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Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2015 Team Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 1 day ago
The morning of the NFL Draft, Bucs general manager Jason Licht took a walk around the team’s three practice fields completely at peace with the decision to select Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston with the No. 1 overall pick. “It’s like your wedding day,” Licht says. “Without the cold feet.’’ For better or worse — and some would...

Jameis Winston Most Excited for Matchup Against JJ Watt

By Josh Hamburger, 1 month 1 week ago
Some people are crazy, but Jameis Winston seems to take it to a new level with his latest statement. During a rookie preview for the NFL, he exclaimed that he is most excited for his Week 3 matchup against JJ Watt and the Houston Texans. While most players will cower in fear at last year’s Defensive Player of the Year, Winston seems to be challenging him right out of the gates. ...

NFC South Players That Will Need to Step Up in 2015

By Josh Hamburger, 1 month 1 week ago
The NFC South was easily the worst division as a whole last season, producing not only the worst team in the league, but also no team over .500. However, that means the division is really up for grabs, and one team has to make the playoffs. Related: NFC West Players That Will Need to Step Up in 2015 Take a look at some of the key players for each NFC South team for the...

TE Wright back with Bucs on waiver claim

By The Sports Network, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have reacquired tight end Tim Wright off waivers from New England less than a year after trading him to the Patriots. The Buccaneers dealt Wright, along with a 2015 fourth-round draft choice, to New England last August for six-time Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins. Wright was waived by the Patriots on Thursday despite recording six...

Bucs claim P Lanning

By The Sports Network, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have claimed punter Spencer Lanning off waivers from the Cleveland Browns. Lanning lost his job with the Browns when they traded for Andy Lee. He will compete with veteran Michael Koenen for the punting job in Tampa. The 27-year-old Lanning spent the last two seasons with Cleveland, appearing in all 32 games and punting 177 times...

Bucs claim D.J. Swearinger

By The Sports Network, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers claimed safety D.J. Swearinger off waivers from the Houston Texans on Tuesday. Swearinger, who was waived by the Texans on Monday, was a second-round pick in 2013. The South Carolina product recorded 144 tackles, one sack and three interceptions over two seasons with Houston. The former Texan will most likely start alongside Chris...

No. 1 pick Winston signs with Bucs

By The Sports Network, 3 months 8 hours ago
Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Less than 24 hours after being selected with the first overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, Jameis Winston signed his first professional contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The team announced the deal at an introductory press conference with Winston and general manager Jason Licht. Terms were not disclosed, but per the 2011 Collective Bargaining...

No. 1 pick Winston signs with Bucs

By The Sports Network, 3 months 1 day ago
Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Less than 24 hours after being selected with the first overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, Jameis Winston signed his first professional contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The team announced the deal at an introductory press conference with Winston and general manager Jason Licht. Terms were not disclosed, but per the 2011 Collective Bargaining...

Jameis Winston Talks NFL Draft and Tampa Bay Buccaneers

By Nathan Rush, 3 months 2 days ago
Who should go No. 1 overall in this year’s NFL Draft? “Me,” says Jameis Winston. “Enough said.” That type of confidence from the 21-year-old Florida State quarterback should come as no surprise to anyone who has even casually followed Winston’s controversial career. For his fans, that swagger is a prerequisite for any potential “franchise...

Extra Points: Jameis-JaMarcus comparison is unfair

By The Sports Network, 3 months 1 week ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - Jameis Winston is hardly a can't-miss prospect, but comparing the former Florida State star to this generation's ultimate draft bust is as lazy as the work ethic that essentially doomed JaMarcus Russell. "With Jameis Winston, I see JaMarcus Russell," a unnamed, longtime NFL personnel executive told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Bob McGinn. "Isn't it interesting?"...