The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are in the full swing of the offseason, and we have got you covered with a live tracker, informing of every move the team makes.
The offseason is in full swing, but fear not, The Pewter Plank has you covered with an up-to-date live tracker of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from here until the start of the season. From trades to free agency signings, to even visits, this tracker will keep you 100% informed on the day-to-day happenings inside the Buccaneers organization.
Bruce Arians officially tweets that he is the new head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, signs his contract the next day and has his introductory presser the day afterwards. Later, Arians completes his staff with former Arizona coaches including Byron Leftwich and Todd Bowles, offensive and defensive coordinators respectively.
Reports surface that Arians and Leftwich will try their best to talk DeSean Jackson into staying in Tampa Bay after Jackson was vocal about wanting to part ways with the Bucs.
ESPN reports that there is a “real chance” that the Buccaneers move on from ten year vet and Buc Gerald McCoy stating that he may not fit into new defensive coordinator Bowles’ scheme, beginning a frenzy of swirling rumors around the Pro Bowl defensive tackle.
NFL releases its five international game slate for the 2019 season. Tampa Bay vs. Carolina will pay one of their two conference games overseas.
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Jim Miller of Sirius XM’s “Movin’ the Chains” suggests Antonio Brown could land in Tampa Bay. Jason Licht states no talks with Brown or Steelers have taken place.
Buccaneers announce that they have signed veteran running back Andre Elllington to a one-year deal. Ellington played for four years as a member of the Arizona Cardinals under Arians.
CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora tweets that Buccaneers are among teams involved in discussing the possibility of signing free agent running back Le’Veon Bell. Mayhem assumes.
Kwon Alexander was a guest on Tampa Bay’s 95.3 WDAE and stated his desire to stay in Tampa Bay, stating “I love Tampa Bay. This is where they first brought me.”
A new report from the Tampa Bay Times suggests that Gerald McCoy will return to the Bucs in 2019 and that Arians and Bowles view him as a significant contributor to the defense.
Jameis Winston gets on Instagram Live and declares that both Alexander and Jackson will return to the Bucs in 2019, and states that Adam Humphries better return as well.
General Manager Licht meets with media at the combine in Indianapolis and states that the fifth overall pick is for sale at the right price. He also states that Bucs are trying hard to retain Alexander, he’d love for McCoy to be a Buc, Kendell Beckwith’s ankle injury could be career ending, Donovan Smith will be a Buccaneer next year at all costs, and Arians has big plans for both Winston and Ronald Jones.
FanSided’s Matt Verderame releases a report that quarterback Winston and Jackson did not have a great relationship in 2018, and that Jackson is unwilling to take a pay cut. This seemingly hinted that Jackson could be on his way out of Tampa sooner rather than later.
Greg Auman from the Athletic reported that the Bucs will not tender safety Andrew Adams nor backup offensive tackle Leonard Webster, making them unrestricted free agents. Auman went on to state that Tampa would be open to both returning at a lesser cost than their tender.
Reports surfaced yesterday that the Buccaneers plan to utilize the franchise tag on left tackle Smith and will continue to work on a long-term deal from there.
Bucs sign left tackle Smith to a three-year extension worth $41.25 million, $27 million guaranteed instead of using the franchise tag.
Ian Rapoport was a guest on Tampa’s 95.3 WDAE and stated that the Bucs are trying very hard to re-sign Alexander to a long-term deal, that Alexander will test market, and that the Bucs have offered Alexander a contract.
Announced later was the re-signing of linebacker Devante Bond to a one-year deal at the veteran minimum of $720,000.
Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports publishes an articles stating that the Bucs have “serious interest” in free agent safety Tyrann Mathieu. La Canfora also states that the Honey Badger is requesting around $24 million over the first two years of his deal.
The Buccaneers announce that they have picked up Demar Dotson’s 2019 team option, retaining him for a $4.8 million cap hit. Both tackles have been maintained in Tampa Bay.
Bucs tender safety Isaiah Johnson and guard Mike Liedtke, making them both exclusive rights free agents. This all but guarantees they will be back in Tampa Bay in 2019.
Jenna Laine reports that the Bucs are actively shopping Jackson, and will be expected to release the disgruntled wide receiver if no trade partner is found.
Jenna Laine of ESPN reports that Alexander is seeking $11-12 million annually, Humphries $8 million per year. The Bucs are preparing to watch both walk this offseason.
Kwon Alexander signs four-year, $54 million deal with the San Francisco 49ers, leaving Tampa Bay after four seasons.
Adam Humphries signs four-year, $36 million deal with the Tennessee Titans, leaving Tampa Bay after four seasons.
Bucs trade Jackson to the Philadelphia Eagles for a 2019 sixth rounder and conditional 2020 seventh rounder. Bucs also send a 2020 seventh rounder to the Eagles in deal.
Free agent safety/linebacker Deone Bucannon was contacted by the Bucs on the first day of the legal tampering period. He played four seasons under Arians and Bowles in Arizona.
Buccaneers re-sign 2018 third string quarterback Ryan Griffin to a two-year deal.
Deone Bucannon inks one-year deal to return to former coaches Bruce Arians and Todd Bowles in Tampa Bay
PUNTER SWAP! The Bucs announce that they have released Bryan Anger and signed Bradley Pinion to a four-year deal.
Bucs re-sign veteran linebacker Kevin Minter to a one-year deal. Minter, too, has previous experience playing under Arians and Bowles with the Cardinals.
After the Cleveland Browns trade for Odell Beckham Jr., Breshad Perriman backs out of deal made with the team and signs a one-year, $4 million deal with the Bucs.
In a busy day, the Bucs also re-sign kicker Cairo Santos, keeping him in Tampa Bay.