EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The NFL has pushed the kickoff return further toward irrelevance with a priority on player safety.
Buccaneers coach Todd Bowles graduates from college, fulfills promise to late motherMay 14, 2023 GMT
EMMITSBURG, Md. (AP) — Todd Bowles kept a promise to his late mother and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach is now a college graduate.
The 59-year-old Bowles walked across the stage at Mount St.
Daughter of Buccaneers LB Shaq Barrett drowns in family poolMay 1, 2023 GMT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The 2-year-old daughter of Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Shaquil Barrett drowned in a swimming pool at the family’s home on Sunday, police said.
Officers, responding to a call that a child had fallen into a pool, were sent to Barrett’s home in the Beach Park neighborhood in south Tampa shortly before 9:30 a.m.
Williams, Harrison, Maye are top prospects in 2024 NFL draftApril 30, 2023 GMT
The 2024 NFL draft class could quickly transform losers into winners.
With a full season of college football still to be played, two future franchise quarterbacks are already being penciled into the top of draft boards: Heisman Trophy winner Caleb Williams of Southern California and North Carolina's Drake Maye.
Entering post-Brady era, Bucs address pass rush in draftApril 29, 2023 GMT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers placed an emphasis on the pass rush in this year's draft as they move deeper into the post-Tom Brady era.
Tampa Bay, which won the NFC South last year with an 8-9 record and was blown out by Dallas in the wild-card round of the playoffs, has more areas to address in addition to the retirement of Brady, who led them to a Super Bowl title in the 2020 season.
Bucs pick OL Cody Mauch, DE Yaya Diaby on 2nd day of draftApril 29, 2023 GMT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Cody Mauch won’t be fixing the gap in his smile any time soon.
The North Dakota State offensive lineman vows to wait until he’s stopped playing football to replace front teeth missing since he collided with a friend during a junior high school basketball game.
Bucs select DT Calijah Kancey with 19th pick in NFL draftApril 28, 2023 GMT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Calijah Kancey isn't looking to be the next Aaron Donald.
The first-round draft pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers out of Donald's alma mater, Pittsburgh, wants to make a name for himself.
Will teams delay on taking Jalen Carter like Sapp, Moss?April 25, 2023 GMT
Warren Sapp and Randy Moss waited longer than expected to hear their names called in the first round of the NFL draft because teams were concerned about off-field issues.
2023 NFL Seven Round Draft OrderApril 25, 2023 GMT
1. Carolina Panthers (from Chicago)
With Brady moving on, Bucs aim to use draft to stay relevantApril 20, 2023 GMT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Winning without Tom Brady will be a challenge.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers concede as much, although general manager Jason Licht insists losing the seven-time Super Bowl champion to retirement this offseason hasn’t impacted the team’s commitment to remaining competitive.
Buccaneers GM says no intention to trade LB Devin WhiteApril 13, 2023 GMT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Buccaneers have no intentions of trading star linebacker Devin White, Tampa Bay general manager Jason Licht said Thursday.
Last month, the 25-year-old who helped Tampa Bay win the Super Bowl in his second season posted cryptic messages on social media that suggested he may have played his last game with the Bucs.
Confident Mayfield excited about fresh start with BuccaneersMarch 20, 2023 GMT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Baker Mayfield is excited to have an opportunity to try to win Tom Brady’s old job with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The No. 1 overall pick from the 2018 draft signed a one-year deal worth up to $8.5 million in free agency and will compete with third-year pro Kyle Trask to become Brady’s successor on a team two seasons removed from winning the Super Bowl.
AP source: Buccaneers, Baker Mayfield agree on 1-year dealMarch 15, 2023 GMT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed on an $8.5 million, one-year contract with quarterback Baker Mayfield, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press.
The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Wednesday because signings can’t be announced until the league year officially starts at 4 p.m.
Tom Brady-less Buccaneers looking to get younger and fasterMarch 10, 2023 GMT
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (8-10)
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Buccaneers release veteran LT Donovan Smith after 8 seasonsMarch 7, 2023 GMT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Veteran left tackle Donovan Smith was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Tuesday in a cost-cutting move.
The durable 2015 second-round draft pick started 124 regular-season and seven playoff games over eight seasons with the Bucs, who entered the offseason more than $58 million dollars over the NFL salary cap.
Rodgers, QBs become top attractions at NFL combineFebruary 28, 2023 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Green Bay Packers will continue to play the waiting game with Aaron Rodgers.
They're also ready with a backup plan.
Though general manager Brian Gutekunst's first choice still appears to be bringing back the four-time league MVP and longtime face of the team, Gutekunst acknowledged the Packers are willing to go with Jordan Love — if needed.
Ex-NFL player recovers after saving his kids from drowningFebruary 22, 2023 GMT
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A former NFL running back said he's on the road to recovery after he nearly died while saving his two children from drowning in the Gulf of Mexico in the Florida Panhandle.
Peyton Hillis issued a statement on Twitter, thanking those who helped him following the Jan.
Derek Carr hits open market after release from RaidersFebruary 14, 2023 GMT
HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Quarterback Derek Carr was released by the Las Vegas Raiders on Tuesday as the club evaluates its future at the position.
Ravens hire Georgia’s Monken to be offensive coordinatorFebruary 14, 2023 GMT
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens have hired Georgia's Todd Monken to be their offensive coordinator, they announced Tuesday.
Monken arrives after three seasons in the same role at Georgia, which last month won its second consecutive national championship.
Andy Reid aims to lead Chiefs past former team in Super BowlFebruary 10, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Andy Reid already proved he can win the big game in Kansas City after coming up short several times throughout his 14 seasons in Philadelphia.
Brady will not move into Fox announcing booth until 2024February 6, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tom Brady will not go immediately from the playing field to the broadcast booth.
Brady told Colin Cowherd during Monday's episode of “The Herd” on FS1 and Fox Sports Radio that he will not start his broadcasting career with Fox until the 2024 season.
Panthers hire Evero as new defensive coordinatorFebruary 5, 2023 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have agreed to terms with Ejiro Evero on Sunday to be their new defensive coordinator.
The 42-year-old Evero was the Denver Broncos defensive coordinator last season and was one of nine candidates to interview for the Panthers head coaching position before owner David Tepper hired Frank Reich.
Tom Brady’s plate remains full after retirement announcementFebruary 2, 2023 GMT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady’s future figures to be busy.
The seven-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback’s retirement announcement ended speculation about if and where Brady might want to play next season, opening the door for numerous off-the-field endeavors that could occupy his time.
Column: Brady’s finale didn’t go as planned, but not too badFebruary 1, 2023 GMT
In a perfect world — and so much of Tom Brady's career was as close to perfection as a football player can get — the first retirement would've stuck.
He certainly did nothing to enhance his legacy by returning for another season.
Analysis: Tom Brady’s legacy goes beyond Super Bowl ringsFebruary 1, 2023 GMT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady had nothing left to prove.
Already considered the GOAT — greatest of all time — Brady finally walked away from the NFL on Wednesday following the most difficult, emotionally draining season in his life.
Reaction to Tom Brady announcing his retirement for 2nd timeFebruary 1, 2023 GMT
Reaction from social media and elsewhere poured in after Tom Brady announced his retirement on Wednesday for the second time. Brady won seven Super Bowls and set numerous passing records in an unprecedented 23-year NFL career.
Tom Brady retires at 45, insisting this time it’s ‘for good’February 1, 2023 GMT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — This time, Tom Brady says he's done for good.
The seven-time Super Bowl winner with New England and Tampa Bay announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday, exactly one year after first saying his playing days were over, by posting a brief video lasting just under one minute on social media.
Brady’s unprecedented career filled with highlight momentsFebruary 1, 2023 GMT
Nobody drove Tom Brady harder than the record-setting quarterback himself, even if his 23rd and final season after a brief retirement didn't end with him lifting yet another Lombardi Trophy.
Colts fan starts petition to stop Saturday’s coaching pathJanuary 27, 2023 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jeff Saturday was a fan favorite when he played for the Indianapolis Colts.
Maybe not so much these days.
After going 1-7 as the interim coach and being brought in for a second interview to keep the job next fall, one Colts fans started an online petition to stop Saturday’s candidacy.
Avast! Pirates set to ‘invade’ Tampa in Gasparilla festivalJanuary 24, 2023 GMT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Cannons boomed and pirates galore swarmed downtown Tampa on Tuesday in a prelude to this weekend's Gasparilla Pirate Fest, expected to draw up to 500,000 revelers to the shores of the bay.
Prescott, Purdy playing at high level heading into showdownJanuary 20, 2023 GMT
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Dak Prescott shook off some late-season struggles and once again looked in top form in Dallas' playoff opener.
Brock Purdy looked just as good as he has ever since stepping in as the starter in San Francisco, part of his improbable journey from seventh-round pick to playoff quarterback.
Bucs oust offensive coordinator Leftwich, 5 other assistantsJanuary 19, 2023 GMT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Byron Leftwich is out as offensive coordinator of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who are shaking up their coaching staff after finishing with the only losing record Tom Brady has had in more than two decades as a NFL starter.
Commanders’ Jennifer King to coach Senior Bowl running backsJanuary 19, 2023 GMT
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Washington Commanders assistant running backs coach Jennifer King will coach the position for the Senior Bowl.
King, who became the first Black female assistant position coach in NFL history after the 2020 season, will coach the National team running backs, the Senior Bowl announced on Thursday.
NFL: 5 teams to play home games in Germany, London in 2023January 19, 2023 GMT
The Buffalo Bills, Tennessee Titans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots will each play international games during the NFL’s 2023 regular season.
With Brady’s future uncertain, Bucs will explore optionsJanuary 18, 2023 GMT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers spent the past three seasons doing everything they could to try to help Tom Brady be successful.
If the seven-time Super Bowl champion retires or decides to sign with another team in free agency this winter, it will be important to have a plan to replace the 45-year-old quarterback.
Prescott’s playoff answer positions Cowboys to alter historyJanuary 17, 2023 GMT
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — A week after one of the worst games of his career, Dak Prescott might have played his best game given the circumstances.
The star Dallas quarterback drew high praise from plenty of important people, including club owner Jerry Jones and the most recent Cowboys QB to win a Super Bowl, ESPN analyst Troy Aikman.
Bucs: Gage in hospital with neck injury, to have more testsJanuary 17, 2023 GMT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Buccaneers wide receiver Russell Gage has movement in all of his extremities after suffering a neck injury and concussion in Tampa Bay’s wild-card playoff game against Dallas, the team announced Tuesday.
Jim Ratcliffe’s firm INEOS to bid for Manchester UnitedJanuary 17, 2023 GMT
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Jim Ratcliffe is entering the bidding to buy Manchester United.
The billionaire owner of petrochemicals firm INEOS is ready to make an offer to United owners the Glazer family, who outlined their willingness to sell the Premier League club in November.
Analysis: Thrilling NFL weekend defined by curious decisionsJanuary 17, 2023 GMT
Curious decisions defined the NFL's wacky wild-card weekend, and none more so than Tyler Huntley going high when he should have gone low.
Lamar Jackson's fill-in had the Baltimore Ravens in position for the go-ahead score early in the fourth quarter at Cincinnati but with several teammates behind him to help him burrow through the line on a quarterback sneak, Huntley extended the ball toward the goal line over the top on third-and-goal from the 1.
Prescott outshines Brady, Cowboys dominate Buccaneers 31-14January 17, 2023 GMT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — So much for notion that Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys might not be up to the challenge of beating Tom Brady.
Prescott played his best game in weeks, throwing for four touchdowns and running for another to answer critics of “America's Team” with a 31-14 rout of Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in an NFC wild-card playoff game on Monday night.
After playoff dud, Brady faces choice of whether to continueJanuary 17, 2023 GMT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — If Tom Brady retires in the offseason, he’ll walk away following one of the worst playoff games of his career.
The seven-time Super Bowl champion had a tough night against Micah Parsons and the Dallas Cowboys, tossing his first red-zone interception with the Buccaneers in a 31-14 loss that ended Tampa Bay’s up-and-down season Monday night.
Vea among injured Bucs active for playoff game vs. CowboysJanuary 17, 2023 GMT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Nose tackle Vita Vea, cornerback Carlton Davis, safety Mike Edwards and offensive tackle Donovan Smith are among several key Tampa Bay players who sat out the Buccaneers’ regular-season finale but are active for Monday night’s NFC wild-card playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys.
Bucs activate C Ryan Jensen from IR for NFC wild-card gameJanuary 16, 2023 GMT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers activated center Ryan Jensen from injured reserve to the active roster ahead of their NFC wild-card playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night.
Analysis: Bills, Bengals look shaky in wins, set up rematchJanuary 16, 2023 GMT
The Bengals-Bills rematch coming next week almost didn’t happen.
Both teams squeaked past undermanned opponents on Sunday, beating backup quarterbacks to advance to the AFC divisional round.
First, the Bills blew a 17-0 lead against Miami and had to rally for a 34-31 victory.
Brady plays down his perfect record against favored CowboysJanuary 15, 2023 GMT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady isn’t fazed by being a home underdog in the NFL playoffs for the first time in his career.
After all, no one has enjoyed more postseason success than the seven-time Super Bowl champion, who begins his quest for a record eighth ring when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8-9) host the Dallas Cowboys (12-5) in a NFC wild-card matchup Monday night.
Brady-led Bucs primed to host Cowboys in NFC wild-card gameJanuary 13, 2023 GMT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers down a winding path to the playoffs. Dak Prescott helped the Dallas Cowboys weather significant challenges on their way to the postseason.
The star quarterbacks meet Monday night in an NFC wild-card game, and they are hoping the regular-season adversity will pave the way to a Super Bowl run.
Bucs, Cowboys look for fresh start in wild-card matchupJanuary 12, 2023 GMT
DALLAS (12-5) vs TAMPA BAY (8-9)
Monday, 8:15 p.m. EST, ESPN
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NFL LINE: Cowboys by 2½.
Cowboys focus on reboot with defense in playoff trip to BucsJanuary 11, 2023 GMT
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Safety Jayron Kearse was more than happy to reflect on a late-season blip from the Dallas defense when the regular season was still going on.
Now that the playoffs have arrived, it's a hard turn to 2023 for the Cowboys in Kearse's mind.
Defensive lapses worry Chargers’ Staley going into playoffsJanuary 10, 2023 GMT
Brandon Staley is more concerned about the Los Angeles Chargers defense than he is about having a short week to prepare for Saturday night's AFC wild-card matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
After a solid four-game run, the Bolts defense reverted to giving up big plays and struggling to stop the run in their 31-28 loss to the Denver Broncos.
For Brady-led Buccaneers, playoffs provide fresh startJanuary 10, 2023 GMT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady doesn’t waste a lot of time dwelling on the past.
Just as he understands winning the Super Bowl a record seven times doesn’t guarantee future success, the 45-year-old quarterback says entering the playoffs with a losing record shouldn't be a hindrance for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Falcons’ Smith faces QB decision after another 7-10 finishJanuary 9, 2023 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — Arthur Smith saw a glimpse of the Atlanta Falcons' future, with an offense featuring rookies Desmond Ridder, Tyler Allgeier and Drake London.
That vision gave Smith, the Falcons' second-year coach, confidence that this year's 7-10 finish provides far more hope than his debut season, when Atlanta finished with the same record.
Falcons name Beadles president, longtime executive McKay CEOJanuary 9, 2023 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — Greg Beadles was named Atlanta Falcons president on Monday as part several changes in team owner Arthur Blank's family business management team.
Longtime Falcons executive Rich McKay, who was hired by Blank as general manager in 2004 and was named team president in 2011, has been named CEO of the Falcons.
Rob Gronkowski will try a field goal in live Super Bowl adJanuary 9, 2023 GMT
Rob Gronkowski will be back on a football field for the Super Bowl.
The four-time All-Pro tight end will attempt to make a field goal in Arizona on Feb. 12 during a live Super Bowl television commercial for FanDuel.
Bucs’ Brady breaks own record but suffers 1st losing seasonJanuary 9, 2023 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — Tom Brady hasn't tired of breaking records — even his own.
He ended Sunday with a different record he's never had: a losing one.
Brady broke his own NFL mark for most completions in a season, quickly gaining the needed nine connections in Tampa Bay’s 30-17 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
Ridder throws first 2 TD passes as Falcons top Brady, BucsJanuary 9, 2023 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — Desmond Ridder had almost a full season to plan how he would celebrate his first touchdown pass.
After finally throwing the long-awaited TD in the final game of the regular season, Ridder forgot all those plans.
Brady nears completions record as Buccaneers visit FalconsJanuary 6, 2023 GMT
TAMPA BAY (8-8) at ATLANTA (6-10)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, Fox
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NFL LINE: Falcons by 4 1/2
Brady, Bucs hope to gain playoff momentum by beating FalconsJanuary 5, 2023 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — While Atlanta rookie Desmond Ridder is still looking for his first TD pass, Tampa Bay's Tom Brady is poised to add to his already impressive list of NFL records.
3 NFL teams look for rare trip from 2-6 start to playoffsJanuary 4, 2023 GMT
Falling into a 2-6 hole near the midpoint of a season is usually a recipe to look to the future for NFL teams, with only two teams ever climbing out of that hole to reach the postseason.
Headed into Week 18 of this season, three teams that lost six of their first eight games remain in the playoff hunt.
Bowles: Bucs won’t rest starters in regular-season finaleJanuary 3, 2023 GMT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady doesn’t sound like he’s looking for rest, and coach Todd Bowles isn’t inclined to sit other key players, either, when the playoff-bound Tampa Bay Buccaneers close the regular season against the Atlanta Falcons.
Panthers’ failure to reach playoffs hurts Wilks’ job hopesJanuary 2, 2023 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Steve Wilks’ bid to become Carolina’s next full-time head coach took a huge hit Sunday after the Panthers blew an 11-point fourth quarter lead and lost 30-24 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, eliminating them from playoff contention.