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After Ryan Fitzpatrick signing, Bucs fans wish good health for Jameis Winston

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a new back-up quarterback. By signing Ryan Fitzpatrick to a one-year, $3 million deal (plus incentives), Tampa Bay fills the void left by Mike Glennon’s departure to the Chicago Bears. The good news is the Bucs are free from a problem that faces other franchises from time-to-time when training camps begin. The words “quarterback controversy” will not be spoken or written when training camp begins in two months. Unless a pre-season injury says otherwise, Jameis…

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Durability of NFL’s final 4 QBs vital to Super Bowl run

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The numbers are staggering. Over 182,000 yards passing (more than 103 miles worth), nearly 1,300 touchdowns and seven championships, with an eighth guaranteed for whoever parties in the confetti in Houston next month. Yet the numbers that might define Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger, Aaron Rodgers and Matt Ryan as much as any other on their eye-popping, fantasy football league-winning stat lines might 39, 34, 33 and 31 – the ages of the quarterbacks in the NFL’s version of the Final…

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Veteran Aaron Rodgers, rookie Dak Prescott highlight Packers/Cowboys matchup

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Aaron Rodgers has been unbeatable on a seven-game run that carried Green Bay to the divisional round. So was Dallas rookie Dak Prescott for 11 straight in the regular season, a surge that ultimately benched 10-year starter Tony Romo and led to the No. 1 seed in the NFC for the quarterback’s playoff debut Sunday against the Packers (11-6). Rodgers plays at the home of the Cowboys (13-3) for the first time since winning his only Super Bowl following the 2010…

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Former FSU star EJ Manuel to start for Bills on Sunday

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As the calendar turns the page to a new year on Sunday, a familiar face will be back at quarterback for the Buffalo Bills. Former Florida State star EJ Manuel will lead his team against the New York Jets in the season finale for both teams. While starter Tyrod Taylor is officially being “benched,” the move is being described as a “business decision,” by sources close to the Bills. Taylor would be owed more than $27 million in guaranteed payments…

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Browns bring solid passing offense to Tampa Bay

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The Cleveland Browns have had a rough go of it lately. Their last winning season came in 2007 when they posted a 10-6 record. Last year they were a dismal 3-13. Gone is the monstrously disappointing and self-destructive Johnny Manziel. Coming in to assume the quarterback position is Robert Griffin III. The Browns are hoping this former Heisman Trophy winner will help erase the memory of Manziel, the one who earned the award the year after Griffin. Tonight’s preseason game…

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Christian McCaffrey defines “outstanding” for 2015

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The 81st winner of college football’s Heisman Trophy will be revealed on Saturday night from New York’s Downtown Athletic Club. Voting is already completed and the top three are known. They are Alabama running back Derrick Henry, Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey and Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson. Florida State fans thought Dalvin Cook was deserving of at least being on the stage. So did Cook and he said so. Cook had a chance to rush for 2,000 yards, but injuries…

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Bucs have Jameis Winston; Redskins not sure what they have at QB

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In Jameis Winston, taken No. 1 overall in this year’s draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers figure they’ve found their starting quarterback for this season — and many seasons to come. When it comes to the most important position on an NFL team, the Washington Redskins — the Bucs’ hosts on Sunday — really have no idea what they’ve got. Robert Griffin III, who went No. 2 overall in 2012, was dropped to third string and has been in uniform once…

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