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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Roster

NFC South
Stadium
Raymond James Stadium
Head Coach
Bruce Arians
Offensive Coordinator
Byron Leftwich
Defensive Coordinator
Todd Bowles
Special Teams Coach
Keith Armstrong
Defensive Scheme
4-3
Team News
Devonta Freeman Too Expensive For Bucs Taste

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been interested in free-agent running back Devonta Freeman, but head coach Bruce Arians said that Freeman is asking for more money than the team is looking to spend given their current salary cap situation. Tampa has just over $6.4 million in cap space entering the 2020 season. Freeman reportedly declined a one-year, $4 million offer from the Seahawks last month and thinks he's worth more than what he's been offered on the open market. Freeman had back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in 2015 and 2016 but has taken a dive since then and has struggled to stay healthy in recent seasons. The Bucs wouldn't mind adding veteran depth behind Ronald Jones II, but rookie Ke'Shawn Vaughn and Dare Ogunbowale should also have roles in 2020 if the Bucs don't add anyone else to the backfield.

2 days ago
12 Personnel Is Buccaneers Base Offense

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians said that 12 personnel, featuring two tight ends on the field, is "our base offense" heading into the 2020 season. Arians also likes 13 personnel with a third tight end in the mix. This doesn't come as a surprise at all after Rob Gronkowski came out of retirement to join Tampa, and they've also kept both O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate around. The presence of three tight ends might make it difficult for any one of them to really stand out, but we figure that Tom Brady will lean the most on his old buddy in Gronk. Of the three, he's obviously the most attractive as a high-end TE2 with injury risk. Howard is worth a flier as a low-end TE2 with some upside, while Brate will likely be a lightly used red-zone weapon.

2 days ago
Tom Brady Was Fourth-Best Deep Passer In 2019

Despite having a down year in 2019 overall, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady was actually the fourth-best deep passer, per Next Gen Stats. He had seven touchdowns and only two interceptions on deep balls with Julian Edelman as his top target. Brady was pressured often (40.7 percent) and was throwing to receivers that were often covered deep down the field. The 42-year-old had a completion percentage of 38.9 on deep passes and an expected completion percentage of 31.4 on those throws. Brady is getting older and might not have the same arm strength, but he suddenly has the best receiving duo in the league and can still pass for a QB1, albeit a low-end one without a ton of upside.

4 days ago
Chris Godwin Has Bar Set High In 2020

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin will outperform both Michael Thomas and Julio Jones in 2020, at least according to NFL Network's Michael Robinson. Godwin finished third in the league in receiving yards in 2019, compiling 1,333 yards, while also ending as the second-best fantasy receiver in all formats. However, with the gunslinging Jameis Winston now gone in favor of former Patriot Tom Brady and the addition of Rob Gronkowski, it is not unrealistic for the 24-year-old to take a step back this upcoming season.

5 days ago
Rob Gronkowski Close To Playing Weight

Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski is close to his playing weight of 260 pounds. How close? According to Gronkowski, he is "four protein shakes away" from his target weight, which is a classic 'Gronkowski' way of letting everybody know this. It's good news for the Buccaneers and fantasy owners who were thinking about scooping up the former Patriots star tight end. Weight questions aside, it remains to be seen if the 31-year-old can still play at a high level after a hiatus from the game. It will certainly help that he'll be catching balls from Tom Brady, who has tossed him 79 touchdown passes in his career.

16 days ago