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Daily Bucs Links: More combine. Combine forever.

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Free agent rumors are stealing the show at the NFL Combine -
Some 1,200 members of the media are in Indianapolis to meet with draft prospects at the NFL's annual Scouting Combine ... and to trade gossip.

These athletes will steal the show at the 2016 NFL Combine -
Defensive tackle Andrew Billings leads a group of Baylor stars who will impress in workouts in Indianapolis, but here are the other top athletes at the combine.

The Falcons are looking for speed to make the leap in 2016 -
The Falcons just need a little more talent at key positions to take a step forward in 2016.

Peyton Barber entered the NFL Draft to help his homeless mother -
The former Auburn running back says he wants to be able to buy his mom a home.

Translating what NFL teams are really saying at the combine -
Several head coaches and general managers met with the media on Day 1 of the combine, but what does it mean for the draft?

Dallas police send Johnny Manziel domestic violence case to grand jury -
Whether or not Manziel will be charged is in the hands of the district attorney and by extension, the grand jury.

The weirdest, dumbest questions NFL teams ask players at the Combine -
Every year at the NFL Combine, actual NFL teams ask actual potential draftees if they're a cat or a dog, and if they think their mom is hot.

It's harder than ever to make the right pick in the NFL Draft -
The rise of the spread offense in college adds even more guesswork to an already difficult process for NFL coaches and scouts.

Joey Bosa might not be the top-10 NFL Draft pick he's been made out to be -
He's still good, very good, but retired NFL defensive end Stephen White wonders if the Ohio State product has already reached his ceiling.

Colin Kaepernick's agents requested permission to seek trade from 49ers, per report -
Will Kaepernick stay or go? There's rumors supporting both sides.

Siciliano Discusses Buccaneers' Draft Needs
NFL Network's Andrew Siciliano discusses the Buccaneers' needs heading into the NFL Scouting Combine

Breer: It "Makes Sense" to Think Defense First
NFL Network's Albert Breer believes the Buccaneers should use their first-round pick on a defensive player

Combine Lessons: Reshaping the Mocks
Some early draft assumptions could get turned on their heads during the NFL's week in Indianapolis, and that may affect what the Buccaneers are able to do at pick #9

Should the Bucs Take a Chance on Spence?
Scott Smith spoke to the Tampa Tribune's Roy Cummings at the NFL Combine on Thursday about taking a chance on Noah Spence, Jameis Winston's progression as a leader, and the likelihood of Doug Martin remaining in Tampa Bay.

Best of 2015: Running Backs
Watch some of the best plays from the 2015 Buccaneers running backs.

Spence In The Lead For Bucs According To Recent Mock Drafts | Pewter Report
With the draft just over two months away, it is still way too early to have any real handle on exactly what the Bucs will do in the upcoming NFL Draft.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Doug Martin have begun contract discussions
Nothing is imminent, but Buccaneers GM Jason Licht feels optimistic about re-signing running back Doug Martin.

Bucs coach Koetter calls DT McDonald an ‘impressive’ leader | and The Tampa Tribune
Jameis Winston has plenty of lieutenants throughout the clubhouse, and new coach Dirk Koetter says the most impressive may be veteran defensive tackle Clinton McDonald.

Bucs plan to get defensive in draft | and The Tampa Tribune
Now that former offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter has taken control of the team, the Bucs’ plan is to spend the bulk of the seven picks they hold in the 2016 NFL draft on defensive-oriented players.

Sources: RB Martin more likely to sign deal outside of Tampa Bay | and The Tampa Tribune
As contract negotiations between the would-be free agent and the Bucs drag on, the chances of the two-time Pro Bowler getting his wish to stay in Tampa Bay appear to be declining.

Bucs lose longtime equipment manager to UFC | Tampa Bay Times
For the first time in nearly 10 years, a span covering five head coaches, the Bucs have a new equipment manager.

Bucs continue working on Doug Martin deal | Tampa Bay Times
INDIANAPOLIS — The Bucs have made re-signing RB Doug Martin a priority, and that process took another step late Wednesday.

Bucs draft focus includes pass rushers | Tampa Bay Times
INDIANAPOLIS — It's a simple formula to win in the NFL. You need a good quarterback and somebody who can put the other team's quarterback on the ground.