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Daily Bucs Links: Free agency chaos

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Matt Barkley signs with the 49ers, joining former Bears teammate Brian Hoyer -
The young quarterback will be heading west.

NFL free agency 2017: Grades for every move as they happen -
Who got the next Brock Osweiler? Which team landed the perfect pass rusher? Let’s grade this year’s free agent additions to find out!

Jimmy Garoppolo’s cryptic goodbye post to New England was probably a hack -

Texans shockingly trade Brock Osweiler to Browns -
A stunner just before the deadline.

Brock Osweiler trade from Texans to Browns affects the entire NFL -
And it starts with the question: Is Tony Romo coming to Houston?

Kirk Cousins wants a trade, but he won’t get one -
The Washington NFL team is plagued with infighting again. But the only question that matters for fans is whether the team will trade its quarterback.

Tony Romo can choose his own adventure this offseason -
Tony Romo is the hero of the story! Choose from six possible endings.

5 phases of NFL free agency -
Retired NFL lineman Geoff Schwartz, who’s been through four of them, explains the process.

Washington fires GM Scot McCloughan after turbulent 2 years -
A team official told the Washington Post that Scot McCloughan "has been a disaster for 18 months."

Browns are eating Brock Osweiler’s salary because they can, and it makes sense -
The Browns are building for the future and eating Brock Osweiler’s salary helps them continue to do that.

Alshon Jeffery signs with Eagles and instantly becomes their best WR -
The superstar wide receiver is cashing in.

Texans are the big winner in the Brock Osweiler trade with the Browns -
Just one year after signing Osweiler to a big contract, Houston is out from under it and free to pursue better options.

Tony Romo could still get traded from Cowboys to Broncos or Texans -
Denver and Houston need answers to their quarterback problems.

Jay Cutler released by the Bears. Now what? -
Cutler’s tumultuous tenure with the Bears finally ends after eight years.

Quizz Show Continues: Rodgers Returns
Jacquizz Rodgers, who led the team in rushing in 2016 and proved he could handle a feature-back workload, agreed to a new deal with the Bucs on Thursday at the start of free agency.

Buccaneers Retain Safety Chris Conte
S Chris Conte, who turned in some of the Bucs' biggest defensive plays of the season in 2016, has agreed to a new two-year deal to remain in Tampa.

5 Things to Know About Chris Baker
A few things to know about the Bucs' new defensive lineman.

5 Things to Know About Desean Jackson
A few things to know about the Buccaneers' new wide receiver.

Bucs Nab DT Chris Baker, Help Defense Too
On the first day of the 2017 free agency period, the Bucs have agreed to terms with former Washington DT Chris Baker adding a pass-rushing force for the middle of their defensive front.

Explosive Move! Bucs Land DeSean Jackson
WR DeSean Jackson, the NFL's best big-play receiver over the last decade, has agreed to a multi-year deal to join Jameis Winston and Mike Evans in a suddenly dangerous passing attack in Tampa.

Watch: Buccaneers Insider - Free Agency
Senior Writer/Editor Scott Smith and Team Insider Casey Phillips report on free agency.

Akeem Spence Announces He Will Not Be Returning; Signs With Lions | Pewter Report
After the team announced they were signing defensive tackle Chris Baker, Bucs free agent Akeem Spence posted that he will not be returning to the team.

Bucs Sign DT Chris Baker | Pewter Report
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have addressed part of their defensive line need in Free Agency by signing Washington defensive tackle Chris Baker.

Bucs Make It Official: Sign DeSean Jackson To A Three-Year Deal | Pewter Report
It was reporter early in the morning, but now the Tampa Bay Buccaneers make their signing of wide receiver DeSean Jackson official.

Bucs Say Goodbye To WR Russell Shepard; Will Sign With Panthers | Pewter Report
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lose out on retaining their special teams captain, Russell Shepard

Chicago Bears expected to sign quarterback Mike Glennon
The Bears are expected to sign quarterback Mike Glennon and safety Quintin Demps to three-year deals. Glennon, the Buccaneers' backup quarterback, will receive $19 million guaranteed.

DeSean Jackson signs with Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Former Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson will join the Buccaneers assuming no breakdown in final negotiations, sources told ESPN.

Bucs QB Jameis Winston gets deep threat he wanted in DeSean Jackson - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
The Bucs nabbed a speedy outside threat in former Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson, who is still one of the NFL's fastest players at age 30.

Bucs invest in Doug Martin insurance by re-signing Jacquizz Rodgers - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
The Bucs re-signed Jacquizz Rodgers to a two-year deal; he'll have his opportunity to start the opener with Doug Martin still under suspension.

Tampa Bay losing safety net with Mike Glennon heading to Bears - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
The Bucs, who tried to keep QB Mike Glennon from departing for Chicago, might have to rely on inexperienced options behind starter Jameis Winston.

Bucs get more punch along defensive line with Chris Baker - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
Tampa Bay added versatility to its defensive front with former Redskins lineman Chris Baker, who at 330 pounds can play several positions.

Bucs invest in Doug Martin insurance by re-signing Jacquizz Rodgers - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
The Bucs re-signed Jacquizz Rodgers to a two-year deal; he'll have his opportunity to start the opener with Doug Martin still under suspension.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers sign former Washington Redskins DL Chris Baker
The Buccaneers will sign former Redskins defensive lineman Chris Baker.

Social reaction to NFL free agency
Several NFL players posted messages on social media as they switched teams during free agency this week.

Bucs tender backup QB Ryan Griffin with $1.8-million offer | Tampa Bay Times
With Mike Glennon almost assuredly headed to the Bears today, the Bucs made a move Thursday to set up their new backup, giving restricted free agent Ryan Griffin a one-year, $1.8-million tender that gives them to match any offer from other teams.

DeSean Jackson finally brings speed and explosive plays to a Bucs offense lacking both | Tampa Bay Times
DeSean Jackson will ignite the Bucs offense, which lacked explosive plays in the passing game last season.

Bucs to re-sign RB Jacquizz Rodgers to 2-year deal | Tampa Bay Times
The Bucs will be signing running back Jacquizz Rodgers to a two-year deal after 4 p.m. Thursday, bringing the team's leading rusher from last season back with a raise.

DeSean Jackson is a 'game changer,' Bucs' Mike Evans says | Tampa Bay Times
DeSean Jackson will give the Bucs' offense an instant upgrade, but no player stands to benefit more than receiver Mike Evans.

Free agents: We rank Bucs' five best, five worst ever | Tampa Bay Times
As the Bucs make another run at finding success in free agency, it's a chance to revisit 25 years of hits and misses. It's a tough call to make on both ends -- let us know who we've egregiously left out -- but here's a look at the five best and five worst free agents in Bucs history:FIVE BEST FREE AGENTS

2017 NFL free agency: DeSean Jackson's miracle punt return | Tampa Bay Times
Dec. 19, 2010. The Eagles, my hometown team, trailed the Giants 31-10 in the fourth quarter.

Bucs land DT Chris 'Swaggy' Baker from Redskins | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — DeSean Jackson wasn't the only free agent the Bucs nabbed Thursday from the Redskins.

Free agent receiver DeSean Jackson joins Bucs | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — There are a lot of layers to DeSean Jackson. First, look at him. He's 5 feet 10 (maybe) and 170 pounds of muscle, tattoos and heart.

Tom Jones: Why Bucs' signing of DeSean Jackson is a risk worth taking | Tampa Bay Times
Risky business. The Bucs signing DeSean Jackson is risky business.