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Chris Godwin: We have faith in Ryan Fitzpatrick and Ryan Griffin

Thursday’s news of a three-game suspension for quarterback Jameis Winston leaves the Buccaneers in position to start a backup quarterback in the opening weeks of the 2018 season. The presumed No. 2 is Ryan Fitzpatrick, who re-signed with the Bucs this offseason after starting three games while Winston was injured in 2017, with Ryan Griffin [more]

Kerry Hyder was full participant in OTAs, minicamp after 2017’s torn Achilles

The Lions didn’t make any veteran acquisitions at defensive end this offseason, but they will have one experienced player they didn’t have last season. Kerry Hyder tore his Achilles in the team’s preseason opener, robbing him of the chance of following up on his eight-sack 2016 season and leaving the Lions without someone who profiled [more]

Case Keenum gives an incredible breakdown of the Minneapolis Miracle

In January, Case Keenum was part of one of the great plays in NFL history when he completed the Minneapolis Miracle, the touchdown pass to Stefon Diggs on the last play of the Vikings’ playoff win over the Saints. Now Keenum is the Broncos’ quarterback, and he gave fans in Denver a fantastic breakdown of [more]

Jameis Winston, if nothing else, is guilty of being dumb

Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston may actually be innocent of the allegations made against him by an Uber driver in March 2016. Even if he is, he’s guilty of being dumb. This incident happened less than a year after the Buccaneers drafted him under the cloud of a rape allegation that resulted in a civil lawsuit, [more]

Report: NFL concluded Ronald Darby didn’t witness entire Jameis Winston Uber ride

Eagles cornerback Ronald Darby, a former Florida State teammate of Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston, served as a witness in the 2012 rape case against Winston. Darby also has served as a witness regarding the March 2016 incident that the NFL has spent the last several months investigating. While Darby’s story may have helped Winston the [more]

How close did St. Louis come to getting an AAF team?

The Alliance of American Football has announced the eight cities in which the league will commence play in fewer than eight months. St. Louis apparently had a chance to be one of those cities. According to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Dome at America’s Center (f/k/a the Edward Jones Dome) would have [more]

Bears to swap practice fields with local high school for a day

The Bears are swapping practice fields with a high school team in August. According to Rick Kambic of the Chicago Tribune, the Bears will practice at Vernon Hills High School on Aug. 22, and let the Cougars football team use their facility to practice earlier that same day. “Kids will be able to walk from [more]

Winston suspension pushes Ryan Fitzpatrick back into spotlight

With the news that quarterback Jameis Winston will be suspended the first three games of the regular season for violating the personal conduct policy, the Buccaneers’ decision to bring back Ryan Fitzpatrick looks like a wise one. The 35-year-old Fitzpatrick signed a one-year, $3.3 million deal in March to give them some veteran stability, and [more]

Report: Brandon Browner spent two days in jail after domestic violence plea

Former NFL cornerback Brandon Browner has been in trouble with the law again. Browner was arrested on May 6 for battery and child endangerment and pleaded no contest, according to TMZ. He was sentenced to probation, but because Browner was already on probation from a previous incident, he was sent to jail for violating his [more]

Former Cardinals QB Ryan Lindley takes graduate assistant job with San Diego State

Former Arizona Cardinals quarterback Ryan Lindley is returning to his alma mater to serve on the team’s coaching staff. San Diego State announced Thursday that Lindley was joining Rocky Long’s coaching staff as a graduate assistant secondary coach. Lindley was a sixth-round pick of the Cardinals in 2012 and appeared in nine games with six [more]

Tampa columnist calls for Bucs to cut Jameis Winston

The local backlash for Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston has begun. With a three-game suspension looming for violation of the league’s Personal Conduct Policy in connection with a March 2016 incident involving an Uber driver, a columnist for the Tampa Bay Times urges the team to take the next step and release Winston. “[W]hat did he [more]

New AAF G.M. Moose Johnston will remain at FOX

Moose Johnston will be busy this football season. The former Cowboys fullback and the new G.M. of the San Antonio edition of the Alliance of American Football will continue to call NFL games, according to a FOX spokesperson. The AAF announced on Thursday the hiring of Johnston and coach Mike Riley. With the inaugural season [more]

Did Jameis Winston, NFL strike a deal?

So why would Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston accept a three-game punishment and not exercise his appeal rights? There’s one simple and obvious explanation for it. The NFL and Winston may have struck a deal. It’s was for both sides to justify the move. The NFL, in lieu of suspending him the baseline of six games [more]

Dez Bryant: The last problem I have is finding a team

Dez Bryant is looking for “a creative graphic designer and a creative sketch artist.” The receiver also seeks an NFL job, though he doesn’t seem concerned about his continued unemployment. Bryant posted a job listing on Instagram, though he didn’t say why. A user responded by asking the former Cowboys star if he shouldn’t instead [more]

With or without Jameis Winston, Bucs may be staring at 0-3 start

The Buccaneers may not have quarterback Jameis Winston for the first three games of the season. And it may not matter very much. The Bucs open with games at the Saints, at home against the Eagles, and at home against the Steelers, on a Monday night. Even with Winston, the Bucs may be staring at [more]

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