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Bucs Nation Mar 22, 2017
The Buccaneers’ salary cap strategy garners praise

The Buccaneers’ salary cap strategy garners praise

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have spent the past half-decade applying a very successful strategy to their contracts and salary cap management: minimal signing bonuses, a mostly flat salary structure, and keeping annual salary cap hits very close to a player’s actual annual compensation. Andrew Brandt, a former vice president of the Green Bay Packers and current analyst for The MMQB, likes this approach. A lot. The free-agent contracts for DeSean Jackson and Chris Baker match cap and cash evenly—Jackson has $12.5 million this year in both categories, Baker has $6 million— and no (zero)...
Bucs Nation Mar 22, 2017
NFL Mock Draft 2017: What if Corey Davis falls?

NFL Mock Draft 2017: What if Corey Davis falls?

Mel Kiper sure publishes a lot of mock drafts. Today the long-time ESPN analyst published his third mock draft of the 2017 NFL draft season, and it’s a pretty interesting one for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He has them taking Western Michigan receiver Corey Davis, an all-around receiving talent who can do anything and everything. This pick stays the same as Mock Draft 2.0 -- it makes too much sense. Vincent Jackson is gone, and free-agent signing DeSean Jackson will fill his spot opposite Mike Evans. Davis, who had 331 catches for 5,278 yards and 52 touchdowns in his collegiate career,...
Bucs Nation Mar 19, 2017
Jameis Winston won free agency, too

Jameis Winston won free agency, too

More free agency winner lists that feature the Tampa Bay Buccaneers! Not in the way you expect, though: Pro Football Focus produced a list of the ten players who benefited the most from free agency, and one of them is apparently Jameis Winston, Bucs QB. You see, he got DeSean Jackson. And DeSean Jackson is awesome. Insert DeSean Jackson — one of the best deep threats in the league since being drafted in 2008. Jackson was targeted on deep balls 32 times in 2016, resulting in 16 receptions, 579 yards and three touchdowns. 36.0 percent of his targets all season long were on deep throws,...
Bucs Nation Mar 17, 2017
The Buccaneers got the best bargain in free agency

The Buccaneers got the best bargain in free agency

More free agency review articles! How well did the Tampa Bay Buccaneers do? very well, if we can believe analysts’ reviews. Most of those reviews focused on DeSean Jackson, but Chris Baker got some attention too. The former Washington defensive lineman is versatile, cheap and likely underrated. That is why Pro Football Focus’ Sam Monson argues that Chris Baker is the most underrated signing this offseason. Baker finished the 2016 season with a top-20 PFF grade (82.2) among all defensive interior players, with 42 total pressures and 24 stops. He earned solid grades against the run and...
ESPN Mar 16, 2017

DeSean Jackson addition provides big lift, but Bucs still have work to do

DeSean Jackson addition provides big lift, but Bucs still have work to do
Bucs Nation Mar 15, 2017
Adding DeSean Jackson was one of the best moves in 2017 NFL free agency

Adding DeSean Jackson was one of the best moves in 2017 NFL free agency

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ signing DeSean Jackson has been met with near-universal acclaim, strangely enough. I expected some to question the signing, given past rumblings of Jackson as a locker-room problem or diva receiver, and his being a bit of a one-trick pony. But nope. Everyone loves it. So perhaps I shouldn’t be surprised that it was mentioned as one of the best moves of this free agency period by SB Nation’s Jon Benne but ehm...I am. Mike Evans is great, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had scant depth behind him, which limited the passing game despite Winston’s improvement....
ESPN Mar 15, 2017

DeSean Jackson: Going to make big plays 'a lot easier' for Jameis Winston

DeSean Jackson: Going to make big plays 'a lot easier' for Jameis Winston
Bucs Nation Mar 14, 2017
NFL Free Agency Grades: Analysts like the Buccaneers

NFL Free Agency Grades: Analysts like the Buccaneers

Free agency is more or less over right now, and most remaining moves will be minor. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers aren’t expected to make any more significant signings, which means they end the free agency period with three significant additions (in addition to a bunch of re-signings): wide receiver DeSean Jackson, defensive tackle Chris Baker and safety J.J. Wilcox. That also means we can look at some grades! Free agency grades are fun if somewhat meaningless — they’re necessarily limited estimates based on overly optimistic views of how players will do and how many will live up to their...
Bucs Nation Mar 13, 2017
The Buccaneers still have $33 million in cap space and no one to spend it on

The Buccaneers still have $33 million in cap space and no one to spend it on

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers spent a decent amount of money in free agency, giving a big contract to DeSean Jackson and smaller ones to Chris Baker, J.J. Wilson, Chris Conte, Josh Robinson and Jacquizz Rodgers. All of that spending hasn’t led to a significant reduction in cap space, though. According to Over The Cap’s estimates, the Bucs still have some $33 million in cap space, ranked eighth in the NFL. That’s more than enough to sign any free agent on the market four times over. Which leaves the Bucs with an interesting conundrum: what, exactly, are they going to do with all this cap...

How the Bucs free agent signings impact their NFL draft plan

The Bucs signing of Redskins free agent receiver DeSean Jackson and defensive lineman Chris Baker will ultimately have an impact on their approach to the NFL draft. 
Bucs Nation Mar 13, 2017
2017 NFL Mock Draft: Turning the Bucs into an offensive juggernaut

2017 NFL Mock Draft: Turning the Bucs into an offensive juggernaut

With the first wave of free agency in the books, we have a pretty good idea of which positions will need to be addressed in the 2017 NFL draft — and thus, we can get a better view of the likely draft results. Which makes today’s mock drafts the most useful ones yet. We’re looking at a pair of mock drafts today, and how they reacted to the Bucs’ free agency moves. The Bucs, of course, signed speedster DeSean Jackson and defensive tackle Chris Baker, added safety J.J. Wilson and re-signed safety Chris Conte, cornerback Josh Robinson and running back Jacquizz Rodgers. That addressed...
Tampa Bay Times Mar 13, 2017

DeSean Jackson did WHAT?! The Bucs receiver's most unbelievable moments

It'll be another six months before we see how the Buccaneers offense operates with deep threat DeSean Jackson in the fold. Until then, here's a look at some of the most memorable moments of his nine-year career: Sept. 7, 2008: Rams vs. Eagles
FOX Sports Mar 12, 2017
Bucs WR Adam Humphries gave DeSean Jackson his jersey number for a great cause

Bucs WR Adam Humphries gave DeSean Jackson his jersey number for a great cause

Jackson is getting No. 11, but not until he gives back.
Bucs Nation Mar 12, 2017
Daily Bucs Links: Wilcox joins

Daily Bucs Links: Wilcox joins

Here's your open thread for today. Jimmy Garoppolo’s trade value is cresting. Will the Patriots deal him? - SBNation.comThe Patriots control the fate of one of the league’s most promising young passers. Bucs Add J.J. Wilcox to SecondaryFormer Dallas safety J.J. Wilcox, who started 38 games over four seasons for the Cowboys, agreed to a two-year deal with the Buccaneers on Saturday, the third day of free agency. Watch: 1-on-1 with DeSean JacksonTeam Insider Casey Phillips spoke to Bucs WR DeSean Jackson on Saturday. Sealver Siliga Stays with BucsThe Buccaneers kept a piece of their...
Tampa Bay Times Mar 11, 2017

Bucs' Adam Humphries gives up No. 11 to DeSean Jackson to help kids

TAMPA — DeSean Jackson got to keep his No. 11 jersey with the Bucs, and with Adam Humphries' help, is giving some goodwill in his new community.

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