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2015 NFL preseason scores and results: Bryce Petty shows improvement in Jets win - SBNation.com
Without Geno Smith, the Jets saw positive play from both Ryan Fitzpatrick and Bryce Petty on Friday night.

The Panthers are going back to Cam Newton's past to survive Kelvin Benjamin's injury - SBNation.com
Expecting big numbers from Devin Funchess isn't fair for the rookie, but tight ends could become a bigger part of the Carolina offense.

Simeon Rice Discusses New Film
Former Bucs DE Simeon Rice sat down with Scott Smith to discuss his time with the Bucs, life after football and his directorial debut film "Unsullied," premiering August 28th.

Standouts from Training Camp, August 22
Five players who caught our eye during the Bucs' training camp practice on Saturday.

Bucs Seeking Fast Start for Winston, Team
Saturday Camp Notes: The last practice of training camp gave the Buccaneers a chance to prepare for the Bengals, against whom they hope to have more immediate offensive success on Monday.

Jameis Winston near flawless in Buccaneers' practice - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog - ESPN
Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie quarterback Jameis Winston continued his string of strong practices Saturday.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Lovie Smith to be more involved with defense - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog - ESPN
With veteran offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter on the staff, Lovie Smith said he can turn his attention to the Bucs' defense.

Smith Vague On If He Has Taken Over Defensive Play Calling From Frazier | Pewter Report
On Thursday Tampa Bay Times Bucs beat writer Rick Stroud wrote that Tampa Bay head coach Lovie Smith would be taking over the defensive play calling from defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier this season.

Bucs Training Camp Practice Report 8-22: Last Day Of Camp | Pewter Report
As expected, Saturday’s unpadded and final training camp practice was a more relaxed version of a normal one, as the Buccaneers prepare for their first preseason home game of the year Monday night against the Bengals.

Winston Report – 8/22: Solid Final Camp Practice For Rookie QB | Pewter Report
Training camp is officially over. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers closed things out Saturday afternoon with a lighter, unpadded practice session two days prior to their preseason home opener against Cincinnati.

Bucs Hot Reads: Plenty to like as camp comes to close | TBO.com and The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA — The Buccaneers wrapped up three weeks of training camp Saturday, marked by big crowds, good fortune on the injury front and typically oppressive August weather.

Bucs find needed run-stopper with ex-Seahawks DT McDaniel | TBO.com and The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA - There was more behind the Buccaneers decision to sign former Seahawks defensive tackle Tony McDaniel than their need to find a replacement for the injured Akeem Spence.

Bucs' Fragel relishes start against old team | Tampa Bay Times
Competiton is challenging Reid Fragel -- from newcomers, from teammates recovering from injury -- but on Monday night when the Bucs play host to the Bengals, he'll have an opportunity to show something as the Bucs' starting right tackle.

Tackle Fragel to start as he fights for Bucs spot | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — Competition is challenging Reid Fragel — from newcomers, from teammates recovering from injury — but Monday night when the Bucs host the Bengals, he'll have an opportunity to show something as the Bucs' starting right tackle.

Bucs must improve line play on both sides | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — Quarterbacks and more rules to protect them have turned the NFL into an arms race. But it's still the hand-to-hand combat taking place in the trenches that determines games. To that end, the Bucs need to improve — now — on both sides of the ball.

Bucs rookie Ali Marpet, family living their wildest dreams | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPAAli Marpet walked to the crowd of fans pressed against the orange snow fence surrounding the field at One Buc Place after a training camp practice.His attack was premeditated.