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  Buccaneers | Scott Miller eyeing No. 3 role    Fri Apr 3, 10:15 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Scott Miller said he has been focusing on adding weight and making sure his hamstring is healthy this offseason in order to win the No. 3 receiver spot. 'Hopefully I can get that spot, play as much as I can, make as many plays as I can and help us win as much as we can,' Miller said.

Footballguys view: Miller can have his eye on the No.3 role for now, but the Buccaneers may be adding a wide receiver or two in the 2020 NFL draft. A sixth-round pick out of Bowling Green in 2019, Miller appeared in nine games and had 13 catches for 200 yards and one touchdown as a rookie. He'll be competing for the spot behind Mike Evans and Chris Godwin in camp.

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  Buccaneers | Blaine Gabbert deal gets league approval    Fri Apr 3, 05:42 PM

Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Blaine Gabbert's contract was finalized Friday, April 3, by the NFL. Official terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Gabbert stays with the Bucs to be the backup to Tom Brady. The team is going downhill if Brady gets injured since Gabbert isn't effective when given a starting job.

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  Buccaneers | Blaine Gabbert to back up Tom Brady    Thu Apr 2, 02:12 PM

Unrestricted free-agent QB Blaine Gabbert (Buccaneers) is re-signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a one-year deal, a source said Thursday, April 2. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Gabbert missed most of the 2019 season with a dislocated shoulder. He'll serve as the backup to Brady but that's a big difference in talent if Gabbert is thrust into the starting role.

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  Buccaneers | Ronald Jones tough to tackle    Tue Mar 31, 11:54 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones averaged a broken tackle once every 7.5 rushing attempts in 2019 - good for the fourth-best mark among qualified rushers in the league. His 23 total broken tackles ranked 11th among all players.

Footballguys view: Jones is more capable than his stats would indicate. It's been two seasons in the NFL and we have to see him at his best. We'll see if he can finally and fully start playing up to his potential in 2020.

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  Buccaneers | Ryan Smith's contract gets finalized    Mon Mar 30, 07:59 PM

Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Ryan Smith's contract was officially processed by the league Monday, March 30.

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  Buccaneers | O.J. Howard ready to rebound?    Sun Mar 29, 09:46 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard's 'eyes should light up' at the opportunity to play with QB Tom Brady, according to head coach Bruce Arians. 'You have a quarterback who throws to the tight end, go earn it and get balls thrown to you,' Arians said.

Footballguys view: Arians doesn't feature tight ends in his offense. However, with Tom Brady at quarterback we could see a significant bunch of targets for Howard.

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  Buccaneers | Competition for Ronald Jones?    Sun Mar 29, 09:35 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones could face new competition for snaps on third down next season, according to head coach Bruce Arians. 'We'd love to have a pass-catching back,' Arians said.

Footballguys view: Jones is not a great option for the Bucs as a top back. They need to add a back in the 2020 NFL draft, but at No.14 overall in the first round may not be the spot they select one.

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  Buccaneers | Tom Brady off the mark a lot in 2019    Sun Mar 29, 04:14 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady was charged with 116 'bad throws' in 2019, six fewer than league leader Jameis Winston - his predecessor in Tampa Bay.

Footballguys view: We'll see Brady can clean that up in his new offense. He's good at attacking underneath routes but Brady did grade out well when targeting players deep -- a hallmark of the Bruce Arians offense.

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  Buccaneers | Ryan Smith re-signs with Bucs    Sat Mar 28, 02:16 PM

Free-agent CB Ryan Smith on Saturday, March 28, was re-signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Terms of the deal were not immediately available.

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  Buccaneers | Antonio Brown not a fit for Bucs    Thu Mar 26, 07:35 PM

Free-agent WR Antonio Brown (Patriots) won't be signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to head coach Bruce Arians Thursday, March 26. 'There's no room and probably not enough money,' Arians said. 'It's just not going to happen here. It's not a fit here.'

Footballguys view: Arians is creating a culture with the Bucs that does not include the troubled wide receiver. Some felt with Tom Brady at quarterback the Bucs would add Brown but that doesn't seem to be the case.

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  Buccaneers | Ndamukong Suh officially back with Bucs    Thu Mar 26, 08:10 AM

Updating previous reports, Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Ndamukong Suh's one-year, $8 million deal became official Thursday, March 26.

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  Buccaneers | Ndamukong Suh expected to re-sign in TB    Wed Mar 25, 02:23 PM

Unrestricted free-agent DT Ndamukong Suh (Buccaneers) is expected to re-sign a one-year, $8 million deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, sources said Wednesday, March 25.

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  Buccaneers | Mike Evans nearly unstoppable in close    Tue Mar 24, 11:43 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans managed to catch only four of his 10 targets inside the 10 last season, but he was able to score on each of them.

Footballguys view: Tom Brady's favorite target near pay dirt should be Evans in 2020. The Buccaneers are going to continue to feed Evans so he'll get his 1,000 yards receiving and be one of the most fantasy relevant WRs in 2020.

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  Buccaneers | Tampa bringing back Andrew Adams    Sun Mar 22, 01:05 PM

Free-agent S Andrew Adams (Buccaneers) agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, March 22, worth $1.01 million.

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  Buccaneers | Cameron Brate has deal restructured    Sun Mar 22, 11:04 AM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have restructured the contract of TE Cameron Brate. He is slated to receive $6 million in 2020 and $4 million was expected to become guaranteed Sunday, March 22.

Footballguys view: Brate is a good option for new QB Tom Brady, especially when the team gets to the red zone. We'll see Brate work behind O.J. Howard on the depth chart. He's a blocking tight end who can do more as a receiver if asked.

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  Buccaneers | Tom Brady terms    Fri Mar 20, 11:40 AM

Updating previous reports, Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady's two-year deal is worth a fully guaranteed $50 million. It includes $9 million in incentives, and it also prohibits franchise tags or trades.

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  Buccaneers | Joe Haeg headed to TB    Fri Mar 20, 10:20 AM

Free-agent OT Joe Haeg (Colts) agreed to an undisclosed deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Friday, March 20.

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  Buccaneers | Tom Brady officially signs with Tampa    Fri Mar 20, 09:11 AM

Free-agent QB Tom Brady (Patriots) officially signed a two-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Friday, March 20. Official financial terms weren't disclosed.

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  Buccaneers | Tampa Bay unlikely to add Antonio Brown    Thu Mar 19, 03:33 PM

Free-agent WR Antonio Brown (Patriots) likely will not be an option for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers even though he has a good relationship with QB Tom Brady.

Footballguys view: Head coach Bruce Arians coached Brown when they were both with the Pittsburgh Steelers and do not appear to have a good relationship.

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  Buccaneers | Rakeem Nunez-Roches returning to TB    Thu Mar 19, 03:11 PM

Free-agent DT Rakeem Nunez-Roches (Buccaneers) agreed to a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday, March 19, worth as much as $2.25 million, according to a source.

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  Buccaneers | Bryant Mitchell staying with Bucs    Thu Mar 19, 12:07 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Bryant Mitchell (Achilles), an exclusive-rights free agent, on Thursday, March 19, re-signed with the team after spending the 2019 season on the Buccaneers' Reserve/Injured list. Mitchell has signed a one-year deal, but compensation terms were not immediately available.

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  Buccaneers | Antonio Brown an option for Tampa?    Wed Mar 18, 09:50 AM

Free-agent WR Antonio Brown (Patriots) could be an option for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to sources. Rival suitors for free-agent QB Tom Brady were under the impression he wanted Brown to come with him.

Footballguys view: People think that Brown and Brady are a package deal but that may not be the case. We've heard the Buccaneers are not done and they will be adding more big-name talent to put around their new superstar quarterback.

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  Buccaneers | Tampa Bay expected to pay up for Tom Brady    Tue Mar 17, 07:08 PM

Updating a previous report, impending free-agent QB Tom Brady (Patriots) is expected to sign a multi-year contract worth 'roughly $30 million per year,' according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

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  Buccaneers | Tom Brady expected to sign with Tampa Bay    Tue Mar 17, 06:44 PM

New England Patriots impending free-agent QB Tom Brady is expected to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers when the new league year opens Wednesday, March 18, 'barring anything unforeseen,' sources told Adam Schefter and Jeff Darlington of ESPN Tuesday, March 17.

Footballguys view: Brady gets to move on to a new team, and the Buccaneers get a big upgrade over last year's starter Jameis Winston. It's an interesting fit with Bruce Arians and his downfield passing attack, but we're certain they can make it work and work at a high level. Seeing Brady in a different uniform is going to be weird, and expect the team to add more weapons around him this offseason.

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  Buccaneers | Update on Jason Pierre-Paul financials    Mon Mar 16, 10:50 PM

Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL/LB Jason Pierre-Paul was re-signed to a two-year, $25 million contract Monday, March 16, with $20 million guaranteed.

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  Buccaneers | Tampa Bay keeping Jason Pierre-Paul    Mon Mar 16, 03:20 PM

Free-agent DL Jason Pierre-Paul (Buccaneers) reportedly agreed to terms on a two-year contract worth $27 million to remain with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday, March 16.

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  Buccaneers | Antony Auclair sticking with Tampa Bay    Mon Mar 16, 03:16 PM

Restricted free-agent TE Antony Auclair (Buccaneers) signed a one-year contract to remain with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday, March 16.

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  Buccaneers | Tampa Bay pushing for Tom Brady    Mon Mar 16, 02:55 PM

Free-agent QB Tom Brady (Patriots) is reportedly one of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' top priorities in free agency, and the team has made its intentions toward the quarterback 'loud and clear.'

Footballguys view: We're all waiting to see Brady sign a deal in free agency. The Buccaneers have been very clear about wanting Brady but they could also go for Teddy Bridgewater if they can't land their top target.

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  Buccaneers | Shaquil Barrett to receive tag    Mon Mar 16, 09:06 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent LB Shaquil Barrett will receive the franchise tag Monday, March 16.

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  Buccaneers | Breshad Perriman may not return    Sun Mar 15, 01:44 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent WR Breshad Perriman likely will not re-sign with the Buccaneers this offseason, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Jenna Laine.

Footballguys view: Perriman should have plenty of interest on the open market and he'll be too expensive for the Bucs to keep as a No.3 wideout. They'll be more than fine with Mike Evans and Chris Godwin as their top two players at the position.

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  Buccaneers | Breshad Perriman too risky for Bucs?    Sat Mar 14, 09:39 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent WR Breshad Perriman is too big of a risk to commit 'significant money' to moving forward, in the opinion of Jon Ledyard of PewterReport.com, and Ledyard believes Perriman will sign elsewhere while the Buccaneers will address the receiver position in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Footballguys view: Perriman has struggled to stay healthy during his pro career but last year it all came together for him...especially late in the 2019 season. We should see some other team take a chance on Perriman where his speed and playmaking ability can be showcased. The Bucs will be more than fine with Mike Evans and Chris Godwin as their top targets at the wide receiver position.

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  Buccaneers | Tanner Hudson signs new deal    Fri Mar 13, 03:40 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Tanner Hudson signed a new one-year contract with the Buccaneers Friday, March 13. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Buccaneers | Tampa unlikely to pursue David Johnson    Thu Mar 12, 01:50 PM

Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson likely will not be a target for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers if he is placed on the trade block by the Cardinals.

Footballguys view: The Bucs need help at the running back position but Johnson is expensive and not the player he once was. There is some thought the Cardinals could trade away Johnson but with his big contract ($16 million remaining in dead money), they'd likely have to throw something else in just to move the veteran back.

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  Buccaneers | Tampa to make strong push for Tom Brady    Wed Mar 11, 04:32 PM

New England Patriots impending free-agent QB Tom Brady will receive strong interest from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this offseason, and the team is believed to be willing to do almost anything to sign Brady.

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  Buccaneers | Jameis Winston showcasing rehab online    Tue Mar 10, 12:49 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston (knee) is rehabbing from an offseason knee injury. He has been showcasing his rehab process on social media, as the Buccaneers, and potentially other NFL teams, keep a close eye on the videos.

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  Buccaneers | No tender expected for Mike Liedtke    Mon Mar 9, 06:03 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers restricted free-agent OG Mike Liedtke is not expected to receive a tender offer this offseason.

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  Buccaneers | Tampa Bay eying Teddy Bridgewater?    Mon Mar 2, 01:18 PM

Impending free-agent QB Teddy Bridgewater (Saints) is reportedly of significant interest to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to multiple sources.

Footballguys view: The Bucs are moving on from Jameis Winston most likely so that means they're in the market for a starting quarterback. Bridgewater has plenty of starting experience and could fit. He's smart and accurate as a passer so head coach Bruce Arians would have quite a bit to work with. Bridgewater does not have a cannon arm but you could still scheme ways to get vertical.

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  Buccaneers | Jameis Winston unlikely to return to TBB    Mon Mar 2, 11:35 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent QB Jameis Winston is unlikely to re-sign with the Buccaneers, in the opinion of MMQB's Peter King.

Footballguys view: Who knows what direction the Bucs will go in at the quarterback position. It seems like they may franchise tag LB Shaq Barrett and let Winston walk in free agency. They have been linked to Philip Rivers but at this time the Colts might be his most-likely destination. Teddy Bridgewater is now being linked to the Bucs and may be the front-runner to land there.

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  Buccaneers | TB considering tag for Shaquil Barrett    Fri Feb 28, 06:58 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent LB Shaquil Barrett is a candidate for the franchise tag if the two sides are not able to reach an agreement before free agency, according to a source.

Footballguys view: The Bucs could tag Barrett, thus keeping him around on a fully guaranteed one-year deal for $16 million. Barrett led the league in sacks last year and the Bucs don't want to let him get away.

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  Buccaneers | Knee surgery for Jameis Winston    Fri Feb 28, 03:20 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston (knee) underwent surgery on a torn meniscus after the 2019 season.

Footballguys view: Winston can't be faulted for a lack of toughness or dedication to his team. It still seems like staying with Tampa is his most likely outcome this offseason.

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  Buccaneers | Antony Auclair to be a priority    Wed Feb 26, 05:22 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers restricted free-agent TE Antony Auclair will be a priority for the team this offseason, according to head coach Bruce Arians.

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  Buccaneers | Bucs still excited about O.J. Howard    Tue Feb 25, 04:11 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard has the coaching staff 'more than excited' about what he can do in his second year under head coach Bruce Arians, according to general manager Jason Licht Tuesday, Feb. 25.

Footballguys view: Tight ends don't do much under Arians, and that's the case with Howard. He's super talented but also on a team with a quarterback question as we don't know who their starter is going to be. Also, Cameron Brate takes away time and targets at the tight end position from Howard as they share snaps.

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  Buccaneers | Ndamukong Suh intends to stay with Bucs    Tue Feb 25, 03:25 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Ndamukong Suh intends to play in 2020 and would like to remain with the Buccaneers, according to general manager Jason Licht Tuesday, Feb. 25.

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  Buccaneers | Bucs weighing Jameis Winston options    Thu Feb 20, 12:31 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jameis Winston, a pending free agent, could be offered a two-year deal by the Buccaneers with the first year guaranteed and the second year being a team option, according to sources. The first year would pay Winston roughly the same as a franchise tag ($27 million).

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  Buccaneers | Shaquil Barrett could get franchise tag    Tue Feb 18, 08:48 PM

Impending free-agent LB Shaquil Barrett (Buccaneers) could receive in upwards of $20 million per season on his next contract, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. However, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers may ultimately decide to use the franchise tag on him if the two sides are unable to come to a long-term agreement before the start of free agency.

Footballguys view: Barrett wants to stay with the Bucs after exploding for a league-leading 19.5 sacks in 2019. With the franchise tag, Barrett would get around $16-18 million for one season fully guaranteed. If the Bucs tag him, Barrett and the team would have until mid-July to get a new long-term deal done.

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  Buccaneers | Shaquil Barrett could be tagged    Sun Feb 16, 09:36 AM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may consider using the franchise tag to keep impending free-agent LB Shaquil Barrett for another season, according to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com.

Footballguys view: Barrett has already said that he would take a bit of a hometown discount to stay with the Bucs. He led the NFL with 19.5 sacks in 2019 and is a perfect fit for the Todd Bowles defense.

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  Buccaneers | Chris Godwin among 20 best players    Sat Feb 15, 02:54 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin came in 20th on Pro Football Focus' ranking of the top 101 players in the league.

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  Buccaneers | Tampa may consider Tony Jefferson    Fri Feb 14, 07:27 PM

Free-agent FS Tony Jefferson (Ravens) could receive interest from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers if the Buccaneers look to add a veteran safety this offseason, in the opinion of The Athletic's Greg Auman.

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  Buccaneers | Jameis Winston decision in limbo until free agency    Thu Feb 13, 05:20 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston is expected to remain an option for the team for the 2020 season at least until the beginning of the legal three-day free-agent tampering period March 16-18, according to head coach Bruce Arians Thursday, Feb. 13. 'Really nothing has changed,' Arians said. 'What's Door No. 2? You know? Can we make the one we have better? All those things you go through right now. ... And then, that's the problem, you get about three days to decide. The legal tampering period. Is somebody going to get let go? What's the trade values? It's really monotonous right now because you don't have any answers.'

Footballguys view: The Buccaneers are free to negotiate with Winston right now but they are choosing not to do so. Instead, they will see what becomes realistic in free agency (Philip Rivers?) and then make a decision on Winston's future. Most have the Bucs going in a different direction at quarterback in the 2020 season.

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  Buccaneers | Jameis Winston has Lasik surgery    Wed Feb 12, 05:28 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent QB Jameis Winston (eyes) recently underwent Lasik surgery to help improve his eyesight.

Footballguys view: Let the jokes begin about Winston being able to see the defense in 2020. Winston is set to be a free agent and there's no guarantee that the Bucs are going to have him back...especially with Philip Rivers available. We'll see if Winston sticks with the Bucs or goes somewhere else for the 2020 season...and we'll see if this surgery helps him throw fewer interceptions.

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