TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Ndamukong Suh welcomes the challenge of making a difference for yet another team.
The three-time All-Pro defensive tackle slipped on his customary No. 93 jersey and...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — All it took for the Carolina Panthers to land All-Pro defensive tackle Gerald McCoy was a one-year deal worth up to $10.25 million — and a vegan lunch with some future...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers agreed to terms with six-time Pro Bowl free agent defensive tackle Gerald McCoy on a one-year contract worth up to $10.25 million with incentives, a person...
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Gerald McCoy's free agency tour started with the Browns. They believe it will end with them, too.
Coach Freddie Kitchens said Thursday that he's optimistic McCoy will sign...
CLEVELAND (AP) — Gerald McCoy isn't ready to commit to the Browns — or anyone else just yet.
The six-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle visited Cleveland's facility for several hours Friday, but...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Ndamukong Suh is headed to Tampa Bay.
Suh, who helped the Rams make the Super Bowl last season, has agreed to terms with the Buccaneers as a replacement for Gerald...
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns will get to show Gerald McCoy how far they've come.
The free-agent defensive tackle, released earlier this week by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, will visit Cleveland...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are moving on from Gerald McCoy.
The team released the six-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle, describing the move as a mutual agreement after nine...
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TAMPA BAY (5-11)
LAST SEASON: Surprising 2-0 start, featuring confidence-building upsets of New Orleans and Philadelphia, dissolved into team's second straight 5-11 finish and firing of...
Foles, Fitzpatrick prosper as backup QBs for Eagles, Bucs
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Gerald McCoy is puzzled when he hears people question the ability of fellow NFL players, particularly backup quarterbacks such as Nick Foles and Ryan Fitzpatrick.
"It's the NFL," Tampa Bay's six-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle said. "Everybody's good."
Foles' success filling in for the injured Carson Wentz is one of the biggest reasons why the Philadelphia Eagles (1-0) were able to win the Super Bowl after losing their starting quarterback late last season.
Redskins’ Williams poised to again be fearsome O-lineman
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The first surgery of Trent Williams' life put more fear into him than any pass-rusher on a football field.
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TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (5-11)
New faces: DE Jason Pierre-Paul, DT Beau Allen, DE Vinny Curry, DT Vita Vea, RB Ronald Jones, C Ryan Jensen, DT Mitch Unrein, K Chandler Catanzaro.
Key losses: RB Doug Martin, DE Robert Ayers, Jr., G J.R. Sweezy, DT Chris Baker, DT Clinton McDonald, S T.J. Ward.
Lions rally from 21-point deficit to beat Buccaneers 33-30
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Starters for both teams were long gone before the Detroit Lions rallied for their first preseason victory under coach Matt Patricia, leaving the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with a loss that didn't feel like a loss.
"They keep score, so you want to win the game," Pro Bowl defensive tackle Gerald McCoy said. "But our first two groups played well. ... We've just got to finish the game a little better."
Bucs Pro Bowl DT McCoy: Getting better never gets old
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Gerald McCoy says he's approaching his ninth training camp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers the same way he has all the others.
The six-time Pro Bowl selection really doesn't feel there's any reason to change because attitude is a big part of his success.
"I always try and stay in the rookie mindset, always willing to learn more, knowing I can learn more, and just do my best to learn more," the 29-year-old defensive tackle said.
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TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (5-11)
OPEN CAMP: July 26, One Buccaneer Place, Tampa, Florida
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may not be finished wheeling and dealing in the NFL draft.
The team traded down five spots in the opening round, selected Washington defensive tackle Vita Vea 12th overall, while also putting themselves in a better position to be impact players on Day Two by receiving a pair of second-round draft picks from the Buffalo Bills.
Buccaneers draft Washington DT Vita Vea in 1st round
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are intent on building a defense capable of helping quarterback Jameis Winston end the team's long playoff drought.
Tackle Vita Vea is the latest addition to a reconstructed unit that's been a liability for most of the past decade, joining the Bucs as the 12th overall pick in the opening round of the NFL draft on Thursday night.
McCoy, David inactive for Buccaneers against Falcons
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are facing the Atlanta Falcons without defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, linebacker Lavonte David and running back Doug Martin, who are inactive for the Monday night game.
McCoy hurt his right biceps and David suffered a hamstring injury during the Bucs' loss to the Detroit Lions. Martin wasn't listed on the injury report, but is being replaced in the lineup by Peyton Barber.
Bucs potential spoilers for Falcons, Saints, Panthers
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The way the Tampa Bay Buccaneers see it, they still have a lot to play for in a year in which they will miss the playoffs for the 10th straight season.
Facing NFC South rivals Atlanta, Carolina and New Orleans the next three games provides the last-place Bucs (4-9) an opportunity to impact the division race, as well as the postseason outlook for the Falcons, Panthers and Saints.
James Hawkins of The Detroit News breaks down Sunday's Lions-Buccaneers game at Raymond James Stadium (1 p.m Fox/WJR 760).
BUCCANEERS TO WATCH
Mike Evans, WR: The fourth-year pro is closing in on his fourth straight 1,000-yard season and is the headline act for Tampa Bay's offense. Evans ranks in the top 25 in receiving yards (735, 19th) and receptions (53, tied 25th), but doesn't have a 100-yard game yet this season and hasn't scored a touchdown since Week 7.
Warren Sapp is not coming back to the NFL. He doesn’t think Simeon Rice is, either. But the Bucs Hall of Fame tackle, who with Rice helped underwrite one of the great defenses in NFL history with a menacing pass rush, can’t stomach what he’s seeing.
“I’m a little lost right now,” Sapp said. “This is hard to watch.”
Injuries mounting for ailing Buccaneers defense
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Buccaneers are disappointed and hurting, with linebacker Lavonte David, defensive tackle Gerald McCoy and pass rusher Noah Spence among key players nursing injuries following the team's first loss of the season.
Rusty or not, Buccaneers ready to start season against Bears
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jameis Winston concedes it felt a little strange watching the rest of the NFL begin the season while the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were scattered around the country for an unscheduled bye imposed by Hurricane Irma.
When the young quarterback finally takes the field Sunday in the team's delayed opener, Winston will not have taken a snap in a game in three weeks.
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TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (9-7)
New Faces: WR DeSean Jackson, DE Chris Baker, TE O.J. Howard, S Justin Evans, QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, K Nick Folk, WR Chris Godwin, S J.J. Wilcox.
Key Losses: QB Mike Glennon, WR Russell Shepard, LB Daryl Smith, CB Alterraun Verner, S Bradley McDougald.
Strengths: Bucs go as Jameis Winston goes. With additional playmakers — Jackson, Howard, Godwin — around young QB, coach Dirk Koetter is counting on offense being more explosive.
This year's installment of the Koda's Kids weekend will start a little different than in year's past. The annual event put on by Former South Aiken High School football standout Dekoda Watson will kickoff with a flag football game between area high school stars and NFL players on Thursday night at Aiken High School.
Watson, who signed with the San Francisco 49ers during the offseason, enlisted the help of a few current and former NFL players for Thursday night's game.
Bucs providing Winston with resources to fulfill promise
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers feel good about Jameis Winston's chances of making them relevant again. Even more after the NFL draft.
Tight end O.J. Howard, receiver Chris Godwin and running back Jeremy McNichols are the latest additions to an offense that could be more potent beginning next season.
Bucs finish 9-7, but fall short of making playoffs again
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Their first winning season in six years was nice. Making the playoffs, though, would have been so much sweeter for the improved Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
"We're very close," cornerback Alterraun Verner said after Sunday's 17-16 victory over the Carolina Panthers left the Bucs (9-7) feeling good about their progress yet short of a goal of earning a postseason berth for the first time in nearly a decade.
Saints’ Breaux, Bucs’ Cherilus, Dotson, Gholston ruled out
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have ruled out cornerback Delvin Breaux for their home finale Saturday against Tampa Bay, while the Buccaneers have announced they'll be without defensive end Gholston, and offensive tackles Gosder Cherilus and Demar Dotson.
Breaux injured his shoulder at Tampa Bay on Dec. 11 and has not played since. Gholston has been nursing an elbow injury, while Cherilus has been bother by his groin and ankle, and Dotson has concussion symptoms.
Buccaneers rises to challenge during 5-game winning streak
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Gerald McCoy summed up the mind-set of the suddenly stingy Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense.
"It's our job to keep the other team from scoring," the four-time Pro Bowl tackle said. "If they don't score, they don't win."
The streaking Bucs (8-5) have been as effective as anyone in shutting down opposing offenses during a five-game winning streak that has propelled the team into contention for its first playoff berth in nine years.
Buccaneers snap Chiefs’ 5-game win streak with 19-17 victory
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers took their celebration all the way to the showers Sunday after snapping the Kansas City Chiefs' five-game winning streak, whooping it up louder than any fan in the building.
When some of them started to talk about how great it felt, though, Gerald McCoy set them straight.
"He was like, 'That is expected,'" Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston said of their longtime defensive tackle, "and I thought, 'You're right.'"
Bucs DT Gerald McCoy big fan of Falcons QB Matt Ryan
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — At the risk of riling some critics who insist he's too nice on the football field, Tampa Bay's Gerald McCoy concedes he has a deep admiration for Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan.
The four-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle stresses, however, that sportsmanship should never be mistaken for a lack of commitment to do whatever is necessary to win.
Bucs’ Gerald McCoy returns to practice, should play vs 49ers
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers received some good news Wednesday when defensive tackle Gerald McCoy returned to practice.
It was a welcome sight for the Bucs, who have had their share of bad news as they get ready to take on San Francisco.
Buccaneers without 3 starting D-linemen vs. Panthers
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be without three starting defensive linemen for Monday night's game against the Carolina Panthers.
Defensive tackles Gerald McCoy (calf) and Clinton McDonald (hamstring) and defensive end Robert Ayers (ankle) are all listed as inactive, along with running back Doug Martin (hamstring), wide receiver Cecil Shorts III (hamstring), tight end Luke Stocker (ankle) and guard Caleb Benenoch.
Flaws and all, Denver’s defense the NFL’s gold standard
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos are working to plug the rushing lanes and escape routes that have fans missing Malik Jackson or at least his replacement, Vance Walker, who blew out his right knee in training camp.
If the Broncos can keep running backs and quarterbacks from breaking free, they should have a shot at fulfilling safety T.J. Ward's vision of becoming the best defense ever.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — There's unfinished business on Lavonte David's agenda.
The budding young Tampa Bay star has spent the past four years establishing himself as one of the top outside linebackers in the NFL, but what he hasn't been able to do is help the Buccaneers end a long postseason drought.
The Bucs have a 19-45 record since David joined the team as a second-round draft pick in 2012, extending a streak of consecutive seasons without a playoff berth to...