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Week 3 is garbage. Let's preview the games anyway. -
Week 3 in the NFL features the surprising Falcons against a depleted Cowboys team, the long-awaited rematch of Super Bowl I, and ... Raiders-Browns? WOOF. Matt Ufford and the crew try to find reasons to watch.

Kam Chancellor is ready to help save the Seahawks from their 0-2 start -
The safety ended his holdout Wednesday morning.

NFL picks 2015, Week 3: Experts say Colts, Seahawks are locks to get their 1st wins -
Our experts return with their surefire picks (to go wrong) for the third week of the season. Underdogs ruled the day in Week 2, so things have to even out this week, right?

Which 2-0 NFL teams are contenders and which ones are pretenders? -
Teams like the Carolina Panthers and Dallas Cowboys might not be in the greatest shape, despite 2-0 starts.

The Bills lost their nerve against Tom Brady and the Patriots -
Rex Ryan's game plan last week looked a lot different from the one he used to beat the Colts in the season opener. Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White breaks down why that was a costly mistake by the Bills.

Watch Bucs Press Conferences from Sept. 23
Jameis Winston, Dirk Koetter and Mike Evans were among Bucs speaking to the media on Wednesday.

Bucs' O-Line Gearing Up for Watt, Texans
J.J. Watt is a perennial All-Pro, but the Bucs' offensive linemen are looking at the big picture.

Buccaneers' Tight Ends Prepare to Step Up
If starter Austin Seferian-Jenkins is unable to play Sunday – and the Bucs have not yet determined that – his responsibilities will likely be divided between several players…And other notes.’s Bucs Momentum Meter – Week 3 | Pewter Report
Each week, will rate the top 10 Buccaneers based upon recent play rather than overall talent or importance to the team. The Tampa Bay

Bucs WR Evans Should See Increased Play | Pewter Report
The Bucs and wide receiver Mike Evans are saying the second-year receiver should at 100 percent for the first time this season come Sunday in Houston.

Jameis Winston of Tampa Bay Buccaneers featured in FedEx commercial
Jameis Winston plays a prominent role in a FedEx commercial that also includes two other first-year players, Eagles wide receiver Nelson Agholor and Bills running back Karlos Williams.

Arian Foster of Houston Texans unlikely vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers; DeAndre Hopkins has concussion
The Texans' offense isn't expected to regain Arian Foster's services Sunday against the Buccaneers, and it lost another critical offensive piece, receiver DeAndre Hopkins, for practice Wednesday.

Jameis Winston of Tampa Bay Buccaneers still eager to face J.J. Watt - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog - ESPN
"I'm just like, 'Wow, we get to play J.J. Watt,'" Bucs QB Jameis Winston said. "I wish he didn't say that," was tackle Gosder Cherilus' reaction.

Bucs look to Brandon Myers, Luke Stocker after Seferian-Jenkins injury - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog - ESPN
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers emphasized a next-man-up mantra Wednesday as they prepared to play without starting tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins.

Herm Edwards thinks Watt will cause problems for Bucs - ESPN Video
The NFL Live crew breaks down the Sunday afternoon matchup between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Houston Texans.

Bucs notes: Defense hopes to pressure Texans QB Mallett | and The Tampa Tribune

Former Bucs coach Richard Williamson dies at 74 | and The Tampa Tribune

Bucs QB Winston still excited to face J.J. Watt | and The Tampa Tribune

Liquor sales could expand to all of Raymond James Stadium | and The Tampa Tribune

Bucs Hot Reads: TE Brandon Myers ready to do more | and The Tampa Tribune

Bucs safety Swearinger eager to face Texans | Tampa Bay Times
Bucs safety D.J. Swearinger played his first two seasons with the Texans before he was cut this summer, but there's no hostility toward his former team as Tampa Bay goes to Houston this weekend.

Bucs brace to face Texans' super sackman J.J. Watt | Tampa Bay Times

With ASJ out, Bucs tight ends need to step up | Tampa Bay Times
With Austin Seferian-Jenkins out a month or more with a shoulder injury, the Bucs' other tight ends must now step up in his absence, as they did when he missed seven games due to injuries as a rookie last year.