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Daily Bucs Links: Defensive coaches talk

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Cam Newton should absolutely be on the cover of 'Madden 17' -
It's kind of hard to believe he hasn't been on the game's cover already.

Did the Titans and Browns make the right call trading down? -
The Titans and Browns moved out of the top two picks in the NFL Draft despite several holes on their rosters. Was it worth it?

NFL lets a player put his actual name on his jersey -
Vikings German wide receiver Moritz Boehringer has been given permission to place that all-important umlaut on his uniform.

The Texans got a lot faster in the NFL Draft. Here’s how they’ll put that speed to work. -
The Texans have more speed than a Waco truck stop. Here’s how they’ll put it to work.

DC Smith Impressed with DE Spence
Defensive Coordinator Mike Smith spoke to the media about the progress of the Buccaneers defense throughout the offseason program, including rookie DE Noah Spence.

Watch: Defense/Special Teams Pressers
Defensive and Special Teams coaches addressed the media on Thursday to talk the state of their positions at this point in the offseason.

Watch: Buccaneers Insider Live, May 12th
Team Insider Casey Phillips and Senior Writer & Editor Scott Smith report from One Buccaneer Place.

One Buc Mailbag: Record Time
This week's mailbag is all about franchise records – some that might fall this very season and some that might never be topped.

Madden Ratings for 2016 Draft Picks
A look at how each of this year's first-round draft picks are rated in EA Sports' Madden video game.

Buccaneer Rookies' High School Ratings
A look at where the Bucs' rookies were rated as high school prospects.

Bucs Sign Spence; Only Aguayo Left | Pewter Report
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced on Thursday that the team has signed defensive end Noah Spence, the first of the team’s two second-round selections in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Bucs DC Smith: New Defense Will “Play To The Strengths Of Our Players” | Pewter Report
For those Bucs fans who complained Lovie Smith's Tampa 2 defense was too predictable and and wasn't aggressive enough, there is a new plan in place.

Bucs' Vincent Jackson thrilled to get degree at 33 from USF | Tampa Bay Times
Bucs receiver Vincent Jackson has caught more than 500 passes over 11 seasons in the NFL, has opened restaurants, owned fitness centers, invested in real estate, and on Saturday, he added another line to his resume: college graduate.

One college start, one pro contract for Bucs' Kelby Johnson | Tampa Bay Times
Here's one you don't hear about often: College player who started only one game in major college football not only gets a tryout with an NFL team, but impresses coaches enough to land a free-agent contract.

Bucs coaches like first impression of rookie DE Noah Spence | Tampa Bay Times
Bucs defensive line coach Jay Hayes first saw Noah Spence play when he was a Bengals assistant, and Ohio State played its spring game at Paul Brown Stadium, and the Bucs defensive end didn't disappoint that day.

New coordinator Mike Smith looking for versatility from Bucs defenders | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — As the Bucs continue their transition to a new defense under coordinator Mike Smith, he has made it clear that the defining aspect will be its multiple looks and roles for players across different positions.

How Reche Caldwell Googled his way from the Patriots to prison
SWAT raids, a gambling ring, coffee cans full of money, Molly by mail? The former NFL wide receiver tells his story for the first time.