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The NFL Draft must be abolished -
It's 2015, and the NFL needs to act like it.

The 2015 NFL Draft's 5 safest players -
There are a few players in the draft that you can absolutely bank on being solid, at the very worst. There is value in certainty and players like Indiana's Tevin Coleman have it.

Is Devin Funchess the next great NFL tight end? -
Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White says the Michigan's Devin Funchess has a much brighter future at tight end than he does wide receiver.

Preseason Dates and Times Announced
The Buccaneers' 2015 preseason slate will begin in Minnesota on Saturday August 15 and conclude in Miami on Thursday, Sept. 3, with a pair of games at Raymond James Stadium in between.

4 Things to Watch When Players Report
Offseason workouts begin Monday at One Buc Place.

McCoy at Lightning Playoff Game
Gerald McCoy was invited to be the Tampa Bay Lightning's social captain for their first game of the NHL Playoffs. As social captain he created crowd prompts, live tweeted the game, and received a tour of Amalie Arena.

SR's Fab 5: Verner To Bounce Back For Bucs | 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.'s 2015 WR Draft Preview + Bucs' Best Bets | Pewter Report previews the WR class in the 2015 NFL Draft and offers up its Bucs' Best Bets at the position.

Could Tampa Bay Buccaneers be interested in Adrian Peterson?
The Bucs are one of a small group of teams Peterson has expressed an interest in, there's a need and they can fit the running back under the cap.

Nike signs Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota, Melvin Gordon, Amari Cooper
Nike has likely assured itself of the top overall pick in the NFL draft, adding Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota, Melvin Gordon and Amari Cooper to its stable of endorsers.

Teams need full picture of Winston before drafting - ESPN Video
Jane McManus joins Outside The Lines to discuss how Jameis Winston's off-the-field issues should be used to evaluate his character before the NFL draft.

Winston’s attorney: Lawsuit a ‘stunt’ with ‘false’ claims | and The Tampa Tribune
A lawsuit filed against the NFL prospect Jameis Winston by a Zephyrhills woman who claims Winston raped her is "false" and a "stunt," Winston’s attorney said Friday

Even at home, Jameis Winston creates friction | Tampa Bay Times
HUEYTOWN, Ala. — Ellis McFerrin arrives well before the first pitch and unfolds his red lawn chair along the home team's side at Hueytown High School.

Molded in Hawaii, Marcus Mariota makes a splash | Tampa Bay Times
HONOLULU — The world's most ethereal football field is framed by swaying palm trees and rests in the shadow of Diamond Head on a bluff only a few miles from Waikiki Beach, where surfers bob like buoys in the sparkling ocean, waiting for the perfect wave.

Football's Head Fake on Jameis Winston's Past - Bloomberg View
The scouts are fawning over the quarterback's intangibles. They are quiet about the rape accusations.