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Ex-49ers LB Chris Borland doesn't think football can be saved - SBNation.com
In a revealing in-depth story by ESPN The Magazine, Chris Borland explains his decision to retire, the insane lengths he went to to stay on the field, and why the future of football is irredeemable.

Lovie Smith to call defensive plays, Corey Peters out for the year and more - SBNation.com
Lovie Smith will reportedly call Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive plays going forward, Corey Peters has a torn Achilles and more news from Thursday in the NFL.

The Onside Kick Family Hour: The NFL preseason's most exciting players - SBNation.com
This week on the podcast we tackle the latest injury news from training camp, including Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin, the sorry state of offensive lines, the latest on DeflateGate, who we're hyped about in the preseason and more!

Don't let your loved ones play QB behind Washington's abysmal offensive line - SBNation.com
"Washington QB" is one of America's most dangerous jobs. Whoever is unlucky enough to win it is going to get smashed to smithereens this year.

Robert Griffin III suffers concussion against Lions - SBNation.com
Robert Griffin III took multiple hard hits and left Thursday's game against the Lions with a stinger and a concussion.

Standouts from Training Camp, August 20
Five players who caught our eye during the Bucs' training camp practice on Thursday.

Competition Brewing for Nickel Spot
Three different players have an opportunity to be the Bucs' starting nickel corner when the regular season kicks off.

Demar Dotson Optimistic About Return
Thursday Camp Notes: T Demar Dotson was relieved to escape major injury on Saturday night and is hoping to get back in action in approximately six weeks…Plus, special visitors join Bucs at practice.

Winston Report 8-20: Hot, Cold, And In Between | Pewter Report
How did Jameis Winston look on Thursday in front of a mostly military crowd of fans? Get the answer in the daily Winston Report.

Dotson Hopeful To Return In Six Weeks | Pewter Report
The rehabilitation process has started for Buccaneers right tackle Demar Dotson, who watched Thursday's practice from the sideline on crutches.

Bucs Training Camp Practice Report 8-20: No Goal Line, But Intensity Still High | Pewter Report
After another long period of stretching and position work at Thursday's practice, held again at 9 a.m., the Buccaneers gathered on Field 1 to begin full-team scrimmage.

Jameis Winston's 'goofy' leadership style works, ex-FSU teammate says - Cincinnati Bengals Blog - ESPN
James Wilder Jr. recalls Jameis Winston cracking jokes during the game-winning drive of the national title game.

Jameis Winston excels in two-minute drill - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog - ESPN
Tampa Bay Bucs rookie Jameis Winston has a second consecutive solid day throwing the ball in practice, particularly during the two-minute drill.

Demar Dotson aiming to return in six weeks - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog - ESPN
Buccaneers right tackle Demar Dotson talks to media for first time since injuring knee in preseason opener, aims six-week return from sprained MCL.

Evan Smith says Tampa Bay Buccaneers' offensive line progressing - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog - ESPN
Despite all the recent change, Evan Smith, one of the elder statesmen of the Buccaneers' offensive line, said things are coming together.

Bucs honored to have military as guest at practice | Tampa Bay Times
The Bucs' practices are now closed to the general public for the rest of the preseason, but the team had 1,000-plus active and retired military veterans and their families as guests for Thursday's morning practice.

Dotson hopeful to return healthy in six weeks | Tampa Bay Times
Bucs tackle Demar Dotson was a visitor at practice Thursday morning for the first time since he injured his knee in Saturday's preseason opener, thankful the injury wasn't more severe and hopeful of returning healthy in about six weeks.

Bucs' defensive line dealing with multiple injuries | Tampa Bay Times
Four days before the Bucs' second preseason game, the team had four defensive linemen held out of Thursday's practice with lingering injuries, potentially leaving them short-handed Monday night at home against the Bengals.

Demar Dotson returns to Bucs practice on crutches | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — Bucs OT Demar Dotson was a visitor at practice Thursday morning for the first time since he injured his left knee in Saturday's preseason opener, thankful the injury wasn't more severe and hoping to return healthy in about six weeks.

Lovie Smith to call Bucs' defensive plays | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — Lovie Smith wears a lot of headsets. Bucs head coach. Personnel chief with control over the 53-man roster. And now another one: defensive play-caller.