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Bucs think Antoine Winfield Jr. had a false positive COVID test

The Buccaneers have been practicing without safeties Antoine Winfield Jr. and Jordan Whitehead due to positive COVID-19 tests, but it sounds like they expect to have Winfield back in action soon. Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians said that Winfield’s positive test on Sunday was followed by a negative one on Monday, which has led to [more]

Stefon Diggs snubbed by Madden as top receiver in NFL

Last year, Bills receiver Stefon Diggs made an immediate impact with his new team, leading the league in receptions and receiving yards. That wasn’t enough, however, to vault him to the top of the Madden ratings for the new version of the game. Diggs actually lands at No. 4 in the initial ratings, with a [more]

After winning the Super Bowl, Mike Evans likes that everyone wants to beat the Bucs

After many years of being hunters, the Buccaneers have become the hunted. That’s what happens when a team wins the Super Bowl. And while Tampa Bay has been adamant that the club has turned the page from one season to the next, the rest of the league still sees the Buccaneers as the defending champions [more]

Red wristband, yellow wristband; some Bucs had no wristband at all

The NFL has deferred to its teams the procedure for visually identifying vaccinated and unvaccinated players at practice. In Pittsburgh, unvaccinated players are wearing yellow wristbands (first-round rookie running back Najee Harris is one of the few wearing it). In Jacksonville, unvaccinated players will wear a wristband. In Tampa, the team has said vaccinated players [more]

Bucs’ Cameron Kinley hopes future Navy, Army and Air Force players have clearer path to NFL

Cameron Kinley has arrived at Buccaneers training camp after an offseason ordeal that started with him being told he’d be required to serve in the Navy rather than pursue his NFL dream, and ended with the secretary of defense calling Kinley directly to tell him he can play pro football. Now Kinley, who had a [more]

Mike Evans says he knew Tom Brady was injured, but didn’t know it was a torn MCL

The Buccaneers are back in training camp, and certain players are back at the microphone, answering questions from reporters. Quarterback Tom Brady has yet to be grilled about the torn MCL with which he played in 2020. Receiver Mike Evans was asked about it on Sunday. “I knew he was hurt, hurt pretty bad,” Evans [more]

Buccaneers say they’re using red wristbands for vaccinated players, yellow for unvaccinated

So much for HIPAA. (That’s sarcasm, by the way.) The Buccaneers have informed PFT that the Super Bowl LV champions will be using two different wristbands at practice to distinguish vaccinated players from unvaccinated players. According to the team, vaccinate players will wear red wristbands and unvaccinated players will wear yellow wristbands. As the Bucs [more]

Buccaneers sign Chris Cooper

The Buccaneers pushed their roster to the maximum of 90 players ahead of their first training camp practice on Sunday. Safety Chris Cooper was the late addition to the roster. The team announced his signing on Sunday morning. Cooper signed with the Colts after going undrafted out of Stony Brook in 2018. He has also [more]

Buccaneers place Cameron Brate on PUP list, sign De’Quan Hampton

The Buccaneers made a few roster moves on Saturday, notably at tight end. Tampa Bay placed Cameron Brate on the physically unable to perform list. While Brate will temporarily be out of practice, he can return to the field at any time in the preseason. With a roster spot open, the Bucs signed tight end [more]

NFL to fine unvaccinated players $14,650 for COVID-19 protocol violations

NFL players who aren’t vaccinated will be monitored for compliance with mask rules and other restrictions that don’t apply to vaccinated players, and every time an unvaccinated player breaks a COVID-19 protocol, it will cost him. The standard fine is $14,650 for a violation of the COVID-19 protocols. Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians has confirmed he [more]

Bruce Arians: Unvaccinated players will be fined $14,000 for every protocol breach

NFL teams can’t force players to get the COVID-19 vaccine, but they can make life difficult for unvaccinated players. And they will. The latest example comes from Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians, who told Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times that they will fine any unvaccinated player $14,000 on the spot any time he [more]

Bucs place Jordan Whitehead on the COVID-19 reserve list

The Buccaneers placed safety Jordan Whitehead on the COVID-19 reserve list. Whitehead did not attend the White House ceremony Tuesday and wasn’t at the ring event Thursday night, according to Greg Auman of TheAthletic.com. Whitehead underwent shoulder surgery after Super Bowl LV. He had 74 tackles, two interceptions, two sacks, a forced fumble, and a [more]

Bucs place John Franklin, Chris Wilcox on PUP, waive Curtis Riley

The Buccaneers placed receiver John Franklin III and cornerback Chris Wilcox on the active/physically unable to perform list, the team announced. They will count toward the team’s active roster limit of 90 players for training camp, but the team can activate them off the list at any time this summer. Wilcox, a seventh-round choice out [more]

Buccaneers get their Super Bowl rings tonight

Forty percent of the people may not think they won the Super Bowl, but they’ll get 100 percent of their rings tonight. Yes, tonight’s the night the Super Bowl LV champion Buccaneers get their rings. It’s the second ring in franchise history, but the first for the vast majority of the players. For one player, [more]

Colts to honor late 1950s teams with throwback uniform vs. Bucs

The Colts announced Wednesday they will wear a throwback uniform this season. They are going way back in time. The Colts will wear a throwback uniform modeled from 1956 in their game against the Buccaneers in Week 12 this season. It’s intended to honor the Baltimore Colts team of the late 1950s. The Colts won [more]

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