Here’s your open thread for today.

Chiefs TE Travis Kelce fined $24,000 for tossing his towel at a referee – SBNation.com
This one was kind of expected.

Terrell Suggs used a brilliant move to force the Browns QB to fumble – SBNation.com
One of the greatest pass rushers of all-time showed off his sack artistry Thursday.

Giants OL Ereck Flowers did not violate the personal conduct policy by shoving an ESPN reporter – SBNation.com
The hulking offensive lineman shoved ESPN reporter Jordan Raanan after Sunday’s loss. But the NFL says it was not a violation of the personal conduct policy.

Cowboys DE Randy Gregory reportedly fails another drug test, ruling him out for a year – SBNation.com
The NFL says it hasn’t been notified about another failed drug test, but if reports are true, Gregory could receive another lengthy suspension.

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon ran all over the Titans, and that’s all that matters now – SBNation.com
Melvin Gordon finally looked like the historically electrifying player he was in college.

Penguins and 6 other animals we’d like to see storm an NFL field – SBNation.com
The only way to boost the NFL’s sagging ratings is to release more wild animals in stadiums throughout America.

The Chiefs were patient with Dee Ford and it’s paying off – SBNation.com
Kansas City’s third-year pass rusher is in the middle of a big breakout.

Buccaneers’ O-Line Gets First Shake-Up
The Buccaneers are preparing for the possible absence of two starting offensive linemen on Sunday, and they’ll have to wait until game day to know if RB Doug Martin can suit up.

Midseason Leaders: Top Defenders
Four-time Pro Bowler Gerald McCoy, second-year linebacker Kwon Alexander and a couple free agency acquisitions have helped Tampa Bay’s defense significantly by making an impact at their respective positions.

How to Watch Buccaneers vs. Bears
Broadcast information for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Week 10 matchup with the Chicago Bears, presented by Bud Light.

SR’s Fab 5: Keep The Faith In Licht And Koetter; Past Personnel Moves Haunt Bucs | Pewter Report
In SR’s Fab 5, Scott Reynolds tells Bucs fans to keep the faith in Dirk Koetter and Jason Licht and says past personnel moves continue to haunt the team.

Availability Still Unclear For A Few Banged-Up Bucs | Pewter Report
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are getting a little healthier at a few positions but RB Doug Martin and C Joe Hawley are still game time decisions Sunday.

Fifth Down With Dotson: Gumbo, The Brady Bunch, And Fix It Jesus | Pewter Report
Pewter Report debuted a new season-long weekend feature this season called Fifth Down, that will showcase some of the Bucs’ players each week.

Bucs RB Doug Martin will be a ‘game-time decision’ – Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
Doug Martin’s return on Sunday will not be a coach’s decision, but rather a medical decision and a player’s decision.

Why Chicago’s D makes Jameis Winston a viable Week 10 option – ESPN Video
Jameis Winston put up huge fantasy numbers in last week’s loss to the Falcons and he faces a tough Bears defense Sunday. Matthew Berry details why the matchup could mean more of a passing attack for Winston and the Bucs.

Bucs’ James making another run from the NFL fringe | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — Mike James has felt the warm glow of the spotlight, the joy of rushing for 158 yards in an NFL game, that feeling of belonging at the sport’s highest level.

Injuries force changes to interior of Bucs offensive line | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — For all the Bucs’ injuries this season, they’ve had the luxury of starting the same five offensive linemen in every game.That will change Sunday.

Reasons why Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota comparisons won’t die anytime soon | Tampa Bay Times
They won the Heisman Trophy in back-to-back seasons. They played against each other in the final game of their collegiate careers and in the first game of their pro football careers. They were the top two selections in the 2015 NFL draft.

As election aftermath shows, hate keeps moving the chains | Tampa Bay Times
On Thursday, Bucs offensive lineman Demar Dotson talked about getting destroyed on social media.

NFL may reduce ads to lure back TV viewers | Tampa Bay Times
NEW YORK — NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday that the league is looking at ways to shorten TV game broadcasts, including trimming advertising, to keep the action moving.


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