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2017 NFL season already has the lamest quarterback battles -
Alex Smith vs. Patrick Mahomes might be something to watch, but the rest of the starting competitions are trash.

NFL preseason games are meaningless, except for players on the roster bubble -
Injuries to star players in preseason are a problem, but players fighting for a roster spot have every reason to play hard.

NAACP sends letter to NFL and Roger Goodell asking for meeting to discuss Colin Kaepernick -
The letter comes the same day a rally is planned outside NFL headquarters for Kaepernick.

Do you think Tony Romo named his newborn son after Jerry Jones? -
We’re guessing yes.

Chad Henne named Jaguars starting quarterback. Whatever. -
The Jaguars screwed themselves by making Chad Henne and Blake Bortles their options at quarterback.

‘Hard Knocks’ recap: A business trip to beautiful Jacksonville -
The Bucs travel to Jacksonville; Jameis Winston throws a hilarious interception; Chris Baker humps a tree; everyone eats wings.

Bucs Beat: Looking Back at Hard Knocks
Team Insider Casey Phillips wraps up a busy day at One Buccaneer Place.

O-Line Shuffles Up Contingency Plans
Camp Notes: Even if the Bucs' O-Line is intact by Week One, some current positional shifting will help prepare the team for potential needs later in the season…Plus, Chris Godwin re-emerges, and more.

Watch: Training Camp Highlight Reel, August 23
The top plays from Wednesday's training camp practice.

3 Players to Watch at Practice, August 24
A few players to keep an eye on when the Buccaneers take the field for their final open training camp practice on Thursday.

Cover 3: Reviewing Bucs vs. Jags; Just How Good Can It Be? | Pewter Report
There were plenty of big takeaways from the Bucs first victory of the season over the Jaguars. Where the offense and defense won, and what needs work.

Bucs Camp Recap 8-23: Workin' For The Weekend; Not Focused On Now | Pewter Report
Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter was not happy with his team's effort on Wednesday. Read his quotes and watch the highlights.

Bucs Camp MVP 8-23: Godwin's Second Camp Wind | Pewter Report
The staff will choose a daily Bucs Camp MVP during Tampa Bay’s 2017 training camp based on that player’s performance.

Bucs Pewter Nation Podcast Ep 26: Winston is MJ, Mariota is Kobe | Pewter Report
In this middle-of-the-week edition of the Pewter Nation Podcast, the gang recaps the final days of Bucs camp and compares Winston & Mariota to NBA legends.

Bucs address national anthem protests, vow to 'stick together' - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
Coach Dirk Koetter says he'll be standing for all pregame national anthems, but his players have freedom of choice. "We're not all the same," he said.

Bucs' Chris Baker on 'Hard Knocks' palm tree: 'We kind of fell in love' - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
Who's the best dancer on the team? It's Chris Baker -- just ask him. The Bucs D-lineman enjoys talking trash and having fun with teammates and fans.

Browns to start rookie QB DeShone Kizer vs. Bucs | Tampa Bay Times
BEREA, Ohio — DeShone Kizer will be next through the Browns' quarterback turnstile. He doesn't want it to spin again soon.

What you might have missed from the third episode of the Bucs on 'Hard Knocks' | Tampa Bay Times
We're back for a third edition of the Annotated Hard Knocks, trying each week to freeze frames and find the tiny nuances of Bucs training camp you might have missed out on.

Bucs Cannon Fodder podcast: Several key players still sidelined | Tampa Bay Times
Greg Auman gives an injury update, with several key players still sidelined from practice three days before the Bucs play the Cleveland Browns in Tampa, and a full recap of your favorite scenes from Tuesday night's new episode of HBO's Hard Knocks

Bucs journal: Three key players miss practice as precaution | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — Three days before the most important game of the preseason, the Bucs held three key players — WR Mike Evans, LB Kwon Alexander and G J.R. Sweezy — from Wednesday's practice as a precaution.

Bucs can express themselves as they choose during anthem | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — Each time Dirk Koetter walks through the door of his office at One Buc Place, he passes by the only jersey framed on his wall.