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The Onside Kick Family Hour: The stupidest teams in the NFL -
This week, Stephen White, Danny Kelly and RVB diagnose Seattle, offer some advice for the Bills, have a frank discussion about Matt Cassel and Alex Smith, take a big dump on the Titans and SO MUCH MORE!

Bears release DL Jeremiah Ratliff after reported argument with GM Ryan Pace -
Jay Ratliff was reportedly escorted out of Halas Hall by police Wednesday.

'Thursday Night Football' Week 7: Seahawks throttle 49ers on road -
Marshawn Lynch ran for 122 yards and a touchdown, and the Seahawks defense held the 49ers to a paltry 142 total yards in an easy 20-3 road win at Levi's Stadium on Thursday Night Football.

Jay Gruden’s loyalty to Kirk Cousins is costing Washington wins -
Kirk Cousins is not playing very well, but Jay Gruden insists he'll be fine. That's going to hurt Washington's season. And we've got the numbers to prove it.

Anthony Becht Previews Bucs vs. Redskins
TJ Rives and Anthony Becht discuss how the Buccaneers' running game and Kirk Cousins' knack for throwing interceptions are both keys to a Tampa Bay victory, this weekend.

Cousins Hopes to Limit Turnovers vs. Bucs
In his first season as an opening-day starter, Washington QB Kirk Cousins has had several strong outings but is looking to curb his tendency to turn the ball over.

Dini's Den: Kenny Bell
In this week's Dini's Den with Gerald McCoy, Kenny Bell stops by to tell the story behind his Afro and reveals his surprising choice for favorite Superhero.

Scouting Report: Washington Redskins
Washington's offense has struggled to produce the big play in the absence of DeSean Jackson, but the defense has been strong and has an emerging star in CB Bashaud Breeland.

CB Banks’ Return Expected, But Not Guaranteed | Pewter Report
Starting Buccaneers cornerback Johnthan Banks is back to being a full participant at practice and his services in the secondary could come in handy.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers faces decision at center when Evan Smith returns - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog - ESPN
The Bucs may soon have a good problem at center as Evan Smith might be ready to return from injury and Joe Hawley has played well in his place.

Redskins exec Doug Williams lends ear to Bucs QB Jameis Winston - Washington Redskins Blog - ESPN
Doug Williams, a former first-round pick of the Bucs and the first African-American QB to win a Super Bowl, has been a mentor to a few young QBs.

Gerald McCoy wears Texas gear but makes it clear he hates burnt orange - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog - ESPN
Tampa Bay Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy lost a bet to teammate Henry Melton and paid his debt Thursday.

Buccaneers' goal is to pressure Kirk Cousins into bad throws - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog - ESPN
The Bucs rank eighth in the NFL in sacks and believe if they can get the Redskins' QB off his spot they can get some turnovers.

'Arrow going up,' Lovie Smith says as Logan Mankins makes progress - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog - ESPN
Coach Lovie Smith was encouraged by Logan Mankins' improvement from a pulled groin injury.

Bucs OL Fragel shows versatility | and The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA — Kevin Pamphile wasn’t the only Buccaneers offensive lineman playing out of position during the team’s victory over the Jaguars two weeks ago. Reid Fragel did the same, while making his NFL regular-season debut, nonetheless.

Bucs injury report: LG Mankins limited in Thursday practice | and The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA — The chances of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers having left guard Logan Mankins back in the lineup for Sunday’s game at Washington improved on Thursday when the veteran returned to the practice field.

Bucs S Conte stands out in secondary | and The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA — Amid the smoldering ruins of Tampa Bay’s secondary stands Chris Conte, a low-level signing who is starting to look like a free-agent steal.

Logan Mankins back at practice for Bucs | Tampa Bay Times
Another day, another key starter back at practice Thursday as left guard Logan Mankins, who missed the Bucs' last game with a groin injury, practiced for the first time in two weeks.

Akeem Spence nears Bucs return | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — Bucs DT Akeem Spence, sidelined since having back surgery in July, could make his season debut Sunday with backup Tony McDaniel sidelined Thursday by a groin injury.

Keeping up with Howard Jones? You know Bucs' move pays off | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — On the first defensive snap in his first NFL game, Howard Jones made a move inside and dropped the Jaguars quarterback for a sack.