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Charles Woodson announces he will retire after the regular season - SBNation.com
Woodson is a shoo-in for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Odell Beckham Jr.'s beef with the Panthers is somehow now about baseball bats - SBNation.com
Comments were made by Panthers directed at Beckham in pregame that they were going to "beat the s**t out of him."

NFL scores and more, Week 15: What happened on Sunday - SBNation.com
Another wild Sunday is in the books. Danny Kelly walks you through all the action and arms you with some water cooler talking points.

Odell Beckham Jr. suspended 1 game for 'malicious' hit vs. Panthers - SBNation.com
Odell Beckham Jr. is the first offensive player to ever be suspended for a helmet-to-helmet strike.

MMBM: Don't blame Odell Beckham Jr. Blame Cam Newton. - SBNation.com
Mr. Newton has a lot of growing up to do in the leadership department if he wants to protect his teammates.

Lions vs. Saints 2015 final score: 3 things we learned from Detroit's 35-27 road win - SBNation.com
The Lions nearly gave the game away, but come away with the road win on Monday night.

Coach Smith Reflects on Bucs vs. Rams
After reviewing the tape of Thursday's loss to the Rams, Head Coach Lovie Smith had some new thoughts on player motivation, roster evaluation and Jameis Winston.

Famous Jameis' Holiday Jamboree
Bucs QB Jameis Winston invited 10 underserved children selected by United Way Suncoast to come to One Buc Place to play Xbox One. In the spirit of the holidays, each child was surprised with a gift bag full of holiday presents. Later that same evening, Winston hosted a toy collection drive at Bill Currie Ford where he signed autographs for the first 250 people who brought a new, unwrapped toy.

Film Session with Anthony Becht: Week 15
Former Buccaneer & Buccaneers.com Contributor Anthony Becht is joined by TJ Rives as he breaks down RB Charles Sims big run on the toss play and the defense forcing a three-and-out by turning up the pressure against the St. Louis Rams.

Bucs Out Of Postseason Contention But Have A Lot To Play For | Pewter Report
With wins by Seattle and Minnesota on Sunday to move their record to 9-5, the Buccaneers were officially eliminated from wild card contention.

Four Potential Pro Bowl Bucs | Pewter Report
The NFL Pro Bowl returns to Hawaii's Aloha Stadium on January 31, 2016 after a one-year break where it was held in Arizona last season.

Final two games for Bucs 'are like the first two games of next season' - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be paying special attention to a few players, like Jude Adjei-Barimah, with next season in mind.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Adam Humphries calls meeting Wes Welker awesome - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
Undrafted rookie Adam Humphries, who was thrilled to meet Wes Welker last week, has been playing a bit like the veteran receiver.

Bucs already shifting focus toward 2016 season | TBO.com and The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA — Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David was in Bristol, Connecticut, kibitzing with the likes of Hannah Storm on the set of ESPN’s "SportsCenter" on Sunday afternoon, when his team’s last faint hopes of reaching the playoffs evaporated.

Bucs Hot Reads: LB David sees big 2016 for MLB Alexander | TBO.com and The Tampa Tribune
Kwon Alexander has served half of his four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs, and Lavonte David is already anticipating a more productive 2016 season for Tampa Bay’s dynamic rookie middle linebacker.

Bucs notes: Individual goals remain in final two games | TBO.com and The Tampa Tribune
Football has been termed the ultimate team sport, but there are also individual honors to be won as the Bucs approach the final two games of the 2015 season.

Versatile Sims enjoying second season with Bucs | Tampa Bay Times
Second-year Bucs running back Charles Sims has shown promise this season while splitting time with starter Doug Martin, putting up numbers that rank him among the best pass-catching running backs in the NFL.

Bucs' Adjei-Barimah says he'll learn from benching | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — The Bucs' Jude Adjei-Barimah had an improbable run of seven straight starts at cornerback, but he found himself benched in Thursday's loss to the Rams after giving up a 60-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Britt in the first quarter.

For Bucs, 2016 starts now | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — The Bucs went to bed Sunday night knowing they had been eliminated from the playoffs for the eighth straight year after wins by the Seahawks and Vikings. When players got to the team meeting Monday at One Buc Place, coach Lovie Smith told them let auld acquaintance be forgot because 2016 had begun.

The Broncos' offense ruined their teammate's incredible punt return TD by coming on the field - SBNation.com
Jordan Norwood made an amazing heads up play.