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Overhauled defense could put Bucs back in NFC South contention - NFC South- ESPN
Tampa Bay drafted defensive tackle Vita Vea, and brought in three new defensive starters, in an effort to rise above its foes in a competitve division.

2018 Bucs Roster Reset: Defensive Backs - Buccaneers.com
The Buccaneers’ defensive back corps features a trio of new draft picks as well as some returning players who still have to fight to secure well-defined roles on defense.

Bucs hope new faces on defense generate results - Story | FOX 13 Tampa Bay
As summer begins, all 32 NFL teams are on an equal playing field. It’s time to put last season behind them and start fresh.

The Biggest Mistake - JoeBucsFan.com
This is a fun, yet frustrating post.

Donovan Smith Joins The Ira Kaufman Podcast; Plus Ira Talks Minicamp Views & Ronald Jones, John Sterling Blasts Ira, And Much More - JoeBucsFan.com
No offseason snooze on the Ira Kaufman Podcast!

Playing With Contract Numbers - JoeBucsFan.com
Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht is going to have to pull off a serious shell game to keep his roster together for 2019.

Can the Bears overcome their struggles with the Buccaneers and Jameis Winston? - Windy City Gridiron
On the latest WCG Radio, we take a look at this budding “rivalry” between the Bears and Buccaneers, and whether Chicago can enjoy better fortune in 2018.

Browns sign former No. 2 overall pick Greg Robinson - NFL.com
The Cleveland Browns are signing Greg Robinson, the former No. 2 overall pick in 2014 by the Rams. Robinson played six games for the Lions last season before being waived.

Adam Vinatieri, 45, not looking to retire anytime soon - NFL.com
Even at the age of 45 and after four Super Bowl wins, Indianapolis Colts 22-year veteran kicker Adam Vinatieri isn't expecting to retire from the NFL anytime soon

If the NFL wants better QBs, it should develop them in a minor league - SBNation.com
Spend some money and take a lesson from other sports.

NFL odds: The Jaguars and the Rams won’t win as many games in 2018 - SBNation.com
Things will be a little tougher this season for the Jags and the Rams, says retired NFL lineman Geoff Schwartz.

Civil rights groups denounce NFL’s national anthem rule - SBNation.com
Twenty-eight civil rights groups, including the NAACP and ACLU teamed up to condemn the NFL’s new protest policy.