Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Stadium: Raymond James Stadium | Coach: Dirk Koetter
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense5th135.1 (5th)240.8 (17th)
Defense10th100.4 (10th)240.0 (15th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
38Adjei-Barimah, Jude CB5-112007/21/19922Bowling Green State
 Aguayo, Roberto K6-02075/17/1994RFlorida State
58Alexander, Kwon MLB6-12278/3/19942Louisiana State
 Allen, Josh C6-331510/30/19911Louisiana-Monroe
 Anger, Bryan P6-320510/6/19885California
 Awe, Micah LB6-02091/4/1994RTexas Tech
 Ayers, Robert LB6-32759/6/19858Tennessee
27Banks, Johnthan CB6-218510/3/19894Mississippi State
 Barber, Peyton RB5-112256/27/0001RAuburn
80Bell, Kenny WR6-11972/25/19922Nebraska
 Benenoch, Caleb T6-53058/8/1994RUCLA
 Bond, Devante OLB6-1235//ROklahoma
 Bowers, Da'Quan (FA) DE6-42882/23/19905Clemson
84Brate, Cameron TE6-52357/3/19912Harvard
 Britz, Travis DT6-42931/26/1994RKansas State
59Brown, Kourtnei DE6-42534/17/19882Clemson
 Cartwright, Kivon TE6-32413/3/1992RColorado State
 Cherilus, Gosder T6-73166/28/19849Boston College
23Conte, Chris SS6-22032/23/19896California
 Cross, Alan TE6-12455/2/1993RMemphis
54David, Lavonte OLB6-12331/23/19905Nebraska
 Davis, Andre WR6-12119/1/19931South Florida
48DePaola, Andrew LS6-22307/28/19873Rutgers
69Dotson, Demar T6-931510/11/19858Southern Mississippi
17Dye, Donteea WR6-01958/20/19932Heidelberg
57English, Larry (FA) DE6-22551/22/19868Northern Illinois
13Evans, Mike WR6-52318/21/19933Texas A&M
 Fallin, Taylor T6-633911/2/1992RMemphis
96Fatinikun, T.J. DE6-22507/28/19913Toledo
 Francis, A.J. DT6-53305/7/19902Maryland
52George, Jeremiah LB5-112341/24/19923Iowa State
92Gholston, William DE6-62817/31/19914Michigan State
72Gilkey, Garrett C6-63157/9/19904Chadron State
53Glanton, Adarius OLB6-12309/21/19902Florida Atlantic
8Glennon, Mike QB6-622512/12/19894North Carolina State
 Gottschalk, Ben C6-52932/15/19921Southern Methodist
4Griffin, Ryan QB6-521011/17/19893Tulane
 Grimes, Brent DB5-101857/19/198310Shippensburg
 Hansbrough, Russell RB5-9190//RMissouri
 Hargreaves, Vernon CB5-102046/3/1995RFlorida
68Hawley, Joe C6-330210/22/19887Nevada-Las Vegas
 Humphries, Adam WR5-111956/24/19932Clemson
83Jackson, Vincent WR6-52301/14/198312Northern Colorado
 James, Mike RB5-102234/13/19913Miami (Fla.)
24Jenkins, Mike (FA) CB5-101973/22/19859South Florida
 Johnson, Storm RB6-02167/10/19922Central Florida
 Johnson, Isaiah DB6-0209//RSouth Carolina
 Johnson, Kelby T6-7301//RLouisville
94Johnson, George DE6-426512/11/19875Rutgers
95Jones, Howard DE6-22382/10/19902Shepherd
57Keyes, Josh LB6-22231/23/19932Boston College
 Lambert, Davonte DT6-2282//RAuburn
46Lane, Jorvorskie (FA) FB5-112582/4/19874Texas A&M
51Lansanah, Danny OLB6-12358/28/19855Connecticut
 LeFevour, Dan QB6-32303/19/19872Central Michigan
74Marpet, Ali G6-43074/17/19932Hobart
22Martin, Doug RB5-92231/13/19895Boise State
 Martino, Freddie WR6-01959/7/19911North Greenville
 Matthews, Cliff DE6-42688/5/19894South Carolina
93McCoy, Gerald DT6-43002/25/19887Oklahoma
 McDaniel, Tony (FA) DT6-73051/20/198511Tennessee
98McDonald, Clinton DT6-22971/6/19878Memphis
30McDougald, Bradley FS6-120911/15/19904Kansas
90Melton, Henry (FA) DT6-329010/11/19868Texas
18Murphy, Louis WR6-22005/11/19878Florida
82Myers, Brandon TE6-32569/4/19858Iowa
64Pamphile, Kevin G6-531011/27/19903Purdue
 Reedy, Bernard WR5-917512/31/19911Toledo
 Rhodes, Luke LB6-2242//RWilliam & Mary
 Robertson, Dominique T6-53159/24/1991RWest Georgia
 Robinson, Josh DB5-101991/8/19915Central Florida
 Ross, Joel CB5-101906/12/19921Appalachian State
5Schum, Jacob P5-112111/21/19892Buffalo
87Seferian-Jenkins, Austin TE6-52629/29/19923Washington
89Shepard, Russell WR6-11959/17/19904Louisiana State
 Shumate, Elijah DB6-02161/12/1994RNotre Dame
34Sims, Charles RB6-02119/19/19903West Virginia
76Smith, Donovan T6-63386/23/19932Penn State
56Smith, Jacquies DE6-22603/18/19903Missouri
62Smith, Evan G6-23087/19/19867Idaho State
 Smith, Daryl LB6-22503/14/198213Georgia Tech
 Smith, Ryan CB5-111899/7/1993RNorth Carolina Central
 Spence, Noah DE6-225411/30/1993REastern Kentucky
97Spence, Akeem DT6-130711/29/19914Illinois
85Spencer, Evan WR6-22085/26/19931Ohio State
88Stocker, Luke TE6-62537/17/19886Tennessee
 Sweezy, J.R. G6-52984/8/19895North Carolina State
37Tandy, Keith SS5-102052/12/19895West Virginia
21Verner, Alterraun CB5-1018712/13/19887UCLA
 Vitale, Dan FB6-124010/26/1994RNorthwestern
 Ward, Channing DE6-42799/17/1992RMississippi
81Westbrook, Tevin TE6-52572/17/19931Florida
 Wester, Leonard T6-63051/3/1993RMissouri Western State
3Winston, Jameis QB6-42311/6/19942Florida State
31Wright, Major SS5-112047/1/19887Florida
Injured Players
 Stewart, Dez (IR) WR6-2200//ROhio Dominican
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Tampa Bay6-5313.16-3277.125.02034
 
 
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Da'Quan Bowers
News
Bowers re-signed with the Buccaneers on Tuesday,Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The 2011 second-round pick will be on his third tour of duty with the team that originally drafted him. Bowers' latest signing was prompted by the ankle injury suffered by defensive tackle Akeem Spence in Week 14. Bowers generally underwhelmed during four seasons, accumulating 66 tackles, including 13 for loss, seven sacks, two fumble recoveries and six passes defensed over 50 games. Still only 25 years old, Bowers figures to receive modest playing time in Thursday night's road tilt versus the Rams, and has offered only marginal IDP value over his career.

Andrew DePaola
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The Buccaneers re-signed long-snapper Andrew DePaola and waived cornerback Anthony Gaitor, the team announced.
Andre Davis
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The Bucs have re-signed Davis following their weekend mini-camp, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The University of South Florida product had been released 10 days prior, but did enough to impress over the three days of practice over the weekend to warrant a return. His renewed opportunity stemmed from Kutztown receiver Anthony Kelly having to miss minicamp due to an injury. Davis had two separate stints on the Bucs practice squad in 2015, and faces a rather steep climb up the wide receiver depth chart if he's to stick on the 53-man roster come September.

Noah Spence
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The Buccaneers selected Spence in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 39th overall.

Spence has first-round talent but fell to this point due to concerns over his character. Failed drug tests at Ohio State forced Spence to relocate to Eastern Kentucky, where he unsurprisingly dominated the lower level of competition. At 6-foot-2, 251 pounds, Spence is a bit light, but his standout athleticism should provide a significant boost to the Tampa Bay pass rush.

Jude Adjei-Barimah
News
Adjei-Barimah could face competition for the starting right cornerback job from free-agent signee Josh Robinson, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

The soon-to-be second-year pro was a surprise starter for the latter part of the season for the Bucs in 2015, finishing with 41 tackles (34 solo), two tackles for loss and a pass defensed. The Bowling Green product was inconsistent in coverage and finished the season as Pro Football Focus' 83rd-ranked corner. Robinson, who recorded five interceptions and 15 passes defensed over three seasons with the Vikings, presents a play-making threat to Adjei-Barimah's starting job, considering the Bucs secondary allowed the highest completion percentage (70 percent) to opposing quarterbacks last season and surrendered 31 touchdowns as a unit.

Lavonte David
News
David managed 12 tackles (four solo), a forced fumble and a sack in Sunday's 38-10 loss to the Panthers.

The fourth-year pro wrapped up another outstanding campaign with his seventh double-digit tackle afternoon of the season. David impressively contributed across virtually defensive category in 2015, collecting a career-high 147 tackles, three sacks, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries three interceptions, 13 passes defensed and one defensive touchdown. He and rookie standout Kwon Alexander formed a formidable duo that should only get better next season, and David was an integral component of a Bucs defense that limited opposing running backs to 3.4 yards per carry, second-best in the NFL. Having just completed the first year of a five-year, $50.25 million contract extension, David is set to serve as a centerpiece of the Tampa defense for many seasons to come.

Ben Gottschalk
News
Got Gottschalk? The 49ers no longer do. They have announched that they have waived/injured offensive lineman Ben Gottschalk.

He originally signed with San Francisco on June 6 after spending last offseason and early in the regular season with Kansas City. He was on the Tampa Bay roster this spring before his release and pick-up by the Niners.

Josh Keyes
No Updates
Johnthan Banks
News
Banks (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Redskins.

The knee injury had left Banks unavailable for the Bucs' previous two games, but after practicing fully this week, he'll likely slot back into a starting role. In his lone three contests this season, Banks hasn't created much hope of emerging as an IDP-entity, contributing just eight total tackles and no turnovers.

Dan LeFevour
News
The Bucs have signed LeFevour to an undisclosed contract, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The 29-year-old veteran passer spent the last four seasons in the CFL, and played under the tutelage of Bucs quarterback coach Mike Bajakian when the latter served as his offensive coordinator and position coach in his last three seasons at Central Michigan. The 6'8 LeFevour accounted for 15,853 total yards and 150 total touchdowns from 2006-09 at the school, and has 16 touchdowns to his credit during part-time action with the Hamilton Tiger Cats and Montreal Alouettes north of the border over the last four seasons. Although he has never played an NFL snap, the versatile quarterback has professional ties to additional Bucs coaches past and present; he was drafted by the Bears and former Tampa head coach Lovie Smith in 2010, and worked with new head coach Dirk Koetter for the last six weeks of the 2011 NFL season when he was the No. 3 quarterback for the Jaguars and Koetter served as the team's offensive coordinator. LeFevour joins starter Jameis Winston and backups Mike Glennon and Ryan Griffin on the roster, and in addition to serving as training camp depth, could offer the Bucs the necessary flexibility to act on any trade offers for Glennon.

Kwon Alexander
News
Alexander grabbed an interception during Tuesday's opening OTA session, Joe Kania of the team's official site reports.

The second-year linebacker has been looking forward to getting to work in new defensive coordinator Mike Smith's scheme, and celebrated the start of on-field work with a pick. Alexander turned in an outstanding 12-game rookie resume in 2015 before a four-game PED suspension curtailed his campaign, totaling 93 tackles (59 solo), including seven for loss, along with three sacks, two forced fumbles, two interceptions and nine passes defensed.

Louis Murphy
News
Murphy faces competition from multiple players for the third receiver spot in 2016, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

The veteran wideout will enter his eighth season with a host of young hopefuls vying for his third receiver role. Murphy hauled in 10 receptions for 198 yards-- good for a career-high 19.8 yards per catch-- before a torn ACL ended his campaign in Week 6. He displayed some chemistry downfield with rookie quarterback Jameis Winston, recording receptions of 33 and 54 yards. With the Bucs reportedly looking to have their third pass-catcher to also play on the outside from time to time in 2016, players like sophomores Donteaa Dye, Evan Spencer, and Kenny Bell could all make strong bids for the job with their speed.

Jameis Winston
News
Winston will have added responsibilities within the offense in his sophomore season according to quarterbacks coach Mike Bajakian, Joe Kania of the team's official site reports.

The 2015 first overall pick handled the transition to the pro game even better than had been anticipated, setting a franchise rookie passing record with 4,042 yards while also finishing as the fan-voted NFL Rookie of the Year. However, he was essentially in perpetual "learn on the job" mode throughout the season, given that he was served as the starter from Week 1. The invaluable experience he gained by playing every offensive snap in his first year has prepared him for an added workload in Year 2, according to Bajakian. "I think with experience and a more firm grasp of the offense, comes added responsibilities," Quarterbacks Coach Mike Bajakian said. "I don't think there is anything earth-shattering about that and it's not like we're letting him call plays or anything. He's at a point now where he can handle more on his plate on the mental side of the games." Bajakian adds that Winston's proficiency in the offense opens up the opportunity for the second-year quarterback to focus on the nuances of his position, such as footwork, release, and accuracy. Winston and the Bucs kick off OTAs on Monday.

Mike Jenkins
News
Buccaneers cornerback Mike Jenkins logged 51 snaps in place of the injured Johnthan Banks in Week 5, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Jenkins only produced a tackle and pass defensed over those 51 plays, but figures to continue to start after the bye week if Banks is not ready for a return. The veteran corner is receiving his first meaningful playing time since his stint with the Raiders in 2013.

Akeem Spence
News
The Buccaneers cut five players Tuesday to get down to the NFL-mandated 75-man limit, with the biggest name being punter Michael Koenen

Tampa Bay decided to go with first-year punter Jacob Schum over the veteran Koenen. The rest of the Bucs' cuts include guard Josh Allen, WR Robert Herron and corner Leonard Johnson. Defensive tackle Akeem Spence was placed on the PUP list. 

Henry Melton
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The Buccaneers "should be able to announce" Thursday that they've signed free agent defensive tackle Henry Melton, reports the Tampa Bay Times. The Cowboys declined the three-year option on Melton, making him a free agent.

Melton, 28, played in every game last season, recording five sacks and 15 tackles.

Micah Awe
No Updates
Dominique Robertson
No Updates
Mike Evans
News
Evans had a beauty of a toe-tapping touchdown catch during Tuesday's opening OTA session, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The third-year receiver was back at full participation to start OTAs, after his voluntary mini-camp participation last month was cut short due to an undisclosed injury. Evans hauled in a short touchdown throw on the right edge of the end zone off a Mike Glennon rollout, tapping his toes on the green before heading out of bounds. The 22-year-old will try to rebound from a 2015 campaign that saw him lead the NFL in drops, despite the fact that he also totaled 1,206 yards on 74 catches.

Alan Cross
No Updates
Donovan Smith
News
The Buccaneers held out wide receiver Mike Evans and left tackle Donovan Smith of practice on Monday, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Evans is dealing with a lingering hamstring injury, while Donovan Smith has ailments to his foot and ankle.

Mike James
News
James had two separate stints on the Bucs roster in 2015, but didn't take a snap from scrimmage.

The third-year pro made the final roster out of training camp, but was inactive for the season's first three contests before being released on Sept. 29. He was re-signed to the practice squad and subsequently promoted to the 53-man roster on Dec. 26, but nevertheless failed to get on the field over the final two games of the season. A sixth-round pick in the final draft of the Greg Schiano regime in 2013, James showed flashes as a rookie after an injury to Doug Martin provided him with some playing time, collecting 295 yards on 60 carries and notching 10 receptions for 43 yards over eight games. However, James played sparingly in 2014 behind Martin, Charles Sims and Bobby Rainey, and may find himself on the outside looking in once again heading into the 2016 offseason.

Taylor Fallin
No Updates
Kivon Cartwright
No Updates
Storm Johnson
News
Johnson was signed by the Bucs on Monday to compete for a backup job, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The 23-year-old tailback returns to the NFL after sitting out the 2015 season. Johnson was among the Jaguars' final cuts at the end of training camp last summer, after tallying 86 yards and a pair of touchdowns in his rookie campaign in 2014. The 5-foot-10, 216-pound back, who rushed for 1,139 yards and 14 touchdowns in his senior season at UCF, worked out for the Bucs last week. He'll likely wage a training camp battle with encumbent Mike James for the third running back spot behind Doug Martin and Charles Sims.

Howard Jones
News
Jones totaled three tackles (two solo) and returned a Kirk Cousins fumble for a touchdown in Sunday's 31-30 loss to the Redskins.

The 25-year-old seems to have a knack for making his presence felt in limited playing time. After notching two sacks in his first career game Oct. 11 against the Jaguars, Jones took it up a notch in Week 7, picking up a second-quarter Kirk Cousins fumble caused by teammate Jacquies Smith and rumbling 43 yards to the end zone. If he can continue making impact plays, Jones figures to receive an increasing amount of playing time in the Bucs' defensive line rotation over the coming weeks.

Caleb Benenoch
No Updates
Austin Seferian-Jenkins
News
Seferian-Jenkins secured three of seven targets for 48 yards in Sunday's 38-10 loss to the Panthers.

The sophomore tight end wrapped up the season with 14 catches over his final five games, after missing nine contests with a shoulder injury. He was unable to top three catches in any game except for an opener where he delivered on his tremendous promise by hauling in five receptions for 110 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He did visit the end zone twice more over the final three weeks, and will look to put a largely forgettable second-year campaign behind him with a strong offseason working on his chemistry with Jameis Winston. With his outstanding size/speed combination, Seferian-Jenkins should easily eclipse the pair of 21-catch seasons he's started his career with if he can remain healthy for all 16 games.

Clinton McDonald
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McDonald managed 31 tackles (21 solo) over six games in the 2015 season.

The 29-year-old tackle was on pace for one of the best season of his career before a torn pectoral muscle ended his season in early November. McDonald was on track to finish with a career-high 80 stops had he managed to play all 16 games, which would have obliterated his current high-water mark of 46 that he established during the 2014 season. An outstanding run stopper with above-average ability to rush the passer from the tackle position, McDonald has amassed 10.5 sacks over his career, althoug he notably failed to get to the quarterback during his time on the field in 2015. With the firing of head coach Lovie Smith and the majority of his defensive staff, McDonald and the rest of his defensive teammates remain up in the air regarding the scheme they'll operate under in 2016.

Cliff Matthews
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The Falcons re-signed fullback Patrick DiMarco and defensive end Cliff Matthews, the team announced on Tuesday. 

DiMarco was an exclusive-rights free agent, and Matthews was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in March. 

DiMarco had 17 catches for 111 yards and a touchdown in two seasons with the Falcons. Matthews has appeared in 32 games, mainly on special teams, in four years with the team. 

The Falcons also brought in WR Nick Williams, a former Redskin. 

Donteea Dye
News
Dye is one of several receivers auditioning for the Bucs' open kick returner role in OTAs, Joe Kania of the team's official site reports.

The second-year receiver dipped his toe in the water on returns last season, bringing back two kicks for 37 yards. The Division III Heidelberg product also hauled in 11 catches on 30 targets from scrimmage in 2015, along with a touchdown. He had no return experience in college, but versatility may be the key to securing a roster spot, given the Bucs crowded receiver depth chart.

Elijah Shumate
No Updates
Garrett Gilkey
News
Buccaneers center Evan Dietrich-Smith, who missed the Week 13 loss to the Bengals with flu-like symptoms, is healthy again after being sick for a full week, reports ESPN.com. His replacement, Garrett Gilkey, was called for four penalties and made two bad shotgun snaps against Cincy.

Dietrich-Smith will start Sunday at Detroit.

Jacquies Smith
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Smith moves down a notch on the left defensive end depth chart with the signing of Robert Ayers to a three-year deal, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Ayers immediately steps in as the starting left defensive end as a bookend with returning starter William Gholston on the opposite side, knocking Smith down to the second unit. Having just been tendered as an exclusive rights free agent, Smith still figures to receive a healthy amount of snaps as part of an increasingly deep and improving defensive line rotation. However, a notable drop from the 546 plays on defense (49.6 percent of all defensive snaps) he tallied in 2015 appears inevitable.

Leonard Wester
No Updates
Larry English
News
As part of their final roster moves, the Buccaneers placed defensive end Larry English on the injured reserve list with a knee injury that he suffered during the team's final preseason game, per a team release. 

English played in 12 games last season for Tampa Bay, registering 12 tackles and one sack.

Doug Martin
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Martin feels like he can "hit the ground running" in 2016 under new head coach and former offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter, Scott Smith of the Bucs official site reports.

The four-year veteran is excited about the fact that he'll continue working within the same system that helped him produce his best season since his spectacular 2012 rookie campaign. Martin ran for 1,402 yards and six touchdowns in 2015, while averaging a career-best 4.9 yards per tote. "I've been through about two to three new playbooks [in my career], so it feels good to come in and not have to learn a whole new playbook and it's good to have that continuity," said Martin. "If you get a new guy and he has a whole new playbook, it's like learning a whole new language, so it's a good feeling to come here and not learn a whole new playbook. It's easy on everybody else." The 27-year-old was targeted by Koetter as a key piece of the offense upon the latter's appointment to the role of offensive coordinator before the 2015 season, and that motivated Martin to work his way into top condition for the 16-game grind. Fresh off signing a new five-year deal worth in excess of $35 million, the Pro Bowl-running back has set even loftier standards for the coming season. "I just have to set goals for myself and if I set high goals, if I shoot high, then the rest will fall into place," said Martin. "I have to have a burning desire and know what I want and if I do that and just work hard and do my job, everything else will fall into place. I would like to just get more yards than I had last year - than my rookie year. More touchdowns, I'll be able to finish more, finish more often. I get caught around the five you know, finish and get more touchdowns. But just goals like that - just adding to my game."

Kevin Pamphile
News
The Buccaneers ruled running back Bobby Rainey (wrist) as probable for Sunday's game against the Packers. He was the only player on Tampa Bay's final injury report for Week 16 deemed probable.

Safety Major Wright (ribs) was ruled out. Meanwhile, the following players were deemed questionable: Cornerback Isaiah Frey (ankle), linebacker Mason Foster (Achilles), safety Dashon Goldson (shin), defensive tackle Clinton McDonald (hamstring), tackle Kevin Pamphile (ankle) and wide receiver Solomon Patton (foot).

Vernon Hargreaves
No Updates
Bryan Anger
News
The Jaguars have listed punter Bryan Anger (groin), guard Zane Beadles (calf), center Luke Bowanko (quad), defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks (shoulder) and kicker Josh Scobee (quad) as probable for Week 1 against the Eagles, the team announced.
Robert Ayers
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Ayers could see significant time at tackle with the addition of rookie defensive end Noah Spence in the draft, Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune reports.

The soon-to-be nine-year veteran, a free-agent acquisition from the Giants, saw 2.5 of his 9.5 sacks in 2015 come when he was shifted inside, a strategy that he commends his former coaches for implementing. With the addition of Spence, considered by some to be the most gifted pass rusher in the draft, Ayers can foresee opportunities at tackle in his first Bucs season as well, particularly after what he put on film last season. "I think that's something that (the Bucs) saw that I do extremely well,'' Ayers said of kicking inside. "And I definitely think I'm in a situation here where they're going to try to utilize me the way Coach Nunn and Coach Spags did. I think they're going to put me in position to be successful.''

Adarius Glanton
News
The Panthers waived safety Robert Lester and signed linebacker Adarius Glanton off the practice squad Saturday. Lester was just promoted from the practice squad earlier in the week but the team has decided instead to carry an extra linebacker.
Evan Smith
News
The Buccaneers released their final Week 14 injury report and the following players are listed as questionable: Anthony Collins, Clinton McDonald, Brandon Myers, Bobby Rainey, Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Lavonte David and Mason Foster.

Major Wright, Evan Dietrich-Smith, Luke Stocker and Crezdon Butler are listed as probable. The Bucaneers take on the Lions Week 14.

Josh Robinson
News
Robinson has agreed to terms with the Buccaneers.

Robinson returns to his home state of Florida after four seasons with the Vikings, for whom he totaled 157 tackles and five interceptions. While a pectoral injury limited Robinson to just five games played last year, he joins veteran Brent Grimes as additions to the Buccaneers' secondary this offseason.

Mike Glennon
News
Glennon stands "a good chance" of being traded at some point during the 2016 NFL Draft, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Auman framed the nugget strictly as his perspective on the matter-- without citing any inside knowledge-- but it's hardly the first time that the rumors of Glennon's impending departure have been floated this offseason. The speculation was only upped by the Bucs' signing of CFL journeyman Dan LeFevour on April 19, which left them with four quarterbacks on the roster. With current third-stringer Ryan Griffin having had a year of experience working with head coach Dirk Koetter's system in 2015-- and Glennon's appeal as a young but underused veteran with starting experience-- the conditions could certainly be in place for a trade to a quarterback-needy club. Glennon failed to take a snap as Jameis Winston's immediate backup in 2015, but threw for 4,025 yards and 29 touchdowns over 19 games during the 2013-14 seasons.

Travis Britz
No Updates
Daryl Smith
News
Smith is excited about his new defensive teammates and once again playing in coach Mike Smith's scheme in 2016, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The 13-year veteran, who topped 120 tackles in each of his last three seasons with the Ravens, is reunited with coach Mike Smith in Tampa after having played under his tutelage for four seasons during the latter's defensive coordinator tenure in Jacksonville in the mid-to-late 2000s. Smith's familiarity and past success in the scheme provides considerable reason for optimism, but his new teammates have him excited for the coming season as well. ""We've got a young roster that can play," he said. "We've got talent that nobody really might not know it just yet, but hopefully we'll prove that." The 34-year-old is particularly looking forward to playing alongside Lavonte David and Kwon Alexander in the linebacker corps in a defensive scheme he feels will be an ideal fit for their respectives skill sets. "They're both young," he said. "Lavonte's been around a few years, All-Pro, knows what he's doing. Kwon is young, but knowledgeable about the game and so eager to learn. Already they're asking so many questions. It's a defense they'll thrive in."

William Gholston
News
Gholston (hip) is active Sunday against the Panthers.

After putting in a pair of limited practices, Gholston was upgraded to a full session on Friday and will be in the lineup at left defensive end. On the season, he's recorded 64 tackles to go with three sacks.

Demar Dotson
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The Buccaneers announced Monday they signed cornerback Tim Jennings. To clear a roster spot, tackle Demar Dotson (knee) was placed on short-term injured reserve, which means he will miss at least the first eight weeks of the season.
Vincent Jackson
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Jackson is excited about the physical and mental progress that Jameis Winston has made this offseason, Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune reports.

The 33-year-old receiver, entering the final year of his contract, expressed considerable optimism about the progress he sees his sophomore quarterback having made over the last few months. That improvement has been holistic in the eyes of Jackson, who hopes that Winston's expected development helps lead to a resurgent season for himself. "You can tell he actually put in some work, and not just physically but mentally, as well,'' Jackson said Wednesday, the second day of Tampa Bay's voluntary minicamp. "I think he put in a lot of time in the classroom and continued to just clean up his quarterback skills.'' The veteran wideout's streak of four consecutive 1,000-yard campaigns came to a halt last season due to Jackson missing a total of six games due to injury, but he is fully recovered and practicing without restriction at Bucs mini-camp this week. Having scored just five touchdowns over 26 games during the 2014-15 seasons, the 12-year pro will look to join fellow starter Mike Evans in boosting his trips into the end zone in 2016.

Adam Humphries
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Humphries is getting reps at kick returner during OTAs,

The sophomore wideout was a pleasant surprise last season as an effective third-down receiver after veteran Louis Murphy (knee) was lost for the year in Week 6, but doesn't have previous return experience. Humphries' rather slight frame (5-foot-11, 195 pounds) may make kick returns in particular a rather risky proposition, but the job could theoretically be the key to helping the Clemson product a chance to stick on the final roster given the crowded receiver depth chart.

Evan Spencer
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The Buccaneers promoted Spencer from their practice squad to the active roster Tuesday.

Spencer had been on the practice squad since Week 3, so the Buccaneers decided to fill the open spot on their roster with a familiar face. His role over the season's final two weeks is not defined, but the Buccaneers may give him a few snaps to let him show what he can do.

Major Wright
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Wright (undisclosed) will be placed on injured reserve this week, NFL Network's Rand Getlin reports.

Wright opened the season as a starter, but his Week 1 injury gave Chris Conte a chance to shine. Hobbled by injuries for much of the year, Wright finished with just 25 tackles and three passes defensed in nine appearances. He is under contract for 2016, whereas Conte's deal expires at the end of the season. The Bucs might also opt to look outside of the organization for a starting safety to pair with Bradley McDougald.

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Luke Stocker
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Brate secured his sole target for three yards in Sunday's 38-10 loss to the Panthers.

Although he secured at least one reception in each of the season's final three games, Stocker was once again an afterthought in the passing game. He totaled nine receptions on the season, although he did manage his second career touchdown. The 27-year-old was once again primarly deployed as a blocker and pass protector, two tasks which he once again carried out well in 2015. Signed through the end of the 2017 campaign, Stocker figures to open 2016 offseason workouts behind the emerging Cameron Brate and starter Austin Seferian-Jenkins on the depth chart, but with a clearly defined role as the team's blocking tight end.

Peyton Barber
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Ryan Griffin
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Head coach Dirk Koetter is prepared to move forward with Griffin as the primary backup to Jameis Winston if Mike Glennon is traded this offseason, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

In the same breath, Koetter admits the prospect of losing Glennon as his immediate contingency plan at quarterback "scares him", but that he would be ready to move forward with Griffin if necessary."Because I'm on record as saying I think Mike is a starter in the NFL," Koetter said. "I'm a huge Mike Glennon fan. I'd love to have Mike Glennon on our football team, but it's a business and if something happens that he's not with us, that's why we acquired Ryan Griffin last year to hopefully ascend into that spot at some point. We're in good position at that spot, we're definitely in the top few teams in the league with our depth at quarterback. But we're just going to have to see how it plays out." The 26-year-old was claimed off waivers from the Saints at the start of the 2015 season, and thus has a year of experience in Koetter's system and working with quarterbacks coach Mike Bajakian. If Winston can demonstrate the same durability he exhibited in his rookie season, when he took every snap, Koetter's apprehension might be a moot point.

Ryan Smith
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Devante Bond
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Charles Sims
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Sims gained 15 yards on four carries and secured nine of his 11 targets for 74 yards in Sunday's 38-10 loss to the Panthers.

The second-year pro put a stamp on his reputation as one of the premiere pass-catching backs in the NFL by hauling in a career-high nine receptions, giving him 51 for the season. With Tampa trailing throughout the second half, Sims received extra opportunity in his role as a passing-down back, a scenario that repeated itself on a few occasions this season when Lovie Smith's defense put the Bucs into the trail position in the latter stages of games. Sims was notably no slouch on the ground despite limited chances, collecting 529 yards on 4.9 yards per tote over 107 carries. He also gained over 40 yards in four of the season's final seven games despite receiving double-digit carries only once in those contests, and could conceivably take over lead back duties should the Bucs and Doug Martin be unable to come to an agreement for 2016. Regardless of his exact role in the backfield pecking order in 2016, Sims should once again be in a prime position to produce, particularly through the air. With measurables and a skill set similar to Matt Forte, Sims could possibly provide comparable all-around production to the Bears' Pro-Bowl back if he ever receives sufficient playing time.

Dan Vitale
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Channing Ward
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Brandon Myers
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Myers finished the 2015 season with 12 receptions for 127 yards and no touchdowns over 11 games.

The 12 catches equaled Myers' second-lowest total of his career, a figure he initially reached in a Raider uniform back in 2010. The 30-year-old briefly took on a more expanded role than originally planned in the season's early going after a shoulder injury to starter Austin Seferian-Jenkins. However, the emergence of second-year pro Cameron Brate gradually seemed to render Myers irrelevant in the passing game, essentially negating his sole value to the Bucs. The veteran was absent from the stat sheet in Weeks 13 and 14, the last two games he was active for. Myers was then was a healthy inactive over the last four contests once the tight end position was back at full strength. Despite the fact that he's under contract for next season, Myers appears to be strong candidate for release this offseason, particularly with a cheaper and younger alternative in Brate available.

Ali Marpet
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The Buccaneers agreed to a contract with rookie offensive guard Ali Marpet on Thursday, the team announced.

Marpet was a second-round pick in the 2015 draft. With the signing, the Buccaneers have signed all seven of their 2015 draft picks.

Gosder Cherilus
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Offensive lineman Gosder Cherilus agreed to a two-year contract with the Buccaneers on Monday, a source told NFL Network National Insider Ian Rapoport. Cherilus, who previously played for the Lions and Colts, was released by Indianapolis in late July.
Isaiah Johnson
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Russell Hansbrough
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Joe Hawley
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The Buccaneers announced the signing of former Falcons offensive lineman Joe Hawley . Hawley played in 57 games (23 starts) in five seasons with Atlanta. 

To make room for him on the 53-man roster, the Bucs released center Eric Kush. Kush was a gameday inactive for the team's Week 1 loss against the Titans on Sunday.

Kourtnei Brown
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Linebacker Kourtnei Brown was waived by the Bucs on Tuesday, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers official website reports.

After being listed inactive Week 1, Brown got on the field for nine defensive snaps and 10 additional plays on special teams this past Sunday against the Saints. The 27-year-old linebacker/defensive end was claimed off waivers by Tampa after being a part of the Texans' final cuts, despite an impressive preseason in which he posted three sacks, an interception returned for a touchdown and a fumble recovery. Brown's roster spot was filled by the signing of former Chief Josh Martin.

Tevin Westbrook
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Danny Lansanah
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Lansanah will be non-tendered by the Buccaneers and will become a free agent next week, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Lansanah could be re-signed by the Buccaneers after he becomes a free agent, but it looks like Bruce Carter will be given every chance to move back into his starting linebacker role. Lansanah recored one sack and 36 tackles in 16 games this season.

Josh Allen
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The Buccaneers cut five players Tuesday to get down to the NFL-mandated 75-man limit, with the biggest name being punter Michael Koenen

Tampa Bay decided to go with first-year punter Jacob Schum over the veteran Koenen. The rest of the Bucs' cuts include guard Josh Allen, WR Robert Herron and corner Leonard Johnson. Defensive tackle Akeem Spence was placed on the PUP list. 

Jorvorskie Lane
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Lane will not be tendered by the Bucs and thus become an unrestricted free agent on Wednesday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The four-year pro appeared in 25 games over the last two seasons with Tampa, and saw his 2015 campaign cut short by a broken right leg suffered against the Bears in late November. Lane received only three carries last season, which netted 58 yards and a touchdown. He also hauled in one pass for three yards, with his primary value coming as a blocker for tailbacks Doug Martin and Charles Sims. Lane could be a target for a team looking to take a flyer on a lead blocker with some modest pass-catching skills once he demonstrates his leg is back to full health.

A.J. Francis
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The Dolphins re-signed defensive tackle A.J. Francis on Saturday, according to the Palm Beach Post. Francis spent the 2014 season on injured reserve after having his left knee scoped following a preseason game against the Falcons.
Jacob Schum
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The Buccaneers cut five players Tuesday to get down to the NFL-mandated 75-man limit, with the biggest name being punter Michael Koenen

Tampa Bay decided to go with first-year punter Jacob Schum over the veteran Koenen. The rest of the Bucs' cuts include guard Josh Allen, WR Robert Herron and corner Leonard Johnson. Defensive tackle Akeem Spence was placed on the PUP list. 

Roberto Aguayo
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Aguayo's path to a starting job was apparently cleared with Monday's release of incumbent Connor Barth, Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune reports.

The 2016 surprise second-round selection seemed naturally destined for the starting job considering the fact that the Bucs traded up in the second round to nab him, and Barth consequently requested his release earlier Monday. Barth will leave Tampa as the most accurate kicker in franchise history (83.8 percent field-goal conversion rate), a standard that Aguayo will be expected to exceed in order to live up to the investment made in him. His pedigree as the most accurate kicker in NCAA history would seem to point to the fact that he would be up to the task, something that general manager Jason Licht is counting on. "The importance of special teams is paramount,'' Licht said. "And when you get a chance to get the best kicker in the history of college football, I didn't want to risk it. I like the confidence in him; I like the way he's wired. I like the body of work he's put out there obviously. A great kicker can be the difference in several games.''

Davonte Lambert
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Jeremiah George
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The Jaguars have ruled out defensive end Andre Branch (groin) and linebacker Khairi Fortt (hamstring) for Sunday's game against the Texans.

Linebacker LaRoy Reynolds (neck) and wide receiver Tommy Streeter (abdominal strain) were both deemed as questionable, despite practicing Friday.

Meanwhile, quarterback Blake Bortles (right shoulder, left ankle), defensive end Chris Clemons (knee), safety Josh Evans (foot), linebacker Jeremiah George (ankle), running back Toby Gerhart (shoulder) and defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks (foot) were ruled out Week 14.

Tony McDaniel
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McDaniel collected four tackles (one solo) and a sack in Sunday's 38-10 loss to the Panthers.

The veteran tackle came on strong over the final four weeks, collecting 17 stops (nine solo) and a sack. He acquitted himself well in Akeem Spence's stead over the last three games in particular, and displayed the veteran leadership and savvy that prompted the Bucs to sign him to a one-year free agent deal this past summer after he was a salary cap casualty in Seattle. Now 30 years old, McDaniel is still a solid run stopper with some pass rushing ability from the tackle position, and should certainly be a part of a team's defensive line rotation in 2016.

Freddie Martino
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The Eagles have announced that they have signed wide receiver Freddie Martino, who was released by Atlanta on Friday.

The team has also released fellow wideout John Harris and waived/injured defensive end Frances Mays.

Martino got into one game for the Falcons in 2014 without snagging a pass.

T.J. Fatinikun
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The Buccaneers added fullback Ian Thompson and defensive end T.J. Fatinikun to their practice squad.
Kenny Bell
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Bell is one of several back-up receivers taking reps at kick returner during OTAs, Joe Kania of the team's official site reports.

The sophomore receiver is back to full practices after missing his rookie season with a hamstring injury, and is one of several backup wideouts auditioning for the Bucs' open kick returner position. Bell also turned in an impressive play from scrimmage in Tuesday's opening session, hauling in a bomb from Jameis Winston in the left corner of the end zone. The speedy University of Nebraska product has been cited by head coach Dirk Koetter as one of two "redshirt" rookies, along with position mate Evan Spencer, that Koetter has high hopes for this summer.

Bernard Reedy
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The Falcons trimmed their roster down to 53 on Saturday, cutting the following players: LB Pat Angerer, DL Nosa Eguae, RB Maurice Hagens, CB Jordan Mabin, WR Freddie Martino S Kimario McFadden, OL Pat McQuistan, TE Jacob Pedersen, OL Adam Replogle, DL Donte Rumph, LB Yawin Smallwood, RB Josh Vaughan, CB Ricardo Allen, S Sean Baker, WR Jeremy Ebert, G Harland Gunn, OT Terren Jones, WR Bernard Reedy, DT Travian Robertson, TE Mickey Shuler, LB Jacques Smith, WR Geraldo Boldewijn
Brent Grimes
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Grimes grabbed an interception in the Bucs' opening day of OTAs on Tuesday, Joe Kania of the team's official site reports.

The veteran free-agent signee got things off on the right foot during the opening OTA session, snatching an interception and also getting his hands on the ball on several other occasions. Grimes has extensive experience in new defensive coordinator Mike Smith's scheme, having played under the latter in Atlanta from 2008-2012. The 32-year-old will try to regain the form that allowed him to grab 13 picks over the last three seasons with the Dolphins.

Russell Shepard
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Shepard has signed his restricted free agent tender to remain with the Buccaneers this season.

Shepard has been one of the Buccaneers' best players on special teams in recent seasons. In 223 special teams snaps across his 13 games played last term, Shepard registered 10 tackles, which followed 14 stops in 2014. Additionally, in returning to Tampa Bay, Shepard provides a spare utility wideout on offense.

Gerald McCoy
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McCoy managed 34 tackles (26 solo), 8.5 sacks and one pass defensed in the 2015 season.

The 27-year-old showed considerable grit in toughing out a troublesome shoulder for the majority of the season, and only missing one game after an early December hand surgery, to notch his fourth consecutive Pro Bowl nomination. McCoy impressively started the season with 4.5 sacks over the season's first five games, before enduring a rare mid-season four-game stretch in which he failed to tally a quarterback takedown. The sixth-year pro had a resurgent finish however, tallying his final four sacks over the last six contests. Despite the injury concerns, McCoy amassed the third-highest tackle total and equaled the second-highest sack total of his career.

Kelby Johnson
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Joel Ross
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George Johnson
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Buccaneers defensive end George Johnson appeared in a career-high 16 games in 2014 for the Lions, but he made no starts. He mostly was a rotational pass rusher last year, but the job seemed to suit him well, as he totaled a career-best six sacks.

Bucs defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier likes how the Lions used the four-year NFL veteran and it appears likely his role won't change heading into 2015.

"No question we would like to have a good rotation across the line, so when we get to the fourth quarter our best guys are on the field in those key situations," Frazier said, per the team's official website. "We don’t want to put George in a situation where he has to play 80 percent of the downs nor do we want even Gerald [McCoy] to play 80-90 percent of the downs. We would like to have enough depth where when we do take guys off the field to get a blow, we don’t have a big drop off.

"Hopefully this year we will have the depth to do that. That includes George. I think he had [about] 600 snaps a season ago, so he may end up right around that range, again, a little bit more. That will probably depend on how well the other guys are playing around him as well."

J.R. Sweezy
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The Seahawks have listed the following players as probable for the Super Bowl on Sunday: J.R. Sweezy (ankle), Justin Britt (knee), Marshawn Lynch (back), Earl Thomas (shoulder), Richard Sherman (elbow) and Kam Chancellor (knee).

Chancellor was a late addition to the injury report, when he fell on the next-to-last play of practice and missed the last play. He was not limping on his way off. All other players were full participants in practice Friday.

The Seahawks are currently 1-point underdogs against New England.

Bradley McDougald
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McDougald has received the second round tender from the Buccaneers, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

McDougald will receive at least $2.5 million in 2016 as a result. Any team that extends an offer sheet to McDougald will have to fork over a second round pick if the Buccaneers decline to match, so McDougald will likely remain in Tampa Bay in 2016.

Chris Conte
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Conte has re-signed with the Bucs on a one-year deal, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The 27-year-old returns to Tampa despite the departure of head coach Lovie Smith, who was instrumental in bringing his former Bears protege to the Bucs in 2015. Conte totaled 79 tackles, two interceptions and two forced fumbles last season, while playing 66.5 percent of the defensive snaps (731). A knee injury originally suffered in Week 15 versus the Rams led to Conte being placed on injured reserve prior to the season finale. The six-year veteran does have history with one of the coaches on new Bucs defensive coordinator Mike Smith's staff, having worked with new secondary coach Jon Hoke while both were with the Bears.

Cameron Brate
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Brate secured one of two targets for 10 yards in Sunday's 38-10 loss to the Panthers.

The second-year tight end finished the season with at least one catch in 11 consecutive games, although he only received three looks over the final two weeks. Brate was a pleasant surprise in the wake of Austin Seferian-Jenkins' multi-game absence due to a shoulder injury, and snuck behind opposing front sevens on multiple occasions to post four receptions of over 20 yards on the season. He also was highly efficient with his 30 targets, securing 76.6 percent of the balls thrown his way. Although the expectation upon his Sept. 22 off the practice squad was that the Harvard product would simply provide some depth at the position, the second-year tight end proved to be a viable downfield weapon and short-to-intermediate security blanket for Jameis Winston, finishing the season with 30 catches and a solid 12.5 yards per reception. Brate's play essentially rendered veteran Brandon Myers obsolete over the final month of the season, and he likely did enough to open the offseason workouts as Austin Seferian-Jenkins' backup if he's retained by the Bucs for 2016.

Alterraun Verner
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Verner could shift to the second unit or be primarily utilized as a nickel corner with the signing Brent Grimes, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Verner appears destined to play a reduced role, considering Grimes' Pro Bowl pedigree, familiarity with defensive coordinator Mike Smith's system, and two-year, $13.5 million dollar contract. Verner had already been demoted for a stretch in 2015, losing his starting left cornerback job before regaining it in November. After grabbing 11 interceptions over the first four years of his career in Tennessee, Verner has only managed three picks over his first pair of campaigns in Tampa. He finished the 2015 season with 56 tackles (45 solo), an interception, 0.5 sacks, four passes defensed and a forced fumble.

Luke Rhodes
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Keith Tandy
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The Bucs re-signed Tandy on Tuesday, Scott Smith of the Buccanneers official site reports.

The fifth-year West Virginia product tallied a career-high 42 tackles (28 solo) in 2015, along with a sack, a pass defensed and two tackles for loss. Tandy's positional versatility allowed him to make two starts at safety last season, and also saw time as a nickel back. The 27-year-old has also been highly valuable on special teams, having recorded 14 special teams tackles over his first four seasons.

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