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Bucs public relations staff wins PFWA’s Rozelle Award

The Pro Football Writers of America has selected the Buccaneers public relations staff as the 2021 winner of the Pete Rozelle Award. The Bucs were lauded for dealings with the media during a Super Bowl season that included the addition of high-profile free agent Tom Brady. The Buccaneers PR staff, the 32nd Rozelle Award winner, [more]

Service academies need clear, consistent rules for potential pro athletes

It seems like the question comes up nearly every year. It needs to be resolved once and for all. Athletes who attend service academies either should or shouldn’t be allowed to defer their service obligations to pursue careers in pro sports. Whatever it is, the various institutions — West Point, the Naval Academy, and the [more]

Which team in the NFC will be the biggest threat to the Buccaneers?

The trade that sent receiver Julio Jones from Atlanta to Tennessee makes the Titans better. It also makes the top of the AFC more competitive. In turn, the Buccaneers won’t have to deal with Jones twice this year as a member of the Falcons. It underscores the reality that the AFC — with the Chiefs, [more]

Mike Evans: When I’m out there tired, I’m thinking about earning another parade

Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans followed up the Super Bowl champions’ boat parade in Tampa with a ceremony that was thrown for him in his hometown of Galveston, Texas, and any time he gets tired during offseason workouts, that’s what he’s thinking about. Evans said the fanfare that came with winning a Super Bowl was [more]

Cameron Kinley “speechless” over Navy’s refusal to let him pursue an NFL career

Despite signing as an undrafted rookie with the Buccaneers, Cameron Kinley won’t be given a chance to play in the NFL. A cornerback who played his college football at Navy, was informed this week that he will be required to go directly into military service. Kinley still doesn’t know why. “I was given no explanation [more]

Shaq Barrett: Even though we won the Super Bowl, I’m coming with a vengeance this year

Shaq Barrett has developed into one of the league’s top edge rushers and was a key piece in the Buccaneers Super Bowl championship season. But even after earning a ring and signing a four-year, $72 million deal to stick with Tampa Bay this offseason, Barrett is as motivated as ever. “I just want to have [more]

Bruce Arians on bringing in a vaccination specialist: “I’m the specialist”

Washington coach Ron Rivera brought a vaccination expert to town to try to convince players to get the COVID-19 shot. On Thursday, Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians was asked whether he’ll also bring in a vaccine specialist. “I’m the specialist,” Arians said, via Jenna Laine of “If you wanna go back to normal, get vaccinated,” [more]

Tom Brady knows it won’t be easy for the Buccaneers to repeat as Super Bowl champions

No team has won consecutive Super Bowls since the Patriots in 2003 and 2004. The quarterback of that team is the quarterback of the next team that will try to do it. On Wednesday, Bucs quarterback Tom Brady explained to reporters the difficulty of winning back-to-back championships. “I think the assumption [that it won’t be [more]

Curtis Riley carted off at Bucs practice

The Buccaneers saw a player go down with an apparent injury during Wednesday’s minicamp practice. Mark Cook of reports that safety Curtis Riley went down while defending a pass to tight end Rob Gronkowski during a drill. He got tangled with Gronkowski and linebacker Kevin Minter and a cart was summoned to help Riley [more]

Tom Brady says he dealt with knee injury since April or May of 2020

Tom Brady‘s mouth is potentially going to force the Buccaneers to write some checks. Brady, who previously characterized his offseason Super Bowl as “pretty serious,” has made another comment about the condition that prompted surgical intervention. Brady told reporters on Wednesday that the knee problem first surfaced last April-May. Here’s the problem for the Buccaneers: [more]

His ankle fully healed, Alex Cappa is back as the Bucs’ starting right guard

Buccaneers guard Alex Cappa missed much of the fun last season. He fractured his ankle in the wild-card playoff game against Washington and missed the final three postseason games, including the Super Bowl victory over the Chiefs. His ankle fully healed, Cappa has returned to his familiar spot as the team’s starting right guard. “It [more]

Bruce Arians plans more shotgun work for Tom Brady as he recovers from knee surgery

Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady is operating at full speed four months after knee surgery, but head coach Bruce Arians is still thinking about alleviating any pressure on Brady’s knee. Arians told Sal Paolantonio on ESPN that he wants to be sure Brady is fresh and healthy when the regular season starts, and so he’s planning [more]

Buccaneers sign Kyle Trask

The Buccaneers had Tom Brady on the field for Tuesday’s minicamp practice and they took care of some business with one of his backups as well. Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the team has signed second-round pick Kyle Trask. It’s a four-year deal worth over $5.5 million for the former Florida [more]

Chris Godwin thinks there’s “mutual interest” in long-term deal

The Buccaneers held onto all of their key players from last year’s Super Bowl champs, but wide receiver Chris Godwin‘s future beyond the 2021 season remains up in the air. Godwin received a franchise tag in March and he signed it a short time later, so he is set to make just under $16 million [more]

Tristan Wirfs: Making sure no one gets close to Tom Brady is always in your mind

Tom Brady has been in the league for nearly as long as Tristan Wirfs has been alive. The Buccaneers right tackle turned 22 in January, just before he concluded his terrific rookie year with a victory in Super Bowl LV over the Chiefs. Wirfs’ quarterback is roughly 21.5 years his senior, as Brady turns 44 [more]

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