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Key Players Returning:

QB Jameis Winston, RB Doug Martin, RB Jacquizz Rodgers, WR Mike Evans, WR/PR Adam Humphries, TE Cameron Brate, OC Joe Hawley, OG Ali Marpet, OG J.R. Sweezy, OT Donovan Smith, OT Demar Dotson, DE Robert Ayers, DE William Gholston, DE Noah Spence, DT Gerald McCoy, DT Clinton McDonald, LB Kwon Alexander, LB Lavonte David, CB Brent Grimes, CB Vernon Hargreaves, FS/KR Ryan Smith, SS Chris Conte, SS Keith Tandy, PK Roberto Aguayo,  and PT Bryan Anger.

Key Players Departing:

QB Mike Glennon (Bears), LB Daryl Smith (UFA), FS Bradely McDougald (Seahawks), and CB Alterraun Verner (UFA).

Key Players Added:

WR DeSean Jackson (Redskins), DT Chris Baker (Redskins), and SS J.J. Wilcox (Cowboys).

2017 Draft Picks:

Round 1: 
Pick 19 – TE O.J. Howard (Alabama)
Round 2:  Pick 18 – FS Justin Evans (Texas A&M)
Round 3:  Pick 20 – WR Chris Godwin (Penn State)
Round 3:  Pick 43 – LB Kendell Beckwith (Louisiana State)
Round 5:  Pick 18 – RB Jeremy McNichols (Boise State)
Round 7:  Pick 05 – DT Stevie Tu’ikolovatu (Southern California)

2016 Results:

W01  at Atlanta Falcons  W  31-24
W02  at Arizona Cardinals  L  7-40
W03  LOS ANGELES RAMS  L  322-37
W04  DENVER BRONCOS  L  7-27
W05  at Carolina Panthers  W  17-14
W07  at San Francisco 49ers  W  34-17
W08  OAKLAND RAIDERS  L  24-30(OT)
W09  ATLANTA FALCONS  L  28-43
W10  CHICAGO BEARS  W  36-10
W11  at Kansas City Chiefs  W  19-17
W12  SEATTLE SEAHAWKS  W  14-5
W13  at San Diego Chargers  W  28-21
W14  NEW ORLEANS SAINTS  W  16-11
W15  at Dallas Cowboys  L  20-26
W16  at New Orleans Saints  L  24-31
W17  CAROLINA PANTHERS  W  17-16

Team Info:

2016 Overall:  9-7 (2nd in NFC South)

Home:  4-4
Away:  5-3
South:  4-2
NFC:  7-5
AFC:  2-2

Head Coach:  Dirk Koetter

Tampa Bay:  9-7
Career:  9-7
Playoffs:  0-0

Returning Statistical Leaders:

Passing: 
Jameis Winston (345-567, 4090 yards, 60.8%, 7.2 avg., 28 TD, 18 Int.)
Rushing: 
Jacquizz Rodgers (129 car., 560 yards, 4.3 avg., 2 TD)
Receiving:  Mike Evans (96 rec., 1321 yards, 13.8 avg., 12 TD)
Yards After Catch: 
Adam Humphries (324)
TD’s Scored: 
Mike Evans (12)
Sacks: 
Gerald McCoy (7.0)
Tackles: 
Kwon Alexander (145)
Interceptions: 
Brent Grimes/Keith Tandy (4)
Pass Deflections: 
Brent Grimes (24)
Tackles For Loss: 
Lavonte David (12)
Forced Fumbles: 
Lavonte David (4)
Kick Returns: 
Ryan Smith (10 ret., 169 yards, 16.9 avg., 0 TD)
Punt Returns: 
Adam Hunphries (24 ret., 237 yards, 9.9 avg., 0 TD)
Kicking: 
Roberto Aguayo (22-31 fg/fga., 71%, 32-34 xp/xpa., 98 pts.)
Punting: 
Bryan Anger (70 punts, 3215 yards, 45.9 avg., 37 in20)

Projected Offensive Starters:

QB:  03  Jameis Winston
RB:  22  Doug Martin
WR:  NA  DeSean Jackson
WR:  13  Mike Evans
WR:  11  Adam Humphries
TE:  84  Cameron Brate
LT:  76  Donovan Smith
LG:  73  J.R. Sweezy
OC:  68  Joe Hawley
RG:  74  Ali Marpet
RT:  69  Demar Dotson
KR:  29  Ryan Smith
PK:  19  Roberto Aguayo

Projected Defensive Starters:

DE:  92  William Gholston
DT:  93  Gerald McCoy
DT:  90  Chris Baker
DE:  91  Robert Ayers
LB:  52  Cameron Lynch
LB:  58  Kwon Alexander
LB:  54  Lavonte David
CB:  28  Vernon Hargreaves
CB:  24  Brent Grimes
FS:  29  Ryan Smith
SS:  27  J.J. Wilcox
PR:  11  Adam Humphries
PT:  09  Bryan Anger

2017 Schedule:

09/10 1:00pm 
at Miami Dolphins  |  The series is tied 5-5.  The Buccaneers won (22-19) the last meeting between teams in 2013.

09/17 1:00pm  CHICAGO BEARS  |  Tampa Bay trails the series 19-38.  The Buccaneers are 2-4 since 2006, and their last series home loss (21-26) was in 2015.

09/24 1:00pm  at Minnesota Vikings  |  Tampa Bay trails the series 22-32.  The Buccaneers lost (13-19) the last meeting between teams in 2014, and their last series road loss (16-20) was in 2001.

10/01 4:05pm  NEW YORK GIANTS  |  Tampa Bay trails the series 6-14.  The Buccaneers lost (18-32) the last meeting between teams in 2015, and their last series win (19-13) was in 2003.

10/05 8:25pm  NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS  |  Tampa Bay trails the series 2-6.  The Buccaneers lost (3-23) the last meeting between teams in 2013, and their only series home win (27-7) was in 1997.

10/15 4:05pm  at Arizona Cardinals  |  Tampa Bay trails the series 9-10.  The Bucaneers are 2-2 since 2007, and their last series win (38-35) was in 2010.

10/22 1:00pm  at Buffalo Bills  |  Tampa Bay leads the series 7-3.  The Buccaneers won (27-6) the last meeting between teams in 2013, and they lost (20-33) their only prior road meeting in 2009.

12/29 1:00pm  CAROLINA PANTHERS  |  Tampa Bay trails the series 13-20.  The Buccaneers are 8-12 since 2007, and their last series home loss (23-27) was in 2015.

11/05 1:00pm  at New Orleans Saints |  Tampa Bay trails the series 19-31.  The Buccaneers are 8-12 since 2007, and their last series road win (29-16) was in 2015.

11/12 1:00pm  NEW YORK JETS  |  Tampa Bay trails the series 1-10.  The Buccaneers lost (17-18) the last meeting between teams in 2013, and their only series win (41-21) was in 1984.

11/26 1:00pm  at Atlanta Falcons  |  Tampa Bay leads the series 24-23.  The Buccaneers are
9-11 since 2007, and their last series road loss (14-56) was in 2014.

12/03 1:00pm  at Green Bay Packers  |  Tampa Bay trails the series 21-32-1.  The Buccaneers lost (3-20) the last meeting between teams in 2014, and their last series road win (17-16) was in 2005.

12/10 1:00pm  DETROIT LIONS  |  Tampa Bay trails the series 27-30.  The Buccaneers lost (17-34) the last meeting between teams in 2014, and their last series home win (17-13) was in 2005.

12/17 1:00pm  ATLANTA FALCONS |  The Buccaneers last series home win (23-19) was in 2015.

12/24 1:00pm  at Carolina Panthers  |  The Buccaneers last series road loss (10-38) was in 2015.

12/31 1:00pm  NEW ORLEANS SAINTS  |  The Buccaneers last series home loss (17-24) was in 2015.

Team Grades:

Offense

Quarterbacks:  B
Running Backs:  C
Wide Receivers:  B
Offensive Line:  C

Defense

Defensive Line:  B
Linebackers:  B
Secondary:  B

Special Teams:

Kick Returners:  C
Punt Returners:  B
Kickers:  B
Punters:  A

Prediction:

Home:  3-5
Away:  4-4
South:  2-4
NFC:  5-7
AFC:  2-2

Overall:  7-9 (4th in NFC South)


Grades:  A = Excellent, B = Good, C = Average

UFA:  Unrestricted Free Agent

Series Histories:  Histories are from the inception of the first Super Bowl season through present day.

Meetings prior to 1966 are not included.  Playoff wins are included in the year the season took place.  For example, if a team won a wildcard game in January of 2016, the game will be listed under the 2015 season.

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