Sport

Buccaneers sign veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick

Buccaneers sign veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick

Adding Fitzpatrick at least provides an experienced signal-caller if something catastrophic happens to Winston.

The Bucs' only other options were former Tulane quarterback Ryan Griffin, who has never taken a regular-season National Football League snap, and Sean Renfree, the former Atlanta Falcons reserve who attempted seven career passes in two prior seasons.

He started 11 games, throwing for 2,710 yards with 12 touchdowns and 17 interceptions last season. Tampa will be the 34-year-old nomad's seventh team in 13 seasons. They entered offseason workouts with Ryan Griffin, Sean Renfree and undrafted rookie Sefo Liufau as their backups. The contract, signed on the eve of last training camp, paid him $12 million for one season.

After being drafted by the St. Louis Rams in 2005, he played in Cincinnati, Buffalo, Tennessee and Houston before signing with the Jets before the 2015 season.

He has a 46-69-1 career record in 116 starts. He became a free agent following the season and signed a three-year deal with the Bills, where he took over as the starter for an injured Trent Edwards at midseason. Fitzpatrick held onto that job for the rest of that season and the three that followed, posting three consecutive 3,000-yard campaigns from 2010-12. Fitzpatrick has never appeared in a playoff game. With the additions of Jackson and first-round tight end O.J. Howard for third-year quarterback Jameis Winston, this Buccaneers offense has the potential to set off some fireworks in 2017. They eventually agreed to a one-year deal, and Fitzpatrick proved it was in fact a flash in the pan year.


  • Why Advanced Micro Devices Stock Is Slumping Today

    Monashee Investment Management LLC bought a new position in Advanced Micro Devices during the third quarter worth $9,536,000. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink .

    Pemberton Music Festival suddenly cancelled

    The event owes $2.5 million to creditors, which means ticket buyers could have a hell of a time getting their refunds. The popular summer show has officially been cancelled for 2017 as the organizers have filed for bankruptcy.

    Foot Locker Stock Plunges on Sales Miss Amid Retail Headwinds

    Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc.'s holdings in Foot Locker were worth $344,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. The company has a market capitalization of $7.88 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.22 and a beta of 0.57.
  • Speeding car kills one, injures 20 at Times Square, terror ruled out

    The one fatality from Thursday's crash is 18-year-old MI tourist Alyssa Elsman, who was visiting the city with her family. Law enforcement sources told Eyewitness News 26-year-old Richard Rojas appeared extremely impaired after the crash.

    Dems rule out Lieberman, Keating as Federal Bureau of Investigation picks; former colleague not acceptable

    Lieberman traveled to the White House on Wednesday on short notice for an interview and afterward said it was a "good meeting". Blumenthal said the next director could be "a career prosecutor with a distinguished background - not just any prosecutor".

    Hudco shares make stellar debut

    Housing and Urban Development Corporation ( HUDCO ) has debuted on exchange at a premium of 21.5 percent at Rs 73.55/share. The government-run firm's share opened at Rs73.45 and touched a high and a low of Rs76.70 and Rs70.55, respectively.
  • Moto Z2 Play, Z2 Force, and Moto E4 Plus press renders leaked

    Combined with the low-power processors and low-resolution screens, both phones should have great battery life in real-world usage. The 2015 Moto X series had three versions of the phone, including the Moto X Force, which has a shatterproof display .

    Ford updates its 2016 vehicles to support Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

    As long as the system is connected to the Wi-Fi, the update process will keep running in the background. If you're not comfortable doing it yourself, the dealership can also update the system for you.

    Leaders pledge to strengthen European Union ties

    Germany, which has Europe's biggest economy, has vehemently opposed taking direct responsibility for weaker eurozone countries' debts.
  • 3 dead, 19 rescued in collapsed building in Lagos

    The Lagos State Ambulance Service (LASAMBUS) is treating some of the victims, while others have been taken to the hospital. It was learnt that rescue work was call off because there were remote chances that more persons would still be trapped.

    WhatsApp is bringing its desktop app to the Windows Store very soon

    However, Microsoft has not detailed much about the new feature, it neither provided how the compatibility will look like. Windows 10 S users can now use their iPhones, iPads, and other iOS devices with their Windows PC.

    USA launches NAFTA renegotiation countdown

    But he said he changed his mind after speaking with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. In particular, she mentioned the labour and environment chapters as areas that would benefit from modernization.