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Tampa Bay Buccaneers seek more help for quarterback Jameis Winston at 2018 NFL draft

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  • TAMPA, Fla. (AP) –Jason Licht says one valuable lesson he’s learned in four years of running Tampa Bay’s draft is to trust his instinct.
  • RELATED:What to look for in the 2018 NFL Draft – – Minkah Fitzpatrick and Derwin James are highly regarded prospects Tampa Bay could consider for the seventh pick.
  • If there’s one thing that stood out to Licht in studying film of the Super Bowl champion Eagles in evaluating Allen and Curry for free agency is that a team can never have too many pass rushers and run-stoppers.
  • Winston was the No. 1 overall pick three years ago and had a pair of 4,000-yard seasons passing before taking a step back, largely because injuries, in 2017.
  • Licht hasn’t had much success finding gems in later rounds, however middle linebacker Kwon Alexander has exceeded expectations, going from a fourth-round pick in 2015 to the Pro Bowl in his third season.

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After Twitter backlash, Jeff Garcia won’t announce any Bucs draft picks

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  • The Bucs still don’t have a third-round draft pick this weekend, but if they do trade for one, former Tampa Bay Bucs quarterback Jeff Garcia won’t be the one to announce it.
  • Garcia has apologized and deleted the tweet that got fans upset after tweeting that he had the honor of representing the Bucs in announcing their third-round pick, the Tampa BayTimes pointed out that Tampa Bay had traded away its third-rounder for defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, but that if they traded…
  • The NFL should have told Garcia the Bucs didn’t have a third-round pick, but the league also announced nine other former players for handling rounds in which their teams don’t have picks, and none of them responded by saying they didn’t care about the draft.
  • The picks that they make are not going to affect my life, Garcia wrote on Twitter.
  • Former Bucs defensive back Ronde Barber will announce the team’s second-round pick Friday, and there’s an eclectic lineup Saturday, including a parrot delivering the pick to the pirate ship at Raymond James Stadium and the defending girls flag football state champions from Plant and Robinson high schools.

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Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan makes offer for Wembley Stadium

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  • LONDON Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan has made an offer to buy Wembley Stadium from the English Football Association, increasing the prospect of an NFL franchise in London.
  • Wembley has staged regular-season NFL games since 2007 and the Jaguars started playing at the stadium in 2013 the year Khan bought London soccer club Fulham.
  • Khan offered about 600 million pounds ($840 million) for the national soccer stadium, which would continue to host England national team games.
  • If my ownership interests were to include Wembley Stadium, it would protect the Jaguars position in London at a time when other NFL teams are understandably becoming more interested in this great city.
  • Khan said a takeover of Wembley would have no impact on Craven Cottage, which is his soccer teams current home in the Fulham district of west London by the River Thames.

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Family: Delta tied woman with disability to wheelchair

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  • ATLANTA (AP) – A woman with multiple sclerosis says Delta Air Lines employees tied her to a wheelchair with a blanket when they didnt have a chair that could accommodate her disability, and her son says a supervisor cursed at her as she wept.
  • Maria SaliagastellsWSB-TV that Delta usually provides a wheelchair with straps because she cant sit up on her own.
  • He tweeted a photo of his mother and tagged Delta and several local journalists.
  • Delta spokesman Anthony Black says the company regrets the perception our service has left on these customers.
  • The company offered the family 20,000 SkyMiles, but they want changes in the disability policy.

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NFL DRAFT: Opening round tonight

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  • Anyone who thinks the draft pundits and even some team general managers have no clue what will happen in Thursdays opening round of the draft should talk to the guys likely to get selected early.
  • If you dont think Im right for your team, dont draft me.
  • After they tossed footballs Wednesday with youngsters and participated in some modified drills with the kids as part of the NFLs Play Football Clinic, many of the players projected as top 10 picks assessed what might happen at ATT Stadium.
  • I try to keep a level head and not think about it, said Chubb, who then admitted it would be huge if he went fourth to Cleveland and was paired up front with last years top overall pick, Myles Garrett.
  • Having Keenum aboard doesnt rule out GM John Elway – the first pick in the renowned 1983 draft that had six first-round QBs, three making the Hall of Fame – going for a signal caller.

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