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  • Tue., Sep. 08, 2015 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM EDT Back to Football Forum with the Buccaneers Luncheon The Tampa Bay Buccaneers invite local business leaders and Bucs fans to enjoy lunch and a 2015 season preview with Buccaneers Co-Chairman Bryan Glazer, Head Coach Lovie Smith and General Manager Jason Licht, along with various players.

  • Wed., Sep. 09, 2015 9:00 AM EDT Buccaneers Academy FDOT Backpack Caravan While getting ready for their own kickoff on the football field, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are proud to also help kick off the school year for young Bay-area Bucs fans!
  • Wed., Sep. 09, 2015 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM EDT Downtown Tampa SIEGE Celebration The Bucs will “SIEGE” Joe Chillura Courthouse Square Park to celebrate the upcoming Hispanic Heritage Month, the City of Tampa’s historic Hispanic roots and the beginning of our regular season! This fun, free event will feature autographs from Bucs Legends, the Buccaneers Street Team, a Buccaneers Cheerleader performance and various food truck vendors!
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    Join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on September 10th from 6pm-9pm at Raymond James Stadium to be a part of the Buccaneers all-new RED, the Women’s Movement!

  • Sat., Sep. 12, 2015 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT Back to Football Celebration at Glazer Children’s Museum Celebrate the season opener with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by joining us at a special Back to Football event at the Glazer Children’s Museum!
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  • Sun., Sep. 20, 2015 1:00 PM EDT Buccaneers @ Saints Week 2
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  • Tue., Sep. 29, 2015 12:00 PM EDT Bucs Vision Mobile powered by Glazer Family Foundation Vehicle Unveiling The new and improved Bucs Vision Mobile powered by Glazer Family Foundation will be unveiled at Twin Lakes Elementary School!
  • Sun., Oct. 04, 2015 1:00 PM EDT Buccaneers vs. Panthers Week 4
  • Tue., Oct. 06, 2015 12:00 PM EDT Rookie Club: Metropolitan Ministries LAMPLighters Fall Festival The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Rookie Club, Cheerleaders, and Captain Fear will interact with the children through games, dancing, arts & crafts, and more during Metropolitan Ministries' Fall Festival.
  • Sun., Oct. 11, 2015 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT Treasure Chests 5K Run/Walk & Corporate Challenge

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will host the third-annual Treasure Chests 5K Run/Walk & Corporate Challenge highlighting the NFL-wide Breast Cancer Awareness Month celebration.



Safety Measures: Bucs Land All-Pro Dashon Goldson

Posted Mar 13, 2013

The former 49ers safety and 2012 first-team AP All-Pro has signed a five-year deal with Tampa Bay, as the team addresses a major need by moving aggressively in free agency for the second straight year

For the second straight year, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have made an immediate – and major – move in free agency.


On Wednesday, the Buccaneers announced the signing of former San Francisco 49ers safety Dashon Goldson, an unrestricted free agent as of 4:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, to a five-year contract.  A two-time Pro Bowler and one of only two safeties to earn Associated Press first-team All-Pro honors in 2012, Goldson was widely considered to be the best available player on the open market at his position.


The same was true last year of wide receiver Vincent Jackson and guard Carl Nicks, both of whom signed with the Buccaneers in the first 24 hours of the 2012 free agency period.  Despite making the biggest single-day splash in free agency in team history just a year earlier, the Buccaneers approached the 2013 market with a very favorable cap situation, allowing them once again to pounce on a highly coveted player.  In this case, the team also addressed what was obviously a critical area of need, as its top-ranked run defense in 2012 was balanced by a 32nd-ranked pass defense.


Originally a seventh-round pick by the 49ers out of Washington in 2007, Goldson has been a starter the past four seasons and was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2011 and 2012.  Known as a hard-hitting enforcer in the 49ers’ secondary, Goldson also has a knack for the turnover, picking off 14 passes over the past four seasons.  His career totals include 346 tackles, 14 interceptions, three sacks, 34 passes defensed and five forced fumbles.


In 2011, Goldson finished tied for second in the NFL with six interceptions, and his nine interceptions over the past two seasons ranks tied for sixth-most in the NFL during that span.  In 2012, after having been franchised by San Francisco, Goldson was part of a pass defense that ranked fourth overall in the NFL, allowing only 200.2 passing yards per game. The 49ers also ranked first in the league by allowing 10.31 passing yards per completion and second with 5.13 passing yards allowed per attempt. Opposing quarterbacks finished the season with a 78.0 quarterback, which ranked seventh in the league.


Goldson has also started all five of his playoff game appearances, including Super Bowl XLVII. In the postseason, Goldson has notched 47 tackles, one interception, three passes defensed and one forced fumble.


The addition of the 28-year-old Goldson gives the Buccaneers one of the most talented safety tandems in the NFL, as he joins 2012 first-round pick Mark Barron at the back end of the defense.  The team has also told Ronde Barber, a five-time Pro Bowler and last year’s starter at free safety, that it would like him to return for another season in 2013.


After his first Pro Bowl appearance following the 2011 season, Goldson was given the franchise tag for the 49ers.  He played on the resulting one-year contract in 2012, joining Seattle’s Earl Thomas as the two AP All-Pro safeties, then became an unrestricted free agent on Tuesday.  The Bucs jumped at the chance to add a complete safety who can cover a significant amount of ground in centerfield while also providing big hits on a regular basis.