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Demar Dotson on schedule after knee surgery

Bucs right tackle Demar Dotson had knee surgery in April to repair his meniscus. Two months later, Dotson said he is right on schedule. “I’m feeling good,” Dotson said, via Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times. “. . . This is more of a precaution than anything, giving me time to get it back. [more]

Jason Pierre-Paul: Offseason’s been hectic, but I’ll get caught up

Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul did not attend Buccaneers OTAs after being traded to the team by the Giants in March, but he did report for the first mandatory work of the year on Tuesday. Pierre-Paul said it “has been hectic” since being traded, which led him to miss out on a $250,000 workout bonus because [more]

Clinton McDonald restructures his brand new deal with Broncos

Clinton McDonald just signed with the Broncos this offseason, but he’s not ready to pass a physical, so the contract just got smaller. According to Field Yates of ESPN, McDonald agreed to a restructured contract, which dropped his base salary for the year from $3 million to $1 million, but allows him to make up the [more]

Report: Jason Pierre-Paul will attend Bucs’ minicamp

Jason Pierre-Paul showed up to One Buc Place on Monday, and the defensive end will attend the Buccaneers’ mandatory minicamp that begins Tuesday, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Pierre-Paul did not attend the team’s voluntary organized team activities. The Bucs sent a third-round pick to the Giants for Pierre-Paul, who will make [more]

T.J. Ward has all pending charges dropped

Safety T.J. Ward remains a free agent, and he’ll also remain free. Via, all pending criminal charges against Ward have been dropped. Ward had faced an allegation of felony marijuana possession and misdemeanor paraphernalia possession. There also was at one point an allegation that Ward had failed to show up in court in connection [more]

Jason Pierre-Paul not at Buccaneers’ OTAs

Jason Pierre-Paul was a major offseason acquisition in Tampa Bay, but he’s not with the team during Organized Team Activities. Pierre-Paul has not attended a single day of OTAs, according to ESPN. That might seem like a bad look for a player who was acquired in a trade that sent a third-round draft pick to [more]

Reports: Kellen Winslow II arrested on burglary charges

Former Pro Bowl tight end Kellen Winslow II was arrested in Encinitas, Calif. on Thursday following a call to police regarding a residential burglary, according to KUSI News. Police were called Thursday afternoon regarding a possible burglary as a neighbor in a mobile home park saw a black male he didn’t recognize enter a home. [more]

Bucs may be embracing run-pass option

The Buccaneers hope to pump up both sides of the ball. On offense, it sounds like they’ll be embracing the trend that the Eagles rode to a championship. The run-pass option. “I think everybody in the league is probably going to do more of it this year,” Bucs coach Dirk Koetter said in response to [more]

Noah Spence has his shoulder fixed and his weight up

Bucs defensive end Noah Spence has spent the offseason rehabbing his shoulder and putting on weight. He’s right where he wants to be. Spence, who dropped to 228 pounds at one point last season, now weighs 257. Bucs coach Dirk Koetter said Spence’s ideal weight is between 253 and 259 pounds. “I eat like 10 [more]

Jason Licht’s challenge raises $130,000 for pediatric cancer research

Buccaneers General Manager Jason Licht shaved his head for a good cause, raising more than $100,000 during the team’s annual “Cut for a Cure” fundraiser. Licht challenged Bucs coaches, players and staffers in the fundraiser, and they topped his goal with $123,000 in donations for pediatric cancer research. Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, saying he didn’t [more]

Vita Vea already showing off his strength

Strict (sort of) limits apply to what teams can do during offseason workouts. Contact is prohibited but most observers are more confused than J.R. Smith (timely!) over what that exactly means. Enough contact is permitted (or at least happening) in Tampa to allow coach Dirk Koetter to develop an admiration of 350-pound rookie defensive tackle [more]

Titans, Bucs working out plans for joint practices this summer

Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston and Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota were the top two picks in the 2015 NFL draft and they’ll get a chance to meet up before their fourth seasons get underway. The Buccaneers and Titans are set to play a preseason game on August 18th and the two teams are working out the [more]

Jon Gruden’s football obsession disrupted Chris Simms’ honeymoon

Tuesday’s PFT Live included a discussion about Jon Gruden’s return to coaching, and the transition he’ll need to make in his first year back after nearly a decade away from the sideline. And Gruden’s biggest adjustment will come from the reduced access to players during the offseason, and reduced practice time in the offseason and [more]

Bucs G.M. to shave his head for charity

General Managers in the NFL are used to giving haircuts, when it’s time to trim payroll, at least. This time, Bucs G.M. Jaosn Licht will be taking a literal haircut, to help raise money for charity. Via Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, Licht has promised to shave his head if the team can [more]

Amid comeback attempt in CFL, Josh Freeman retires

Former first-round Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman, who at only 30 is still younger than many of the NFL’s current starters, has retired amid a comeback attempt in Canada. “We would like to thank Josh for his work and dedication. He was a consummate professional throughout camp,” Montreal Alouettes General Manager Kavis Reed said. “We respect [more]

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