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NFL preseason 2015 schedule: Big tests for Marcus Mariota, Cam Newton on Friday night -
Friday night kicks off a weekend of unofficial dress rehearsals for the regular season. Six teams are set to play their third preseason game, and here's everything you need to know to watch the matchups.

Do NFL preseason stats mean anything for quarterbacks? -
Danny Kelly has a closer look at what the numbers from exhibition games can tell us about quarterback play in the regular season.

Michael Vick will be a bad influence on Ben Roethlisberger and Russell Wilson -
Mike Vick changed the way that the QB position is played, but the influence that he's having on Ben Roethlisberger and especially Russell Wilson could tear apart the moral fabric of the NFL.

5 Buccaneers to Watch vs. Browns
Five players to watch when the Buccaneers take on the Browns in Week 3 of the 2015 preseason.

Barth Feels Comfortable Back in Tampa
Friday Notes: Connor Barth and Patrick Murray are ready for Round Two of their friendly competition for the Bucs' kicking job…Plus, the impact of the new PAT rule and injury updates.

Buccaneers vs. Browns Game Preview
A look at the Buccaneers' preseason matchup against the Browns.

Early Bucs Injuries Altering Defensive Roles | Pewter Report
Injuries are shifting roles for Buccaneers players on the defensive side of the ball.

SR's Fab 5: Tampa Bay Was Wise To Keep Glennon; Bucs On The Bubble | Pewter Report
The Bucs were wise to keep QB Mike Glennon, WRs Russell Shepard and Kenny Bell are special teams aces, and find out which Bucs are on the bubble in SR's Fab 5.

Bucs' Mike Evans says Johnny Manziel and Jameis Winston are rock stars - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog - ESPN
"They both won the Heisman and there is a lot of hype that goes with that," Bucs receiver Mike Evans says of Johnny Manziel and Jameis Winston.

Injury puts Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie WR Kenny Bell on roster bubble - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog - ESPN
As the Bucs get closer to trimming their roster, rookie receiver Kenny Bell is very much on the bubble.

Connor Barth back in familiar territory - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog - ESPN
Connor Barth practiced Friday with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a team with which he spent four seasons, after being let go by the Denver Broncos.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers want another strong outing from Jameis Winston - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog - ESPN
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the Cleveland Browns in a preseason game Saturday at 7 p.m. ET. Here are a couple of things to watch for.

Sons of ex-Bucs making names for themselves on prep teams | and The Tampa Tribune
ST. PETERSBURG — It was Oct. 3, 2014. Forty-seven seconds left. Down by four.

Bucs Talk: Offense showing positive signs in preseason | and The Tampa Tribune
Olivia Stacey and Tampa Tribune’s Bucs beat writer Roy Cummings discuss the Buccaneers 25-11 win over the Cincinnati Bengals and how their offense has improved.

Bucs rookie WR Bell to miss Browns game with hamstring injury | and The Tampa Tribune
Mike Evans won’t be the only young Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver sitting out Saturday’s preseason game against the Cleveland Browns because of a hamstring injury.

Motivated Doug Martin aims to carry load for Bucs | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — In practice throughout Bucs training camp, long after the last defender had tugged at the ball as he sped past, Doug Martin kept running.

Connor Barth returns to Bucs full of confidence | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — K Connor Barth is so confident in his abilities, the new 33-yard extra point doesn't bother him. He has never missed a field goal from that distance or closer.

Five things to watch in Bucs-Browns preseason game (w/ Winston video) | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — As a rule, the third preseason game is the best for fans, with projected starters often playing into the third quarter. So as relative meaninglessness goes in August football, it's not too bad.