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Antonie Winfield: Russell Gage is the perfect slot receiver for our system

With receiver Chris Godwin still recovering from a torn ACL and no set timetable for his return, the Buccaneers have a lot of opportunity behind Mike Evans at receiver.The team signed Russell Gage in March to a three-year deal worth $30 million in March, bringing him over from the Falcons. Once Godwin returns, Gage should [more]

Bengals don’t have the usual target that attaches to Super Bowl teams

When an NFL franchise makes it to the Super Bowl one year, that team faces a rude awakening the next. The Bengals may avoid this fate.Typically, a conference champion acquires the bull’s-eye that comes from being a measuring stick for other teams. Suddenly, teams that want to prove themselves circle that date on the schedule. [more]

Vita Vea hungrier for another Super Bowl after losing in divisional round

When Tom Brady elected to end his short retirement and come back to the Buccaneers for 2022, it completely changed the team’s expectations for the upcoming season.Instead of an ostensibly middling team in the first year post-Brady, Tampa Bay should now compete for another championship with him.That’s a good thing for defensive tackle Vita Vea, [more]

Todd Bowles: No handcuffs on offense, whatever we have to do to win

Buccaneers offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich said recently that “everything should be status quo” on the team’s offense after the change in head coaches this offseason and it doesn’t sound like Todd Bowles will be spending too much time micromanaging Leftwich’s approach.Outside of their 2020 playoff run, the Bucs haven’t been terribly productive running the ball [more]

Todd Bowles: Chris Godwin “better than where he was,” but no timetable for return

The Buccaneers kicked off their organized team activities on Tuesday, but not every member of the team is taking part in the on-field workouts.Wide receiver Chris Godwin is one of the players who is currently out of action. Godwin tore his ACL in Week 15 last season and said in March that there wasn’t any [more]

Vita Vea: We’re happy to have Todd Bowles as our head coach

Though Bruce Arians stepped down as the Buccaneers head coach in March, the team hasn’t had to make too much of an adjustment under Todd Bowles.That’s at least according to defensive lineman Vita Vea, who spoke to the media about the transition from Arians to Bowles during a Tuesday press conference.“With Bowles, he’s such a [more]

Tom Brady has a Netflix deal, will be the subject of a roast

If you can’t get enough Tom Brady, we have good news. If you’ve had enough Tom Brady, tough crap.Joe Otterson of Variety.com reports that Netflix will launch a series of comedy specials called the “Greatest Roasts of All Time” or “GROAT.” (Groan.)Brady will serve as an executive producer of the series, apparently because nothing says [more]

Bucs sign three, cut two

The Buccaneers signed three players who tried out for the team over the weekend.Coastal Carolina receiver Kameron Brown, James Madison defensive lineman Mike Greene and Yale tight end J.J. Howland showed up on the NFL’s transactions report Monday.Brown caught 36 passes for 605 yards and five touchdowns last season. In two years with the Chanticleers, [more]

Buccaneers signing J.J. Howland

The Buccaneers are keeping the proverbial light on for tight end Rob Gronkowski, as he continues to contemplate retirement or returning for the 2022 season.But Tampa Bay has added another player at the position after a successful tryout at rookie minicamp.Per Greg Auman of TheAthletic.com, the Bucs are signing J.J. Howland to their 90-man roster.Howland [more]

Todd Bowles: Kyle Trask is going to get a chance to compete for the No. 2 job

Clyde Christensen was honest earlier this week when the Buccaneers’ quarterbacks coach said he didn’t see Kyle Trask competing for the No. 2 job. Christensen never said Trask wouldn’t get the chance to compete. He just doesn’t think the second-year player will beat out Blaine Gabbert.Christensen called Trask a “developmental guy.”“He could do it, but [more]

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