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9-7, 2nd in NFC South

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs running back Doug Martin looked particularly strong in OTAs this week. Here he is going through some drills on Thursday.

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Fitzpatrick shows how to do a Rubik's Cube (2:30)

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs running back Doug Martin thanked general manager Jason Licht, head coach Dirk Koetter, teammates and fans for sticking by him when he entered a drug rehabilitation program. Martin said there have been no discussions about restructuring his contract.

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Bucs, Eagles and Browns among most improved teams (2:33)

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Safety Justin Evans has officially signed his rookie contract with the Bucs. All that remains to be signed is third-rounder Chris Godwin.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Today's Bucs practice set list was very pre-2011 and included 50 Cent's "Disco Inferno," Ace Hood's "Hustle Hard," DMX's "Where the Hood At?," Tupac's "Changes," Kanye West's "Amazing," Lil' Wayne's "Go DJ" and "6 Foot 7 Foot." Also had the Jackson Five's "ABC."

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Today's Bucs practice set list included 50 Cent's "Disco Inferno," Ace Hood's "Hustle Hard," DMX's "Where the Hood At?," Tupac's "Changes," Kanye West's "Amazing," Lil' Wayne's "Go DJ" and "6 Foot 7 Foot." It also had the Jackson Five's "ABC."

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Both Vernon Hargreaves and Adarius Glanton had interceptions in practice today for the Bucs. Hargreaves also had a pick yesterday. "We challenged him to take the ball away more this year," head coach Dirk Koetter said of Hargreaves. "He's done that in his first couple of days here."

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Bucs coach sorry for team's trolling of Falcons

A tweet sent from the Buccaneers' official team account that mockingly referenced the Falcons' blown lead in Super Bowl LI prompted coach Dirk Koetter to issue a public apology on Thursday.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs running back Doug Martin called going to rehab a "journey of self-development...I definitely turned a negative into a positive, and I'm out here, and I'm definitely a stronger person because of it."

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Back to regulation uprights at Bucs OTAs today. Roberto Aguayo made at least four kicks. Tough to tell with the fifth. Nick Folk was 5-for-5 right down the pipe.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs defensive ends Noah Spence and Deondre Barnett aren't taking part in on-field drills, but both players are working on hand usage and simulating pass rush moves together on the sideline.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Really nice catch across his body just now for Bucs wide receiver Chris Godwin from Jameis Winston. Godwin drew lots of applause from teammates. Dirk Koetter has been very complimentary of him.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Chris Baker is, in fact, out on the practice field today for the Bucs. He wasn't on the field at one point during practice but he's back now.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs defensive end George Johnson is coming off the field right now with the training staff. He's walking very gingerly. They were working in him quite a bit. He suffered a hip fracture last year. Has been getting work in with the first-team defense.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Evans still isn't practicing today for the Bucs. Also no sign of DeSean Jackson.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Linebacker Lavonte David and cornerback Vernon Hargreaves are among those returning punts at today's Bucs OTA practice.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Several defensive linemen not practicing for today's Bucs OTA: Robert Ayers, Ryan Russell, Noah Spence. William Gholston is back but no sign of Chris Baker.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

It's official: Bucs and Jaguars are having joint training camp practices again this year -- Monday, Aug. 14 and Tuesday, Aug. 15 in Jacksonville. Both practices will be open to the public.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are adding Eric Nzeocha as part of the new International Player Pathway program. He's from Germany and played at the University of Wyoming, where he played tight end and later middle linebacker. Teams from the NFC South will each be given an exemption for an eleventh practice squad member – ineligible to be activated during the season.

Team Stats

Passing Yards245.416th
Rushing Yards101.024th
Points For22.0Tied-18th
Points Against23.115th

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