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Daily Bucs Links: Previewing the Falcons

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Dion Lewis is 'juking the s--t' out of people -
Dion Lewis put a move on Dolphins LB Koa Misi on Thursday that left the defender grasping at nothing but air.

Switched At Birth: Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers -
What would the NFL look like if Aaron Charles Manning had arrived in the world that day in 1976 and the Rodgers family welcomed young Peyton a few years later?

Pierre Garcon files class-action lawsuit against FanDuel -
Garcon alleges the daily fantasy sports company "exploits popularity and performance" of NFL players without their permission to do so.

A new generation of NFL running backs is ready to carry the torch -
The last great group of running backs is turning 30 and headed into oblivion. A new group led by Devonta Freeman and Todd Gurley is already taking their place.

5 Buccaneers to Watch Against the Falcons
Five players to keep an eye on when Tampa Bay and Atlanta meet in Week 8.

Buccaneers vs. Falcons Injury Report
Two Bucs have been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Falcons.

SR's Fab 5: No More Mr. Nice Guy In Tampa; Battlin' Bucs O-Line | Pewter Report
SR's Fab 5 is a collection of inside scoop, analysis and insight from yours truly, publisher and Bucs beat writer Scott Reynolds.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers won't rule out Vincent Jackson for Atlanta game - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog - ESPN
Bucs coach Lovie Smith will let Vincent Jackson decide whether to play Sunday. If he doesn't play, it will end his streak of 74 consecutive games.

Falcons' injuries set up rookie Justin Hardy for debut - ESPN Video
Falcons coach Dan Quinn ruled out SS William Moore and WR Leonard Hankerson for Sunday's game at the Buccaneers. With Hankerson and fellow WR Nick Williams batting hamstring injuries, Justin Hardy is set to be active for the first time this season.

Bucs hold out hope, list Jackson as doubtful vs. Falcons | and The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers haven’t given up on the idea of wide receiver Vincent Jackson being well enough to play in their game against the Falcons on Sunday.

Bucs K Barth adds kickoffs to his repertoire | and The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA — Buccaneers PK Connor Barth has never been known as a kick-off specialist. The fact he recorded only 11 touchbacks on 170 kickoffs prior to re-joining the Bucs a few weeks ago is one of the reasons.

Bucs Hot Reads: Koetter provides intel on Falcons players | and The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA — Three seasons in Atlanta gave Dirk Koetter an appreciation for the skills of Falcons QB Matt Ryan. It also gave Tampa Bay’s first-year offensive coordinator valuable information

Bucs get key contributions from small-school gems | and The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA — To succeed in the personnel department of the Buccaneers, it helps to have an archaeologist’s mindset.

Bucs glad Koetter's on their side this time (w/video) | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — When the Bucs lost 56-14 in Atlanta last season, it marked the lowest point in a difficult 2-14 year for Tampa Bay. Also, oddly, it served as a job interview of sorts.

Bucs vs. Falcons Scouting Report, Week 8: Film study with former NFL cornerback Donnie Abraham | Tampa Bay Times
A short walk from the Georgia Dome in downtown Atlanta stands the new College Football Hall of Fame. Open a little more than a year, the three-story, 95,000-square-foot museum features hundreds of helmets, a 45-yard replica field, lots of touch screens, product placement and even more helmets.

Secondary shuffle leaves Bucs defense backpedaling | Tampa Bay Times
Some things don't make sense. Billboards showing the wait time for emergency rooms. Why fat chance and slim chance mean the same thing. And the constant shake up of players by Lovie Smith in the Bucs' secondary.

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