2016 ScheduleAll times ET

2016 Schedule
9-7, 2nd in NFC South

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

A league source tells ESPN's Field Yates that Bucs cornerback Alterraun Verner has been cut. He had signed a four-year deal worth $25.5 million in 2014, and was scheduled to make $6.5 million this year.

Winston gets backlash for insensitive pep talk comments (1:51)
Bruce Kluckhohn/USA TODAY Sports
4hBen Goessling

Vikings, Peterson have not talked $18M option

Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman says the team and Adrian Peterson have not spoken about the running back's contract for the 2017 season.

Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images
4hJane McManus

How Jameis Winston's words carry baggage

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston has to understand that when he speaks about gender politics, it's interpreted in a different way because of what he's been through.

Winston's message needs to be denounced (2:07)
Winston's choice of words 'poor' (1:41)
ESPN Illustration
1dBill Barnwell

Barnwell's 5 AFC South moves: Houston gets Garoppolo

Could Jimmy Garoppolo make the Texans the clear leader of the AFC South? They should find out. But the Jags, Colts and Titans all have major moves to make. Bill Barnwell has ideas.

Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports

Bucs, Tynes reach settlement in MRSA lawsuit

After a two-year legal battle, former kicker Lawrence Tynes and the Buccaneers have reached a settlement in a lawsuit over Tynes' MRSA infection in 2013 that ended his NFL career.

Jason Miller/Getty Images
6dPro Football Focus

Buccaneers should sign Pryor

Adding Terrelle Pryor Sr. to play opposite Mike Evans would provide an expanded threat to Tampa Bay's passing game.

What moves should be made in NFC South? (1:24)
Joe Robbins/Getty Images
9dMike Sando

Continuity Rankings: Bucs among most changed

Tampa Bay is much more settled going forward with Dirk Koetter and Jameis Winston, but they're also one of 11 teams with four or more offensive coordinators since 2012.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bucs have made some new hires for the coaching staff: Skyler Fulton has been made an offensive assistant, Anthony Perkins assistant to the head coach and former Bucs tight end Alex Smith as a pro scout. Danny Breyer has been made a defensive assistant and Zack Grossi offensive quality control.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Donnie Abraham, who played cornerback for the Bucs from 1996-2001, followed by the Jets from 2002-2004, is joining Lovie Smith as an assistant at Illinois. He was previously the defensive coordinator at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.

Mark LoMoglio/Icon Sportswire
10dJenna Laine

Glennon could use a change of scenery

Mike Glennon is set to become an unrestricted free agent, and will want an opportunity to challenge for a starting quarterback spot after serving as Jameis Winston's backup.

Team Stats

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