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Shaquil Barrett still expects to stay in Tampa

Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians sounded pretty sure of himself last offseason, when he said that pending free agent Shaquil Barrett wasn’t leaving town. Barrett himself seems OK with that. Via the Buccaneers’ official website, Barrett said today at Pro Bowl practice that he doesn’t anticipate leaving. “I don’t know where it’s going to end up [more]

Rivers-to-Bucs chatter helps the Bucs

With Philip Rivers and family loading up the truck and moving out of Beverly (Hills, that is), plenty of reporters and insiders are connecting dots regarding a 38-year-old quarterback and a 44-year-old franchise that is located in Rivers’ new state of residence: Florida. The Buccaneers, they’re saying, are a potential destination for Rivers, whose time [more]

Colts quarterbacks coach hoping things change for minority candidates

There was enough pressure on the Colts quarterbacks coach this year, considering Andrew Luck retired during the preseason and they had to adjust on the fly. But being an outlier made the job that much more difficult for Colts quarterbacks coach Marcus Brady. He’s one of the two minority quarterbacks coaches in the NFL (along [more]

A.J. Francis becomes a professional wrestler

A well-traveled former NFL player will be doing more traveling as part of his latest venture. According to Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, veteran defensive tackle A.J. Francis has signed a three-year deal with WWE to become a professional wrestler. Francis, whose side gig with Uber drew attention several years ago, played for [more]

Jameis Winston wearing cast on right thumb

Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston dealt with a right thumb injury in the final weeks of the regular season that caused him to wear a cast at times during the week for preventative reasons. The injury never kept Winston from playing in games and he’s now sporting a more substantial cast now that the season is [more]

Shaquil Barrett truly bets on self, wins big

There’s been plenty of talk lately about players betting on themselves. Signing a multi-year deal that doesn’t give the player an early out or doesn’t ensure that, if he performs like the very best in the league at his position in the sport, his pay will be adjusted accordingly isn’t really an instance of a [more]

Spots 1-28 now set for 2020 NFL Draft

Yesterday was a crushing loss for the Texans, but at least they can comfort themselves with their future, and how they can use the 26th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft to make a good team better. Oh wait, they already traded that one to the Dolphins. Sorry guys, that was probably too soon. With [more]

Mike Caldwell, Ben Steele will coach East-West Shrine Bowl teams

The NFL has announced the head coaches for this month’s East-West Shrine Bowl for college seniors hoping to enter the NFL this season. Buccaneers inside linebackers coach Mike Caldwell and Falcons offensive assistant Ben Steele have been tabbed as the head coaches for the two teams. The two coaches were nominated by their clubs to [more]

Carson Palmer: If Jameis Winston returns, he’ll have a “massive year”

During Carson Palmer’s first season playing quarterback for Bruce Arians in Arizona, he threw a career-high 22 interceptions while posting a passer rating of 83.9 for a team that missed the playoffs. Palmer was much better in 2014 before getting hurt and then turned in the best season of his career in 2015 when he [more]

Amari Cooper, Jaylon Smith added to Pro Bowl

The Cowboys have two more Pro Bowlers on their roster. The team announced that wide receiver Amari Cooper and linebacker Jaylon Smith have been added to the NFC Pro Bowl roster. They are taking the places of Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans and Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly. Cooper caught 79 passes for 1,189 yards and [more]

Four more spots in 2020 NFL Draft order filled in

The Patriots not being involved in the divisional round of the playoffs is unusual enough. Having them involved so early in next year’s annual selection meeting will be peculiar as well. With the results of the wild card weekend in the books, four more slots in the 2020 NFL Draft order have been filled in. [more]

Shaquil Barrett is first sacks leader since 2010 not chosen first-team All-Pro

Buccaneers pass rusher Shaquil Barrett has reason not to be happy with the Associated Press All-Pro team. Barrett, who led the NFL with 19.5 sacks this season, was not chosen first-team All-Pro. That makes him the first player since 2010 to lead the league in sacks but not make the All-Pro team. The panel of [more]

Michael Thomas, Stephon Gilmore unanimous All-Pro selections

The Associated Press has announced the results of this year’s All-Pro voting and two players were selected as first-team choices by all 50 voters. Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas got the unanimous nod after setting a new record for receptions during the 2019 season. Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore joined Thomas in that category. Both players [more]

Zach Thomas, Sam Mills, LeRoy Butler are Hall of Fame finalists for first time

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced the modern-era finalists for the Class of 2020 on Thursday night. Seven of the 15 finalists made the list for the first time. The inclusion of first-year eligible players Troy Polamalu and Reggie Wayne was expected. They were joined by five others who previously were eligible for the [more]

Former Bengals, Bucs coach Sam Wyche dies at 74

Sam Wyche was one of a kind among NFL head coaches. He led the Bengals to the Super Bowl in 1988 but perhaps is best known for taking the field microphone during a game against the Seahawks in 1989. With Bengals fans pelting the field with snowballs after an official’s call went against the home [more]

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