Legal Tampering Reports (Open Thread)

March 9th, 2017

UPDATED 12:05 p.m. – Legal free agency tampering is here!

The real free agency dinner bell rings at 4 p.m.. but teams are negotiating with agents since Tuesday, hence all the reports.

Joe will keep this post near the top of the home page to update various rumors of the Bucs and potential free agent targets. So hit that F5 button early and often.

Thursday: 12:05 p.m. Chris Mortensen of ESPN says Calais Campbell is telling the Broncos he’ll play for less than the $14 million the Jaguars are offering him. … Clock is ticking.

Thursday: 11:59 a.m. ESPN says it’s Ted Ginn to the Saints. Joe is hunting for Tums. Man, he would have looked good in Tampa as a returner/depth receiver.

Thursday: 11:14 a.m. – Jenna Laine says the Bucs remain in the hunt for Redkins’ 29-year-old defensive tackle Chris Baker.

Thursday: 9:50 a.m. – It’s the Browns for receiver Kenny Britt, per ESPN, at $8 million per season.

Thursday: 7:50 a.m. NFL Network reports it will be a three-year deal for Glennon for $43.5 million (no guaranteed $ reported yet) and the Bears will still draft a quarterback this year.

Thursday: 6:45 a.m. It will be the Jaguars for monster defensive end/defensive tackle Calais Campbell, per NFL Network.

Thursday: 6:43 a.m. – Cardinals safety Tony Jefferson will sign with the Ravens, per NFL Network, shunning the Browns, who were in pursuit.

Thursday: 3:18 a.m. Per Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle reports the Raiders have no plans to bring back running back Latavius Murray.

Wednesday: 7:44 p.m. NFL Network is reporting beastly, big-hitting safety Tony Jefferson is getting big money tossed at him by the Browns. Ravens also in the mix.

Wednesday: 5:42 p.m. Free agent wide receiver Terrelle Pryor added “Browns” to his Twitter bio. Yes, in the Information Age of the 21st century, this is news.

Wednesday: 4:32 p.m. ESPN reports veteran receiver Brandon LaFell will re-sign with the Bengals. Joe considered him an option for the Bucs.

Wednesday: 4:30 p.m. DeSean Jackson is torturing fans on Instagram posting a graphic that reads, “Heading 2 …”

Wednesday: 3:50 p.m. Elvis Dumervil is on the street, a cap casualty in Baltimore. He only had three sacks last year. His Twitter profile reads, “Who needs a pass rusher?”

Wednesday: 3:40 p.m. Falcons Pro Bowl fullback Patrick DiMarco is headed to Buffalo on the cheap. Bucs could have used him.

Wednesday: 2:47 p.m. Heavy metal headbanging Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports said Dolphins are making a major push to keep Kenny Stills.

Wednesday: 1:52 p.m. The Associated Press says quarterback Brian Hoyer’s camp is in discussions with the Bills for a backup job. After the Bucs were willing to drop a fortune on Mike Glennon, who allegedly is heading to Chicago, Joe was thinking Hoyer might be a backup target in the $5 million-per-year range.

Wednesday – 1:48 p.m. Bleacher report scribe and Hall of Fame voter Jason Cole Tweets that Dontari Poe, the Chiefs’ defensive tackle, isn’t impressed by the market for him and would consider a one-year prove it deal so he can hit a payday in 2018.

Wednesday – 1:43 p.m. SiriusXM NFL Radio says Adrian Peterson wants to take his time. Possible are Oakland, Seattle, New England, Detroit, Green Bay and the Vikings. … Why New England would dump LeGarrette Blount after a superstar season in favor of Peterson is a mystery.

Wednesday – 1:40 p.m. NFL Network reports the Jaguars are hunting guard Kevin Zeitler, cornerback AJ Bouye (see story linking him to Bucs on home page), DT/DE Calais Campbell and safety Barry Church.

Wednesday – 1:03 p.m. Per D. Orlando Ledbetter, the Falcons beat writer, Atlanta slapped a 2nd-round tender on restricted free agent receiver Taylor Gabriel. Would the Bucs make a power play to pry him away? Bucs would have to exceed the $2.8 million the Falcons are paying, Atlanta would have to pass on matching the Bucs’ offer, and Tampa Bay would have to cough up that second-rounder.

Wednesday – 11:20 a.m. — Chris Mortensen reports Pierre Garçon will sign with the Niners for a whopping $16 million in the first year of his new deal!!!

Wednesday – 10:44 a.m. — ESPN’s Jenna Laine says Bucs are interested in Cowboys safety J.J. Wilcox. The former Cowboys third-round pick in 2013 lost his starting job last season.

Wednesday – 9:38 a.m. – Brandon Marshall, per BSPN, has a new two-year deal with the New York Giants. Man, he would have looked good in Pewter.

Wednesday – 9:31 a.m.: NFL Network/CBS reporter Stacey Dales says the Raiders and Seahawks are deeply sniffing Adrian Peterson. counters, saying Peterson is not currently under consideration by the Seahawks but that could change.

Wednesday 7:49 a.m.: per ESPN, Josh McCown is the new apple of Jerry Jones’ eye, .

Wednesday, 7:07 a.m.: Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the 49ers are going after Pierre Garçon.

Tuesday: 9:39 p.m.: Michael DiRocco of BSPN reports the Bucs are among five teams linked to Houston CB A.J. Bouye.

Tuesday: 9:35 p.m.: Jenna Laine of ESPN reports Jacquizz Rodgers is expected to re-sign with Bucs.

Tuesday: 3:50 p.m.: Darryl Slater of reports the Jets are backing out of the race to sign Mike Glennon.

Tuesday: 3:42 p.m.: Ian Rapoport of NFL Network suggested no team has more interest in DeSean Jackson than the Bucs.

Tuesday: 2:56 p.m.: Jenna Laine of ESPN reports defensive end Howard Jones is a free man and is no longer with the Bucs, but the team still could bring him back.

Tuesday: 1:52 p.m.: Bears beat writer Adam Jahns reports Raiders free agent receiver Andre Holmes is getting interest from the 49ers, Raiders and Lions as interested. Joe likes Holmes a lot for depth.

Tuesday: 1:35 p.m. says the Cowboys are chasing Rams 1,000-yard receiver Kenny Britt. He might have been a Plan C option for the Bucs.

Tuesday: 1:01 p.m. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports the Bucs are going all-in, “strong push” for DeSean Jackson, but they will have serious competition.

Tuesday: 12:56 p.m.: Bucs beat woman Jenna Laine of ESPN reports six teams are chasing Russell Shepard in free agency. Yes, that Shepard, our Shepard, special teams stud/barely-marginal receiver.

Tuesday: 12:29 p.m.: The Niners released WR Torrey Smith, who has a load of experience (266 career catches) and is still just 27 years old. Maybe, keyword maybe, he is a fit for the Bucs if they strikeout elsewhere.

Monday, 8:10 p.m.: Per Redskins TV guy Lake Lewis of RedskinsWire, wide receiver DeSean Jackson plans to fly to Tampa “midweek” to talk turkey and maybe stick around.:42

411 Responses to “Legal Tampering Reports (Open Thread)”

  1. feelthepewterpower Says:

    Kenny Britt for the win.

  2. BucDaddy82 Says:

    D.J. Fluker | Guard is available.

  3. Mark Says:

    It’s kinda like Christmas Eve for the next 48 hours

  4. Jeagan1999 Says:

    We have money to spend! For God’s sake let’s spend it!

  5. bucsfaninchina Says:

    kenny britt lol

  6. ZZBucs!!! Says:

    Stills, Mangold,Calais Cambell………resign Vjax Mc Dougal……draft safety RB….then feel the gaps

  7. Bird Says:

    Let’s get it on.

  8. Bird Says:

    Looks like quiz Rodgers will be back

  9. todd Says:

    We have the cap space the question is will the Glazers open there wallets ? lol

  10. USFBUC Says:

    The FA I’m most interested in are: Terrell Pryor, Desean Jackson, Kayvon Webster, Micah Hyde, Calais Campbell, Brandon Williams, Tony Jefferson

  11. feelthepewterpower Says:

    Here is a list (no particular order) at free agents that could be solid pick-ups (I haven’t checked all of them to see any of them were resigned or franchised as of yet). Keep in mind, that the Buccs will need to do their due diligence on their injury status to avoid a repeat ala Sweezy, and avoid seriously overpaying for any of these guys. There is solid value to be had even with some of the ‘lesser’ names out there ala a Britt. If the Buccs landed Gilmore or Bouye, and/or even Trumaine Johnson at corner I would be estatic.

    J.C. Tretter
    D.J. Swearinger
    Dont’a Hightower
    Logan Ryan
    Stephon Gilmore
    Trumaine Johnson
    Robert Woods
    Terrelle Pryor
    Melvin Ingram
    A.J. Bouye
    Kendall Wright
    . Calais Campbell
    . Captain Munnerlyn
    Jack Doyle
    Jared Cook
    Nick Mangold
    Chris Baker
    Cordarrelle Patterson
    Rick Wagner
    Kenny Stills
    T.J. Lang
    Dre Kirkpatrick
    DeSean Jackson

    If the Buccs

  12. 941BUC Says:

    @Todd….apparently you didn’t read the article about our GM saying the Glazier Boyz are not afraid to spend.the question is….ARE THEY WILLING TO OVERPAY A CERTAIN PLAYER?say…Calais Campbell….Desean Jackson?maybe even do they dare wave some Bucs Bucks in the face of DT Poe?IMO if they over pay anyone in FA to convince them to stay in the bay it will be Calais Campbell.also Torrey Smith will be great depth along with VJax at WR.restructure Douggernauts contract and if he chooses not to let him hit the road.I’m pretty sure Dalvin Cook will happily take over.

  13. jwash8503 Says:

    Anybody tracking adam caplan saying Desean Jackson expected to sign with Bucs on ESPN???

    I saw it on twitter but can’t verify from work

  14. 941BUC Says:

    Hey Joe has it ever crossed your mind that Tampa should CONSIDER trading their 1st round pick for the AINTS WR?

  15. jwash8503 Says:

    never mind…that was from 22 hours ago

  16. mike Says:

    941… aints aint trading Cooks to a division rival

  17. 941BUC Says:

    Also does the report of Desean Jackson detail which day he will fly to the Bay?it could be significant if it as early as tomorrow or Thursday.Hopefully Thursday so they can ink hon before considering another FA visit elsewhere and its official.can you keep us updated if and how Jameis will be playing a role in FA this year? media,being there when the FA arrive to one Buc Palace.etc..

  18. Kalind Says:

    941 Buc. I’m sure he has, and discarded it. It’s a terrible idea. And the 19th pick isn’t enough to get Cooks. They want more than that. You wanna give up the 19th and 3rd rd picks? No way Jose

  19. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    If the Glasers want another SB now is the time to open the wallets! Get those key pieces..

  20. NJBucsFan Says:

    Rumor has it Pryor is asking for $10mil per. Does anyone feel he is a better pickup than DJax?

  21. GboBucsFan Says:

    I think Pryor is better and more yungrier than DJax.

  22. GboBucsFan Says:

    Do you think Swearinger would even answer the phone if we called him?

  23. JJBucFan Says:

    Brandon Williams (or Campbell), Rick Wagner, Pryor or D Jax and Tony Jefferson. Ink Mike Evans to a long term deal now! Oh and feel free to bring in Dimarco from the Falconsunless you think you can develop Alan Cross into a FB/H-Back.

  24. 941BUC Says:

    @mike@kalind…well from reports I’ve read they rejected the 32nd pick from NE because they were looking for a middle of the 1st round type of pick.we are precisely 3 spots away of the mid round.and they never said they wouldn’t trade with a division rival.I say offer them our 1st and call it a day.we get a WR. They get an extra 1st round pick to use for a trade up to get John Ross, Corey Davis..and we can duke it out later in type year.unless they want Doug Martin and our 5th round pick?

  25. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    I do NJBucs..but I would still love DJax as a Buc..

  26. ARGH_M8E Says:

    @MARK – “It’s like Christmas Eve for the next 48 hrs” HAAAA!!! Right?! Yesssssssss!!!!!!! Let’s get after it, swing for the fences idc, let’s gooooo!!!!!!! Amped.

  27. Etzel Says:

    No love for Simon or Sheard on this site. Guess TB fans are much like their team, allergic to pass rushers.

  28. macabee Says:

    Who knew? Jenna Laine, ESPN reports that WR Russell Shepard currently has interest from six teams, including the Bucs. About half of those teams want to make him a legitimate No. 3 wide receiver, with the possibility of being a No. 2. The other teams have offered to make him “one of the highest-paid special-teams players in the league with multiple offensive packages,” the source said.

    Before we look elsewhere, might want to protect the home front!

  29. 941BUC Says:

    @JWASH8503..don’t worry Buc Brother, pretty since in less than 3days it will be party time at Joes place celebrating the signing of Calais and Jackson.BRING OUT THE JASON LICHT ALE!

  30. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    Hope we don’t overpay for a receiver, since Julio Jones only makes 14 million.

  31. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    I’m going to be ticked off if Shep goes somewhere else..6 fooking teams after him!!?? Jesus M Christopher, Jason sign the man and pay him!!

  32. Rojas Says:

    Are the Bucs still going after Campbell ? Or was that to get gholston to sign

  33. Mojiska Says:

    Chris, just because julio makes 15 doesnt mean jax @ 10-12 is overpaying. Alshon at 17 is overpaying, but jax @ 10-12 is fine. And I’d rather have someone else, but we need a receiver, and that’s a fair cost.

  34. ARGH_M8E Says:

    Could we ever make room for both Djax & Tpryor plus a 1 or 2 of OL either a G,OT,C, & a DE, also a safety? That’s a hell of haul if they can make upgrades across the board like that! We could even have Vjax restructure contract to b 5th receiver or waived? Could draft a WR later then focus on RB & DEFENSE early. Grab Dalvin if he slips, or Defensive monsters early, then a RB in rounds 3 or 4. If we get DJAX and nobody else at WO then we should def grab Zay jones, I’ll continue on his bandwagon until he’s off the board!;)$$$$ big pimpn spend da cheese$$$$$$$$$💰💰💰💰🤑🤑🤑🤑🤑

  35. ARGH_M8E Says:

    Love this stuff! I’m all for DJAX, I suggest everyone gets on board.

  36. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    • • FS Bradley McDougald – A MUST!!!!

    • S Tony Jefferson
    • DE Jabaal Sheard (Depth)
    • CB Stephon Gilmore
    • TE Martellus Bennett
    • C Joe Hawley – IF HEALTHY

  37. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    so many of you are going to be disappointed, lol. I swear, the way some of you think the Bucs will go hog-wild is stunning.

    One big name…maybe.

    After that, middle graders.

  38. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    S@$! is mind boggling. People lament all last season and up to this point in the sumner about a number2 that can stretch a defense and be a legimate number 2. We show interest in the guy who happen to be the best in the league last season in said dept. and folks moaning and groaning as if it was they’re money being spent. Talkin dumb ishh like high maintenance. Memo to you not WR like ME h3ll could argued most of the big time ones are divas.

  39. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Bonzai you got a little hatorade in you these last few bro. The suggestion to make Hump a future number 2 puzzles me bro.

  40. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Jackson was nowhere near the best.

  41. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I didn’t say make him a future number 2. I said he could be the bridge for the number 2 that we draft.

  42. ARGH_M8E Says:

    Anyone want Blount back???? I was always a fan, sh*t I own a 27 Blount bucs jersey

  43. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Noy6, I am getting moderated like crazy today! lol

  44. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Argh, I like Blount, but he really isn’t that great of a producer.

  45. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    I think I know what some of you issue is. It had more to do with how it shape the pending draft and less about not liking Djax. I feel sorry y’all. We gone stack up them Ws with or without you.

  46. jvato24 Says:

    If Koetter really wanted to mimic the Titans, Blount would be a perfect pickup

  47. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    What I meant in regard to Humphries was that he could bridge for the number two that we draft, and them Hump could move to the number three spot.

  48. ARGH_M8E Says:

    Bonzai… if Jackson gets signed, it’s what jameis wanted… INSTANT SPEED, helllllllo McFly?!?!? Use ur head!

  49. ARGH_M8E Says:

    Bonzai, Blount adds another dimension to the backfield, a power back. We don’t have one.

  50. ARGH_M8E Says:

    Look at how BILL used him, there’s ur blueprint mate

  51. Mojiska Says:

    @argh- I love me some Zay. The other 2 I would love is Godwin and juju. Great compliments to evans and d-jax if we get him. I just want to be in a position to go BPA of any number of positions in the draft, not NEED wr, rb, s. That way we may get njoku or engram in the 2nd if they slip, one of those 3 wr if they slip to the 3rd. Or melifonwu or budda. There is so much mid 2-3 talent in the draft 5hat could be day 1 starters.

  52. martinii Says:

    The Shepard story is a little embarrassing. We penciled him in on special teams and only on rare occasions let him play WR. Meanwhile we used every practice squad receiver and unknown commodity to cover our injury riddled wideouts. Now we find that other teams were watching him and today several are interested in pursuing his service to cover their 2 and 3 receiver needs. If we lose Shep Jason Licht need to hang his head in shame along with those who coached him. Sort of like having a pebble in your shoe and finding out it is really a gold nugget.

  53. Joeypoppems Says:

    Blount had 16 Rushing TDs lol. How much production do you want?

  54. Defense Rules Says:

    The more I read about Torrey Smith, the more I like him. San Fran was a mess these last couple years (2 different coaches … crummy offense with an even worse defense). But looking at his productivity for the 4 yrs before that with the Ravens, he was impressive. Guessing that he’ll be looking for something in the $7-8 mil range on probably a 4 yr contract, but who knows this yr. Certainly worth kicking the tires on and taking for a test drive.

  55. gotbbucs Says:

    @ Ethel
    I’m all for bringing in Jabaal Sheard. I wanted to sign him when the Browns let him walk. He’s a part-time rotational D-lineman, they don’t like those types of players around these parts though. I happen to love those types of guys along the defensive line. It’s not a name the media shoves down our throats so most Bucs fans have no idea who he is.

    IMO, affordable targets:

    Pierre Garcon
    Jaball Sheard
    Chris Baker

    $plurge targets:

    Tony Jefferson
    Brandon Williams
    Calais Campbell

  56. gotbbucs Says:

    …. $ and Ricky Wagner

  57. ARGH_M8E Says:

    Joey- 18 total lol, sick right?!

  58. celly Says:


    Normally, in other years, i’d agree with you, but with seeing as how close we were last year to winning the division and our team poised to win now, I think we might sign 2 big names, vs the 1 like we have done in previous years.

  59. Ras Says:

    For everyone that want Tony Jefferson y’all do realize he got beat out of a starting job by D.J Swearinger, it wasn’t until the honey badger got injured and D.J. Swearinger went for SS to FS that Jefferson actually played.

  60. spicoli Says:

    Cut Sweezy and sign Zeitler, dudes younger and much better than sleezy ever will be.

  61. DB55 Says:

    Bucs beat woman Jenna Laine of ESPN reports six teams are chasing Russell Shepard in free agency. Yes, that Shepard, our Shepard, special teams stud/barely-marginal receiver.
    Once again DB55 is correct. I TOLD YA SHEP IS A BALLER. He better stay his arse right here.

  62. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    Good post martini…that’s how I feel..

  63. Joeypoppems Says:


    Blount had a great season for sure. I’m all for signing bridge players. I’ve been saying sign the older vets since I started commenting on this site. However I have no interest at all in RBs over 30. The only RBs I would be interested in during FA is Latavius Murray and Mike Gillislee. Other than that, no thanks.

  64. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    I’m not gone front like I watch a lot of cards football but from what I see of Jefferson is he plays at line of scrimmage and awful lot. Not so sure he would utilized in the same fashion here in Tampa. And Bonzai I get your point now bro.

  65. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Hey man its a business man. I love myself some Shep but if he gets snagged it is what is man.

  66. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    A WR corp of ME ,Djax,Samuels or Stewart along wit Hump will help y’all get over losing Shep real fast. Trust me.

  67. DB55 Says:

    I’m just saying according to joe Shep is a bum. Evans has KY hands. And GMC is the greatest athlete of all time.

  68. DB55 Says:

    I’m under moderation for attacking Joseph’s football iq

  69. bucsfaninchina Says:

    Bucs tender Jacquies Smith. Good deal, low risk high reward. Get healthy, Jack!!!

  70. Lord Cornelius Says:

    Teams chasing Shep likely are doing it for his special teams play… not to be a top 3 WR for them.

    Shep flashed at WR but couldn’t stay healthy out there when given more snaps. Never really showed to be a capable #2 or #3 for an entire game.

    Sounds like we’re going hard at Djax. In that case we still better dip into this WR pool in the draft – hoping these guys would be options in these rounds

    r1- John Ross or Corey Davis
    r2 – Zay Jones / Juju Smith Schuster
    r3 – Chris Godwin

  71. Mojiska Says:

    I like shep, but not as a #2. I want 2 receivers that need attention. You focus on 1 and the other hurts you. You focus on both and the run kills you or the t.e. kills you.

  72. Bucsfanman Says:

    Saying Shep is a “baller” is akin to calling Luke Stocker a great TE! Yea, great, he can play special teams REALLY, REALLY well. Wide-receiver, his stated position, not so much.

  73. bucsfaninchina Says:

    Shep deserves to be paid. With how important he is to the team as expressed by Koetter and Licht, I’d be shocked if they didn’t sign him back. Of course that all hinges on paying a 30-year-old one trick pony 12 mil a year or not.

  74. Mojiska Says:

    Cornelius- yup. But Ross scares me. Could be elite, could get hurt consistently. If we have d jax I’d rather one of the bigger guys.

  75. Name Requred Says:

    I’ve been ribbing my Bears-fan friends about Mike Glennon about as much as they ribbed me about Lovie.

    …They are not happy.

  76. bucsfaninchina Says:

    The whole Glennon thing sounds like hearsay. I’d think John Fox is smarter than to pay the ginger giraffe 14-15/yr

  77. macabee Says:

    From RotoWorld,

    Dontari Poe has reduced his price. Only wants 10mil now not 13mil as once advertised.

  78. Lord Cornelius Says:

    “If we have d jax I’d rather one of the bigger guys.”

    Agree. My dream for a while was OJ Howard round 1 and a solid #2 WR in round 2 based on the value of the players; but I doubt Howard falls below pick 12 at this point. He just seems like one of the safest picks in this draft as an immediate starting bad4ss.

    I love Zay Jones but won’t be surprised to see him go round 1. Hell I could live with us taking him round 1 honestly. He seems like a safe bet to be an immediate #2 with #1 potential. Like Antonio Brown without the kick return ability but taller. Great routes / hands / athleticism / production in college. Not really a big flaw to his game anywhere

  79. Duke Says:

    @Buc Bonzai,

    Jackson was the league leader in average yards per catch. Which means he is the best down field receiver. Stylistically.
    He also had another 1000 yard season. 1000 yards is still the
    gold standard when evaluating the position.

  80. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Now to his credit Shep is a specials team’s demon.

  81. Mojiska Says:

    @lord- just no reaching. I really think we can get some steals if we let the draft come to us. Some guys are bound to fall, and if we just stay put, maybe even trade down in the first to pick up an extra 3-4 round that would be great. I really think you can find starters at rb,wr,cb,te,s well into the 4th this year. Hoping the trend continues where we draft 3+ first year starters like the last 2 drafts.

  82. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Duke I don’t like to argue wit Bonzai he’s one of my favs here. But I was curios to know who was better???

  83. Joeypoppems Says:

    I agree Mojiska. Really deep draft at most if not all of our needs. Extra picks could be huge this year.

  84. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    I’m not sure why the Glazer are still getting trashed as cheap. They were never cheap. They made a family decision to enrich themselves with a leveraged buy of the most valuable professional sports franchise in the world…far more valuable than the Yankees or the Cowboys. They pulled it off! The lean days are behind us.

    Besides they have no choice…the CBA will force them to spend the money now or later and the average of the two years has to meet the agreement.

    The ONLY thing holding us back…IF anything…is $$$ for #3…when his rookie deal is up back up the Brinks truck…#3 will get money we haven’t even dreamt of yet…then there’s ME13…he’s due elephant $$$…Kwon…pretty soon our tab will come due…that may be in the back or even the front of Licht’s mind.

    If they can work it under the cap they’ll spend it…they have it now..ManU has turned into a cash cow and the league mandates it anyway.

  85. DB55 Says:

    Cutting Howard jones is dumb unless he’s not healthy. Rather jones than Jac smith.

  86. Rod Munch Says:

    Howard Jones seemed like a playmaker when he played and I can’t believe he cost very much – not sure why they’d let him walk when they could keep him for very little and at least bring him into camp. I know the Bucs are loading up on a lot of unproven guys, but still Jones looked like someone that could play in the NFL. Not sure I understand this one and why you wouldn’t at least bring him back into camp.

  87. Rod Munch Says:

    Stpetebucsfan – You’re normally a complete bore but in this case you’re right, the people saying the Glazers are cheap are just dolts. The Bucs have spent a ton in FA’s over the years and lately they’ve gotten almost no return from that big money spending. To spend in free agency you have to have a few things, first you need to have a team that’s worth spending money on, second the players have to actually want to play for you. The Bucs have been so bad for so long it’s not exactly 2000 when you had players beating down the trailer door over at OneBucPlace. Third there has to be players worth spending money on and they need to be at a position of need. The Bucs, coming off a 9-7 season, are in a perfect spot to be seen as a team on the rise and a team players might actually see as a destination instead of a career grave yard. Lets see what they do this year, but everyone should remember Licht has an incredibly poor FA record, and if I was the Glazers and it was my millions and I was the one paying for those front loaded contracts the Bucs give out (to help with salary cap space in case you cut them) I’d want to know my money isn’t being thrown down the toilet like Licht has mostly been doing lately.

  88. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    And this just in….I have been offered 10 million over five years with 25 million of it guaranteed to play in Miami.

    Laugh all you want…it’s simply an alternative fact. When I turn this offer down I shall still maintain that it was a genuine offer and all my supporters will back me!

  89. Joeypoppems Says:


    Still, even if Howard Jones was hurt, how long is it until Jac Smith is on IR again? I don’t understand letting Jones go

  90. Buc1987 Says:

    Rod & StPete…before I found JBF I used to comment on a lot. I got into a month long feud with this other Buc fan telling me the Glazers were cheap. I of course argued the Man U and the whole bit. None of it mattered. Right after that they went out and got Revis. Kind of proving my point to him.

    lol StPete I don’t think you’re a bore. I read your posts to keep me grounded.

  91. Pepsi Says:

    Well this has been a boring day so far.

  92. Kevinthepainterimagine Says:

    Does anyone in here realize that Djax has been hurt two out of the last three seasons? The same reason most include in theyre arguement why doug should be shown the door!!!!!




  93. Stpetebucsfan Says:


    They say when receiving a compliment? Consider the source. Coming from you that is truly special…and I’m not snarking this time. LOL

  94. Tampabayucfan Says:

    Speaking for Pablo

    “Pablo is saddened by the loss of Howard Hones…..but happy with resigning Haquizz & Haquis Smith…….Pablo also likes DHax better than the slow aging VHax…
    Pablo thinks we need a veteran backup QB for Haboo… Pablo likes Heff Garcia. Lets also jailbreak Aaron Hernandez for TE.”

  95. pabucsfan Says:

    Why so many ! Kevin? You are pretty fired up over a guy who only had over 800 yards once in his career. Give me Djax. His injuries are overblown. Two of the last three years he played 15 games and the other season he missed 6. If you play in the NFL for 9 seasons you are going to miss some time sooner or later. I want someone that has proven to be a threat and to be productive. Id like Stills too but everyones main reason to be wanting him is because hes young.

  96. Joeypoppems Says:


    He was really only hurt in 2015 (played 9 games) 2014 and 2016 he played 15 games.

  97. DBS Says:

    Did you really think you were going to know anything for sure today?? NO! It is not Thursday. So even if you did it would probably be BS anyway. I think I read on PFT this morning D Jax would have something to say on Thursday. Anything else is going to be just like before today.

  98. Cobraboy Says:

    Stpetebucsfan Says:

    And this just in….I have been offered 10 million over five years with 25 million of it guaranteed to play in Miami.

    Laugh all you want…it’s simply an alternative fact. When I turn this offer down I shall still maintain that it was a genuine offer and all my supporters will back me!

    That’s nuttin’.

    When I played in the WFL I had a long-term, multi-year million dollar contract:

    A dollar a year for a million years.


  99. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Stpetebucsfan Says
    “I’m not sure why the Glazer are still getting trashed as cheap.”

    First, ignore Rod. YOu are never boring, you use your head.

    Second, I don’t think the Glazers were ever cheap. I think all but 2-3 of the teams across the league we ordered by owners to avoid paying big money to players because the was a walkout looming. Then it was delayed a year or so.

    Remember, going without money forced a lot of players to take out loans. I think that was by design. Being hardup for money put the players in a weaker position. I think it was a tactic.

    In theory anyway.

  100. FutureBucsGM Says:

    This is it, based on this offseason- We’re either going to be great for the next 5 years or going to have to rebuild again. Everything lies in the balance. DeSean Jackson just for the record is not a good option, if we wanna pay a Jackson to not play it might as well be Vincent and as an assistant coach.

  101. MtBucsFan Says:

    it’s gotten quiet!!!

  102. Kevin Says:

    @ PABucsfan

    Here is a good link to look at player comparison with Kenny Stills and five other FA war’s including Djax. It’s not just his youth.

    So far in his career he has had some pretty serious competition for targets. With the Saints you had Cooks, Grahmn, Colston ahead of him on the depth chart. Think Lance Moore may have even been there Stills first year too but not sure. In Miami he has been behind Jarvis Landry and Richard Jennings last year, and Devante Parker is who Miami is more invested in right now. The guy has never had a shot to be on the field as a true no.2 starter. But when you look at what he does when he is on the field and give him the same number of targets as guys like Djax, Britt….whoever, he produces. You can comfortably sign that guy to a four year deal rather than milking out the end of a big names career. I like Djax as a player but I think a long term solution should be looked at when available.

  103. Kevin Says:

    Sorry Rishard Matthews not jennings

  104. macabee Says:

    Newsflash! Patriots and Cowboys have entered the DJax sweepstakes. The Washington Post reports the Patriots and Cowboys are also interested in free agent DeSean Jackson.

    The Patriots have money and lots of rings to hold up in the air. The Cowboys are broke but it’s America’s team who every kid wants to play for. They’ve got a young competitive team and a to-die-for facility.

    Gonna get interesting! Stay tuned Buc fans.

  105. Joeypoppems Says:

    Well if he is flying into Tampa this week its all the more reason to not let him leave without a contract

  106. macabee Says:

    With the Eagles, Cowboys, and Patriots all interested just tells me we’re chasing the right guy. Just don’t if we’ve got enough bling to land him. We got enough money, I mean the glitz and glitter.

    If he does fly into Tampa, I hope he doesn’t hype the visit to pump up the numbers as LB Curtis Lofton did when he flew in only to leave and sign the next day with the Saints.

    Us old dudes never forget. lol.

  107. BigPoppaBuc Says:

    Mike Evans is about to get paid. #weaponsforwinton comes with a big price tag. All signs point to Djax being a buc by the end of the week and Mike deserves an extension and we should give it to him before the price gets too high. I was hoping for Garcon, but I do get excited about the big play ability Djax brings. I just hope he brings a fire with him.

  108. Pawel Says:

    No way those teams are interested. DJAX Agent coming up with bs

  109. BigPoppaBuc Says:

    I’d like to see us bring Shepard back. Very valuable depth and special teams. He’ll get scooped up by a team like the patriots in a heartbeat.

  110. Buccaneer scotty Says:

    This sucks! No new about anything oh well leave it to the no fun League to screw up every thing see ya Thursday.

  111. Tampa Tony Says:


    Got myself excited for nothing

  112. Buccaneer scotty Says:

    Exactly Tampa Tony exactly!

  113. Joeypoppems Says:

    Idk why anyone would think a deal would get done the 1st day negotiations start. Most likely wont have any actual news until Thursday

  114. cmurda Says:

    My favorite posts on here are the ones that go something like this. Sign Calais Campbell, Sign Pryor and DeSean, get Tony Jefferson and Bouye and then upgrade the line with Mangold and Okung. LMAO at the unrealistic FA signings. I think we will make a splash but if we landed 2 , maybe 3 of guys of this caliber it would be a huge splash. For me, it’s Tony Jefferson, Bouye and DeSean. Man, would this team be so improved.

  115. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:

    So has the entire league forgotten about Dontari Poe?

  116. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Cream, Poe is past his prime and overrated right now IMO. Some team will bite, but I hope it’s not us.

  117. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Why didnt the bucs tender howard jones? I thought he was pretty good. Hope they can bring him back. He’s got some good pass rush in him.

  118. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Poe is still a beast. With GMC and company he can continue to produce at a high level. No doubt in my mind.

  119. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:


    Dude….Poe is 26. He’s just entering his prime. Think of a DL with Ayers, Poe, McCoy, Campbell…teams would be lucky to avg 3 yards a carry against us

    That’s where I’d like to see us spend our money. Add the weapons for Winston in the draft, but focus on the D in FA. I’d add TJ McDonald to my wish list

  120. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Cream, Poe had been on decline since 2014. Now, if you want to say it’s because he wants out of KC, I get that, but his production is going the wrong way. If we sign him, I hope I turn out to be wrong.

  121. Trubucfan22 Says:

    As for shep…. he a great team player. And i would love to see him get a chance to get more playing time at WR. He made some great plays for us last year when we needed him to. I dont think the value of a guy like shep is lost on the coaching staff or licht. Everytime the conversation turns to shep it is nothing but outstanding reviews. Not just for his on field stuff, but the way he is in the locker room. His energy in the locker room is irreplaceable. It would be great to keep shep as the fifth wr. Although im sure he is excited about getting a shot at more playing time somewhere else. Selfishly, i want him to stay a buc. Ut good luck to him wherever he ends up.

  122. SOEbuc Says:

    I know non of them ever come out comply right but I just saw a very beautiful round 1-4, recent mock draft.

    1. Charles Harris DE (Mizzou)
    2. Desmond King CB/s (Iowa)
    3. Cooper Cupp WR (Eastern Washington)
    4. KD Cannon WR (Baylor)

    I’ve always liked Harris in the first and I thought we might be able to trade back for him but apparently his stock has risen lately. If we did want him he could be scooped up before us.

    I would love Desmond King. That dude is a straight up ball hawk. He had 8 pics in 2015 (second in the country) and nominee for the Thorp award. 2016 3 pics. He has such good vision and coverage skills.

    Between Cupp and Cannon There is only one way of these guys not becoming really good players. And if they can continue with their pervious skills one of them could be the next #2 in a couple years if we get D.Jax or if he get’s injured. Peep their highlights.

  123. THETRUTH Says:

    What is all the love with Pryor !!!! One year is not track record and dumb to break bank on him. He needs to prove it longer before invest on payday. Plus attitude problem in locker room. Teammates can’t stand him

    I assume it’s OSU fans calling for him

    Give me DJAckson he has poroof he can play run and return kicks

  124. FuNkYxMuNkEy Says:

    Seems like we have a real chance with DJax. Not my first pick but would def be an improvement over our current roster. I think we sign 2 big names and the rest will be 2nd/3rd tier guys. I just hope Poe is one of those 2 big names.

  125. Mojiska Says:

    Bouye? I didn’t see that, I thought we would draft a mid rounder to groom. Interested to see what we do with those 3 cbs, not a weakness anymore if we get aj.

  126. Mack Attack Says:

    I saw Bradley McDougald in Los Angeles this afternoon, the later saw him wearing Charger swag. Don’t be surprised if the Chargers sign him.

  127. D-Rome Says:

    I don’t believe the Russell Shepard reports.

  128. Bucnut2 Says:

    Mike Florio appears to throw cold water on the idea that DJ is dying to play with JW. Seems we may have to pay up. As he says, “Another potential fly in the ointment is the question of whether Jackson regards Jameis Winston as a high-end quarterback. Jackson could regard others as better. The question becomes whether the Buccaneers are offering significantly more than the teams whose quarterbacks are significantly more accomplished.”

  129. macabee Says:

    NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reports free agent DeSean Jackson would have to take a “very steep discount” if he signs with the Patriots.

    Cowboys bowed out last night per Clarence Hill.

    Only leaves Bucs and Eagles. Bucs win!

  130. Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    Well done! I especially liked the Aaron Hernandez acquisition, lol. The Bucs could use AH to ‘take out’ the other teams best players to ensure a TB win.

  131. Joeypoppems Says:

    Brandon Marshall to the Giants according to Schefter. 1 WR down.

  132. Joeypoppems Says:


    Honestly I’m happy to hear that if what Garafolo is saying is true. I was worried he would go play with Brady no matter what lol

  133. Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    I have not read where DJax is flying into any other city. A FA player, IMO, does not come into town to negotiate a contract. That is what he pays his agent to do.

    Again, IMO, DJax will only be coming into town for the press announcement that he has just signed with the Bucs.

  134. NJBucsFan Says:

    I like the idea of JJ Wilcox

  135. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    pierre garcon is gone which probably means djax is staying

  136. Joeypoppems Says:

    $16 million for the first year of Garcon’s contract. Wow. Gonna be some crazy contracts signed this year lol

  137. PRBucFan Says:

    Don’t sign DJax for more than 13 mill a year

  138. The bucfan 88 Says:

    Dusthty I think not the redskins are try to get cousins sercure plus they have front office issues & to keep d jaxs they have to out bid us wich I do not see happening d jaxs is a buc tommrow point blank people get ready

  139. T in Orlando Says:

    I hope that 16 mil for Garcon includes sone signing bonus, I would want pay DJax (or any current FA WR) more than $12 mil per year average.

  140. Cobraboy Says:

    Garcon at $16 mil?


    Sets an expensive bar.

    Good thing it’s not my money, and the guys whose money it is have plenty under the cap that HAS to be spent.

    I wonder of price becomes a disqualifier for Jackson & the Bucs…

  141. Lord Cornelius Says:

    There is absolutely no way garcon will average a $16 mill per year cap hit. It’d be the most ludicrous signing I can think of

    It’ll probably be more like 3 years $30 million with him getting a huge bonus in that first year

  142. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    16 million a year John? Dont get me wrong Garcon is a good player, really good, but it seems to me that John Lynch is gonna take some lumps his first year if he’s gonna over pay that heavily.

  143. Bucco bruce Says:

    Christian McCaffrey in the draft please. Shannon Sharpe said it best if he was black he would be in the top 10.he is now projected at 19 to Tampa.Go get DJ now

  144. Broy34 Says:

    Listen people we have 70 million. Desean doesn’t even dent it. And we have to spend to get to the cap floor. Stop worrying about Cap space. We could resign Evans and Winston today and still have 20-30. The way they’re structured nowadays you could do big bonuses and low perbyear totals.

  145. Broy34 Says:

    And blake-thwy have 100 mill. People are out of their minds if you don’t think with that roster and Cap garcon isn’t worth that. He absolutely is. These guys can be cut after two years. And how the heck would the niners even get close to hitting the floor or cap otherwise. People it’s a new world. Players are worth 12-16 with massive space teams like us

  146. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Blake didnt you mention something about Luke Easterling and someone the other day. You been to the Bucs app lately??? Shouldn’t come as a surprise who he’s pegging to us now bro.

  147. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    Just saw the bucs are offering DJax North of 10mil per year.

  148. Joeypoppems Says:

    Gatcon’s contract isn’t $16 million per year, it is $16 million the first year. Seems like a front loaded contract.

  149. "Ice Man" Bob Gilbert Says:

    I was not on board for DJax at all, until recently. For some reason i see him being a big injury concern, but if healthy i think he would be a great addition. Still on the fence with him….

  150. Trubucfan22 Says:

    16 mil first year probably includes an 8 mil signing bonus.

  151. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    Joe Mixon ran a 4.43 at 228 lbs.

  152. CarolinaBucFan Says:

    We gotta get that D-Jax deal done before Garcon gets his. I don’t mind spending to improve our team, but a front loaded deal like that could over inflate D-Jax’ asking price in the short term

  153. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    They just released the contract details for will gholston and it is a GREAT deal.

  154. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    BBQ sauce is on a low boil right now, I really hope licht has me using it, but

  155. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    TMobile staying in Buffalo

  156. T in Orlando Says:

    I’ve got no problem with Hoyer as the back up to Jameis for $5mil a year

  157. JJBucFan Says:

    Uggghhhhh! B Marshall gone, Garson gone, Rick Wagner gone…they are starting to fall, I remember watching last year and getting this uneasy feeling that we weren’t going to sign a WR last year…and we didn’t. I hope Licht doesn’t think he can out-wait these guys. D Jax should never get out of One Buc Palace!! Give us what we want Licht D Jax or Pryor and Campbell or Brandon Williams. Then bring in Torrey Smith, we need more than one WR!! Getting excited, but cautiously so.

  158. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    I wouldn’t either T.

  159. Etzel Says:

    Prince Amukamara would be a good pickup and an upgrade over Elliott at corner….

  160. Cobraboy Says:

    Hoyer at $5 mil is a great idea.

  161. USFBUC Says:

    All 32 teams were there for OU’s pro day and over a dozen met with Mixon.

  162. USFBUC Says:

    Dede Westbrook ran a 4.34

  163. NJBucsFan Says:

    Romo was cut…Glennon replacement???


  164. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    Hard pass on dede. They say he is a much worse person then Mixon. Just not on video

  165. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    Because of his injury history I’m not sure where Romo will find a starting gig.

  166. NJBucsFan Says:

    Romo will start for Denver or Houston

  167. USFBUC Says:

    GOAT – I heard that bit about him biting his girlfriend so I will agree, was just putting the info out there.

  168. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    OJ Howard scheduled to visit the titans and bucs

  169. Joeypoppems Says:

    49ers putting in work so far. Garcon, Hoyer, now Marquise Goodwin. They aint wasting no time.

  170. NJBucsFan Says:

    Damn… DiMarco going to SF

  171. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    Fb P. Dimarco to bills
    Wr M. Goodwin to 9ers
    QB B. Hoyer to 9ers

  172. NJBucsFan Says:

    I meant buffalo not SF. Goodwin going to SF

  173. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    Looks like Koetter likes Allen Cross as our fb/te

  174. duthsty rhothdes Says:

    Just in, Licht was seen leaving the toronto airport after watching tryouts up north, press conference later today

  175. duthsty rhothdes Says:

    John Lynch signing pieces the bucs need out west, back up wb, speed WR in goodwin and then garcon, somebody get licht out of canada

  176. Joeypoppems Says:

    We signed a FB to a futures contract after the season so Cross isnt the only option

  177. Mike Evans GOAT Says:


  178. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    I think cross could work out well

  179. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    Apparently dimarco has NOT agreed to deal with buffalo. Still exploring “Swiss Army knife” market

  180. USFBUC Says:

    GOAT where did you see that bit about Howard?

  181. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    Be team stream app.
    Also in Walter football under draft rumors

  182. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    Jags likely land Barry church at north of 6 mil per year

  183. Joeypoppems Says:

    Yea Cross could end up being a nice FB

  184. Joeypoppems Says:

    Mike Garafolo just said on NFL Network that Pryor is looking for $14-$15 million a year and turned down an offer of $12 million a year from the Browns.

  185. USFBUC Says:

    Man it is starting to feel like we are not going to make any moves. There is no information coming out about our team and other teams appear to be making moves.

  186. Joeypoppems Says:

    There is some info.

  187. T in Orlando Says:

    Djax teasing people with Twitter and Instagram

  188. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    Pats trading for colts Dwayne Allen TE Colts

  189. Joeypoppems Says:

    Which mean Martellus Bennet is up for grabs. Wonder if Tampa will have any interest

  190. Joeypoppems Says:

    Another WR off the market as Lafell resigns with the Bengals

  191. Joeypoppems Says:

    another FB gone as Bills also sign Tolbert. Wonder why they want/need 2 FBs lol

  192. ramblingman163 Says:

    Free agency doesn’t even begin until tomorrow, and there are already people throwing their hands in the air, bemoaning the inaction of the Bucs?

    Yep, no overreaction there.

  193. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    What you can do – when your aggressive in FA

    2016 FA Period – The Giants started with $56.6 million in cap space

    New Signings
    (CB) Janoris Jenkins -Signed a 5 year, $62,500,000 contract ($12M Base)
    (DE) Olivier Vernon -Signed a 5 year $85 million contract ($11.7M Base)
    (DT) Damon Harrison -Signed a 5 year $46.25 million contract ($8.7M Base)
    (LB) Keenan Robinson – Signed a 1 year, $2,600,000 contract ($2.6M Base)

    **Note: Giants Signed 3 Marquee players at their prospective positions

    (DE) Jason Pierre-Paul -Signed a 1 year, $10,000,000 contract ($9.4M Base)
    (LB) Jasper Brinkley –Signed a 1 year, $1.8 million contract ($1.2M Base)

    After Renegotiations- WR Victor Cruz contract.
    The Giants were lift over with $23.6M headed into the 2016 Draft.

    • New Deals: 7
    • Total: $229.9 million in total contracts
    • Cap space used in 2016: $45.8 million
    • Cap space remaining: $23.6 million

  194. duthsty rhothdes Says:

    Martellus would be great addition here… got the bbq sauce simmering

  195. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    NY 2016 – Draft Picks

    R1, #10: (CB) Eli Apple
    R2, #40: (WR) Sterling Shepard ← That Guy
    R3, #71: (S) Darian Thompson
    R4, #109:(LB) B.J. Goodson
    R5, #149:(RB) Paul Perkins
    R6, #184:(TE) Jerell Adams

  196. duthsty rhothdes Says:

    LuvmyBucs, did Jags do something similar w their DL last year? Giants went in again while Licht seems to be doing his licht thing

  197. Joeypoppems Says:

    Add Kyle Juszczyk to the list of new 49ers. I think that was the last of the decent FB options in FA.

  198. duthsty rhothdes Says:

    Luvmybucs, Giants got themselves in position to grab a stud RB this year or top corner and look like a top team in NFC w Marshall signing to go w that defense

  199. PRBucFan Says:

    Desean is heading to a team in Cali.

    Second pic is clearly not TB.

    Whelp missing out on both DJ and Calais. Wonderful

  200. Joeypoppems Says:

    I thought that was LA too. Apparently that is where he lives tho so a deal could’ve made done over the phone. His phone is on the table as Rojas pointed out in the DiMarco thread.

  201. DB55 Says:

    Haha. Dusty.

    Is that Tenn BBQ sauce or St louy BBQ sauce? Is it good on poultry?

  202. DB55 Says:

    Joeypoppems Says:
    March 8th, 2017 at 3:08 pm
    49ers putting in work so far. Garcon, Hoyer, now Marquise Goodwin. They aint wasting no time.
    Aggression? Urgency? Mi no speako English. Queso?

  203. Joeypoppems Says:

    I would be lying if I said I was ok with the patience Licht shows lol.

  204. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    duthsty rhothdes

    Yep they did.

    All I’m saying is we need this.

    Spend at least $45M on defense

    U can save another 4.2M by Releasing
    • #98. Clinton McDonald (DT) 30 – $2.0M
    • #94. George Johnson (DE) 29 – $2.2M

    Head Over to the offense

    Save another $13.5M by releasing
    • #22. Doug Martin RB 28 – $7.0M
    • #62. Evan Smith C 30 – $4.5M
    • #88. Luke Stocker TE 28 – $1.7M

    Trade for/Sign
    Mike Wallace $8M + Sign Another FA Wr ($5M range)
    Pick up a few bargains on the (2) Offensive line

    Draft TE,WR,RB in the draft.

    Lets go

  205. Deminion Says:

    I would take Torrey Smith not too costly WR

  206. DB55 Says:


    Wtf is George Johnson and Luke stoker still on this roster? Seriously?! And you guys wonder why we troll our own team. Exhibit W above. W in T actual F

  207. Rojas Says:

    The suspense with Djax is killing me lol.. he’s definitely trolling fans. But it’s either Rams, or Bucs. But the photo was taken from cali.

  208. Tb501 Says:

    I have listened to NFL radio all day .They haven’t said anything about the Bucs.Seems like we are moving slow.

  209. Joeypoppems Says:

    My god this D-Jax teasing BS is making me sick lol. Please just let some source leak the deal lol

  210. LUVMYBUCS Says:



  211. Dave Says:

    DJAX and Calais.
    Then hit the draft!

  212. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    He is in Orlando at cypress fairways private residences. He will be a buc. Check out the other thread. I google earthed it and the two buildings in the shot are part of universal studios

  213. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    Jason Licht is just waiting in the weeds trying to separate the weak from the strong then he will strike like a nurse shark

  214. PRBucFan Says:

    No lol, he’s in Cali at his place.

    FL does not have smog like that ahahaha

  215. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    It’s not smog. It’s fog. And u can’t move buildings. It’s Orlando

  216. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    Plus he doesn’t have a Place in LA he sold his house a while ago

  217. Joeypoppems Says:

    And you say you don’t stalk him… lmao

  218. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    I looked it up. Shut up Joey. Lmao

  219. Broy34 Says:

    The GOAT straight shutting fools up

  220. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    Lol these guys should be thanking me for my detective skills

  221. Broy34 Says:

    That’s what I’m doing. Here’s the thing. If he chose the terrible rams over us I don’t want him. But he even said he’s flying somewhere mid week bucs are emerging candidates and on Wednesday he happens to be somewhere looking like Tampa. Quite clear to me. Only a matter of time

  222. Buc50 Says:

    @GOAT I just checked out the pics…you right

  223. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    Yeah bru I spent like 30 minutes on google earth to find it. Lol

  224. Joeypoppems Says:

    I appreciate you efforts to ease the minds of some of us on here tonight including myself lol. That joke was just too easy to make tho lol

  225. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Wow, GOAT! That IS some detective work. Sure does look like L.A., though. I hope you’re right.

  226. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    It Orlando for sure. Right down to the red tile roofs

  227. Cobraboy Says:

    Where are the hills in Orlando?

  228. Buc50 Says:

    If you look around the grounds you will see the elevated roads…it’s Orlando

  229. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    GOAT, I’ve never been to Orlando so I’ll have to take your word on it.

  230. PRBucFan Says:

    I don’t see what building are so distinguishable in that blur for you to google anything lol.

    But it’s not worth arguing over so whatevs

  231. PRBucFan Says:


  232. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    Well it’s not 1080p but u can distinguish two large buildings side by side and are the same size. The rest is google earth

  233. Cobraboy Says:

    GOAT, give me the google earth coordinates?

    The view is from high, and there are trees way above the rest of the ground level.

    I say CA. In the hills. And not fog. Smog. That’s afternoon sun, no fog possible.

  234. Buc50 Says:

    just google “cypress fairways private residences orlando” and click on images…pops right up

  235. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    I’ll look em up. Give me a few

  236. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    Idk how to get the coordinates. Go to earth and type in cypress fairway price residences. It should pop up

  237. Mike Evans GOAT Says:


  238. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    Hey guys, while I’m sad that we’re not looking at Tony Jefferson in free agency, this fact could be indication that we are indeed looking to draft a beast of a safety like Budda Baker, Jabrill Peppers (yeah i said it), or Obi Melifonwu in round 1.

  239. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    After all Luke Easterling has been mocking Budda Baker to us for months now.

  240. Joeypoppems Says:

    I am higher on Jabrill Peppers after the combine than I was previously. Not much because of on the field but I loved his attitude and confidence in the interviews he did. I like him.

  241. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    Agreed Joey, i thought he showed a lot of swagger. And his tap is excellent dude. Honestly think he could have had more picks if he was used in a different role at michigan. I think the only real knock on him is his size. But I’ve compared him to Earl Thomas since the first video I saw of him.

    He’s just one of those guys that you can tell sees the game really well, call it what you will, instinct, cunning, football Iq, Jabrill has it in spades.

    Which is why it annoys me whenever the commish plays that stupid clip from that british guy.

  242. Joeypoppems Says:

    Kenny Stills is now off the market. Man, if we don’t land D-Jax we could be in some trouble as far as signing a WR goes. Group is getting thin…

  243. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    His *tape*

  244. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Please no Peppers. He’s gonna be Barron part 2. I don’t want injury Ross either. 4.22 is great, when he’s on the field.

  245. Joeypoppems Says:

    Obi Melifonwu would be a really interesting pick. My favorite DB from the combine though and the one I would hope we can land is Adoree Jackson. I was as impressed with him as I was with Chris Godwin in the WRs, plus he has upside as a returner and can be groomed behind Grimes.

  246. MadMax Says:

    Yeah Joey, Obi or Adoree would be a great 2nd rounder….was a fan of both early on and pushing for them….but its all according to how FA plays out.

  247. MadMax Says:

    I should say a great 2nd pick….would probably have to trade back into the first, and at least high 2nds.

  248. cmurda Says:

    Kenny Stills staying in Miami. Cross him off your wish list. DeSean is the guy we should be getting anyway.

  249. cmurda Says:

    Whoops Joey already posted this.

  250. Joeypoppems Says:

    4 years $32 million, $20 million guaranteed for Stills. Not nearly as expensive as those reports stated lol

  251. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    Don’t think its fair or acurate to compare Jabrill to Barron. Jabrill is the better athlete, based on combine metrics. And Jabrill wasn’t forced to switch to linebacker because he couldn’t play safety, like Barron. But rather he was asked by Jim Harbough to play all over michigans team because of injuries and lack of depth.

    And Joey I know you like Adoree’s returner prowess, I’d say Jabrill Peppers was one of the most electric Returnman in college football last year.

  252. Joeypoppems Says:

    Idk MadMax, I can see Adoree falling into the 2nd round just because of how many DBs there are in this draft. He could slide because of it.

  253. Alstott up the gut Says:

    With Stills now gone, the Bucs really need DJax. If not, everyone knows we draft a WR in the 1st round.

  254. Joeypoppems Says:

    Yea they are both great return men. I wouldn’t mind either of them especially if there is a chance Adoree could fall to round 2.

    I’ve been wanting Tim Williams in round 2 for a while now. He might be my favorite value in this draft as a 2nd round pick even though he is falling for off the field issues. After listening to the Locked On NFL Draft podcast this morning Idk what to think of him. Jon Ledyard said that the rumored number of failed drug tests that Tim Williams had at Alabama was 7….. that is INSANE…. Idk if Joe heard the same things there if he was anywhere near Tim Williams but that kind of disappointed me, well, on top of his unimpressive combine lol.

  255. Joeypoppems Says:

    Pryor, Britt, Jeffery, and maybe Torrey Smith are the last 4 guys left after D-Jax that could be legit #2 WRs in FA.

  256. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    Hey guys its late and there’s no news, so watch this super chill video from one of the best non-sequitor comedy shows you’ve never heard of. Tim and Eric: Awesome show, great job.

  257. T in Orlando Says:

    It seems as though a number of the mid-level FAs are agreeing to contracts, not too many of the “big ticket” guys, other than Garcon. Just seems a little out of sequence.

  258. Joeypoppems Says:

    Malcolm Smith has also apparently agreed to sign with the 49ers… That’s 5 guys they came to terms with today lol.

  259. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    I got a feeling that Johnny Lynch is gonna take some lumps in free agency. I do like ths Juscyk signing though.

  260. Kevin Says:

    Harbor Island does have smog like that and those same rooftops.

  261. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    It’s a done deal. He’s a buc

  262. Kevin Says:

    Well the dolphins locked up Stills great…just awesome

  263. Joeypoppems Says:

    Idk if he will take lumps or not. The 49ers roster had such little talent on it lol. On paper, all the guys they agreed to terms with are upgrades over what they had lol

  264. MadMax Says:

    Talked to some Panther fans and they HATE we’re hot on Jackson and Calais. Thats what Im talking about!! Dline and WR at least….if nothing else, those two Mr. Licht!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  265. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    I just cant shake the sense of bewilderment from him paying 16 million a year for Pierre Garcon.

  266. Buc1987 Says:

    That’s where I’m at too Max.

  267. Joeypoppems Says:

    Its not $16 mil per year, just the 1st year is $16 million. It scales down after that. I assume anyway.

  268. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    And they said the 16 mil is like 8 per year with an 8 mil signing bonus this year

  269. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    Hmm i mean thats still a lot of money for signing bonus. But i csn’t remember whether those count against the cap or not.

  270. NJBucsFan Says:

    Looks like Campbell is Jacksonville is all but done

  271. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    Calais Campbell signing with Jaquars

  272. Joeypoppems Says:

    and Tony Jefferson to Baltimore

  273. Joeypoppems Says:

    None of the DTs have agreed to a deal yet tho. So if we miss out on Campbell, Hankins, Brandon Williams, and even Poe could be target. It would be criminal if that DT spot continues to get ignored.

  274. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Blake, yes, it counts against the cap. It’s just a chunk of the guaranteed money up front.

  275. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Blake, If I were to sign a 2 year, 10 million dollar deal with a 5 million dollar signing bonus, I would get the 5 million now and get paid a 2.5 million salary for each year. The total contract amount includes the signing bonus, and I think teams can determine when the bonus counts against the cap during the duration of the contract.

  276. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Campbell to the Jags? Damn.

  277. cmurda Says:

    DeSean is coming to Tampa. Actually, I think he’s already here judging by his twitter account. With that said, I’ll reserve my celebration until I know he is officially a Buc.

  278. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    So much for the “Winston effect” on free agents. Money still matters more than winning, I guess.

  279. USFBUC Says:

    GOAT what makes you think Jackson is in Orlando?

  280. Joeypoppems Says:

    Money will always be the most important factor. Well, unless your the Browns. I guess Tony Jefferson is taking quite a bit less money to go to Baltimore instead of more money and playing for Cleveland lol

  281. Joeypoppems Says:


    Wondering if he is in Florida or L.A. GOAT used Google Earth and believes it is Orlando.

  282. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    lol I did some investigation based off of the IG photo. And from google earth based on presumed landmarks he is in a private residence call cypress fairways. The two buildings in the photo are from universal studios. Plus the wicker furniture in the corner is VERY Florida esq

  283. cmurda Says:

    Wow Calais and Tony Jefferson already off the FA board. I’m confident we land DeSean but was greedily also hoping for Tony Jefferson.

  284. Ndog Says:

    So I guess all that hope about us taking this chance to really improve isn’t going to happen. Jefferson gone, Campbell gone, Garcon gone, Demarco gone. So we are going to get a old WR that doesn’t want to work out with his team and is a pre madonna. I hope they are right cause if they blow this my faith in Licht will be seriously tested espically after jacking up my ticket prices again.

  285. Joeypoppems Says:

    Rapoport tweeted the Calais Campbell sweepstakes was between Washington and the Jags. Redskins bowed out leaving Jags the only team left. Apparently we weren’t even involved so I guess all that Campbell hype was to get Gholston to sign…. Kind of disappointing.

  286. Pa Privateer Says:

    Where are people seeing Campbell to Jags? I am not seeing the rumors……

    Not to mention that makes no sense, Jags are not poised to get Campbell a ring before he retires

  287. cmurda Says:

    Ndog. DeSean may be slightly on the older side for a football player but he’s not pre madonna. She’s way older than him.

  288. cmurda Says:

    Privateer, Rotoworld says the Jags agreed to terms with Calais.

  289. Joeypoppems Says:

    and guys like Rapoport and Schefter are talking about it

  290. Joeypoppems Says:

    They might not be poised to get him a ring, but they are poised to pay him which is just as, if not more important to a lot of players

  291. Pa Privateer Says:

    Thanks……and that sucks…..

  292. Alstott up the gut Says:

    DJax is the prize here still….. weapons for Winston!! We land him and we still have a great start to the 2017 season!!

  293. Buccaneer Says:

    Jags x Calais.. Simple as that

  294. cmurda Says:

    Schefter said on twitter about 4 hrs ago that the Bucs have already signed D Jax to a 2 year deal. What’s up with that?

  295. macabee Says:


    Good news!

    Chase Goodbread ✔ @ChaseGoodbread
    Alabama TE O.J. Howard has visits set up with the Tennessee #Titans and Tampa Bay #Buccaneers.
    2:22 PM – 8 Mar 2017 · Tuscaloosa, AL

  296. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    It’s a fake account. Always look for the blue check mark next to any NFL source.
    He is still gonna be a buc. Just not till tomorrow afternoon

  297. USFBUC Says:

    @joey – they have money to spend so it has to go somewhere so even though we didn’t land Campbell, Jefferson, or any other FA so far there is still hope that we pull off something that improves the team this offseason.

  298. cmurda Says:


    Thanks bro. Now I see that it is a fake account. Agreed, it hopefully becomes official tomorrow.

  299. Buc1987 Says:

    Wednesday: 10:46 p.m. : There’s NO rumors of the Bucs signing anyone yet.

  300. Joeypoppems Says:


    Yea I know. I just think it would be a huge mistake to not address DT in Free Agency.


    To my knowledge the only player we offered a contract to so far is Desean Jackson. He either hasn’t decided yet (assuming he has offers from other teams as well) or he has decided and it won’t get announced until the players are actually allowed to sign.

  301. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    Benjamin Albright a yahoo draft analyst tweeted
    “Barring something big changing, my understanding is DJax to Tampa, Britt to Philly tomorrow”

  302. Bucamania Says:

  303. unbelievable Says:

    Free Agency hasn’t even officially started.

    Everybody calm the f down for a minute.

    When was the last time the team who “won” free agency, won the superbowl?

    Seems like Djax is happening. We might sign 1 more big name, the rest will probably be mid-teir, role playing guys. Just my opinion.

  304. TampaBay AllDay Says:

    Woah this thread is lit Get it done Licht #SuperBowlorBust

  305. NFLNut Says:

    Supposedly Djax and JRoss are pals and DJax has been a mentor to him … what if the Bucs sign DJax which seems likely and then draft Ross to start as in the slot as the #3 receiver … Evans/Jax/Ross/Brate/RB (Mixon?) … talk about #WeaponsforWinston … holy cow!

    Now, personally, I do believe Tampa is getting DJax and I would therefore NOT draft Ross at #19, though if he happens to be on the board for that 2nd round pick I’d definitely be willing to pull the trigger there … I think Tampa needs either a full-time TE (ONLY OJ Howard fits the bill of a full-time TE imho) or a S (Budda Baker) or a DE (Taco Charlton?) or a RB (Cook or Christian Mac) … but that’s just me.

  306. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    Okay..I am all for bringing Elvis Dumervil in!!!! I didn’t realise he was let go as a cap casualty till I read joe’s updates!!!

    He just turned 33…come on!!!

  307. PRBucFan Says:

    lol Mixon can rot

    And the one guy I wanted Calais is going to Jacksonville and apparently TB never made a play for him…

    Womp womp womp

  308. NFLNut Says:

    ^ Mixon could end up being the best back in this class though …

  309. PRBucFan Says:

    Talent has never trumped character for me so that means little to me.

  310. NFLNut Says:

    I agree to a point but it’s not like the kid is a serial offender or druggie or someone with a massive rap sheet … he hit someone who hit him first one time and the video is bad … if he turned his life around since then, I’d give him a 2nd chance. They say his teammate Dede Westbrook is a far bigger “problem” and yet doesn’t have the stigma attached to him as there was no “video” …

  311. PRBucFan Says:

    I’m not into the whole argument of comparing other people to each other to try and make a point or diminish the actions of another.

    They’ve got nothing to do with each other.

    Dede is Dede

    Mixon is Mixon

    I don’t want that kind of player representing our Bucs. Just that simple.

    But to each his own. We can agree to disagree.

  312. ARGH_M8E Says:

    Yo yo yo yo yo yo yo yo GUESSSSS WHAT DAY IT IS?!?!??!?????

  313. bucfan593 Says:

    Lets get 2-3 solid depth positions and 1-2 starters and i will be happy!


  314. Cannonblaster Says:

    Sucks to not end up with Campbell but I think Brandon Williams or Dontari Poe would be a great addition next to McCoy. Lets lock up Desean Jackson at 4 and start rolling!

  315. 941BUC Says:

    Hey Joe any news on that “Desean Jackson mid week visit report?”

  316. MarineBucsFan Says:

    Has anyone else noticed the Bills agreeing to terms with two Fullbacks??? DiMarco and Tolbert, What the hell are they doing???

  317. Eric Denman Says:

    Good morning stick carriers!! Let’s hope Desean doesn’t leave without a contract and I’m also hoping the sign Micah Hyde

  318. martinii Says:

    Hey Joe, a couple more days of “Legal Tampering Results,” and you are going to be able to publish a manual, lets call it “A guide to NFL Free Agency 2017.” I don’t usually get involved in the post over free agency, but I was hoping we might land Calais Campbell, (but not for $14 mil/season.) Unlike Ira, I just don’t think he is that much better than several other options still available. I will breath easier when I see De Sean Jacksons name on a Buc contract. I am more of a Terrell Pryor fan, but we still need receiver help. Hope Jackson not blowing smoke but we have all been here before.

  319. Joeypoppems Says:

    3 year $14.5 million per year for Glennon from Chicago. Good for him for getting paid.

  320. DislocatedBucsFan Says:

    Good for Glennon hope he does well in chi town

  321. The Buc Realist Says:

    LOL if he listened to joe’s sage advise, he would have to be a back up over 10 years to make that contract!!!! LOL!!!!!!!!!

    I guess that story of “no market” was not accurate!!!!!!!!!!!

  322. PRBucFan Says:

    No he had a market, always did, they just waited too long to get a pick for him.

    Good on him, his patience paid off and now he’s getting his shot I always said he would.

  323. PRBucFan Says:

    Man the quietness out of TB before this 4pm start time is killing me.

    I wonder if we go after anyone lol

  324. martinii Says:

    Good for Mike Glennon. Won’t that make for an interesting home game with the Bears. Personally wish we could have kept him as back-up. I might be wrong but I just don’t see him as a Starter unless the Bears are really going to spend some Dough and give him the protection and weapons he needs to survive.

  325. Dave Says:

    Gurantee u jackson goes back to washington last minute..hope im wrong but i feel like thats gonna be the big surprise of the day based on how no real reports on him coming to tampa yet feel like his agent just trying to pry more money from wash and it will happen they are gonna get desperate

  326. Broy34 Says:

    StPeteBucsFan Says:
    September 14th, 2015 at 8:54 pm
    If we’re 0-5 at the bye it’s time to consider the next move.

    By then the billboards will be up and the banners flying overhead. Lovie will be a dead man walking unless he can pull the rabbit out of the hat over the last 11 games. But after the bye is when the schedule gets tougher.

    If #3 keeps tripping over his own feet, struggling to hand off the ball cleanly, struggling to simply hang on to the ball..he had two fumbles which luckily he recovered then perhaps we might as well blow it all up and cut our losses.

    GMC would garner at least a first round pick and maybe more to sweeten the pot.

    If #3 got benched during the bye week we could probably trade him and recoup another first round pick. Of course our own first round pick could mean THREE first round picks!!!

    Cardale Jones will go #1…but Connor Cook and Hackenberg will be available or there may be another route to go at QB.

    This is how a new coach might look at this. Again dump Lovie and you may be dumping #3 unless he can learn how to hang on to the football! Unless he can stop tripping over his own feet…unless he stops with the ints…a new coach and perhaps even Koetter will feel no allegiance to #3 and he may demand the right to move him before taking the position.

    This is all premature. It’s ONLY one game. But when ONE game is sooo very awful…it prompts premature speculation. When the “savior” can’t even drop back without tripping or losing the ball over his shoulder ala Rose Bowl..tosses two ints that could have easily been 4…it’s soooo freaking ugly that people start thinking about desperate moves. Even optimists like me!

    I accidentally loaded up a thread from lovies first game of the Winston rookie year. Just wanna point out how premature this fan base can be about certain things. STPETEBUCSFAN—Sorry bud but you said Cardale Jones should be number one pick and we should move on from Jameis AFTER ONE GAME. LMFAOOOOO

    Relax people about us not signing everyone. We don’t need Tony jefferson-big hitting safety. Campbell wouldve been nice but I seem to remember Jacksonville signing a dlineman last year that was super expensive. How did that work out? We can’t sign everyone guys. Michael Johnson was “the top dlineman” dude was terrible. I think drafting D tackle is the way to go if not Baker also.

    My point is ultimately us Bucsfans overreact. Even though I stuck up for Jameis and said fire lovie after Winston’s firstgame and I stand by it. Relax and things will work out. Desean Baker and I’m guessing one or two more sign today. We draft Ross or McCaffrey and sweezy was cleared. Hello playoffs

  327. Broy34 Says:

    Btw STPETEBUCSFANs terrible terrible post ended “even optimists like me”

  328. Rojas Says:

    Just read Wash is going to go hard after Djax one last time.. hopefully he has a visit today with Tampa.

  329. Dave Says:

    Ayy looks like i was wrong check shefters tweet lets go jaccpot

  330. 1Gr8Buc Says:

    Jackson to TAMPAAAAAAA

  331. thunderchunkyPA Says:

    I know everyone is waiting on DJAX, but what about other players? Would love more D line depth, and Safety help.

  332. Buccaneer scotty Says:

    Developing story Jax to tampa!

  333. COREYATX Says:


  334. Rojas Says:

    Just read Winston was a big part of the reason he’s coming. Was recruiting him none stop ! Hopefully he can recruit a few more players.

  335. BucsFanInChina Says:

    14 mil per yr for Campbell in Jax. Sweet little baby James Christ…

  336. Stpetebucsfan Says:


    I can assure you I did not type that post!!! Anyone can place a header over a post and blame it on somebody else.

    I HAVE NEVER been a Cardale Jones fan.

  337. DislocatedBucsFan Says:

    Alright… what’s next guys

  338. BucsFanInChina Says:

    It’s official. Djax to Bucs at $10 mil per year

  339. Broy34 Says:


  340. D-Rome Says:

    D-Rome Says:
    August 5th, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    You can bet once he’s (Glennon) a free agent he’ll be starting somewhere unless the Bucs decide to make him the highest paid backup in the NFL.

    I told you all.

  341. feelthepewterpower Says:

    Gilmore headed to NE..ugh!

  342. feelthepewterpower Says:

    Patriots also traded for Dwayne Allen…they just keep reloading.

  343. feelthepewterpower Says:

    BucsFanInChina Says:
    March 9th, 2017 at 9:07 am
    It’s official. Djax to Bucs at $10 mil per year


    Nothing is technically official until 4:00 pm EST

  344. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    I hope it’s only 10 million per.

  345. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    D-Rome, you were kind of right. The Bucs DID decide to make him the highest paid backup, and he turned it down to start somewhere else. I’ll give you some props though.

  346. DBS Says:

    They need to get a slogan for Glennon now and not call it an excuse. It is not an excuse for Winston. #WEAPONSFORGLENNON. Way to go Mike. Good luck!

  347. T in Orlando Says:

    This shouldn’t be a one man FA class for this team. I’m a little disappointed that not hearing the Bucs reaching out to other players, other than a momentary blurb about AJ Bouye (along with 5 other teams) and JJ Wilcox.

    Maybe they’re working deals under the radar, but I’ll be concerned if 2 weeks from now the only starter (or at least potential starter) the Bucs have signed being Jackson.

  348. feelthepewterpower Says:

    Britt headed to the Browns! Ugggggggg

  349. PRBucFan Says:

    Thank God lol, not feeling Britt at all.

    Chris Baker is being pursued by us per Jenna Laine.

  350. Broy34 Says:

    Yeah^^Chris Baker is leaning towards Tampa. And we don’t need a pass rusher in that slot next to McCoy. Need a big body that stuffs the run. Have pass rushers all around him and likely will acquire another. If we sign Baker after Jackson that leaves one hole left (imo) which is running back. All else can be improved by draft. Cook fournette or cafrey. Draft another corner another wideout maybe and then either bring McDougald back or draft a safety. Potentially sign latevius or draft oj howard

  351. Joeypoppems Says:

    Chris Baker would be a nice addition. Not a big name but has been producing more than some of the big name DTs. Just fill that spot with somebody with talent please lol.

  352. NFLNut Says:

    Chris Baker would be great … and … he may be a run stuffer but he can get after the QB too as he had 6 sacks last year!

  353. NFLNut Says:

    ^ Actually 9.5 sacks over the last 2 years …

  354. Joeypoppems Says:

    Saints just agreed to terms with Ted Ginn. Maybe the Brandin Cooks for Malcolm Butler trade rumors are true.

  355. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    Glad Brandin Cooks will be gone out of our division!

  356. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    That makes two of us Life. Much rather deal with butter fingers gin than Cooks any day.

  357. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    Exactly Nole..we handled Ginn anyways..But Cook, that’s another story..

  358. NJBucsFan Says:

    I’d like to see Bennie Logan in pewter

  359. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    O.J. Howard slated to meet with the Bucs this week. And the titans…

    I really hate that for the last 2 drafts they’ve been 1 pick ahead of us. Damn that traitor Jon Robinson.

  360. Joeypoppems Says:

    That means we are the better theam tho

  361. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    Joey I know we are the better team, but at what cost?

    At what cost!?!? Lol

  362. Joeypoppems Says:

    Ron Leary to the Broncos

  363. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    When I YouTube Brandin Williams and then YouTube Chris Baker I don’t see much difference. I’ll give Williams a slight edge in athleticism,dude doing hand stands in one vid. But Baker appears means and nasty. Counted at least two helmets coming off heads after his contact in his vid. Maybe Licht can have Djax do some recruiting after his presser.

  364. Joeypoppems Says:

    Then the 1 big difference will be price I guess

  365. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    You right Pop. The skin’s just signed former cboy DT Terrel McClain so I guess it is possible.

  366. Dubcity06 Says:

    Chris Baker for the win

  367. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    We need a run stuffer in the worse way tho man.

  368. USFBUC Says:

    Hopefully at 430 the Bucs have a press conference and they announce we just landed Jackson, Hyde, Webster, and a DT. Along with retaining Robinson, Shep, Rodgers, and Spence. I would be happy with that.

  369. Ramblingman Says:

    Kirk Cousins personally appealed to Redskins owner for trade, owner says no.

    You like that?

    Hello, karma.

  370. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    I for the life of me can’t understand why Hyde isn’t getting more buzz.

  371. DoNUTS Says:

    Come on Licht!! Give the BUC fans DJAX and C Baker today!!

    I think Joe may be onto something on CCampbell and his inside info on CC…but we fans will never know. I give Licht the benefit of the doubt.

    I mean things could be worse we could still have Mark clueless Dominick pulling the strings or Lovie culture will fix everything spewing his non-answers. So glad that nightmare is over.

  372. USFBUC Says:

    NosBos – Kayvon Webster to me is a less expensive version of Hyde. I would love us to pick up both. Webster has primarily played special teams and corner back but he has also stepped in and played a little safety too I believe.

  373. DoNUTS Says:


    On Hyde…I think his injury history which has dated back to high school might be spooking some GMs. He has never completed a 16 game season. He is a beast when healthy.

  374. SCDevsFan Says:

    Excuse my ignorance, do we get a comp pick for Glennon signing for so much?

  375. Joeypoppems Says:

    Jenna Laine tweeted the Bucs are the favorites to land Chris Baker.

  376. Kobe Faker Says:

    Chris Baker is a Mike Smith pick

    Need the Beef to clog the middle

    you cant defend the pass when they are also running down our throats

    I enjoyed watching Mike Smiths schemes and adjustments thru out the season but like all great def coordinators,… they need to make the offense 1 dimensional…stop the run

  377. DoNUTS Says:

    SCD – NO Glennon was UFA

  378. SCDevsFan Says:


  379. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    And so many azzh0les here against Mike Glennon..I wish him well and I hope he makes it big time..except against us.I cannot wish a NFL player ill will except Kirk

    Indeed karma getting him…I do like that!!

  380. Eric Denman Says:

    Chris Baker and DeSean Jackson signing would make me very happy today.

  381. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    This GIF from the bucs official account says to me that there is more to come

  382. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    We could get a comp pick for him, but it goes by the difference between what we lose and gain in FA. If we sign a lot of guys it’ll just even out and we won’t get one.

  383. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    Again u don’t know what ur talking about. Just because Glennon was an unrestricted free agent doesn’t mean no comp picks. It is based on who we sign in free agency and how much we spend

  384. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    Plus u still don’t know what the Manchester United reference is!!!!!

  385. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    We only get comp picks if we sign less free agents than we lose. Doesnt matter if they’re restricted or not.

  386. NFLNut Says:

    So, so far … the Falcons have gotten a little worse, the Panthers have gotten much worse, the Cowboys have gotten worse … and the Bucs have gotten better …. nice

    As for Glennon … you’d think the Bears have to re-sign Alshon now to at least give Glennon someone to throw to, no?

    I’m really interested to see where Alshonn, Pryor and Adrian Peterson wind up … I’m thinking Alshon back to Chi, Pryor to the Jets, Redskins or Bills maybe and Peterson to the Raiders or Giants … or maybe the Patriots though I kind of doubt it …

  387. Eric Denman Says:

    We need to re-sign Shep and Josh Robinson

  388. DoNUTS Says:

    Blake agree. The question was would we be comped for Mike Glennon – the answer is no. Listen to Joe; he knows what he is talking about. see below.

  389. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Thanks USF and DoNut.

  390. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Would make me very happy as well Denman. And agreed Shep and Robinson remaining with this team would be BIG time for our ST. Both are ST demons man.

  391. Chris Says:

    Ok, Nick Carter tweeted Wednesday about America’s QB and Desean Jackson coming to play here. My only question is, which one of you guys I’ve been conversing with over the years on Joe Buc is Nick Carter, cause I know this is the only place you see the tagline America’s QB.

  392. Eric Denman Says:

    Desean finalizing his deal right now.

  393. NFLNut Says:

    Titans signing Cyprien … allows them to pass on Hooker/Adams and draft top CB Marshonn Lattimore … that Titans team is loaded … if only they had a QB that could stay healthy and complete passes to guys who were semi-covered …. I kid, I love Marcus, but man, there GM has done a great job …

  394. unbelievable Says:

    1 hour fans….

  395. ARGH_M8E Says:

    CHRIS BAKER 6’2″ 333 ha!!!!! This dude is a load ~>

  396. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    DoNUTS, you wrote that we wouldn’t get a comp because Glennon was unrestricted. That’s not true. The link that you provided proves you wrong. It has to do with FA signings and departures, and like I wrote above, we could get a comp pick for him, but we will sign free agents, so we won’t get a comp pick. Has nothing to do with Glennon being unrestricted, Good try though.

  397. Jeagan1999 Says:

    Per NFLN Bucs closing in on Chris Baker signing!

  398. Ramblingman Says:

    Buying a 2nd round pick for $16M.


  399. ARGH_M8E Says:

    DJAX has agreed to terms!!! Sweet

  400. Cobraboy Says:

    Bucs sign Chris Baker. Solid.

  401. DoNUTS Says:

    Great DAY in TAMPA BAY!!! Sun is shining on those of us who live here. Baker and DJAX are two very solid pickups.

    For those of you throwing hate my way….you will not get a response. As I said last night to the haters, you can converse with others not me. For those of you that want to discuss Bucs in a constructive and healthy manner, I would enjoy that. Cheers to those peeps…

  402. NFLNut Says:

    DoNuts … who in the world is hating on the DJax/Baker signings? Those are two very solid signings and also great “value” signings … Tampa is having a great day, especially considering the Panthers seem to be getting far worse, while the Redskins are imploding and the Cowboys are declining as well … today is a great day for Bucs fans and Jameis fans like me 🙂

  403. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    I’m on your mind now boy. I own real estate in your head.
    U started this Tuesday night coming at me crazy. Now u gotta live with it
    U still can’t tell me the Manchester United reference!!!!!!!!!!

  404. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Damn, GOAT. I only pointed out that DoNUTS was wrong about how comp picks are determined. You are really going after him hard! Gonna be an interesting few months!

  405. PRBucFan Says:

    lol it’s a message board, chill

  406. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    Nah this is from a few days ago. In his last post at 4:23 he trying to take shots at me.

  407. NFLNut Says:

    The Jags won free agency AGAIN and loaded up on defense … I fully expect them to take Fournette with the #4 pick … and with the Browns loading up on their offensive line and the Eagles filling their needs at WR I expect one of those two teams to take the other top RB … so when the Bucs #19 rolls around I think they may have to choose between Christian Mac, David Njoku and Jabril Peppers … if that happens WHICH OF THOSE THREE PLAYERS DO EACH OF YA’LL WANT?

  408. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    None. Trade back. None of those guys are worth the 19 pick

  409. NFLNut Says:

    ^ I tend to agree with you and if the Bucs could trade back to the end of the 1st and pick up an extra 3rd and 4th rounder, I’d do that in a heartbeat, especially as all three of those guys could still be on the board at that time, or at least their lesser talked about but similarly skilled dopple-gangers in Budda Baker, Alvin Kamara and Evan Engram …

  410. Bucamania Says:

    Chris Baker is a load! Got some swagger too. I like that.

    Thanks ARGH

  411. MadMax Says:

    @19 as of now hmmmmm….I’d go Barnett still or Evan Engram… with a RB but would rather wait. Wouldnt mind Safeties Baker or Obi if we dont sign anyone else at that position

    We need to tackle some spots on O line too, but remember their will be some worthy cast offs from some teams with beasting O lines later this year. Watch Dallas.