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Bucs Shuffle Cornerback, Tight End Positions -
The day after winning their preseason opener, the Buccaneers made a half-dozen roster moves, including the additions of CBs Amari Coleman and Aaron Davis

Kiante Anderson: Waived by Bucs -
Anderson, an undrafted rookie, signed with the Bucs prior to training camp.

Bucs working out three kickers, including Nick Rose – ProFootballTalk
One day, the Buccaneers might get their kicking situation resolved. Maybe.

Fascinating WR Battle -
Joe hates to be repetitive but it is so mind-blowing given the Bucs’ history, both recent and distant, it bears typing again.

"Mike Smith Loves Having Corners In Off Position" -
Just in case you were baffled watching cornerback Ryan Smith repeatedly line up nine yards off wide receivers last night (and it wasn’t just Smith), a Bucs legend has a reason for you.

Bucs' Depleted O-Line Holds Strong in Miami -
An offensive line thinned by injuries was a significant concern heading into Thursday's preseason opener, but it turned into one of the team's biggest strengths in a satisfying victory.

Redskins rookie RB Derrius Guice suffers torn ACL -
Bad news for the Washington Redskins after their preseason opener. Rookie running back Derrius Guice tore his ACL, sources told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.

Sam Darnold flashes starting QB potential in Jets' win -
It's very difficult to imagine Sam Darnold not starting Week 1 for the New York Jets if he continues to play in the preseason like he did against the Atlanta Falcons on Friday night.

What we learned from Friday's NFL preseason games -
After Thursday's 12-game palooza, Friday's games featured a three-way quarterback duel, Jon Gruden's return to Oakland and Matt Patricia's Detroit Lions debut. Here's what we learned.

NFL preseason 2018: All the big winners and losers from Week 1 -
The Browns’ QB situation looks pretty good — really! The 49ers’ injury report, less so.

Why NFL players protest and how their message gets lost in politics -
Colin Kaepernick first started to protest during the national anthem in 2016. A lot has happened since then, but the way we talk about protests remains the same.