Archive for the ‘Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Category

Jameis Winston's grandmother, the reason he stayed home for the draft, dies at age 70 (Shutdown Corner)

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
Jameis Winston with his grandmother Myrtle on the night he was drafted first overall by Tampa Bay. When Jameis Winston was the No. 1 overall pick of the NFL draft, he made the unusual decision to not attend in person. When Winston won his first NFL game later that year with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, his grandmother was there at the Superdome in New Orleans, with permission from her doctor.

49ers sign linebacker Dekoda Watson to 3-year deal (The Associated Press)

Friday, March 17th, 2017
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- The San Francisco 49ers have signed free agent linebacker Dekoda Watson to a three-year contract.

NFL-National Football League roundup (Reuters)

Thursday, March 16th, 2017
The Atlanta Falcons agreed to terms with two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Dontari Poe on Thursday. The team did not disclose the terms for Poe, but Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported it's a one-year deal worth up to $8 million -- with incentives boosting the total to $10 million. Poe, who was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2013 and 2014, recorded 27 tackles, 1.5 sacks and one forced fumble while playing in all 16 games last season for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Wednesday's Sports in Brief (The Associated Press)

Thursday, March 16th, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former President Barack Obama is picking North Carolina to win the men's NCAA Tournament over Duke.

Pryor not concerned about uncertainty surrounding Redskins (The Associated Press)

Monday, March 13th, 2017
Terrelle Pryor doesn't know if Kirk Cousins will be the Washington Redskins' starting quarterback, but he hopes so. Pryor signed a one-year deal with the Redskins last week hours after Cousins signed his franchise tender, and the day after the team fired general manager Scot McCloughan. ''I played with six quarterbacks last year,'' Pryor said.

Lions announce signings of Wagner, 3 others (The Associated Press)

Friday, March 10th, 2017
Rick Wagner is ready for a return to the Midwest. The Detroit Lions signed the talented offensive tackle - one of four free-agent deals they announced Friday - and when Wagner took part in a conference call with reporters, he said he felt a connection with blue-collar Detroit. Wagner is from West Allis, Wisconsin, and he played college football at Wisconsin.

Cutting Cutler: Bears dump QB in latest offseason overhaul (The Associated Press)

Thursday, March 9th, 2017
The Chicago Bears have closed the book on Jay Cutler's era as their franchise quarterback, an unfulfilling eight-year story that featured only one postseason appearance. The Bears made cutting Cutler their first official move on Thursday when the NFL free agent market opened, while they were reportedly working toward an agreement to replace him with former Tampa Bay quarterback Mike Glennon.

Romo's fate remains in limbo as free agency opens (AFP)

Thursday, March 9th, 2017
Tony Romo said goodbye to the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday even though the team had yet to release him as free agency deal signings began for the NFL's 2017 season. Romo, the Cowboys quarterback who has struggled with injuries in recent campaigns, was demoted in favor of rookie Dak Prescott last season. With a hefty $14 million salary cap hit for next season, the Cowboys figured to release him.

NFL-National Football League roundup (Reuters)

Monday, March 6th, 2017
Defensive end William Gholston avoided free agency and agreed to re-sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a five-year contract, the team announced Monday. Sources told ESPN the sides agreed to a $27.5 million deal that could be worth up to $36.5 million based on sack incentives and other escalators. -- Los Angeles Rams cornerback Trumaine Johnson signed his franchise tender, according to multiple reports.

Bucs DE Will Gholston signs 5-year contract extension (The Associated Press)

Monday, March 6th, 2017
Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end William Gholston has signed a five-year contract extension rather than test his worth in free agency. The versatile fifth-year pro who started 25 games over the past two seasons could earn an average of more than $5 million per year under the terms of a deal Gholston said he ''couldn't say no to'' on Monday. The 6-foot-6 lineman, a fourth-round draft pick in 2013, also plays tackle and is considered one of the Bucs' best run-stoppers.