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5-11, 4th in NFC South

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bucs have signed running back Dalton Crossan, who was with the Colts during training camp in 2017. He was an undrafted free agent out of New Hampshire.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bucs have officially released kicker Nick Folk, who was placed on injured reserve on Oct. 9.

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1dJenna Laine

Jackson case inactive; cops think WR a victim

Tampa Police says the case involving DeSean Jackson's wrecked vehicle being found abandoned with bullets and marijuana inside is inactive, and that they believe the wide receiver was a victim and had no role in the incident.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Spoke to Tampa Police. They told me that the case involving the DeSean Jackson vehicle that was found wrecked with bullets and marijuana inside is currently inactive because they don't have any witnesses or evidence to place the driver behind the wheel at the time of the crash.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Brentson Buckner just said Simeon Rice was as "cool as the other side of the pillow." New D-line coach gets bonus points for the Stuart Scott reference.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

New Bucs and former Cardinals defensive line coach Brentson Buckner on playing against Jameis Winston the last two years: "He walks like a 36-year-old Michael Jordan (laughs)." He said Winston's ability to move is deceiving. He also said he'd never seen anybody spin it the way he did at his pro day.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Gotten to know Stephen Nicholas from USF, both as a player and as a coach. He approaches coaching with the same energy he did playing. He has a bright future in that realm.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bucs have hired former Atlanta Falcons and USF linebacker Stephen Nicholas as their defensive quality control coach. Nicholas played under Mike Smith and Dirk Koetter in Atlanta and had spent some time working with the Bucs last offseason.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

I'm told that Bucs cornerback Jude Adjei-Barimah has been cleared by his surgeon to return to football. He'll be ready to participate in OTAs. He spent all of last year recovering from a patellar fracture in his right knee. Depth was an issue at corner for the Bucs last year, and him playing outside and nickel certainly helps.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

A former colleague of new Bucs defensive line coach Brentson Buckner called him a "home-run hire" who relates to players. Also used the words "high-character" and "fantastic individual."

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

After his release from the Bucs, Chris Baker released the following statement: "I am thankful to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Organization, Glazer Family, Coach Koetter, and GM Jason Licht for the opportunity last season. I am looking forward to the next chapter in my career. I am thankful for the chance to continue to follow my dreams. God always has a plan."

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

As expected, the Bucs have released defensive tackle Chris Baker, as first reported by the NFL Network. This was hardly a surprise. He finished with just 0.5 sacks in 2017.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bucs will officially introduce new defensive line coach Brentson Buckner in a press conference on Wednesday at 3 p.m.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Doug Martin just posted the following statement on his Instagram. He called it a "bittersweet" day.

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3dJenna Laine

Buccaneers release RB Martin, DT Baker

Buccaneers running back Doug Martin has been released by the team after six years in Tampa Bay. The team also released defensive tackle Chris Baker, who spent just last season with the team.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Confirmed: The Bucs have released two-time Pro Bowl running back Doug Martin, as first reported by the Tampa Bay Times.

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3dMike Sando

NFL execs pick between Winston, Mariota after Year 3

The two QBs, who went 1-2 in the 2015 draft, had the potential to change the trajectories of their franchises. Do they still? Did they ever? Which one would NFL talent evaluators prefer now, with three years' hindsight?

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bucs have agreed to terms with Brentson Buckner to become their defensive line coach, as first reported by the Tampa Bay Times. Buckner spent the last five years as the Arizona Cardinals' defensive line coach.

Team Stats

Passing Yards272.94th
Rushing Yards90.627th
Points For20.918th
Points Against23.9Tied-22nd