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Daily Bucs Links: Practice and Hall of Fame

Here's your open thread for today.

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Kansas City Chiefs sign Nick Foles to be their backup QB -
Foles will be behind Alex Smith on the depth chart.

Ravens kicker Justin Tucker thinks he could make an 84.5-yard field goal -
If it was a sunny day in Denver, Justin Tucker believes he could smash the NFL record for longest field goal by about 20 yards.

NFL wins longstanding appeal against Adrian Peterson, confirming Roger Goodell's power -
Nearly two years after his arrest, the NFL is finally set to collect the fine imposed against Adrian Peterson.

Are you a Michael or a Martellus Bennett? -
Take the quiz to find out which Bennett brother you are.

Kevin White has had it with Jay Cutler getting ‘bad rep for no reason’ -
Kevin White says Jay Cutler isn’t the ‘a******’ everyone warned him about.

Don't freak out that Matt Ryan got picked off by his coach -
This was a simple case of a rookie running the wrong route.

Rain and Officials Add Practice Opportunities
One was a planned and one was not, but Thursday's arrival of both an NFL crew of officials and a band of rainstorms led to some new practice conditions that will help the Bucs in the long run.

Watch: Training Camp Highlights, August 4
The best plays from the Buccaneers' training camp practice on Thursday.

Koetter: Gerald McCoy Is Setting the Pace
Four-time Pro Bowl DT Gerald McCoy is amazing his coaches and teammates with his pace and production in camp, suggesting he could be primed for his best season yet.

Koetter Fired Up After Bucs’ Rain-Shortened Practice | Pewter Report
Maybe it was Thursday’s overcast skies and rainy weather. Maybe it was having to cut practice short. Maybe it was just the wrong question at the wrong time.

Winston Report: 8-4 – Despite Wet Ball, Winston Sharp Again | 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

Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Mike Evans slims down, vows to be better - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
Getting in better shape wasn't the only offseason goal for Mike Evans, who also plans on making better use of his targets.

Bucs coach Dirk Koetter: 'I'm not playing any mind games with anybody' - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter made it clear Wednesday that the players performing the best will be in the starting lineup in Week 1.

Dungy's impact on the NFL is immeasurable - ESPN Video
Josina Anderson sings the praises of Tony Dungy ahead of his Hall of Fame induction, remembering some of his biggest accomplishments throughout his career.

Bucs take advantage of rain at practice | Tampa Bay Times
Rain moved Thursday's practice up by 30 minutes, then cut it short. But there was a silver lining.

Jones: Yes, Bucs TE Seferian-Jenkins on the second team is a very big deal | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA The Bucs are only a week into training camp. Their first preseason game is Aug. 11. The first real game is more than a month away.

Bryan Anger adds punch to the Bucs' punting competition | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — If anyone should appreciate the immense, nearly unfair pressure placed on Bucs rookie kicker Roberto Aguayo, who was drafted in the second round in April, it would be new Bucs punter Bryan Anger.