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The Crow’s Nest: A big leg, joint practices, and three QBs

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"Mike's Got A Pulled Hamstring" -
Rough news for a guy projected to be a starting safety for our beloved Buccaneers.

Behold, A Kicker -
Man, this Matt Gay is starting to turn into a folk hero.

Bruce Arians may keep three quarterbacks – ProFootballTalk
Buccaneers third-string quarterback Ryan Griffin threw 43 passes on Friday night. That extra work may help him secure a roster spot. Coach Bruce Arians, who didn't like to keep three quarterbacks on the roster in Arizona (as former Cardinals coach Freddie Gabbert recently explained), said Sunday ...

Three Dolphins facing big tests in joint practices with Tampa Bay
Miami has a challenge waiting for them.

Bucs Add Defensive Depth, Release Veteran Evan Smith
The Bucs shored up the front and back ends of their defensive Sunday, signing two rookies DB Micah Abernathy and DL Shane Bowman…Veteran OL Evan Smith was released and WR Bryant Mitchell landed on IR.

Matt Gay’s first NFL kick sets a Heinz Field record – ProFootballTalk
The Steelers may want to try to find a way to add Matt Gay to their own kicker competition. The rookie Buccaneers kicker got his first taste of the NFL on Friday night. And in the first swing of his leg, Gay kicked the longest field goal in Heinz Field history. "Really?" Gay told Buccaneers.

Inside Bucs Camp 8-11: Lifting The Bucs Kicker Curse | Pewter Report
The Bucs were back at it on Sunday following their first preseason loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, however it was just a practice of shells and shorts — meaning no full contact without full pads. This was to be expected as they are still recovering from their first game.