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The Crow’s Nest: Injured opponent, new leader, and a Dez update

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24-Day Suspension Starts Saturday, So Does Jameis Winston's "Well-Thought-Out-Plan" -
Last year at this time, Dirk Koetter had said for about the 19th time that he didn’t know what to expect when Doug Martin returned from his three-game suspension to start the season.

Report: Alshon Jeffery To Miss Bucs-Eagles Game -
It’s no big surprise, but it feels awfully good to see it looking so official.

Gerald McCoy: Defensive line ‘sets the tone’ for the Bucs - The Local Paper
Team, season expectations, and ice cream were on the menu Tuesday at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Luncheon.

Invigorated Jason Pierre-Paul warms to Bucs leadership role - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
The veteran DE, who says "I'm not really a talker," surprised his new teammates by opening up about his fireworks accident and life in the league.

Buccaneers' 53-man roster projection clouded by injuries - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
Vernon Hargreaves' recovery from a groin injury leaves some question marks as far as positioning goes in the Bucs' secondary.

Dez Bryant: I might play ball 'a 'lil bit later in the year' -
Dez Bryant doesn't appear to be in a rush to figure out the next phase of his NFL career. Responding to a message posted on Twitter, he wrote he might have to wait until he can sign with a team.

Khalil Mack trade rumors: What could the Raiders get in a deal? -
The Packers, Jets, and Bears are the betting favorites to land Khalil Mack if a trade happens.

NFL preseason 2018: The Chiefs defense is bad and 5 other takeaways -
As the preseason comes to a close, retired NFL lineman Geoff Schwartz checks in with the rookie QBs and the new helmet rule.