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2018 Schedule
5-11, 4th in NFC South
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2dKyle Bonagura

McNair gets new trial in defamation suit vs. NCAA

A judge in Los Angeles issued an order for a new trial in Todd McNair's defamation lawsuit against the NCAA, citing insufficient evidence to justify the original verdict. McNair is now the Tampa Bay Bucs' running back coach.

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Arians says he sees too much 'diva' in WR Brown

Bruce Arians, who was the Steelers' offensive coordinator when Antonio Brown was a rookie, has been observing the All-Pro wide receiver from afar and doesn't like what he sees.

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7dJenna Laine

Goodwin: Wilks' firing amid no black hires 'hurt'

Tampa Bay's new assistant head coach, Harold Goodwin, didn't mince words when asked about his disappointment over the firing of Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks after one season and over the lack of minority hires.

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7dJenna Laine

Source: Bucs hire former USC RB coach McNair

Former USC running-backs coach Todd McNair, who spent the past seven years fighting the NCAA over the Reggie Bush scandal and lost, has been hired to the same position with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a source confirmed to ESPN.

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8dJenna Laine

Winston, Arians have head start on chemistry

Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston and new head coach Bruce Arians go back more than 10 years, to when Winston was in high school and attended Arians' his football camp in Birmingham, Alabama.

Arians says Bucs' job 'was the one for me' (1:18)
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9dJenna Laine

Bowles to lead Bucs D despite late push by Bears

Despite a strong push by the Bears, former Jets coach Todd Bowles joined mentor Bruce Arians as the Buccaneers' defensive coordinator, sources told ESPN.

Stephen A.: Arians is not a 'slam dunk' for Tampa Bay (1:48)
Arians' history with Winston makes him appealing to Bucs (0:47)
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10dJenna Laine

Arians comes out of retirement to coach Bucs

Bruce Arians is ending his retirement to become the next head coach of the Buccaneers. He could be joined in Tampa Bay by Todd Bowles, his former Cardinals defensive coordinator, sources told ESPN's Dianna Russini.

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13dAdam Schefter

Sources: Richard set for three interviews Sunday

After coaching the Cowboys in Saturday night's wild-card game, Kris Richard will take back-to-back-to-back interviews with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New York Jets and Miami Dolphins, league sources told ESPN.

Is Brian Kelly to the Bucs a possibility? (1:39)
Schefter: No available QBs would be upgrade from Winston (1:36)
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18dJenna Laine

Bucs GM to coach candidates: Winston is our QB

The Bucs will pick up the fifth-year option on QB James Winston, worth $20.9 million, and whoever is the team's next head coach will just have to accept that, GM Jason Licht said.

19d

Ryan has TD catch, 2 TD passes; Falcons beat Bucs 34-32

Matt Ryan's first career reception went for a touchdown and the Atlanta quarterback also threw for 378 yards and two TDs to help the Falcons conclude a disappointing season with a 34-32 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.

Team Stats

Passing Yards320.3
Rushing Yards95.2
Points For24.812th
Points Against29.0