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Buccaneers will open facility June 10, coaches likely back week of June 15

The Buccaneers are getting ready to reopen their facility. The team announced on Friday, via multiple reporters, that they will begin the first phase of the reopening process on Wednesday, June 10. That will allow up to 75 employees to work from the facility. Coaches are now allowed back in the building, but it does [more]

Big Ben, Gronk are co-favorites for Comeback Player of the Year

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski are the co-favorites to win the Comeback Player of the Year award for the 2020 season. Roethlisberger and Gronkowski are both listed at +400 in the odds at MGM. Roethlisberger is hoping to come back from an elbow injury that saw him miss all but [more]

Bruce Arians would start Tua Tagovailoa, if he’s healthy

The Dolphins have three competent quarterbacks, including rookie Tua Tagovailoa. Coach Brian Flores showed in 2019 a willingness to play the best guy, period. It’s unclear whether he’ll do that in 2020, or whether he’ll get the rookie on the field in order to get him the reps needed for his future development. Buccaneers coach [more]

Devonta Freeman tells Bucs to negotiate with him directly

Devonta Freeman has a message for the Buccaneers. Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians was asked about reports that the team has interest in the free agent running back during a Thursday conference call and said that there would be interest if Freeman was looking for a lower salary. That led to a response from Freeman [more]

Bruce Arians hoping for extra time in training camp

Coaches are allowed to return to team facilities today, but it will be some time before players return. And Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians is hoping to get a little extra time with them to make up for the OTAs and minicamps they missed because of the coronavirus. Via Greg Auman of, Arians said that [more]

Santana Dotson remembers meeting fellow high school alum George Floyd

Former Packers defensive tackle Santana Dotson went to Houston Yates High School, as did George Floyd. Dotson is four years older than Floyd, so the two met only once. That came in 1993 after Dotson’s rookie season with the Buccaneers and while Floyd was a tight end at Yates. Floyd stood out. Literally. “George’s team [more]

The Simms QB countdown, No. 28: Ryan Fitzpatrick

On Thursday, we paused the Chris Simms Top 40 quarterback countdown on PFT Live in order to devote the full show to the ongoing conversation regarding a moment of profound change in America. On Wednesday, we unveiled two more. Quarterback No. 28 is a quarterback who seemingly has played for 28 teams. Ryan Fitzpatrick actually [more]

Bucs to use two tight ends as base offense

The Buccaneers already had a good pair of tight ends on the roster, before Rob Gronkowski came to town. So it makes sense that they want to use them all. Via Greg Auman of, Bucs coach Bruce Arians replied “that’s our base offense” when asked about what’s referred to as “12 personnel” (one back, [more]

Bruce Arians: Devonta Freeman’s price too high for us

Free agent running back Devonta Freeman said recently that he isn’t thinking about retiring, but he hasn’t found a team willing to hit his desired price to play during the 2020 season. It doesn’t look like the Buccaneers are going to be the team that changes the situation for Freeman. They’ve been reported as an [more]

Bruce Arians: Tom Brady provides “fantastic” leadership in Tampa

Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians hasn’t been able to oversee a practice with Tom Brady yet, but he’s already seen enough to be impressed with Brady’s leadership. Arians said on Joe Maddon’s YouTube show that he has already observed impressive leadership from Brady, just in team Zoom meetings. “We got a great locker room, but to [more]

Rob Gronkowski loses the WWE 24/7 title

Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski has made his official exit from pro wrestling. In a video with acting that is nearly as bad as the production values, Gronk has lost the WWE 24/7 title to Ron Killings. Killings was masquerading as a gardener while Gronk was filming a TikTok video. The person operating the camera [more]

Auden Tate, other NFL players help clean up Tampa after protests

NFL players aren’t just speaking out. They’re also helping out. Three NFL players who live in Tampa in the offseason but do not play for the Buccaneers helped cleanup efforts in the city Sunday, a day after looters damaged businesses in a strip mall. Grace Remington of WTSP posted video of Bengals receiver Auden Tate, [more]

Deion Sanders pushes for an Antonio Brown comeback

Hall of Fame cornerback Deion Sanders has a new mission: He’s helping a receiver who once was on track to join Deion in Canton get back into the NFL. “My son came to town to WORK!” Sanders said on social media. “On his game, on his life, on his thoughts, on his tomorrow and on [more]

The Simms QB top 40 countdown, No. 33: Jameis Winston

Five years after becoming the first overall pick in the draft, quarterback Jameis Winston no longer is a starter. And with 32 teams in the league, it’s no surprise he’s not among Chris Simms’ top 32 quarterbacks for 2020. Winston just missed the cut. The NFL’s first 30-30 man came in at No. 33 on [more]

The Simms top 40 QB countdown, No. 35: Jarrett Stidham

Tom Brady is out, Jarrett Stidham is in. And Stidham, despite very limited NFL experience has landed on the Chris Simms top 50 quarterback countdown. Stidham, the presumptive Patriots starter for 2020 (and potentially beyond), comes in at No. 35. During Thursday’s PFT Live, we took a look at several drives from Stidham during last [more]

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