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Some around the league believe teams will be interested in trading for Bucs QB Mike Glennon.

Although Glennon was quietly effective as a rookie in 2013, the Lovie Smith regime never gave him much of a shot. Glennon started just five games in 2014, operating mostly as a backup to 35-year-old journeyman Josh McCown. Now the Bucs, likely to select a quarterback with the No. 1 overall pick, should be even more motivated to trade Glennon than they were last year. Perhaps a QB-desperate team like the Bills or Jets would be willing to part with a late-round pick. Glennon is under contract for just $687,188 in 2015.
Jan 27 - 10:24 AM

The Bucs are expected to release S Dashon Goldson this offseason.

The Bucs signed Goldson to a $41.25M contract that included $22M guaranteed in March of 2013. He was PFF's No. 81 safety among 86 qualifiers in 2013 and No. 86 among 87 qualifiers in 2014. Dumping the 31-year-old (in September) Goldson will save the Bucs half of his $8M 2015 cap number.
Jan 26 - 9:20 AM

Impending free-agent DE Adrian Clayborn is not expected to re-sign with the Buccaneers.

A 2011 first-round pick, Clayborn appeared in only 36 games across four years with the Bucs. He missed all but three games in 2012 with a torn ACL, and was placed on injured reserve with a torn bicep one game into 2014. Clayborn's play has been short of spectacular when healthy, and the injury concerns add another layer of doubt to his free-agency case. Clayborn will likely have to settle for short-term offers with little guaranteed money.
Jan 24 - 10:46 AM

New Bucs OC Dirk Koetter mentioned Austin Seferian-Jenkins when discussing the talent he now has on offense.

It would have been easy heap praise on Mike Evans/Vincent Jackson and gloss over a tight end who posted a meager 21-221-2 rookie line. But Koetter, who coached Tony Gonzalez in Atlanta for two seasons, is well aware of the skill set Seferian-Jenkins possesses. This is a 6'5/262 mountain of a man with 4.56 speed, giving the next Bucs' quarterback (likely Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota) a massive catch radius. ASJ is a candidate to take a big step forward as a NFL sophomore.
Jan 22 - 9:01 AM

Profootballtalk suggests the Bucs could release RE Michael Johnson.

Johnson signed a five-year, $43.75 million deal just last offseason, but the Bucs take the pay-as-you-go approach with contracts and could decide to part ways after a weak 2014 season. Johnson recorded just four sacks and finished 45th among 56 qualifiers in Pro Football Focus' pass-rush productivity. The Bucs can save $7 million against the cap by cutting him.
Jan 19 - 8:24 PM

Bucs fired QBs coach Marcus Arroyo.

A first-year NFL assistant in 2014, Arroyo was thrust into play-calling duties after OC Jeff Tedford took ill in the summer. Arroyo didn't totally face-plant, but the results were predictably mediocre. With Dirk Koetter now calling the shots on offense, Arroyo was no longer needed. Still only 34 with over a decade of experience in the NCAA, Arroyo could be headed back to the college ranks.
Jan 16 - 1:22 PM

The Tampa Bay Times' Greg Auman expects the Bucs to release LT Anthony Collins.

Collins signed a five-year, $30 million contract last offseason that included $15 million guaranteed. But under first-year GM Jason Licht, the Bucs implemented a pay-as-you-go mindset. Tampa Bay handed out no signing bonuses, allowing them to cut bait fairly easily with players who don't produce. A stud in spot starts with the Bengals in 2013, Collins was bad with the Bucs. He was Pro Football Focus' 71st tackle in terms of pass blocking out of 84 qualifiers.
Jan 11 - 10:37 AM

Bucs hired Dirk Koetter as offensive coordinator.

It's an excellent hire for a team that got left in a 2014 lurch when OC Jeff Tedford was diagnosed with a heart condition before the season began. Tedford ended up coaching zero games before being released from his contract, and inexperienced QBs coach Marcus Arroyo left much to be desired as interim play-caller. Koetter oversaw consistently explosive units during his three-year tenure in Atlanta, though the cupboard was well stocked. That's not the case in Tampa, but the Bucs do have a building-block talent in Mike Evans, and are likely to use the No. 1 overall draft pick on a signal caller. Even with a rookie quarterback, the Bucs will be a lock to improve upon their 2014 point total of 277.
Jan 8 - 6:43 PM

The Bucs have not offered their offensive coordinator job to Dirk Koetter.

Koetter interviewed Friday for the position vacated by Jeff Tedford. The former Falcons coordinator remains a candidate, but the Bucs' search continues. Rob Chudzinski, Marty Mornhinweg, Greg Roman and Marc Trestman are also in the mix.
Jan 6 - 10:12 AM

Bucs TE Brandon Myers has restructured his contract.

Myers' 2015 base salary was lowered from $2.25M to $1M, increasing the chance he sticks on the final roster as one of Austin Seferian-Jenkins' backups. He also got $500,000 right now. Myers' 2016 salary stands at $1.75M.
Jan 5 - 10:54 AM

Bucs signed WR Chandler Jones, S Shelton Johnson, QB Seth Lobato, DT Matthew Masifilo, T Matt Patchan, CB Jocquel Skinner, and G Jeremiah Warren to reserve/future contracts.

Jones made waves before the pads went on in Browns camp last preseason, but the pint-sized wideout predictably struggled once the pads went on. Jones has sub-4.4 wheels and was very productive in college, but his size will limit him to special teams in the NFL.
Jan 3 - 11:46 AM

The Buccaneers will interview Falcons OC Dirk Koetter for their offensive coordinator vacancy on Friday.

Atlanta is going to lose one of the NFL's best offensive minds, and quite possibly to a division rival. Per FOX Sports' Alex Marvez, Koetter is seen as a "strong" candidate to replace Jeff Tedford/Marcus Arroyo as the Bucs' offensive boss under Lovie Smith. Koetter spent three years with the Falcons, a timespan during which Atlanta finished top-eight in the NFL in total offense twice.
Source: FOX Sports
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 08:47:00 PM

Profootballtalk reports the Bucs are interested in hiring in-limbo Falcons OC Dirk Koetter for the same position.

The Bucs don't currently have an offensive coordinator after Jeff Tedford developed a heart ailment shortly before the season. QBs coach Marcus Arroyo called plays the entire year, guiding the Bucs to a 30th-place finish in yards. Koetter would be a huge upgrade and a hot name should he be let go in Atlanta. There were rumblings last week that the Falcons wanted to bring in Rex Ryan as head coach and force him to keep Koetter on staff to run the offense.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 09:50:00 AM

Brandon Myers caught 4-of-6 targets for 21 yards in the Bucs' Week 17 loss to the Saints.

Myers caught just 22 passes between Austin Seferian-Jenkins injuries this season, but restructured his contract earlier this weekend. Going on 30, he should be back with the Bucs in 2015.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 07:39:00 PM

Bobby Rainey was held without a touch in the Bucs' Week 17 loss to the Saints.

Rainey heads into the offseason with zero touches over Tampa's final three games. Rainey showed some juice in between Doug Martin and Charles Sims injuries this season, averaging 4.31 yards per carry while catching 33 passes, but wasn't a favorite of the coaching staff. Now 27, Rainey will be a restricted free agent in the offseason. It's not a guarantee he's tendered a contract by the Bucs.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 07:33:00 PM

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