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Buccaneers Release LT Penn, Save Over $7 Million
Another long-time Bucs offensive lineman was released on Thursday as left tackle Donald Penn joined guard Davin Joesph as players cut as a cost-saving measure by new head coach Lovie Smith and general manager Jason Licht. Penn joined the Buccaneers in 2006 and has started over 100 straight games since 2007.
   
Bucs Continue To Overhaul O-Line, Sign Collins To 5-Year Deal
The Buccaneers' overhaul of their offensive line continues with the expected signing of Cincinnati's Anthony Collins, who has the versatility to play left or right tackle. The signing of Collins to a lucrative long-term deal likely means the end of left tackle Donald Penn's tenure in Tampa Bay.
   
Four Newest Bucs Talk About Their Road to Tampa Bay
The Buccaneers held a press conference on Wednesday at One Buc Place to welcome four new players to the organization. Below is the full transcript of what was said, including opening statements from head coach Lovie Smith and general manager Jason Licht.
   
Smith Names McCown Starter After Signing Him To 2-Year Deal
The Buccaneers continue to be active in free agency, adding veteran Josh McCown with a two-year deal. Bucs head coach Lovie Smith said McCown will go into the offseason as the team's starting quarterback over Mike Glennon, who started 13 games last year as a rookie.
   
Tampa Bay Releases Revis To Free Up $16 Million In Cap Room
A year after acquiring Darrelle Revis in a blockbuster deal with the Jets, Tampa Bay has released the Pro Bowler to free up $16 million in salary cap space and draft picks. The Bucs have already signed Alterraun Verner and are hosting Charles Tillman.
   
Bucs Make Splash At CB, Sign Pro Bowler Verner To 4-Year Deal
With Pro Bowl cornerback Darrelle Revis likely traded or released by Tampa Bay on Wednesday, the Buccaneers found his replacement with the acquisition of Tennessee CB Alterraun Verner. The Pro Bowl defensive back signed a four-year, $26.5-million contract with the Bucs.
   
Meredith Re-Signed; Collins, Tillman, McCown, Others Visit Bucs
The Buccaneers added three new players within a few minutes of free agency opening on Tuesday, but also made some other under-the-radar signings, in addition to losing two linebackers. Get a one-stop run down of all the Bucs' transactions in this report, including who is scheduled to visit Tampa Bay.
   
Bucs Add TE Myers With 2-Year, $4.25 Million Deal
The Buccaneers added some firepower to the tight end position in free agency, landing Brandon Myers of the New York Giants with a two-year, $4.25 million contract. Myers will compete with Tim Wright and Tom Crabtree for the right to start in 2014.
   
Buccaneers Sign DT McDonald To 4-Year, $12 Million Deal
To bolster the team's depth at defensive tackle and give the Bucs a starting nose tackle, Tampa Bay has signed Seattle defensive tackle Clinton McDonald to a four-year, $12 million deal. McDonald had 5.5 sacks for the Super Bowl champions Seahawks last year.
   
Browns, Raiders Emerge As Potential Trade Partners For Revis
The Buccaneers are desperately attempting to deal Pro Bowl cornerback Darrelle Revis but with little success up until this afternoon. But two teams, the Browns and the Raiders have emerged as possible suitors to acquire the talented cornerback.
   
Tampa Bay Signs DE Johnson To 5-Year, $43.75 Million Deal
Desperately needing a speed rusher, the Buccaneers made a big splash in free agency, signing Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson to a five-year deal worth $43.75 million. Over the past two seasons, Johnson has produced 15 sacks and two forced fumbles.
   
Pewter Report 2014 Bucs' Free Agency Preview: DBs
Free agency kicks off on Tuesday and PewterReport.com is previewing all the units and taking a look around the league at the NFL's best free agents and those that might fit well in Tampa Bay. In this report we preview the defensive backs.
   
Report: Bucs Will Either Trade Or Release Revis By Wednesday
Alex Marvez of FoxSports.com is reporting that the Bucs are stepping up efforts to try to trade Pro Bowl CB Darrelle Revis. By doing so the team can free up $16 million in salary cap space and only send a fourth-round pick to the New York Jets instead of a third-round pick as a result of last year's trade, in addition to acquiring additional draft picks from potential trading partners.
   
Bucs Targeting McCluster; Poised To Make A Splash In Free Agency
While the Buccaneers could still ultimately sign Bears free agent kick returner Devin Hester as many have predicted, a league source told PewterReport.com that Tampa Bay is prepared to sign Chiefs free agent Dexter McCluster when free agency opens on Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. and also potentially a number of others high-profile free agents.
   
Tampa Bay One Of Four Teams Interested In QB McCown
ESPN reported early Monday that Bears free agent quarterback Josh McCown has been in discussion with four teams with one of those being the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. McCown confirmed that he has had talks, but didn't want to name the teams that have shown interest.
   
Pewter Report 2014 Bucs' Free Agency Preview: LBs
With free agency less than 48 hours away, PewterReport.com continues its annual free agency preview. Will the Buccaneers bring back a familiar face as a free agent? What former NFC South rival linebacker might make sense? Get the answers in this preview of the free agent linebackers.
   
Pewter Report 2014 Bucs' Free Agency Preview: DL
Free agency kicks off on Tuesday and PewterReport.com is previewing all the units and taking a look around the league at the NFL's best free agents and those that might fit well in Tampa Bay. In this report we preview the defensive line.
   
Report: Bucs Primed To Add Bengals OT Collins; Possibly Saffold
The Bucs were quiet in free agency out of the gate last year outside of signing FS Dashon Goldson, but according to multiple reports, Tampa Bay has its eye on a number of high-profile free agents, with the latest rumors having the Bucs looking to overhaul the offensive line. Tampa Bay could strike early once free agency opens on Tuesday afternoon.
   
Bucs Making A Hard Push For DE Johnson, Others In Free Agency
Needing a speed rusher off the edge, the Bucs are reportedly pushing hard to sign Cincinnati free agent defensive end Michael Johnson, according to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune. PewterReport.com has more on this story and other Tampa Bay free agent rumors.
   
Pewter Report 2014 Bucs' Free Agency Preview: OL
Free agency kicks off on Tuesday and PewterReport.com is previewing all the units and taking a look around the league at the NFL's best free agents and those that might fit well in Tampa Bay. In this report we look at the offensive line.
   
Buccaneers Release Joseph, Free Up $6 Million
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers cleared an additional $6 million in salary cap space on Saturday by releasing right guard Davin Joseph. The 30-year old Joseph was an eight-year starter at right guard for the Bucs and struggled in 2013 after missing the 2012 season due to a severe knee injury.
   
Casillas Re-signing Signaling The End For Watson, Hayward?
The Buccaneers announced they re-signed linebacker Jonathan Casillas to a one-year deal on Friday. Will it affect the future of free agent linebackers Dekoda Watson and Adam Hayward?
   
SR's Fab 5 - 3-7
What did Scott Reynolds think of the Buccaneers' new uniforms and the way they were unveiled? What is SR's offseason plans for the Buccaneers? Who does he re-sign, who does he release? Which players should be signed in free agency and which ones should be drafted? Find out in this edition of SR's Fab 5.
  
Pewter Report Chat With Mark Cook 3-7
Mark Cook answers your questions in the weekly Pewter Report Chat. Go ahead and submit your questions now and come back for the live event or read a full transcript later.
   
Pewter Report 2014 Bucs' Free Agency Preview: TEs
With the start of 2014 NFL free agency fast approaching, PewterReport.com reviews the Bucs' current roster and previews potential fits at each position. Today's position is tight ends. Will the Bucs address this position in free agency?
   
Hester Says His Arms Are Open for Reunion With Smith
Lovie Smith and his staff emphasize special teams and think they can win games based on having a "special" special teams group. On Wednesday Bears free agent kick returner Devin Hester hinted that he would be welcome to the idea of reuniting with his former head coach in Tampa Bay.
   
Pewter Report 2014 Bucs' Free Agency Preview: WRs
With the start of 2014 NFL free agency fast approaching, PewterReport.com reviews the Bucs' current roster and previews potential fits at each position. Next up is the wide receiver position.

   
Pewter Report 2014 Bucs' Free Agency Preview: RBs
With the start of 2014 NFL free agency fast approaching, PewterReport.com reviews the Bucs' current roster and previews potential fits at each position. Today's position is running backs and fullbacks. Will the Bucs re-sign FB Erik Lorig?
   
Pewter Report 2014 Bucs' Free Agency Preview: QBs

With the start of 2014 NFL free agency fast approaching, PewterReport.com reviews the Bucs' current roster and previews potential fits at each position. This feature takes a look at the quarterback position. Will the Bucs add a veteran free agent to compete for the starting job? Who fits best in Tampa Bay's plans?

 
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