Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Stadium: Raymond James Stadium | Coach: Lovie Smith
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense30th85.9 (29th)206.1 (25th)
Defense25th113.7 (19th)255.2 (28th)


Sun Sep 7
L 20 - 14CAR
Sun Sep 14
L 19 - 17STL
Thu Sep 18
L 56 - 14at ATL
Sun Sep 28
W 27 - 24at PIT
Sun Oct 5
L 37 - 31at NO
Sun Oct 12
L 48 - 17BAL
Sun Oct 26
L 19 - 13MIN
Sun Nov 2
L 22 - 17at CLE
Sun Nov 9
L 27 - 17ATL
Sun Nov 16
W 27 - 7at WAS
Sun Nov 23
L 21 - 13at CHI
Sun Nov 30
L 14 - 13CIN
Sun Dec 7
L 34 - 17at DET
Sun Dec 14
L 19 - 17at CAR
Sun Dec 21
L 20 - 3GB
Sun Dec 28
L 23 - 20NO


New Orleans7-9-03-3-0
Tampa Bay2-14-00-6-0
Lions trade DE George Johnson to Buccaneers for draft pick
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

Rather than match the offer the sheet for defensive lineman George Johnson, the Lions agreed to trade Johnson to the Buccaneers on Wednesday, the Lions announced.

Johnson was a restricted free agent and signed a three year, $9 million offer sheet with the Buccaneers last week. The Lions were previously disputing the Buccaneers offer to Johnson.

Along with Johnson, the Lions also sent the seventh-round pick the team received in the Haloti Ngata trade from Baltimore. The Lions will receive a fifth-round pick from the Buccaneers in this year's draft.

In 2014, Johnson produced six sacks and 29 tackles over 16 games.

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Lions disputing Buccaneers' offer to DE George Johnson
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

The offer sheet the Buccaneers gave to defensive end George Johnson is being disputed by the Lions, and a decision by an independent arbiter is potentially 10 days away, per MLive.com. 

Johnson signed a three-year, $9 million deal with the Bucs last week, giving the Lions until 4 p.m. Monday to match the offer. The reason for the Lions' protest is not known at this time. 

The five-year veteran racked up six sacks last season for the Lions. 

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Bucs will make signing Lavonte David a priority 'after the draft'
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht said Thursday that the team will prioritize signing linebacker Lavonte David once the NFL draft has been completed, reports the Tampa Tribune.

During his three seasons with the Buccaneers, David has established himself as one of the premiere linebackers in the NFL. During the 2014 season, David produced 146 tackles and one sack in 14 games.

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Buccaneers add two players, wait on DE Johnson
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

The Buccaneers signed two players Thursday in free-agent LB Larry Dean, formerly of the Vikings, and center Ben Gottschalk, as they wait to see if the Lions will match the three-year, $9 million offer sheet to restricted free-agent defensive lineman George Johnson, per the team's website. 

Dean has mosly played on special teams during his five-year career, while Gottschalk was in Chiefs training camp last season. The Lions have until Monday to match the offer on Johnson, who emerged last year to record 26 tackles and six sacks. 

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QB Marcus Mariota to visit with Titans on Thursday
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

The Titans will bring in Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota on Thursday for a pre-draft visit, according to NFL.com.

Mariota held a private workout on Tuesday for the Buccaneers who pick one spot, number one overall, ahead of the Titans.

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