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Fifth-year options are a good measure of NFL draft classes

May. 14, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Most NFL teams are getting their first glimpse of their 2021 draft class at rookie minicamps over the weekend. This year's draft class is more intriguing than usual because of COVID-19, which resulted in numerous 2020 opt outs, the...

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...

Jaguars' draft prospects, including Lawrence, lured Meyer

Apr. 23, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville’s draft prospects helped lure Urban Meyer out of coaching retirement. Five of the first 65 picks, a chance to land several young starters to build the team around. The No. 1 choice, an opportunity to grab Clemson star Trevor...

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...

AP source: RB Bernard agrees to 1-year deal with Buccaneers

Apr. 13, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Running back Giovani Bernard has agreed to a one-year contract with the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Tuesday because the move,...

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...

AP source: Fournette agrees to 1-year deal to stay with Bucs

Mar. 26, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers moved closer to a goal of retaining all 22 starters from their Super Bowl victory, agreeing to a one-year, $3.25 million contract to bring free agent running back Leonard Fournette back for next season. A person familiar with...

AP source: Suh to remain with Bucs on 1-year, $9M deal

Mar. 24, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh has agreed to a one-year contract worth $9 million to remain with the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of...