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It’s game day!

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Browns vs. Bengals: No. 1 pick Myles Garrett finally makes NFL debut -
Garrett missed the first four games of the season because of a high ankle sprain.

Andrew Luck slowly returning to practice this week for the Colts -
Luck’s finally making progress.

Cam Newton thinks it's funny when a female reporter asks about routes, and that's not OK -
Newton smiled as she asked about Devin Funchess and his route running style.

Watch: Buccaneers Injury Report, Week 5
The Official Buccaneers Injury Report for Week 5, brought to you by Florida Hospital.

Watch: Bucs Roundup, Week 5
Get an inside look into the matchup against the Patriots in Week 5.

Malcolm Glazer Ring of Honor Ceremony to Highlight Events for Thursday Night

Cover 3: Previewing Bucs vs. Patriots; A Port Hole In The Death Star | Pewter Report
In this week's Cover 3 column, Trevor Sikkema goes in-depth into a Bucs vs. Patriots preview with advanced stats and an extensive film review.

Pewter Preview And Predictions: Buccaneers vs. Patriots | Pewter Report's big three each preview the Bucs and Patriots game through their own eyes and words and how they see it playing out.

Jacquies Smith waived by Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Defensive end Jacquies Smith, who started 18 games for Tampa Bay in 2014 and 2015 before missing almost all of the 2016 season with a torn ACL, was released by the Bucs on Wednesday, sources told ESPN.

Bucs-Patriots: What to watch in today's game | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA —- Bill Belichick has never beaten the Bucs in Tampa. Tom Brady has never played a regular-season game in Tampa. This is somehow true — thanks to a 2009 Bucs home game against both in London — but here are five other things to watch in today's Bucs-Patriots game.

Why Jameis Winston needs to catch up with DeSean Jackson, fast. | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — His news conference was scheduled to begin Tuesday at high noon and DeSean Jackson was nowhere to be found. The Bucs newest receiver is cooperative but hard to pin down. Whereabouts unknown. With 30 seconds to spare, he seemingly popped out of nowhere and asked the media relations representative if she was worried?

Cannon Fodder podcast: Bucs-Patriots: Which offense will step up? | Tampa Bay Times
Greg Auman continues to preview Thursday's Bucs-Patriots game in the latest episode of our Bucs Cannon Fodder podcast. Two of the NFL's worst defenses, both in overall yards allowed and passing yards allowed, so which offense can take advantage of the opportunity?