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NFL draft: Q&A with Oregon QB Marcus Mariota

NFL draft: Q&A with Oregon QB Marcus Mariota

yahoo.com nytimes.com Updated Apr 23 (yesterday)
Marcus Mariota is a week away from finding out his NFL fate. He almost certainly knows he won’t go first overall to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers — that’s believed to be Jameis Winston’s spot — and could find himself be taken anywhere in the next several pic…
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  • Buccaneers re-sign RB Bobby Rainey

    Buccaneers re-sign RB Bobby Rainey

    profootballtalk.com 2 hours ago
    Running back Bobby Rainey has signed his one-year contract offer from the Buccaneers, the club said Friday afternoon. A restricted free agent, Rainey was tendered a one-year, $1.542 million contract. The 27-year-old Rainey has been one of the Buccaneers…
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  • 2015 N.F.L. Schedule Matchups to Circle on the Calendar

    2015 N.F.L. Schedule Matchups to Circle on the Calendar

    nytimes.com Apr 22 (2 days ago)
    Five particularly intriguing games to look forward to in the coming pro football season.
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  • Report: Buccaneers, Titans to square off in Week One

    Report: Buccaneers, Titans to square off in Week One

    profootballtalk.com Apr 21 (3 days ago)
    Well, this could be fun. The Buccaneers, who hold the No. 1 pick in next Thursday’s draft, are set to host the Titans in the 2015 regular season opener for both clubs, Jenna Laine of SportsTalkFlorida.com reports. The Titans, of course, hold the second …
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  • Warren Sapp To Cops: "I Put The $600 On The Table, Everybo…

    Warren Sapp To Cops: "I Put The $600 On The Table, Everybody Got Naked"

    deadspin.com Apr 21 (3 days ago)
    Arizona police arrested former Bucs defensive lineman and now-fired NFL Network analyst Warren Sapp at a hotel in February after the Super Bowl, charging him with soliciting a prostitute and assault . This week, TMZ acquired videos of Sapp and the two w…
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  • Adrian Peterson’s agent trolls, confuses Vikings fans by wearin…

    Adrian Peterson’s agent trolls, confuses Vikings fans by wearing Bucs hat

    yahoo.com Apr 21 (3 days ago)
    The relationship between Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings is deteriorating as his agent is trying his best to get his client traded. Monday night, Ben Dogra (Peterson’s agent) posted a confusing picture on his Facebook account that had Vikings …
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  • Adrian Peterson’s agent trolls, confuses Vikings fans by wearin…

    Adrian Peterson’s agent trolls, confuses Vikings fans by wearing Bucs hat

    yahoo.com Apr 21 (3 days ago)
    The relationship between Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings is deteriorating as his agent is trying his best to get his client traded. Monday night, Ben Dogra (Peterson’s agent) posted a confusing picture on his Facebook account that had Vikings …
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  • Bucs are keeping door open for a trade down

    Bucs are keeping door open for a trade down

    profootballtalk.com Apr 21 (4 days ago)
    The Buccaneers opened their offseason program on Monday. General Manager Jason Licht met with the media in conjunction with the launch of the offseason program. And he understandably was asked plenty of questions about the team’s plans for the first ove…
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  • Bucs GM: Team Has Front-Runner for NFL Draft, Mum on Pick

    Bucs GM: Team Has Front-Runner for NFL Draft, Mum on Pick

    nytimes.com Apr 20 (4 days ago)
    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers reiterated that while "there is a leader in the clubhouse" about who they'll take with the first overall pick in the NFL draft, they are in no hurry to say who that may be.
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  • Buccaneers spoke to district attorney as part of Winston resear…

    Buccaneers spoke to district attorney as part of Winston research

    profootballtalk.com Apr 18 (6 days ago)
    During Friday’s Outside the Lines on ESPN, Bob Ley said that William Meggs, the local district attorney in Tallahassee, claimed that he has not been contacted by the NFL or any team. According to a Buccaneers source, however, that information isn’t accu…
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  • Bucs not concerned about Winston giving up football for basebal…

    Bucs not concerned about Winston giving up football for baseball

    profootballtalk.com Apr 17 (7 days ago)
    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have plenty of reasons to potentially be concerned about quarterback Jameis Winston. But they continue not to be, in large part because they’ve done their homework on him. One potential area of concern comes from the possibility…
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  • Alterraun Verner: I came nowhere close to my expectations last …

    Alterraun Verner: I came nowhere close to my expectations last year

    The Buccaneers signed several high-profile free agents before the 2014 season with designs on taking a step forward in the standings and it’s fair to say that they didn’t work out as planned for the team picking first on April 30. Tackle Anthony Collins…
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  • Bucs say lawsuit doesn’t affect draft plans

    Bucs say lawsuit doesn’t affect draft plans

    On Thursday, a lawsuit alleging sexual assault was filed against quarterback Jameis Winston. The contention was widely known for months, and a lawsuit always was considered to be a possibility. So the Buccaneers weren’t surprised, and they apparently ar…
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  • Lions get a fifth from Bucs for George Johnson and a seventh

    Lions get a fifth from Bucs for George Johnson and a seventh

    The Lions didn’t want to tender George Johnson at a level that would have gotten them compensation, but they still ended up getting compensated. The Lions announced the terms of the deal to drop their dispute and trade Johnson to the Buccaneers. Accordi…
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  • Vic Beasley, Amari Cooper visiting Titans on Wednesday

    Vic Beasley, Amari Cooper visiting Titans on Wednesday

    The Buccaneers are expected to pick Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston with the first overall pick on April 30, but there’s less certainty about what the Titans plan to do with the second selection. They could take Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariot…
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  • Jaworski gets chance to elaborate on Mariota-to-Bucs report, bu…

    Jaworski gets chance to elaborate on Mariota-to-Bucs report, but doesn’t

    In 2013, Ron Jaworski gave ESPN roughly 72 hours of content by declaring that Colin Kaepernick could be one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. And so it makes sense for ESPN to try to get some extra mileage from Jaworski’s latest proclamation tha…
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  • Bucs defensive end Will Gholston didn’t forget an act of kindne…

    Bucs defensive end Will Gholston didn’t forget an act of kindness

    Five years ago, a high school senior walked into the BP Station at the corner of Eight Mile Road and Greenfield Road in Detroit, out of gas and broke. And when the guy working there gave him a gas can and a lift, he didn’t forget. According to Greg Auma…
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  • Fifteen years ago Sunday, the Bucs and Jets finalized a blockbu…

    Fifteen years ago Sunday, the Bucs and Jets finalized a blockbuster deal

    On this day in 2000, the Buccaneers and Jets officially completed a deal that ultimately worked out well-enough for both sides. The Bucs received Keyshawn Johnson, a go-to wide receiver for a club looking to bolster its offense and break through in the …
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  • Video - McShay's Mock Draft 5.0 04:23

    McShay's Mock Draft 5.0

    Apr 22
    Todd McShay discusses his latest mock draft, including which star running back moved into the top 10.
  • Video - Teams need full picture of Winston before drafting 04:33

    Teams need full picture of Winston before drafting

    Apr 17
    Jane McManus joins Outside The Lines to discuss how Jameis Winston's off-the-field issues should be used to evaluate his character before the NFL draft.
  • Video - Kiper's 'Grade A' Draft 04:05

    Kiper's 'Grade A' Draft

    Apr 17
    ESPN NFL Draft Insider Mel Kiper Jr. discusses his top three picks for his "Grade A" Draft, in which he picks as if he were each team's GM and fellow NFL Draft Insider Todd McShay reacts.
  • Video - Will lawsuit affect Winston's draft stock? 03:06

    Will lawsuit affect Winston's draft stock?

    Apr 17
    Phil Savage discusses whether the civil lawsuit filed against quarterback Jameis Winston by a woman who accused him of rape will change where he is selected in the NFL draft.

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