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Daily Bucs Links: Super Bowl week continues

Here's your open thread for today.

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Colin Kaepernick 'disillusioned' with 49ers and reportedly desires trade to the Jets -
New head coach Chip Kelly apparently isn't a big draw for San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who is reportedly 'disillusioned' with the organization and wants out, preferably to the Jets.

Browns hint they'll release Johnny Manziel -
Cleveland will reportedly part ways with the troubled quarterback in March, when the new league year starts.

Mike Tolbert is revitalizing the fullback position and making it fun -
The multi-talented and versatile playmaker is maybe the best of a dying position.

Deion Sanders wonders if Cam Newton is ready for his childhood dream to become a reality -
The Panthers quarterback has been dreaming about winning a Super Bowl all his life. Can he handle the pressure that comes with the big game and all the scrutiny ahead of it?

Peyton Manning called the perfect play and made his HGH scandal disappear (for now) -
Thanks to a perfect strategy, Peyton Manning has hardly had to talk HGH in the run-up to Super Bowl 50.

Broncos send safety Ryan Murphy home after he was questioned in alleged prostitution sting -
Murphy was released after questioning and was not arrested. The team still decided it was best for him to return to Denver.

Lady Gaga will perform national anthem at the 2016 Super Bowl -
The recent Golden Globe winner gets the honor of singing "The Star-Spangled Banner" before the Super Bowl.

Peyton Manning cost Donald Trump a win in Iowa -
Peyton Manning acknowledged that he's been golfing with Donald Trump before, but refused to endorse his Presidential campaign. Hours later, Trump finished second in the Iowa caucuses.

Reflecting on Ali Marpet's College Career
Marpet's college coach discusses his former player's ascension to the NFL.

Bucs' O-Line Takes Huge Leap Forward
An in-depth look at the Buccaneers' offensive linemen in 2015.

Bucs back away from state money for stadium improvements | and The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have come up short in their bid to get state tax dollars to subsidize the planned $100 million renovation of Raymond James Stadium, at least for this year.

Tampa’s finest await call to Hall in several sports | and The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA — Tony Dungy and John Lynch, Bucs pillars, are again finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. We’ll know on Saturday if they’re in or out.

Panthers' Newton tired of "black quarterback" conversation | Tampa Bay Times
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Cam Newton wants any discussion of black quarterbacks in a Super Bowl put away. For good.

Wade Phillips gets best from Broncos defense | Tampa Bay Times
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — A few weeks ago, Broncos defensive coordinator Wade Phillips went to great pains to describe glowingly a certain coach with the initials "B.B." — a coach he would go on to outscheme and beat a few days later to punch his ticket to the Super Bowl.

State rejects Tampa Bay Buccaneers' bid for $12M grant to fund RayJay upgrades | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers asked the state in November for $12 million to help pay for improvements to Raymond James Stadium, the team’s applications was lacking the pizazz of its competition.