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Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2015 Draft Preview

By The Sports Network, 3 months 1 week ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - Don't buy the hype when it comes to Marcus Mariota surpassing James Winston in the Bucs' eyes. This isn't "House of Cards" with ruthless politician Frank Underwood using naive journalist Zoe Barnes to advance his vision. If you think about the people who have been knocking Winston lately and selling the narrative that Tampa Bay has had a change of heart, names like Greg...

Lions trade George Johnson to Bucs

By The Sports Network, 3 months 2 weeks ago
Allen Park, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - The Detroit Lions traded defensive end George Johnson and a seventh-round pick to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for a fifth-round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. Johnson signed a three-year, $9 million offer sheet with the Bucs last week, but the Lions contested terms of the deal, which included de-escalators. Johnson is a five-year NFL...

2015 NFL Mock Draft

By Braden Gall, 3 months 3 weeks ago

Bucs deal Goldson to Washington

By The Sports Network, 3 months 4 weeks ago
Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have traded safety Dashon Goldson to the Washington Redskins in exchange for an undisclosed 2016 draft pick. Goldson spent two seasons with the Bucs after signing a five-year deal as a free agent in March 2013. He played his first six seasons with San Francisco and was a two-time Pro Bowl pick with the 49ers. In 27 games for the...

Bucs sign S Conte, DT Melton to 1-year deals

By The Sports Network, 4 months 3 weeks ago
Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed safety Chris Conte and defensive tackle Henry Melton to one-year contracts on Thursday. Current Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith coached both players when he was at the helm of the Chicago Bears. Conte, 26, played four seasons for the Bears, who selected him in the third round of the 2011 draft. He had 43 tackles and three...

Bucs sign LB Bruce Carter to four-year deal

By The Sports Network, 4 months 3 weeks ago
Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers agreed to a four-year contract with former Dallas Cowboys linebacker Bruce Carter on Wednesday. Carter racked up 242 tackles, three sacks and five interceptions over the past four seasons with the Cowboys. All five of his picks came in 13 games last season. The 27-year-old Carter started 32 out of 49 games in his career with the...

Bucs release DE Michael Johnson

By The Sports Network, 4 months 3 weeks ago
Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released veteran defensive end Michael Johnson on Wednesday. Johnson completed just one season of a five-year, $43.75 million contract he signed in 2014. Tampa Bay still owes him $7 million, but releasing Johnson saves the Bucs $2 million towards this year's salary cap. The 28-year-old Johnson dealt with an ankle injury in 2015...

Bucs release Collins, re-sign Wright, Johnson

By The Sports Network, 4 months 3 weeks ago
Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released veteran offensive tackle Anthony Collins Tuesday. Collins signed a five-year, $30 million contract prior to last season and started 10 games in 2014. The 29-year-old spent his previous six seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals and has played in 69 career games (35 starts). The Buccaneers also re-signed safety Major...

NFL Draft: NFC Team Needs

By John Gworek, 5 months 1 week ago
The NFL Combine is under way, so it’s a good time to take a look at what each team might be looking for in Indianapolis.  Keep in mind these could change once teams start adding free agents on March 10, so we’ll revisit this just before the Draft in late April.Here are the top needs for each NFC team: NFC EAST Washington RedskinsFirst-Round Pick: No. 5What They Need:...

Extra Points: Lovie puts stamp of approval on Winston

By The Sports Network, 5 months 1 week ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - There is still about 10 weeks before the NFL Draft in Chicago, but the eventual No. 1 overall selection is becoming clearer by the day. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers hold the top spot after a dismal 2014 season in what was Lovie Smith's first go-around as the team's head coach. Like most bad teams, the biggest issue with the Bucs, who finished 2-14, was at the quarterback...