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Kirk Cousins could be playing his way out of a future in Washington -
After two games, Kirk Cousins has a long way to go to live up to expectations from 2015.

Marshawn Lynch would rather see Colin Kaepernick kneel than 'stand up, put his hands up, and get murdered’ -
Marshawn Lynch was candid about his support for Colin Kaepernick while speaking with Conan O’Brien on Tuesday.

NFL panic index, Week 3: Remember when the Packers were good? -
The Packers are struggling, the Browns have yet another starting QB, the Seahawks can't beat the Rams ... these are things that NFL fans are panicking about this week. We're going to tell you whether it's justified.

Why can't the Rams play other teams like they do the Seahawks? -
The Rams have won three in a row and four of their last five against the Seahawks, but it’s Seattle that winds up in the playoffs every year.

Terrelle Pryor is willing to cut off a finger or die on the field to get the Browns a win -
Hopefully it doesn’t come to that!

Julian Edelman could be the Patriots’ backup QB, because Bill Belichick is brilliant and weird -
Bill Belichick does weirder things than any coach in the NFL. Using Julian Edelman as the team’s backup QB would be the weirdest.

Josh Norman and Odell Beckham Jr. are suddenly playing nice after months of trash talk -
The two players seem to have a subdued attitude heading into Sunday’s rematch.

Buccaneers Have Backfield Options
If Pro Bowl RB Doug Martin is unable to suit up against the Rams on Sunday, the Bucs believe they can still run the ball effectively with Charles Sims and Jacquizz Rodgers.

Watch: Press Conferences, September 21
QB Jameis Winston and OC Todd Monken were among Bucs who spoke to the media on Wednesday.

Blocking Aaron Donald A Chess Match
Notes: The Bucs will try to keep All-Pro DT Aaron Donald off Jameis Winston on Sunday, but the Rams will be looking for ways to get him one-on-one rushes…Plus injuries and more.

Buccaneers Injury Report, September 21st
A look at Wednesday's injury report.

Tampa Bay Bucs confident Charles Sims a viable fill-in for Doug Martin - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
Bucs coach Dirk Koetter believes Charles Sims, who totaled 1,090 yards from scrimmage last season, can be a feature back with Doug Martin sidelined.

Bucs' Jameis Winston, Dirk Koetter offer advice to Rams QB Jared Goff - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
Jameis Winston knows the pressure that comes with being the top overall pick and had some advice for Jared Goff as he makes the transition to the NFL.

Rams LB Mark Barron was blindsided, disrespected by Bucs trade - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
Despite hard feelings, the Mark Barron thinks he benefited from the trade to the Rams.

A Week In The Life of Gerald McCoy - Wednesdays are work days - ESPN Video
Go behind the scenes with Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy as he attends Wednesday's practice, calling it the toughest day of the week.

5 things to know about Jacquizz Rodgers | Tampa Bay Times
1. In Rodgers' sophomore season at Lamar Consolidated High School in Rosenberg, Texas, he rushed for 34 touchdowns and averaged 9.4 yards per carry. In his junior season, he improved with 2,592 rushing yards and 50 touchdowns. As a senior, Rodgers led the Mustangs to the 2007 4A Division 1 state football championship. In the title game, Rodgers rushed for 233 yards and three touchdowns on 31 carries, blocked a PAT, recovered a fumble and had six tackles on defense as the Mustangs beat Robert Griffin III-led Cooper Cove, 20-14.

Is Doug Martin doomed for another 'downer season'? | Tampa Bay Times
This isn't the start Doug Martin needed.Nor the Martin start the Bucs needed.The Pro Bowl running back will miss about three weeks as he recovers from a hamstring injury, the NFL Network reported Wednesday.About three weeks.

Bucs tackle Donovan Smith sits out practice with hip injury | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — Four Bucs players injured in Sunday's loss at Arizona were absent from Wednesday's practice, but LT Donovan Smith, who hasn't missed a snap in his 18-game career, watched practice due to a hip injury.

It's clear Bucs face dropoff from Doug Martin to Charles Sims | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — Doug Martin is not expected to play football this week. Or next week. Or perhaps the week after that.