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Tampa Bay Bucs looking for an improved pass rush in 2016

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The defensive line for the Tampa Bay Bucs should be better. But dare you hope it will be good? The Bucs, whose lack of a pass rush was a major problem a year ago, have imported free agent Robert Ayers and draft pick Noah Spence to go with Gerald McCoy, Clinton McDonald, Jacquies Smith and William Gholston. Ayers stopped short of calling Spence his protege, however. “I wouldn’t call him my protégé because I’m learning from him,” Ayers said. “He…

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Tampa Bay Bucs enter draft still searching for pass-rushing help

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The Tampa Bay Bucs renew an old search Thursday night. Once again, the Bucs are going into the NFL draft with a decent pick. Once again, they are searching for a defensive end. Once again, they need to make opposing quarterbacks uncomfortable. For years, this has been the pursuit of the Bucs. Yeah, yeah. With their first draft choice ever, they took Hall of Famer Lee Roy Selmon. But since then, and since the free agent signing of Simeon Rice,…

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