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Daily Bucs Links: La'el Collins goes to Dallas

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Can Lovie Smith mold Jameis Winston into a franchise quarterback? -
To turn around the Buccaneers, Lovie Smith must first guide controversial quarterback Jameis Winston's personal growth on and off the field.

Tom Brady dodges DeflateGate questions in 1st public appearance since report -
The Patriots signal caller clearly didn't want to comment on the latest report.

On La'el Collins, the Dallas Cowboys, and 'character flaws' -
La'el Collins, who apparently did nothing wrong, is now a Dallas Cowboy. Please don't link him with other bad human beings because of his story.

Tryout Players Invited to Rookie Mini-Camp
With 27 players taking part in the rookie mini-camp at One Buc Place this weekend, Tampa Bay will able to run more complete drills and simultaneously get a look at some passed-over prospects.

Mailbag: Evan Smith's Name Change
Casey Phillips and Scott Smith address a fan's comment about Evan Dietrich-Smith officially changing his name to Evan Smith.

One Buc Mailbag: Looking Ahead
This week's mailbag considers a hypothetical trade involving the first pick in the draft, then moves on to second-year wide receivers and Buccaneer Ivy Leaguers.

Evans: "The Offense Is Coming To Us Real Quick" | Pewter Report
2014 rookie sensation Mike evan spoke to the media on Tuesday and likes what he sees from the Bucs new offense so far.

McCoy Understands Being The "Face Of The Franchise" Says He Has Winston's Back | Pewter Report
Bucs DT Gerald McCoy said he understands what being a face of a franchise means and said he has met with and will help the newest Buc, Jameis Winston.

Mariota Was Actually No. 2 Player On Bucs' Final Draft Board | Pewter Report
Despite what Peter King wrote in his MMQB column on Monday, Marcus Mariota was actually the Bucs backup plan if they didn't draft Jameis Winston.

Cincinnati Bengals end Michael Johnson gets college degree
Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson didn't pay much attention to the NFL draft last week. He was busy getting a college degree.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers stock watch
Here's a look at whose stock is rising and whose is falling with the Tampa Bay Bucs.

Licht: Bucs haven’t ruled out re-signing RB Martin | and The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA — You wouldn’t know it from the contract maneuver they made this week, but it seems the Tampa Bay Buccaneers may have some long-term plans for former Pro Bowl running back Doug Martin

Cowboys sign ex-LSU lineman La'el Collins | and The Tampa Tribune
IRVING, Texas — The Dallas Cowboys signed La’el Collins on Thursday, bringing in the former LSU offensive tackle who had been a projected first-round pick in last week’s NFL draft

Well done: Bucs' Vincent Jackson could win as ... burger | Tampa Bay Times
Vincent Jackson has been to the Pro Bowl three times. The veteran receiver has been the Bucs' Man of the Year each of the last two years.

Bucs makes changes to front office after draft | Tampa Bay Times
The Bucs have made changes to their front office as is often the case after the NFL draft, with director of pro scouting Scott Cohen no longer with the team and four staffers moving up in related promotions.