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Alex Okafor visiting Bucs on Thursday

Defensive end Alex Okafor will visit the Buccaneers on Thursday, reports. Okafor, 27, has ties to Bucs General Manager Jason Licht and defensive line coach Brentson Buckner. Licht was in Arizona when the Cardinals used a fourth-round pick on him in 2013, and Buckner was an assistant coach in Arizona for Okafor’s first four [more]

Buccaneers add Mitch Unrein to defensive line

Beau Allen won’t be the only new face on the defensive line in Tampa. Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Buccaneers have also agreed to a deal with former Broncos and Bears defensive lineman Mitch Unrein. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media adds that the deal is for three years and $10.5 [more]

Buccaneers signing kicker Chandler Catanzaro

The Buccaneers tried finding a kicker by trading up to draft one in the second round, and that didn’t work. So signing one the first day of free agency has to be worth a shot. According to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, the Bucs are signing Jets free agent Chandler Catanzaro. Catanzaro hit [more]

Keith Tandy signs two-year deal with Bucs

The Buccaneers picked up the option on Chris Conte‘s contract and now they’ve moved to keep another safety in the fold as well. The team announced a new two-year deal with Keith Tandy on Wednesday. It’s the second new contract Tandy has gotten from the Buccaneers since they took him in the sixth round of [more]

Report: Patriots, Buccaneers bidding for Trent Murphy

Linebacker Trent Murphy is one of the rapidly dwindling number of players on our Top 100 free agent list that has yet to agree to a deal this week, but he’s generating interest ahead of the official start of free agency on Wednesday afternoon. Jenna Laine of reports that the Patriots and Buccaneers are [more]

Ryan Jensen to visit Colts and Buccaneers

One of the top centers in free agency is going to make some visits before he makes a decision. According to Peter Schrager of the NFL Network, Ravens center Ryan Jensen will visit the Buccaneers and the Colts before making his decision. The Bucs make immediate sense, but the Colts are only two years removed [more]

Beau Allen heading to Tampa Bay

Beau Allen was likely heading out the door anyway, but the Eagles have already replaced him with Haloti Ngata, so you knew he was gone. Now we know where. According to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, the Buccaneers are adding the Eagles defensive tackle. Allen can fill the hole created by the release [more]

Report: Buccaneers re-sign Peyton Barber

The Buccaneers are holding onto their leading rusher from last season. Running back Peyton Barber was set to be an exclusive rights free agent this offseason, but Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Bucs have re-signed him to a one-year, $660,000 contract. Barber ran 108 times for 423 yards and three touchdowns last season [more]

Bucs tender Adam Humphries, re-sign Adarius Glanton

The Buccaneers took care of business on several fronts Monday. They signed tight end Cameron Brate and cornerback Brent Grimes to new contracts and also took care of some business with two of their restricted free agents. According to multiple reports, they tendered wide receiver Adam Humphries at the second-round level and re-signed linebacker Adarius [more]

Buccaneers keep Cameron Brate on six-year, $40.8 million deal

The Buccaneers used a first-round pick on a tight end from Alabama a year ago. But that doesn’t mean they don’t want the undrafted tight end they signed out of Harvard four years ago. PFT has confirmed that the Bucs have signed Cameron Brate to a six-year, $40.8 million contract. Of that amount, $18 million [more]

Report: Brent Grimes agrees to one-year, $10 million deal to remain with Bucs

The Buccaneers are bringing back cornerback Brent Grimes. Grimes agreed to a one-year deal worth up to $10 million, according to NFL Media. Grimes was scheduled to become a free agent this week, but Tampa Bay General Manager Jason Licht made it clear at the NFL Scouting Combine that the team wanted Grimes back. The [more]

Friday’s PFT PM looks at trade craziness, more

Friday’s edition of the PFT PM podcast was being taped while news of the Jarvis Landry trade broke, which means you’ll get the benefit of my real-time surprise at the news. You’ll also hear plenty about Richard Sherman, Mike Evans/DeSean Jackson, Drew Brees, Doug Martin/Marshawn Lynch and more. Also, plenty of questions were answered before [more]

Does Mike Evans deal make DeSean Jackson available?

With the news of the Buccaneers extending the contract of receiver Mike Evans, the question becomes whether the Bucs would now like to escape the contract of receiver DeSean Jackson. Jackson, signed a year ago, was largely a disappointment in 2017. He’s due to earn a base salary of $11 million this year, $7.5 million [more]

Report: Mike Evans agrees to five-year, $82.5 million extension

Buccaneers receiver Mike Evans has a new deal. Evans has agreed to a five-year, $82.5 million extension that includes $55 million guaranteed, according to multiple reports. He now is under contract through the 2023 season. Evans, the seventh overall pick in 2014, had been set to make $13.2 million this season on his fifth-year option. [more]

Jon Gruden met with Doug Martin

Raiders coach Jon Gruden has sung the praises of Marshawn Lynch since he took over in Oakland, but that doesn’t mean he’s not looking for options. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Gruden recently met with former Buccaneers running back Doug Martin “and came away impressed with him as a person.” Martin was [more]

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