Latest Tampa Bay Buccaneers News

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette (28) runs off the field with quarterback Tom Brady (12) after Fournette ran 46-yards for a score against the Carolina Panthers during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio)

Fournette gradually carving role with Brady-led Buccaneers

Sep. 21, 2020 5:24 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — It didn’t take Leonard Fournette long to show the Tampa Bay Buccaneers what he can mean to their offense moving forward. The fourth-year pro released in a surprise move by the Jacksonville Jaguars rushed for 103 yards and two touchdowns in his second game with his new team despite...

Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (22) stiff arms Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Devin White (45) as he scores on a touchdown run during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio)

Panthers' McCaffrey out multiple weeks with ankle sprain

Sep. 21, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Christian McCaffrey said he plans to attack his rehabilitation from a high ankle sprain the same way he does everything else — with a full head of steam. The All-Pro running back is expected to miss “multiple weeks” with a high right ankle sprain he sustained in...

The Latest: Butker's FG lifts Chiefs to OT win over Chargers

Sep. 20, 2020 7:52 PM EDT

The Latest on Week 2 in the NFL (all times EDT): ___ 7:50 p.m. Harrison Butker made a 58-yard field goal in overtime, lifting the Kansas City Chiefs to a 23-20 win over the Los Angeles Chargers. Butker kicked the ball through the uprights three times at the end of the game on Sunday. A false start negated a...

Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (22) celebrates after scoring against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)

Carolina comeback hopes fade when injured McCaffrey leaves

Sep. 20, 2020 7:38 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers felt they beat themselves in a 31-17 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. Four turnovers and nine penalties undermined the team’s chances. And, it didn’t help that star running back Christian McCaffrey was slowed — and eventually...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette (28) runs off the field with quarterback Tom Brady (12) after Fournette ran 46-yards for a score against the Carolina Panthers during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio)

Brady, Fournette lead Bucs over Panthers 31-17

Sep. 20, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady has a dazzling track record of winning, period. The six-time Super Bowl champion's perfect when it comes to rebounding from rare season-opening losses during a 21-year career after tasting victory with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the first time on Sunday. Brady threw for 217...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) reacts after an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. The Saints won 34-23. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)

Brady says little about Arians' criticism of QB's play

Sep. 17, 2020 7:27 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady had little to say Thursday in response to coach Bruce Arians’ critical assessment of the quarterback’s play during the six-time Super Bowl champion’s debut with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Arians made headlines after the Bucs fell to New Orleans 34-23 in the...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) passes in the second half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)

Brady focused on Panthers, not subpar opening performance

Sep. 17, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers expect to be better against the Carolina Panthers. The six-time Super Bowl champion struggled in his debut with his new team, was called out by his coach for throwing an interception that was returned for a touchdown, and only knows one way to move...

Brady, Bucs aim to rebound against NFC South rival Panthers

Sep. 17, 2020 9:12 AM EDT

CAROLINA (0-1) at TAMPA BAY (0-1) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox OPENING LINE - Buccaneers by 8½ RECORD VS. SPREAD - Panthers 0-1; Buccaneers 0-1 SERIES RECORD - Panthers lead 24-15 LAST MEETING - Panthers beat Buccaneers 37-26, Oct. 13, 2019 in Tampa LAST WEEK - Panthers lost to Raiders 34-30; Buccaneers lost to...

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes passes against the Houston Texans in the first half of an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Mahomes, Chiefs on top of season's first AP Pro32 poll

Sep. 15, 2020 8:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs have been riding high since winning the Super Bowl in February. And after their opening 34-20 win over the Houston Texans, the defending champs are off to a good start in their bid to repeat. “What makes this offense so good,” Mahomes...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) reacts after an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. The Saints won 34-23. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)

Loss shows Brady-led Buccaneers far from finished product

Sep. 14, 2020 6:19 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a lot of things to fix if they’re going to realize their potential this season.. Tom Brady says it. So does Bruce Arians. Truth is, every team in the NFL is saying the same thing one game into a journey they hope will wind up at the Super Bowl. While...