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Winners and losers of the Chandler Jones trade and a busy 2 days of NFL free agency -
The Patriots and Cardinals pulled off a stunning trade on Tuesday, and somehow both teams won. Eric Weddle, meanwhile, has a new home after a busy two days of NFL free agency.

Replacing free agent losses in the 2016 NFL Draft -
What happens when teams lose players to big-money free agent deals? They turn to the draft. Here's how teams like the Broncos, Bengals, Seahawks and more will fill holes on their rosters, whether it's early or late in the draft.

Laquon Treadwell can knock the hell out of you, but can he be a No. 1 receiver in the NFL? -
The Ole Miss product is a big, physical receiver and one of the best NFL Draft prospects at that position. However, retired NFL defensive end Stephen White sees a few areas for improvement.

Chris Long signing 1-year deal with Patriots -
The Patriots bring in Long after trading Chandler Jones to Arizona.

NFL Power Rankings 2016: The real winners from free agency -
The dust has settled in NFL free agency and Danny Kelly's here to tell you which teams got better and which teams are going in reverse.

The Cardinals should tear through the NFC West again with Chandler Jones -
The Cardinals and Patriots pulled off the rare win-win trade this week. Chandler Jones gives Arizona's pass rush the heft it's been lacking. For New England, it's more about the long-term benefits, but they also get a guard in need of a second chance.

The largest NFL free agent contracts are usually a waste of money -
The last five years are littered with millions of dollars of unrealized expectations from free agency. Here's a closer look at the two largest contracts handed out every spring since 2011 and how those players and teams have fared.

Vincent Jackson Signing Ranks Among Best
As NFL teams spend the first week of free agency handing long-term contracts to unrestricted free agents, they can only hope to be as successful as the Bucs were with Vincent Jackson in 2012.

Buccaneers Mock Draft Roundup, 5.0
NFL Draft analysts weigh in on the Buccaneers' No. 9 pick.

Buccaneers Mock Draft Roundup, 5.0
NFL Draft analysts weigh in on the Buccaneers' No. 9 pick.

5 Remaining Free Agents to Watch
Five available players for Buccaneers fans to keep an eye on.

Which Prospect will Have the Best Career?
NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks play some March Madness with a bracket of draft prospects and select which player will have the best NFL career.'s Bucs Monday Mailbag 3-14 | Pewter Report began a new offseason feature recently, giving readers an opportunity to get their questions answered by the PR staff. Today, Mark Cook answers

Bucs do solid work by re-signing Doug Martin, finding Mankins' replacement
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost Logan Mankins to retirement but replaced him with former Seattle guard J.R. Sweezy.

Jones: Lovie Smith may be out, but it appears his plan for Bucs is firmly in place | Tampa Bay Times
Wonder what Lovie Smith is thinking today.

The Jaguars spent $178.3M in free agency and still whiffed on their biggest need -
After missing on Olivier Vernon and Robert Ayers in free agency, the Jaguars have no choice but to pursue other avenues to upgrade the pass rush.