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Daily Bucs Links: Pro Bowl!

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Jets sign the NFL receiver who was begging for a job outside the Texans stadium -
This story had a happy ending.

The Saints scored 3 TDs on one drive and the Lions called 4 timeouts and none of it mattered -
Even when the Saints score touchdowns, they don't score touchdowns. (Also, the Lions exploited a neat loophole in the NFL's playbook. Perhaps by accident.)

Panthers coach Ron Rivera blames the 'No Fun League' for his ban on baseball bats -
Rivera also defended his players against accusations that they directed homophobic slurs at New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. prior to Sunday's game.

NFL power rankings 2015, Week 16: Steelers, Packers up; Broncos dropping -
The Steelers beat the Broncos to move up, while Green Bay knocked off Oakland to strengthen its hold on the NFC North.

Pro Bowl 2016 roster announced: Cam Newton, J.J. Watt lead the way -
Now we wait for team selections.

Casey's Corner: Worst/Weirdest Present
Casey Phillips stops by the Bucs' locker room to ask a few Buccaneers about the weirdest present they've ever received.

McCoy in Good Company with 4th Pro Bowl
Gerald McCoy has been selected for the Pro Bowl four times in his career, moving him into an elite group of Buccaneers.

Doug Martin, Gerald McCoy Pro Bowl-Bound!
The roster for the NFL's 2016 all-star game was announced on Tuesday and it includes two Buccaneers: RB Doug Martin and DT Gerald McCoy…G Logan Mankins and LB Lavonte David are alternates.

Buccaneers D-Line Delivers Christmas
Gerald McCoy and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive line make Christmas happen in a big way for forty underprivileged families in the Tampa Bay area.

Bucs' Evan Spencer eligible to debut against childhood team, the Bears - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
Rookie receiver Evan Spencer was promoted from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squad on Tuesday.

Jets sign the NFL receiver who was begging for a job outside the Texans stadium -
This story had a happy ending.

McCoy Has Been Battling A Torn Rotator Cuff This Season | Pewter Report
On Tuesday night, the frustrating drop off in play for Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy started to make more sense.

Bucs' Martin And McCoy Named To Pro Bowl | Pewter Report
The NFL announced Tuesday that running back Doug Martin and defensive tackle Gerald McCoy will represent Tampa Bay during the Jan. 31 game in Honolulu.

Bucs’ Humphries gets chance to meet his inspiration | and The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA — Bucs wide receiver Adam Humphries wasn’t much of a football fan as a kid. He always thought he’d grow up to be a little too small to play the game.

Bucs notes: WR Evans joins some elite company | and The Tampa Tribune
With 66 catches for 1,046 yards this season, Evans has two 1,000-yard receiving years before reaching the age of 23. The only other player to do that was seven-time Pro Bowler Randy Moss.

Bucs' Martin, McCoy named to Pro Bowl | and The Tampa Tribune
Doug Martin's resurrection and Gerald McCoy's resilience were recognized Tuesday when the 2016 Pro Bowl rosters were announced.

Lookahead: Bucs vs. Bears | and The Tampa Tribune
With a few extra days to prepare, the Bucs will close out their home schedule Sunday against the Chicago Bears, who have lost three in a row after winning at Green Bay on Thanksgiving.

Injured Bucs linebacker Carter back at practice | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — When the Bucs lost LB Kwon Alexander for the final four games due to a suspension, their first response was to start in his middle spot Bruce Carter, who had a sack and eight tackles before being sidelined by an ankle injury and missing Thursday's game against the Rams.

Bucs' McCoy, Martin make Pro Bowl | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — Doug Martin made a triumphant comeback this season from injuries to regain his rookie form and is closing fast on the NFL rushing title. Gerald McCoy revealed he has played through a torn right rotator cuff and a broken left hand to lead his team in sacks.

Don't Tweet Me That Bullshit No Mo (with image) · sgw94 · Storify
Otherwise its gonna be a #BlockParty

A Test of the NFL’s Domestic Violence Policy After Ray Rice | The MMQB with Peter King
An incident between an NFL player and his girlfriend reveals the pressures on a victim to talk or not, and how the league’s new investigative process works