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We've wasted 7 months talking about deflated balls -
The worst seven-month soap opera ever has included Bill Belichick quoting "My Cousin Vinny," angry emails about pool covers and all of the ball innuendo you could ever imagine.

2015 NFL roster cuts tracker: Cuts underway as 75-man deadline approaches -
NFL teams have until Tuesday to cut down rosters to 75, but some of the releases are already happening.

A comprehensive history of how Washington ruined Robert Griffin III's body, mind and spirit -
RG3 has gone from superstar youngster to disappointing failure. But time after time after time, those failures have been the result of major dysfunction from Washington's higher-ups, as the people supposedly trying to help Griffin have actually hurt.

Extra Pressure? Winston Accepts Challenge
Jameis Winston is prepared for defenses to pressure him throughout the season.

Spotlight on Reserve Battles on Thursday
Tuesday notes: Young players such as LB Josh Keyes and S Chris Hackett have the most on the line when the Bucs wrap up the preseason in Miami on Thursday…And other notes.

Bucs Get to 75-Man Roster Limit
Tampa Bay made five moves on Tuesday to meet the NFL-mandated roster limit of 75 players, with the next round of cuts due on Saturday.

Gerald McCoy, Lavonte David in top 100 of NFLRank - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog - ESPN
The list of's top 100 players is out and it contains two Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Sterling Moore might have edge for Tampa Bay Buccaneers at nickelback - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog - ESPN
Sterling Moore could start for the Bucs. He was the nickelback for Dallas last season in a system similar to what Tampa Bay runs.

Gerald McCoy: Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense needs to establish identity - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog - ESPN
One thing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' defense lacked last season was an identity, and DT Gerald McCoy says that needs to change in 2015.

Bucs notes: Ex-Bears CB Jennings visits One Buc Place | and The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA — A Buccaneers team already replete with former Bears players might be on the cusp of adding yet another member of the team Lovie Smith coached before returning to Tampa last year.

Bucs still looking for solutions on special teams | and The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA — Throughout his nine seasons as head coach of the Chicago Bears, Lovie Smith walked into NFL stadiums knowing his special teams units were among the league’s best.

Bucs Hot Reads: Defense has identity in mind | and The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA — Unlike some of their recent predecessors, the 2015 Buccaneers are not suffering from any type of identity crisis.

Lovie pumps brakes on Bell making quick return | Tampa Bay Times
Bucs coach Lovie Smith is very careful about hamstring injuries, as seen by safety Chris Conte sitting out three weeks of August practices and Mike Evans being held out of the final two preseason games.

Bucs rookie Kenny Bell ready to test hamstring | Tampa Bay Times
Bucs rookie receiver Kenny Bell, caught in a deep battle for jobs at his position, said he'll test his injured hamstring at Tuesday's practice, knowing he might need a strong showing in Thursday's preseason finale to stick on the team's final roster.

Amid contract talks, free agent cornerback Tim Jennings visits Bucs | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — Two-time Pro Bowl CB Tim Jennings visited the Bucs on Tuesday and could be reunited with coach Lovie Smith and defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier.

Bucs' kicking game remains unsettled | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — They are the only men who put the foot into football, yet they have virtually no job security. Technically, they are like any other player on the team. But they are listed on the roster as specialists, independent contractors who spend most of the day on a separate practice field.

Preseason Musings: Why the quality of O-line play in the NFL is getting worse -
Offensive line play in the NFL has been putrid this preseason, and it's getting worse by the year. Why? It's a combination of less NFL-ready players and overwhelmed coaching.