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Bucs Continue Free Agent Dealings; Sign Patriots' LB Fletcher
The Buccaneers front office hasn't slowed down despite it being the weekend, and late Sunday afternoon added Patriots free agent special teams standout and reserve linebacker Dane Fletcher.
   
Bucs Add More Offensive Line Help; Sign Cousins
Tampa Bay has been one of the most active teams in free agency so far this year and didn't let the weekend get in the way of adding players as it was reported the Bucs signed former Browns guard Oniel Cousins to a new deal.
   
Recapping The Whirlwind Week Of Free Agency In Tampa Bay
The Buccaneers made several big moves in free agency since Tuesday at 4 p.m. and are in the process of overhauling the roster. Here is a recap of all the moves that have taken place since last weekend.
   
SR's Fab 5 - 3-14
Lots of Bucs free agency insight and analysis, plus scoop on Tampa Bay's draft, the team's interest in Fresno State QB Derek Carr, the reality of the Darrelle Revis trade and how Lovie Smith's faith has been a huge selling point to free agents is all found in this edition of SR's Fab 5.
   
Bucs Revamp O-Line, Sign C Dietrich-Smith To 4-Year Deal
The Bucs continue to make a splash in free agency by overhauling the team's offensive line. On Friday, Tampa Bay added former Green Bay center Evan Dietrich-Smith with a four-year, $14.25-million deal. Does the acquisition of Dietrich-Smith puts Jeremy Zuttah's future with Tampa Bay in question?
  
Pewter Report Chat With Scott Reynolds Transcript 3-14
NFL free agency is in full swing and Tampa Bay is a major player. Today's chat host was PewterReport.com publisher and Bucs beat writer Scott Reynolds who answered several questions. A full transcript is now available.
   
Breaking Down The Risks, Rewards Of Bucs’ Free Agent Signings
The Buccaneers were one of the busiest teams at the start of the 2014 NFL free agency period, signing nine unrestricted free agents, including their of their own. PewterReport.com's Scott Reynolds analyzes the risks and rewards of each signing by Tampa Bay.
   
New Bucs Starting Left Tackle Collins Focused Solely On Football
The Buccaneers introduced two more free agent signings – quarterback Josh McCown and tackle Anthony Collins – to the media at a press conference and for those in attendance and watching online, it was clear that Collins is an all business type of guy. For Bucs fans that will just fine if he upgrades the left tackle position.
   
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?
 
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