Monday, September 24, 2018
Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Nike sacks endorsement deal with Jameis Winston

TAMPA — Nike has opted not to renew its endorsement contract with Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston, who is suspended from the first three regular-season games for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy, ESPN reported.

Winston, 24, has worked with Nike since before his rookie season in 2015. ESPN reported that his contract with Nike expired before the league announced his suspension in late June.

Calls from the Tampa Bay Times to Nike and to Winston's representatives seeking comment and confirmation were not returned Friday.

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Bucs’ second-half rally falls just short in 30-27 loss to Steelers

Bucs’ second-half rally falls just short in 30-27 loss to Steelers

TAMPA — Ryan Fitzpatrick's magic seemed to wear off against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but he had enough tricks to make it interesting.Fitzpatrick was intercepted on three consecutive passes in the first half to fall behind by 20 points.But the B...
Updated: 7 minutes ago
Bucs-Steelers: A by-the-numbers look at Tampa Bay’s 30-27 loss

Bucs-Steelers: A by-the-numbers look at Tampa Bay’s 30-27 loss

Here's a by-the-numbers look at the Bucs' 30-27 loss to the Steelers on Monday:3-9Bucs' record in games in which they inducted someone into their Ring of Honor at Raymond James Stadium. They last won when they inducted quarterback Doug Williams on De...
Updated: 16 minutes ago
Is Tampa Bay back as a sports town?

Is Tampa Bay back as a sports town?

TAMPA — The Bucs came into Monday still among the NFL's unbeatens. The Rays authored one of baseball's biggest surprises of the summer by staying in contention until the last two weeks. And the Lightning are considered a favorite to win th...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Tony Dungy in the Bucs Ring of Honor: The tributes roll in

Tony Dungy in the Bucs Ring of Honor: The tributes roll in

TAMPA — There's a weather alert at Raymond James Stadium, halting all pregame activities before the Bucs-Steelers game on Monday Night Football. Feels like a perfect time to talk Tony Dungy.With the former Bucs coach set to be inducted int...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Bucs center Ryan Jensen added to the injury list as questionable tonight against the Steelers with an illness

Bucs center Ryan Jensen added to the injury list as questionable tonight against the Steelers with an illness

The Bucs have done a good job protecting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, who has been sacked only twice in 61 pass attempts this season.But they may have to play Monday Night's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers without center Ryan Jensen, who was ad...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Bucs QB Jameis Winston hires agent Joel Segal

Bucs QB Jameis Winston hires agent Joel Segal

Jameis Winston has hired agent Joel Segal, one day before he is set to return from a three-game suspension.In July, shortly after suspension was announced, Winston fired representatives Greg Genske and Kenny Felder, a pair of baseball agents who had ...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Bucs-Steelers: Our picks for Tampa Bay vs. Pittsburgh

Bucs-Steelers: Our picks for Tampa Bay vs. Pittsburgh

TAMPA — The Bucs' FitzMagic carpet ride lands on the Monday Night Football stage tonight, where they'll face the Pittsburgh Steelers at Raymond James Stadium.The Bucs' last home win on Monday night was a 22-19 victory over Miami Nov. 11, 2...
Published: 09/24/18
Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Rick Stroud previews Bucs-Steelers

Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Rick Stroud previews Bucs-Steelers

The Bucs host the Steelers tonight as Monday Night Football comes to town. Will the FitzMagic continue and move Tampa Bay to 3-0? Rick Stroud breaks down the game. Also, Tony Dungy will be enshrined in the team's Ring of Honor.Plus, is there any...
Published: 09/24/18
Bucs roundtable: Preaseason prediction do-overs

Bucs roundtable: Preaseason prediction do-overs

The Bucs are 2-0. The  Browns won a game. The big, bad Pittsburgh Steelers are winless — at least until tonight.If you could have one mulligan on your Bucs or NFL preseason predictions, what are you changing and why?Our Bucs coverage team ...
Published: 09/24/18
Sound-Smarter-Than-Your-Friends Guide to Steelers-Buccaneers: Where is Ronald Jones?

Sound-Smarter-Than-Your-Friends Guide to Steelers-Buccaneers: Where is Ronald Jones?

One of the dominant storylines heading into Monday Night Football between the first-place Buccaneers and the last-place Steelers will be the things we didn’t expect to see. It’s the team that usually melts down against the team that actua...
Published: 09/23/18
Updated: 09/24/18