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Browns QB Cody Kessler pulled a Dan Orlovsky and ran out of the end zone for a safety -

9 takeaways from the 1st night of the 2016 NFL preseason -
Some rookies got off to a good start in their preseason debuts on Thursday.

Bills, Tyrod Taylor agree to 6-year contract extension -
Taylor had the best season of any Bills quarterback in over a decade.

Winston Finds Positives in Loss to Eagles
Despite dropping their preseason opener, QB Jameis Winston find a few positive takeaways from the Bucs' game against the Eagles.

Coach Koetter: "Our Defense Nailed It"
Head Coach Dirk Koetter spoke to the media Friday to about the Bucs' preseason game against the Eagles.

Bucs Rewind: Philadelphia Eagles
A behind-the-scenes look at the Buccaneers' preseason opener against the Eagles.

Upon Further Review: Bucs-Eagles
After reviewing the game tape of Thursday night's preseason opener, Dirk Koetter shared his thoughts on such issues as an improved pass-rush, a pair of standouts at WR and the team's low rushing totals.

Defensive Game Grades: Buccaneers vs. Eagles | Pewter Report
Early miscues by the special teams and offense didn’t make the first quarter easy on defense – but the unit settled in and turned in a solid performance

Offensive Unit Game Grades: Buccaneers vs. Eagles | Pewter Report
Each week will offer up our analysis of each unit on the offensive side of the ball and hand out grades based on how they performed.

Verner’s Bucs Training Camp Diary: "I’ve Taken Reps Fielding Kicks And Punts" | Pewter Report
In his fourth Bucs Training Camp Diary entry on, CB Alterraun Verner discussed CB Josh Robinson and returning kicks and punts in practice.

Koetter Impressed By Bucs Defensive Performance | Pewter Report
When you consider the fact that the Buccaneers sent 84 guys out on the field Thursday night – 38 more than the active list during a regular season game – the 17-9 loss in Philadelphia wasn’t as bad as the scoreboard may suggest.

Bucs' draft class trending upward with Vernon Hargreaves, Noah Spence - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
Rookie cornerback Vernon Hargreaves is rotating in with the first team and has a good shot to see playing time at nickelback.

Dirk Koetter encouraged by defense in Tampa Bay Bucs' preseason loss - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
The Bucs' defense was the bright spot of their loss, generating four sacks, 10 quarterback hits and five tackles for loss.

Men who broke barriers reflect on their inclusion in Tony Dungy's Hall speech | Tampa Bay Times
Jimmy Raye coached 37 years in the NFL. He worked for 10 different teams and helped several players get to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but he had never been to Canton, Ohio, for an enshrinement ceremony until last weekend.

Fennelly: Give Bucs' Aguayo a break, he missed one kick | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPAJust let the kid kick.Think those soccer-style types on the U.S. women's team had any better luck at the Olympics?

Bucs slow to run in preseason opener | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — The Bucs ranked fifth in the NFL in rushing last season, but their totals against the Eagles — 31 yards on 21 carries — were the worst of the 12 teams to open the preseason Thursday night.

Bucs receivers Russell Shepard, Donteea Dye make good impression | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — In a game in which eight different Bucs receivers caught passes, coach Dirk Koetter said two in particular — Russell Shepard and Donteea Dye — have helped their cases in what continues to be a wide-open battle for backup jobs.