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Will Cordarrelle Patterson ever give the Vikings more than 'flash'? - SBNation.com
Receivers often find the transition from the college game to the pros to be a difficult one. Patterson saw his snaps taper off as the 2014 season went on, and is now in for a fight to become the player the Vikings thought he'd be.

Russell Wilson, Seahawks agree to 4-year, $87.5 million contract extension - SBNation.com
Russell Wilson's rise from Day 2 draft pick to borderline-elite starter has been amazing, and now Wilson has the big payday to go with it.

WATCH: Pewter Panel, July 31st
TJ Rives, Anthony Becht and Scott Smith of Buccaneers.com are joined by Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune for this installment of the Pewter Panel.

NFLN: What is Expected of Winston?
NFL Media's Jeff Darlington discusses Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie quarterback Jameis Winston's expectations as he enters training camp.

Jameis Winston Gets Nod, Will Be Tested
Lovie Smith named rookie Jameis Winston his starting QB on Friday, but Winston still faces a stiff challenge from his own team's defense…And other notes from reporting day.

Bucs' Evans: "I Want To Be One Of The Best Receivers In The Game" | Pewter Report
Tampa Bay's Mike Evans said, "I want to be one of the best receivers in the game. I'm just excited to be back and get the season started."

SR's Fab 5: David Becoming A Bucs Legend; Sam LB Camp Battle Is The One To Watch | Pewter Report
Bucs LB Lavonte David is becoming a legend, the Sam LB battle will be the one to watch in camp, Junior Galette keeps helping the Bucs and more in SR's Fab 5.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Lovie Smith: Lavonte David will be taken care of - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog - ESPN
As a general rule, Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith doesn’t talk about contract matters involving his players.

Tampa Bay Bucs used smart process with quarterback Jameis Winston - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog - ESPN
In naming Jameis Winston as his starting quarterback Friday, Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith mentioned the “process’’ the team used in getting the rookie quarterback ready.

Buccaneers name Winston starting QB - ESPN Video
Ryan Clark and Field Yates agree that naming Jameis Winston as the starter was the right thing to do at this time of training camp.

Lovey makes it official: Winston’s the Bucs’ No. 1 | TBO.com and The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA — If there ever really was a competition for the Buccaneers starting quarterback job, it was staged during the offseason workout program.

Bucs defense eager to prepare Winston for NFL | Tampa Bay Times
On both sides of the ball, there's already a healthy respect for Bucs rookie Jameis Winston and the work ethic he's shown in a first impression to teammates during OTAs and mandatory minicamp. Just the same, the Bucs defense is eager to test Winston in training camp, knowing it will better prepare him for the physical challenges he'll face during the regular season.

No surprise, Jameis Winston will start for Bucs | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — You didn't need to read the horoscopes or tarot cards or use a Magic 8 Ball to predict Jameis Winston would be named the Bucs' starting quarterback.

One Buc and his wife keep faith in dire decision | Tampa Bay Times
Tampa Bay Buccaneers fullback Evan Rodriguez and his newlywed wife, Olivia, eagerly anticipated the July trip to the doctor's office to find out the gender of their unborn child.

Complete Tampa Bay Buccaneers Training Camp Preview | Bleacher Report
Forget the thick humidity and clockwork afternoon thunderstorms of the Florida summer; Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans are ready to sweat it out as they watch their beloved pewter pirates hit the field for yet another training camp.

Russell Wilson Earned His Huge Contract, on and off the Field | Bleacher Report
Russell Wilson's new contract, announced Friday, calls for him to be paid $21.9 million per season. Aaron Rodgers gets $22 million per season. This is the part where Wilson haters say he isn't worth it.

All in Motion: The Bucs Hope to Put Last Season’s Offensive Line Troubles Behind Them With New Players to Give Winston a Chance | TheLedger.com
Despite coming off a 2-14 season, there is a lot of excitement from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers entering the 2015 season. A lot of that excitement is because of the team's No. 1 overall draft pick — quarterback Jameis Winston. But there are other reasons to be excited as well, as the Bucs have attempted to get deeper and better at many other positions.

Digging Deep: Bucs Hoping Efforts to Improve Depth on Defense Will Pay Off | TheLedger.com
Despite coming off a 2-14 season, there is a lot of excitement from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers entering the 2015 season. A lot of that excitement is because of the team's No. 1 overall draft pick — quarterback Jamies Winston. But there are other reasons to be excited as well, as the Bucs have attempted to get deeper and better at many other positions.