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Buccaneers' Ndamukong Suh: Officially signs with Tampa
Suh officially signed with Tampa Bay on a one-year, $9.25 million contract Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Incentives can push the contract to $10 million, which -- even maxed out -- is a significant savings from the $13 million price tag Gerald McCoy would've been owed. In any event, the 32-year-old Suh will provide an interior pass rush and should play a key role in keeping hands off linebackers Devin White and Lavonte David.... See More ... See Less
Buccaneers' Jordan Leggett: Finds new home
Leggett was claimed off waivers by the Buccaneers on Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Leggett was waived by the Jets on Monday and quickly found a new team. The 24-year-old had a quiet tenure in New York, making 14 catches for 114 yards and a touchdown in 16 games. If he's able to make the team, Leggett likely won't produce favorable results in the fantasy world while stuck behind O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate.... See More ... See Less
Buccaneers' Ndamukong Suh: Set to join Tampa Bay
Suh is finalizing a one-year deal with the Buccaneers on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Just one day after the Buccaneers released defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, who was owed $13 million in 2019, the team has found his replacement in Suh. The 32-year-old is coming off a 2018 campaign with 59 tackles (41 solo) and 4.5 sacks while appearing in every game for the Rams' Super Bowl run. He gives the Bucs an elite, durable pass rusher inside to help fill the void left by McCoy's release.... See More ... See Less
Buccaneers' Gerald McCoy: Set to be released
The Buccaneers released McCoy on Monday, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
McCoy was owed $13 million for 2019, which led Tampa Bay to seek out potential trade partners over the last few months, but the team was apparently unable to find any suitors and can cut him without facing a dead-cap penalty. The 31-year-old spent the first nine seasons of his career with the Buccaneers and should now have some options in free agency. He had at least six sacks each of the past six seasons, topping out at 9.5 in 2013.... See More ... See Less
Buccaneers' Breshad Perriman: Impressing early in OTAs
Perriman displayed strong chemistry with Jameis Winston and impressive speed during the first week of OTAs, Carmen Vitali of the team's official site reports.
The solidly built speedster has made a good first impression in on-field work, with his downfield routes particularly standing out. Perriman got behind defenders often during the first three days of OTAs, and even factoring in some missed connections, already showed glimpses of a developing a rapport with his new quarterback. With a 6-foot-2 frame and 4.3 speed, Perriman could be one of the primary beneficiaries of coach Bruce Arians' aggressive passing philosophy. A one-year, $4 million contract makes Perriman a clear favorite for the No. 3 job at wide receiver, with 2018 fifth-round pick Justin Watson and 2019 sixth-round pick Scott Miller representing possible competition.... See More ... See Less
Buccaneers' Antony Auclair: Making progress in OTAs
Auclair showed considerable improvement as a receiver during the first week of OTAs, Carmen Vitali of the team's official site reports.
The third-year pro has primarily been utilized as a blocking tight end during his first two seasons, logging just 10 targets over that span. Auclair still has an uphill climb to earn targets barring injuries to O.J. Howard or Cameron Brate, but his 6-foot-6, 256-pound frame could make him an occasional option near the goal line.... See More ... See Less
Buccaneers' Peyton Barber: Working on pass catching in OTAs
Barber logged plenty of pass-catching work out of the backfield during the first week of OTAs, Carmen Vitali of the team's official site reports.
Coach Bruce Arians has spoken of Barber's potential as a three-down back this offseason, and the way the fourth-year pro was utilized during the first week of on-field work supports the notion he'll have a chance to earn that type of role. The Auburn product has upped his rushing yardage with each passing season, but he dropped to 3.7 yards per carry last year and has just 41 receptions in 47 career games. Arians could have a larger passing-game role in mind for Barber, who notably didn't get any competition via the draft but will still be battling 2018 second-round pick Ronald Jones II for playing time.... See More ... See Less
Buccaneers' Bryant Mitchell: Heading to Tampa Bay
Mitchell signed a contract with the Buccaneers, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
Mitchell played in the CFL for three seasons and saw his stats increase each year. The California native had 60 catches for 867 yards and three touchdowns for Edmonton in 2018. He'll now look to stick with the Bucs after being cut by the Cardinals this past Friday.... See More ... See Less
Buccaneers' Vernon Hargreaves: Called out by coach
Hargreaves was held out of Tuesday's practice for non-injury reasons, with coach Bruce Arians saying the cornerback "has to get his mind right to practice," Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Arians seems to be hinting at a lack of effort or preparation or perhaps an issue with punctuality. Whatever the case, Hargreaves should still have a starting job heading into the fourth year of his rookie contract, as the Buccaneers haven't found a clear upgrade for their disappointing 2016 first-round pick. The team recently exercised the fifth-year option on Hargreaves' contract, but it's only guaranteed for injury.... See More ... See Less
Buccaneers' Isaiah Searight: Placed on injured Rreserve
Searight (hamstring) was placed on the waived/injured list by the Buccaneers on Tuesday.
Searight was let go by the Buccaneers on Monday and will stay with the team after clearing waivers. The Fordham product caught 42 passes for 497 yards and four touchdowns in 2018.... See More ... See Less
Buccaneers' Gerald McCoy: Absent for start of OTAs
McCoy isn't present Tuesday for the start of OTAs, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
McCoy has stayed away from the Buccaneers throughout the voluntary offseason program while his future remains in limbo. The team is switching to a 3-4 scheme under defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, and coach Bruce Arians has openly acknowledged the possibility of McCoy being traded or released. It seems a trade would be the best solution for both parties, but McCoy's $13 million base salary could make things tricky. Badly in need of cap space, the Bucs can cut McCoy without any dead-money charge if they're ultimately unable to find a trade.... See More ... See Less
Buccaneers' Spencer Schnell: Joining Tampa Bay
Schnell is signing with the Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
Schnell didn't sign with the initial wave of undrafted players, but left an impression during the Buccaneers' rookie minicamp over the last couple days. The 24-year-old caught 65 passes for 872 yards and nine touchdowns in his senior season at Illinois State.... See More ... See Less
Buccaneers' Jason Pierre-Paul: Will not undergo surgery
Pierre-Paul (neck) will not undergo surgery, and the hope is that he can play at some point this season, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
It was reported a couple days ago that Pierre-Paul would likely be out 5-to-6 months should he undergo surgery to address his fractured vertebrae, but with the veteran electing to avoid surgery for now, it appears he is going to attempt to give it a go at some point this season. It remains, unclear, however, what sort of recovery timetable he is facing, but more should come later in the offseason.... See More ... See Less
Buccaneers' Cortrelle Simpson: Signs with Tampa Bay
Simpson signed a contract with the Buccaneers on Friday.
Simpson will join the Buccaneers for offseason workouts at minimum after serving as Richmond's top receiver in 2018. He led the team with 36 catches for 651 yards and five touchdowns in nine games.... See More ... See Less
Buccaneers' Isaiah Searight: Signs on with Bucs
Searight signed a contract with the Buccaneers on Friday.
Searight is coming off a productive tenure at Fordham where he was a three-year starter and three-time All-Patriot League selection. Given the Buccaneers' depth at tight end, however, he will be hard-pressed to make the team's final roster.... See More ... See Less
Buccaneers' Kendell Beckwith: Hits Reserve/NFI list
Beckwith (ankle) was placed on the reserve/non-football injury list Friday, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.
The third-year linebacker's career thus continues on pause for the time being following an April 2018 car accident. Beckwith's presence would be particularly valued in a season during which the Buccaneers will undergo a transition to a 3-4 defense under new coordinator Todd Bowles, but with an uncertain timetable for any return to on-field work, he can't be counted on for any significant role in 2019 at the moment. Beckwith did manage to participate in practice on a limited basis during a three-week roster-exemption window last season after opening the campaign on the NFI list, but he was never cleared for a return to game action. Shaquil Barrett and Deone Buccannon were brought in during free agency as linebacker options to help offset Beckwith's absence and Kwon Alexander's departure to the 49ers, but Jason Pierre-Paul's neck injury, if season-ending, would naturally represent another major step back at the position.... See More ... See Less
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