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Packers DL Letroy Guion suspended 3 games for violating NFL substance abuse policy - SBNation.com
The Packers will be without their veteran defensive end until Week 4.

This Madden 16 glitch might not be safe for work - SBNation.com
You never know what will happen in video game football.

The Onside Kick Family Hour: Which teams are in trouble because of preseason injuries? - SBNation.com
The injuries are piling up all over the NFL. Stephen White, Danny Kelly and Ryan Van Bibber discuss which teams are totally screwed and which ones will be fine.

Steelers WR Martavis Bryant suspended 4 games for violating substance abuse policy - SBNation.com
Bryant's suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy is still pending appeal.

Steelers WR Martavis Bryant suspended 4 games for violating substance abuse policy - SBNation.com
Bryant's suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy is still pending appeal.

The NFL's historically dominant 2014 receiver class should be even better this season - SBNation.com
Last year's rookie receiver class was historically dominant, but trends show they'll be even better this season.

Bucs Learn Their Madden 16 Ratings
Casey Phillips took to the locker room to share the newly released Madden 16 ratings with some of the team.

Gerald McCoy on Rich Eisen Show
Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy talks about his role in Lovie Smith's defense and his impressions of rookie quarterback Jameis Winston so far.

Best Bucs Fantasy Football Team Names
Before your first lineup, before your fantasy draft, before you make your big board, you have to master the most important fantasy football item of all: the team name. Check out our favorites for the Buccaneers stars.

Bucs Still Feeling Out Corner Depth
Thursday Notes: Tampa Bay's cornerback depth chart is still fluid, with the team looking for its best arrangement of depth outside and in the nickel…Plus, a Mike Evans update, roster moves and more.

Frazier On Play-Calling Shift: "It Really Doesn't Change Anything I Have To Get Done" | Pewter Report
Last week reports surfaced – after being observed at camp – that Lovie Smith would takeover defensive play-calling duties from Leslie Frazier, who handled the responsibility last season.

PewterReport.com's 2015 Bucs' 53-Man Roster Prediction | Pewter Report
With two preseason games left for the Bucs, PewterReport.com offers up its 53-man roster prediction complete with analysis.

Russell Shepard making most of opportunity for Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog - ESPN
With starter Mike Evans suffering an injury, Russell Shepard got more playing time and made the most of it in the preseason game vs. Cincinnati.

Lovie Smith to call 'majority' of Tampa Bay Buccaneers' plays on D - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog - ESPN
Defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier said head coach Lovie Smith will handle the majority of the Buccaneers' play calls on defense.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Mike Evans aiming for Week 1 return - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog - ESPN
If the Buccaneers were playing a regular-season game this week, wide receiver Mike Evans said he would be in the lineup.

Bucs’ coordinator Frazier ‘excited’ about Lovie Smith’s defense | TBO.com and The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA — Just as they did a year ago, the Bucs will run head coach Lovie Smith’s defense. But this year, Smith will handle the bulk of the play-calling duties.

Bucs Hot Reads: Rookie MLB not a lock to call plays | TBO.com and The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA — Rookie MLB Kwon Alexander continues to practice with the first team, but there’s no guarantee he’ll be calling out the defensive plays when Tampa Bay opens the season against Tennessee.

Bucs WR Shepard excels at gritty jobs | TBO.com and The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA — Whether he’s racing down a football field or standing on the bed of a dump truck, Russell Shepard is strictly blue collar.

Bucs' Russell Shepard drives toward 2nd career for long haul | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — When receiver Russell Shepard hauled in a touchdown pass in the Bucs' preseason win Monday against the Bengals, he showed a flash of promise that his elite play on special teams could carry over to offense.

Bucs D-coordinator Frazier fine with coach Love Smith calling defensive plays | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — Defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier confirmed what Lovie Smith has been reluctant to say: The Bucs' head coach is handling the defensive play-calling duties this season.

Boivin: Arizona Cardinals' hiring of Jen Welter a rousing success
As important a story as the Cardinals’ hiring of Jen Welter was as an NFL coach, so, too, is the aftermath.