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PFT preseason power rankings No. 14: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

It’s reasonable for the Buccaneers to think they’re on the cusp of something. In fact, if the new overtime rules were in place last season, they’d have been a playoff team (since their loss to the Raiders was a tie at the 10-minute mark, and that would have given them the edge over the Lions…

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Brandon Marshall using FaceTime to work on offense with Eli Manning

Wide receiver Brandon Marshall signed with the Giants well ahead of the start of their offseason program, which gave him plenty of time to learn their offense before the team went on their pre-training camp break last month. Marshall’s experience should also help when it comes to getting things down before the start of the…

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Vince Young still doesn’t close door on football

The Vince Young CFL Experiment ended poorly, with a hamstring injury resulting in Young being released by the Saskatchewan RoughRiders before the launch of the regular season. But even after that experience, Young isn’t slamming the door on playing football. “Maybe I’ll play football again,” Young told Greg Bishop of Sports Illustrated in an article…

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Titans add Eric Decker

They got to know each other pretty damn quickly. Receiver Eric Decker, whose recently visit to the Titans was downplayed by the team as routine and similar to pre-draft due diligence, has a deal in place. Per multiple reports, the Titans have inked Decker to a one-year contract. Cut recently by the Jets (who originally were…

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Browns QBs coach gushes about DeShone Kizer

Forgive Browns fans if they roll their eyes at quarterback coach David Lee’s assessment of DeShone Kizer. They have heard optimism about a quarterback before — Tim Couch, Colt McCoy, Brady Quinn, Johnny Manziel to name a few of many — and yet the search continues. But Lee, who has coached Tony Romo, Vinny Testaverde,…

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Ryan Fitzpatrick won’t be handed backup job in Tampa

The Buccaneers signed Ryan Fitzpatrick to a one-year, $3 million deal to be Jameis Winston’s backup, presumably. But Dirk Koetter isn’t ready to give Fitzpatrick the job, saying the veteran quarterback will have to earn it. The Bucs coach was asked Thursday if Fitzpatrick has the inside track on the job. “No, not necessarily,” Koetter…

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Friday morning one-liners

Bills C Eric Wood feels close to 100 percent after last year’s broken leg. Laremy Tunsil is happy to be back at left tackle for the Dolphins. The Patriots want rookie DT Josh Augusta to lose some weight. The Jets waived/injured WR Brisly Estime after he tore his Achilles tendon. TE Dennis Pitta is happy to…

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Wednesday morning one-liners

Jay Ajayi may be the Dolphins’ most important player. Is former Bills GM Doug Whaley breaking his arm by patting himself on the back? For Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski, the key to cashing in is staying healthy. Sheldon Richardson thinks he can have a monster season in the Jets’ defense. Ravens TE Dennis Pitta is…

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Ryan Fitzpatrick’s “musical chairs” comments not as biting as initially reported

New Buccaneers quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick met with the media for the first time at Tuesday’s OTA session. As initially reported, Fitzpatrick provided a quote that generated plenty of criticism of the backup-turned-starter-turned-backup-turned-starter-turned-backup-turned-starter-turned-backup. From Roy Cummings of FloridaFootballToday.com, Fitzpatrick said this regarding the loss of his job with the Jets: “[I]t’s a game of musical chairs…

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Ryan Fitzpatrick “excited” to join Buccaneers

While it wasn’t quite the same 44-shot uzi-spray that a Jets quarterback once used on the way through the door, a former Jets quarterback has repeatedly uttered the E-word when talking about his new team. New Buccaneers quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, in comments to the team’s official website (EXCLUSIVE!) used the term “excited” five times. “I thought it…

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Bucs release Sean Renfree to make room for Ryan Fitzpatrick

The Buccaneers made some paperwork official Monday, and parted ways with a quarterback after adding Ryan Fitzpatrick. The team announced that the veteran quarterback officially signed his contract. To make room for him on the 90-man roster, they waived quarterback Sean Renfree. The Bucs signed the former Falcons backup earlier this offseason. Renfree played two…

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Saturday one-liners

Bills special teams coordinator Danny Crossman has now worked for three different head coaches in Buffalo. Renovations continue at the Dolphins’ stadium, with $50 million in upgrades to clubs and suites. If the Jets want to get rid of Sheldon Richardson, why don’t they just take what they can get? Patriots WR Julian Edelman recently…

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Buccaneers didn’t pursue Colin Kaepernick as Jameis Winston backup

Deferring to others the question of whether Colin Kaepernick and his 16 touchdown passes against four interceptions with 11 starts would have been a better choice for the Buccaneers than Ryan Fitzpatrick’s 12 touchdown passes against 17 interceptions with 11 starts, the question for now is whether the Buccaneers actively considered both players before signing…

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Bucs bring in Ryan Fitzpatrick

The Buccaneers lost their veteran backup quarterback to Chicago via free agency. They’ve finally added one. Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Bucs have added veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. The 34-year-old Harvard graduate spent the past two seasons with the Jets, after stops in Tennessee, Buffalo, Cincinnati, and St. Louis. A 16-game…

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Wednesday morning one-liners

Bills GM Doug Whaley may think a first-round quarterback could save his job. Dolphins coach Adam Gase has his players wearing shirts that say “Zero in.” Today’s the day the Patriots visit the White House. At least some of the Patriots. Former Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick’s wife recently gave birth to their sixth child. Ravens…

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