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Former Bills, Falcons safety Keion Carpenter dies at age 39 -
Keion Carpenter started 61 NFL games and finished his career with 14 interceptions.

Robert Griffin III has shown ‘franchise-level talent’ and could start in 2017, says Joe Thomas -
Longtime Browns offensive tackle Joe Thomas has been impressed with Robert Griffin III, even if his stats are underwhelming.

Dak Prescott heats up prank war with Ezekiel Elliott by filling his locker with M&M’s -
Dak Prescott responded to Ezekiel Elliott’s Wednesday shenanigans with a prank of his own.

Chiefs’ doinked field goal win vs. Broncos put both teams on different paths -
Kansas City’s overtime win in Week 12 altered the entire AFC West.

Antonio Brown reminds Brandon Marshall that he owes him a Porsche -
It’ll probably end up going to a great cause.

Dak Prescott will start, but Mark Sanchez expected to get most reps in Cowboys vs. Eagles -
Darren McFadden should expect some burn, too.

Why the Packers are glad they got written off this season -
When Green Bay fell to 4-6 in November, they looked inward. They’ve been in playoff mode, winning their last five and playing for a division title this week.

Several Buccaneers Could Lead NFL
From Cam Brate and his tight end touchdown grabs to Brent Grimes and his passes defensed, a handful of Bucs could end up first in various NFL stat categories with a strong finish Sunday.

Watch: Press Conferences, December 29
DC Mike Smith and HC Dirk Koetter were among Bucs who spoke to the media on Thursday.

Demar Dotson Could Return at Right Time
Notes: Starting RT Demar Dotson has been cleared from the concussion protocol, and his potential return to the lineup would be well-timed against Carolina's impressive pass rush.

McCoy: NFL Needs a Player Like Cam Newton | Pewter Report
Panthers QB Cam Newton continues to be one of the most polarizing figures in the NFL, but Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy doesn't think he should change.

Sikkema's Favorite Bucs Moments of 2016 | Pewter Report
Pewter Report's Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat reporter Trevor Sikkema gives his most memorable Bucs moments of the 2016 season.

Top 5 Not Enough For Bucs WR Mike Evans | Pewter Report
Just being one of the best wide receivers in the National Football League isn't enough for Tampa Bay Bucs third-year pro Mike Evans. He wants even more.

NFL - Ranking non-playoff teams' chances of making 2017 field
Denver and Carolina are both on the outside looking in after their Super Bowl runs last season. Among this year's outsiders, which ones have the best chances of being next year's contenders?

Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Mike Evans not impressed by his Pro Bowl season - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
Mike Evans will be heading back to the Pro Bowl, but the Buccaneers receiver doesn't seem like he'll be satisified until he's the best in the game.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers players concerned about RB Doug Martin
Teammates of Bucs RB Doug Martin were shocked to learn of his suspension and are glad he is taking steps to get help.

Could Martin's ban prompt Bucs to draft a running back in first round? | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — The news of Doug Martin's four-game suspension for violating the NFL's police on performance-enhancing drugs means the Bucs are no longer financially tied to him as their primary back next season.

Bucs tackle Demar Dotson returns from concussion | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — The Bucs got good news Thursday. Starting RT Demar Dotson has been cleared from concussion protocol and can play Sunday against the Panthers in the regular-season finale.