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JPP shocked by Thursday morning call that he’d been traded

If you were shocked by the news that the Giants had traded defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul to the Buccaneers, you weren’t alone. Pierre-Paul was stunned by the news. “I got the call and I was like, ‘What?’” Pierre-Paul said Friday during his first press conference as a Buccaneers, via Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay [more]

Bucs bring back offensive lineman Evan Smith

The Bucs have been aggressive about working on both lines, but they brought back a familiar face on offense. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Bucs have brought back center-guard Evan Smith for a fifth season in Tampa. Smith has started 28 games the last four seasons in Tampa, including six last [more]

Report: Kevin Pamphile signs one-year deal with Titans

Offensive lineman Kevin Pamphile signed a one-year deal with the Titans, Jenna Laine of ESPN reports. Pamphile, 27, spent his first four seasons in Tampa Bay after the Bucs made him a fifth-round pick. He played left guard and right tackle for the Bucs but is capable of playing all five positions on the line. [more]

Thirteen teams watched Johnny Manziel throw

More than two years after he last played in the NFL, Johnny Manziel still attracts attention. He drew 13 teams to watch him throw at the University of San Diego’s Pro Day. Scouts from the Bears, Browns, Chargers, Giants, Chiefs, Jets, Patriots, Raiders, Titans, Lions, Jaguars, Panthers and Bucs were on hand, Eric Williams of [more]

Report: Robert McClain visiting Cardinals

Cornerback Robert McClain played for Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks for a couple of years with the Panthers and could rejoin Wilks in Arizona this season. Jenna Laine of ESPN reports that McClain is visiting the Cardinals on Thursday. Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reported this week that the Buccaneers remain interested in retaining [more]

Bucs G.M.: Pierre-Paul “will make an immediate impact”

The Buccaneers are understandably excited after this morning’s trade for defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, their latest move in an attempt to overhaul the league’s least-effective pass rush. After dealing their third round pick (69th overall) and fourth-rounder (108th) to the Giants in exchange for Pierre-Paul and a fourth-rounder (102nd), the Bucs were pumped to bring [more]

Bucs add JPP in trade with Giants

The Giants are no longer down with JPP. (I couldn’t resist.) Jason Pierre-Paul, a former first-round pick of the Giants whose career was derailed by an offseason fireworks mishap in 2015, has been traded to the Buccaneers, PFT has confirmed. Adam Schefter of ESPN, who was sued by Pierre-Paul for posting one of his medical [more]

Robert Ayers driving to owners meetings to meet with teams

Pass-rusher Robert Ayers is taking a free agent visit, but his is different than most. The former Buccaneers defensive end will drive from Tampa Bay to Orlando to meet with teams one by one, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. The Bucs released Ayers on Saturday. Ayers, 32, spent the past two seasons in [more]

Broncos sign Clinton McDonald

The Broncos have made their first addition to their defensive line of the offseason. According to multiple reports, they have signed veteran defensive tackle Clinton McDonald to a two-year contract. McDonald spent the last four seasons with the Buccaneers and provided them with some pass rushing punch off the bench last season. McDonald had five [more]

Bucs released Robert Ayers with Vinny Curry joining team

The Buccaneers said hello to one defensive end and goodbye to another this weekend. Vinny Curry was the new arrival as he signed a contract in Tampa shortly after being released by the Eagles. With Curry in the fold, the Buccaneers didn’t have much need for Robert Ayers any longer and released him from the [more]

Bradley Chubb still hopes to crash the top-five party

Before the Colts traded down from the third overall pick in the draft, some thought they would target defensive end Bradley Chubb. Even with an emerging belief that there will be a run on quarterbacks, Chubb still could end up being a top-five pick. Chubb’s agent, Erik Burkhardt, tells PFT that the former North Carolina [more]

Vinny Curry quickly lands in Tampa

The Eagles decided that $9 million in 2018 would be too much for defensive end Vinny Curry. The Buccaneers quickly gobbled him up. Curry has agreed to terms on a three-year deal with the Buccaneers, according to Jenna Laine of Curry reportedly will make up to $27 million (key words “up to”), with $11.5 [more]

Bucs sign Ryan Jensen to four-year deal

Center Ryan Jensen has agreed to a four-year deal with the Buccaneers, his agent, Mike McCartney announced. Jensen will get $42 million deal, including $22 million guaranteed, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. The Bucs now can move Ali Marpet back to guard. The Ravens drafted Jensen in the sixth round in 2013. He started all [more]

Saints hang onto defensive end Alex Okafor

The Saints held onto one of their own free agents Friday, who had interest elsewhere. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, defensive end Alex Okafor agreed to a two-year deal worth up to $10 million. Okafor visited the Buccaneers yesterday but decided to stick with his own team. He had 4.5 sacks in [more]

Bucs re-sign top pass-rushing end Will Clarke

The good news is, the Buccaneers re-signed the defensive end that led the team in sacks last year. The bad news is, Will Clarke only had 2.5 of them. According to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, the Buccaneers re-signed the rotational end. Clarke played 313 snaps last year, so getting 2.5 sacks out [more]

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