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NFL pass rusher has unusual hobby: Competing in dog shows

NFL pass rusher has unusual hobby: Competing in dog shows

yahoo.com Updated May 27 (3 days ago)
This offseason, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end George Johnson has been engrossed in film study. It isn't film from last season, when he had six sacks with the Detroit Lions, or even clips from other defensive ends around the NFL. Johnson has his DVR…
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  • Jameis Winston impressing with his work ethic in Bucs camp

    Jameis Winston impressing with his work ethic in Bucs camp

    profootballtalk.com May 29 (yesterday)
    The Buccaneers have found their first issue with quarterback Jameis Winston, already running into something he struggles with. “We have to kind of tell him when to leave,” Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith said, via Pat Yasinskas of ESPN.com. That’s not a ba…
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  • Report: Buffalo, Washington, And Houston Are Potential Hard Kno…

    Report: Buffalo, Washington, And Houston Are Potential Hard Knocks Teams

    deadspin.com May 22
    Thanks to new rules instituted after HBO and the NFL had difficulty finding a team to appear on Hard Knocks, the league can now force teams to take part if they meet certain criteria. Nine teams fit the bill: The Browns, Redskins, Giants, Buccaneers, Vi…
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  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers rank 131st in ESPN salary survery

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers rank 131st in ESPN salary survery

    ESPN.com May 21
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers rank 131st in ESPN salary survery
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  • Buccaneers send their rookies to finishing school

    Buccaneers send their rookies to finishing school

    NFL teams always give their rookies a crash course in football at their first minicamp, Some, like the Rams, give them some financial tips before they hand them a bonus check. But the Buccaneers want to make sure their draft class knows which fork to us…
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  • All seven Bucs rookies have chance at instant impact

    All seven Bucs rookies have chance at instant impact

    ESPN.com May 20
    All seven Bucs rookies have chance at instant impact
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  • Report: Warren Sapp cuts plea deal to resolve prostitution case

    Report: Warren Sapp cuts plea deal to resolve prostitution case

    Warren Sapp used to make his money by collecting sacks. Now, he’s saving some money after allegedly throwing a couple of working girls out of the sack. According to TMZ, the former Buccaneers/Hall of Fame defensive tackle has pleaded guilty to a lesser …
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  • Bucs release 30-second Jameis Winston commercial

    Bucs release 30-second Jameis Winston commercial

    During an appearance on PFT Live earlier this month, Buccaneers General Manager Jason Licht said that first overall pick Jameis Winston is going to have “every opportunity” to be the team’s starting quarterback in the 2015 season. Their marketing campai…
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  • Da’Quan Bowers hopes he’s shown the Saints something

    Da’Quan Bowers hopes he’s shown the Saints something

    Da’Quan Bowers has been close enough the Saints have some degree of familiarity with him. But he’s hoping a weekend with them instead of four years against them will help his chances. The former Buccaneers second-round pick is in this weekend’s rookie m…
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  • Jameis Winston's coaches and teammates rave about his work ethi…

    Jameis Winston's coaches and teammates rave about his work ethic

    yahoo.com May 15
    So far, so good. Jameis Winston has only been a member of the Tampa Bay Bucs for just over two weeks, but he’s already drawing rave reviews from coaches and teammates – especially when it comes to his work ethic. Winston has been rooming with wide recei…
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  • Roommate says Jameis works 14-hour days, then studies more

    Roommate says Jameis works 14-hour days, then studies more

    Jameis Winston continues to get rave reviews from the Buccaneers. After the first rookie minicamp, Bucs G.M. Jason Licht and coach Lovie Smith both said Winston had exceeded expectations. Now Bucs rookie receiver Kenny Bell, who has been paired up with …
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  • Buccaneers tab Mike Alstott, Doug Williams for Ring of Honor

    Buccaneers tab Mike Alstott, Doug Williams for Ring of Honor

    The Buccaneers will recognize two offensive players associated with some of the franchise’s best days in special ceremonies this season. Retired fullback Mike Alstott and quarterback Doug Williams have been inducted into the Buccaneers’ Ring of Honor, t…
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  • Lovie Smith: Bobby Bowden’s comments on Winston “disappointing”

    Lovie Smith: Bobby Bowden’s comments on Winston “disappointing”

    On Tuesday, former Florida State head coach Bobby Bowden shared his belief that the “consensus among FSU fans and boosters” is that Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston was an “embarrassment” to Florida State. Winston’s off-field issues while he was in…
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  • Report: Jets tried to claim D.J. Swearinger

    Report: Jets tried to claim D.J. Swearinger

    While the Buccaneers landed ex-Texans safety D.J. Swearinger on waivers Tuesday, they weren’t the only club submitting a claim for the third-year pro. The Jets attempted to claim Swearinger as well, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reported. The …
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  • Evan Smith strikes a blow for economy of language

    Evan Smith strikes a blow for economy of language

    The artist formerly known as Evan Dietrich-Smith had a perfectly valid reason for shortening his name, and it’s not because he was adopted by Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith. The veteran offensive lineman, who now goes by Evan Smith, said he shortened…
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  • Buccaneers sign WR Kaelin Clay

    Buccaneers sign WR Kaelin Clay

    The team that completed the first draft pick signing of 2015 has finalized another deal. The Buccaneers have signed Utah wide receiver/returner Kaelin Clay, a sixth-round choice, the team said Tuesday. Clay (5-10, 195) returned three punts and one kicko…
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  • Bucs OC Koetter Says Winston Well Prepared as NFL Rookie QB

    Bucs OC Koetter Says Winston Well Prepared as NFL Rookie QB

    Bucs offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter acknowledged what many draft experts were saying about the differences between Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota. Winston played in a pro-style offense at Florida State. Mariota ran a spread system at Oregon. “Eve…
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  • Buccaneers sign four players and waive six

    Buccaneers sign four players and waive six

    The Buccaneers came out of their rookie minicamp with a better idea of how they want to shape their roster and their impressions have led to a flurry of roster moves. Included in those moves are the departures of two players who signed with the team as …
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  • Jameis Winston Files Countersuit Against Accuser

    Jameis Winston Files Countersuit Against Accuser

    nytimes.com May 9
    Winston filed counterclaims against the woman who has accused him of rape, responding to her lawsuit Friday in federal court in Orlando, Fla.
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  • Jameis Winston gives great, inspiring speech at middle school

    Jameis Winston gives great, inspiring speech at middle school

    yahoo.com May 7
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston is the villain to many, and we all know the reasons. Winston's past at Florida State has been discussed in depth and detail for years. But this is true too: Give Winston a public forum and he comes off as …
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  • Jameis Winston shifts Kinsman lawsuit to federal court

    Jameis Winston shifts Kinsman lawsuit to federal court

    In the hour or so before the latest shoe dropped in a quasi-legal investigation involving the reigning NFL champions, PFT obtained a key document in the civil lawsuit involving the man who one week ago became the NFL’s No. 1 overall draft pick. Buccanee…
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  • Tony Dungy preferred Marcus Mariota, but trusts Bucs research

    Tony Dungy preferred Marcus Mariota, but trusts Bucs research

    Make no mistake, Tony Dungy was lobbying for Marcus Mariota. But he said he’s confident that the Buccaneers will be fine with Jameis Winston, because he trusts Lovie Smith and the background work they did. Dungy told Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times h…
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  • Video - Winston on his NFL transition 01:38

    Winston on his NFL transition

    May 29
    Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston discusses his role with Tampa Bay and his move to the NFL.
  • Video - Jameis Winston impresses early 02:14

    Jameis Winston impresses early

    May 28
    ESPN Buccaneers reporter Pat Yasinskas discusses the rave reviews Jameis Winston has earned early in his tenure with the team.
  • Video - Expectations for Winston at OTAs 02:53

    Expectations for Winston at OTAs

    May 22
    Herm Edwards discusses how Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith likely will handle rookie quarterback Jameis Winston during OTAs.
  • Video - Bucs' starting tailback job is up for grabs 00:27

    Bucs' starting tailback job is up for grabs

    May 16
    ESPN Buccaneers reporter Pat Yasinskas says Charles Sims will have a chance to replace incumbent Doug Martin as Tampa Bay's starting running back.

Sports Columnists

  • Sam can develop in Canada

    May 26
    "The good news for Sam is that he is going to a place that could be far more rewarding for him football-wise than anything the NFL has offered to date...
  • Sam can develop in Canada

    May 26
    "The good news for Sam is that he is going to a place that could be far more rewarding for him football-wise than anything the NFL has offered to date...
  • In CFL, Montreal Alouettes' Michael Sam should be able to show off pass-ru…

    May 26
    With even more passing than in the NFL, the CFL could boost ex-Rams draft pick Michael Sam, Jeffri Chadiha writes.
  • In CFL, Montreal Alouettes' Michael Sam should be able to show off pass-ru…

    May 26
    The pass-happy CFL could be just the place for ex-Rams draft pick Michael Sam to show NFL teams how good he can be at rushing the quarterback, Jeffri Chadiha writes.