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Daily Bucs Links: The first cuts are in

Here's your open thread for today.

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Tom Brady on DeflateGate: 'To a large degree, we have all lost' -
Tom Brady broke his silence on DeflateGate and said he is looking forward to the attention turning back to the play on the field.

Steelers fans protest Michael Vick with strong takes -
Posters and protestors

Roger Goodell and the NFL are not, and never will be, fair -
The NFL may have lost the battle over DeflateGate, but don't expect owners to push too hard for the commissioner to have less power over the arbitration process.

What if your team had suffered the same offseason fate as the Niners? -
What if your favorite NFL team had the same kind of offseason that the 49ers did this year?

2015 NFL roster cuts tracker: Teams make final cuts to 53-man roster -
Teams have to get their rosters down from 75 to 53 players by 4 p.m. ET on Saturday. Catch up on all the moves right here.

The Patriots are ready for DeflateGate revenge -
Robert Kraft, Tom Brady and the rest of Patriots nation took a moment to celebrate a big win on Thursday. Now, they'll take their case for vindication to the field.

SR's Fab 5: In Koetter The Bucs Trust; Marpet Faces Trial By Fire | Pewter Report
The Bucs trust Dirk Koetter to have a plan for the Titans' blitzes and rookie RG Ali Marpet is getting a trial by fire highlight this week's SR's Fab 5.

Buccaneers vs. Dolphins Unit Game Grades | Pewter Report
Tampa Bay capped off the exhibition month with a 22-17 victory over the Miami Dolphins, but more importantly than the win, were the individual performances that will be closely evaluated over the next 24-hours.

Afterthoughts: Bucs Bubble Players Siege The Day | Pewter Report
Fourth preseason games may not be too fun to watch, but they still matter for players toeing the cut line.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers release DL Da'Quan Bowers
Da'Quan Bowers sent a pair of tweets Friday morning to thank the Tampa Bay Buccaneers coaching staff and fans, indicating that the defensive lineman has been released.

Bucs Notes: Breakout preseason for DL Gholston | and The Tampa Tribune
A fourth-round pick of the Bucs in 2013, William Gholston went into the preseason finale with the second-most tackles on the team (11), three tackles for loss and a forced fumble.

Bucs cut 11, including kickers Barth, Murray | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — A week ago, Connor Barth and Patrick Murray, the past and present of Bucs kickers, were battling for the team's starting job.

Injuries hurting Bucs at defensive end | Tampa Bay Times
As DE Larry English was carted off the field at Sun Life Stadium with a "significant"' knee injury in Thursday's 22-17 preseason-finale win over the Dolphins, the wheels started turning in the head of Bucs coach Lovie Smith.