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2017 Schedule
9-7, 2nd in NFC South

Bucs focused on improving red zone offense

Buccaneers reporter Jenna Laine talks to Molly Cotten and David Newton about the team's priorities heading into camp and what Jameis Winston needs to do to take the next step.

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7dBill Barnwell

Most outsized contracts: Gerald McCoy

There are six defensive tackles in the NFL who make far more than the rest of the league's interior linemen. Of them, McCoy got paid first.

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8dAaron Schatz

Sneaky strengths: Buccaneers

The Bucs are trying to make the big jump with Jameis Winston in Year 3. The good news is that there's one part of Tampa Bay's offense that's very encouraging.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Surprise guest at Jameis Winston's backpack signing yesterday? Left tackle Donovan Smith. I told the security guard he could officially go on break.


Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston can't wait for training camp to get here. "I'm so happy that the guys are finally funneling in. They spent time with their families. Now we're gonna spend time with our football family so we can have a great year this season."

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NFC South Q&A: Which team wins the division?

The defending-champion Falcons will get the best shots from their division foes this season, with the Panthers and Bucs making big upgrades on offense.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

At his backpack launch Thursday, Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston tells a young fan, "Fill this with a lot of books, okay?" He's a big proponent of education.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Demoyne and Anthony pose with Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston at his backpack signing today. Demoyne told me he has both of Jameis' jerseys from college and pro. He plays quarterback too.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's a first look at Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston's backpack that he designed in conjunction with Sprayground. Sprayground founder David Ben-David told me Winston played a huge role in the collaboration process.

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NFC South Q&A: Who will be the division's MVP?

The NFC South is home to some of the NFL's top playmakers, so competition to be the best is fierce. Our reporters make their picks for division MVP.

Best Moments on ESPYS the Red Carpet (1:00)

McCoy meets the Black Mamba

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy got the chance to meet Kobe Bryant and snap a picture with the Lakers legend. The 29-year-old wrote on Instagram, "Finally!! Lived out a dream. This is my favorite athlete of all time and as you can see by the smile on my face I was pretty happy to meet him." (@geraldini93/Instagram)

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

If anyone needs an extra pitcher tonight, Florida State's former closer -- Jameis Winston -- is in the house.

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14dMike Clay

Overrated in Future Power Rankings: Buccaneers

Tampa Bay landed in the top 10 of our rankings for the next three years, but there are plenty of concerns here, even if the QB position looks settled.

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15dNFL Insiders

Future Power Rankings: Buccaneers

Keeping Jameis Winston's trajectory on the right path is the biggest priority for the Bucs. With the additions of O.J. Howard and DeSean Jackson, GM Jason Licht is installing a potent offense for years to come.

Titans' and Bucs' futures look bright with promising young QBs (1:10)

Team Stats

Passing Yards245.416th
Rushing Yards101.024th
Points For22.0Tied-18th
Points Against23.115th

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