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Patriots reportedly want their lost Deflategate draft picks back in a Jimmy Garoppolo trade -
It’s quite a strategy.

This little fan was SO HAPPY to get an Odell Beckham Jr. jersey for the holidays -
The only thing better than his reaction, was OBJ’s response.

NFL picks 2016, Week 17: Experts ready to crown Lions NFC North champs, but just barely -
Not everyone is buying into the Packers’ resurgence.

NFL panic index, Week 17: 4 playoff teams have QBs with no postseason experience -
There are plenty of unprovens in this winter’s playoff race.

Should an NFL team rest its starters in Week 17? 5 things to consider. -
Even with a playoff spot locked up, there are some situations where it makes sense to play the starters. NFL lineman Geoff Schwartz explains.

Mic'd Up: Russell Shepard vs. Saints
WR Russell Shepard was mic'd up during the Buccaneers' game against the Saints.

Watch: Press Conferences, December 28
OC Todd Monken and QB Jameis Winston were among Bucs who spoke to the media on Wednesday.

Buccaneers Injury Report, December 28
A look at Wednesday's injury report.

Bucs' Motivation Runs High for Sunday
Notes: Tampa Bay players don't need playoff possibilities to view Sunday's showdown with the Panthers as an important contest…Plus, injury updates and Jacquizz Rodgers' value.

Bucs Place RB Sims On IR, RB Martin Absent, RTs Dotson, Cherilus Return To Practice | Pewter Report
Buccaneers right tackles Demar Dotson and Gosder Cherilus returned to practice on Wednesday, while running back Doug Martin was absent.

Sick Of Bucs Playoff Scenarios? Track Winston’s Progress Sunday
There’s not a lot of joy around the Tampa Bay Bucs organization this holiday season, but fans can still pay attention to players trying to break records.

UPDATED: Bucs RB Martin Faces Suspension For Drug Violation | Pewter Report
Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter discussed the absence of running back Doug Martin from Wednesday's practice and placing Charles Sims on injured reserve.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin suspended after failing drug test
Bucs RB Doug Martin has opted not to appeal a four-game suspension and will begin serving it immediately after a positive drug test.

What now for the Bucs following Doug Martin's suspension? - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
The Bucs could cut Doug Martin without penalty, but they may give him a second chance. They still likely will look for a RB in a loaded draft.

Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston chasing 'W' not records this week - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
Tampa Bay quarterback Jameis Winston can reach some impressive milestones Sunday, but insists he just wants to finish the season on a winning note.

Bucs' season not a success for Jameis Winston | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston says that even if his team beats the Panthers on Sunday and finishes with a winning record — two things he wants — he will not consider the Bucs' season a success.

Stroud: Good that Doug Martin's seeking help, but it should've come sooner | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — Instead of the thwack of shoulder pads, what the Bucs heard Wednesday was the sickly thud of Doug Martin hitting bottom.

Bucs' Martin suspended four games for performance-enhancing drugs | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — Bucs running back Doug Martin has been suspended four games by the NFL for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs, and he said Wednesday that he will seek treatment.