Latest Jason Licht News

Back to work: Brady throws at camp, champs reward Arians, GM

Jun. 08, 2021 18:27 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — No keeping Tom Brady off the practice field. The 43-year-old quarterback was a full participant Tuesday at mandatory minicamp for the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers, taking part in individual drills and doing some 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 work. ...

Lower-round QBs face long odds to make it in NFL

May. 03, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

The five teams that took quarterbacks in the first round of the NFL draft head into the offseason program full of optimism that they have found the franchise cornerstone that will lead to great success for the next decade. History indicates that at least a couple of those...

Super Bowl champions address wants, not needs in NFL draft

May. 01, 2021 21:10 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Theoretically, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could have opted out of the NFL draft and still felt good about their chances of repeating as Super Bowl champions. With all 22 starters and every key reserve and specialist returning from last season, the Bucs...

Buccaneers select LB Joe Tryon with last pick of first round

Apr. 30, 2021 01:13 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Washington linebacker Joe Tryon Thursday night in the first round of the NFL draft, No. 32 overall. With no glaring needs after keeping the core of the roster together in free agency, the Super Bowl champions are...

AP Source: WR Antonio Brown returning to Bucs on 1-year deal

Apr. 28, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Receiver Antonio Brown has agreed to return to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a one-year contract that could be worth up to $6.5 million, including incentives, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke on the condition...

Super Bowl champs exercise fifth-year option on DT Vita Vea

Apr. 26, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have exercised the fifth-year option on the contract defensive tackle Vita Vea signed as the 12th overall pick in the 2018 draft. The 6-foot-4, 347-pound tackle has started 29 of 34 regular-season games he’s played with the...

Super Bowl champ Bucs focused on building depth in NFL draft

Apr. 23, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jason Licht is enjoying the perks that come with being the general manager of a reigning Super Bowl champion. That includes the challenge of getting a late start on preparing for the NFL draft and not having a selection until the tail end of the first...

Super Bowl champ Bucs aim to bolster depth in NFL draft

Apr. 22, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

32. TAMPA BAY BUCCANNERS (15-5) LAST SEASON: Talk about peaking at the right time. Everything fell into place down the stretch for Tom Brady and an all-star roster assembled around the seven-time Super Bowl winner. From leading informal offseason workouts to getting...

Bucs CB Davis apologizes for tweeting anti-Asian slur

Apr. 05, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Carlton Davis has apologized for tweeting an anti-Asian slur, saying he didn’t understand the offensive nature of a word he used. A key member of the Bucs’ Super Bowl-winning defense, Davis is a native of South...

Bucs GM says winning culture helped keep SB roster together

Apr. 02, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — When Jason Licht declared he was going to do everything possible to keep the Tampa Bay Buccaneers together, no one envisioned the process going as smoothly as it has for the Super Bowl champions. Even the team’s ever-optimistic general manager, who...