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Bubba Smith is the latest deceased NFL player found to have had CTE - SBNation.com
This comes a day after Congress found the NFL meddling with concussion research.

This wide receiver plans to stand outside the Patriots stadium all day, every day until they sign him - SBNation.com
Abiola Aborishade is more determined than ever to play in the NFL.

NFL announces Atlanta will host Super Bowl in 2019 - SBNation.com
Atlanta will be the site of Super Bowl LIII in 2019. Miami and LA will host the Super Bowl in 2020 and 2021, respectively..

The Bills don't want reporters to report on the Bills - SBNation.com
Fans looking for information on the Bills this offseason are in trouble.

5 NFL teams open up OTAs searching for a starting quarterback - SBNation.com
Sam Bradford is currently the Eagles' starter, while the Jets' QB situation is one big question mark.

NFL tweaks its replay rules again - SBNation.com
In-game officials will be in contact with Dean Blandino and the rules will clearly list which plays can't be reviewed.

5 Takeaways from OTAs, May 24th
A few notes from the Bucs' first OTA practice.

Highlight: Winston Touchdown to Evans
QB Jameis Winston hits WR Mike Evans for a score during the Bucs' first OTA practice.

Watch: Defensive Backs OTA Highlights
Shots from the Buccaneers DBs at the first day of OTAs.

Dirk Koetter Targets Morning Practices
Seeking to avoid the cumulative effects of too many practices in oppressive weather, Bucs Head Coach Dirk Koetter plans to have his team take the field in the mornings through August.

Bucs HC Koetter Trying To Beat The Heat | Pewter Report
So much for the Lovie Smith philosophy about matching practice times with game times.

2016 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year candidates - Ezekiel Elliott of Dallas Cowboys, Roberto Aguayo of Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Ezekiel Elliott appears to be the favorite to earn 2016 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year honors, but KC Joyner says there's a special kicker in Tampa Bay who could put up a good fight.

NFL Rumor Central: Bucs move practice to mornings to escape heat - NFL Rumor Central- ESPN
New head coach Dirk Koetter announced Tuesday that the Bucs will make changes to their practice schedule to avoid the brunt of Tampa's summer heat.

Tampa misses out as NFL awards three Super Bowls | Tampa Bay Times
The NFL has announced the sites for three more Super Bowls, and Tampa has missed the cut, with Atlanta, Miami and Los Angeles as the winners to host the NFL's biggest game in 2019-21.

Bucs QB Jameis Winston on critics of PK Roberto Aguayo: 'He's going to shut them up.' | Tampa Bay Times
There's been a lot of criticism of the Bucs' decision to use a second-round draft pick on kicker Roberto Aguayo. But quarterback Jameis Winston says his former Florida State teammate will 'shut them up.'

Koetter: 'Jealous as hell' of Lightning success, but pulling for them | Tampa Bay Times
Bucs players have been regular guests at Amalie Arena pulling for the Lightning in the Stanley Cup playoffs -- Jameis Winston, Kwon Alexander, Vincent Jackson and Gerald McCoy have been among the fans in attendance, and Austin Seferian-Jenkins was the Lightning's social media captain in their Game 4 win.

Earlier = cooler: Bucs see value in morning practices | Tampa Bay Times
It seems like a smart decision for say, anyone who's been outside in Florida in the summer, but Bucs coach Dirk Koetter said his team will have morning practices through the final game of the preseason, hoping cooler temperatures will be less taxing on players.