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Daily Bucs Links: The preseason is here

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T.Y. Hilton agrees to 5-year, $65 million contract extension with the Colts -
The Colts locked up their budding superstar for the next six years of his career, the team announced Thursday morning. Plus, the latest on DeflateGate and more from around the NFL.

The next great Wisconsin running back and the rest of the Big Ten West's NFL draft prospects -
The West division may not boast the talent from Ohio State or Michigan State, but there are some solid players like Nebraska's Maliek Collins.

T.Y. Hilton and the Colts are a perfect match -
T.Y. Hilton is a perfect fit for Andrew Luck, and for that the Colts made Hilton one of the highest-paid receivers in the NFL.

The Onside Kick Family Hour: Getting you ready for the NFL preseason -
The NFL preseason is here. Get ready for it with Stephen White, Danny Kelly and Ryan Van Bibber on this week's edition of the podcast.

NFL 2015 preseason Week 1: Packers top Patriots, Lions thump Jets -
Tom Brady started against the Packers before Jimmy Garoppolo came on in relief while the Jets struggled big time against the Lions Thursday night. Washington beat Cleveland and the Ravens topped the Saints on a last-second TD.

Things to Know from Camp, August 13
A few things to know from the Bucs' training camp practice on Thursday.

WATCH: Highlights from Camp, August 13
Top plays from Thursday's training camp.

Smith: Depth Chart Comp Begins Saturday
As the Bucs prepare to head to Minnesota for their 2015 preseason opener, Head Coach Lovie Smith discusses the depth chart, the game plan and more.

Kenny Bell Training Camp Diary: 8-12: "I Haven’t Seen Jameis Have A Bad Day" | Pewter Report
Follow rookie WR Kenny Bell as he fights for a roster spot and shares his training camp experience with

After ‘horrible year,’ Bucs’ Gilkey keeps focus on the future | and The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA — Given the season he had a year ago, Garrett Gilkey can hardly believe he still has a place on the Buccaneers roster, much less a place at the top of the depth chart at right guard.

Bucs Hot Reads: Rain just part of Bucs drill | and The Tampa Tribune
One thing the Bucs have learned during training camp is the value of being flexible in their regimen.

Bucs Notes: Veteran Smith lauds rookie OLs’ progress | and The Tampa Tribune
Veteran C Evan Smith has been monitoring the progress of T Donovan Smith and G Ali Marpet, a pair of second-round draft picks who are competing for starting jobs.

Rain moves Bucs practice inside ... to Tropicana Field | Tampa Bay Times
With heavy rains falling at One Buc Place, a turf game in two days and the Rays conveniently out of town, the Bucs will finish their final practice before Saturday's preseason opener by moving over to Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg.

Rookie Bell says thanks to GM's Husker-fan father | Tampa Bay Times
When the Bucs drafted receiver Kenny Bell out of Nebraska in the fifth round in May, general manager Jason Licht joked that he'd done so not only on the strong endorsement of his scouting department, but also from his father Ron, a Nebraska season-ticket holder since 1962.

Bucs' starters to play at least first quarter Saturday | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — The Bucs' starters are likely to play into the second quarter and not much longer in Saturday's preseason opener at the Vikings, but that will take nothing away from the thrill of finally hitting someone who isn't a teammate.

Jameis Winston doesn't mind 'gunslinger' label | Tampa Bay Times
Jameis Winston is often called a gunslinger, which conjures images of a strong arm and quick trigger but also deadly mistakes.