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Adrian Peterson isn't the LeBron James of the NFL, but Peyton Manning might be -
Jamaal Charles and Adrian Peterson both say they're the NFL's version of LeBron James, but if there is one, it's not a running back.

Maurkice Pouncey will require surgery on ankle -
Pouncey looked like he rolled his ankle Sunday against the Packers and had to be carted to the locker room. He will require surgery.

Jordy Nelson leaves Steelers game with reported ACL tear -
Jordy Nelson came up limping on a play Sunday and went to the locker room with what one report calls an ACL tear.

Jarryd Hayne is busting big punt returns like they're nothing -
TWO huge returns already for the 49ers running back.

NFL preseason 2015 scores and results: Steelers' win over Packers overshadowed by injuries, Titans and 49ers roll -
The Steelers beat the Packers on the back of two fourth-quarter touchdowns on Sunday, while the Titans beat the Rams and San Francisco routed Dallas.

If Not Martin, Should Bucs Look At Outside Options? | Pewter Report
For the fourth consecutive year, Tampa Bay is poised to enter the 2015 campaign with Doug Martin as its premier running back.

TJ Fatinikun Training Camp Diary: Camp Ends | Pewter Report
Follow Bucs DE T.J. Fatinikun's journey through training camp in this exclusive Training Camp Diary on

Buccaneers vs. Bengals Preseason Pewter Preview And Predictions | Pewter Report
After an extended period of time between preseason games (nine days), the Buccaneers return to a place where they won zero games in last season – Raymond James Stadium.

Kwon Alexander's stock soaring for Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog - ESPN
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers concluded training camp Saturday. Let's take a look at whose stock is on the rise and whose stock is falling.

Five things to watch for in Monday's Bucs-Bengals game | Tampa Bay Times
The Bucs have their first home game of 2015 tonight with a prime-time preseason game against the Bengals at Raymond James Stadium.

Even in preseason, Bucs hungry for home victory | Tampa Bay Times
Jameis Winston knows nobody gets too caught up in the final score of NFL preseason games. Starters don't play very long. Some exchange a helmet for a ball cap before the fans' first beer gets warm. It's treated more like a movie trailer, a simple preview of coming attractions.

Bucs vs. Bengals: Five things to watch | and The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA — The Buccaneers have been saying for months that they were a better team last year than their 2-14 record indicated, but they didn’t look any better during this year’s preseason opener.

Bucs eager to see next step in Winston’s development | and The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA — The Buccaneers were down by nine and struggling to move the ball late in the first quarter of their preseason opener against the Vikings when rookie quarterback Jameis Winston combined into one play all the skills that made him the first pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Gruden has reinvented himself since being fired by the Bucs | and The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA — Six years ago, the Buccaneers told Jon Gruden to hit the road.

Cris Carter Advised NFL Rookies To Get A 'Fall Guy' To Cover Up Their Crimes
Last week during an interview with ESPN, former 49ers linebacker Chris Borland revealed that a certain Hall of Fame player advised him to get a "fall guy"