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That Time an NFL Team Used Truth Serum on an Injured Player | VICE Sports
The same drug used in lethal injections and CIA mind-control plots was used by an NFL team to determine if a player was faking an obvious injury.

Bucs' Bobby Rainey has boot on injured foot | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — On a day four players who missed Sunday's game returned to practice for the Bucs, RB Bobby Rainey watched Wednesday with a boot on his right foot, injured in the final minute of the loss to the Bengals.

Disappointing offense leaves Bucs with many questions | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — Shortly after unloading a screen pass to running back Bobby Rainey late in the fourth quarter Sunday, Josh McCown was knocked to the turf by Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap. The Bucs quarterback looked up at referee Bill Leavy, pleading for a late-hit penalty that never came.

Bucs Want To Get In Stafford’s Head By Getting In His Face | Pewter Report
It’s a goal for all defensive lines in the NFL each and every week: pressure the quarterback and force him to make poor decisions.

Dietrich-Smith Back In Lineup In Time To Square Off Against Suh Again | Pewter Report
Bucs C Evan Dietrich-Smith returns to the starting lineup and gets to battle against some familiar foes this week in Ndamukong Suh and the Detroit Lions.

Bucs Hot Reads: Lions WR tandem to test defense |, The Tampa Tribune and The Tampa Times
A Bucs defense that vaulted from last in the league to No. 20 since the Oct. 19 bye week will be tested Sunday when Tampa Bay’s secondary faces Detroit’s dynamic receiving tandem of Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate.

Bucs notes: Penalty flags pain C Dietrich-Smith |, The Tampa Tribune and The Tampa Times
With each blown assignment and yellow flag linked to the Bucs' offensive line Sunday, Evan Dietrich-Smith’s head dropped a little lower.

Numbers don’t measure up for Bucs QB McCown |, The Tampa Tribune and The Tampa Times
Quarterback Josh McCown was expected to bring stability to the offense, but he has found himself under pressure, and his decision-making has led to costly mistakes.

Detroit Lions vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers preview - ESPN
Can Tampa Bay knock Detroit off the playoff path for the second straight season?

Tampa Bay Buccaneers still lack offensive identity - ESPN
Season is 12 games old and one thing is clear about Tampa Bay Buccaneers' offense: It still doesn't have identity

Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Evan Dietrich-Smith healthy again - ESPN
Perhaps the most positive sight of Wednesday's open locker room for the Buccaneers was the presence of center Evan Dietrich-Smith at his locker.

Infograph: Mike Evans' November
Rookie Mike Evans had a historic month of November for the Bucs. Check out his impressive stats and relive each TD with the highlight clips below!

Buccaneer Quotes: December 3
RB Bobby Rainey was held out of practice on Wednesday due to an ankle injury, while LB Lavonte David participated in a limited fashion...Coaches and players discuss those topics and more