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Tampa Bay Buccaneers

-- Bucs Sign 3rd-Rounder Jalen McMillan --
Wed May 29, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Tampa Bay Times reports Buccaneers 3rd-round draft pick WR Jalen McMillan has signed a four-year contract.

-- Vita Vea Loses Significant Amount of Weight --
Mon May 27, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Tampa Bay Times reports Buccaneers DT Vita Vea has lost significant weight in the offseason. Vea reportedly weighed a lot more than the 347 pounds he’s listed at, and the Bucs felt that his weight was slowing him down last year. Bucs defensive line coach Kacy Rodgers has said Vea “looks a lot different” at a lighter weight and that the Bucs need him to play better than he did in 2023, when he was good but not dominant.

-- Bucs Sign 3rd-Rounder Tykee Smith --
Wed May 22, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed 3rd-round draft pick DB Tykee Smith to a four-year contract.

-- Bucs Extend Antoine Winfield Jr. --
Mon May 13, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports CB Antoine Winfield Jr. is now the highest-paid defensive back in NFL history after he and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers reached agreement on a four-year, $84.1 million deal, per sources. It’s the first time in modern NFL history that a safety has set this mark.

-- Jalen McMillan 100% Healthy --
Sat May 11, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie WR Jalen McMillan says his sprained medial collateral ligament from last season is 100% now.

-- Buccaneers Sign Three Drafted Rookies --
Fri May 10, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed drafted rookies RB Bucky Irving, TE Devin Culp, and OG Elijah Klein to four-year contracts.

-- Chris Godwin to be Moved Back into the Slot --
Wed May 8, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

Pewter Report reports Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin had a solid season out wide with 83 catches and 1,024 yards in 2023, but only had two receiving touchdowns. That was his lowest TD output since he caught just one score as a rookie in 2017. It wasn’t a bad year by any means, but the standard of play and expectations that Godwin has set for himself, it felt like some production was left on the table – especially for a $20 million receiver. With OC Liam Coen as Tampa Bay’s new offensive coordinator and Bryan McClendon as his wide receivers coach, the Bucs are going back to the basics with Godwin. Coen’s offense will feature many three wide receiver looks with lots of motion on every play. More importantly, Godwin will be back in the slot where he has been the most effective during his Bucs career. “Right now Chris is going to be moved back to the slot pretty much the majority of the time,” McClendon said. “Now that does not mean he won’t be utilized in other ways. We’ll be able to utilize other guys in other ways, but just positionally. If we went out there today he’d probably be the starting slot. Like I said, being able to kind of do a bunch of stuff right now with him and everything else. Chris is one of those ‘Hey, if the team needs me to do this, then we can do this’ [kind of players].”

-- Jalen McMillan Could be a True WR3 in 2024 --
Sun May 5, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie WR Jalen McMillan could be a "true #3 receiver" this season with the offense expected to feature more three-receiver sets under OC Liam Coen.

-- Bucs to Tryout Pressley Harvin --
Wed May 1, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

Fox Sports reports veteran free-agent P Pressley Harvin will be trying out for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at their rookie minicamp next week.

-- Bucs Decline to Pick Up 5th-Year Option on Joe Tryon-Shoyinka --
Tue Apr 30, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Athletic reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers declined to pick up the 5th-year option on LB Joe Tryon-Shoyinka.

-- Buccaneers Re-Sign Williams Gholston --
Mon Apr 15, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have re-signed veteran free-agent DE Williams Gholston.

-- Tom Brady Could Return to the NFL If... --
Thu Apr 11, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports retired QB Tom Brady said he’s not opposed to a return under the right circumstances. Brady said if a team in contention were to have lost its quarterback late in a season, he would be open to a return.

-- Antoine Winfield Jr. Contract Watch --
Wed Apr 10, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports franchise-tagged S Antoine Winfield Jr. and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have optimism that their discussions about a pact will result in an agreement. Any deal for Winfield is expected to make him the highest-paid safety in the league.

-- Randy Gregory Contract Details --
Thu Apr 4, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports DE Randy Gregory's deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has a base value of $3 million with up to $2 million available in incentives. Of the base amount, $2.49 million is fully guaranteed. The deal has $510,000 in per-game active roster bonuses. The triggers for the incentives are 40-percent and 50-percent playing time, and six, eight, and 10 sacks.

-- Buccaneers Sign Randy Gregory --
Wed Apr 3, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed veteran free-agent DE Randy Gregory to a one-year contract.

-- Buccaneers Re-Sign One --
Fri Mar 22, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have re-signed LS Zach Triner.

-- Buccaneers Sign Tavierre Thomas --
Mon Mar 18, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

KPRC2 reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed free-agent CB Tavierre Thomas to a one-year contract.

-- Bucs Sign One --
Fri Mar 15, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed free-agent OG Sua Opeta to a one-year contract.

-- Buccaneers Sign John Wolford --
Fri Mar 15, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Athletic reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed free-agent QB John Wolford.

-- Buccaneers Re-Sign Justin Skule --
Fri Mar 15, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have re-signed OT Justin Skule to a one-year contract.

-- Buccaneers to Sign Ben Bredeson --
Fri Mar 15, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed to terms with OG Ben Bredeson on a one-year, $3.5 million contract.

-- Buccaneers Sign Bryce Hall --
Fri Mar 15, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed CB Bryce Hall to a one-year contract.

-- Buccaneers to Sign Jordan Whitehead --
Wed Mar 13, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed to terms with S Jordan Whitehead on a two-year contract.

-- Buccaneers Re-Sign Lavonte David --
Tue Mar 12, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have re-signed LB Lavonte David to a one-year, $10 million contract.

-- Buccaneers Re-Sign Chase Edmonds --
Mon Mar 11, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have re-signed RB Chase Edmonds to a one-year contract.

-- Bucs Trade Carlton Davis --
Mon Mar 11, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Detroit Lions have acquired CB Carlton Davis from the Buccaneeers for a 2024 third-round pick and pair of sixth-rounders.

-- Russell Gage Becomes a UFA --
Mon Mar 11, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

FOX Sports reports WR Russell Gage is a free agent after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers declined his 2024 team option.

-- Buccaneers Re-Sign Greg Gaines --
Mon Mar 11, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have re-signed DT Greg Gaines to a one-year, $3.5 million contract.

-- Buccaneers Re-Sign Chase McLaughlin --
Mon Mar 11, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have re-signed PK Chase McLaughlin to a three-year contract.

-- Buccaneers Re-Sign Baker Mayfield --
Sun Mar 10, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have re-signed QB Baker Mayfield to a three-year contract worth $100 million with $50 million guaranteed. He gets $30 million fully guaranteed in Year #1 and another $10 million in 2025 is fully guaranteed at signing, plus $10 million for injury that becomes fully vested next year.

-- Baker Mayfield Will Test Free Agency --
Sat Mar 9, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers want free-agent QB Baker Mayfield back. Mayfield wants to remain a Buc. And while it’s still the likely outcome, it apparently won’t happen until Mayfield gets a chance to see what else is, or isn’t, officially available to him when the official tampering period begins on Monday. Look for a resolution here fairly quickly. If the Vikings lose QB Kirk Cousins, they could push to sign Mayfield. That could lead to a bidding war between the two teams for Mayfield.

-- Bucs & Baker Mayfield Not Close to a New Contract --
Wed Mar 6, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

Pewter Report reports negotiations between the Bucs and free-agent QB Baker Mayfield are still not close to agreeing to terms on a contract extension. Multiple sources recently and while there has been some progress since talks began in earnest at the NFL Scouting Combine last week, the Bucs and Mayfield’s camp were very far apart to begin with. How far? Nearly $20 million apart. It's not certain which side made the initial offer – whether it was the Bucs or Mayfield’s agent, Jack Mills. But Mayfield’s camp opened negotiations with an offer rumored to be at $44 million per year. The thinking there is that Mayfield is a better quarterback than New York Giants starter QB Daniel Jones, who makes an average of $40 million per season. Tampa Bay is rumored to have either countered – or started – with an offer of $25 million per year, which is the QB Geno Smith contract. After a career turnaround season in Seattle in 2022, replacing QB Russell Wilson as the starter, Smith signed a three-year, $75 million contract extension with the Seahawks. That’s a big gap – a $19 million chasm, to be exact.

-- Buccaneers Re-Sign Two --
Tue Mar 5, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed their two exclusive-rights free agents back to the team for 2024. WR Deven Thompkins and OL Brandon Walton signed one-year contracts today.

-- Buccaneers Franchise Antoine Winfield --
Tue Mar 5, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have franchise tagged S Antoine Winfield.

-- Buccaneers Re-Sign Mike Evans --
Mon Mar 4, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and five-time Pro-Bowl WR Mike Evans have reached agreement on a two-year, $52 million that includes $35 million guaranteed. Bringing back Evans not only will help the Buccaneers' offense but also will serve as another catalyst in the recruitment to re-sign free agent QB Baker Mayfield, who has said he hopes to continue playing with the standout receiver. "He's an unprecedented player. We want him to be a Buc for life," GM Jason Licht said last week at the NFL combine. Update: Evans gets a two-year, $41 million deal. The other $11 million comes in the form of incentives and escalators. The deal pays out $23 million fully guaranteed in 2024. He’s due to make $18 million in 2025. Of that amount, $6 million is fully guaranteed and $6 million is guaranteed for injury. So it’s a $20.5 million deal, not a $26 million contract. And it has $29 million fully guaranteed at signing.

-- What Mike Evans Wants in a New Team --
Sat Mar 2, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

Bleacher Report reports free-agent WR Mike Evans’ agent says... “Mike wants to play with an elite quarterback in an offense that will showcase him, and be paid like a top wide receiver. He doesn’t want to play with a rookie QB. Winning a Super Bowl is a key priority.”

-- Mike Evans Plans to Test Free Agency --
Fri Mar 1, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Athletic reports free-agent WR Mike Evans plans to hit free agency for the first time in his career, per sources. Tampa and Evans are in discussions but he wants to explore his options. This doesn’t mean Evans' time as a Buc is over, but he plans on hearing from all teams before making a decision.

-- Bucs Not About to Let Mike Evans Leave --
Tue Feb 27, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are actively working towards re-signing free-agent WR Mike Evans, even if it puts a strain on their finances to do so. "We're going to do whatever we can to make sure that he's a Buc," GM Jason Licht said.

-- Buccaneers Release Shaquil Barrett --
Tue Feb 27, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released two-time Pro Bowl LB Shaquil Barrett. Barrett had a $15.04 million option bonus due next month. Instead of collecting it, he now will become a free agent.

-- Bucs Begin Contract Talks to Re-Sign Baker Mayfield --
Fri Feb 23, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Tampa Bay Times reports the Bucs and QB Baker Mayfield have had preliminary talks about a new contract, and GM Jason Licht is expected to meet with Mayfield’s agent, Tom Mills, next week at the Scouting Combine. Both the team and Mayfield have indicated that they’d like to get a deal done to stay together.

-- Buccaneers Name Josh Grizzard --
Thu Feb 22, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have named Josh Grizzard Pass Game Coordinator.

-- Bucs Franchise Tag Plans --
Tue Feb 20, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Tampa Bay Times reports the Buccaneers are expected to use the franchise tag on S Antoine Winfield, if they use it this year. That means they won’t use it on QB Baker Mayfield or WR Mike Evans.

-- Bucs Not Close to Extending Mike Evans --
Mon Feb 19, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

Bleacher Report reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had a soft deadline today to get an extension done with Pro Bowl WR Mike Evans, but both sides remain far apart, sources say. Tampa Bay is set to take on $7.4 million in 2024 dead money by not getting a deal done today. Talks will continue, but the understanding is Evans is trending toward becoming a free agent, barring an unexpected change in discussions.

-- Buccaneers Name Brian Picucci --
Sat Feb 17, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have named Brian Picucci Assistant Offensive Line Coach.

-- Buccaneers Name Bryan McClendon --
Sat Feb 17, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have named Bryan McClendon WRs Coach.

-- Buccaneers Name Two --
Wed Feb 14, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have named Thomas McGaughey Special Teams Coordinator and Kevin Carberry Offensive Line Coach.

-- Bucs Have Inside Track to Re-Sign Baker Mayfield --
Thu Feb 8, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have the inside track to re-sign free-agent QB Baker Mayfield.

-- Ryan Jensen Retires --
Fri Feb 2, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers C Ryan Jensen has retired from the NFL after 10 seasons.

-- Buccaneers Name Liam Coen --
Fri Feb 2, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have named Liam Coen Offensive Coordinator.

-- Keith Armstrong Retires --
Wed Jan 31, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong has retired.

-- Bucs Interviewing Alex Van Pelt --
Mon Jan 29, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports former Browns OC Alex Van Pelt is meeting with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers regarding their vacant offensive coordinator job.

-- Bucs Set to Name Dave Canales New Head Coach --
Thu Jan 25, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Carolina Panthers are moving to hire Bucs OC Dave Canales as their new head coach.

-- Jamel Dean Injures Back --
Sun Jan 21, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Jamel Dean (back) was carted off the field against the Lions today with a back injury.

-- Baker Mayfield Future Watch --
Sun Jan 21, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have the franchise tag as an option ti retain QB Baker Mayfield. That said, the two sides are likely to come to an agreement on a contract extension rather than the Bucs placing the tag on Mayfield.

-- Buccaneers Friday Injury Update --
Fri Jan 19, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers official website reports Buccaneers LB Shaquil Barrett (ankle), RB Chase Edmonds (toe), and QB John Wolford (illness) are questionable to play this week.

-- Buccaneers Thursday Injury Update - Godwin Limited; Mayfield Practices --
Thu Jan 18, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers official website reports Buccaneers LB Shaquil Barrett (ankle) and RB Chase Edmonds (toe) did not practice on Thursday. LB YaYa Diaby (shoulder) and WR Chris Godwin (knee) were limited. QB Baker Mayfield (ankle/ribs) fully practiced.

-- Buccaneers Wednesday Injury Update - Godwin Sits; Mayfield Practices --
Wed Jan 17, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers official website reports Buccaneers LB Shaquil Barrett (ankle), LB YaYa Diaby (shoulder), WR Chris Godwin (knee), and RB Chase Edmonds (toe) did not practice on Wednesday. QB Baker Mayfield (ankle/ribs) fully practiced.

-- Baker Mayfield Will Start Tonight --
Mon Jan 15, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Baker Mayfield (ribs/ankle) is active and will start tonight against the Eagles.

-- Baker Mayfield Expected to Play Tonight --
Mon Jan 15, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Baker Mayfield (ribs/ankle) is expected to play tonight against the Eagles.

-- Buccaneers Friday Injury Update - Godwin Sits; Mayfield Limited --
Fri Jan 12, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers official website reports Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin (knee/rest) did not practice on Friday. LB K.J. Britt (calf), QB Baker Mayfield (ankle/ribs), OT Tristan Wirfs (illness), and DB Josh Hayes (quad/knee) were limited. DT Mike Greene (calf) fully practiced.

-- Buccaneers Thursday Injury Update - Mayfield Sits --
Thu Jan 11, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers official website reports Buccaneers LB K.J. Britt (calf), QB Baker Mayfield (ankle/ribs), and OT Tristan Wirfs (illness) did not practice on Thursday. DB Josh Hayes (quad/knee) was limited. DT Mike Greene (calf) fully practiced.

-- Bucs Want to Re-Sign Baker Mayfield --
Sun Dec 24, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Sources say there is mutual interest for QB Baker Mayfield and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to run it back in 2024. The former Browns, Panthers and Rams quarterback might have found a stable home. There are potential issues to work through, however, with Mayfield set to enter free agency having renewed leverage. But based on what the team has meant to him, and what the QB means to them, both parties want to do it again next year. Mayfield has already cashed in with the Bucs. In addition to his $4 million base, Mayfield is in position to earn an additional $1 million thanks to play-time incentives, plus another $1 million if the team wins the NFC South. There are additional performance-based incentives available, as well.

-- Bucs Release Ke'Shawn Vaughn --
Fri Dec 15, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have waived RB Ke'Shawn Vaughn.

-- Chris Godwin & Bucs Fine --
Thu Dec 7, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

The Tampa Bay Times reports there’s “no ill will” between WR Chris Godwin and the Buccaneers. “I’ve never had any malice or like ill will to Dave or Coach Bowles or anybody,” Godwin said. “I think I have a really good relationship with them. They’re all part of the team and I consider them to be like cool people to me. So now it’s how to move forward and make this the best that we can make it because we want to win, we want to go to the playoffs. . . . Nobody is beefing. We’re all great right now.”

-- Bucs Sign John Wolford --
Tue Oct 31, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed QB John Wolford to the their active roster.

-- Bucs Activate Chase Edmonds; Release One --
Wed Oct 25, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

Fox Sports reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have activated RB Chase Edmonds (knee) from injured reserve ahead of Thursday’s game at Buffalo. Rookie CB Derrek Pitts was waived to make room.

-- Leonard Fournette Says He's Signing with a Team Next Week --
Sat Oct 21, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

The Athletic reports free-agent RB Leonard Fournette posted on Twitter that he will be announcing what team he will be signing with next week.

-- Bucs IR Chase Edmonds --
Wed Sep 20, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have placed RB Chase Edmonds (knee) on injured reserve. He is OUT 4+ games.

-- Bucs Don't Plan to Trade Mike Evans --
Sun Sep 10, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers do not plan to trade veteran WR Mike Evans.

-- No New Deal for Mike Evans --
Sat Sep 9, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and WR Mike Evans officially will not be extending his deal by today’s player-imposed deadline, per league sources. Evans now will be playing on the last year of his contract and plans to explore his free-agent options in 2024.

-- No Extension for Mike Evans Right Now --
Fri Sep 8, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have no plans for an extension of WR Mike Evans at this time.

-- Shaquil Barrett Restructures --
Wed Sep 6, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers restructured the contract of LB Shaquil Barrett.

-- Ke'Shawn Vaughn MIA; Not Excused from Practice --
Wed Sep 6, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ke'Shawn Vaughn was not practicing on Wednesday. HC Todd Bowles said it was not an excused absence and they will deal with it accordingly. He said it was not due to an injury and it was “personal reasons.”

-- Carl Nassib Retires --
Wed Sep 6, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports former Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Carl Nassib has announced his retirement after seven NFL seasons.

-- Sean Tucker to be RB2 for Bucs --
Sun Sep 3, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

SI.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie RB Sean Tucker will open the season as the #2-RB on the depth chart behind starting RB Rachaad White.

-- Mike Evans Contract Extension Deadline is September 9th --
Fri Sep 1, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports WR Mike Evans’ agents have informed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers organization that we will discontinue contract discussions as of September 9th, 2023. “We have been working on extending Mike’s career with the Bucs for over a year, and we want the fans to know this is not a tactic and the ball is in the owner’s court. That said, we are giving the Bucs until the start of the regular season to make him a Buc for Life, and if that cannot happen, 100 percent of Mike’s focus will be on football and his future and where he can continue to make an impact.”

-- Ryan Jensen Restructures --
Wed Aug 30, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

OTC reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers C Ryan Jensen (knee - IR) restructured his contract to help the team with their 2024 salary cap allowing them to split the dead money between 24 and 25 if he retires or is cut.

-- Bucs Release David Moore --
Mon Aug 28, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

Pewter Report reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released veteran WR David Moore. He is a strong candidate to return to the practice squad.

-- Mike Evans Dealing With Groin Issue --
Mon Aug 28, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

The Tampa Bay Times reports Buccaneers HC Todd Bowles said WR Mike Evans (groin) had been dealing with a groin issue, but should’ve okay and didn’t need to play on Saturday. Bowles did say Evans will definitely be ready to play in Minnesota in Week #1.

-- Sean Tucker Rushes for 34 Yards --
Sun Aug 27, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers undrafted rookie RB Sean Tucker had 10 carries for 34 yards on Saturday against the Ravens. Tucker was the #3 back through the rotation behind RB Rachaad White and RB Ke’Shawn Vaughn. All of Tucker’s carries came playing with backups in the second half.

-- Bucs to IR Ryan Jensen --
Sat Aug 26, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will place starting C Ryan Jensen (knee) on season-ending injured reserve. Jensen is dealing with a likely career-ending knee injury.

-- Ryan Jensen Won't Play Week #1; Career Could be in Jeopardy --
Tue Aug 22, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

JoeBucsFan.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers starting C Ryan Jensen (knee) won’t be ready to play in Week #1 against the Vikings. Jensen’s career could be in jeopardy. Jensen isn’t necessarily contemplating retirement now but it’s understood that Jensen’s knee is not able to handle the rigors of a full season.

-- John Wolford Limited Tuesday --
Tue Aug 22, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB John Wolford (neck) was seen taking part in stretching with the rest of the team today. Wolford is not wearing pads, so he’s set to be a limited participant in the session, but being out there for any work is a good sign that Wolford avoided any kind of serious injury.

-- Baker Mayfield Will Start Week #1 --
Tue Aug 22, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are going with QB Baker Mayfield as their starting QB, HC Todd Bowles announced. The former No. 1 overall pick, Mayfield beat out QB Kyle Trask for the right to succeed Tom Brady and will start the Sept. 10 opener at Minnesota.

-- Bucs Release Rodrigo Blankenship; Chase McLaughlin Wins Job --
Mon Aug 21, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have waived PK Rodrigo Blankenship. That leaves PK Chase McLaughlin as the lone kicker on the roster and the winner of the competition.

-- Bucs IR Russell Gage --
Sun Aug 20, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have placed WR Russell Gage (knee) on injured reserve.

-- Todd Bowles Mum on Naming Starting QB --
Sun Aug 20, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers HC Todd Bowles was asked when he will be announcing a starting quarterback for Week #1 at Minnesota. The game happens three weeks from today. “We don’t have a timetable on it,” Bowles said. “We’ll name it when we name it. And, you know, we feel comfortable with where we’re at. So we’ll go from there.”

-- John Wolford Injures Neck --
Sun Aug 20, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers backup QB John Wolford (neck) has been released from the hospital. Wolford was briefly hospitalized after getting injured Saturday evening. “He got his movement back in his arm,” HC Todd Bowles said. “It kind of went numb a little bit. He got his movement back, and he seems to be OK.”

-- Russell Gage Injures Knee; Likely Lost for the Season --
Wed Aug 16, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Russell Gage (knee) suffered a non-contact knee injury during today's joint practice with the Jets. The belief heading into exams is that the severe injury will end his season.

-- Mayfield Performs Well; Trask Struggles --
Fri Aug 11, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Baker Mayfield completed 8-of-9 passes for 63 yards and a touchdown in his preseason debut Friday night against the Steelers. Mayfield got the start and played the first half before giving way to QB Kyle Trask. This was as good a night as possible for Mayfield, who thew a back corner touchdown to sixth-round WR Trey Palmer and had full command of the offense while playing with mostly backups. Trask struggled in relief of Mayfield, throwing an interception and taking three sacks.

-- Baker Mayfield Will Start This Week, But... --
Wed Aug 9, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers HC Todd Bowles confirmed today that QB Baker Mayfield will start Friday’s preseason opener against the Steelers. Next week, QB Kyle Trask will start the Bucs’ second preseason game, against the Jets.

-- Chase Edmonds Watch --
Sat Aug 5, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Chase Edmonds is expected to begin the season as the team's third-down back.

-- Calijah Kancey OUT Four Weeks --
Tue Aug 1, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie DT Calijah Kancey (calf) is expected to miss four weeks with the strained calf injury he suffered last weekend, per source. Kancey could be ready for the Buccaneers’ Sept. 10 regular-season opener at Minnesota.

-- Calijah Kancey Injury Update --
Mon Jul 31, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

The Tampa Bay Times reports Buccaneers first-round draft pick DT Calijah Kancey (calf) received good news after undergoing an MRI on his injured calf. Kancey’s injury is “nothing serious.” The Bucs may be deliberate in Kancey’s return to practice, but the season opener is not in danger.

-- Evans Connecting Well With Mayfield --
Sun Jul 30, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers official website reports Buccaneers WR Mike Evans has certainly found chemistry with QB Baker Mayfield during the first few days of training camp.

-- Calijah Kancey Injures Calf --
Sun Jul 30, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers HC Todd Bowles says rookie DL Calijah Kancey (calf) has a calf strain and will get an MRI exam.

-- Devin White Reporting to Camp Today --
Tue Jul 25, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Devin White, who requested a trade this off-season while hoping for the contract extension that did not materialize, is reporting to training camp today with the rest of his veteran teammates.

-- Bucs to Re-Sign Will Gholston --
Mon Jul 24, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed to terms to re-sign DL Will Gholston, according to multiple reports.

-- Bucs Name Four --
Thu Jun 29, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have promoted Mike Greenberg and John Spytek to their newly appointed Assistant General Manager roles, Jackie Davidson to Vice President of Football Research, and Shane Scannell to Director of Pro Scouting.

-- Leonard Fournette Escapes Injury After Vehicle Caught Fire --
Tue Jun 27, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports free-agent RB Leonard Fournette escaped injury during a scary moment on Tuesday. In a post to his Instagram account, Fournette shared video of his burned-out SUV on the side of a highway. In the caption, Fournette said that the vehicle caught on fire while he was driving it, but indicated that he was not injured. “Man it was one of those days today , but I would like thank God, my car caught on fire while I was driving, But I am still blessed,” Fournette wrote.

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