Team Grade:
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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The Bucs are an intriguing team this year. The offense is getting better and better, but much will depend on the development of quarterback Jameis Winston. If the rookie can play pretty mistake-free football, the Bucs could surprise and land a playoff spot. The defense is making strides and the offense has two of the best receivers in the game. Tampa is a team on the rise. A season around .500 seems likely but donā??t be surprised if the Bucs are a little better than that if Winston has a solid rookie season.
He didnā??t have quite the rookie season as expected but tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins should be a bigger part of the offense from day one. He is a talented pass catcher that could have more room to run this year with Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans attracting much of the coverage on the outside. Plus, rookie quarterbacks tend to make the easy pass if given the chance, which could lead to more targets for Seferian-Jenkings. He can take his game to a new level this year and become a low-end No. 1 for fantasy teams.
Running back Doug Martin might be atop the depth chart right now but donā??t expect that to last for long. He has been given plenty of chances the last few seasons but done little with them. It is only a matter of time before the Bucs move on from Martin. Expect Charles Sims to take over the starting duties for the Bucs before the season is out. He is the younger back with more potential going forward.

Team Notes

Apr 29, 04:13 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Andre Davis, LB Darius Eubanks, OG Antoine Everett, FS Gerod Holliman, DT Derrick Lott, S Kimario McFadden, LB Jermauria Rasco and CB C.J. Roberts were waived Friday, April 29.
Apr 28, 11:03 AM Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans (undisclosed) is out of practice at the minicamp Thursday, April 28. Evans tweaked something at the end of the first day of the camp.
Apr 28, 01:43 AM Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Kenny Bell (hamstring) spent the 2015 season, his rookie year, on the Reserve/Injured list due to a hamstring injury, but he stayed connected with the team while the coaching staff made a point to keep him involved in the day-to-day activity, even taking him on every road trip despite his being out. Bell is expected to compete with WRs Donteea Dye and Adam Humphries for slot duties during the spring.
Apr 26, 05:53 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers OGs J.R. Sweezy (undisclosed) and Ali Marpet (undisclosed) underwent offseason procedures and will not participate in minicamp or organized team activities. They are not expected to practice until late July when training camp begins.
Apr 26, 02:43 PM Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston has put in work to enter the 2016 season in much better shape, and his teammates were impressed with the results during voluntary minicamp Tuesday, April 26. Winston's trainer, Tim Grover, said Winston lost 18 pounds since last year. 'I was joking with him the other day. He took his shirt off, and I said 'Man, what happened to the belly?' He's got a six-pack like me. He's put in a tremendous amount of work and I think it's going to be a great year for him and this whole team,' WR Mike Evans said.
Apr 25, 05:13 PM Free-agent RB Storm Johnson (Jaguars) signed an undisclosed deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Monday, April 25.

Fantasy Impact: He'll try to win a roster spot with his new team.
Apr 19, 06:13 PM Free-agent QB Dan LeFevour (Jaguars) signed an undisclosed deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tuesday, April 19.
Apr 11, 04:43 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans said it's fair to say he had a sophomore slump last season, adding that he need s to get back to his fundamentals.
Apr 11, 03:33 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Kenny Bell is currently behind WRs Adam Humphries and Donteea Dye on the wide receiver depth chart, according to head coach Dirk Koetter.
Apr 11, 03:13 PM Tampa Buccaneers WR Russell Shepard and DE Jacquies Smith signed their restricted free-agent tender and exclusive-rights free-agent tender, respectively, Monday, April 11.
Apr 11, 03:13 PM Tampa Buccaneers WR Russell Shepard and DE Jacquies Smith signed their restricted free-agent tender and exclusive-rights free-agent tender, respectively, Monday, April 11.
Apr 11, 02:53 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston said he's been eating better and working hard on conditioning since the end of the 2015 regular season.
Apr 09, 01:53 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Mike Glennon has a 50-50 chance of being traded before the NFL Draft, according to Mark Cook of Pewter Report. Cook noted the Cleveland Browns and New York Jets as the two most likely landing spots for Glennon if he were to be traded. Cook also speculated that general manager Jason Licht could pull the trigger on a trade if a second-round pick or a low-end second round pick and a fourth-round pick is offered.
Apr 06, 11:13 PM The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed CB Brent Grimes to a two-year, $13.5 million deal in the offseason, but if they draft a quality cornerback in the first- or second round of the 2016 NFL Draft, they could move on from Grimes after this season. Only $7 million is guaranteed in the first year.
Apr 06, 11:13 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Robert Ayers might be a potential one-and-done candidate to be cut in 2017 if the team scores well in the 2016 NFL Draft at the defensive end position. He signed a three-year, $19.5 million contract, but all of the skill guarantees are in the final year of the deal. He has a $3 million injury guarantee in Year 2, which the Bucs could get out of if they find the proper replacement.
Apr 06, 11:13 AM Tampa Bay Buccaneers exclusive rights free-agent LB Jeremiah George signed his tender Wednesday, April 6.

Offseason Keys

Bruce Carter, LB; Chris Conte, FS; Henry Melton, DT; Sterling Moore, DB. 

Adrian Clayborn, DE; Mason Foster, LB; Michael Johnson, DE. 

2016 Draft Class

 # 1  11 Vernon Hargreaves DB
 # 2  39 Noah SpenceDL
 # 2  59 Roberto AguayoK
 # 4  108 Ryan SmithDB
 # 5  148 Caleb BenenochOL
 # 6  183 Devante BondLB
 # 6  197 Dan VitaleRB

2016 Schedule

1     Sep 11 1:00PM     at Atlanta
2     Sep 18 4:05PM     at Arizona
3     Sep 25 4:05PM     Los Angeles
4     Oct 2 4:05PM     Denver
5     Oct 10 8:30PM     at Carolina
-- Week 6 Bye --
7     Oct 23 4:05PM     at San Francisco
8     Oct 30 1:00PM     Oakland
9     Nov 3 8:25PM     Atlanta
10     Nov 13 1:00PM     Chicago
11     Nov 20 1:00PM     at Kansas City
12     Nov 27 4:05PM     Seattle
13     Dec 4 4:25PM     at San Diego
14     Dec 11 1:00PM     New Orleans
15     Dec 18 1:00PM     at Dallas
16     Dec 24 1:00PM     at New Orleans
17     Jan 1 1:00PM     Carolina
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