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Freeman Won’t Get Contract Extension This Offseason

Freeman Won’t Get Contract Extension This Offseason Updated Jan 9, 2013
If Josh Freeman is going to stay the Bucs QB for the long term, he’s going to have to earn it. The St.Pete Times reports that the Bucs are not set to give the QB a contract extension. The Bucs will not discuss extending Josh Freeman’s contract this of
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  • NFC South afternoon update

    NFC South afternoon update Jan 9, 2013
    Time for an afternoon look at some odds and ends from around the division: TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS Scott Reynolds mentions Florida State cornerback Xavier Rhodes, LSU linebacker/defensive end Barkevious Mingo and Texas A&M defensive end Damontre Moore …
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  • Ronde Barber's decision a process for him -- and the Bucs

    Ronde Barber's decision a process for him -- and the Bucs Jan 9, 2013
    It’s a simple question with a complex answer: Will Bucs icon Ronde Barber return for a 17th NFL season? What’s so complicated, you ask? Where to start? Let’s look back a bit before looking ahead. Barber has had an understanding with Bucs general man
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Sports Columnists

  • Kerry J. Byrne: Numbers show that Harbaugh will come to regret Kaepernick …

    Jan 9
    San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh will regret the decision to bench highly efficient quarterback Alex Smith in favor of Colin Kaepernick in the middle of the season. And there's a good chance that moment of regret will come Saturday night at Candle…
  • Don Banks: No shortage of storylines surrounding NFL's elite eight

    Jan 9
    The best weekend of the NFL season is just ahead, with the league's elite eight colliding in a burst of divisional-round playoff football. Here are eight of the best storylines that provide a backdrop for the action to come:
  • Sports Guy Time Machine: Baseball HOF Revisited

    Jan 9
    Here's a column I wrote about the Baseball Hall of Fame in January 2007 for ESPN The Magazine, back when I still cared who made it. Six years later, I...