Friday, May 25, 2018

Bucs Beat

Rick Stroud and Greg Auman

Man fired from cannon at Raymond James Stadium

Man fired from cannon at Raymond James Stadium

There’s nothing unusual about cannon fire at Raymond James Stadium. Shooting a guy out of a cannon? Unusual. To promote it’s new, pirate-themed, multiplayer video game Sea of Thieves, Xbox was in Tampa on Tuesday to fire David “The...
Updated: 2 months ago
Bucs to let center Joe Hawley become a free agent

Bucs to let center Joe Hawley become a free agent

The Bucs, continuing to open up more salary-cap room in advance of free agency, are opting not to exercise the 2018 option on veteran center Joe Hawley.Hawley, 29, started 29 games at center in 2015-16 but was inactive for all but four games in 2017,...
Updated: 3 months ago
Mike Mayock sees Minkah Fitzpatrick as match for Bucs at No. 7

Mike Mayock sees Minkah Fitzpatrick as match for Bucs at No. 7

What will the Bucs do with the No. 7 pick in the draft in two months?NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock did another of his marathon conference calls with NFL writers — he was 90 minutes in when we came up in the queue — and mentioned A...
Updated: 3 months ago
Bucs awarded compensatory draft pick in seventh round

Bucs awarded compensatory draft pick in seventh round

The Bucs finally have a compensatory draft pick.For the first time since 2011, Tampa Bay has played the free-agent game well enough to be awarded a comp pick — after the seventh round, 255th overall, the next to last in the draft.Comp picks hav...
Updated: 3 months ago
Bucs need a backup plan at quarterback; best bets are Ryan Fitzpatrick or (maybe) Mike Glennon

Bucs need a backup plan at quarterback; best bets are Ryan Fitzpatrick or (maybe) Mike Glennon

TAMPA – Finding a quarterback is a big priority for the Bucs this off-season. That's not a misprint. No, they're not looking to replace Jameis Winston. Far from it. But they may need to find their version of the Eagles' Nick Foles — excep...
Updated: 3 months ago
Despite warnings to stay in school, Chase Litton confident about draft prospects

Despite warnings to stay in school, Chase Litton confident about draft prospects

As he made the tough decision whether to return to Marshall for his senior season, quarterback Chase Litton reached out to the NFL's advisory committee, which gives underclassmen a sense of where they're likely to be drafted should they leave early."...
Updated: 3 months ago
Bucs won’t tender injured LB Adarius Glanton, DB Jude Adjei-Barimah

Bucs won’t tender injured LB Adarius Glanton, DB Jude Adjei-Barimah

The Bucs have started the internal decisions that lead up to the start of free agency in three weeks, letting two restricted free agents recovering from injury —  LB Adarius Glanton and DB Jude Adjei-Barimah — know that they won't be...
Updated: 3 months ago
Police: DeSean Jackson’s former Eagles teammate drove truck found wrecked with bullets, marijuana inside

Police: DeSean Jackson’s former Eagles teammate drove truck found wrecked with bullets, marijuana inside

TAMPA  — With no witnesses and no video evidence, Tampa Police have stopped investigating a case from Christmas Eve that had a truck belonging to Bucs receiver DeSean Jackson found wrecked and abandoned in a mall parking lot with hollow-po...
Updated: 3 months ago
Bucs QB Jameis Winston uninjured in car wreck

Bucs QB Jameis Winston uninjured in car wreck

Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston was not hurt in a car wreck last week in which he was cited for careless driving.Winston, 24, was driving on the Veterans Expressway near Waters Avenue in northwest Tampa on Feb. 13 when his Ford F250 truck rear-ended ...
Updated: 3 months ago
Bucs sign ex-New Hampshire RB Dalton Crossan

Bucs sign ex-New Hampshire RB Dalton Crossan

February signings in the NFL usually face long odds to stick on rosters in the fall, but the Bucs added to their running back depth on Thursday, signing former New Hampshire star Dalton Crossan.Crossan, who turns 24 on Sunday, went to training camp l...
Updated: 3 months ago