Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Stadium: Raymond James Stadium | Coach: Dirk Koetter
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense18th101.0 (24th)245.4 (16th)
Defense23rd117.2 (22nd)250.8 (22nd)


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Sun Sep 10
at MIA
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Sun Sep 17
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Sep 24
at MIN
4:05 pm EDT
Sun Oct 1
8:25 pm EDT
Thu Oct 5
4:05 pm EDT
Sun Oct 15
at ARI
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 22
at BUF
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 29
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 5
at NO
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 12
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 26
at ATL
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 3
at GB
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 10
8:30 pm EST
Mon Dec 18
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 24
at CAR
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 31


Tampa Bay9-7-04-2-0
New Orleans7-9-02-4-0
Buccaneers' Charles Sims: Practices Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sims (pectoral) participated in the Buccaneers' OTAs on Tuesday, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

Sims, whose 2016 campaign was shortened to just seven games due to an assortment of injuries, will face competition from multiple weapons out of the backfield in Tampa Bay. Doug Martin could once again be the first-team RB when he returns from his suspension after the first three weeks of the season, while rookie Jeremy McNichols (shoulder) may cut into Sims' role as a pass-catcher. The extremely crowded backfield also includes Jacquizz Rodgers, who lost weight throughout the offseason and added quickness as a result.

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Buccaneers' O.J. Howard: Signs contract Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard, the Buccanneers' 2017 first-round pick, signed a four-year deal with a team option for a fifth season Monday, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

The standout tight end thus becomes the first of Tampa's six draft picks to ink a contract, and given his talent and draft slot, he's expected to make immediate contributions. Howard is notably the only tight end drafted in the first round by the Bucs in the franchise's 42-year history, and his 6-foot-6 frame and 4.5 speed are expected draw attention towards the middle of the field and away from the dynamic receiver duo of Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson in the coming season.

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Buccaneers' Ryan Fitzpatrick: Inks one-year deal with Tampa
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fitzpatrick signed with the Buccaneers on Friday.

Fitzpatrick's deal is for one year and worth $3 million, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. His signing comes after Mike Glennon joined the Bears earlier this offseason, leaving a vacancy behind Jameis Winston in the Bucs' quarterback ranks. Entering his 13th season, Fitzpatrick boasts plenty of starting experience, but after a disastrous 2016 campaign that included 12 touchdowns against 17 interceptions for the Jets, the 34-year-old seems likely to be a backup for the remainder of his career.

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Buccaneers' Jacquizz Rodgers: Loses around six pounds during offseason
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rodgers has lost about six pounds throughout the offseason and has added quickness as a result, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

Rodgers has been praised by running backs coach Tim Spencer heading into the Buccaneers' OTAs for his work ethic during the offseason. An increased level of athleticism and confidence bodes well for Rodgers' chances at seeing additional touches early in the season while Doug Martin serves his three-game suspension, with Charles Sims (pectoral) and rookie Jeremy McNichols (shoulder) also factoring into the mix. Rodgers is already a versatile weapon out of the backfield, while a slight reduction in weight figures to boost his agility.

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Buccaneers' Noah Spence: High expectations for sophomore campaign
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Spence (shoulder) has high expectations for himself heading into 2017, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Spence had a serviceable rookie season, notching 22 tackles (16 solo), 5.5 sacks, two passes defensed and three forced fumbles. However, he also separated his shoulder and suffered a full labrum tear in Week 4, which required him to wear a harness the rest of the season. Spence then reseparated the shoulder in the season finale against the Panthers, ultimately leading to offseason surgery. Spence is expected to be completely healthy for his second campaign and has already shed eight-to-10 pounds off his playing weight of 251 last season. That's been accompanied by an approximate five-percent reduction in body fat, which should render Spence an even more effective pass-rushing threat in the coming season.

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