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Browns WR Josh Gordon wants to play in the NFL again - SBNation.com
The Browns wide receiver has applied for reinstatement from his indefinite suspension. It would certainly make Hue Jackson's job easier if the NFL agreed.

Browns bring back DC Ray Horton, who they were going to have to pay anyway - SBNation.com
They were going to have to pay him anyway, though.

Chip Kelly is not 'crazy,' according to Chip Kelly - SBNation.com
Control over personnel decisions derailed Chip Kelly's tenure with the Eagles, and he's happy to move on from that in San Francisco.

Trevone Boykin is trying to convince NFL scouts that his arrest does not define his character - SBNation.com
Boykin is trying to impress scouts at the NFLPA Bowl. He's also got to prove to them that he's not a character risk.

Bills make NFL history by hiring first female full-time assistant coach - SBNation.com
Kathryn Smith will join their staff next season as a special teams quality control coach.

The Eagles' new head coach gave a troubling explanation for why his last drive with the Chiefs was so bad - SBNation.com
The Eagles' new head coach was involved in some bad playcalling Saturday. What's worse is how he tried to justify it.

NFL playoff picks and predictions 2016: Panthers, Patriots favorites to meet in Super Bowl 50 - SBNation.com
SB Nation's panel of NFL experts is picking the Patriots and Panthers to win their respective conferences, setting up a rematch of Super Bowl 38.

How New England's Darius Fleming went from hero to liar and back to hero - SBNation.com
"People are quick to try and bring you down."

How New England's Darius Fleming went from hero to liar and back to hero - SBNation.com
"People are quick to try and bring you down."

If last week was James Harrison's last game, it was a hell of a way to go out - SBNation.com
The pass rushing legend may have played his last game in Pittsburgh's divisional round loss to the Broncos.

Mike Smith Lists 3 Goals for Bucs' Defense
The Buccaneers' new defensive coordinator discusses three areas he would like his team to focus on this season.

Smith: Gerald McCoy the Perfect Prototype
As Mike Smith begins the process of reshaping Tampa Bay's defense, he will put an emphasis on disrupting quarterbacks, and he knows he's got a great starting piece in DT Gerald McCoy.

1-on-1 with Defensive Coordinator Mike Smith
Scott Smith sat down with new defensive coordinator Mike Smith to discuss his role in Tampa Bay.

Bucs New DC Smith Consulted League On Officiating | Pewter Report
New Bucs defensive coordinator Mike Smith, former head coach of the Falcons was introduced in Tampa Bay on Wednesday.

2016 NFL Draft Underclassmen Tracker | Pewter Report
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have the ninth overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, and own a top 10 pick for the fourth time in the last five years.

New Bucs DC Mike Smith will have ‘flexible’ scheme | TBO.com and The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA — After a yearaway, Mike Smith badly wanted to get back into the head coaching ranks of the NFL this offseason. It wasn’t head coach or bust, though.

Source: John Lynch picked to join Bucs Ring of Honor | TBO.com and The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA — Hard-hitting safety John Lynch, a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016, has been selected as the next member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ring of Honor.

No, I Do Not Have An Opinion On The Bucs Coaching Staff

Donovan Smith: Great to continue with Koetter, Warhop | Tampa Bay Times
For Bucs left tackle Donovan Smith, catching his breath after taking every offensive snap as a rookie, part of his excitement at the Bucs promoting offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter to head coach is the continuity of the same offense in 2016.

Mike Smith aims to help Bucs tighten up on penalties | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — The Bucs tied for the NFL lead in penalties in 2015 and reset the franchise records for penalties and penalty yards. Lowering that significantly will be a priority for new coach Dirk Koetter, as well as defensive coordinator Mike Smith.

New Bucs defensive coordinator Smith plans changes | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — Mike Smith knows something about the NFC South and the stockpile of talented quarterbacks in the division. So the former Falcons coach promised Wednesday to bring a "flexible'' defense with "multiple looks'' to the Bucs as defensive coordinator, something that would be a departure from the staid Tampa 2.

Behind Closed Doors: Interviewing to Become an NFL Head Coach | The MMQB with Peter King
Before their introductory press conferences, NFL head coaches endure a grueling hiring process. Here’s what goes on behind closed doors