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Nick Folk opts for the AAF

On Friday, kicker Nick Folk auditioned for a job with the Bears. He didn’t get it. On Saturday, Folk took a job with the Alliance of American Football. Via Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com, Folk will kick for the Arizona Hotshots of the league that will debut in two weeks. “The biggest thing, I still have [more]

Bo Jackson’s only advice to Kyler Murray is to “follow his heart”

Bo Jackson was the No. 1 overall pick of the Buccaneers in the 1986 NFL Draft. He was a fourth-round pick, 105th overall, of the Royals in the 1986 amateur draft. Jackson, upset with the Bucs for causing him to lose his college baseball eligibility at Auburn, turned down a more lucrative NFL offer to [more]

49ers promote Martin Mayhew

The 49ers have promoted Martin Mayhew to vice president of player personnel, General Manager John Lynch said Thursday, via Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area. Mayhew spent the past two seasons with the title of senior personnel executive. He joins Adam Peters with the title of vice president of player personnel but with different [more]

Falcons hire Ben Steele as offensive assistant

The Falcons are hiring Ben Steele as an offensive assistant, Field Yates of ESPN reports. He is following Dirk Koetter from Tampa Bay to Atlanta. Steele, 40, spent the past two seasons coaching the Buccaneers’ tight ends. He played two seasons for the Packers, appearing in 17 games in 2004-05, and making four catches for [more]

Buccaneers lower ticket prices for season pass holders

The Buccaneers have seen fewer and fewer people in the stands for their games at Raymond James Stadium and there’s little doubt that the team’s long playoff drought has something to do with that. They hope that hiring Bruce Arians as head coach and making other moves will push the team in the right direction, [more]

Gerald McCoy embraces change, which may mean a change of scenery

The Gerald McCoy era may be nearing an end in Tampa Bay. McCoy, the Buccaneers’ six-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle, has had a few things to say on Twitter recently that may be cryptic allusions to the possibility that he’ll need to move on from the team that selected him with the third overall pick [more]

Cadillac Williams to coach running backs at Auburn

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Carnell “Cadillac” Williams is returning to his alma mater to serve as running backs coach at the University of Auburn. The school announced Williams addition to the coaching staff on Wednesday. Williams was the fifth overall pick of the Buccaneers in the 2005 NFL Draft. Williams played six seasons [more]

Bruce Arians acknowledges that “a-holes usually run in the receiver room”

Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians recently riled up Steelers receiver Antonio Brown by suggesting that Brown is “too much diva.” On Tuesday, Arians used a different term to refer to those who run routes and catch passes. During an interview with FOX Sports 910 in Phoenix, one of the hosts pointed out that money and fame [more]

NFL announces 2019 London and Mexico City games

The Chiefs will be giving Mexico City another shot in 2019. They were supposed to play the Rams at Estadio Azteca in 2018, but the game was moved to Los Angeles when the league decided to move the game due to the poor condition of the field in Mexico City. The league said they planned [more]

Chiefs will pick 29th, Packers 30th in 2019 NFL Draft

The Saints pushed the cost of Marcus Davenport away, almost as far as they could have. With yesterday’s conference championship games in the books, most of the 2019 NFL Draft order is now known. The Chiefs will pick 29th overall after losing to the Patriots, and the Packers own the 30th spot, after last year’s [more]

Washington hires Nate Kaczor as special teams coach

Washington hired Nate Kaczor as its special teams coordinator, the team announced. Kaczor replaces Ben Kotwica, who joined the Falcons 10 days ago after five years in Washington. Kaczor has 11 years of experience in the NFL. He spent the past three seasons with the Buccaneers. Before going to Tampa, Kaczor worked with the Titans [more]

Cameron Brate undergoes hip surgery

Bucs tight end Cameron Brate will spend the next few months rehabbing after undergoing hip surgery, Jenna Laine of ESPN reports. Brate played most of the season with a torn labrum in his hip. The arthroscopic surgery included the removal of bone fragments. He could begin working his way back during organized team activities with [more]

In Jameis Winston, Byron Leftwich trusts

It wasn’t long ago that everyone wondered whether the Buccaneers would move on from Jameis Winston before 2019. Now, Winston again is the man in Tampa Bay, with a coaching staff that believes in him. The Bucs had two starting quarterbacks last season — Winston and Ryan Fitzpatrick — so they really had none. New [more]

Byron Leftwich: Adversity with Cardinals made me a better coach

Byron Leftwich held his first press conference since being hired as the Buccaneers offensive coordinator on Friday and fielded questions on a variety of topics, including his experience with the 3-13 Cardinals in 2018. Leftwich opened the season as the team’s quarterbacks coach and moved up to offensive coordinator when Mike McCoy was fired after [more]

DeSean Jackson on returning to Bucs: We’ll see

Word at the end of the season was that the Buccaneers and wide receiver DeSean Jackson were looking to part ways in 2019, but Bruce Arians’ arrival in Tampa may have changed the picture. A report last weekend indicated that Arians wants to keep Jackson on the team and that one of the first things [more]

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