7:30 AM EDT, Thu May 23, 2019
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As second week of OTA’s begin, Ronald Jones catches praise from Bruce Arians

As second week of OTA’s begin, Ronald Jones catches praise from Bruce Arians

Second year player starting to hit his stride with the new coaching staff The second week of OTA’s have begun for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the last 24 hours have been incredibly busy for the franchise. The team released Gerald McCoy, who was the franchise’s longest tenured player of nine years. A short twelve hours later, they signed Ndamukong Suh as his replacement. While many were talking about the Suh signing today, Bruce Arians made a promising comment surrounding second year player Ronald Jones III. It’s not secret that RoJo had a forgettable rookie season in 2018 and his...
14 hours ago
Buccaneers are heavily invested up front on offense.

Buccaneers are heavily invested up front on offense.

With so much money invested into one unit, surely it’s worth it... right? The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will roll out one of the NFL’s most expensive offensive lines in 2019. To be exact, the Buccaneers offensive line is the 4th highest paid line in the NFL behind the Dallas Cowboys, Atlanta Falcons and Green Bay Packers. For a team with so much volatility up front when it comes to protecting the quarterback and getting the run game going, it just seems a bit crazy to sit back and look at the numbers. View post on imgur.com Before getting too overwhelmed, this high cap dollar amount has...
16 hours ago
Bucs looking for versatility on defense

Bucs looking for versatility on defense

Under new defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, Tampa Bay will have guys playing in multiple positions. The Buccaneers will look much different on defense in 2019, both in terms of personnel and scheme. With the hiring of Bruce Arians and the resulting addition of defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, changes were bound to come. Since the new coaching staff came in, it’s been repeated that yes, Tampa Bay will run a 3-4, but there will be a number of different looks and schemes for the group to run. That’s why this tweet from Scott Smith of Buccaneers.com is not surprising. It’s not...
18 hours ago
McCoy bids farewell to Tampa Bay

McCoy bids farewell to Tampa Bay

Shares his final goodbyes on Instagram. After being released by the Buccaneers, defensive tackle Gerald McCoy took to Instagram to give thanks and say his goodbyes to Tampa Bay. In the video below, GMC posted the video in his typical fashion — over Batman music. It was a nice gesture in which he states that he will return and retire a Buc. View this post on Instagram THANK YOU!! A post shared by Gerald McCoy (@geraldini93) on May 22, 2019 at 8:12am PDT
23 hours ago
Bucs add a tight end

Bucs add a tight end

The team hits the waiver wire to add to the roster. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that the team has been awarded tight end Jordan Leggett off of waivers from the New York Jets. Leggett (6-5, 258) originally entered the league as a fifth-round pick (150th overall) of the Jets in the 2017 NFL Draft. After missing his rookie season, Leggett played in 15 games in 2018, catching 14 passes for 114 yards and a touchdown. A native of Navarre, Florida, he played collegiately at Clemson. (Courtesy of the Buccaneers Communications Department.)
May 21, 2019
Candidates for Bucs’ 2019 stadium murals

Candidates for Bucs’ 2019 stadium murals

When people are driving up and down Dale Mabry and Himes in 2019, who should be the guys they see when they pass Raymond James Stadium? As the summer approaches, we get closer and closer to kickoff for a new season of football. With that, we start to see signs of the new season popping up here and there. One of those signs came Monday morning, when Greg Auman of The Athletic tweeted that the 2018 player murals outside of Raymond James Stadium have been taken down. Last year’s Bucs player murals at Raymond James Stadium (Evans, Brate, McCoy, David) have been taken down. What four...
May 21, 2019
Report: Buccaneers, Suh Expected To Reach Deal

Report: Buccaneers, Suh Expected To Reach Deal

Per multiple reports, the Buccaneers and DT Ndamukong Suh are reaching a one year deal Per Adam Schefter and Ian Rapoport, the Buccaneers are closing in on a one year deal with star defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. Tampa Bay cleared $13-million dollars Monday after releasing Gerald McCoy only to sign his replacement the next day. The #Bucs and veteran DT Ndamukong Suh are closing in on a 1-year deal that gives Tampa a big presence inside and effectively replaces former DT Gerald McCoy.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 21, 2019 Ndamukong Suh and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are finalizing a...
May 21, 2019
A questionable end to an era

A questionable end to an era

What took so long? Just like Thanos’ snap. Just like a torrent of dragon fire reducing armies and stone buildings to ash within seconds. Just like the swing of a lightsaber - it’s over. Within the span of one day, after nine seasons as a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Gerald McCoy is no longer a part of the franchise. The move came as no surprise, really. Tampa Bay has no cap room. They don’t even have enough to sign the number five pick, Devin White. Scenarios such as this are pretty frequent in nature. Jerry Rice played for two teams after he left the San Francisco 49ers....
May 21, 2019
Is Ndamukong Suh on the Buccaneers radar to replace Gearld McCoy?

Is Ndamukong Suh on the Buccaneers radar to replace Gearld McCoy?

Reports surface Tampa could be interested in former Lion, Ram With the release of Gerald McCoy imminent, the Buccaneers have freed up $13 million in cap space and will now have some money to work with over the next few weeks. With McCoy now gone and the injury to Jason Pierre-Paul in doubt, that leaves the Buccaneers pretty vulnerable along the defensive line and the team is most likely looking to add a starting caliber player to that group. The best defensive lineman on the roster right now, who is healthy is Vita Vea, who is only heading into his second season with the team. Some media...
May 21, 2019
The Crow’s Nest: The release of McCoy

The Crow’s Nest: The release of McCoy

Web links on the Buccaneers. Ira Talks Scott Pioli & The Bucs, Chasing Leonard Williams, Leadership Shift, “Hurt” Gerald McCoy & MorePlenty on the buffet in this new Tuesday episode, including on Gerald McCoy, even though it was recorded before McCoy was cut last night. GMC’s Sin? He Wasn’t Warren SappThe way folks reached to find excuses to claim Gerald McCoy was somehow no better than kneeling Akeem Spence blows Joe’s mind. How do the Bucs replace Gerald McCoy?There is not a defensive tackle on the market that can exceed McCoy’s productivity as a pass rusher, which the Bucs...
May 20, 2019
Buccaneers officially announce the release of McCoy

Buccaneers officially announce the release of McCoy

Statements from Jason Licht and Bruce Arians. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and defensive tackle Gerald McCoy have mutually agreed to part ways, the team announced today. A six-time Pro Bowl selection and three-time Associated Press All-Pro, McCoy was chosen by Tampa Bay with the third overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. During his nine seasons with the Buccaneers, McCoy started all 123 games he played in, recording 297 tackles (79 for loss), 54.5 sacks, 22 passes defensed, six forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries. McCoy is one of only five players in franchise history to earn at least...
May 20, 2019
Buccaneers Are Moving On From Gerald McCoy

Buccaneers Are Moving On From Gerald McCoy

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are releasing the long time Buc, save $13-million towards the cap The face of the franchise for nearly a decade will be moving on. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have decided it’s best to release Gerald McCoy, saving them $13-million in cap space for the 2019 season. BREAKING: DT Gerald McCoy has been informed by the Bucs of their plans to release him after nine seasons. The team decided not to pay him the $13-million salary he was owed for 2019.— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) May 20, 2019 McCoy was always in danger of being let go, one way or another, once the Bucs...
May 20, 2019
Lukas Denis Labeled Bucs ‘Most Exciting’ Undrafted Free Agent

Lukas Denis Labeled Bucs ‘Most Exciting’ Undrafted Free Agent

With uncertainty at the safety position, one media site sees Denis as a candidate to compete with. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a solid history of finding gems in the undrafted free agent market following the year’s NFL Draft. Because of this, fans of the team and those covering the team have developed a taste for trying to identify the next Cameron Brate or Adam Humphries in this year’s group. According to Bleacher Report’s Kristopher Knox, this year’s man to watch is Boston College safety, Lukas Denis. Now, if you followed our pre-draft coverage closely, then you already know I...
May 20, 2019
Could Tampa Bay trade for Leonard Williams?

Could Tampa Bay trade for Leonard Williams?

The soon-to-be 25-year-old might not be long for New York. Would acquiring him make any sense for Tampa Bay? We’re nearing the end of May, but it doesn’t feel like the Buccaneers have been able to take care of all of their pressing offseason issues. There’s still plenty that can — and will — unfold for Tampa Bay throughout the summer. With that in mind, could a trade for Jets defensive end Leonard Williams make sense? ESPN’s Rich Cimini wrote Sunday that Williams, among others, might be on the trading block now that front office changes have resulted in more control for Adam...
May 19, 2019
What do the Buccaneers have in Bruce Anderson?

What do the Buccaneers have in Bruce Anderson?

Some insights on the undrafted free-agent with perhaps the biggest opportunity to make a splash When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed undrafted free-agent Bruce Anderson from North Dakota State University it took me back a little bit to when the team signed Peyton Barber out of Auburn, also as an undrafted free-agent. Barber has since turned into the team’s starting running back and impressed his new coaching staff to the point they didn’t draft another player at the position in this year’s NFL Draft and haven’t brought in any other new additions beyond Andre Ellington. So, the last...