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How the NFL Draft's compensatory picks work -
The best teams in the NFL routinely acquire extra draft picks by letting their free agents sign with other teams. Here's how compensatory draft pick work.

Kevin Dodd can be a monster in the NFL with a little polish -
Whatever defense a team runs, Kevin Dodd has the potential to be a difference-maker in that system.

From DeflateGate to tampering, how 4 teams forfeited picks in the 2016 NFL Draft -
The Patriots lost their first-round pick due to the DeflateGate scandal, but they're not the only team forfeiting a draft pick this year.

Joey Bosa wants to build on his family's NFL legacy -
Joey Bosa won't be the first first-round draft pick in his family, and he might not be the last.

29 players who could be 1st-round surprises in the 2016 NFL Draft -
One team's reach is probably sitting at the top of another team's draft board. Danny Kelly looks at a few of the players who could prove mock drafts wrong.

Koetter: "Hard Work Pays Off"
HC Dirk Koetter meets with members of the media after Day 1 of voluntary veteran mini-camp.

Ayers: Bucs Are Hungry to Win
DE Robert Ayers, one of the Bucs' key offseason acquisitions, knows he and his fellow defenders still have to learn a whole new system, but he's impressed by the winning attitude he's found in Tampa.

Evans on E:60 Feature
WR Mike Evans speaks to the media about the ESPN E:60 Feature on his childhood adversity that will air on Tuesday night.

All Hands on Deck for Mini-Camp
Though a handful of Buccaneers are still recovering from injuries and surgeries, every player on the roster was at team headquarters Tuesday for the start of a voluntary mini-camp.

NFL Draft Preview: Mid-Round Targets's Anthony Becht breaks down his mid-round, best available prospects in this year's draft class.

Bucs HC Koetter On First Day Of Voluntary Minicamp | Pewter Report
On Tuesday, Dirk Koetter spoke to the media for his first post-practice press conference as a head coach

Inside Bucs Mini-Camp 4-26: Tampa Bay Unveils Revamped Secondary | Pewter Report
How did the Bucs look in their first on the field practice of the 2016 season? Find out in this inside practice report.'s 2016 DT Draft Preview + Bucs' Best Bets | Pewter Report
Pewter Report takes a look at the top defensive tackle prospects in the upcoming NFL Draft.'s 2016 LB Draft Preview + Bucs' Best Bets | Pewter Report
Lavonte David and Kwon Alexander are arguably the Buccaneers’ two best players.

Bucs Notes: Workouts provide an early glimpse | and The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA — While general manager Jason Licht and his staff continued to prepare for Thursday’s start of the NFL draft, Buccaneers players and coaches took two big steps forward Tuesday in their preparation for the 2016 season.

Bucs QB Glennon still a viable trade chip in NFL draft | and The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA — For a while, it looked like the 2016 NFL draft might punch Mike Glennon’s ticket out of town.

Bucs’ Evans focus of ESPN special tonight on family tragedy | and The Tampa Tribune
Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans is the subject of an ESPN E:60 special that airs tonight and focuses on the tragedy he suffered through as a youth when his father was murdered during an altercation with his mother’s brother.

Bucs' Mike Evans describes how he forgave his father's murderer - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
Mike Evans and his family detail what happened in October 2002 in an emotional and revealing E:60 profile that airs on Tuesday.

Bosa goes to Bucs in NFL Nation mock draft - ESPN Video
ESPN NFL Nation reporter Michael DiRocco explains why Tampa Bay should take defensive end Joey Bosa over cornerback Vernon Hargreaves in the NFL Nation mock draft.

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

Bucs on Winston's new look: 'What happened to the belly?' | Tampa Bay Times
Much of the talk around Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston this offseason is the work he's put in to be in better shape for his second NFL season, and as the Bucs opened a voluntary minicamp Tuesday, his teammates were impressed by the new look.

With heat, Koetter wants Bucs practice uptempo but short | Tampa Bay Times
Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter had an uptempo practice during the first day of voluntary minicamp Tuesday before cutting the workout short by about 10 minutes.

Newcomer Ayers says much to learn with Bucs defense | Tampa Bay Times
Defensive end Robert Ayers just joined the Bucs last month in free agency, but to some extent, nearly all of Tampa Bay's defense is newcomers as it relates to the defensive scheme that new coordinator Mike Smith will be running this season.

No serious issues with sidelined Bucs at minicamp | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — The Bucs opened voluntary minicamp Tuesday without starting guards J.R. Sweezy and Ali Marpet, and coach Dirk Koetter said both are recovering from unspecified offseason procedures and likely will not practice until training camp in late July.

ESPN special details abuse, murder in family of Bucs' Evans | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — Mike Evans was 9 years old and asleep upstairs with his sister at their home in Galveston, Texas, the night his father, Mickey, was stabbed repeatedly and shot to death.

Joy Culverhouse, widow of former Buccaneers owner, dies | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — Joy McCann Culverhouse, the widow of former Tampa Bay Buccaneers owner Hugh F. Culverhouse, emerged from his shadow after his death.