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Video: Charting a New Course: A Look Ahead at the 2019 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

A Video Look Ahead at the 2019 Tampa Bay Buccaneers…

Bucs Ink Fifth Overall Pick LB Devin White to a Four-Year Deal

The Buccaneers have signed the fifth overall pick from the latest NFL Draft, Devin White to a four-year deal according to Michael David Smith of Pro Football

White was late to sign but will not miss any training camp time. After letting Kwon Alexander walk in free agency, the Bucs are counting heavily on White as an every-down starter in the middle of Todd Bowles‘ defense.

A three-year starter at LSU, White won the 2018 Butkus Trophy as college football’s best linebacker and was named first team All-SEC for the second consecutive year.

Jets defensive tackle Quinnen Williams, 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa, Giants quarterback Daniel Jones and Panthers linebacker Brian Burns are the remaining unsigned first-round picks.

Check Out the Madden 20 Rankings for All the Buccaneers Players

Monday was a day that many gaming fans wait for each year, the day that the most popular sports series of all-time puts out their player rankings.

That game of course is Madden football, and this year Madden 20 is once again going to be a game played by millions who are into the NFL and video games.

One aspect of the game is player rankings, and the top Buccaneers player on the list was Mike Evans who comes in at 91.

Middle Linebacker Lavonte David comes in with a 90, while tackle Demar Dotson and guard Ali Marpet sit with an 88.

Check out all the Bucs Rankings by clicking HERE.

Video – Football Gameplan’s 2019 NFL Team Preview: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

00:47 – 4-Minute Offense

2:31 – Positional Breakdown

7:32 – Hunt’s Playbook

11:13 – Fantasy Focus

14:53 – Best Bets

15:29 – Training Camp Quick Takes

18:39 Road to the Super Bowl

Could the Buccaneers Be a Team in the Mix to Trade for Browns RB Johnson?

The Buccaneers are “a team to watch” if Duke Johnson does leave Cleveland according to Mike Florio of Pro Football

The Bucs undoubtedly have one of if not the weakest running back corps in the league headed by last year’s second-round bust Ronald Jones, journeyman Peyton Barber, and former Cardinals third-down back Andre Ellington.

Whether the Bucs are forced to make a move depends on the progress of Jones, who had about as miserable rookie season as could be imagined.

The Bucs coaching staff has repeatedly talked up Jones during OTAs and minicamp but many observers aren’t buying it, including some beat writers who predict that Barber will still be the leader in carries and yards.

Arians has traditionally preferred a one-man backfield. Johnson wants to be a lead back but never got the chance in Cleveland.

While he is likely more talented than any of the backs on Tampa’s roster, it is not know if his body would hold up as a bell cow back.

Clearly the Browns would have to change their minds about honoring Duke’s trade request. Johnson to the Bucs almost makes too much sense for the trade to happen.

Buccaneers LB Jason Pierre-Paul Still in a Neck Brace

Bucs’ Jason Pierre-Paul posted a video to Instagram today and he’s still wearing a brace on his injured neck, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

The plan is to have his neck re-evaluated in two months.

Buccaneers Add Center Josh LeRibeus to Their Roster

The Buccaneers have added adding center/guard Josh LeRibeus, who participated in the team’s minicamp workouts earlier this month as a tryout player, Thomas Bassinger of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Tampa Bay’s roster now stands at 90 players. Ninety players is the maximum number of players an NFL team can have on its roster at this time of year.

LeRibeus played in 28 games for Washington from 2012 to 2015 and in 22 games for New Orleans the past two seasons.

RB Ronald Jones Ready to Have a Big Year Two for the Buccaneers

Second-year Buccaneers running back Ronald Jones is ready to put his disappointing rookie season behind him and get back on the “right track” according to Eduardo A. Encina of the Tampa Bay Times.

It would not be a stretch to label Jones’ 2018 season a disaster.

Taken with the No.38-overall pick out of USC, Jones showed virtually none of the talent that led the Bucs to reach for him in the second round.

He gained only 77 yards on 30 touches in nine games while struggling with injuries and took a back seat to journeyman backs Peyton Barber and Jacquizz Rodgers.

New year, new coaching staff, and seemingly new Jones. The 21-year-old has earned nothing but praise from Bruce Arians and his assistants and seems confident he can turn his NFL career around. “I’m definitely ready and I can’t wait to get the most of those opportunities,” Jones said, “but I’ve just got to showing them that I can be a dependable player and they can count on me in critical situations.”

The Bucs showed their faith in Jones’ potential by doing nothing at running back in either free agency or the draft aside from signing pass-catcher Andre Ellington, who was out of the league in 2018.

He and Barber currently sit atop the depth chart and, while nothing can be taken for granted given his dismal start, it appears that Jones is well on his way to earning the starting job in 2019.