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Could the Bucs still be a destination for runner Adrian Peterson?

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Are the Tampa Bay Bucs done with reeling in big names to help their offense? Maybe not. Speculation has returned to the Bucs after quarterback Jameis Winston worked out in Houston recently with former Minnesota Vikings’ great Adrian Peterson. The Bucs were linked with Peterson early in free agency, but due to his age (32), his injured knee and probably his price tag, things never materialized. Peterson remains a free agent. I’ve seen Adrian Peterson many times — one of…

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Bucs place three players on under-25 offensive football team

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Does tomorrow belong to the Tampa Bay Bucs? Tampa Bay placed three players on the recent 25-and-under team as picked by NFL.com, all on offense. Leading the way was quarterback Jameis Winston, who was selected over Dallas’ Dak Prescott and Tennessee’s Marcus Mariota. Also picked was Pro Bowl wide receiver Mike Evans, who led the NFL in being targeted last year. The third member of the Bucs to be picked was guard Ali Marpet, who has started every game since…

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Tampa Bay Bucs might have interest in Miami tight end David Njoku

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Could the Tampa Bay Bucs‘ Plan B for their upcoming draft be a tight end? The Bucs have recently been linked to Miami tight end David Njoku, the second-best tight end in the upcoming draft. Njoku has special burst that could add something to the Bucs’ receiving corps, something more than incumbent Cameron Brate offers. I know, I know. It’s hard to see the Bucs drafting Njoku over FSU’s Dalvin Cook, no matter what the mocks say. As a tight…

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Bucs sign veteran Nick Folk to compete with disappointing Roberto Aguayo

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Are the Tampa Bay Bucs prepared to boot their costly place-kicker? The Bucs at least will entertain that idea after signing former New York Jets’ place-kicker Nick Folk to a contract Friday night. Folk will try to beat out Roberto Aguayo, who the Bucs traded up to draft late in the second round a year ago. Aguayo, one of the most accurate kickers in the nation while at Florida State, struggled mightily in his first season, hitting only 71 percent…

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NFL Free agent period the start to the answers for the Bucs

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The Tampa Bay Bucs need answers. At the moment, all they have are questions. What are they to do with Doug Martin? Who will be the wide receiver opposite Mike Evans? Is there help on the defensive line? Is there a safety? Another linebacker? Protection for quarterback Jameis Winston? The Tampa Bay Bucs enter their offseason when free agency begins Thursday. Between that harvest, and the draft, there is an opportunity for the 9-7 Tampa Bay team to get better.…

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Should Jameis Winston be hammered for clumsy statement?

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Now that he has fumbled, are we to hammer Jamies Winston? Now that he has said the wrong thing, does it matter if he was doing the right one? Winston, the quarterback with the troubled past for the Tampa Bay Bucs, had good intentions. Really he did. On an off-day, he chose to speak to the children at Melrose Elementary School. He said later that he noticed one small boy who wasn’t paying attention, and he tried to get him…

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Is the Hall of Fame overlooking former Buc Simeon Rice?

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John Lynch, who has missed as a finalist for four straight seasons, deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. Ronde Barber, who becomes eligible this year, deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. Simeon Rice? I’m not so sure. Oh, Rice — the former Tampa Bay Buc who is currently banging his own drum for Hall entry, was a marvelous talent. He would turn the corner in a rush, and he would reach out with those incredibly long…

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