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 Latest Buccaneers Player Notes
Apr 19 2018 - Kendell Beckwith
  LB Kendell Beckwith will miss the team's offseason program after undergoing ankle surgery, general manager Jason Licht announced on Thursday. Beckwith, who had surgery on Tuesday, was injured in a one-car accident last week in Louisiana. The 23-year-old reportedly was a passenger in the car.


Apr 17 2018 - Jameis Winston
  QB Jameis Winston will have the fifth-year option on his contract picked up by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, multiple media outlets reported on Tuesday. Winston, who was the top overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft, will earn $20.922 million.


Apr 16 2018 - Adam Humphries
  WR Adam Humphries signed his second-round tender with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the team announced on Monday. Humphries, who was a restricted free agent, will make just over $2.9 million this season. The 24-year-old joined the Buccaneers as an undrafted rookie in 2015 and has improved his catch and receiving-yard totals each season. Humphries recorded 61 receptions for 631 yards with one touchdown in 16 games last season to boost his career totals to 143 catches for 1,513 yards and four scores.


Apr 15 2018 - Demar Dotson
  RT Demar Dotson had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in one of his knees late last week, NFL Network reported Sunday. Dotson started 11 games in 2017 before a right knee injury cost him the final five games of the season. It is not clear from the report if the surgery is related to the same knee or different one. He will miss the team's offseason program but reportedly should be ready for training camp. The team picked up a one-year option on Dotson in March. Dotson, 32, is the longest tenured player on the team. He has 76 starts in nine seasons with Tampa Bay. He started all 16 games in 2013 and 2014.


Apr 8 2018 - DeSean Jackson
  WR DeSean Jackson's value to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was defended by quarterback Jameis Winston. The Tampa Bay Times published a story questioning what the Bucs will do with Jackson, who was limited to just 50 receptions for 668 yards and three touchdowns in 14 games last season. While the idea of trading Jackson was on the table, Winston took to Twitter to show Jackson's worth to the club. "We got this! I personally will make sure we show how valuable @DeSeanJackson11 is to our team and @NFL," Winston wrote.


Apr 8 2018 - Jameis Winston
  QB Jameis Winston took it upon himself to take up for wide receiver DeSean Jackson. The Tampa Bay Times published a story questioning what the Bucs will do with Jackson, who was limited to just 50 receptions for 668 yards and three touchdowns in 14 games last season. While the idea of trading Jackson was on the table, Winston took to Twitter to show Jackson's worth to the club. "We got this! I personally will make sure we show how valuable @DeSeanJackson11 is to our team and @NFL," Winston wrote.


Mar 26 2018 - Adam Gettis
  OL Adam Gettis re-signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Monday. The team signed him to a one-year contract. Gettis, who is primarily a guard, signed with Tampa Bay in December 2017, but did not play in the two games he was on the roster. He became a free agent in the offseason before rejoining the Bucs. Gettis did not play at all last season, spending most of the 2017 season on the New York Giants' injured reserve list with a foot injury.He played in three games, including one start, for the Giants in 2016 and participated in one game in 2015.


Mar 23 2018 - Evan Smith
  OL Evan Smith, the team announced on Friday. According to the team website, Smith agreed to a two-year deal. Smith, who can play either guard or center, played in 15 games, including six starts, for Tampa Bay last season. He has played in 112 NFL games in his career and started 53 of them. Smith joined the Buccaneers in 2014 after spending five seasons with the Green Bay Packers.


Mar 19 2018 - Ryan Jensen
  C Ryan Jensen was signed by the Buccaneers, the team announced Monday. Tampa Bay did not disclose terms of the deal, but on Friday the NFL Network reported Jensen was signing a four-year deal worth $42 million with $22 million guaranteed.


Mar 19 2018 - Vinny Curry
  DE Vinny Curry was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the team announced Monday. On Saturday, multiple media outlets reported it was a three-year deal worth $27 million, including $11.5 million guaranteed against injury. Curry, 29, became a free agent after the Philadelphia Eagles released him Friday when the sides could not reach an agreement on the contract he was seeking.


Mar 17 2018 - Vinny Curry
  One day after he was released by the Philadelphia Eagles, DE Vinny Curry found a new home in Tampa Bay. Curry agreed to a three-deal with the Buccaneers on Saturday, according to multiple media outlets. The contract is worth $27 million, including $11.5 million guaranteed against injury, the Tampa Bay Times reported. In a related move, the Buccaneers announced Saturday the release of defensive end Robert Ayers. Curry started all 19 games for the Eagles in their run to a Super Bowl title last season, but the sides could not reach an agreement on a pay cut that Philadelphia was seeking. The 29-year-old Curry did not start a game in his first five seasons with the Eagles, but he compiled 42 tackles and 3.0 sacks in 2017.


Mar 16 2018 - Ryan Jensen
  C Ryan Jensen and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers agreed on Friday to a four-year contract. Jensen's agent, Mike McCartney, announced the signing via Twitter, while multiple media outlets reported the deal was worth $42 million, including $22 million guaranteed. The 6-foot-4, 310-pound Jensen spent the past four seasons with Baltimore after the Ravens selected him in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Although Jensen, 26, saw time at both guard positions while starting nine of 18 games over the 2015 and 2016 seasons, he took over as center in 2017 and started all 16 games.


Mar 16 2018 - Vinny Curry
  DE Vinny Curry was released by the Eagles, the team announced Friday. Curry played all six of his NFL seasons with Philadelphia after being a second-round draft choice in 2012. Curry had a career-high 9.0 sacks in 2014, and had 3.0 sacks in 2017, when he also had 43 total tackles and one forced fumble.


Mar 16 2018 - Vinny Curry
  DE Vinny Curry, who started all 19 games for the Philadelphia Eagles in their run to a Super Bowl title last season, was released on Friday. Curry played all six of his NFL seasons with Philadelphia after being a second-round draft choice in 2012.


Mar 16 2018 - Mitch Unrein
  DT Mitch Unrein signed a free-agent contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Unrein, 30, has collected 125 tackles, 4.5 sacks and one fumble recovery in 95 career games with the Houston Texans, Denver Broncos, the then-San Diego Chargers and Chicago Bears. The 6-foot-4, 301-pound Unrein had 32 tackles and 2.5 sacks last season with the Bears.


Mar 16 2018 - Chandler Catanzaro
  K Chandler Catanzaro signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the team announced on Friday. Catanzaro has made 103 of 122 field-goal attempts during his four NFL seasons. He spent his first three with the Arizona Cardinals, with whom he set a franchise record by making 53 extra points in 2015. The 27-year-old spent last season with the New York Jets, going 25 of 30 on field-goal attempts.


Mar 15 2018 - Beau Allen
  NT Beau Allen signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the team announced Thursday. Allen will take the place of Chris Baker, who was released by Tampa Bay last month and subsequently signed by the Cincinnati Bengals. The reigning Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles were bracing for the loss of Allen by agreeing to terms with veteran nose tackle Haloti Ngata on Tuesday.


Mar 14 2018 - Beau Allen
  NT Beau Allen will leave the reigning Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 6-foot-3, 333-pound Allen spent his last four seasons with the Eagles, appearing in all but one game during his tenure.


Mar 15 2018 - Keith Tandy
  S Keith Tandy is expected to be re-signed to a contract by Tampa Bay, the team announced . Tandy was set to become an unrestricted free agent but was retained on a two-year deal.


Mar 12 2018 - Brent Grimes
  CB Brent Grimes agreed to a one-year, $10 million contract, NFL Network reported Monday. A four-time Pro Bowl selection, Grimes started all 13 games in which he played in 2017 and had three interceptions.


Mar 12 2018 - Cameron Brate
  TE Cameron Brate, who was set to become a restricted free agent, reportedly agreed to a six-year contract extension with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday. Multiple outlets reported that Tampa Bay re-signed the 26-year-old tight end from Harvard. According to reports, the deal is worth $40.8 million with $18 million guaranteed.He had 48 receptions for 591 yards and six touchdowns in 2017.


Mar 12 2018 - Cameron Brate
  TE Cameron Brate, who was set to become a restricted free agent, reportedly agreed to a six-year contract extension with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, multiple media outlets reported Monday. Multiple outlets reported that Tampa Bay re-signed the 26-year-old tight end from Harvard. According to reports, the deal is worth $40.8 million with $18 million guaranteed. Brate became the starting tight end after the team released Austin Serfian-Jenkins two years ago. He had 48 receptions for 591 yards and six touchdowns in 2017. His 14 touchdown receptions in the past two seasons are the second most among NFL tight ends in that span behind only Seattle Seahawks free agent Jimmy Graham. Before emerging as a productive offensive threat, Brate was cut from the Bucs' practice squad, but he returned to the team after being cut from the New Orleans Saints practice squad. Since returning to Tampa Bay in 2014, Brate has totaled 128 receptions, 1,539 yards and 17 touchdowns. Besides retaining the former undrafted free agent, the Buccaneers reportedly re-signed veteran cornerback Brent Grimes. According to the NFL Network, Grimes' new deal is a one-year, $10 million contract. A four-time Pro Bowl selection, Grimes started all 13 games in which he played in 2017 and had three interceptions. In two seasons with Tampa Bay, Grimes has recorded 95 tackles, seven interceptions and 35 passes defensed in 29 games.


Mar 9 2018 - Mike Evans
  WR Mike Evans on Friday agreed to a five-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers worth a $82.5 million, according to multiple media outlets. The contract averages $16.5 million per year and includes $55 million in guarantees, per to NFL Insider Ian Rapoport. The deal makes Evans the NFL's second highest-paid wide receiver, behind Antonio Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers, who averages $17 million per season. The potential $82.5 million payout is the highest agreed upon contract for a wide receiver in league history, according to NFL Research. Evans, the No. 7 overall pick out of Texas A&M by the Bucs in the 2014 NFL Draft, was heading into the option of year of his rookie contract. The 6-5, 230-pound Evans has 309 receptions for 4,579 yards and 32 touchdowns in four seasons with the Buccaneers, including 71 catches for 1,001 yards and five TDs last season.


Mar 9 2018 - Ryan Fitzpatrick
  QB Ryan Fitzpatrick signed a one-year contract, the team announced Friday. Financial terms were not disclosed for Fitzpatrick, who appeared in six games with the Buccaneers last season and went 2-1 as a starter in place of Jameis Winston. The 35-year-old Fitzpatrick completed 96 of 163 passes for 1,103 yards with seven touchdowns and three interceptions last season.


Mar 8 2018 - Ryan Fitzpatrick
  QB Ryan Fitzpatrick agreed to terms on a contract with the Buccaneers, the Tampa Bay Times reported. No terms of the deal were disclosed for the 35-year-old Fitzpatrick, who appeared in six games with the Buccaneers last season and went 2-1 as a starter in place of Jameis Winston.


Mar 7 2018 - Josh Robinson
  CB Josh Robinson received a one-year option from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the team announced Wednesday. Robinson notched five special teams tackles and two forced fumbles in the season finale versus New Orleans, one of which was recovered and returned for a touchdown.


Mar 7 2018 - Chris Conte
  S Chris Conte received a one-year option from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the team announced Wednesday. Conte recorded 77 tackles, a career-high three forced fumbles and one interception in 16 games last season. The 29-year-old has collected 456 tackles, 14 interceptions, six forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries in seven NFL seasons with the Buccaneers and Chicago Bears.


Mar 7 2018 - Demar Dotson
  OT Demar Dotson received a one-year option from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the team announced Wednesday. Dotson started all 11 games he played last season before a torn posterior cruciate ligament in his knee ended his campaign. The 32-year-old is the longest-tenured member of the team as he is entering his 10th season with Tampa Bay.


Mar 3 2018 - Vinny Curry
  DE Vinny Curry may be released in an attempt to clear salary-cap space unless he agrees to a new contract, according to a report Sunday. The Super Bowl champions may cut or try to trade Curry, the NFL Network reported. The cap hit under Curry's current deal would be $11 million in 2018 for the Eagles. Curry's base salary is $9 million next season as part of a five-year, $47.5 million contract he signed in 2016. That may now be too steep for the Eagles. The NFL Network's report indicated that the Eagles are trying to restructure Curry's current contract to keep him with the team but acknowledge that it could be difficult. The 29-year-old Curry joined the Eagles in 2012 as their second-round draft pick. This past season, he started all 16 regular-season games but had 42 tackles and just 2.5 sacks while playing with a knee injury. If Curry were to leave, the Eagles still have a solid group of defensive ends that includes Chris Long, Brandon Graham and Derek Barnett, who likely would take Curry's vacated spot in the starting lineup. In six years with the Eagles, Curry has 22 sacks and 130 tackles. He had a career-high nine sacks and four forced fumbles in 2014.


Feb 23 2018 - Jameis Winston
  QB Jameis Winston was cited for careless driving last week after he was involved in a minor automobile accident. Per Florida Highway Patrol, Winston was driving his Ford 250 on the Veterans Expressway (State Road 589) on Feb. 13 when the vehicle in front of him came to a complete stop. The 24-year-old Winston failed to safely reduce his speed in time to avoid a collision, rear-ending Tyler and Anna Stepka in their Subaru Forester. Damage estimates were approximately $2,000 per vehicle, according to the crash report. Per the report, Winston is subject to a $153 fine for operating "the vehicle in a careless or negligent manner," although alcohol use was not suspected.


Feb 22 2018 - Dalton Crossan
  RB Dalton Crossan signed with Tampa Bay. The 5-foot-11, 203-pound Crossan originally entered the league as a college free agent with the Indianapolis Colts in 2017, but was waived prior to the start of the regular season. Crossan played in the Colts' preseason opener against Cincinnati last August. He rushed three times for three yards, caught two passes for 11 yards and had a 23-yard kickoff return.


Feb 22 2018 - DeSean Jackson
  WR DeSean Jackson was the owner of a car involved in a Christmas Eve crash, but the Tampa (Fla.) Police Department has stopped investigating it. Police declared the case "inactive" due to the fact no evidence or witnesses are available to place the driver behind at the wheel, the Tampa Bay Times reported. According to the police report, the driver was Therrian Fontenot, a former teammate of Jackson with the Philadelphia Eagles. Fontenot spent six months in jail in 2015 after pleading no contest to a burglary of a former teammate's home, the newspaper reported.


Feb 1 2018 - Drew Ferris
  LS Drew Ferris was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the team announced Thursday. Ferris, 25, has not played a down in the NFL. He spent time with the Seattle Seahawks in training camp before he was released in early August of 2016. He also participated in mini-camp for the New York Jets in 2015.


Jan 3 2018 - Chandler Catanzaro
  K Chandler Catanzaro was a great pickup last offseason. He missed only five of his 30 field-goal attempts, including two in the pouring rain at home against the Falcons, and none of less than 40 yards. He was also one of seven qualified kickers not to miss an extra point this season.


Jan 3 2018 - T.J. Ward
  S T.J. Ward, 31, two months from being an unrestricted free agent, was arrested at his Tampa apartment on Wednesday on an outstanding warrant relating to a previous (and unreported) arrest. Ward was booked and released on $2,500 bond at 11:46 a.m.


Jan 3 2018 - T.J. Ward
  S T.J. Ward was arrested on Wednesday morning for possession of marijuana. Ward was arrested in Tampa (Fla.) at 8:11 a.m. and charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Department.


Jan 3 2018 - Chris Godwin
  WR Chris Godwin captured NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors after his 39-yard touchdown reception with nine seconds left lifted his team to a 31-24 triumph over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.


Jan 1 2018 - Mike Evans
  WR Mike Evans reached 1,000 receiving yards for the fourth straight season. With 55 receiving yards, Evans joins Randy Moss and Bengals receiver A.J. Green as the only receivers in NFL history to reach 1,000 yards in each of their first four seasons.


Jan 1 2018 - Brent Grimes
  CB Brent Grimes will be a free agent and said he hasn't decided whether to play or retire. But the Bucs made it clear to him Monday they would like him back in Tampa Bay next season. "It was fun. It's tough to say that because we were losing, but this is a tight group," said Grimes, who tied for the team lead with three interceptions. "People are really cool. We have fun. We wish the record could say otherwise, but we have fun playing together." What might it cost the Bucs as he finishes a two-year, $16 million deal?


Jan 1 2018 - Gerald McCoy
  DT Gerald McCoy came into the game leading Tampa Bay with six sacks. He did not record any sacks on Sunday, but did have two tackles for loss.


Jan 1 2018 - DeSean Jackson
  WR DeSean Jackson (ankle) did not play Sunday.


Jan 1 2018 - Mike Evans
  WR Mike Evans became the third player in NFL history to have 1,000 or more receiving yards for the fourth straight year to open his career. Evans joined Randy Moss (Minnesota Vikings) and A.J. Green (Cincinnati Bengals). Evans had five catches for 55 yards Sunday.


Jan 1 2018 - Jameis Winston
  QB Jameis Winston tossed a 39-yard touchdown pass to rookie wide receiver Chris Godwin with nine seconds remaining -- capping a desperation 95-yard drive with no timeouts -- to produce a 31-24 victory over the Saints on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium. Winston (28 of 51 for 363 yards) gained a measure of redemption after throwing three critical interceptions earlier in the game.


Dec 31 2017 - DeSean Jackson
  For the second straight week, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are without WR DeSean Jackson. Jackson (ankle) was among Tampa Bay's inactives for Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints at Raymond James Stadium. Rookie Chris Godwin started in place of Jackson.


Dec 28 2017 - DeSean Jackson
  WR DeSean Jackson had a vehicle registered in his name involved in a single-car crash on Christmas Eve, with a search of the Chevy Silverado turning up marijuana and hollow-point bullets. Per the police report, officers responded to a crash near the International Mall on West Shore Blvd. in Tampa, approximately three miles from the team facility. They found an abandoned Chevy Silverado that had left the road and crashed into a tree, with police finding 6.3 grams of marijuana and two .38 caliber hollow-point bullets, which are legal in Florida.


Dec 27 2017 - DeSean Jackson
  WR DeSean Jackson, who did not play at Carolina last Sunday, has a foot injury, but he returned to practice on Wednesday on a limited basis.


Dec 27 2017 - Gerald McCoy
  DT Gerald McCoy has a biceps injury, but he said he never considered missing the final game.


Dec 27 2017 - Cameron Brate
  TE Cameron Brate (knee/back) did not practice on Wednesday.


Dec 27 2017 - Chris Godwin
  WR Chris Godwin, who played well in place of DeSean Jackson last week, has an ankle sprain and did not practice Wednesday.


Dec 27 2017 - Ryan Smith
  CB Ryan Smith has an ankle injury and is questionable for Sunday's game.



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