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Daily Bucs Links: Why didn’t the Buccaneers draft Derwin James?

Why they passed on Derwin James, and more.

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Inside Bucs' decision to pass on Derwin James, draft Vita Vea - NFC South- ESPN
The Bucs had quality options at pick No. 12, then like those who try to block him, they were overwhelmed by hulking defensive tackle Vita Vea.

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Bruce Arians is going to spice up CBS’ NFL broadcasts in 2018 -
Tony Romo, but with more cussing?

Eric Reid’s NFL collusion case, explained by a law professor -
Eric Reid joined Colin Kaepernick in taking a knee to protest racial injustice, and now he joins him with a collusion grievance against the NFL. Here’s what you need to know.

Eagles pick up Doug Pederson's contract option -
It's the football BOGO: Win a Super Bowl, add a year to your contract. That's the deal Doug Pederson is enjoying after the Eagles picked up the option on his contract Thursday.

Cowboys TE Jason Witten retires after 15 seasons -
Jason Witten will, in fact, hang up his cleats. The Dallas Cowboys' all-time great informed Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and coach Jason Garrett he will retire to join the Monday Night Football crew.

Matt Ryan, Falcons agree to five-year, $150M contract -
Matt Ryan is the new man atop Mount Quarterback. The Falcons' franchise signal-caller has agreed to a new five-year, $150 million deal, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported.