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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!
  • Thu., Sep. 10, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT Launch Party for RED, the Buccaneers new Women’s Movement

    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!
  • Sun., Sep. 13, 2015 4:25 PM EDT Buccaneers vs. Titans Week 1
  • Tue., Sep. 15, 2015 12:00 PM EDT UnitedHealthcare Learning Garden Build UnitedHealthcare volunteers, Bucs players, cheerleaders, and Captain Fear will construct Learning Garden kits at One Buccaneer Place that will teach students about growing healthy, sustainable foods.
  • Sun., Sep. 20, 2015 1:00 PM EDT Buccaneers @ Saints Week 2
  • Tue., Sep. 22, 2015 12:00 PM EDT UnitedHealthcare Learning Garden Delivery Buccaneers staff will install Learning Gardens in seven Buccaneers Academies.
  • Sun., Sep. 27, 2015 1:00 PM EDT Buccaneers @ Texans Week 3
  • 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.

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Cousins, Fletcher Join Free Agency Influx

Posted Mar 16, 2014

The Buccaneers continued their aggressive free agency run into the weekend, agreeing to terms on one-year deals with former Browns G Oniel Cousins and former Patriots LB Dane Fletcher


After a remarkably busy opening week of free agency, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers decided not to take the weekend off.

On Sunday, the Buccaneers announced the addition of two more unrestricted free agents: former Cleveland Browns guard Oniel Cousins and former New England Patriots linebacker Dane Fletcher. Both agreed to one-year deals.

The arrivals of Fletcher and Cousins brings the total of the Bucs’ first-week shopping spree in free agency to nine players; the previous additions include (in order of arrival) defensive end Michael Johnson, defensive tackle Clinton McDonald, tight end Brandon Myers, cornerback Alterraun Verner, quarterback Josh McCown, tackle Anthony Collins and center/guard Evan Dietrich-Smith. The free agency market opened just five days ago, on March 11.

The 6-2, 244-pound Fletcher played defensive end at Montana State but converted to linebacker upon signing with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2009. He quickly became a standout on special teams and also served as a reserve on the Patriots’ defense. One of only two undrafted players to make New England’s roster that year, Fletcher contributed 23 tackles, two sacks, two passes defensed, an interception and a forced fumble. Fletcher started five of the 10 games he played in 2011, recording 32 tackles and a forced fumble. After spending 2012 on injured reserve, he returned last season to play in 15 games with one start and contribute 26 tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble.

The 6-4, 315-pound Cousins started four of the 16 games he played in with the Browns last season, under the tutelage of then-Cleveland and now-Buccaneers Offensive Line Coach George Warhop. Overall, he has played six NFL seasons split evenly between Baltimore and Cleveland and has seen action in 59 games with nine starts. Cousins began his career as an undrafted free agent out of UTEP with the Ravens in 2008.