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Past articles by Rick:

Bucs trade guard Shaq Mason, get salary cap relief

The move, coupled with the release of Donovan Smith last week, means the offensive line will look a bit different next season. → Read More

Bucs a strong contender for Baker Mayfield as free agent negotiating period begins

Tampa Bay also is expected to release guard Shaq Mason if they are unable to find a trade partner, saving the $8.5 million he is due in 2023. → Read More

Russell Gage agrees to pay cut to remain with Bucs

The team reworks the wide receiver’s contract, reducing his salary-cap hit by $3 million. → Read More

Why Lavonte David may have played his last game for the Bucs

The 12th-year linebacker will become a free agent for the first time in his career on Wednesday, having signed two contract extensions with Tampa Bay. → Read More

The Bucs’ plan to rebuild without Tom Brady

Turning over the quarterback spot to Kyle Trask, adding youthful coaches with new ideas and moving some stars to new positions are all part of the blueprint. Will it work? → Read More

What did cryptic social media posts by Bucs’ Devin White mean?

Instagram posts from the linebacker seemed to suggest his days in Tampa Bay may be coming to an end. Then, he followed up with one that said he’s looking forward to 2023. → Read More

Bucs raise ticket prices by 7.5 percent on new season-pass members

Tom Brady is gone, but costs are going up even with a sold-out Raymond James Stadium. → Read More

Bucs are wild for Kyle Trask at quarterback (for now)

Head coach Todd Bowles and general manager Jason Licht are full of praise for the former Gators star but won’t name him the starter until he earns it. → Read More

Bucs plan to release running back Leonard Fournette

The veteran running back says he asked to be let go after the disappointing 2022 season. → Read More

Big discussions, decisions await Bucs at NFL combine

The team will meet with agents in an attempt to prevent some players from entering free agency while saying goodbye to others. → Read More

Bucs coordinator candidates were told Kyle Trask will get shot to start

The team also will look to add some veteran free agents to compete at quarterback, but the field will be limited due to salary-cap constraints. → Read More

Energetic Dave Canales excited about new Bucs offense, calling plays and QB Kyle Trask

Tampa Bay’s new offensive coordinator spoke for more than 30 minutes Wednesday during his introductory news conference. → Read More

Jamel Dean most likely candidate to receive Bucs’ franchise player tag

The Bucs have two weeks to decide whether to use the tag for the fourth year in a row. → Read More

‘Passion for coaching’ made Dave Canales right choice for Bucs

Head coach Todd Bowles officially announced Canales’ hiring as the team’s offensive coordinator on Thursday. → Read More

Bucs hiring Seahawks’ Dave Canales as offensive coordinator

The Seattle quarterbacks coach was credited with helping to revitalize the career of Geno Smith. → Read More

Todd Monken to Ravens, Dave Canales up next for Bucs

Canales is the 10th candidate interviewed to replace Byron Leftwich, fired Jan. 19 as offensive coordiantor → Read More

Bucs interview Lions’ Scottie Montgomery for offensive coordinator job

Montgomery is the ninth candidate to meet with the club in an effort to replace Byron Leftwich, who was fired Jan. 19. → Read More

Rams’ Thomas Brown interviews with Bucs again Wednesday

Meanwhile, Bengals QBs coach Dan Pitcher, who had two interviews with the team, stays put in Cincinnati. → Read More

Ndamukong Suh suddenly has a knack for playing in Super Bowls

For the third time in five years, the former Bucs defensive tackle will play for an NFL title, this time with the Eagles. → Read More

Bucs interview Rams assistant head coach Thomas Brown for offensive coordinator job

Brown, who also coaches tight ends, becomes the eighth candidate to replace Byron Leftwich. → Read More