Archive for the ‘Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Category

No talks on a new deal for Mike Evans yet

Monday, February 12th, 2018

When the Buccaneers took wide receiver Mike Evans with the seventh overall pick of the 2014 draft, the hope was that he’d become a highly productive part of their offense. Evans has accomplished that. Evans is heading into the final year of his contract after the Bucs exercised their team option for 2018 and Evans’ agent Deryk Gilmore said they haven’t had any talks about tacking on more years yet.

The Latest: Georgia, Ohio State both do well on signing day

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Georgia and Ohio State both got some good news on signing day. The Bulldogs look as if they will hold off Alabama in the race for the top recruiting class on Wednesday's national signing day. Georgia flipped linebacker Quay Walker from his Alabama commitment and signed the four-star prospect.

Saints signings of Josh Huff, Jayrone Elliott disapproved by NFL

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

The NFL nixed the attempted signings of wide receiver Josh Huff and linebacker Jayrone Elliott by the New Orleans Saints on Monday. According to Mike Triplett of ESPN.com, the contracts were denied because the Saints already had a full 90-man roster and the signings would have put the team over the roster limit. The Saints had 53 players on their active roster at the end of the season, 20 players on injured reserve, two more on PUP/NFI lists and had signed 15 players to reserve/future contracts.

Richmond QB Kyle Lauletta has most stomach-turning story among 4 intriguing NFL prospects outside of Power 5

Saturday, January 27th, 2018

The oversized banners draped down from the ceiling at Senior Bowl Media Day speak to the power of possibility. There’s Russell Wilson, an undersized prospect who ended up as a third-round pick in 2012 and, eventually, a Super Bowl champion. There’s Dak Prescott, who wowed the coaches here with his leadership and earned the Senior Bowl MVP in 2016.

Chargers giving Buccaneers bust kicker Roberto Aguayo another shot

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

It does seem like, at some point, Roberto Aguayo could establish himself in the NFL and live up to all the pre-draft hype. Aguayo, the kicker famously drafted in the second round of the 2016 draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before being shown the door after just a season, has signed a futures contract with the Los Angeles Chargers. Aguayo didn’t appear in a game last season.

There’s skepticism in Jon Gruden’s $100M Raider return  

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

After nine years in media hibernation, Jon Gruden’s head-coaching reboot began with the first victory every new hire desperately wants. Wearing a sharp gray suit and speaking with an even sharper silver tongue, Gruden unfurled a pitch that he has spent nearly a decade crafting – hitting familiar motivational touchstones about being ready to work and locking the doors and living only once. Sitting by Gruden’s side, Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis couldn’t have smiled any wider, eager to steady his relocating franchise and buy his way past a failed 2017 season.

10 highlights from Jon Gruden’s Raiders news conference, including ‘Tom Brady fumbled’

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

Smiling like a child on Christmas morning who saw the present he wanted most under the tree, Raiders owner Mark Davis used those words to re-introduce his team’s fans to Jon Gruden. Gruden still believes Tom Brady fumbled in the “Tuck Rule” game, the last game he coached with the Raiders, in the 2001 season’s playoffs. Spotting ESPN analyst Charles Woodson in the audience, Gruden said, “Brady fumbled that ball.” Woodson, the former Raider who forced what many thought was a fumble, appeared to have strip-sacked Brady late in regulation of that snowy divisional-round game, but the officials cited the rarely used tuck rule to deem it an incomplete pass, and the Patriots went on to win the game, and later the Lombardi Trophy.

The fourth-most wins in Raiders history & a brilliant Bucs spell – Jon Gruden in Opta numbers

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

The Oakland Raiders have turned to an old face to try to inspire their team after a disappointing season, hiring Jon Gruden for a second stint in charge. After going 6-10 in Jack del Rio's second season, the Raiders have decided to appoint a man who took them to the playoffs in two of his four campaigns in charge from 1999 to 2002 and beat them in the Super Bowl XXXVII with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. - Despite serving as Oakland's head coach for just four years, Gruden's 64 wins are the fourth most in team history.

Gruden returns as Raiders’ head coach

Sunday, January 7th, 2018

(Reuters) - Jon Gruden will return as the Oakland Raiders' head coach, bringing the longtime broadcaster out of the booth and back onto the sidelines. The announcement was made about an hour after Gruden had finished working as an analyst

Raiders officially announce hiring of Gruden as coach

Saturday, January 6th, 2018

The Oakland Raiders have officially hired Jon Gruden as their coach. The team announced the move Saturday as soon as Gruden finished his final broadcast as an announcer for ESPN. Gruden will be formally introduced at a news conference Tuesday.