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Josh Norman is now a free agent after Panthers rescind franchise tag -
The Panthers have rescinded the franchise tag.

A post-Tim Tebow history of Florida QBs succeeding after no longer being Florida QBs -
An NFL MVP from Auburn, a Pro Bowl-quality tight end and two likely 2016 NFL Draft picks are just a few of the players who were better off leaving the Gators' QB depth chart.

NFL hopeful Kyle Murphy helped pave the way for Christian McCaffrey's record-breaking season -
Kyle Murphy helped pave the way for Christian McCaffrey to have one of the greatest season's in college football history.

Browns trade No. 2 pick to Eagles in 2016 NFL Draft -
It's likely the Eagles will end up with either Jared Goff or Carson Wentz with the second overall selection, depending on what the Rams do with the first pick.

2016 NFL Draft Prospects Scouting Report
There are a lot of players in the draft! These are the names to know.

All signs point to the Rams drafting Jared Goff -
The Rams say they haven't decided whether they'll take Cal's Jared Goff or North Dakota State's Carson Wentz, but reading between the lines and listening to what others in the NFL are saying, it becomes clear there's only one choice.

Here's what the Titans should do with all those extra picks the Rams gave them -
The Titans -- yes, THE TITANS -- are one draft away from relevance again.

The Eagles are happy to draft the Rams' leftover pizza -
The Eagles say they don't really care which quarterback they get with the No. 2 pick, just like they wouldn't care if you gave them sausage or pepperoni pizza.

Even the Eagles don't seem sure what they're doing trading for the No. 2 pick -
The Eagles' trade for the No. 2 pick might be justifiable if they are really sure in what they are doing. Except they don't really seem sure about anything.

Doug Martin: "Everybody's Pretty Optimistic"
RB Doug Martin has high hopes for the 2016 season.

Lavonte David on the Bucs' New Defense
LB Lavonte David feels he can thrive under new Defensive Coordinator Mike Smith.

How Does Eagles' Trade Affect Tampa Bay?
The Buccaneers could very well benefit from the Eagles moving up from No. 8 to No. 2.

Bucs Finalize Preseason Dates and Times
The Buccaneers' preseason schedule has been officially set.

NFL Draft Preview: Wide Receivers's Anthony Becht breaks down the best wide receivers in this year's draft class.'s 2016 QB Draft Preview + Bucs' Best Bets | Pewter Report begins our annual draft previews with the QBs today, and also gives readers our annual best bet predictions.

Martin, David Both Think 2016 Bucs Can Make A Playoff Push | Pewter Report
Optimism may never be quite as high as it is during the offseason and a couple decorated Tampa Bay Buccaneers aired their true hopes for 2016

Tampa Bay Buccaneers found late-round gem in David Logan in 1979 draft - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
The Buccaneers took a flyer on David Logan in the 12th round of the '79 draft and the team received first-round value in return.

Clayton: GMs under the most draft pressure - ESPN Video
ESPN NFL senior writer John Clayton breaks down which general managers will have their picks most scrutinized in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Bucs RB Martin, LB David ready to prove doubters wrong | and The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA — The Buccaneers haven’t even completed the first two weeks of their offseason conditioning program and already linebacker Lavonte David feels as if they’re being denigrated again.

Bucs announce 2016 preseason dates, times | and The Tampa Tribune
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers preseason schedule has been finalized, the team announced Wednesday.

Bucs could still be in hunt for Josh Norman | and The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA - If you’re wondering if the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have the salary cap space available to sign free agent cornerback Josh Norman away from the Carolina Panthers, the answer is yes.

Bucs Draft Analysis: Quarterback | and The Tampa Tribune
In the week leading up to the draft, The Tampa Tribune will examine the team’s needs at one position per day.

Family of Bucs executive raises awareness of CMV birth defect | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — John Spytek was a linebacker at Michigan. He knows what it's like to play with pain.

David on Alexander's enthusiasm: 'Can't even get him to shut up' | Tampa Bay Times
The Bucs got back together as a team for the first time last week for the start of offseason conditioning, and linebacker Lavonte David said he's been excited to be surrounded by players as motivated to win as he is.

Titans-Rams draft trade for No. 1 from inside each NFL franchise | The MMQB with Peter King
The Titans and Rams pulled off one of the biggest trades in NFL draft history. Here’s how it went down, from a serendipitous situation at the combine to the transaction’s consummation in the cab of a pickup truck