Gronkowski and Antonio Brown are also more likely to come back now.

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  Buccaneers | Rob Gronkowski says he'll play in 2021    Wed Mar 10, 07:29 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Rob Gronkowski told TMZ he'll be returning for a second year of post-retirement play. 'I'm back, man!' Gronkowski said. 'I will be back playing football, man. I love the game of football. I loved playing last year. I had a great time.'

Footballguys view: Gronkowski had a great time and Buccaneers had a great time watching him with a Super Bowl (again) with Tom Brady. It only makes sense that he would return for another season with his quarterback. His 45 catches, 623 yards and seven touchdowns made him finish 2020 as the no.8 fantasy tight end in standard-scoring leagues.

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  Buccaneers | Tampa Bay extends four tenders    Tue Mar 9, 06:51 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Tanner Hudson, DL Jeremiah Ledbetter, DL Patrick O'Connor and LS Zach Triner were extended exclusive rights free-agent tenders Tuesday, March 9.

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  Buccaneers | Lavonte David staying put    Tue Mar 9, 04:33 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Lavonte David signed a two-year contract worth $25 million - including $20 million guaranteed - on Tuesday, March 9.

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  Buccaneers | Two Bucs avoid franchise tag    Tue Mar 9, 11:53 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LBs Lavonte David and Shaquil Barrett will avoid the franchise tag and become unrestricted free agents.

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  Buccaneers | Chris Godwin tagged    Tue Mar 9, 11:52 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin had the franchise tag placed on him Tuesday, March 9.

Footballguys view: Godwin isn't going anywhere in 2021, so QB Tom Brady keeps one of his top targets. The Buccaneers have wrapped up LB Lavonte David with an extension and now will turn their attention to pass-rusher Shaq Barrett.

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  Buccaneers | Gerald McCoy hints at return to Tampa Bay    Mon Mar 8, 09:04 PM

Free-agent DT Gerald McCoy told SiriusXM NFL Radio on Monday, March 8, that he would welcome the chance to return to the team that drafted him with the third overall pick in 2010.'I would love to go to Tampa. ... I'm in the winning phase. 11 years in and never been to the playoffs. I'm not looking for a huge contract, I'm looking for the best situation where I can experience winning before I'm done. So for my free agent pick, or whoever picks me, the goal is for it to be mutual they are in a win-now situation,' McCoy said.

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  Buccaneers | Gerald McCoy interested in Bucs    Mon Mar 8, 04:19 PM

Free-agent DT Gerald McCoy (Cowboys) said he would be interested in signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this offseason.

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  Buccaneers | Patrick O'Connor agrees to new deal    Mon Mar 8, 03:25 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers exclusive rights free-agent DE Patrick O'Connor agreed to terms on a new one-year contract with the Buccaneers. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Buccaneers | Tom Brady close to reworked deal with Tampa Bay    Sat Mar 6, 04:29 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady is 'getting closer' to a restructured contract with the team, according to a source Saturday, March 6.

Footballguys view: He's under contract for one more year but wants to play two more seasons. Brady said he'd 'consider' playing beyond 45 years old.

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  Buccaneers | Mike Evans makes history    Sun Feb 28, 05:13 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans is the only player in NFL history to record at least 1,000 receiving yards in each of his first seven seasons in the league.

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  Buccaneers | Strong finish for Antonio Brown    Fri Feb 26, 10:05 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent WR Antonio Brown ranked seventh in receptions and was tied for second with four receiving touchdowns over the final four weeks of 2020.

Footballguys view: We'll see if the Buccaneers want to bring Brown back. He's great friends with QB Tom Brady and certainly was clutch for the team down the stretch.

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  Buccaneers | LeSean McCoy plans to continue playing    Thu Feb 25, 05:12 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent RB LeSean McCoy said he plans to play next year and will look to sign with a contending team or a team where he can work with younger running backs.

Footballguys view: McCoy has won two Super Bowl rings in back-to-back seasons. He's not the player he used to be, but some team out there might want him on the roster for veteran depth.

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  Buccaneers | Lavonte David a priority for TB    Wed Feb 24, 04:47 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent LB Lavonte David is a player the team will try hard to re-sign this offseason, according to general manager Jason Licht.

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  Buccaneers | Tom Brady to be sidelined for a few months    Wed Feb 24, 03:40 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady (knee) probably will not be able to participate in any practice drills until June because of his offseason knee surgery, according to head coach Bruce Arians.

Footballguys view: No surprise here. We all knew that Brady needed this surgery and he'll need the proper time to recover. He should be ready to rock and roll around the start of training camp.

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  Buccaneers | Jason Pierre-Paul undergoes surgery    Wed Feb 24, 01:04 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Jason Pierre-Paul (knee) underwent knee surgery Wednesday, Feb. 24.

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  Buccaneers | Tom Brady could see extension    Wed Feb 24, 11:51 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady could receive a contract extension in the offseason, according to general manager Jason Licht.

Footballguys view: Brady is under contract for one more season, but he wants to play two more years. Expect the Buccaneers to oblige him with a new deal.

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