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On the Bucs’ new kicker, and more.

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What’s next for the Texans after losing J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus? -
Sunday night’s loss to the Chiefs brought about two catastrophic injuries. Where do the Texans go from here?

Vikings vs. Bears: What were the Vikings thinking with Sam Bradford? -
Minnesota tried to rush Bradford’s knee injury, with near-catastrophic results.

Packers vs. Cowboys: Jason Garrett’s big mistake was giving Aaron Rodgers time -
Garrett gave Aaron Rodgers a minute to beat the Cowboys.

For Jerry Jones, prohibiting protests is all about maintaining control -
"We're going to respect the flag and I'm going to create the perception of it."

NFL power rankings 2017, Week 6: Alex Smith has the Chiefs rolling -
Alex Smith has realistic MVP hopes, and the Chiefs are dominating right now.

Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers need to get on the same page again -
Roethlisberger’s recent comments and the ongoing drama in the locker room aren’t doing the struggling Steelers any favors. Retired NFL lineman Geoff Schwartz explains.

Adrian Peterson trade: Cardinals can give him more opportunities, but it won’t matter -
AP is a shadow of himself, and now he moves from one bad situation to another.

Watch: In the Training Room - Bod Pod
Team Insider Casey Phillips and Team Nutritionist Kevin Luhrs discuss the "Bod Pod," a device to measure bodyfat and to help assist with injury prevention and nutrition.

Patrick Murray Comes Full-Circle
Patrick Murray says he's a better man and a better kicker as he re-assumes his role with the Buccaneers three years later, having overcome a pair of knee injuries.

One Buc Mailbag: Unleashing DeSean
Fan-submitted topics this week included the best way to deploy big-play WR DeSean Jackson, a rule clarification on kickoffs and an unusual trade idea

Bucs Murray Says He's A Better Kicker And Better Man | Pewter Report
The Bucs welcomed back a familiar face this week when they signed former kicker Pat Murray to replace a struggling Nick Folk.

Bucs wise to move on swiftly from Nick Folk, pick up Patrick Murray - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
After suffering through kicking woes last season, the Bucs were decisive in an effort to fix this season's issue before it ruins their playoff hopes.

Will Bucs benefit from mini bye after Thursday Night Football? | Tampa Bay Times
With 10 days between Buccaneers games, there's plenty of time to spin their 19-14 loss to the Patriots on Thursday Night Football into a positive.

Bucs' Robert McClain chats with seven middle schools at once | Tampa Bay Times
Tuesday is usually an off-day in the NFL calendar, so it's not unusual to see players making appearances in the community or visiting a local school. Bucs cornerback Robert McClain took that to another level on Tuesday morning, chatting with students from seven area middle schools at the same time as part of the NFL's

NFL may change policy that players 'should' stand for anthem | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — In August, before President Donald Trump got actively involved in NFL players protesting during the national anthem, Bucs players said they had a great appreciation for their ownership and coaches giving them the freedom to express themselves as they wanted on an important issue.

Does this mean Bucs' kicking problem is fixed? Not so fast | Tampa Bay Times
The Bucs got a new kicker.Feel better now?Happy now?His name is Patrick Murray. He used to kick here once upon a time. Seems like every journeyman kicker has kicked here once upon a time.