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Jameis Winston looking to lose some weight

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The is-Jameis-Winston-too-heavy-or-not saga continues. Spoiler: not. Winston told NFL.com at the Rookie Symposium on Sunday that he was trying to get down to a more reasonable weight.

"Trying to lose some weight, try to get back skinny," he said of his plans. "Right now I'm 238 (pounds), I'm trying to be my redshirt freshman year (weight), about 230. I mean, learn that playbook too, man, you can never go wrong with that."

Winston caught some flak over pictures of him apparently having a bit of a belly before the draft, but he weighed in at an eminently reasonable 231 lbs. at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Weight, of course, is not going to be why Winston wins or loses. The last time the Bucs had a quarterback lose a lot of weight, that quarterback promptly started his decline. And Winston's done very well in college at his current weight. Neither Tom Brady nor Peyton Manning nor Matt Ryan have particularly chiseled bodies, and Winston is stylistically similar to those players: a pocket passer, reliant not on his athleticism or speed but on his ability to navigate the pocket and get the ball out. And Winston doesn't need to lose any weight to do that competently.