Tampa Bay TimesIf there was any doubt that Bucs linebacker Kwon Alexander might be sidelined by the illness that limited him in Thursday's practice, that fear is gone, as Alexander is active and playing in Tampa Bay's season opener against the Bears.
Tampa Bay TimesTAMPA — It has been a long wait for the 2017 Bucs season to start, but at 1 p.m. today, a week later than expected, Tampa Bay takes the field to begin pursuit of its first playoff appearance in a decade. Here are things to keep an eye on as the Bucs try to beat the Bears for the second year in a row:RED-ZONE SUCCESS
Tampa Bay TimesTAMPA — "I'm a risk taker."That's what Jameis Winston told Browns rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer last month in a postgame conversation. It was a candid moment that sums up the Bucs' dilemma with their quarterback.
Tampa Bay TimesTAMPA — Bucs coach Dirk Koetter's priority and focus will always be on improving the product on the field, but Sunday he'll also get an update on a personal off-field pet peeve: opposing fans making their presence felt at Raymond James Stadium.
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