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Bucs’ Pro Bowler Logan Mankins set to retire from football

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Logan Mankins has blocked his last defensive tackle. Mankins, the Tampa Bay Bucs‘ Pro Bowl guard, has decided to retire, according to NFL.com and the Tampa Bay Times. “It is always difficult losing a player of Logan’s caliber both on the field and in the locker room,” said Buccaneers General Manager Jason Licht. “He is one of the toughest, most intelligent and skilled players at his position that I have seen in my years around this game. Logan distinguished himself as…

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Pro Bowl adds Bucs’ Lavonte David, Logan Mankins to game

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For a team that fired their coach, the Tampa Bay Bucs are threatening to take over the Pro Bowl. The Bucs added three players as Pro Bowlers in recent days, bringing their total to five. Considering that the Bucs won only six, that’s not a bad haul. Quarterback Jameis Winson became the first rookie quarterback in history to make the team from the Bucs. Also, linebacker Lavonte David and guard Logan Mankins are Hawaii-bound. The two will join running back Doug Martin…

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After last year, Bucs hope their offensive line can become a unit in a hurry

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The patchwork offensive line for the Tampa Bay Bucs still hopes to be improved on last year. If so, it will take players from different positions to make it so. Two are rookies. Two are second-year players who earned their reputations elsewhere. One is just off of an airplane. None of them have been here as long as head coach Lovie Smith, who enters his second season. Together, they are responsible for keeping rookie quarterback Jameis Winston upright. The Tampa…

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