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Daily Bucs Links: Combine interviews

Here's your open thread for today.

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Colin Kaepernick will opt out of contract with 49ers -
Kaepernick is set to be a free agent and is free to sign with any team after opting out of his contract with the 49ers.

Broncos extending Von Miller early last year could have saved Texans from Brock Osweiler -
If Denver had used its franchise tag on Osweiler, Houston would have been better off in the long run.

NFL salary cap jumps again to $167 million for 2017 season -
Let the spending commence.

Doug Martin’s future with the Buccaneers is still up in the air -
Tampa Bay can void the veteran running back’s contract, but they have time to weigh their options.

49ers will start free agency with no quarterbacks on the roster -
The 49ers have four quarterbacks who will all become free agents.

Josh Gordon will file for NFL reinstatement, but his time with the Browns is likely over -
The former top wideout hasn’t played since 2014.

Chris Long says he won't re-sign with Patriots so he can be 'the player I was before' -
Long’s one year in New England ended with a Super Bowl ring.

Terrelle Pryor doesn’t get franchise tag, but Browns are still working on new deal -
Pryor’s transition from quarterback to wide receiver has been a successful one.

AJ McCarron is available for trade, but the Bengals aren’t just giving him away -
Cincinnati values their backup quarterback, and that value just went up.

NFL franchise tag 2017: Kirk Cousins, Chandler Jones, Le’Veon Bell all got tagged -
The deadline to lock down the league’s most coveted free agents was 4 p.m. ET Wednesday.

Jimmy Garoppolo might not get traded after all. Here’s how that changes the QB market. -
The Patriots are not expected to move the hunkiest backup QB since Charlie Whitehurst. That’s going to have a big impact on free agency.

What are NFL teams looking for at the combine this year? -
SB Nation’s Thomas George talked to Chargers coach Anthony Lynn and a group of NFL scouts about what they want to see in Indianapolis this week.

5 Things to Know about the NFL Combine
A few interesting facts about the NFL Scouting Combine - presented by Florida Hospital.

Watch: HC Dirk Koetter Press Conference
Watch HC Dirk Koetter speak to the media at the 2017 NFL Combine about the status of the running back position and the experience of Jameis Winston.

Watch: GM Jason Licht Press Conference
Watch GM Jason Licht speak to the media at the 2017 NFL Combine about the work ethic of QB Jameis Winston and the play of the offensive line.

J.R. Sweezy Cleared to Return
After missing the entire 2016 season, guard J.R. Sweezy has been cleared to return to the field.

Watch: Bucs 2017 Combine Report, March 1
Senior Writer/Editor Scott Smith and Team Insider Casey Phillips report from the 2017 NFL Combine.

Search for Playmakers to Heat Up
As the Buccaneers begin evaluating prospects at the Combine and prepare for the start of free agency next week, a good amount of focus will be on finding explosive additions to the offense.

Koetter on Winston Slip Up: "He Owned Up To It" Now Moving Forward | Pewter Report
Dirk Koetter addressed the media at the NFL Combine on Wednesday and was asked about the Jameis Winston controversy of last week.

Don't Expect O-Line Shakeup Says Licht And Koetter From Combine | Pewter Report
Bucs Jason Licht and Dirk Koetter addressed the offensive line while speaking to the media at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis on Wednesday.

Koetter Combine Exclusive Q&A With Tampa Media | Pewter Report

Bucs' Licht Combine Exclusive Q&A With Tampa Media | Pewter Report
GM Jason Licht spoke to the local Tampa Bay media, including Pewter Report on Wednesday from the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Below is the complete Q&A.

Tampa Bay Buccaneeers admit Jameis Winston's mistake but support QB
Buccaneers GM Jason Licht and coach Dirk Koetter acknowledged that QB Jameis Winston made a "mistake" with his comments to children about gender roles last week, but they said they support him.

Buccaneers not rushing decision on Doug Martin, but RB is a priority - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
The Bucs have "checked in" with Martin, but know they have time to make up their minds on the future of their RB, who was suspended for PED use.

Buccaneers want Mike Glennon back, but expect QB to test free agency - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
Tampa Bay has offered a contract extension to reserve QB Mike Glennon, but with several teams needing starters, he is expected to hit the open market.

Sources: Tampa Bay Buccaneers not expected to pursue Adrian Peterson - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
The Bucs have designs on shoring up the running back position this offseason, but as of now those plans do not include pursuing Adrian Peterson.

Bucs have had talks with Vincent Jackson, but future still uncertain - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
The Bucs have had dialogue with Vincent Jackson, but it's hard to see them bringing back the 34-year-old WR unless it's a very team-friendly deal.

Koetter: Winston owned mistake as speaker but still exceeds expectations as face of the franchise | Tampa Bay Times

Bucs offer to make Glennon highest-paid backup QB in NFL | Tampa Bay Times
The Bucs have offered to make Mike Glennon the highest-paid backup quarterback in the NFL.

Bucs still not ready to commit to cleaned up RB Doug Martin | Tampa Bay Times
Running back Doug Martin apparently is out of drug rehab, looks fit and met with coach Dirk Koetter and general manager Jason Licht in Tampa last week.

Bucs won't reveal Jackson's plans but feels like retirement | Tampa Bay Times