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Seahawks DE Michael Bennett prods NFL stars to speak out for social change -
Bennett says black NFL players need to start advocating for social change.

Buccaneers' Defense Not Falling Behind
The Bucs' offense may have come into camp with the advantage of continuity in both personnel and the playbook, but Mike Smith's defense has impressively held its own so far, particularly up front.

Watch: Training Camp Pressers, July 31
HC Dirk Koetter, WR Kenny Bell, TE Danny Vitale, DE Noah Spence, C Evan Smith, and CB Vernon Hargreaves spoke to members of the media on Sunday.

Watch: Highlights from Day 4 of Camp
Highlights from the Buccaneers' fourth training camp practice.

Center Position Still Up for Grabs
Camp Notes: Evan Smith is getting his chance with the first team as he and Joe Hawley battle for the starting pivot job…Plus, questions about the receiver depth chart and the return jobs.

Winston Report: 7-31 – Good First Day In Pads | Pewter Report
Entering his second season in the NFL, Jameis Winston, already a Pro Bowler and 4,000-yard passer, is now the undisputed leader and face of the Buccaneers

Bucs CB Banks Needs A Bounce-Back After Rough Season | Pewter Report
Intriguing position battles can be found all over the training camp practice fields of One Buc Place this summer.

Bucs O-Line Wins Run-Blocking 1-on-1’s; D-Line Battles Back In Pass Rush | Pewter Report
Tampa Bay’s OL and DL squared off in 1-on-1 drills twice on Sunday as the full pads came, and was there to chronicle the action.

Bucs News To Know: First Day Of Pads; Defense Taking Shape | Pewter Report will offer a daily recap encompassing all that took place during the course of each 2016 training camp practice.

Joining Buccaneers was not a hard sell for Daryl Smith - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
Veteran Daryl Smith didn't need much convincing to join the Buccaneers. He liked what he saw of linebackers Kwon Alexander and Lavonte David.

Buccaneers' Mike Evans gets special shout out from Dwyane Wade - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
Tampa Bay receiver Mike Evans and Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade form a mutual admiration society.

Competition strong for Bucs' offensive line spots | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — The Bucs have competition in the middle of their offensive line, with Evan Smith working as the starting center during Sunday's practice and returning starter Joe Hawley working with the second unit.

Bucs' morning practices still bring the heat | Tampa Bay Times
Slightly cooler, but it's still sweltering

Fennelly: Eddie DeBartolo's Hall of Fame generosity benefits Tampa Bay | Tampa Bay Times
Lisa DeBartolo, who on Saturday will present her father when his long wait ends and he's enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, said the man is nervous. Nothing new there. But now it's the induction speech — his 19th and final draft. He has been practicing it. A lot.

Depth a question for Bucs at receiver after Jackson and Evans | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — The Bucs purchased three cryogenic chambers for their training room that are set at minus-200 degrees to help players make a fast recovery. They may want to find a way to put receivers Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson in a deep freeze after every game this season, because if either gets hurt, Jameis Winston is going to be swallowing a lot of footballs.