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Bucs sign second-round pick Carlton Davis

The Bucs announced the signing of second-round pick Carlton Davis on Thursday. The team got first-round pick Vita Vea under contract earlier in the day. Tampa Bay coach Dirk Koetter praised Davis after Thursday’s OTA. “He’s been real consistent,” Koetter said. “All of the rookies that are practicing are holding their own and that’s why [more]

Buccaneers sign Vita Vea

The Buccaneers have their first pick of the 2018 NFL Draft under contract. Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports that defensive tackle Vita Vea has agreed to a deal with the team. Vea was selected with the 12th overall pick after the Bucs moved down from No. 7 in a trade with the [more]

Former Steelers second-round pick Senquez Golson doesn’t last long in Oakland

Senquez Golson has enough talent that the Steelers drafted him in the second round of the 2015 NFL draft. But he still hasn’t played in an NFL game, and the news today raises the question of whether he ever will. Golson was cut by the Raiders today, according to Field Yates of ESPN. Golson was [more]

Buccaneers bring back Bernard Reedy

Wide receiver Bernard Reedy opened last season with the Buccaneers and he’ll try to do the same after closing out the 2017 campaign with the Patriots. The Buccaneers announced that they have signed Reedy to their 90-man roster on Wednesday. They waived wide receiver Thomas Sperbeck, who joined the team last week, with an injury [more]

Gerald McCoy “excited” about D-line additions, but “a lot of work to be done”

Buccaneers defensive coordinator Mike Smith stated the obvious last week when he said that the team’s defense needs to be better than it was during a 5-11 2017 season. It was obvious based on the way the Bucs played and by their offseason focus on adding pieces to the unit. Many of those pieces were [more]

Mike Evans wants to improve his yards after the catch

Mike Evans had a fourth 1,000-yard season in his fourth season. It doesn’t mean he was happy with it. The Buccaneers receiver had a career-low 1,001 yards and scored only five touchdowns, calling 2017 “maybe my second-worst” season. “I don’t know what it was. I guess my awareness wasn’t where it should have been,” Evans [more]

Russell Shepard signing with Giants

Wide receiver Russell Shepard is signing with the Giants, he announced in an Instagram post Monday night. It reunites him with General Manager Dave Gettleman. The Panthers released Shepard last week after he declined a pay cut, and he had taken a free agent visit to Buffalo. Shepard signed a three-year, $10 million deal with [more]

Former Bucs defensive end Da’Quan Bowers retires

Former Buccaneers defensive end Da’Quan Bowers is retiring from football, the Edmonton Eskimos announced. The Bucs made Bowers a second-round pick in 2010. Bowers played 53 games with 10 starts in five NFL seasons. He made 69 tackles and seven sacks in his NFL career. Bowers, 28, has not played in the NFL since 2015. [more]

Vincent Jackson makes his retirement official

Vincent Jackson hasn’t played in the NFL since October 2016, but he hadn’t officially retired. Until now. Jackson has now officially decided to retire, and the Chargers have congratulated him on a great career. The 35-year-old Jackson retires with impressive career numbers of 540 catches for 9,080 yards and 57 touchdowns. He had three 1,000-yard [more]

Only 76 draft picks remain unsigned three weeks after draft

The days of lengthy training camp holdouts for draft picks has long since passed (unless you’re Joey Bosa) given the current rookie contract slotting system in place with the current Collective Bargaining Agreement. Just three weeks since the NFL Draft came to an end, the vast majority of draft picks have already signed their rookie [more]

Brentson Buckner wants Gerald McCoy to make another leap with mental game

Gerald McCoy has proven to be one of the most consistent and productive defensive tackles in the NFL since being selected in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. McCoy has posted at least five sacks in each of the last six seasons for the Buccaneers, including at least [more]

Brentson Buckner: William Gholston dropped 15 pounds after feeling he played too heavy last year

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers ranked last in the league in sacks last season with just 22 sacks in 2017. They were three sacks behind the next closest team in the Indianapolis Colts. As the Buccaneers look to correct that major deficiency heading into their 2018 campaign, many factors are looked at by coaches and players [more]

Todd Monken to Jameis Winston: Stop trying so hard

Bucs offensive coordinator Todd Monken has a message for quarterback Jameis Winston: Stop trying so hard. “The thing is what I’ve seen, irrespective of the physical stuff on the field, let’s not try so hard,” Monken said Thursday, via Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. “He’s got natural leadership qualities. A toughness about him. [more]

Bucs sign Shaheed Salmon, Thomas Sperbeck

The Buccaneers announced three roster moves Thursday, signing linebacker Shaheed Salmon and receiver Thomas Sperbeck and cutting linebacker Jeff Knox. Salmon tried out during the team’s rookie minicamp last weekend. The Bucs already signed two other invitees, guard Ruben Holcomb and cornerback Mark Myers. Salmon made 274 tackles, 40 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks, five [more]

Bucs OC Todd Monken: We chose to suck in red zone last year

Buccaneers defensive coordinator Mike Smith was blunt in criticizing his unit’s play during the 2017 season and offensive coordinator Todd Monken took a similar path on Thursday. Monken took particular notice of the team’s performance in the red zone. They scored touchdowns on less than half of their red zone trips last season, which ranked [more]

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