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Daily Bucs Links: Jason Licht speaks

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8 teams that will turn to the 2016 NFL Draft to address a position ignored in free agency -
Teams like the Vikings and Falcons added major talent during free agency, but they have a glaring need to fill that should be taken care of during next month's draft.

NFL aiming for 2018 regular season game in China -
A regular season game in China would easily be the most distance any team has traveled for a matchup.

Just call a catch a catch, dammit -
Dez Bryant caught it and so did Calvin Johnson. It doesn't need to be so hard to figure out.

Chiefs appeal tampering ruling that cost them a 3rd-round pick -
The Chiefs were docked two draft picks and levied fines for tampering with Jeremy Maclin.

Our 10 favorite things about this year's NFL coaches photo -
What the heck is Jeff Fisher even doing?

DeForest Buckner is a few moves away from greatness -
Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White ponders says the Oregon pass rusher is the kind of player who can dominate games at the NFL level if he learns how to use the right moves.

Buccaneers Mock Draft Roundup, 6.0
NFL Draft analysts weigh in on the Buccaneers' No. 9 pick.

Proposed NFL Rules Changes for 2016
A look at each of the suggest rule changes for next season. Owners, GMs and head coaches will vote on each at this week's league meetings.

Pewter Report's Bucs Monday Mailbag 3-21 | Pewter Report began a new offseason feature recently, giving readers an opportunity to get their questions answered by the PR staff.

Bucs’ Licht Doesn’t Expect Distractions From Miko Grimes | Pewter Report
When the Buccaneers signed cornerback Brent Grimes in free agency earlier this month, many thought it might come with some potential controversy.

Bucs' GM Licht Has Listened To Offers For Glennon | Pewter Report
It’s no surprise that Mike Glennon’s name is being thrown around as possible trade bait this offseason.

NFL Rumor Central: Could the Bucs land Hargreaves and Spence? - NFL Rumor Central- ESPN
Many mock drafts have the Bucs taking Vernon Hargreaves or Noah Spence in Round 1, but perhaps it would be possible to land both players.

Bucs GM Licht: Veteran free agents provide bridge to future | and The Tampa Tribune
BOCA RATON — Bucs general manager Jason Licht didn’t mince words Monday when asked about the possibility of Miko Grimes becoming a distraction this fall.

Bucs lose motion to dismiss lawsuit by former kicker Tynes | and The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA — A Hillsborough County judge has denied a request from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to dismiss a $20 million lawsuit brought against them by former kicker Lawrence Tynes.

Licht: Signings won't stop Bucs from drafting DE/CB | Tampa Bay Times
The Bucs have addressed some of their biggest needs in free agency with the additions of cornerback Brent Grimes and defensive end Robert Ayers, giving the team more flexibility to use the No. 9 overall draft pick on the player they like best, regardless of position.

Licht: Losing is distraction to avoid, not Grimes' wife | Tampa Bay Times
When the Bucs signed Pro Bowl cornerback Brent Grimes two weeks ago, the move came amid speculation that some NFL teams might have not pursued Grimes to avoid the potential distraction of his outspoken wife Miko, active on social media and occasionally even critical of teammates and management.

GM Jason Licht expects 'significant major progress' in 2016 | Tampa Bay Times
BOCA RATON — Should the Bucs be a playoff team in 2016? General manager Jason Licht stopped short of saying that Monday when asked what reasonable goals are as Tampa Bay tries to improve on its 6-10 record from last season.

Bucs confirm trade interest in backup QB Mike Glennon | Tampa Bay Times
BOCA RATON — The quarterback carousel still is spinning in the NFL and several teams continue to show interest in trading for Bucs backup Mike Glennon, general manager Jason Licht confirmed Monday at the NFL owners meeting.