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Remembering first Bucs training camp 40 years ago

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The Bucs rookies and other hopefuls reported to camp on Monday. On Wednesday, they will be joined by the veterans. The beauty of training camp, and opening day for that matter, is that all teams are tied for first place. Expectations are higher for some teams than for others. Some are Super Bowl contenders while others can satisfy their fans just by making the playoffs. It was exactly 40 years ago when the Bucs opened their first training camp. Expectations…

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Buccaneers select Jameis Winston with top pick in NFL draft

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are counting on Jameis Winston to help them become relevant again. The Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback was selected with the first overall pick in the NFL draft on Thursday night, instantly becoming the face of a franchise that missed the playoffs the past seven seasons and hasn’t won a postseason game since the club’s Super Bowl run in 2002. Coach Lovie Smith and Jason Licht made the call, concluding after months of interviews and exhaustive research that…

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