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5-11, 4th in NFC South
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NFC South Q&A: Who will win the division?

In a division with three Super Bowl hopefuls, picking a winner is a long shot, but improving defenses in Atlanta and New Orleans give them a leg up.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

John Clune, who represents the Uber driver who accused Jameis Winston of groping her, told me that Ronald Darby's statement to investigators differed from what he tweeted out initially. "We understand that [his] statement to the league was that he no longer recalled the Uber ride in question and that his text messages show that he was still outside the International club as Winston was finishing the ride."

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20dJenna Laine

Uber driver: Glad to see discipline for Winston

The Uber driver who accused Jameis Winston of assaulting her has released a statement saying she is glad the NFL disciplined the Bucs quarterback.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The list of big ticket free agents signed by Bucs GM Jason Licht who have not come close to finishing out their contracts: Michael Johnson (five years, $43.75 million), Anthony Collins (five years, $30 million), Bruce Carter (four years, $17 million) — gone after one year. Now J.R. Sweezy (five years, $32.5 million) gone after two.

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20dJenna Laine

Buccaneers release starting RG Sweezy

Right guard J.R. Sweezy, who was due to make $6.5 million after starting 14 games last season, has been released by the Buccaneers.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

I'm told that J.R. Sweezy has been officially cleared to resume football, per a source. He'd missed all offseason recovering from the leg injury.

Doug Kezirian ESPN 

Bucs are only slightly more likely to miss the playoffs, according to the Westgate. Following news of Jameis Winston's three-game suspension, Bucs now -600 to miss. They were -550.

Doug Kezirian ESPN 

Westgate posted the Bucs as 9.5-point underdogs in Week 1 matchup at New Orleans. Saints were favored by 7 points (opened 7.5), prior to Jameis Winston's suspension.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

I can confirm that the Bucs are releasing guard J.R. Sweezy, as first reported by NFL Network. He's been recovering from surgery for a leg injury that he suffered last season. Details coming.


LeBron James Opts-Out Of Cleveland

Bomani & Pablo weigh in on Dan Gilbert saying he is "excited" to get his team back, the Jamies Winston 3 game suspension, Hope Solo's comments on changing the demographics of soccer in America and much more.

Beadle: Winston 'might not be a good dude' (1:27)

Jamies Winston Sidelined For 3 Games

Tony Reali and the national panel weigh in on Jamies Winston being suspended for 3 games for violating the personal conduct policy, LeBron allegedly sending Kevin Durant private messages and much more.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Back in March, I sat down with Bucs co-chairman Joel Glazer and asked him if the Uber driver's allegations impacted how he feels about Jameis Winston. He told me, "Absolutely not." In August, general manager Jason Licht called him "the best leader I think I've ever been around." This is an organization that has stood by their star quarterback 100 percent, and defended him. The team's official statement below has a different tone.

Schefter: Winston facing potential ban if violations continue (1:18)

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2018 Draft Picks

1(12)Vita VeaDTWashington
2(6)Ronald Jones IIRBUSC
2(21)M.J. StewartCBNorth Carolina
2(31)Carlton DavisCBAuburn
3(30)Alex CappaOTHumboldt State
4(17)Jordan WhiteheadSPittsburgh
5(7)Justin WatsonWRPennsylvania
6(28)Jack CichyILBWisconsin

Team Stats

Passing Yards272.94th
Rushing Yards90.627th
Points For20.918th
Points Against23.9Tied-22nd