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Daily Bucs Links 8/12/11 - Preseason starts, Bucs have even more salary cap space, Kellen Winslow isn't playing

Five Things To Look For In Bucs' Preseason Opener At Kansas City | Pewter Report
Pewter Report goes over the things to look for in the first preseason game. 

5 Things To Watch |
The Tribune has 5 things to watch as well. 

What to look for during Tampa Bay Buccaneers' preseason opener - St. Petersburg Times
And the Times chimes in. 

First-teamers to get extra time during preseason opener |
You will see the Bucs' first team for about 20 plays, which amounts to a quarter-and-a-half.

Twitter / @NFLSTROUD: Bucs TE Kellen Winslow did ...
According to Rick Stroud, Kellen WInslow did not travel with the team to Kansas City. This is probably just a precaution, as the Bucs manage Kellen Winslow's knee. Andrew Economos and Raymond Webber are also staying in Tampa. 

NFC South salary-cap update - NFC South Blog - ESPN
So, the Bucs aren't $14.8 million under the cap, they're $29 million under the cap. The $14.8 million included everyone on the full 90-man roster, but only the top 51 players actually count against the cap. 

Challenges come with Bucs' Foster leaving lineup in passing situations | & St. Petersburg Times
The challenge: signaling in plays. Old school. 

Bucs' Joseph ready to contribute to O-line | Fox Sports Florida
Davin Joseph is ready to play. He'd better be, because this offensive line needs to play better than it did last season. 

Bucs Reach Out To Fans By Lowering Prices | NFL Blog Blitz: Tampa Bay Buccaneers powered by
Jenna Laine explains why the Bucs care about their fans: lowered ticket prices. Does that mean they don't care when they raise ticket prices? Most of this is a simple business decision. 

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Status reports on big-name rookies - NFC South Blog - ESPN
Pat Yasinskas goes over some of the rookies in the NFC South. 

Chiefs Vs. Bucs: Where Does Josh Freeman Rank? - Arrowhead Pride
Arrowhead Pride debates Josh Freeman's merit, with some of my input. 

Bill Muir Calling The Plays For Chiefs On Friday Against Bucs - Arrowhead Pride
What will former Buc Bill Muir call for the Chiefs? Including some of my thoughts. 

Conversation with Jene Bramel Part IV | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio
This time, Matt Waldman and Jene Bramel mostly talk about fantasy football. 

Day of Giving Brightens Rainy Afternoon |
Bucs charity. 

[Video] Glazer Family Foundation Extends a Helping Hand |
More Bucs charity. 

[Video] Buccaneers Insider, 8/11/11 |
Buccaneers Insider talks to Warren Sapp

Hey rookie, you ready to cover kicks tonight? | National Football Post
Nice theory, but we're barely going to see a kickoff return. This will actually make it harder for undrafted rookies to make the roster. 

The $4 million-and-over club - NFC South Blog - ESPN
All the players that count $4 million or more against the salary cap in the NFC South. 

Jimmy Williams reinstated by NFL
Cornerback Jimmy Williams has been reinstated after a year-long ban for drug use. This is good news for the Bucs: if Jimmy Williams can be reinstated after a year, getting reinstated should be a cakewalk for Tanard Jackson

Tampa Bay Buccaneers' first preseason game arrives quickly - St. Petersburg Times
It's coming!